Yoga teacher training (YTT) can be a powerful tool for self-reflection, which can be used to make the world a better place. This is because self-work and community work are always interrelated. When we do the work to heal and make ourselves better, we have a profound impact on our communities far and wide. YTT helped me confront my shadow side, find my inner strength and wisdom, and become a better advocate for a socially just world.
Yoga can be a powerful tool for healing. Stress, anxiety, and trauma—whether experienced every day or sporadically—impact our bodies. The symptoms manifest in many ways: as dis-regulated breathing, throat constriction, lack of presence, insomnia, migraines, heightened sensations, fatigue, aches and pains, and so on.
Stress, sedentary lifestyles, and our electronic devices wreak havoc on our bodies, weakening our immune systems, compromising our mobility, stiffening our muscles, and ruining our posture (among other things). A regular yin yoga practice helps to address these issues and others. Yin yoga is a gentle but rigorous yoga practice, consisting almost entirely of seated and reclined poses.
Authentic Yoga Life was created to HOLD ME ACCOUNTABLE to my personal growth. If others were able to find the same goodness, than win-win!
Creating the space and this business was the most exhilarating time for me. I described the experience to my mentor as “being in the flow of a fast moving river!”, to which she quickly responded with, “This too shall pass.”
And did it EVER.