2019 is the year of enlightenment…not in the spiritual sense but in that of further knowledge and education!
“Education is the most powerful weapon, which you can use to change the world” ~ Nelson Mandel. Now that my baby is no longer a baby, I have had this slow creeping feeling of the need to return to myself. I have dedicated the past two years to being the most attentive and loving mother I know how to be but now I am yearning to engage my brain again and further my knowledge and understanding of this practice which we call “yoga”.
“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do” ~ Pele.
And so my journey has begun, I have just spent a week in Berlin with 24 other beautiful souls being guided through the first module of our 300hr Yoga Teacher Training with the amazing Noah Mazé and Rocky Herron. The week began with Rocky guiding us through the most intelligently sequenced yoga practice focusing on the evolution of the human spine and continued from there with the focus on anatomy, physiology and biomechanics. Each day we worked our way through the body with clever and inspiring movement practices. We were presented with new & inspiring challenges to explore the body’s limit and internal intelligence. Opening up our mind’s to the body mechanic’s and way’s in which we can stabilise the body whilst exploring its full range of motion allowing for greater awareness and injury prevention.
Throughout the week we delve even deeper into the intricate working’s of the body, including isolated muscular work and myofascial release techniques. We were guided daily through beautiful meditations & creative sequencing by Noah, asking us to enquire into “what true yoga entails & can it be open to interpretation”.
Although I was technically late joining the group in the second module of the course, all 24 individuals welcomed me with an open heart and I loved meeting such a diverse group with so many different nationalities, backgrounds and stories. I feel that like my initial 200hr training, I shall come away many some lifelong friends.
This experience so far has just proven to me that by throwing yourself into something last minute, it can only enrich your life in more ways than you ever expected, always be open to the new and unknown. Education is a lifelong process which opens up doors and brings in new connections.