Summarizing the teachings I've learned from the Teacher Training Course in a brief blog post is nearly impossible, as we've had countless hours of instruction and training and homework in the past month.
Yet, the idea that came to mind to share was a fundamental learning that Yoga is more than an exercise class.
In the West, we equate yoga with a class of postures (asanas) that are promoted to have healing properties - and they do having healing properties, when done consistently and properly over time.
There is so much more to yoga though, than asanas as exercise. The postures are also intertwined with a spiritual path.
We have thoroughly studied and practiced the basic asanas, plus have had exposure and attempts at advanced postures. We've done a pregnancy class and a children's class and chair yoga for modified poses. We've team taught each posture individually and taught full yoga classes - one for beginners and one All Level. We've learned the benefits of each pose and the contraindications for those needing to avoid or modify certain poses.
The experiences of leading 1hour 30 minute classes were daunting and yet exhilarating for me! I am excited about continuing the yoga teaching journey, and yet I know there is so much more to learn.
Yoga is a lifestyle, and taking the TTC has strengthened my own yoga practice through self discipline and awareness of the nature of mind, body and spirit. My foundation from the month immersion has prepared me to continue on the path of yoga for myself and teaching others.
With a big test on Tuesday, and barely a free minute, I hope you will understand and support my need to be brief this week. I'm hanging in there, and by God's grace I will pass - even though I can't imagine how I will possibly know all that we've been taught for an exam. The sanskrit terms alone are overwhelming - yet I KNOW somehow, that I will pass.
I also know that I've grown and evolved and experienced very profound teachings, given by incredibly knowledgeable, loving and dedicated teachers. The TTC has been a formidable life challenge, and I'm so grateful that I have taken up that challenge.
Back to class and then studying!
Sending You Love from the Bahamas,🌞
Thank you for taking this journey with me!
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