Monday, September 19, 2011

Deepening My Yoga Practice


Apropos of fall, I’m heading back to school. I’ve enrolled in the nine week, 200-hour yoga teacher training course at Tranquil Space (TS). While it’s a big commitment of time and energy over the next several months, nearly every weekend between October 1 and mid-December, I’m super excited.
I completed TS’ 33-hour, Level One training over the Martin Luther King Holiday weekend last year. As with my everyday yoga practice, I set an intention at the beginning of the training. John Friend's Anusara Teacher Training Manual influenced my three part aim:
    • Serve each *student* and help them unveil their innate goodness, worthiness and supreme nature
    • Celebrate beauty and the divine in all its diversity
    • Align with the flow of grace. 
While I am not teaching now, these principles guide my life off the mat. Some days are more challenging than others. I’m at times the steadily balanced yogini and at other times I wobble. 
Nonetheless, I face each day with an open heart seeking to hold space and reflect the other’s light.
My present intention is to build on my personal practice and witness the transformative power of yoga. Ultimately, uplifting others and myself. 
Photo: The inspirational-to-me image taped to the cover of my TT1 journal is the model/yogini/entrepreneur Christie Turlington from a Vogue magazine shoot. {My heart leaps, such an amazing photo!}

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