I am always full of crazy ideas. My latest might not be so crazy.
My first year with Yoga was good. I learned a lot, followed the journey without expectation, and had plenty of breakthroughs. Lots of physical breakthroughs. I’m stronger than I have ever been, have improved my balance many times over, and can move in ways I never thought possible. (Exhibit A). There is mental growth too, although this has come slower for me. I view this area as how we choose to meet challenges. Change how you meet challenges on the mat, and this changes how you meet challenges in the world.
I had always thought that teaching Yoga might be something that I want to do some day. And I thought that when I am able to return to academics, teaching Yoga would be a nice parallel activity. Two different outlets for teaching.
So, a few weeks ago, I went through the weekend teacher training at our studio here in Seattle. This was a great experience, but it was too short. This class mostly left me wanting more. More time to practice, more time to learn. This was also a good way to re-up my commitment to the Yoga practice, I’ve made it to class 10 out of the last 12 days (assuming I don’t forget to go at 4:30 today).
Follow this path a little further, and I’ve sent in my application for the Baptiste level 1 teacher training in Mexico. Details on what exactly goes on there are not readily available, this is a good thing. Everyone that I know who has been says that it is an amazing experience.
What is even more exciting? Cortny has decided to apply for the teacher training as well. Hopefully, we will both get accepted and go through this together. She isn’t sure about teaching, but this is the first step both in teaching and deciding if you want to teach.
We found out about acceptance within two weeks. Will keep you updated.