How it all began…
For a long time I wanted to have a more creative career and finally a few years ago I decided to follow that dream by becoming a graphic designer. That meant back to college for a few years while still working full time. Even though I loved being back studying, I realised very quickly switching off and relaxing was absolutely impossible and I needed something to keep a somewhat healthy work and study balance.
As it happens a friend of mine just came back from her yoga teacher training in India and introduced me to my first yoga experience. The practice with her released a lot of emotions and my body and mind just let go and I felt re-energised and much lighter afterwards. I was fascinated by the effect some simple movements and mediation had on me and I wanted more of that magic stuff.
So I started going to yoga classes weekly to feed myself with goodness. My newly found routine supported my body and mind to relax, recharge and unwind.
… a few years later...
I changed career and just landed a new job in the environment I really wanted to work in. I believe to get where I am now yoga played a big part. My regular practice helped me to learn more about myself, what I want and need, rather than focusing on what I thought I have to do.
Yoga keeps my curiosity alive and tickles my heart. I want to learn more about it and that’s why I have decided to do the Yoga Teacher Training this summer at Yoga Dublin with Sibylle and Naomi.
I picked that course because I go regularly to Sibylle’s classes and immensely enjoy the love, energy and care she brings to each of them. Also, I like the idea of staying local and being able to relax in the evenings in the comfort of my own home (and my cat on my lap ).
I’m super curious about what will happen when I devote a full month to yoga. How will it feel focusing every day on breathing, meditating and physical activity? How much can I learn about all other aspects of yoga? What will I learn about myself? How deep can I dig?
Yes, of course there is some fear and anxiety lingering in the background as it’s a big step from going to regular classes to do a full 200 hours intense teacher training (even writing those words freak me out a bit ) but that still doesn’t stop me!
For now I just want to trust myself and follow my curiosity rather than let fear and self-doubt overshadow the joy I get from yoga.
Yoga tickles my heart and the teacher training will help me to spread a few of those tickles around me. I can’t wait to get started this August.
See you on the mat
About the Author
Gerlinde has signed up to The Art of Teaching 200hr Yoga Teacher Training this August with Sibylle & Naomi in Yoga Dublin, Dundrum.
We look forward to welcoming Gerlinde and the other trainees and being a part of their Yoga journey!