How & Why I Became a Certified Yoga Instructor

Who, me? Yoga teacher? No way. Never ever dreamed about it. Yet here I am on my last day of a 200-hour yoga teacher training with a certificate in my hand ready to teach yoga.

Graduation Day
Here I was at my yoga teacher training in Bali i n Warrior 1.

We are where we’re at.

Life is funny that way. It throws something at you that is even remotely interesting…

That will never be me.

But your hidden passion is still there. It is sitting there and waiting for the right moment to come out. Your dreams are sitting there and waiting for the moment when you will decide to choose you. When you’ll decide to be you and not goddess Felicia.

I was always fascinated by yoga.

Where I come from (Moldova) — yoga is an expensive, less common practice. When I was in high-school, one of my more financially well-off girlfriends mentioned that she was doing yoga and I remember thinking to myself what a posh life she has.

Addicted to “here and now.”

I have never taken it seriously until one day when something inside of me clicked. I don’t really know how to explain it but when you feel it, you know. I believe it was during some of the most stressful times of my life at work. I got addicted to having that “me time” for 60 minute where it was only me and my mat. No one else. No meetings and bosses, no deadlines and project milestones, no launches and webinars.

Getting into Vrsksasana (tree pose)

“There is nowhere to go and nothing to do. You are here and now.”

That’s what I got addicted to. And so my classes increased in frequency to two-three classes a week. Religiously.

Addicted to progress.

Then I became addicted to progress. I think that’s what keeps all the sports junkies going to the gym regularly. They see and feel their muscles toning, their butt looking better and better and the mirror smiling at them wider and wider every day.

We are where we’re at.

Getting serious about yoga.

After every yoga class I felt energized, relaxed and at peace. After every yoga class I felt stronger. There was something to it that I needed to explore more.

First thing I did when I landed in a new country was find a yoga studio. Only then I knew I would be okay. Yoga has become part of my daily practice whether it was for only 20 minutes a day or a full on 90 minutes in a class.

I started going to yoga festivals and workshops and various extra classes. I was really into it.

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