On our fourth day of yoga teacher training in a row, our teacher mentioned that we might be an emotional, slightly crazy wreck for the next few weeks. The training is intense, there is a ton to learn, remember, work on and practice/observe yoga classes on top of that.

I thought it was kind of funny when he mentioned that because at that point in time, I was still feeling pretty good. Then day 6 came and I was downright exhausted. The training had been intense, but I had also been pretty busy. There were definitely times when I wondered why I did this to myself.

As the weeks went by, I felt my confidence growing, my musical ability improving and my love for yoga deepening.

Now, it’s three weeks later and tonight is our last class. I can’t believe how fast it went and how much I’ve already learned – and how much I have yet to learn. I’ve started seeing yoga in an entirely different way and am so very grateful for the opporutunity to participate in the training – now onto adapting it for the kids at camp!

Next up? Another training sometime soon I hope – once I finish photography and photoshop. ;)

 

16 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Holly @ The Runny Egg
    Apr 18, 2011 @ 9:07 am

    I can imagine it was very overwhelming — an intense class like that requires you to remember/learn so much! I’m glad you enjoyed the experience though.

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  2. Tracey
    Apr 18, 2011 @ 11:50 am

    So happy to hear it was a good experience for you. I need to learn to find the like for yoga. I’ve tried before but it just never, fit. I need to give it another go because it would be something good for me to get into.

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    • Emily
      Apr 18, 2011 @ 12:02 pm

      You should try yoga sculpt – Corepower Yoga is all over (I think you live in Chicago) and yoga sculpt is much faster, louder music, etc. but still incorporates yoga. It is a happy medium!

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  3. Mo
    Apr 18, 2011 @ 3:09 pm

    What an amazing opportunity. I can only imagine how it’s changed your view and practice of yoga.

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  4. erin
    Apr 18, 2011 @ 4:40 pm

    So happy to hear of your wonderful teacher training! I can’t wait to take one of your classes! You’re my inspiration to take hot teacher training later this year… thinking fall if you’re ready for another by then :)

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    • Emily
      Apr 18, 2011 @ 4:45 pm

      You are so sweet and I know you will make an AMAZING teacher!

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  5. Danielle @weightsandmeasures
    Apr 18, 2011 @ 6:49 pm

    I am so impressed with your desire to learn! I am returning to school to be a Dietician and plan to be certified as a personal trainer as well. Who knows what else I will end up delving into. I love learning!

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  6. mary beth
    Apr 18, 2011 @ 7:03 pm

    i hope it went well tonight emily!!

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  7. michelle {The Lively Kitchen}
    Apr 18, 2011 @ 9:42 pm

    I am so impressed with you for doing this on top of a full time job! I would love to take a class from you! Maybe next time I’m planning a trip to MN, I’ll have to consult your teaching schedule.

    You are just so darn inspiring!!

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    • Emily
      Apr 19, 2011 @ 9:09 am

      I’m not sure how much I will be teaching in the cities, but I would love to take a class with you! Let me know when you are coming to MN!

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  8. Kristin @ FoodFash
    Apr 18, 2011 @ 9:45 pm

    I have to admit, I’m super jealous whenever I hear of someone completing yoga teacher training, but congratulations anyway!! ;)

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    • Emily
      Apr 19, 2011 @ 9:09 am

      Do it!!!

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  9. Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum
    Apr 19, 2011 @ 6:30 am

    The kids at camp will love you. :) Doing yoga with kids is so much fun! I’ve even taken a workshop on doing yoga in the classroom!

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    • Emily
      Apr 19, 2011 @ 9:09 am

      Let me know if you have any pointers for teaching yoga to kids!

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  10. Lori@FakeFoodFree
    Apr 19, 2011 @ 8:48 pm

    The training sounds so great. Hard work, but it really sounds like it is paying off!

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  11. holly
    Apr 24, 2011 @ 7:17 pm

    i have wanted to do a yoga teacher training for forever! i actually want to do the RY200 certification but just haven’t found anything that fits my schedule. next time i am in MN, let’s please meet up. i want to pick your brain about this!!

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