Yoga Teacher Training Journeys

Why I am doing this course – Perspective of a Yoga Teacher Trainee

April 29th, 2016 Posted in BEFORE Yoga Teacher Training, Why enrol in Yoga Teacher Training?, Yoga Teacher Perspectives, Yoga Teacher Trainee Perspectives

The main reason I am doing this course is simply because I love practicing yoga and wanted to gain a better understanding of it; the correct way to do the asana’s, how the body works in relation to yoga, the history and philosophy, and understanding meditation.  The goal is to then be able to incorporate it more into my daily life.

I have been practicing yoga for about three years.  I first began for two reasons.  The first, was that I had developed severe pain in my knee as the result of running for years and I was sick of going to physiotherapy, so my doctor suggested more stretching might help.  The second; I was stressed and overworked and I thought yoga might help me to chill out a bit.  It turned out that not only did it help my knee problem tremendously, it ended up being the perfect antidote to my stressful working and personal life.  I fell in love with it.  I was only managing to fit in about two sessions per week and I was keen to really get into it a whole lot more if I had the chance – which I am now doing.

I planned on doing this course primarily to gain a greater understanding of the asana’s and also hopefully some meditation.  I’d tried to introduce some meditation into my life in the past, but only able to learn through books and really felt I had no idea what I was doing, so was keen to find a course that incorporated meditation into the yoga practice.

I don’t have any plans at this stage to actually become a working yoga teacher, but who knows what may happen in the future.  I just love yoga – the way it makes me feel, the way it changes my whole outlook on the world, on my day-to-day approach.  I still love my day job and enjoy my life, and to be honest, I’m not really looking for a new spiritual path at this stage.  However, I am thoroughly enjoying learning about the philosophical background and approaches to yoga and meditation, understanding the related anatomy and physiology, and just really understanding how to do the asana’s in more depth.  I’m looking forward to this course helping me to develop yoga as a more integrated part of my daily life.

Jodie C.
Graduate – Byron Yoga Centre Teacher Training – Sept. 08.

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