CorePower Yoga. Yes it is expensive and debated that it's the "Starbucks" of yoga. However, it has facilitated a space for my personal growth and journey.
I have been teaching for over two years now and the progress I have made and will continue to make astonishes me. This journey was never easy but so necessary. I am a story of transformation and want to share it with all. I am an intern for CorePower Yoga Honolulu studio's third Teacher Training Program. I cannot wait to share my experiences with this group of 21 amazing yogis. After meeting them all, I think they are going to teach me more than I am going to teach them.
|Natarajasana - Dancer's Pose|
Which leads me into Navasana (Boat Pose). This particular Teacher Training day was a posture clinic and I was asked to go in front of the group of 23 eager students to teach Boat Pose. I was shaking, quiet, beet red and felt like a failure when I could not fully explain it to the group. When finished, tears streamed down my eyes. A mentor motivated me to keep moving forward and that I could make a great teacher.
At the conclusion of Training, I excelled expectations on my written and verbal test. I have taught hundreds of classes and students in different regions. To this day, I teach Boat with ease and a smile on my face. I hope to help anyone who was in a dark place or those as painfully shy as I was to overcome trials and face their fears.
I would like to close with the following:
Teachers by Danna Faulds
We are teachers, yes and also listeners, healers, lovers of truth.
Conduits of energy, we create opportunities for
to coincide in the same place and time.
We point the way to inner experience, see past fears
and limiting beliefs to the free expression of all beings.
We nurture the seed of self-acceptance, respecting each soul's
unique qualities and depth.
We are awake, alive, diving into the unknown over and over
we barely know ourselves.
We open the doors so Spirit can soar, and more important
than this, we bring the sacred with us into the world,
letting actions speak our prayers.
We are teachers, yes,
and students too,
daring to be fully human,
choosing to embrace the all of this existence as divine.