Three and a half years ago I started a new blog, Yoga Emergence*. I had just begun a 200 hour yoga teacher training program at Sun & Moon Yoga Studio in northern Virginia, and wanted a log to record and reflect on my journey towards becoming a teacher. Now, over three years later, I have taken another major step in this journey by enrolling in a second teacher training program, also at Sun & Moon, that will (hopefully) one day lead to a 500-hour certification.
In some ways, I find it hard to believe that I have already been teaching for almost three years, but it's true: my first class was offered in late March of 2011,
and I have been teaching more or less continuously since then. It was
only yesterday, when I attended my first teacher training session of
this new program, that I began to see how much I've grown and learned in
these three years of teaching -- and how much I still have to learn.
Some of my instructors in the teacher
training program joke that even though they finished the 500-hour or
700-hour certification some time ago, they are currently embarked on the
5000-hour or 7000-hour training program. It's a good point, since there
always seems to be more one can learn, and you're never really "done"
with your training. No matter how much we teach, we will always be yoga
In other news, I am now offering an
"All-Levels" yoga class at the Sun & Moon Arlington studio at 11am
on Friday mornings. Drop-ins are welcome! You can find more info about the class here.
*Note: Yoga Monday is a regular column on Complexity Simplified. Posts are published on the first Monday of each month. This post is cross-posted on my other blog, Yoga Emergence, where you can find even more about yoga.