For the years which I have been practising, I mainly go for themed classes without a structured curriculum since they are most accessible. However, I slowly noticed how I was not progressing much in terms of skills and knowledge even though I have been practising for years. I still find it a struggle to make time for daily yoga practice so it has always been on and off for me. Yoga is something I wish to continue to work towards.
I love that through this Yoga Teacher Training, we got to revisit and deconstruct many of the foundational poses and sequences along with exploring invigorating pranayama (breathing; life force expansion) techniques. I also like how we got to delve deeper into the origins and teachings of yoga through the ages. Another highlight would be learning Sanskrit and proper alignments for each of the poses under the syllabus. The latter is super important to make sure we do not injure ourselves since the Eight Limbs of Yoga teaches us non-violence and suggests that yoga practice should never be painful. I particularly enjoyed our morning meditations and listening to Jessica’s interesting adventures most – I look forward to these every single week!
200 Hour YTT Oct’20