Week 112: Baby Steps
No. My baby did not walk at 6 months. The baby steps are referring to me!
It happened that the Yoga Association of Alberta (YAA) was open when I was in the vicinity this week. I've longed to own my own yoga bolster and could never just ask for one for my birthday or Christmas. So, I thought, why not just buy one for myself today?
Turns out, I bought more than just that....
Its been pretty clear to the blog's readership that I want to be a yoga teacher. Uh, duh!?! The title of the blog makes it obvious. Yet, how well have I communicated it to the right people? The people who could actually make my journey complete by certifying me as a teacher.
NOT AT ALL.
When I actually said it out loud at the YAA office, it occurred to me that I'd never talked about it (seriously) with them. It was refreshing to announce my little known secret in their office. Almost like this journey is now official! This blog isn't promoted nor do I really share it far and wide. So putting it out there made me feel a little lighter.
Turns out, I bought a YAA membership and had a lengthy conversation about the teacher training program, learning that it might be advantageous to register now and slowly work on it. It takes a minimum of two years...what the heck have I been waiting for? My life currently works around diaper changes, naps and story times, so why not formalize the preparation I am doing anyway?
And so, I walked out with a new burgundy bolster, two foam blocks, two past issues of the YAA newsletter, a teacher training brochure, and a membership.
It was very fitting and aligned well with the message I received at my yoga class this week. Bonnie, my teacher, passed out these little cards, dropping one on each of our matts during savasana, which open like a pull tab lottery ticket. It was like receiving a yoga fortune cookie.
I might just be taking the next step...waiting to hear back from the certification coordinator. Is it the time to formalize my trainings?
Postscript: Finding time to write and practicing yoga are two separate entities. The former is not happening as much as I like but the latter is. So my journey will be documented but it may be just a bit slower during this time period!
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Aspiring Yoga Teacher
I've practiced yoga since I was a pre-teen and have always found it to keep me centered. I will be a teacher one day and this is my journey to discover teaching and practice.