It’s Sunday night before our first day of our month long Yoga Teacher Training!! My boyfriend Dusty and I decided to do the training together, so we’ve packed our lunches and figured out arrangements for our son to be dropped off and picked up from Sunset Beach Elementary school for the week. Whew! Here we go. It’ll be an intense month of learning, juggling and fun!! Hopefully we’ll squeeze in a few surf sessions in the weeks ahead.
Dusty and I decided that this is going to be an amazing training for many reasons:
-it’s a simple 5 minute car ride from our humble hale on the North Shore
-2 of our favorite teachers from North Shore are co-teaching
-apparently there will be scholars from all different fields coming to educate us in their specialties
- and it’ll be a great learning and bonding experience for both of us.
- my parents are flying over from the mainland to help care for our son. Thanks Mom and Dad!
And what’s even more amazing is how much yoga has changed my life in the last few years. I’ve only been practicing about 7 years. I started taking yoga fairly regularly when I was pregnant with my son. At that point I was 24 years old and I found a pre-natal class that was appealing. I never considered it a goal of mine to become a yoga teacher; it just kind of happened.
I found myself in India in Feb 2013 for my first yoga teacher training. I really just wanted to immerse myself and dedicate myself to yoga more because I saw how much better of a person, a mother, a partner, daughter, sister and friend I was because of my yoga practice.
Upon returning home to Hawaii, Dusty and I opened up our first retail boutique and yoga studio in April 2013. It has been a busy year to say the least! I’m proud to say that we are celebrating our One Year Anniversary at the studio in 2 weeks! We have quality teachers that offer a variety of classes to the community here on the North Shore, we feature local artists and designers, the best bookshelf in our small town, and the vibe at our studio makes you want to hang out and talk story all day.
And I LOVE teaching yoga! I am excited to learn with my boyfriend and to deepen our practice together. I think Dusty will be an excellent teacher and an excellent role model to men around the world. I feel like it will be a wonderful bonding experience and I am open to all of the lessons to help us deepen our connection. This is going to be better than I can even imagine!