Saturday, January 24, 2009

soon to be latest & greatest yoga teachers of lexington

"As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others."
~Bill Gates

We just finished our second weekend of yoga teacher training at the studio. Wowsers (yes I said it). They are amazing. I know I use that word fairly often here. But they really really are amazing.

All of them.

I've been wanting to write about our training group for the last two weeks. The moving out of a studio and into a new one sorta got in the way of that, so here I am two weeks later.

First off, our weekends are long and they are intense. Between practicing, practice teaching & adjusting, we're talking almost six hours of kick your asana over the course of two days. When we're not practicing we're sitting on the floor. Talking philosophy, anatomy, ethics, techniques, methodology and more.

Not on couches.
Not on chairs.
Not on those beanbag things.
We're talking a blanket. Or a meditation cushion for the lucky ones.
Have you ever sat on the floor for almost seven hours over the course of two days?
It's not easy.

And you know what? They do nearly all of it with a smile on their face. Really. I'm amazed by their eagerness to learn and teach. They are funny, insightful, inquisitive, thoughtful, compassionate, and so much more.

Do you know how much I love hearing,
"I just learned something new about myself."
"That's so interesting. I never thought of it that way."
"I just had an 'aha' moment."

And I feel like I learned just as much as they did this weekend. Leading a yoga teacher training is not something I take lightly. It's a BIG job, a BIG role. So I make every effort to bring my best. And it thrills me that this group is matching that by bringing their very best.

Yes, a really great group of yogis. I'm already in awe of them and feel so privileged to share this journey. I have no idea how I was chosen to be the lucky one standing before them, sharing what I love. No clue. I just know I want to continue doing.....whatever it is.

A HUGE thanks to all you teacher trainees. So looking forward to the next six months.


Anonymous said...

Thank YOU for making it so great! Reading this it suddenly hit me, "I'm gonna be a yoga teacher!" It's wonderful and exciting and scary and a ton of other adjectives all at the same time. It makes me feel wonderful just thinking about it. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Brian Reeder said...

Hey Sharon;
You are such a special teacher! You make it great, go by quickly and easily. I too, like Beth said in her post, had that moment when it hit me sunday, "Wow, I am going to be a teacher!" It felt really great. I am loving the classes and really looking forward to the next six months,...and beyond! Thank you so much!