The Moksha yoga teacher training program requires me to journal once each week about my experience with the poses and assignments + my practice and progress. This is part of that weekly assignment.
Today I asked for an extension to complete my yoga teacher training certification.
Reason: I don’t want to rush the final requirements simply to finish by September. One hundred dollars buys me an additional three months — time to allow the fruits of my labor over these past nine months to really blossom, and eliminate unnecessary stress this summer.
Here are the big “assignments” that I have left to complete:
- Teach six karma/community classes
- Teach three privates
- Goodwill class
- Book report (yoga book of my choosing)
- Final project: three days of silence and/or two weeks of Ayurvedic diet
- Final workshop: plan, prepare, market and teach
This final workshop is something I’m not completely settled on … yet. I thought I’d devise a class around conquering fears — and tethering it to everyone doing a handstand in class. But after my teacher training with Shiva, I am attracted to exploring meditation and mudras within a workshop setting. I want to use the summer, and the karma/community classes I’ll be teaching, to experiment and come to a confident conclusion about what to pursue. I want it to matter.
Zoey, the yoga teacher training coordinator, once told me that the topic will choose me … versus me choosing the topic. I’m not convinced that topic has selected me yet. More time will help, so that I can teach a meaningful workshop by December.