I leave India with a 200h yoga certificate, new found friends and a heart bursting full of joy, appreciation, and gratitude for this experience, for myself, my body, mother nature and this beautiful earth we live in. Doing my Yoa Teacher Training in India was everything I hoped for and more.
It was like one big summer camp for adults.
It was practicing yoga 3-4 hours a day, 6 days a week.
It was morning neti pots and herbal teas.
It was learning how to breathe and meditate and sit still for an hour.
It was being a sweaty, dirty mess for a month, but not caring how I look.
It was getting weird rashes and allergies all over my body and not knowing what’s going on.
It was dancing like no one’s watching and singing my lungs out to Indian Bollywood songs and mantras.
It was being surrounded by incredibly inspiring and uplifting people, and both laughing and crying together.
It was getting to know the Indian culture and falling in love with their generosity.
And falling in love with myself again.
It was feeling deflated on days where the yoga flow just didn’t seem to happen, and feeling elated when a challenging pose finally seemed in reach.
It was lying in bed at night wondering what my purpose in life is.
It was allowing myself to be more vulnerable than ever before.
It was realizing that everything is OK.
It was realizing that things are coming full circle for me and that I truly feel at peace with myself.