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Day 14: Raja Yoga Teacher Training with Yoga Roots on Location

My purpose… I have been focusing on what my purpose is for some years now and I’ve gotten closer and closer to the answers. Yes, answers. I know I am to work closely with people on an emotional level. Let’s see.. there have been so many things that I’ve wanted to do in various fields… Continue reading Day 14: Raja Yoga Teacher Training with Yoga Roots on Location

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Day 12: Raja Yoga Teacher Training with Yoga Roots on Location

I am very thankful for the two Black mental health professional women who attended our yoga teacher training this weekend. They gave a thorough lecture on mental health first aid. Psychology is a hobby of mine and through my personal research and with what they both discussed with us this weekend regarding mental health first… Continue reading Day 12: Raja Yoga Teacher Training with Yoga Roots on Location

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Day 10: Raja Yoga Teacher Training with Yoga Roots on Location

Mental wellness has a special place in my heart. I was very happy to have a weekend dedicated to mental health first aid, which is so very important in our society. It is a shame how mental health is demonized, talking about it, getting help from a licensed professional, etc. These dynamics are changing with… Continue reading Day 10: Raja Yoga Teacher Training with Yoga Roots on Location

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Day 3: Raja Yoga Teacher Training with Yoga Roots on Location 9/8/19

Before training: my body feels open, soft, strong, relaxed, calm, set into myself. I am thinking about the spa. My mind wanders to the hammam often. I notice my flexibility increasing through my kundalini practice, this has happened through breathing. I am finding new ways to nurture myself and new ways to love me. It… Continue reading Day 3: Raja Yoga Teacher Training with Yoga Roots on Location 9/8/19

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Day 2: Raja Yoga Teacher Training with Yoga Roots on Location 9/7/19

I felt immense gratitude. In all honesty, I felt it the moment our session began on Day 1, and on Day 2, it was different. I felt acceptance, a deeper internal acceptance – that I was in the right place and that I was meant to be here, at this training. That saying, “your name has… Continue reading Day 2: Raja Yoga Teacher Training with Yoga Roots on Location 9/7/19

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Day 1: Raja Yoga Teacher Training 9/6/19

I have been searching for a yoga teacher training for years. Most of the programs that I researched I didn’t meet the requirements such as attending classes regularly with one particular yoga studio (I am self-taught). Another factor was the schedule, a number of programs, in my opinion, aren’t adult-friendly. In January, I stumbled upon… Continue reading Day 1: Raja Yoga Teacher Training 9/6/19

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Day 9: Raja Yoga Teacher Training with Yoga Roots on Location

I can take up space and hold space for others without shrinking. As I continue to expand on this, it gets easier with understanding and exercising compassion. Compassion for self and having compassion for others. It allows me to achieve radical self-acceptance. As well as accepting others as they are. It is liberating. I honor… Continue reading Day 9: Raja Yoga Teacher Training with Yoga Roots on Location

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Day 8: Raja Yoga Teacher Training with Yoga Roots on Location

Radical self-acceptance, that’s where freedom lies. Surrendering to who I am. Freedom. Speaking without worrying how other react to my truth, because it is not my job to censor myself for other’s comforts. In the past, I cared about protecting others’ feelings over speaking my truth and those days are dead and gone, الحمد لله.… Continue reading Day 8: Raja Yoga Teacher Training with Yoga Roots on Location

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Day 5: Raja Yoga Teacher Training with Yoga Roots on Location

Systemic racism, when the supremacy to structurally oppress Black and Brown people through every aspect of society – legally, socially, economically, educationally, medically etc – it is in every fiber of this society. While simultaneously uplifting white people and through those same measurement used to oppress Black and Brown people. So when people say ignorant… Continue reading Day 5: Raja Yoga Teacher Training with Yoga Roots on Location

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Day 11: Raja Yoga Teacher Training with Yoga Roots on Location

My journal entries for my yoga teacher training is open format so for this entry and possible ones to follow I will be asking questions. Feel free to answer in the comments if you feel inclined to do so.  There’s so much stigma around mental health, so why is it that some mental illnesses are… Continue reading Day 11: Raja Yoga Teacher Training with Yoga Roots on Location