פורסם ב 01.09.2014 על ידי admin
After practicing yoga for many years, I decided it was time to deepen my practice and expand my knowledge. I wanted to share the gifts yoga has given me with others, so I enrolled in the 2014 Yoga Teacher Training course at Lotus.
As I looked at the 16 faces of the women I would be spending a great deal of time with overthe coming year, many thoughts were running through my mind: who are each of these girls;how did they find their way here; and how will we learn from each other?
We introduced ourselves and after just a few stories the commonalities began to pour out of each of us:yoga is the one thing in our lives we do for ourselves. Many had turned to yoga for some sort of healing; some described it as "findingbalance". Some came to yoga to reduce physical or emotional pain and many of us for a little bit of all of these. But most importantly, each of us turned to yoga for us and made it an essential part of our routine – our time for self-care. Yoga is part of who we are, part of what keeps us going on this winding path of life. As our teacher, Simone Nitzan, profoundly stated during our first meeting, "we are all here because we are searching for something."
In our year-long course, we are not only studying the physical aspects of yoga asana, anatomy and physiology, but also the philosophy and history of the practice, as well asSanskrit, Ayurveda, and meditation.As part of our journey, we will be traveling this October to Mysore, India, the birthplace of Ashtanga yoga. For two weeks, we will be immersed in yoga asana, meditation and pranayama, surrounded by teachers who live and breathe the life of yoga.
I look forward to spending more time with these interesting women, who have come here to expand spiritually, mentally and physically as part of their yoga practice.I hope to see many of us go on to share our gifts with others, as yoga teachers.
In the meanwhile, I can't wait to keep searching!
This post was contributed by Jamie Faye