Class Notes, Week 26: Check, check, check …

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.

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