First Weekend of Yoga Teacher Training
Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great weekend. It is definitely feeling like Fall here in New Hampshire, and my weekend was filled with Yoga, some food, a Fall walk with the hubs, Yoga, and more Yoga. This was the first weekend of Yoga Teacher Training at 3 Bridges Yoga and it was amazing. The training began on Friday and went until Sunday afternoon. Starting anything new (along with meeting a whole group of new individuals) can be intimidating but after our first Asana practice on Friday night, I knew I was in the right place.
We discussed foundations of Yoga, beginning sequencing, meditation, anatomy, intentions, and so much more! We even began practice teaching. Each one of us shared our journey to get to this place and really opened up to the group. For me when we began sharing our experiences, that is when I had the most profound shift. I couldn't believe how incredible each story and each individual was. I feel so lucky to be in this group of amazing people.
Before teacher training began we were asked to read How Yoga Works by Michael Roach. It is not the type of book you think about filled with anatomy and alignment, rather it is a story that is told through the eyes of a young woman and how Yoga has the power to heal and transform. One of the themes that resonated with me the most was the belief that to practice Yoga, and for Yoga to REALLY work you have to do it for something bigger than yourself. There is a quote from the book reads:
"If we do something just to help ourselves, it will never work. You can never really put effort into a thing if it's only for yourself. It has to be for something bigger"
It is with this mindset that I start the week off and am focusing my practice on something bigger than myself.