200 Hour YTT Reflection

The last 10-11 weeks flew by just like that.

I still remember the first morning I had to peel myself out of bed for the first class. I was still coping with jet lag as I had just returned from a 5-month study programme at Copenhagen. Further, I was never a morning person, so the waking up was really the hardest part.

However, I have no regrets for I have learnt so much in such a short period of time. I have learnt so much more about my own body, and grown to be more aware of how my body moves, etc. Through the course, I learnt about the history of yoga, what yoga is about, the eight limbs of ashtanga yoga and the human body. It is good to learn and know how practicing yoga benefits the human body through asanas and various breathing techniques.

Furthermore, it was useful and practical to learn how to give guided instructions and techniques for practice sequences using instructional cues. These were taught in the later part of the course, where we were tasked to come up with lesson plans that are suitable for students at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. We were also taught how to do adjustments for some asanas to correct the students’ alignment.

I love how I became much fitter and healthier over the last 10-11 weeks, especially since I haven’t worked out in the last 5 months prior to the start of this training. I really like how it made me more conscious of the types of food I consume. In the past, I would often crave for very unhealthy food, but would try my very best to shun them. But now, I feel that these cravings have lessened and I would gladly choose salad over a plate of nasi lemak (not kidding).

My practice won’t stop when this training/course end. There is still so much to learn and I can’t wait to deepen my practice. Also, I am feeling slightly nervous for the assessment tomorrow. All the best to those taking it with me.

 

Amanda

200 hours YTT Jan weekends