Diary of a Trainee Yoga Teacher: Is this something I’m even good at?!

Diary of a Trainee Yoga Teacher: Is this something I’m even good at?!

Three weeks until I fly to New York and a couple of extra days on top of that until my teacher training begins. Definitely a mix of feelings currently. I am so looking forward to the training and the whole process but as I get closer, I also can’t help but wonder: am I even good at yoga?! Do I have enough knowledge?! Am I physically and mentally capable enough for this experience?! One of the assignments I have to complete before the first day is to answer ‘What is Yoga?’ – this question has really thrown me, and probably led to my self doubts! It’s tricky but I’m getting there and I can’t wait to just get started and I will be able to answer these questions for myself.

I have also been sent a Sanskrit glossary and asked to look over it, but not to worry about learning them…of course I have understood this as you must learn these words and have devised a plan – I guess it doesn’t hurt to be over prepared! I’ve set up daily reminders on my phone so everyday at 7:15am three Sanskrit words and their English definitions appear on my screen, so I have all day to look at them. I’ve even set up a spreadsheet so I can test myself…too keen maybe?!

So that’s where I am for now! Back soon with another update and maybe a Dharma Bums haul…

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