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Yoga Teacher Training – Weekend Four

Well my fourth weekend of Yoga Teacher Training (a.k.a Yogaversity) is here and gone.  I can’t believe it’s already March!  Time is flying by as I predicted it would.  It’s just another reminder to myself to live in the present moment.  Not to wish away the weekdays, or weeks in between training.  Not to wonder what it will be like when we get to the weekend 7 or 8.  Just to take it all in.

These words have seemed to stick with me recently… 

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“It was one of the best days of my life, a day during which I lived my life and didn’t think about my life at all.” Jonathan Safran Foer

We had an awesome weekend learning about…

  • Backbends
  • Lakshmi, the goddess of good fortune, wealth, and inner and outer abundance
  • History of Patanjali’s Classical Yoga and beyond
  • Nomadic Poses
  • Sanskrit!

It was such a heart opening weekend (I’m seeing a common trend here).  Because there is so much information I learn during these weekends, I’ll stick to the trend of keeping it short and sweet.  

Here are a few things I learned this weekend.

Thank you to Alley Maher, our official Yogaversity photographer.  How beautiful are her pictures?!  

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Earlier yoga (around the 1970’s) consisted primarily of seated poses.  Backbends have become more prevalent in just the past 10-15 years.

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