Congratulations to Me!

I couldn’t help myself. I wanted a present for graduating from Yoga Teacher Training. So I bought myself one!IMG_2859by Polly Beyer

It was hanging in our yoga studio and I had been admiring it for weeks. Sometimes it takes me awhile to step out and take action. Like spending money on something definitely not a necessity. Like a pretty picture. Like Yoga Teacher Training.

That was a big decision. Spending money on me. Would there be a payback?

I hung up the picture today in my office and it is worth it. I will think of my accomplishment every time I look at it. I also started logging my finances as a yoga teacher. I know it will take a long time before I recoup the actual monetary cost. I want to track it so one day I can say I broke even. Of course ultimately I’d like to show an income. But I already realize that’s not so important. I do have a full time job so financially I’m fine. But I am already benefiting from my training in multiple ways.

I’m putting what I learned into practice and it is starting to make more and more sense each day. I’ve been teaching twice a week. Although the student numbers are low, I am gaining so much valuable experience. Not only as a teacher, but also as a yogi practitioner. I’ve also shared more and more with my elementary students. We even got in the paper. Yoga in schools, imagine that!

So congratulations to me! Yes, I graduated, yes, I’m learning and yes, I’m having the time of my life!

 

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Graduation!

Yoga CertificateIt happened. I finished Yoga Teacher Training! Eleven months of spending one weekend a month working towards a goal. The last three months it has really been a lot more than that. There were practice classes and community service projects. Creating sequences and lots and lots of practice. That’s when it started to hit how much work it was and would continue to be if I was to be the best teacher I could be.

In the classes I attend, the teachers make it look so effortless. It really is poetic to participate in their classes. I am tying to get my yoga on, but I’m also noticing how awesome their skills are and wishing I could remember the sequence till I get to pen and paper. At least I do remember how I feel. And isn’t that the point?IMG_6693

My son was in town and able to attend the ceremony. Now I have proof in the family that I made it. We celebrated at Sonic. Nothing like a corn dog to put things in perspective!