One of my goals for 2017 was to obtain certification as a Teacher of Yoga.
Yoga has been an important part of my everyday for some years now. During my last Camino tour in July of 2016, my Yoga teacher was one of my clients. She encouraged me to pursue teacher training. The seed was planted!
I signed up for training in, of all places, Paradise Island in the Bahamas for February, 2017. This training was an immersion course. Forty-five students were put through what might be called a Yoga Boot camp for 28 days.
I was the oldest student in the class (need I tell my age?) the youngest student turned 21 during the month we were training. Every one of us mastered the asanas and I am proud to say ‘I held my own’.
The philosophy teachings were a bit challenging as most of the teachings were based in the Sanskrit language, but we all assimilated the knowledge more than we imagined we could.
On March 2, 2017 we sat for our final exam which was 60 written questions with 3.5 hours to complete. Amazingly all of the students passed the exam and graduation night was fabulous.
We all celebrated in our own way. The next day, I celebrated with a Mojito with Jacob, the youngest student at the Atlantis resort on Paradise Island.
Going forward I will be bringing Yoga to all my Choose Happiness Adventure Tours.
In the future I will be offering Yoga Retreats in special locations such as Cape Cod, the Hamptons, Tuscany and Provence hopefully with several of my fellow students from the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat assisting me.