One year ago today I graduated the 350hr certified teacher training through Yoga Rhythms. Over one year ago today, a lost lost soul called a number recommended by a friend. A lovely voice answers and after a brief chat this lady ends this conversation with ‘if it is meant to be, it will be.’
‘I will make this happen, kind stranger’ I thought to myself. Little did I know what I had gotten myself into, little did I know how absolutely life changing this course was going to be... for me. The things that shifted and aligned so that I could attend was amazing.
So, I barley told anyone and off I went on and off for months spending long weekends, weeks, doing retreats, loads of travelling in Byron Bay and Caboolture. I wasn’t doing this course to become a yoga teacher, I told everyone that, the teachers, the few I informed what I was doing and other pupils. I didn’t really know what or why I was there at the time, just for the knowledge I spose.
I turn up to the first day of training, and after the first weekend I tell you what for anyone that knew me before my training, these yogis were in touch with their emotions and they cried a lot, they touched arms when they talked and hugged each other all the time. What have I done, I thought to myself. Lets just say a lot of things changed for me during this training, all I know is that before it, I could barely hug people, I didn’t know how to deal with my emotions very well, I was pretty sarcastic, blunt person, and I sure as hell barely cried.
I would be lying if I said it was easy, taking an inward journey and realising the good and bad qualities one has, it can be quite a daunting experience and very challenging physically and emotionally with some days including 6 hours of yoga. There definitely were moments I wanted to quit, especially when I failed my first practical exam! But the knowledge, confidence, strength I obtained, the amazing people I met and the laughs we all had, mantras sung. I'm not sure where or what I would be doing right now if I hadn’t had done it, but I definitely know I wouldn’t want to be doing anything else.
O and, I still get lost, all the time, but I learnt to love myself a little bit more, I found a part of myself, I learnt when my ego is speaking to me instead of my heart, I learnt I know the answers if I quieten my mind enough, I learnt so many incredible life practices.
I recommend Yoga Rhythms to anyone and everyone a massive massive thank you to Jo Moore, loads of love. (for this and for having me while we studied with Steph, that's a different story though.) And of course to Laura and Sharon