Yoga Teacher Training

At the beginning of this year I didn’t think I would go on any big adventures or have anything exciting planned. That all changed in May when I quit my job in Chicago, traveled around Europe for a month, explored Costa Rica and St. Lucia and moved to Southern California. The last few months have been completely life changing and once I started at my new architecture job in Orange County I thought that I would go back to my nine to five work life, instead an incredible opportunity presented itself.

“You will never find time for anything. You must make it” – Charles Buxton

When I first got to California one of the things I did was find a yoga studio near me. I instantly loved it and bought the monthly unlimited pass and continued to go to classes almost daily. During one of my first classes at the studio I was approached by the teacher, she told me I had a beautiful practice and should consider the yoga teacher training program the studio was offering. I smiled and thanked her but thought to myself that there was no way I could do the training since I had just started a new job. I asked her to send me the information anyway because at least I could get an idea of what the training was, how much it would cost and how long it would be. As I opened up the email I started to think that maybe I could do the training. Usually when you hear about a teacher training program it’s a month somewhere exotic and costs a couple thousand dollars. I had considered doing one of these but the time never seemed right and I knew it would cost a fortune. The 200 hour program offered at my studio has the training classes in the evenings and on the weekend which I could attend since they wouldn’t interfere with my work schedule. That night I went to bed debating in my head if I should sign up. The next morning I woke up and knew what I was going to do, go and sign up for the training program because why not. I’m going to be a yoga teacher =o)



Now it’s a day before my 200 hour teacher training starts. I am excited, nervous and also curious at how the next two months will be. I have always had becoming a yoga teacher on my bucket but never in my wildest dreams did I think I would get to check it off so soon. Sometimes you have things you want to accomplish in your life but don’t think you will because it could be something silly or there isn’t enough time. My advice is always keep an open mind about your goals and dreams, if an opportunity comes up take it because you may regret not taking that chance later on. I knew that if I didn’t sign up for the training I would probably be regretting it in a few months. I don’t plan on quitting my architecture job to become a yoga teacher, I want to do this training because I want to learn more about the human body and mind as well as furthering my practice.



The first time I stepped into a yoga class was in high school with my mom, she used to take classes while we were growing up and once I was older she invited me with her. On Tuesday nights for over a year we would go to yoga and I realized this was a form of exercise I enjoyed. I was never really into sports growing up instead I would go to dance classes like tap, ballet and salsa dancing. After I graduated from high school and moved out to Chicago for university I continued to go to yoga classes on campus but not as often because of my busy architecture schedule. My second to last year of school my friend mentioned there was a groupon for a studio in the city that we should try. I had been wanting to get back into practicing yoga more regularly so I agreed to buy the groupon. She and I never ended up going together so I went alone to give it a try. It was Bikram yoga so the room was 105F/40C and an hour and a half long class. This was heaven to me because after dealing with the cold weather I loved that I could spend ninety minutes in a room that felt like it was somewhere in a warmer climate. I continued to go to the studio for three years, attending some of their workshops, and making friends with other yogis. When I got to California I knew that I needed to find a studio right away but I had no idea that I would be starting my yoga teacher training program just a few weeks later after finding one.


The next few weeks will be super busy and I can’t wait to get started with my teacher training. I will be going to evening classes twice a week and Sunday afternoon and in two months I will be a certified yoga teacher! I promise to keep you updated on the process (you can follow my Instagram) as much as possible. I still can’t believe this is happening and that I am getting to do something I have been dreaming of.

X the Adventurer

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86 thoughts on “Yoga Teacher Training

  1. Great post & way of life. Living…not waiting for it to pass by.

    As a soft tissue specialist, movement analyst and performance coach who runs his own clinic, I commend your honesty and subject matter.

    I don’t often say this to many people and am not the type of person to usually comment. Spoken from the heart and you have my respect.

    I have a recent post you may enjoy called “I used to be a body builder, before I grew up,” it’s a 6000 word spiel, but it deals more with the clinical element of soft tissue principality, biotensegrity and psychology rather than the generic outlook of “fitness.”

    Give it a read some time if you are ever free. If you like it, if you agree with it, then let’s work on some online ideas together? I have a platform through my clinic and I’m looking for more people’s stories to be able to share for motivation, to help others.

    If not…then take care and keep doing you!

    From reading the comments on this feed you are obviously inspiring people, which inspires me.


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    1. Thank you so much for reading and reaching out =o) Although a collaboration with you sounds exciting and fun I am unable to commit at this time. What you are doing is inspiring and incredible so keep on doing it! Thanks again and I’ll be sure to keep you in mind for any future collaborations =o)


  2. Thank you so muchfor sharing beautiful post and exprience good luck for your training. yoga and meditation is the way to live a spiritual and healty life. It is a skill that can help you to reduce stress and improve productivity with available resources. It refers to the development of processes and tools that enhance efficiency and productivity.. If you wantto know more about yoga and meditation or have any query regards to yoga teacher training feel free to visit our website hope you like it and we will happy to help you. our website

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  3. Yay! This is awesome! I’ve actually been wanting to do teacher training too someday. If not even to teach, to at least better understand my practice and how it works in my life.
    I can’t wait to hear how you like it. You’re going to be crazy busy, but maybe that’s why this opportunity came into your life at this moment :).
    Have so much fun on your first day!

    Susie |

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    1. You have to do teacher training one day =o) I think you would love it and it definitely furthers your practice. I am learning so much about the poses and how to certain things the proper way. It has been such a humbling experience =o)


  4. I thought you quit your job! I love that you spend a time exploring the world. Everyone should quit their job and travel at least once in their life. I quit my job and traveled for 3 months around the world. I hit 9 countries, 3 different continents. It was life-changing, and I still travel outside of the country a few times a year. congrats on setting in Southern California! I love yoga. there’s nothing like having an unlimited membership I would go every day all day if I could afford an unlimited pass. This sounds like a great program, super excited you decided to take the next step in your yoga journey. You have such beautiful form 🙂 I’m so happy for you.

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    1. Haha I know I feel like I need to do an update on where I am in my life because I’ve only been sharing bits and pieces. But yes everyone should quit their jobs and travel the world one day. It has been an exhilarating last few months to say the least and I can’t wait to share my yoga journey with you all. Thank you for such a sweet message Mary =o)


  5. I wish I had your dedication. If I did, the little stretches I do randomly may then resemble 1/10 of your simplest poses. I know – I just need to ‘DOn’t waIT’ and start doing my simple stretches regularly. I admire your dedication. Best of luck with the teaching program.

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    1. Thank you for the sweet comment =o) I used to look at other yogis photos and think there is no way I can get into that pose. After the last three years when I started to push myself to practice more I am finally seeing results =o) It just takes time


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