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Yoga …. TEACHER??!

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That’s me standing in the back, with so many FABULOUS beings.

Its so hard for me to call myself a yoga teacher.

I lead classes, I hold space, I HELP create energy.  Sure, we move through yoga asana as I ramble out the cues, but its not teaching.

Simple Definition of teacher

  • : a person or thing that teaches something; especially : a person whose job is to teach students about certain subjects

There are EIGHT limbs to yoga.  EIGHT.

I know their names.

Yamas (5 restraints), Niyamas (5 observances), Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana, Samadhi.

I have perfected NONE of them.  I have experienced SOME of them.

How can I be a teacher when I can’t even get through the YAMAS?!  I know their definitions but in order to teach it you must KNOW it.

ANYWAY – I digress.

I have led 259 (!)  naked yoga classes and numerous 1 on 1 private sessions.  I have led classes with clothes on for kids, adults, people with autism, down syndrome.  I have led probably 300 classes since I got the certificate that said Im a teacher. I have taken classes and workshops and events and trainings, but Im not a teacher.

I’m more of a Yoga….. student.

YES, I am a yoga student.

 

Katherine

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