“Yoga does not remove us from the reality or responsibilities of everyday life but rather places our feet firmly and resolutely in the practical ground of experience. We don’t transcend our lives; we return to the life we left behind in the hopes of something better.” ~ Donna Farhi
The time has come to ravish my yogi self! I’m excited! 18 hours of yogi lovin’ this weekend (starting tonight at 6:30 and ending 2 pm on Sunday)! My journey ahead (RYS200) will be long and challenging (ending in May), but I’m takin’ my new, pink Manduka yoga mat by the straps, slinging it over my shoulder, and singing the tunes of a once lost girl, having now found my true self through yoga. I’m in heaven! Am I nervous? Of course because I’ve spend most of my mat time alone, half moonin’ it solo in my living room with Prince, my doga pup, BUT my mat’s smoothed out, ready to go, and my body is ready to rock it teacher style (with 13 other yoga companions that will be along for the ride). I’ll miss Bryan Kest; although, I’m pretty darn excited because I’ll be poppin’ into one of his workshops next month! Vacationing in Florida (Disney World! Yaaay!!) has its perks, especially when Bryan Kest is hittin’ up the area, too!! Such great timing!!
3 textbooks is how many I’ve got!! Count ‘em! BAM! Well, THAT was the sound they (i.e. my books) made when I picked ‘em up, browsed through ‘em, and then quickly dropped ‘em, overwhelmed with the info at hand. Lots to absorb! Here’s a bit from my yoga school (Yep, pretty cool I gotta yoga school right around the corner!):
The certification is recognized worldwide and will give you much more than a
certificate. It will be a transformative, individually focused journey shared with others.
We are all on our own path, but that path leads us to the same place.
Training Topics Include:
Yoga Anatomy & Physiology
Philosophy, Lifestyle & Ethics
Yoga For Seniors & Back Problems
Basics of Ayurveda
Yoga Business & Marketing
Aaaand after all this, I plan to complete RYS500, which is a year long yoga therapy program!! As you can see, I have lots of yoga schooling in my future (about 2 years worth), but how cool to be a yoga therapist, huh? Wish me luck!! xoxo
Yoga Therapy is one of the fastest growing natural health fields in the US. Science is discovering more every day about the measurable therapeutic benefits of practicing yoga.- Zenya Yoga Academy
Have a GREAT weekend EVERYONE!!!