I think this is the longest I’ve been without blogging, but all for good reason…
I’m training to be a Yoga Teacher! Well, I’m pretty much nearly qualified. If you follow me on socials, I’m sure you already knew. If not, October last year I decided to take the leap and start my Yoga training. It’s been a reallll journey I tell ya.
I’m now one month away from being fully qualified and ready to take my own Yoga classes (ekkkk), so to mark this new chapter I’ve upgraded my website (thanks to Koba themes), and, as cliche as it sound, I’ve decided to throw myself into my passions instead of sitting in the sidelines.
It’s been a year of pushing myself out of my comfort zone in the best way possible. The Yoga training hasn’t just enabled me to learn how to guide and lead a Yoga class, but it’s helped me look inwards, and start thinking about what I really want from life. They say the mat is a mirror and I can 100% see why now.
I’m so excited to share the practice with you. It really does feel like such a privilege and I’m beyond grateful. I thought I would include some questions I’ve been asked about the process as part of this post. There’s so much I could say so will definitely be sharing more yoga related posts going forward.
Where are you doing your Yoga teacher training?
I’m doing my 200h Hatha yoga training at Bahia Yoga. I’m so glad I’ve done my training there. It has been everything I could have hoped for and more, such a supportive environment and safe space where I’ve learn from the best. I feel really lucky I found the studio when I did.
What’s the plan after you qualify as a Yoga teacher?
I really want to make the practice accessible and reach as many people as possible. With that in mind, I want to offer some free sessions, probably guided meditations on Instagram to start with. I’ll also be doing some online Yoga classes weekly, the date is yet to be decided, but I’m thinking Monday night.
Alongside this, I’m currently shortlisting some actual spaces to start teaching Yoga classes in Nottingham (will be mostly central/ south Nottinghamshire area). I love practising Yoga both in-person and online myself, so I really want to offer that mix and build a supportive, inclusive community across both. My classes will be accessible and tailored for people who are completely new to Yoga, or have been practising for years.
I’d also love to explore meditation more, and I don’t plan to stop learning after course finishes. I feel like I’ve only just scratched the surface and there’s so much more to learn.
What made you start practicing Yoga?
I actually came to meditation first around 4 years ago. I found the asana practice later, and once I start practicing Yoga more consistently, I just found myself drawn to the practice. The simple answer is that it helps me connect to myself and makes me feel calm.
I’ve never practiced before and I’m nervous to start Yoga…
My teaching will always take into account varying levels of practice, including those completely new to the practice. I remember I used to feel nervous, but that was purely due to misconceptions about the practice. I used to judge how I looked compared to others, which goes completely against Yoga in the first place. My promise is that if you come to one of my classes I will do everything I can to make it a welcoming and supportive space.
with love and gratitude,