Yoga teacher training was a very intensive program. I started my training January 2019 and ended May 2019. Every other weekend I spend two 12 hour days with close to 100 people learning the art of yoga. Yoga has been know to me not very diverse when it comes to its community especially for a brown woman like myself. I was happy to see other women of color in the training and I am still friends with them until this day. So here I am starting this training and I am still pretty new to the practice. Who am I to think I can teach other when I can barely get into a tree pose correctly? I didn't care I wanted to be a yoga teacher even though I didn't really know why! In June 2018 I set a goal to become a Yoga Instructor and May 2019 I became one! What to expect during my training I was not sure but what was to come really began my journey to self-realization and reflection. Tune into part 2 for the awakening.
Why Yoga? Well at the time I was doing lots of cardio and weight lifting and my muscles were getting really tight. I believed yoga would stretch my tight muscle out. So I decided to go on Groupon and found a 10 class pass for 25 dollars for a Bikram yoga class. I was down for that I always wanted to try a Bikram yoga class (well to be honest with you at the time I didn't know the difference between Bikram and any other yoga I thought it was all the same LOL). I took the first class and I almost passed out. Here I am this thick black girl in a sea of skinny fit white people sweating like a pig roasting over an open fire! I got through the class was very proud of my accomplishment. I continue to go to maybe 6 more classes after that and then my race came. After my Race I gave up fitness all together, the race broke me LOL. Summer of that year I came across a facebook add about yoga teacher training. I clicked the link and read into it and saw the schedule and said why not what do I have to lose! January 2019 I started my Yoga teacher Training and if I only knew I would be in for the biggest transformation of my life!