Sunday, February 9, 2014

Celebrating Yoga Teacher Training Graduation

Yogis, I did it! I completed my first yoga teacher training!

Vinyasa. 200 hours. Woohoo!!

I could not be more grateful for the experience, and for the other amazing trainees who joined me on the journey. We did some amazing work and each of us grew stronger, laughed, cried, and supported each other the whole way through.

I feel incredibly empowered by the training, and more than ready to share yoga with my students. Thank you, Leap! And thank you: Corey, Cathy, Amy, Karl, Tracy, Rachel, Valerie, Aaron, Lisa, Lindsay, Susanne and Lauren -- you guys are rockstars. I can't wait to keep taking your classes :)

Our retreat weekend in Bodega Bay was such a beautiful end to the 5 months of training. We got to stay in a beautiful house right on the beach, and we ran around in the (freezing) water, meditated, chanted, ate amazing food, played silly games, and (of course) did hours and hours of yoga :)

It felt amazing to be near the water and to spend some time in noble silence, too. We did a hike together without speaking to each other. It's so powerful to be in community but also allow yourself some space to reflect and just be.

I also loved leading and participating in our kirtan. Singing and chanting always makes me feel so connected spiritually, and so grateful to engage in my practice and be reminded of the humility and devotion that is part of my yoga.

It was so inspiring to take ten different 30-minute classes from my favorite yoga teachers. We each stepped into our voices as teachers and led beautiful flows...

So proud of all of you, TEACHERS, and so excited to see where teaching yoga takes each of us!


  1. Congratulations Rachel!! I am so happy for you!!

  2. Thanks, Mark! :) I am very excited too!