3 hours ago
♡ I would want to say that most yoga teacher trainees decide for a ttc out of their own interest for yoga, do you agree? some of them perhaps even with the idea of making something they love their job or their career.
personally I had loved yoga and teaching equally for years but never intended to make this my job after the ttc. I probably hadn't even considered the option of living "just of yoga". it actually just found Mi in 2016 and I've been teaching full time ever since. I've been taking my mat from my lounge into the studios and turned something that I love/d so dearly into my profession. guiding several sessions a day, sometimes demonstrating the majority of a class and facing long days (wake up classes - night time sessions) can demand a lot of body, mind and energy. I wonder if that is why I often hear: "are you still practicing yourself?" I can certainly say that it's not always easy to fit my own practice in and there's days where I may just come to the mat for a quick flow. there's times where my body is tired, muscles are sore, the mind weary and energies are low. I think we all know those moments...
I loooove my own practice way too much though to skip it. I make it a concious effort and a daily commitment - no matter if it's yoga for half an hour, an hour or more.
it's my own practice, at home or in other classes, that keeps inspiring my teaching. it's my own experience on the mat that reminds Mi of what I'm wanting to share. it's Mi tapping into flow, balance and relaxation that allows Mi to create those qualities for my students.
so yes, I'm still practicing yoga myself. I believe the more I learn, the more I can share. the more I connect with the benefits of yoga in my own life, the more I can pass them on. the more I stay committed and focused on the yoga path myself, the more I may be able to support my student's journeys as well.
yoga surrounds Mi every single day. I have lived of the teaching for several years. and yet it's really just another reminder to practice myself.
how could I give up something I (still!) love so dearly?
@relax.mi at Wellington, New Zealand