I’ve just devoured my 3rd book on the list of recommended readings.
A few weeks out from training, and I’m feeling ten different things at once.
My mind swirls with images of what’s to come. I’m drunk with excited anticipation.
Will the classes be hard? I hope so. Will the self enquiry be enlightening? I’m sure of it. Maybe it’ll even lead me to answering why I hope the classes will be hard in the first place!
I love a challenge. I love to learn and grow. I already know that of myself. Which is exactly why I chose this training. I don’t just wish to get a certificate to allow me to teach, I want to get accredited for being the best me and to create the most optimal life for myself. Even if that means coming to face some tough truths and bringing to light some limiting patterns.
I know most of the teachers who will be leading the training, having already spent much time practicing at Radiantly Alive, in Ubud, Bali. A place I am lucky enough to call home. I can’t wait to have these teachers guide me in my personal practice, as well as creating me to be the best teacher I can be. I trust in their unique capacities to make me reflect, sweat, laugh, cry… all of it.
My mouth is watering when I think of the amazing, gourmet, raw food that the Raw Food Chef trainees are going to be making for us yoga trainees every day. It’s ingenious that their ‘practicing’ will be our tummy filling deliciousness. To nourish my body with live, vibrant foods is very important for me, and the deliciousness factor – that too!
I wonder who I’ll be sharing my room with, excited to make new friends, and knowing that 4 weeks in such close proximity will lend us to being very close indeed!
Am I ready for the legendary week 3 ‘transformation week’? The week that many talk about as full of emotional intensity, challenge and breakthroughs… I’ve heard the stories, I wonder what kind of breakthrough is in store for me. Again, bring it on. I’m ready for the hard yards. I know what’s on the other side of a breakthrough. I know that my life will never be the same.
My head is full with the visions of what this Yoga Teacher Training will be for me, as each day comes closer and closer to this experience of a lifetime. I remind myself, in this moment however, to breathe, slow my mind, notice where I am, my body in my seat, the air on my skin, and come back to the present – because, well, that’s yoga after all.
Have you ever taken a training before? Do you remember what it was like in the lead up? Nervous? Excited? Comment below and share with us your own experiences!
The Radiantly Alive Trainings are more than your average YTT. With the upcoming training fusing together 3 trainings at once – leadership, YTT and Raw Food Chef, there is more variety for you to chose your flavor of experience. As well as these, the training kicks off with an intensive ‘Radiant Life Activation’, a 4 day dynamic, transformative workshop, open to all (regardless of whether you stay for longer trainings). Take a look here at all we have to offer – there are STILL some spots left!!!