Last night I was able to guide my 200 hour yoga teacher training graduation class!
A year ago I attended yoga teacher training information night at Sage Yoga Studio.
I'll never forget it was pouring rain outside and I had to drive on the freeway to get into downtown Boise. I used to have major freeway anxiety, I hated to drive in the rain, and I had never drove into any downtown anywhere before due to fear of it.
The studio was located above a bar. It was so loud and you could hear laughing, singing, and the sounds of glass thrashing around. We were able to attend a yoga nidra session after the information session and I had so much anxiety listening to the bar beneath us.
Right after class I ran to my car and filled out the application and signed my deposit check. I WAS SO SCARED! I made sure I signed up that minute because I knew if I left I would never return. Something inside me knew this was a fear I had to fully embrace. So with loads of anxiety and doubt, I followed the whisper of my heart and higherself rather than the scream of ego and fear.
I never had any intention of ever teaching yoga. To be really honest at the time I didn't think I was thin enough, pretty enough, flexible enough, or understood the physical body enough to do so. (I had a serious misconception about what yoga was altogether)
I was looking into yoga schools only to deepen my meditation practice, spiritual tools, and my healing journey.
Over a year later I drive downtown with ease even in the rain and snow. I was able to get through modules about half way through the program without any anxiety. It wasn't always easy and I had many panic attacks along the way, buy I did it! I can say it's been quite the journey and I'm feeling so proud of myself!
I was able to teach my class tonight with so much joy, love, and graditude in my heart and soul. I received amazing feedback about the class from my teacher and from the rest of the class.
The cherry on top is that I really love teaching yoga and it feels so natural to teach these practices.
Sending a special thank you to my teachers for all of your love and guidance. I'm forever grateful, truly!