I thought I would quickly scribble down some of my thoughts of late on this yoga teacher training graduate journey – I can’t believe it’s almost been an entire year since graduating as a yoga teacher! It’s been a crazy mad year. In fact, this time last year I was slap bang in the middle of my yoga teacher training – feeling all weird and “what now?!” and wondering if I was destined to move to a mountainside to live with a bunch of goats. (That thought seriously did cross my mind. Yoga is a very powerful and weird thing when you dive so deeply into it, trust me.)
I will definitely do more of a reflective post come March 29 (the day we graduated!) but I feel I’m on the right track. In lass than a full year, I’ve taught yoga brunches, beginners courses, advanced yoga courses, covered classes in the city, covered classes in yoga studios, my yoga content has been featured on big yoga sites, I’ve taught open classes at fancy yoga clothing stores, I’ve assisted in yoga classes of more than 100 people, I’ve taught kids yoga, I’ve created a kids yoga game (more details to follow), I’ve set up three of my own regular classes, I’ve created Christmas classes, I’ve had my yoga greeting cards stocked in various yoga studios (including in California!), I’ve connected with amazing yogis, and I’ve hosted my first yoga retreat. My journey as a yoga teacher, I know has only really just begun and I’ve really only just begun to scratch the potential that there is out there for me to explore, but for the first 11 months, I’d say I’ve done ok.
There is another quite honest amendment to be attached to this post, but I think I will save it for a full blog post, when I have the time, because it’s important that I put it out in a way that makes sense and is eloquent – but it’s my reflections on the first year of teaching, what I have learnt, how I have grown and an open letter of apology to yoga teachers everywhere.
Stay tuned, but until then, I’ve got a class to teach! xo
Oh, PS – I’ve signed myself up to run a marathon, hence the title.