Honestly, I was nervous about signing up for the 300 hour teacher training! I have been practicing yoga for years, but until fairly recently had solely been focusing on the asanas (postures)- not the 7 other limbs - and I thought this would be too heady and advanced for me. But Rebekah makes everything accessible and in just this first module I was so well guided to develop my own home Sadhana (specific type of meditation) and inspired to deepen this dive into these truly awesome traditions.
Each day we would begin by setting up the room: Sage, preparing our altar, a welcome to our community - and then Rebekah would lead us through Sadhana, covering the ideas and philosophy we would go over later, followed by an Asana practice that incorporated these ideas and let our bodies stretch and strengthen in creative flows (as she is known to provide!). We’d break for lunch then gather for a lecture, reviewing the things we had just been allowed to explore in our meditations so they felt more real, more rooted and available somehow. We ended with questions; this way training feels very unique and lovely!
We also had a a couple of field trips that I wasn’t able to make it to due to work, but they sounded incredible - I’ll definitely block out time for them on the next module - a fascinating guest lecturer, Lorin Roche, and a cleansing closing ceremony at the beach.
I can’t wait to continue on this journey!
- Melissa Mooney