Obi-One Kenobe Wannabe
On a regular teacher training, you are studying from sunrise to sunset and a typical day includes two yoga practices, a meditation session, teaching methodology, anatomy and lectures. Six days a week, for a whole month. Your body is in pain, your mind is overwhelmed, and your emotions are boiling. My 200 hours YTT was a full immersion in yoga practice and yogic lifestyle. It was a real challenge. It was insane. Why would I like to go through it again? Despite all that painful details, it was like going on a journey to the land of wonders!
So, a year and a half later, I am ready for a brand new adventure and yoga journey. Being lucky enough to cross my path with Thai Child Development Foundation, I had a chance to share my love and passion for yoga and yogic lifestyle with children. Fun as hell, right? Hard job as well! At the peak of my excitement of raising Jedi Knights, I found out that animal and super hero-themed asana with imaginative sounds effects, are not enough to keep kids interested in staying on the bright side. Neither is it enough to go beyond the physical aspect of yoga and make it truly holistic and beneficial for their entire lifetime. And who needs that more than kids?!
What to do, when the Force is not on your side and uncle Google's tips are failing you in attempts to spread the Good and little yogis are crawling away to the dark site? Call for the Jedi Master.
I met one in the very same place, as I met my challenge - in TCDF in the middle of the rainforest. Laura, of Divine Light Yoga, was an international primary school teacher prior to teaching yoga and so, she is very passionate about incorporating yoga and mindfulness into the lives of young children and teenagers.
Laura leads weekend and week-long intensives as well as playful trainings in various specializations, focused on practical aspects of using movement, music, interactive story-telling, art, dance and play, so that children can fully embrace yoga and its message. Sound good to me!