Building up to the 200hr YTTC

When I was in Year 8 my English teacher once said to me that I would make a good teacher, however she never specified what kind of teacher. For years I then thought about becoming a school teacher. It has been only recently that I have realised her comment could be related to my passion for yoga and becoming a teacher of the practice.

At the moment, there is just over a month to go before I start my 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Course, and I’m a bundle of mixed emotions. Without a doubt I am excited. Excited to travel to India for the first time – I’m half Indian and have yet to set foot in the motherland! – excited to learn more about the practice of yoga, excited to develop my own practice and excited to gain the ability to teach others.

However, as expected, I am incredibly nervous. I have all these fears and doubts running through my mind like whether I am ready, do I know enough, what if I can’t handle it? But all these fears and doubts are to do with the future, and I believe it is important to not fixate on the unknowns about what the future may or may not hold. I am simply going to take life as it comes and in the mean time accept where I am and who I am in the present.

I know it is going to be a challenging, intense but incredibly rewarding month and I cannot wait to begin this next chapter of my life.