It finally happened! A little background, instruction took place at Sweatstar Yoga's two studios in Laguna Niguel and Rancho Santa Margarita, California. The wonderful Robbin Rubio guided 14 of us through eight weekends full of laughter, tears, and soul-searching work. If we wanted to become successful yoga teachers, we had to look inward and heal ourselves. As Robbin pointed out, you could fake it for a little bit, but only transformed people transform people.
And, like my classmates, I am transformed.
It was beautiful to see how different each of us were from the first weekend. The heartbroken survivor became the strong, independent light of energy. The overworked parent found the path to freedom. The office executive tried more new experiences than ever thought possible. And me, the young woman looking for guidance found it in the arms of her new tribe.
It took me a while to write this post. It would be easy to say I'm not sure why, but the truth is I didn't want to believe it was over. I loved every minute we spent in those two studios. The days were long but rewarding, filled with new ideas that opened limitless doors. Each weekend was different and resonated with us each in different ways.
One of my favorite weekends was with Kelsey Delane. She touched on a ton of topics, scratching the surface of each, but Samkya Philosophy and Ayurvedic living stuck with me. In short, both are about creating a balance in life. I'll be sure to create a separate post going more in-depth on her teachings.
Thank you for following my journey to becoming yoga teacher certified. It was indeed the best experience I've been through so far in life. ❤️