overall big thank you

My first yoga class was when I was 15 years old, I was in high school and it was offered as an alternative for the regular physical education class. Thinking back, we did not learn most of what I have learned through the training at Tirisula Yoga. We were instructed the basics of the poses, but not in Sanskrit, we were taught how a flow class is structured, but we did not learn the basic sun salutation. Although the class was almost every school day of the year, I never felt like I was progressing in much except my flexibility at the time. Now I am 20 years of age and I have just gone through a month of the Tirisula Yoga teacher training.
In this month I have learned so much more than I had ever learned through previous classes, everything that I have learned can be put into action in my life right away. In class we have learned breathing techniques to bring the heart rate down more quickly which serves me well during my practice, at the gym or in any stressful situation. We have learned how to properly process our thoughts in order to be the most content as we go on with our lives. With each class my mind was gaining more understanding and my body was become more aware of itself. With the theory section I always had to go in with an open mind and with the practice I had to learn how to be aware of muscles I was never familiar with(psoas).
Another part is that coming to Singapore, not really having anything going on except this course has made me more sure of myself, it has made me more aware of what I value. I value myself and the well being of those around me. I have lived in California most of my life but I have never met people like I have through this course. Our instructors/teachers never had a frown on their face, I truly find that incredible! I have had teachers I look up to in the past but none that truly portrayed happiness, so yes I genuinely look up to my teachers in this course and will remember them. As for the women I have met, I have been inspired by all of them. They are all amazing women and I actually have not come across many of those, the women I got to share this month with are all clear minded, kind, true to themselves and I never got not one negative energy from any of them. It is hard to surround yourself with people who don’t want to bring you down in order to bring themselves up whether they realize it or not. I was becoming more and more drained by those back home, and I feel that those I have met through this course have brought me clarity and I as a person have been revived. Of course there will always be those who seek to take energy from others but I have learned and know how to sort myself in those situations.
Truly Thank You.
Davina Antillon

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