I am counting the days to the start of my yoga teacher training!
There are a lot of things to prepare—physically and mentally. During my spare time in between assisting retreats, I read the pre-training textbooks Light on Yoga by K.S. Iyengar, Pranayama Prana Widya by Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati and Functional Anatomy of Yoga by David Keil. I really like the challenge of my first English anatomy book! At first, I got confused with the many technical words, but then committed myself to do the best I can. However, the real challenge has not even begun yet…
I keep improving my own yoga and meditation practice and listing things that I want to learn during my training hours. My experience assisting yoga classes at Oneworld Retreats and Oneworld Ayurveda has truly helped me with many things on my to-do-list. Even though I now know a bit more about yoga philosophy, there are still lots of questions in my mind. The Yoga Arts’ training will certainly be a great opportunity to meet and to learn from a professional and experienced teacher. Whenever I start thinking about it, I feel both excited and nervous at the same time. I worry about my English, which is not perfect. But, I tell myself, I will never know until I try so I am committed to trying and doing my best.
During our visit couple of weeks ago to The Shala Bali in Ubud—the venue of the training—Iyan and Wayan shared their own teacher training experiences. Their stories and the support from my family is what motivate me and I feel confident that the training will pass smoothly.
I still have many other stories on my preparations. Besides writing in my journal, I will also share bits and pieces about the yoga and the Balinese wisdom during my journey in social media. So don’t forget to follow my Instagram and Facebook and be part of my journey. Hopefully, I can inspire those who are looking into or dreaming of becoming a yoga teacher.
Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti om
Komang Desiani—or Desy—was born in a small village near the beach in East Bali to a family of farmers. She grew up being in the nature and familiarizing herself with the Balinese traditions.. Read more »