And so it begins...
Updated: Nov 14, 2020
Channelling my husband's Yorkshire roots, I am "full up t' top" with love and pride for my fellow teachers.
Wow. I can't believe that I'm writing my first blog post as a qualified yoga teacher!
These last nine months have been a rollercoaster for us all but I cannot express how grateful I am to have embarked upon my teacher training in March this year.
We had one weekend of training in person before lockdown, but the incredible determination, strength and creativity of our teacher, Laura Green, meant that the course was instantly shifted online with assignments and modules shuffled around to make sure our training was not compromised by the pandemic.
It was an invaluable distraction for me throughout lockdown and as we were able to return to training in person, the smiles, positivity and encouragement of Laura, her team of teachers and my fellow trainees have been amazing. Understandably there is a lot of fear and suffering in the world at the moment but without fail this group of yogis has lifted each other up during the hard times and been cheerleaders for each other the whole way through, and although the training has definitely had its challenges, I've come away from every session feeling inspired, supported and loved.
All this hard work and learning culminated in a week-long intensive (cut slightly short by lockdown 2.0) in Droxford, Hampshire, and what a week it was. Each of us had to plan and teach a 'final exam' class to a group of fellow trainees (now teachers!) and I am so incredibly proud of each and every one of them. Tears became more and more of a regular occurrence as the week continued but they always came from love and pride for one another - for the strength, creativity, passion and courage shown every day. I cannot wait to go to their classes in the future as I know they will all be incredible teachers.
You could say that the rest is history, but as my eyes fill with happy tears, I know it's only the beginning.
Having returned home yesterday to much needed cuddles with my husband and pup, channelling my husband's Yorkshire roots, I am "full up t' top" with love and pride for my fellow teachers. I am of course eternally grateful to my husband, dog, family and friends for their never-ending support, enthusiasm and interest in my training.
To our teacher Laura, words cannot express how much gratitude I feel. I started my own yoga journey in January 2017 as I was going through an incredibly challenging period in my life and when I searched for local classes to help support me through that time, I came across an advert for a 6-week yoga course for beginners.
You could say that the rest is history, but as my eyes fill with happy tears, I know it's only the beginning. Watch this space!
Much love, V x