Thursday, July 31, 2014

Why the 500 RYT? Headed to Kripalu in Massachusetts!

Kripalu Institute in Massachusetts
Stephen Covey said, "To live, to love, to learn, to leave a legacy."  
As a yoga teacher, mentor, and business owner, I have plenty to keep me busy each day. Someone once said after I stopped teaching elementary school, "It must be nice to hang out in yoga clothes all day and just practice yoga."  I smiled.  I realized that they had no idea about how much I do every day cleaning, preparing, studying, and teaching, along with the bookkeeping and business part of owning a studio.  In fact, I think it is fun to wear regular clothes now, especially when my friends see me and are surprised that I own them.  I keep very busy teaching and practicing yoga about 5 - 7 hours per day, and I work seven days a week.  

However, I thirst for more knowledge, and I also strive to give my clients and the teachers who instruct here at Tranquility the best information and most creative classes that I can possibly accomplish.  I believe that I will get that knowledge and gain wisdom as well this next week as I travel to Kripalu Institute in Massachusetts.  Practicing yoga eight hours a day will be exciting, and the opportunity to learn from the masters will be amazing.  You can write to me there at the address below the photograph.

With that in mind, I thought I would journal my experience on my blog so that others might enjoy reading about what I have learned.  Today is packing day, and I am so thankful for my wonderful husband, Brian, and his military experience to show me how to condense as much space as possible.  My teachers here at Tranquility Yoga in Owasso all have color coded sub list calendars in order that all the classes are covered while I am away.  

My goal through this experience is to live moment by moment, to grow in my love and compassion for myself and others, to learn all I can there, and to leave a legacy for others to follow.  I am excited to do new things and create a new way of looking at what I am so passionate about in yoga.  One of the preparations was having photos made of poses to bring with me.  Here is one.  Even though it is hard to look at yourself without seeing your own flaws, I am happy that I am learning self-acceptance one day at a time.  May you learn this lesson, too, and leave a legacy of peace and passion for those who follow after you! Namaste'

Jeanne K. Doss
500 RYT Training
Kripalu Center
PO Box 309
Stockbridge, MA 01262

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