Looking back to day 1

In a blink of an eye, my YTT journey is coming to an end. I can still remember the very first day of me stepping into the small cozy studio on Norris Street, the very first time meeting Master Sree and my classmates. We embarked on this remarkable journey together on 6th July 2020. Every morning, waking up at 6am and forcing our half-asleep selves to eat our breakfast. Scanning the Safe-Entry QR code at the door. All these tiny actions that became our routine for the entire month.

Looking back to day 1, where we sat together in the room, practicing for three hours. We got to know each other better; our fears, habits, likes, and dislikes. From barely saying “Hi”, to helping each other practice teaching, these bits and pieces are definitely unforgettable.

Remember how we were unable to remember any Sanskrit, until now, where we are almost ready for our exams. Many poses were difficult for the group. Some of us are stiff, some are tight on some muscles. We may not be the most flexible bunch, but I believe our dedication to this training will only bring us further in the future. Only a few days away from the final exams, I can’t wait to see how much I have improved. There is so much more to learn. I am very thankful to have met my classmates and trainer, for helping me improve as a person and understand myself better.

There are days where we went to have lunch after morning practices, studying together on Zoom, collating notes together for exams. These bitter-sweet moments are what made us who we are today. 3 more days till the end of this training, we have so much more to learn, so much more to improve on. I am definitely very excited to graduate from the training but at the same time, I am not ready to leave this month-long routine behind.

I can’t wait to visit the studio in the future as a student, a teacher in training, and even a teacher in the future. I would love to pass the knowledge I picked up during the past 4 weeks to many more students in the future.

As we embark into the final week, we are definitely more flexible and less nervous when teaching. We can confidently correct each other’s poses and even sing in front of each other. I will definitely be implementing some of the Pranaya techniques in my daily life. And I can’t wait to learn more about Ayurveda! This is (almost) the end of my Yoga Teacher Training, but it is barely the start of my Yoga journey.