As you may know, I'm 9 months pregnant. I was pregnant all throughout yoga teacher training, and these last few months while beginning to teach to the public. The discipline of maintaining a yoga practice while going through teacher training was integral for my sanity while learning to navigate the fluctuating waters of pregnancy hormones. I'm so grateful to have the two life-changing experience coincide. I'm also very thankful that yoga teacher training ended when I was about 6-months pregnant and not any later.
It's been coming to my attention much more often lately, that everything I experience is a reflection of my own inner life. Each time I run into a person who seems to ruffle my feathers, a little flag goes up for me. I ask myself: "What it is about my experience with that person that irks me?"
Though, instead of diving into what I don't like about the person, I'll choose to shift my focus away from them and into myself. Each individual person has a bigger story—something that I cannot see—and for me to judge them for being too needy, or overprotective, or egotistical really has nothing to do with them and their life.
There is only one weekend remaining in my yoga teacher training. As of March 9th, 2014 I'll be officially a yoga teacher. That's a pretty exciting thing for me. It's part of my design to want to go 150% into what I do, and I'm an entrepreneur at heart.
Another yoga teacher training weekend has passed. They fly by. There are only 3 weekends (7 days) left, and we are teaching to the public for each of those days. It seems unbelievable that we've come so far in what seems like such a short amount of time. We've met for 5 weekends (11 days) since September, and it's amazing to see the progress each and every one of us has been making since the beginning.
teaches Vinyasa (flow) yoga to all levels. She has been practicing Vinyasa yoga since 2008 and has completed the 200 hour Yoga Alliance teaching certification from Jacqui Bonwell’s Sacred Seeds Yoga School. Kristen has been practicing Reiki since 2009, is a certified Reiki Master/Teacher and holds a calming space in all her classes.