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LILA VINYASA YOGA TEACHER TRAINING, KOH PANGAN, THAILAND

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07 Jul LILA VINYASA YOGA TEACHER TRAINING, KOH PANGAN, THAILAND

So for the past month I’ve been immersed in an intense Yoga Teacher Training with my lovely and brilliant teachers Clara Roberts-Oss and Carolyn Anne Budgell.   We started everyday at 6am and finished 7pm.  It was an all day ordeal, with breakfast and lunch breaks when we could soak up some sun and then run back to the Prana Hall where the teachings took place.  The location was paradise.  We were secluded in one of the most beautiful beaches of Koh Pangan.  The name of the beach is Haad Tien, and the resort, The Sanctuary.  This place is full of magic.  Butterflies everywhere, dogs, cats, groovy people, amazing healers.  We were gifted with 3 full vegetarian meals everyday.   The food was amazing, but some days it was to much vegetables, so we would sneak away to some of the other local Thai restuarants to mix it up.   I would usually have Pad Thai with prawns and watermelon mint shakes, they where the best.  The weather was hot and humid.  SWEAT, SWEAT, SWEAT.  It was a very physical month as well as emotional.  I can’t even begin to express everything that happened there and all the teachings, gifts and blessings that we received during that month.  But one of the most beautiful things that did happen is that the group became a family, we became a tribe united in unconditional love and support for one another.  Its nice to have this feeling of family and unity when you are so far away from home.

So now I’m a Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teacher, what does this mean?  Well, for me its the beginning of another cycle to deepen the relationship with my practice.   Am I going to start teaching right away?  I don’t know!  I’m open to the possibilites of life and the doors that open.  I love Yoga, and I want to have it in my life always, and in order to do this, I need to be more gentle and compassionate to my body and my process, this is one of the teachings I received.  Yoga is for healing, for feeling joyful and free.  And now, back in Vancouver, slowly landing and integrating everything that happened in Thailand.  Transitioning to this other reality and feeling grateful for all my teachers, grateful for the Tribe, and grateful for the blessings received.

Beautiful Thailand!  I heart you! I’m sure someday I will be back.  But for now:  ON TO THE NEXT ONE!