Still In Love With Yoga After All These Years
It’s just a few days until I share the first yoga teacher training program of 2022, and I’m so excited!
Sometimes I wonder about my enthusiasm because this will be, I think, my 49th teacher training.
One might think that after all this time my excitement might fade. The thing is, I’m still as excited today as I was to share my first training.
One reason I can stay so enthusiastic is that the course is never the same. I’m constantly updating, editing, adding new elements, and evolving the program, materials, and methods of delivery (hello Zoom!)
I’m still learning so much as a yoga student and teacher and that, of course, influences how I conduct my trainings.
My teaching has changed with a deeper knowledge of anatomy and movement, teaching skills, philosophy, and the history of yoga, both the good and the not-so-good.
Over the past few years, I’ve learned a lot about how we, as in the whole yoga community, can evolve together with yoga to create greater inclusion and accessibility, and how our practice can be a force for good in the world.
One of the influences on my teaching these days comes from how my own body has changed, and how I see others like me – aging, injured, or living with disability – needing greater accessibility, more choice, and a safer and more joyful space in yoga.
I’ve been exploring this not only from my own practice and experience in living with chronic illness, but what I’ve learned from all the beautifully unique yogis that I’ve had the honour to learn with over the years.
This leads me to the biggest reason I am still so delighted to still be teaching after all these years – the wonderful, wise, inquisitive, unique, passionate yogis that I get to learn with!
Thank you, to the yogis past present and future, for bringing your own excitement and enthusiasm, you make my ‘job’ so much more than a vocation, but a big, wonderful life full of learning, love, and light. Couldn’t do it without you.