I have completed my 500-Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga on High in Columbus, Ohio. To become certified I spent a lot of weekends in Columbus studying under some amazing teachers that teach around the world.
I completed my 200-Hour training in the fall of 2009 and have been teaching ever since. Once I completed my required teaching hours, I entered the 500-Hour program. I am currently registered with Yoga Alliance and listed on their online directory as a 200-Hour Hatha Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) and within weeks I’ll be a RYT 500-Hour Teacher. The teacher registry is a listing of teachers whose training and teaching experience meet minimum standards.
All this may sound impressive but I still consider myself a beginner. Yoga is a lifetime of learning that never ends. It’s not just the Asanas (Poses) but going deeper into yourself as well. I love who I have become as a person. I am continually being remolded in a more positive and uplifting direction.
If your stuck in a rut that you can’t get out of with varying issues like illness, depression, weak, tired, mean, violent, sad, lonely, etc. It may be time to begin down a new path starting with Yoga. Begin slowly, even if it’s only 5 minutes a day, that’s how it began for me.
The library can be a good starting point and you don’t need any special clothing or props. As you can see from my story the sky is the limit. Just take it as far as your comfortable. If you can find a beginner Yoga program in your area this may work for you too. Go online and purchase a beginner Yoga DVD or watch a YouTube beginner practice to get started. Just to be clear on one thing “YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE FLEXIBLE TO DO YOGA”, yes I’m yelling. That is the number one reason people tell me they do not do Yoga. Actually the less flexible and/or older you are the quicker the noticeable results will be.
With Yoga the rewards are countless.
Happy & Healthy,