Yoga teacher training is kind of wonderful. In an intense, rip-your-soul-out-and-examine-it kind of way.
I think there are about twenty five students, two course leaders, and seven mentors.
The Monday after our first weekend together (two weeks ago) I think we were all giddy and a little in love with each other. I don't think I've ever missed a group of people as much as I did that first day -- or looked forward to seeing them again this weekend.
We just finished our second weekend and honestly it was kind of hard to come home.
But also very very good. I am finding, in many ways, that yoga is a very practical practice. You have to do the work, all of it. And not for the sake of doing it or the experience of doing it, but so that you can get up off the mat and live your life in a better, more complete way. For yourself, and for those around you.