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.
- Video review date confirmation — check.
- First prep meeting with my co-teachers scheduled — check.
- Permission from my supervisor to assist in Gabriel Halpern’s therapeutic yoga course — check.
- My Thursday evenings in April and May cleared to make each class — check.
- Ten-week anatomy course completed — check.
- Next practice teaching class scheduled for this month — check.
- Flight purchased for the Shiva Rae teacher training in Santorini, Greece — check.
Check, check, check. There have a lot of those lately. Just trying to keep up, trying to stay organized. I feel good about each check. Sometimes my zest for organization is a curse that bogs me down. In this specific situation, it is invigorating to scan what I’ve accomplished so far with the teacher training program — and what I have tee-ed up in the near future.
I am really excited about my decision to participate in Gabriel Halpern’s therapeutic yoga course. Everyone at Moksha speaks so highly of it, as it’s run by a highly regarded master yogi who oversees the teacher trainees working one-on-one with disabled and injured yoga students. (It’s a class that someone like my mother would take — a huge motivator for me right there.)
Up until last week, I didn’t think this would be a “realistic” opportunity. Fear of over-scheduling myself, concern over not getting a blessing from work to slip out early to make the 5:30 p.m. start, uncertainty whether I’d be able to effectively help the disabled and injured — all of these were mental roadblocks.
However, when I thought about what I could offer these students, and in turn gain from experience working with them and Gabriel, all of these fears-concerns-uncertainties were overruled. I was going to find a way to make it happen. So I did. And now I’m signed up.
The moral here: I won’t let present-day doubt lead to future regret.