Almost everyone who knows me, know I’m passionate about Baptiste Yoga.
I never used to be passionate about anything ever in my entire life. Passionate enough to share it, to write, to talk about it and yes to teach.
Well, yes my first love is dance. Dancing makes my heart sing. But there were too many voices in my head back then. There was the guilt because my mum didn’t allow me to dance way back when I was in school. (and I still did it!) There was also shame because I thought I didn’t have the right dance body type, I have ugly sickled feet and I’m not all flexible.
However I know I can shake my hips better than anybody and move my feet to the music. I will never be a great dancer, as I picture it in my head, but I’m always a dancer in my heart and in my bedroom. :) And I acknowledge now that that is enough.
Ironically yoga for me, nearly went through the same path - the guilt and the shame. Fact is I’m not flexible nor strong enough. I don’t do those fancy handstand and back-bending stuff. That used to be my goal but it’s not anymore.
My biggest takeaway from attending Baptiste Level 1 is the power of dropping what I know, which gives access to a clear space to discover something newly about myself, my practice, my body and my mind.⠀
When I’m in a clear space, there’s no fear. There’s nothing to fear or hide when I know that the truth is right there in front of me.
The truth is in my heart; all I have to do is be a yes to listening to the voices in my heart, and dropping the voices in my head.
When I really listen, how easeful it became to give up my ‘lies’ of “I’m not good enough” not once but over and over again. It doesn't get any easier and the power is there - to give it up. ⠀
Acknowledging my lies gives so much freedom to access a deeper connection to my inner self. It allows me to create a new way of being and connecting with others. ⠀
The real truth is I’m enough. I have enough courage and love. I am enough. ⠀
The other valuable takeaway is that it’s made possible possibilities when it doesn’t exist.
Intention (and thinking) became a reality when l quit my job to become a yoga teacher, became a certified Tier Baptiste Yoga teacher, getting married and most importantly it helped to improve my relationship with my mum and now-husband.
It gave me hope and affirmation that what I’m doing right now is right for me, wherever I am.
Baron asked once - what is possible if everyone does Level 1?
The possibilities are endless.
Baptiste Level 1 Training is for you if:
You want to be more than a yoga teacher. It’s not merely a yoga teacher training program but it’s a yoga life training program - it trains you take charge of your life through asana, meditation and inquiry.
You want to be empowered to create a new way of being that makes a real difference in your life and in your practice.
You are willing and ready to do the work on yourself
You want connection as you’ll meet friends forgive.
You want to transform your relationships with your students, your spouse, mother, boss etc
Baptiste Level 1 Training does not require you — to currently teach, nor have the desire to teach. You also do not have to be an “advanced” yogi or in perfect condition. I have practised beside someone who’s 6 months pregnant, and someone who injured his shoulder just prior to training.
Baptiste Level 1 is the first step towards your own Freedom, Power and Vitality.
If you are thinking of going, and you have doubts - ask yourself “do you really want it? If you want it to happen, MAKE IT HAPPEN!
BE A YES (to possibilities)
GIVE UP WHAT YOU MUST (fears, anxieties even dislikes)
Come from a place of YOU ARE READY NOW (because Right now is all you’ve got!)
And I’m here. ASK ME ANYTHING about Level 1. Let me know how I can be of service.
And check out the WHYS from other Level 1 graduates HERE.
Learn more about the Baptiste Level 1 here -
The next Level 1 Phuket is on 11-18 May 2018. Register here - https://www.baptisteyoga.com/blogs/courses/level-one-training-phuket-thailand-1
P.S I know Level One is a major time (a full week) and financial commitment (flights and housing). It was, especially for me, I wasn’t sure but I know I needed to go. I went and the rest is history.
If you are on the pathway to becoming a yoga teacher, read this post first on how to choose the best teacher training course for you.