My first solo YTTC in sunny Nicaragua will start this weekend and I am so excited. As my students start to arrive, I am sitting overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Nicaragua and thinking back to my 200 hours YTTC in India, just 5 years ago. I cannot say that it seems like yesterday…to the contrary, it seems like a life time ago. What a journey it has been, from east to west and here I am in Nicaragua.
My 200 hours YTTC took place in India, the home of yoga. I was taught by 2 Indian teachers who taught yoga in a really traditional way. From Ashtanga Mysore Style to Yoga Philosophy, I enjoyed every minute of it. I loved the discipline that the Indian teachers inspired. Early nights, no alcohol, only tea before the 3 hour morning practice, the local chai shop. But it was India, that was how it was meant to be. I embraced it.
And here I am in Nicaragua, on a surf camp, taking on 4 students who are at the start of their yogic journey. I am no stranger to teaching the 200 hours YTTC. I was the 200 hours YTTC Lead Trainer and Curriculum Co-ordinator at Kranti Yoga for several years. As a 200 hours YTTC teacher in India, it was in the perfect setting. To be fair, I never taught in an ashram, I was at a YTTC School in Goa. But here I am, in Nicaragua, about to teach a 200 hours YTTC course, a course that I have designed to be fully interactive with surf camp life in Nicaragua.
I am excited beyond words at the thought of sharing my Ashtanga Yoga practice with these 200 hours YTTC students who have travelled from far and wide to be with me and the Los Clavos Surf Camp team in Nicaragua. And regardless of the surf culture here, we will be chanting at dawn, worshipping the moon and drinking nothing but lemon water before practice.
Join me soon!
200 hours YTTC in Ashtanga and Restorative Yoga starts 8th January 2018
at Los Clavos Surf Camp, Nicaragua