Sukatha of a Yoga Teacher: Kathy
सुकथा Sukatha of a Yoga Teacher: Kathy
Sukatha means beautiful story, meet Kathy, a recent Yoga Teacher Trainee in Winston Salem, this is her sukatha!
I have been a student of yoga for many years, I will be throughout my life. Yoga is an ongoing journey mentally and physically. Just happens that I prefer the spiritual side. That is what is great about yoga, there is no wrong journey, just get onto that mat and see where you are lead!
In August 2015, I began Yoga Teacher Training with my friend and mentor, Kristen Williams. I began and ended this with no desire to teach, this was just for me. YTT changed my life, made me look inward, realizing where many ideas hurts, pains, gains and spirit came from. I entered this training with eight strangers, along with Kristen we became lifetime sisters. We laughed together, cried together, this experience will always be ours and no others. This is also an aspect of yoga, acceptance of others as they are, we all come from different experiences and walks of life.
I volunteer at a Title 1 school where all children are below poverty line. Some of these children are homeless. Some that aren’t have no food at home, sometimes no adults there. I could go on and on about this problem!! By chance after school one day a teacher was asking me about myself. When I mentioned that I was a a yoga teacher she asked me if I would teach yoga to her class. That was all it took for me to say to myself, yes this is my path. I truly believe that you will be led to your path at the right time! From one class I went to teaching to several classrooms and teachers also. Starting in September I will be teaching there everyday, also I will be teaching two classes a week after school to teachers and other school staff.
I never intended to teach, this fell into my lap. To me it said this is what I was waiting for! I could continue my work with underprivileged children while also sharing with them my love and knowledge of yoga!
I am so grateful and thankful for Kristen and Yoga Teacher Training. I would never have been able accomplished this without her. I can not say enough about how wonderful she is! She encouraged me to always entertain the idea of teaching, to not completely close my mind to it. How right she was. I am now able to work with the children teaching them breathing , relaxation and calming techniques, ways that can help them resolve anger in a positive way, acceptance of themselves and others, and movement of their bodies. If I can make a difference in just one child’s life that is my reward.
“Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Appreciate your friends. Continue to learn. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is.” – Mary Radmacher
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