Hello Dear Reader, I would like to just take a second and apologize for being so sporadic with my posts. I had initially figured I would have so much time on my hands, I mean yes I was coming to Costa Rica for yoga teacher training and there are people to meet and places to see, but I figured I would always find some time to hunker down in front of the good ol’laptop and bang out a post here and there. Unfortunately that is just not the way it all panned out.
The course has been much more demanding (in an awesome and amazing way) than I had initially anticipated. By the time I get home at 9pm not only is my body completely zonked for a day of yoga, assisting and sitting with a straight back (yes not sitting in an office chair seems to be a challenge all in itself) but my brain is completely zapped as well.
Apparently learning through your body and your brain is a challenging feat. It is kind of surprising how much I seem to be taking in. I have yet to have any late night panic attacks about not knowing this chakra or that mantra or this asana. Everything seems to be sinking in, as though it is being absorbed by all facets of my body. I guess that is what they meant by integrative learning.
At first, being the person I am, I was frustrated that I didn’t get my course pack for reading in advance of the course (I like to be ahead of the game and do solo learning). But now that I am starting my last week of classes their method of teaching makes 100% sense. Receiving my course material ahead of time would have made the learning experience purely academic and I would have missed out on learning through my body as well as my mind. It has been a pretty amazing experience, and unfortunately that is really the best that I can explain it, so if you have the opportunity to take a month off your regularly programmed life to head on over to Nosara to do the YTT I strongly recommend it.
Seeing how I am now entering my last week of classes I am shocked with how quickly a month can go by. Who knew that November could actually feel like it was 5 days long? Besides being completely shocked that we are in our last week, I also found out that I will be leading my first ever yoga class on Wednesday of this coming week. So for the past couple days I have been trying to figure out a program and maybe some music to go with it. I am starting to feel pretty good about what I have outlined, I just have to actually physically go through what I have thought up to make sure it works fluidly.
Well that is what is up with me, designing a yoga class, getting antsy about being in front of people as a “teacher” and getting so excited to see my husband again! And then to see my little fur babies shortly after.
I hope you are all able to bare with me a couple more weeks until I am able to get home and get back on a regular schedule.