I have just run another of my ''Yin Yoga with mindfulness courses'' as a CPD course for Yoga students.
It is such an honour to be able to share my knowledge with so many students who begin their Yoga teaching journey here with me.
I was speaking with another studio owner, who has a couple of my graduates teaching for her, and she was singing their praises, as new teachers and part of her team.
As course co-ordinator and the main lecturer, it is only natural to question, from time to time, if I have fulfilled my students expectations, and whether they feel confident to leave my training with enough knowledge and inspiration to deliver inspiring classes.
When you have been teaching for more than 20 years yourself, and attended more courses than you can remember, it is difficult to remember how it was to be a new teacher.
''Practice and all is coming'', such a true expression.
I always explain to new teachers that it takes time to understand how to integrate all of the aspects covered into teaching. In particular the philosophies and how to keep this ancient practice to maintain some of the authenticity of the knowledge passed down over the years, so that it does not become just an exercise class.
We all really need to live the philosophies to understand how they apply to teaching, and most of all, roll your mat out and continue your studies.
I read so many books about Yoga, Mindfulness, Psychology and movement.
I am fascinated by the power of the mind and truly believe that we will move more towards practices to develop conscious awareness, improve physical, as well as mental health, as we live in such a fast paced world.
Whether you wish to become a teacher or just gain more knowledge to develop your own practice, Yoga is a valuable tool to help you stay grounded and strong through the challenges of life.