Teaching Yoga to Seniors/Chair Yoga Certification

This weekend I had the opportunity to continue my yoga teaching education with HereNowYoga’s Teaching Yoga for Seniors/ Chair Yoga Certification with India Henson + Becca Impello.  It was an amazing way to spend the weekend.  It was at Embody, which is where I did my 200 hour teacher training.  There were 6 of us there that had been through our 200 hour training together.  So not only did I learn an abundance of information, it was also really good for my soul to be back in that place with those women.

I look forward to using what I learned to help both the senior population and others that may have less mobility and need assistance from a chair or other props.  My intention is to share the practice of yoga with as many people as possible and learning the skills to do that is important.

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Embody Practice Center

 

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Becca demonstrating an assisted Savasana option.

 

For more information, please check out these teachers:

Becca Impello

India Henson

HereNowYoga

Namaste

Graduation!

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November 13th was the culmination of 8 months of study, practice, reading, meditation, hugs, tears, a yoga baby shower, and so much more.  It’s been almost 2 weeks since graduation and I’m still trying to wrap my head around this amazing period of my life.

We spent the day of graduation at Ruffner Mountain.  It was a beautiful day and we shared a walking meditation through the trails, a chilly yoga practice, graduation, and a potluck lunch with friends and family.  It’s a day that I will never forget.  I kept a yellow leaf that I found on our walk as a reminder of the experience.

I started yoga teacher training with no idea what to expect.  I was nervous and excited.  I wanted to learn as much about yoga as I possibly could.  I wanted to meet new people with similar ideas.  I wanted to step out of my box, which I had securely bricked myself into over the years.  I didn’t even really have any expectations of teaching.

Fast forward 8 months and I’ve changed so much.  I’m still unpacking everything that I learned and experienced.  One part of me is sad that this part of my journey is over.  Another is relieved that I can get back to my normal schedule.  As a mother of a nine year old, it’s hard to be away from my family one weekend every month.  Plus, I’m excited to see what happens next on this journey.

I’m still undecided about teaching.  I’ve had people approach me at a yoga class that I attend at my local civic center asking me to teach an additional class in the mornings.  I explained that I have some stage fright around teaching and they didn’t seem to mind.  So that is something that I’m exploring.  And the idea that people in my community want more yoga really gets me fired up.

If anyone is interested in a 200 hour YTT program and are located near the Birmingham, AL area, please consider HereNowYoga teach training.  They are also offering a 300 hour advanced training in Birmingham next year as well.

Namaste!

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