Today I write as an officially certified yoga instructor. Yes, I passed all my tests and at the end still felt how much I love it, so that is a positive sign. I thought back to the first seed of an idea last summer in Gillams when I realized I was going to hurt someone if I kept teaching yoga without real knowledge about what I was doing. I thought it would be fun to spend some time focused on it. I had no idea! The program at Yoga Sutra is very intense - physically, mentally, spiritually. And it should be! I learned so much but mostly I learned that there is a lifetime of learning ahead. I like that feeling.
When the last person finished her 20 minutes of teaching (each of us had to teach for 20 minutes as our final practical exam), we all just looked at each other - happy or sad? It wasn't clear. The intensity of the program created an intimacy among our group that is unlike any other I have experienced. As much I am happy to be able to spend time with my family on weekends now, I am sad that there will not be any reason to stay together with this group of people - all of them smart, funny, insightful. And now, all of them yoga teachers!
I have a couple of possibilities for teaching classes and I am teaching a couple of private clients, but if anyone wishes to have private yoga instruction in their home, please let me know. I am available! Nice recession-style introductory prices too.