Our comprehensive final exam for this teacher training was unlike any test that was ever thrown at me in college! For this exam, we had to watch a video depicting University of Toronto Professor Jordan Peterson making the case for always speaking your truth, and then read an article explaining how Peterson came into his…Read more Final Thoughts on Our Yoga Final
Hello again. It's been way too long since I've last written, and that's my fault. But I'm okay with that. I'm okay with taking things at my own pace, even if that means I'm sometimes late. And I'm okay with taking ownership when I mess up, so that I can learn from my mistakes. These…Read more Lessons in Magic, Humanity, and Revolution
The emphasis of this weekend was speaking our truth. On Saturday, Becca Mertz came in and facilitated a discussion around her essay for Mistress Syndrome, "How Whiteness Kills God & Sprinkles Crack on the Body (How Whiteness Separates us from God - Take Four)." During this discussion, we explored the ways that her article resonated…Read more Speaking Your Truth Isn’t Nice
During today's Undoing Racism training, I was thankful for the discussion about internalized racial oppression- both superiority in white people and inferiority in people of color. I was thankful for hearing both sides, which was a first for me. In yoga teacher training, we would always split into assimilation groups and only talk about the…Read more Internalized Racial Oppression
Going to an Undoing Racism training is a lot. It's heavy work. During this weekend's training, I have given thanks for the preview that Martin gave during one of our yoga teacher training days. The information presented in this training is still hard to swallow, but since I have at least a vague idea of…Read more Who is Dom the Gatekeeper?
For April 23rd's training, we attended the Ace Hotel restorative yoga class, led by Tamika, Tara, and Kim. Each of these lovely ladies had a very distinct style of teaching. They transitioned smoothly between each of their teaching styles, making for a dynamic class that succeeded in being both restorative and ever-changing. Then, after lunch,…Read more Chakra Yoga
For April 22nd's training, I arrived in class halfway through the day. During this time, we reviewed several Anatomy units, which was a big help. Talking through the subject matter with fellow classmates really helped me to better understand some elements of these chapters that I wasn't sure of, such as the definitions and uses…Read more Anatomy Review and Ivonne’s Class