Week 2 in Rishikesh, India

Week 2 Yoga Teacher Training – Rishikesh India It has been a tough week. I left home expecting up and downs considering the body hasn’t experienced Yoga before but I didn’t expect so many humps (the camels here are huge… 😛 ) The body was really rebelling on Monday and Tuesday and if I could have run away I would have. This experience cemented my belief that immersion training, away from home, is so important. If I’d had the opportunity to quit, it’s possible I would have and then I would have missed the most amazing experience and awakening on Wednesday and Thursday. But more on this down the track. The commitment I make, for the benefit of all who attend our certification trainings, is that they will be held on Yorke Peninsula or in a full residential environment. This gives everyone the opportunity to focus on themselves, their learnings, their integration and their growth without other distractions or opportunities to run away from what they need to face. Sometimes that is logistically difficult but I guarantee you it is worth it. Interestingly, the Sanskrit recommended Learning attributes for students to get the most learning from trainings or teachings are: have active eyes – watch the teacher not writing all the time. focus your concentration on the teachings and if mind wanders bring it back quickly. Get plenty of sleep eat only so your stomache is half full be far away from home Okay, so now to continue from last week and talk about our 7 main Chakras, the issues that can be experienced if they are weak and...

Week 1 in Rishikesh, India

Week 1 Yoga Teacher Training – Rishikesh India It still amazes me how the goals I set come to fruition. Goal setting is part of our trainings and I know, if it is done properly, it works but somehow I’m still always amazed. I reached a milestone birthday on 4th January 2018, one that many years ago I didn’t think I would see because a palm reader had told me I wasn’t going to make it past my 37th Birthday – I was 14 at the time. I wish that I had learned NLP, Time Line Therapy(TM) and Hypnosis in my late teens as it would have saved me a lot of heartache. After studying these techniques, I now know that we are the creators of our future and only we can determine what will happen or how we approach it. Unfortunately, until we learn otherwise, we take on beliefs of others which can have dramatic and negative effects on our life. Needless to say, now that I create my own future, I welcomed in my milestone birthday and my goal for my birthday (rather than a party) was to travel to India to do a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training School. That all sounds great, except I had never done Yoga before. Actually that’s not quite true, I had done about 3 classes in my lifetime. Talk about pushing well outside my comfort zone!! I flew out of Australia on 6th January, after a small celebration with my beautiful family for my birthday and arrived in Rishikesh (the Yoga Capital of the World) on 7th January ready to...