EPISODE 010: Raven, Part 2
Part two of “Raven: Free Your Heart”
To recap what I shared in part one, I was driving down our road tossing about the idea of aerial yoga teacher training. I suddenly saw that I had held a judgement about yoga which had stopped me from ever thinking beyond it. As soon as I saw the judgement, it left, taking flight like the ravens I came upon in the road in front of me, and my truth rose up from my heart. I wanted to pursue yoga teacher training.
Yoga Path Unfolding
My first step in following the Yoga Dream was saying yes to aerial yoga training. This training, only 3 days, would be a good test of my abilities. Most of the trainees would be young yoga instructors with both youth and teaching experience on their side. Would I be able to keep up? Would my body and mind be able to learn everything I needed to learn in that short time?
Me (top right) and the amazing women I trained with and under at Tula Maine in February 2019.
I am an Aerial Yoga Teacher
I completed the training with less soreness than some of my classmates (all of whom were definintely much younger than me!), and I remembered what I needed to. With the aerial training under my belt, I felt more confident in pursuing my bigger yoga teacher training dreams.
Yoga Teacher Training
Researching 200-hour yoga teacher training programs, I found Kripalu, the largest, most well-known yoga school in North America. I applied, and then waited for the reply. Two weeks later I received the acceptance letter!
It was a sunny winter day as I stepped outside and took a seat in the lawn chair I had planted in the snow a few days earlier. The sun warmed my face and I was lost in thoughts about Kripalu. I heard a sound I could not identify. At first I ignored it in favor of my daydreams. But then I thought, I should pay attention to this! It had come from above and behind me. If it was a bird, it would be coming into view over my right shoulder. As I quickly turned to look in that direction, there it was! A raven winging overhead, making that weird, throaty sound that is so unique to ravens. What a poignant and interesting confirmation of the unfolding of my yoga dream.
The Yoga Dream
My desire is to complete yoga teacher training at Kripalu. Because yoga has been so beneficial to me on my healing path, I dream of sharing it with other lyme warriors and their families, free of charge, in weekly classes in my community. I am challenged to be as resourceful as the raven and to keep my thoughts positive in order to manifest this dream.
In light of this, I wanted to share a beautiful practice of hourly affirmations to help us train our thinking to more positivity and less negativity. Good vibrations are what it is all about if we desire to create the changes we seek! I recently came upon this list on chopra.com. Enjoy!
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