I just got off of a call with my business coach about the upcoming yoga teacher training in the fall. She asked who were the people that I wanted to have in the training and then she asked why they haven't signed up yet. :) I did a little journaling on my answer to her questions and I though you may find my answers interesting. And I'd love to know if any of it resonates with you.
My answer to Ellen (my biz coach) about who I want in the training was:
The people that are already a part of the Container Collective Yoga community that I have had the honor of watching tiny transformations happen over the course of each yoga class they attend. I see a light in them that gets a little brighter with each time that they land on their mats. Some of them have a glimpse of their light and know that more is possible. Some of them don't even have a clue to the light that I see in them. Whichever you are, it makes me excited about the possibility of what you will discover by taking your yoga practice to the next level through the CCYOGA teacher training this fall.
My answer to Ellen about why you haven't signed up yet is one of the following:
-you get hung up on the fact that you don't necessarily want to teach yoga
-you are hung up on the cost of the training
-you are getting stuck on the time commitment
-you think that you haven't been practicing long enough or that you don't "know" enough
When I think thru the above listed reason I realize that they all really come down to fear.
Fear of not being worthy of learning something for the sake of learning.
Fear of not having enough money.
Fear of not having enough time.
Fear of not being good enough.
My dad told me growing up, and I was reminded of it again this weekend at the back bend workshop, that fear is nothing more than:
So then thinking thru how that plays into the reason/s why you may not have signed up yet, is that reason really just false evidence appearing real (a.k.a. fear)?
Because from my perspective, you are more than worthy of deepening your practice simply for the sake of deepening your practice.
If it's money. I'm totally flexible to put together a payment plan that is reasonable for you.
If it's time. The best things in life happen via a commitment to growth, which takes time....and totally worth every second.
And I would love to show you thru this training how good you really are!
Now I smile when I come back to the question "Who do I want to have in the training?" I smile because of the shift in perspective I've had just now in the process of writing you this email. This training is such a wonderful and intimate experience, that of course I want to be specific about who I invest 200 hours in. Yes, I think the whole world could benefit greatly from yoga teacher training... And I don't have to and can't teach the whole world about yoga on this level. But I could teach you!!!! And I want so much to share the gift of yoga teacher training with you!
I look forward to hearing your thoughts on what I've shared. Please don't hesitate to let me know if you have any questions.
love and light,