It is funny how even now As an adult, i feel the same way starting this training as I felt when I was a teenager on a go back to school day.
I look at the other people, trying to figure out which one will become my friends, not sure how to introduce myself or what to tell them.
Tamal is the sweetest guy and an amazing teacher. This guy could easily be an actor. He knows how to entertain a crowd. I was interested by everything he said, including philosophy which was definitely not my cup of tea back in the days.
The first evening went by quite fast, we just introduced ourselves, he gave us books and a mala, explained what was expected from us. I thought we would practice yoga but we didn’t.
I like how we start the classes, holding hands, breathing and chanting OM, and then giving hugs.
The good news is we will have to take some classes from other teachers, and write observations about the way they teach. It’s interesting. They are so many amazing yoga teachers in this town, that it will be a great source of inspiration.
The bad news is we do have homeworks!!! Well not so bad tho, they are quite easy and ineresting, so far. And as my training takes place in LA, i do my homeworks on the beach, and this is priceless!!
So far so good! Stay tuned
Who said you were old at 40? My life is actually starting now. I mean, i did a lot of stuff before,: i had a kid, went to College, graduated in business Law, traveled the world… But something was missing.
Four years ago, my good friend Isabel dragged me to a yoga class and I immediately felt the benefits of it.
At that time I was struggling because my beloved aunt had just been diagnosed with pancreas cancer, and I loved her so much I couldn’t face the fact that I might lose her.
So yoga came in my life just like a benediction.
And here I am now, 4 years later. My aunt is gone, but I’ve found peace. So, I’ve decided to deepen my practice by doing a teacher training.
I chose to follow Tamal Dodge program, I took a few classes with him when he was teaching at Yoga Collective in Venice, Ca, (www.yogacollective.com) and I loved it. He teaches a dynamic kind of yoga: Power vinyasa. He learned from the best and is a great teacher himself. He grew up in an Ashram in Hawaï, so yoga has always been part of his life. I’m really looking forward to it.
When I woke up this morning i opened my computer just to see that I won a yoga challenge on Instagram, it’s nothing important, really, but I took it as a sign: i’m on the right path.
Clock is ticking now, the training starts in 8 hours.
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