Too soon to celebrate (much!)

certificate-scrollI’ve been congratulated three times this past week! What have I done to merit this? Nothing at all! Yet. All I’ve done is pay the deposit for a teacher training course.

But actually this does strangely feel like something worth celebrating! For me it’s a big step in itself. Finances aside, it’s a definite commitment to whatever TT will be for me. It’s a tangible commitment to my yoga and the place it has in my life, and an expression of hope of what it might become in future.

Best of all? I can now stop all the second-guessing (and third, and fourth, and …), as I turn myself again and again into knots of all possible kinds: philosophical, ethical, financial, medical, pedagogical, psychological, existential even! I reckon I’ve come up with every possible reason not to do this, but the idea persisted even so…

tt reading.jpgA good friend of mine generously told me that I had to do this, that the world needed what I might offer. Big words — but that’s the wonderful thing about supportive girlfriends!

So after basking ever so briefly in this premature vote of confidence, I’m settling down with my pre-course reading.



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  1. It’s totally an achievement! We tend to think Yoga Training is a luxury, so listening to that inner voice guiding you to this blessed path over all the excuses not to do it is a great achievement. You are turning inward and pursuing a journey of strength and fulfilment. What better thing can someone do with their life! So exciting!!

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  2. Congratulations, babycrow! (And I am also quite excited myself because April 1-4 I will be taking a teacher training with Anodea Judith! In 6 days!) A teacher training is really special because (among other things) it brings together a kula of committed practitioners. Connection. : )
    I look forward to hearing about your experience in this blog!

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    1. Thank you k8! ah, so now I see why you’ve been reading Judith Anodea’s books recently. I do hope you’ll let me know how the training goes for you. How exciting!


  3. Congratulations! Making that decision felt like an achievement for me…a milestone moment on my yoga journey, the culmination of a lot of thinking and practicing, and the beginning of a significant commitment x

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