Diary of a Trainee Yoga Teacher: The Most Exciting Post

Diary of a Trainee Yoga Teacher: The Most Exciting Post

Since 31st March 2017, at regular intervals, I’ve had the following conversation:

“When do you find out if you’ve passed your teacher training/When will you be qualified to teach (etc)”

Me: “My certificate should arrive sometime in June”

“Really?? That long???”

Me: “Well, they’ll let me know before then if I’ve failed, but yes, that’s how long it takes to mark all the exams and process it all”

“Woah – that’s a really long time”

CUT TO 09:59am, 23rd June 2017:

I receive a text from my Dad saying “Large envelope just arrived from YogaWorks”. I then live the longest day of my life pondering all the possibilities of what could be inside the aforementioned envelope until I arrive home at about 7:30pm.

I’m excited to say that any conversations will now go:

“When do you find out if you’ve passed your teacher training/When will you be qualified to teach (etc)”

Me: “I’VE PASSED, I’VE PASSED, AND I DON’T CARE WHO KNOWS IT!”

Receiving the envelope with my two written exams and my certificate and information about the 300hr training was probably, along with finding out my degree results, the best post I’ve ever been sent! I don’t think I’ve ever done so well at anything! It’s thrilling and confidence boosting to know that everything I worked for, all the searching for the perfect training, the months and months of saving every penny I could to afford the course, and then all the work in March itself – emotionally, mentally and physically, has been recognised by YogaWorks and it’s official: I’m a 200hr Yoga Teacher!

I have to be totally honest that opening the post to see the information about the 300hr training was bitter sweet, as yes I’m now qualified to take the 300hr training – which is beyond exciting, but because of the structure of the course (over 6 months) I may not be able to do this in New York with YogaWorks because of visa situations. Who knows, I’m not going to be able to do the 300hr for quite some time, so by then perhaps there will be a way! I’m going to stay hopeful on this one.

I know I’ve talked endlessly about my experience during this course, but it honestly was one of the best things I’ve ever done: truly transformational. If you’re out there wondering whether to do this (and you’ve got the prerequisite yoga experience) I seriously encourage you to go for it. Find the money, find the time and invest in yourself! If you have any questions I’m always available to chat on email about this so please get in touch – I’d love to hear from you!

In the meantime, here are the previous posts in the series for you to check out:

Diary of a Trainee Yoga Teacher: 7 weeks until training begins!
Diary of a Trainee Yoga Teacher: Is this something I’m even good at?!
Diary of a Trainee Yoga Teacher: FULL OF JOY
Diary of a Trainee Yoga Teacher: Week One – Being Fearless and Fearing Less
Diary of a Trainee Yoga Teacher: Not being perfect and being nicer to ourselves 
Diary of a Trainee Yoga Teacher: This end is just the beginning

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