My Teacher Training Journey at ONE Yoga
When I decided to take the journey to become a yoga teacher, I knew there was only one place I would explore. Not only by the reputation of the studio but by a feeling I had within me. A few months before I started teacher training I walked through the doors of ONE Yoga for the first time for an inversion workshop. I felt welcomed from the moment I walked in and the workshop was better than I expected. Not only is the studio beautiful, the entire atmosphere and everyone there made me want to come back.
When I started teacher training I thought I would learn how to teach a flow and the correct alignment for postures. Yes, that was true I did learn that, but I learned way more. I learned about history, spirituality, how to take yoga off the mat and into my everyday life and so much more. Even after the first couple weeks I found myself looking at the world very differently. I heard the birds with new ears, I saw the flowers and the sky with much more open eyes. The energy of everything around me was buzzing louder than I have ever noticed.
Each week we had a different lecture, and after each one I felt grateful to have been able to experience and learn the gift of what the teacher have given to me. Within the walls of ONE Yoga I experienced and felt things I never thought or even dreamed of experiencing. Many things I never knew existed.
I’m not going to lie, the 14-week 200-hour training was pretty intense. I went through every emotion, happiness, anxiety, joy, stress, exhaustion and I have never cried that much in my adult life. It was intense but 100% worth it. After graduation it was difficult knowing I would no longer be with my new family as much as I had been and I still miss it. We all had grown so much together and experienced so many things together, it was sad for it to be over.
Now as I teach classes I incorporate as much as I have learned, not just from the flow aspect but even little gestures, which always makes me smile. I have been given a gift and am anxious to share it.
To me yoga is my way of life, more than the fun inversions and arm balances, but how I breathe and share my life with others. Thank you ONE Yoga for guiding me.