What yoga training meant to me...

 

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Almost a year ago I began my journey to becoming a yoga teacher. It started as something to add to my repertoire as a high school dance teacher as well as a way to get stronger after my third (!!) knee surgery. Little did I know that this practice of yoga would truly change my life, offering more opportunity and gratitude than I could have ever imagined.

Leading yoga in Central Park for Ladies NYC.

Leading yoga in Central Park for Ladies NYC.

With yoga I began to find ways to work with my breath, finding stillness in my movements. Ironic yes? However, if one knew me before I stepped into the room with my fellow Sacred Brooklyn trainees it would have been clear to see that all I ever did was move. From my body to my eyes to my mouth, I was always moving. With yoga, I found ways to still my mind and in turn still my body (even if for only a few seconds).

This changed my whole way of being! As a high school teacher I am always on the go. Add to that I teach dance, and I'm never truly finding stillness. But within just a week of starting training I found my breath come easier; I found my patience a bit higher; I found myself smiling more. My students noticed and asked what had happened! And then I led them in a yoga practice. Within 45 minutes I saw a change and they felt a change. Yoga had changed me; it changed them; it changed us.

Now I find myself leading yoga in studios, in pop up shops, and still in my classroom. It has become a way for me to calm my mind, my body, my breath in a city that is always moving. It has become my comfort and my medicine.

Now it's your turn... I would love to know what yoga has done for you. Perhaps you are considering the path of becoming a yoga teacher? If so, I invite you to join me March 18th at 2pm for an informational session at Sacred Brooklyn in Bed Stuy. We will have a 45 minute practice and then time to chat about my experience and any questions you have. It's totally free; preregister here.

Power Rangers preparing for practical assessment.

Power Rangers preparing for practical assessment.

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