Trying to capture a month’s worth of teacher training thoughts, feelings, emotions, sensations and experiences in a BLOG is a bit like trying to fit the Ocean into a swimming pool! From Feb. 2 – 28 a group of intrepid Global Yogi’s self selected each other to explore the path of Yoga and become certified teachers.
On the first day, I had arrived early with my girlfriend to get ourselves set up and prepared… we did that and were enjoying a little hammack chill time when the bus arrived with 18 of the students. And in an instant, it was ON. I stepped onto the bus and recognized most of the faces smiling back at me from retreats and workshops and it was pretty easy to put a face to the those who I only knew their names. There was a flurry of activity to get everyone’s bags off the bus, checked into the rooms and begin the work that would last an entire month. Our retreat center, Enchanted Mountain, is a lovely center in the state of Santa Catarina Brasil tucked into a jungle valley. The rooms are simple and sweet and the nature around us would support our growth on a daily basis.
I have led training programs before and am always amazed at the energetic shifts that happen over time and pressure. I use the analogy of Alchemy a lot in the beginning of trainings and it was very true for this group. The first night, there was nice social interaction and small talk and a great sense of anticipation.
OK… since writing this first 3 paragraphs, too many adventures have happened to capture the essence of TT! So I will start a new BLOG post soon from my adventures with a Blind Braslian teacher in Camboriu, workshops in a German stettlement in S. Brasil and my week of chill in Rio combined with my most recent visit to a special school project teaching to underprivaleged children outside of Rio…
Stay tuned. And if you want to read about the TT, visit my facebook group page and watch the video and plan to come next year Feb 21 – March 21.