Class Notes, Week 55: My Yellow Brick Road

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.

Wow, wow, wow.  Has it already been a year?  Or more appropriately, more than a year since I started my yoga teacher training?

I’m going to have to adjust the tagline of my blog from this: “My year of yoga teacher training” … to this: “My yoga teacher training journey.”

This journey doesn’t end when I get my 200-Hour CYT certification in a month.  It’s still very much unfolding, and will be for the rest of my life.  Especially this ongoing study of the self, or svadhyaya.  I’ve only just started scratching the surface there.

This past year, I’ve felt a bit like Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz, skipping along the Yellow Brick Road (my dharma’s path), encountering amazing guides along the way.  I’ve amassed an inspiring collection of Scarecrows, Tin Men and Cowardly Lions.  These are people who weren’t in my life a year ago.  I can’t imagine having not met them.

Sure, my Yellow Brick Road will eventually lead to my version of Oz, whatever that is.  But it’s the journey along this path that intrigues me most, the people I have yet to meet, the discoveries that will happen along the way.

Who else and what else will I encounter?  Hopefully no flying monkeys or wicked witches.

Taking it one step at a time. Or at least, I’m trying.

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