Mara Saunders, a student in Pete’s most recent 200 Hour Six Month Teacher Training, wrote the first of a series of blogs about her thoughts and experiences in the training. She will be joined by other students writing about the training throughout the next 6 months.
Walking out into the chilly, dark street of my still-slumbering neighborhood at 5:30 on Saturday morning, I won’t pretend I didn’t have a moment of doubt. I almost never see this hour on a weekend, except when traveling to the airport for an early morning flight. This weekend I began a very different type of journey, as I settled on my mat alongside my 18 fellow trainees, in the beckoning warmth of the Yoga Tree Telegraph studio, and intoned “Aho” along with Pete as he called upon the four directions to support us on our path toward becoming yoga teachers.
Over the next 9 hours, we shared sweat, tears, and laughter, as Pete gently guided us with his unique style, bolstered us with his dry sense of humor, and encouraged us to always speak from the heart. The next morning, waking up in the dark felt much easier, as I felt energized by the previous day’s work, and looked forward to rejoining my circle of trainees. Seldom is there an opportunity for genuine community to form so quickly, but by the end of the second day, it was clear that we have already begun to trust, support, and learn from one-another… and there is no doubt that our community will continue to grow as we walk this challenging, but exciting path with Pete, lighting it together as we go.
Abbie, another trainee in the class has also blogged about the training. Click here to read more.