When I came back to yoga after my son was born it wasn’t long before I went to one of those yoga classes that got right under my skin. And, I mean under my skin in a good way. The kind of way that makes you realize that this yoga thing is exactly what your body was meant to be doing.
So when I heard Julie was putting on Teaching as Storytelling: Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training at my home studio, East Side Yoga, I knew I couldn’t miss it. Not only will we cover the beautiful Surya C but Julie, being the writer she is, will be drawing from storytelling as a means of teaching. I’m hoping storytelling works both as a metaphor for the practice as well as literally learning to become a yoga teacher/storyteller. I love a good yoga class where the teacher captures your interest by cultivating something inspirational or thought provoking. It’s even better when the story they weave throughout the practice hits home in a way that makes every footing and hand placement have meaning and purpose. Those classes are why I keep going to yoga.
Whatever arises in the teacher training this Sunday – Wednesday, what I’m most excited about is to be learning a little more from a teacher I practice with weekly. There is nothing better then diving in with someone you respect and who knows your practice well.