This weekend we begin. Eighteen beautiful souls gathered with our teacher, Melissa Scott, to begin the journey to our 200 hour RYT. It’s about far more than becoming a registered yoga teacher though and the more will unfold as the months progress.
This weekend is about grounding, beginning, laying a foundation for the work ahead. We have started to mesh as a class and started to get to know one another through a series of exercises and sharing our stories. The time together is sacred and we hold a scared space together as we learn and practice. The lectures have focused on the history and philosophy of yoga. I love the connections I am making with my own background and education, not just in yoga practice, but more broadly. Everything fits together in ways that I could not have imagined I would see.
Melissa’s style of yoga (Core Strength Vinyasa) is different than what I normally practice. I have been challenged by the practice and see where I will practice in the coming month and months. I will have to practice compassion and patience with myself through this practice as I become accustomed to it.
We have another full day tomorrow so I need some sleep.