I want to open with an apology for being away so long. I have been very busy expanding my mind and the journey has just begun.
I was given an opportunity to study to become a registered yoga instructor and learn from wonderful instructors, Rachel Wilson and crew, from the Om My Yoga Academy. My training started last October and I graduated in March, RYT-200. This was, by far, the most enlightening and wonderful training experience I have had to date. If any of you are considering teacher training, I would recommend you check them out.
I have known for years that I wanted to study yoga but in my mind it was a form of exercise. It was all about poses and flexibility. Wow, was I wrong. Yoga is about so much more. Most importantly it is about love. Love for yourself and for each of your students. It is about putting love into every part of your life, your day, each moment. Poses, flexibility, and exercise are all just small pieces of a much bigger picture.
I could write a book on all the things I learned that had nothing to do with poses and the learning isn’t over. What comes to mind for this post is simply–connection–connection to ourselves (body, mind, and soul), connection to others, and connection to a higher power.
Through this training I have learned so much about myself and my purpose here on earth. I have made new friends and gained new skills. I hope to have the opportunity to share what I have learned with you in future posts. “Yoga as it relates to life” may come up often.
For now, I will leave you with a picture of the graduating class of the Om My Yoga Academy class of March 2014! Namaste!