200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training changed my life. It was within my training that I deeply examined my beliefs about myself and the world. I had been doing this for years already, especially within my BFA studies at UWM, in which I put my relationships to myself, each other, and to Earth under the microscope lens of art and womens’ studies courses. In yoga teacher training, a fraction of the time required of a student within the university, I had the opportunity to look through the lens of a yogi at my life and how I interact with my world.
I grew up a critical thinker, always distrusting the mainstream ways, and I would critique the mindless day to day life of consumerism that the American Dream encourages. I thought by being a producer of thoughtful images and objects, I could begin to inspire art viewers to question their own relationship to the American Dream, to the blind consumerism, to the disconnections we have with each other and our planet. I was frustrated with humanity.
Yoga Teacher Training showed me a new way. The way of the yogi. Love is power. Frustration is not a way to inspire others, but love is. I changed my relationship to myself and to my community. Anger has been replaced with acceptance, understanding, and most importantly love, and from this nourished rather than frustrated source of energy, I now address the issues I always have been in a far more effective manner.
Profoundly humbling, and from my deepest source of love, I am now leading a 200 hour teacher training through the Third Ward’s Institute of Beauty and Wellness. Who knows how Yoga Teacher Training could change your life? Sign up here: http://ibw.edu/programs/yoga/
Photo credit: Nicole Sheldon