by Katie Zarajczyk
I knew I would teach yoga while laying in savasana after a kickass, sweaty vinyasa practice. Exhausted on my mat I felt connected in a way I never had before. I was fully present, yet somehow connected to both the past and the future. A few tears fell from my eyes. I knew there was something special happening in that room. I wanted to learn more and I knew I would teach some day.
It would be years before I finally enrolled in a 200hour teacher training. I met my husband, moved to Canada, and then back to Florida. When the opportunity for training presented itself I didn't think I was ready. I knew I wasn't ready. I couldn't imagine having the courage to stand up in front of a room and lead a class. The teachers I admired had such grace, they were confident, funny, and strong. I didn't consider myself any of those things.
Yoga teacher training helped me discover that we are all mirrors for each other. Those qualities I admired were a part of me. Gaining the courage to teach through my 200hour training reminds of these words from Marianne Williamson:
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."
With this in mind, I invite you to be fearless, to take the leap, and join us for a life changing journey. Let's learn and grow together!
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