I should start this post by saying that I almost didn’t do a yoga teacher training, anywhere.
In fact, I was a most unlikely candidate for a yoga teacher training. I was a thirty-something mom of two young kids, with a full time career, still finding myself sweating at the three times weekly practice I was doing at the gym, not the studio, (and rumor had it studio practice was even tougher than gym classes) and I had no intention of teaching yoga. I was about 30 pounds overweight, had never been a vegetarian, and when I left my first class at Santosha (with one of the toughest teachers I later came to learn), I was literally in tears. Plus it was a big investment, since I didn’t plan on teaching yoga at all.
Dina Lang, ERYT 500 and leader of the training, and the Santosha community filled a space in my life that was sorely unfulfilled. I am more balanced. I am happier and healthier, and I have more knowledge about why the yoga practice attracted me in the first place. I learned what my body can do, and I learned how to accept (most times!) what my body just won’t do. I learned how to be kinder. I learned how to listen to and understand the world in ways I didn’t know were possible. I made friends with like-minded people.
Also she doesn’t like it when you’re late, so just don’t be late.
I teach yoga now, and I have observed that my training has prepared me far beyond what others have received in their 200 hour experience. I’ve tried my best to capture the experience but frankly, words can’t describe it justly.
The truth is, it will be a little different for everyone, but for those who decide to commit to the experience, it will be one you will not forget.
The next Information Session is Tues. Aug. 25th at 7:00 p.m.