What happens when you get everything you thought you ever wanted?
You know you finally start working for yourself, a dream you’d had for so long and worked so hard to come to fruition.
You are surrounded by the most incredible people.
You’ve accomplished goal after goal.
And after hitting all those milestones (and probably not taking a moment to pause and celebrate any of them, especially if you are like me).
You might feel dissatisfied.
What was the point? Was it all worth it? What was I racing for? What was all the pressure and expectation I put on myself to “arrive” at this point.
If you haven’t read my last two recaps post yoga teacher training you can find them here and here. Today I am diving deeper into actually teaching post yoga training and setting up my own studio space. So if you dream of becoming a yoga teacher, opening your own studio or perhaps are just super nosy you are going to love today’s blog post.
If you missed the first recap of my Yoga Teacher Training you can find the recap here it runs through the entire Yoga experience, who I trained with, how I prepped, the highs, the lows, what I think you need to know and how to prepare for your own experience. Safe to say it’s choc full of insights. But the conversation was barely scratching the surface, I knew I wanted to dive deeper into this conversation so I am so excited for the next instalment of this recap outlined below.
It’s safe to say I sat down for 40mins (pomodoro style) and the words literally flowed out of me. So here we are diving deeper into the spiritual lessons and mainly the big differences I noticed in myself post teacher training.
Over 4,000 words written so far and it’s safe to say there is still another blog post in me. Next I want to speak more about how I have gone with the teaching part of yoga post teacher training. And that’s a crazy fun, full of lessons journey within itself. But for right now, let’s dive in!
An eye rolling-annoyingly smug cliche she says “it’s safe to say I am a new person from completing my yoga teacher training.” #shityogissay
It’s safe to say my feet, and head are still coming back down to earth.
I always knew I would complete my yoga teacher training. I am a life long learner and love placing myself in immersive experiences. I never thought I would do my training to become a teacher, but purely for my own joy. If only I knew …
For a couple of years it hung out on my goals list, somewhere in the future. It started out as a 10 year goal, to 5 year goal and then when the opportunity arose I knew it was a ‘this year’ goal.
I knew I wanted to be immersed in the learning experience and go overseas for a portion of my training. So when a one month immersion with one week in Bali popped up in my newsfeed I knew it was a HELL YES from me.
I still remember the first time I was finally dragged along to do yoga with my mother. I was in my second year of university and experiencing crippling levels of anxiety. After struggling for far too long, my mother exclaimed, “that’s it, you are coming to yoga with me, you need to relax.”
I was adamant I wasn’t going to enjoy it. It would be too slow, far too boring, and I wouldn’t get anything from it. And then I tried it. I practiced yoga in a small dark room with 8 other women at times with a yoga teacher I loved. And then week after week I looked forward to that experience. I would drive home and have the best sleep of the week.
Slowly, I totally got my ass handed to me when we did a flow vinyasa that left me sweating before the heaters were even turned on. That was it, I was hooked and I have been practicing yoga ever since.