Yogi, YTT Student, Mentee, Teacher….
So, I started out as a yoga student. I enjoyed yoga, and I always looked up to my teachers. I thought, someday I might take yoga teacher training. I thought it would be a great way to learn more about the practice of yoga, and MAYBE someday teach a class or two. I always said that I would take yoga teacher training once my children were away at college and I was having major empty nest syndrome. Well, then my husband encouraged me to attend the YTT info session, and furthermore told Eva “count her in!” I was still hesitant, but something kept drawing me closer and closer to deciding to go for it.
I completed my 200 hour YTT, and I am so thankful I did.
My next big step was applying for a one year Ashtanga mentorship with Scott Page. I practice Ashtanga, and I knew that I was determined to learn to teach it. He accepted me as his mentee, and I am currently in my 11th month of mentorship with Scott, and am forever grateful for this opportunity. I have been subbing Ashtanga & a few vinyasa classes at Ignite, and the support I have felt from our community has been nothing short of amazing. My heart is so full and our Ignite Tribe makes every bit of work worth it.
My point? If you ever even thought of taking yoga teacher training simply because of your love of yoga, DO IT! If you are one of the students now taking it, I encourage you to enjoy every moment. It is a lot of work, but it is so worth it. You are in good hands. Trust the process, and be open to pushing yourself out of your comfort zone. When I finished YTT, my mentor Scott told me to “just get out there and teach!” I took his advice, and I pushed myself even though I was terribly nervous. It does get better, and it is also so rewarding.
TRUST YOUR TEACHERS… AND YOURSELF. <3
Join Suzanne's Community yoga class at Ignite on Friday, June 29th at 5:30pm
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