My Level 1 Yoga Teacher Training journey started one Saturday in winter – June 21, 2014 to be precise – amongst a roomful of strangers in a studio on Brisbane’s southside. A date which coincided with the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year – after which the daylight hours become longer and the nights shorter. Traditionally celebrated as a major turning point in the calendar, the night of Winter Solstice is a time for rest and reflection ahead of the dawn, which brings with it a renewed positivity and hope for the future. A shift from darkness towards the light.
The longest night of the year is therefore viewed as a powerful time for the setting of new intentions, which then sprout and grow along with the strengthening sun, gaining momentum as the season shifts into spring. Such unexpectedly wonderful timing to have been taking my first tentative steps towards a new career and as it turns out, a new life.
My Level 1 Yoga Teacher Training journey ended one Saturday in summer – December 6, 2014 to be precise – amongst a roomful of friends in a studio on Brisbane’s northside. A date which coincided with a glorious and blindingly bright full moon – a phase on the lunar cycle associated with incredible energy, and thought to offer tremendous potential for the realisation of our most heartfelt desires. How perfect it is to have come full circle and conclude this course on such an auspicious occasion.
Sending so much thanks and love to my wonderful teachers Michael & Vanessa, and all the beautiful souls I encountered on this yogic adventure started six months ago. My life has been forever changed in all the best kinds of ways. I am so much richer for the experience of knowing each and every one of you. Namaste.