Transitions

by Brittany on August 30, 2014

Thank you for the congratulations on graduating yoga teacher training.  It definitely feels good to have that one checked off the list. Since finishing, I have had this burning desire to cut back, slow down, and focus on doing just a few things really well.  I took this past week off from training clients to get used to my new class schedule, and to clear my mind a bit.  It’s been really refreshing.  I wake up, take Livy for a run (Champ doesn’t do morning runs), practice yoga, meditate, and eat breakfast and shower at home.  This routine is much different than the wake up at 3:45, fly out the door, train 3 clients, rush into work looking a hot mess routine I’ve followed all year. I’ve enjoyed it so much that I decided to give up training at GGL indefinitely.  It was a really difficult decision that I’ve been struggling with for a few weeks now.  Training in a commercial gym setting was a great experience, but it’s not something I could see myself doing full time, and it just doesn’t serve me anymore.  I had to cut soemthing from my schedule, and that was it.  I’m going to miss my clients and all of the members at GGL, but I’m excited for what’s next.  I know I’ll put my PT certificate to good use again in the future, but I’m not quite sure how that will show up just yet.

 

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I’m a Yoga Teacher!!!!!

by Brittany on August 25, 2014

It’s official – I’m a certified yoga teacher!!!

On Sunday I graduated from yoga teacher training, a 200 hour certification process that started back in April.  It was an exciting and relieving day, to say the least. It also happened to be my 26th Birthday, which added to the energy.

evolution power yoga teacher trainingI’m still having a hard time putting the entire process into words.  Here’s how I summed it up on my Instagram page: this program has been the craziest, strangest, most impactful, most eye-opening, sometimes most frustrating, and definitely most nerve-wracking thing I’ve ever done. I have no idea if I liked it or not yet, but I’m so grateful for the experience. At times it left me hating yoga and people, but in the end it has made me a better person for sure.

If nothing else, my statement reflects the ups and downs of this roller coaster ride I’ve been on for the past four months.  Because it was such a bumpy ride, I think I need a few weeks to step away from the studio, the people, the assignments, and really reflect on the experience before I sum it all up in a posted review.

evolution power yoga teacher trainingSpeaking of the people, I’ve never loved and despised a group of people so much.  Just like the program had it’s up’s and down’s, so too did our relationships with one another.  Regardless of the bumps in  the road, I have developed a special bond with each and every one of these people, and I am forever grateful for the lessons each of them has taught me.

evolution power yoga teacher trainingNow that training is over, the real learning will begin.  Like our teachers told us many times, the 200 hour training is like the kindergarten of yoga – we have only scratched the surface.

I’ll leave you with a random picture of Champ and Livy.  Because they’re just too cute not to.  Is it just me or are their expressions saying, “so, does this mean we get to spend more time with you?”

cute pit bulls

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