In about 3 weeks I will begin my 200-hour yoga teacher training. It will be over the course of 11 months and will include classes, workshops, class observations, reading and writing assignments, etc. I am prepared to not only learn about each pose (asana) but also about myself. Every other class or training I have taken before was technical (computer science related) or very structured (program mgmt). So I have nothing in my past to compare this type of training. I also knew the outcome of my past training sessions. I would learn a skill to apply to my current career like how to best generate a project charter and work breakdown structure. I would know before taking the class what to expect and how I would use the information. This is a training that I only have a vague idea of what to expect and I am not sure if I will end up teaching or not. I know it will be a very personal journey and I am entering this next 11 months with an open mind and heart. I am going to put much time and effort towards soaking up as much information as possible. I realize that some days will be better than others and I might feel overwhelmed or frustrated at times. I also know I will end up seeing my personal yoga practice differently. I am both nervous and excited. I already purchased the books and even almost completed reading one of them. I have some other office supplies like notebooks and a binder to keep all of my papers organized. I even completed my CPR certification a couple of weeks ago. I feel both prepared and not prepared at all!
I will be sharing items that I am learning along the way on my blog like the Chakras and 8 Limbs of Yoga. I will also be detailing how I am personally doing along the way. I hope this information can be helpful to others interested in taking the training. Maybe it will even inspire someone to try yoga.