I had been an avid runner growing up. I didn’t get into yoga until after college. I was initially drawn to it because it was so different from my normal routine. What kept me practicing for almost 7 years now is how it continues to challenge me in new ways both physically and mentally. My favourite part about yoga is how it’s taught me to understand how my words and actions impact those around me. This heightened sense of self-awareness has positively impacted not only my practice, but also my work and personal relationships.
What drew me to Yoga Teacher Training was the desire to learn. Yoga Mandala particularly stood out because I had taken classes there before and loved the ambiance of the studio and the awesome teachers there. I felt that there was no way 5,000 years of yoga history and philosophy could be understood in just a simple 1-hour class, regardless of how many classes I’ve taken over the last 7 years. I’m super excited for what’s in store and hope to share my journey at Yoga Mandala with others who are also contemplating taking YTT.