Teacher Training starts one week from today. Seven days. Seven short, almost here, days.
I’m fidgety. I feel like I should be doing something, but I don’t know what. Since I registered for training, I’ve been doing everything I can think of to prepare myself. I’ve practiced at the studio three to four times/week, raised my awareness of when I should stop and breathe, and started watching the Anatomy for Yoga DVDs we’ll use in class. Heck, I even took my yoga mat on a business trip and, apparently, inspired a stressed-out TSA agent.
What’s left to do?
My life is overly blessed and I tend to use checklists to help me organize my days. When I sat down this morning to make my “get ready for training” list…I came up blank. And I laughed at myself. Seriously. I’m getting ready to learn how to teach yoga – a practice of mindfulness – by trying to make a checklist. I. Am. Ridiculous. Checklists keep us organized, right? They also keep one of our eyes on the next thing, instead of keeping our full attention on the present.
I know the only thing I need to do pre-training is open my mind and heart and show up at the studio next Wednesday at 7 p.m. I need to be present as Kim, Pegah and Jen impart their knowledge and challenge my mind, body and spirit. They tell me the training will be “life changing.” I’m excited to find out what that means for me. Of course, I hope it helps me go deeper into my practice and that it gives me new perspectives on life. I would love that.
(I’m trying not to think about the fact that my butt might be smaller by the end. But I hope that happens, too. Do you think they’re going to tell me to stop making checklists? Cause that will be really hard.)
Today’s intention: This week, I will do my best to not prepare for teacher training. Instead, I’ll enjoy what’s right in front of me. At every moment.