I have been practicing yoga for 3 years. Before I applied for RYT-200, my expectation of a teacher training course was just merely about doing difficult asana and improving my alignment. Yet, RYT-200 is a totally different thing and it changed my perception of yoga entirely. Yoga is not just about asana, but its anatomy, philosophy, teaching skills, ethics, sequencing more and more. they are the roots, the foundation. Before TT, when I practised yoga, I just followed what the teacher do in the class without thinking why the flow is structured like that. But now when I’m practicing, I will think about what part of the muscles I’m using and why a particular pose must be followed as a counterpose or neutralizing pose. The course influences my thinking to judge what is good for the body and what is not. Another thing I got from the course is that teaching yoga is hard. Even the seemingly easy poses, mountain pose, child pose or simple breathing exercise… when I cue for the first time during class, I was just babbling and I knew cueing requires tons of practice, effort and observation to other yoga teachers. I also enjoy the variety of RYT-200 masters. Each master has a different style, eg. Master Mahesh is very slow and explain everything in detail. One time in his Andiappan class, he was taught to transition from headstand to baby crow. I’ve never properly done this pose before. And when he’s here in the class, with a very slow vibe, I magically did the transition. He let me realized the importance of a calm mind without ego. More and more. With different styles of masters, it opens my mind and I can know more about what suits me the most and better improve myself. Yoga is not about how good you are but the attitude you approach doing it. It is effort, consistency and a calm mind.
Student ID : 2021000830
Batch Code : 2021/08/200/PM/OS/YTTCC/HK/1