In my life, I often find myself creating many reasons, justifications and excuses for why I shouldn’t or can’t do something that I, deep down, really want to do. Whenever I do decide to take the plunge and do something that I really want to do, my life shifts in a beautiful way. I am happier in everything I do. I love my life, my husband, my job and myself so much more. Depriving ourselves of things that will really feed us is a funny thing. As a life coach, I work with many people who go through similar thoughts and struggles. I can’t necessarily figure out why we do this (at least not in one blog article) but I can help you come out of your doubts and fears and into something more powerful.
Personally, I can say that I have never regretted attending or assisting a teacher training. Leaving my family and business for a week, traveling far and wide, paying a lot of money and staying in not-so-sexy places doesn’t sound like a great use of my time, energy, and money. But, I have realized that training with my teachers and reconnecting with people who challenge me to grow is invaluable. And at the end of my life, I won’t remember my wardrobe, what car I drove, or how many fancy restaurants I visited. I will, however, remember the people and the experiences that shaped who I am today. There are few things in life that can feed your heart, soul, and mind like a powerful yoga training. Have you ever thought or said, “I would like to do teacher training but…”
- I don’t have time this year.
- I am going on vacation.
- I don’t know if I want to be a yoga teacher.
- I don’t live in Dallas so I can’t make the Tuesday nights.
- It’s expensive.
- I’ll do it next year.
- I am scared.
- I am not ready.
Sound familiar? Keep reading.
The No-Time. You will never have 200 extra hours laying around in your schedule. EVER. You will make the time because we make time for the things that are important to us. Everyone who has gone through training has successfully done it. Moms, students, 50 hour/week professionals. I’m not going to say you won’t have to make sacrifices. You may have to skip watching some of your favorite shows but really, it’s a small price to pay (and that is what DVR’s were made for!).
The Vacation. We only meet for 7 weekends and never on a holiday weekend. If you have to miss a weekend, you can complete makeup hours to ensure you still get your certificate.
The I Don’t Know If I Want To Teach Yoga. The cool thing about this training is that you don’t have to want to teach yoga. One of our first year grads said, “After training I realized that I love being a student and don’t want to teach yoga. But it was one of the best things I have ever done for myself and I would recommend it to anyone.” Powerful. And so true. Yes this is a yoga teacher training. But even more so, it’s a life training. You will become a better and happier version of who you are right now. Like the new IPad. The old one was awesome, but the new one is even better.
The I Don’t Live In Dallas. If you live out of town, we have a solution. Tuesday nights are practice and discussion. Out-of-towners can make up the weekly Tuesday practices at any power yoga studio and meet with us through Zoom from 7:30-9pm.
The It’s Expensive. We all spend money on things that are important to us. You are important. Wholeheartedly commit to this training and you will have an incredible team of teachers and participants 100% committed to supporting you and your growth. You simply cannot put a price tag on the experiences and results you will get out of this training. And if you don’t believe me, ask any past participant of the program. How much would that experience be worth to you? What can you cut back on to make it happen? We do offer a rockin’ payment plan so make a few changes to your spending and you won’t even feel it. AND, your yoga membership is included in the fee so you are paying even less than you think!
The I’ll Do It Next Time. Only one person who has said this to me actually took the training the next year. If you really want to do it, do it now. One of my current teachers can attest to this one. She was on the fence about committing. Then a training was canceled. When the next one came up, she knew she couldn’t not do it because the chance had already been taken away once. You just never know if there will even be a next time. Life is ever changing and the only thing we can be certain of is this moment right now. I can say that this will be the final year I will be 100% devoted to the 200 hour program. In developing my 500 hour training and more coaching programs, I will be sharing the teaching of the 200 hour program next year. So if you want to work directly with one of the most experienced yoga teachers in all of DFW, now really is the time.
The I Am Scared. So what? It is scary. Most exciting, powerful and life changing things in life are scary at first. The only way to get over fear is to move through it. Take the leap with me.
The I Am Not Ready. Buying and reading more yoga books and practicing more is not going to make you feel more ready. And waiting one more year will not make you feel more ready. I have four words for you. YOU. ARE. READY. NOW.
Training teachers is my passion. I know I am supposed to be doing this work because my favorite thing in the world is to help people grow. It inspires, excites and empowers me to keep doing great things in my life. And I promise that working with me, the YS crew, and your new family of friends will help you do the same.
My sweet husband John is deathly afraid of heights. While on our first trip together to Hawaii, he decided to jump off a pretty high cliff. When I asked him why, he said, “Well, that’s how you get over your fears, right?” And he did. Check out his smile in this photo! I promise you, after all of your hard work, commitment and dedication, you will feel just like John did. It’s a pretty incredible ride and I look forward to taking it with you.
Check the 200-hour training page for our next open house date. More details, registration, schedules and tons of other goodies are on the website.
Much love, Angela