Teacher Training… Again! by Nancy Deison

Posted by on Jul 17, 2017 in Awareness, community, General, Healing, Indra's Grace Teachers, Mindfulness, Spirituality, Yoga, yoga teacher training | 1 comment

Teacher Training… Again!

by Nancy Deison


I am taking my third teacher training.  A dear friend asked me, “Why are you taking the teacher training again?”  I was so grateful for this question because it made me think about motivation.  Here are some of my answers:

  • Every training is new.  New material. New teachers. New teaching methods.  What I am learning now is building on what I learned last year.
  • For many years yoga has been practiced as a healing avenue.  It is much older than western medicine and it provides alternative options to traditional health practices.
  • I enjoy learning in a community. Every group has been unique and the energy created by a group is interesting.
  • The experience of immersion in a subject is rewarding.
  • Yoga students are interesting, intense, fun, challenging, thoughtful, caring.

If you are interested in teacher training, talk to me!  I just signed up for my fourth teacher training in 2018!

IMG_9220There are lots of reasons to love yoga!  Here are a few favorites according to Nancy:

  • Yoga is mindful movement with breath.  That s a challenge I can work on every day!
  • Yoga is quiet. (Unless we do a little screaming.)  I do crave the absence of noise pollution.
  • The benefits of a yoga practice has been scientifically proven.  The more I learn about yoga the more I appreciate its brilliance.
  • I like the emphasis on peace and harmony in class and in my life.
  • I like people who like yoga.  It is fun to participate in a community.
  • I appreciated the accessibility of yoga.  I am not dependent on time, place or another person.  I can do yoga every day.
  • When I am taking a class with a teacher I love and admire, yoga tells me I am my own best teacher.
  • When I am teaching a class I appreciate each student.  I am grateful to observe another’s learning process.
  • Yoga is best practiced every day. Routine suits me.
  • Yoga makes me smile.  Some of the poses are awkward.  Some are irritating.  Others are totally impossible today.  When I do a beautiful headstand with my grandchildren I have to laugh because I have never done a beautiful headstand in class.
  • The “Ego Eradicator” is a great reason to love yoga.
  • Yoga tells us to do our best.  Our best is enough.  I like that.
  • Yoga encourages me to strengthen my body, calm my mind, observe my thoughts, improve my breathing, become flexible and contribute to peace on Earth.

One Comment

  1. Thanks so much for sharing this!!! What a beautiful testimony!!!