Yoga Student Testimonial – Bailey
My experience as a Costa Rica Yoga Teacher Training Student
As I sit here at my desk thinking back on my experience in Malpais Costa Rica about a thousand memories flood into my mind. I’m overwhelmed with the many beautiful experiences this life-changing trip with School Yoga Institute brought into my life. It was my first time out of the country and wow I could not have chosen a better place to release what was no longer serving me. To shed my layers, addictions, and shadows.
We followed the Shamanic Medicine Wheel and broke up the training into four different cycles. Staring with the wind of the south the Serpent and ending with the wind of the east the eagle. This course is not only set up to address the asana side of yoga but to bring a deeper understating to spirituality. Additionally, It emphasizes the eight principles of Ashtanga yoga. I stayed at Indigo yoga resort a beautiful resort along the Nicoya Peninsula. For three weeks I lived amongst many creatures including iguanas, howling monkeys, scorpions, spiders, and many more beings.
One of the intentions for our asana practices was to surrender. For the past few years, I had been struggling with severe anxiety. Practicing the flow that morning with the intention of surrendering I was able to clear my mind for what seemed like the first time in years. I was able to step into the awareness of the true nature of my essence and step into my power. To see the patterns that I was holding onto and to create new patterns that would allow me to grow. During my training, I was able to release the many irrelevant daunting thoughts that continuously came into my mind and simply allow myself to be. To just be in the present moment. This experience allowed me to truly deeply feel what needed to come up so that I could release what was no longer serving me and blossom into the beautiful, strong woman I am today. It allowed me to tap into the light and love that was always within me. For the first time, I fell in love with myself.
Be ready to open your heart and recenter your life. I am beyond excited to share the medicine of teaching with others in my community. Huge thank you to SYI for cultivating such a safe space and lovely, balanced teacher training.
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