Getting A Yoga Education

Having “practiced” yoga for a long time, I felt like my “practice” was going nowhere.  The practice that I had was erratic and involved the constant struggle of trying to go for classes on a (relatively) regular basis.  Needless to say, I didn’t feel like I was getting stronger, or that practice and all was coming.

One day, a friend of mine (who hadn’t practiced yoga for nearly as long as I have) told me that she was joining a “yoga teacher’s training course” with Tirisula. After her, two more of my friends joined the same course with Tirisula. I thought they were ALL out of their mind.

The turning point came when I was asked to be their “guinea pigs” for the YTT200hr course. As they were teaching, I realised that despite having practiced for such a short period of time, they knew what they were doing and why.  Contra, I was just going through the motion and hoping that I would one day be able to master beautiful, complicated poses.  I guess they had what you would call a yoga education, and I wanted that.

Now that I am nearing the end of the course, I can honestly say that this course is the best thing I have done for myself in a long time.  

Apart from being more certain of the way each asana should be performed, what I did not expect to gain from this course was a positive lifestyle change. I’m not too sure if it is because of the early mornings, the asana practices, the pranayama, or a combination of all of the above – but it works and I am so grateful.

 

Daphne Chua 

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