Yoga Teacher Training
It's hard to grow and develop as an educator. We need routine. We need self-care. We need to spend time with our families and walk our dog. Teachers have to fit in everything, be hyper organized, and diligent with their work to maintain a work life balance.
I still wasn't like something in my teaching practice was missing. So I decided to go for yoga teacher training for kids.
I have had the usual battle with fitting workouts into my routine. It's taken me 7 years of teaching to say that in order for me to remain grounded, I need my yoga practice. I came to yoga much later. I tried various "blended" studios, incorporating pilates into my routine. I started to hate going, feeling more bruised than empowered by it. I resisted yoga, thinking it's just stretching. But since discovering yoga instructors, Daphne Lyon and Stacia Nero at Amrita Yoga & Wellness Center, I have never been more dedicated to my practice. We say in students learn from great teachers they feel connected to. So I kept going to yoga since the summer of 2017, 5 days a week at 6:30 am.
Daphne and Stacia inspire adults everyday to put their bodies into shapes they never thought possible. I thought, why not do this for kids? I started a small yoga club at school to give kids a space to get calm, centered, and more grounded. Many of them are stressed from the demands of academics, sports, music lessons, that they forget to reconnect.
Sometimes you gotta trust what "lights you up". Therefore, I decided to start a GoFundMe to receive Yoga Teacher Training with Yoga Child at the Himalayan Institute. I got fully funded and I can't wait for July's training. Sometimes you gotta trust your instincts. Lululemon helped fund this initiative, making me even more grateful for all of their support.