These 15 weeks of YTT training at the Yoga Mandala have been a whirlwind ride. We started out as strangers on a crazy 200 hour adventure, and we have all ended having taught at least two classes, achieved countless breakthroughs, and more importantly, gained new found friendships. Before this YTT, yoga was a nice thing you did at studios, usually by yourself, without really knowing anyone around. Just arrive, breathe and sweat, and leave.
I’ve since come to realise that yoga is a lot like martial arts in the sense of having “tribes” and “clans” and “shifus” and “disciplines”. I love reading chinese martial arts stories, so to be able to see myself in a parallel universe feels really exciting to me. I’m really hoping that this ending is not so much a conclusion as the start of something new – with this tribe that, through fate and circumstances, I can say proudly that I belong to.
And huge thanks, of course, to Jessica our ever patient, loving and fun shifu for pouring our heart and soul into teaching us. May we all work towards greater heights together <3