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Do I really want to teach yoga?

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“Do I really want to teach yoga?” is a question I ask myself all the time. I have already graduated from college after 4 years with a diploma I don’t use.  Will this be another one of those pieces of paper?  It really isn’t an important answer because when it comes to yoga it truly is the journey.  Which might translate to it is not the diploma that counts but the journey to deepen my practice.

There must have been 15 of us packed in the garden area of OG.  It was a hot sticky night and I think we were all nervous.  It kind of felt like an audition.  I hope I get it!  I hope I get in!  We all were there to find out about an adventure ahead of us.  I attended the information night with a long list of questions and just ended up listening.   It was a lot more interesting to listen to the other’s questions, they asked everything I wanted to know and more.  

Scott talked about how teacher training was similar to a pressure cooker or sweat lodge.  We would enter the long intense weekends, one a month, and learn a lot in a short period of time.  Scott and Pat kept saying it was an intense experience.  I think they wanted us to know it was going to be an “intense experience”.  We got the point.   I could see it in everyone’s eyes that they were ardent at the prospect of going deeper.  The room was full of passionate Yogis.

I have gone on a yoga retreat already and experienced how yoga can open you up like a can of worms.  Your fears, emotions and all the things that bother you spilling out in front of a group of strangers.  Then the strangers all become close friends because they are experiencing the same thing.

I think I am ready to say I don’t know if I want to teach yoga right now but I am ready to go buy a can opener!

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