Who says yoga is just for adults? Last March 24, I had the immense pleasure of taking part (as an audience, that is) on a Kiddie Yoga Adventure led by London based yoga teacher, Patricia Olabre at Beyond Yoga. With ten children in tow, she went on a little trip to an imaginary jungle and through the city.
She began the class very much like a typical class, with each of the ten children sitting in an easy seat, rooting their bums to the ground by “gluing” them and attaching their heads to a string on the cloud that floated way up into the sky.
They then stretched out their muscles by making the best pizza in the world before heading off to the jungle to find the cobras and lions and all sorts of other animals. The poses they did in class were also very much like the poses adults do in a typical yoga class but were presented in more simple and age-appropriate terms. Child’s pose, for example, was called mouse. More »
That’s all that I can muster right about now….
Beyond Yoga, my home away from home (teehee), is offering a 300 hour yoga teacher training this August to November!!! From the time I found myself on the mat, I knew it was exactly where I was supposed to be. Now I want to take it a little further and hopefully, just as my wonderful yoga teachers have done, also inspire others to find themselves on and off the mat.
I have been entertaining the thought of becoming a yoga teacher since my teachers Bow and Dona have planted those little seeds in my head and this program seems to be the right fit for me I love how the modules are spread out over three months because let’s face it…I need my day job to actually survive. Har. Since this module is broken down into shorter time increments, I can actually do it without leaving my job for a whole month. Plus I like how it’s spaced out over time because it sure would be helpful to a learner like me…ya know me naman, slow learner. harhar. Seriously, I like how this will allow me to take in smaller chunks of information and allow me to digest and stew in this. And I think it can allow me to practice what I learn in between. I may be a good crammer but I do need time off from cramming every now and then hehe.
So…am I gonna do this?
My heart says yes.
My head say yes.
My soul says yes.
My wallet, however, still says let’s see. Teehee.
Dear Universe, please make this happen for me.
check out www.igobeyondyoga.com or look them up on Facebook for more details