Sadhana Vinyasa Teacher Training 2018
This year marks our first ever Vinyasa Teacher Training (TT), and what an amazing journey it has been so far. Speaking to the trainees and trainers, we have received so much fantastic feedback and it’s another amazing chapter at Sadhana Wellbeing. To understand more, our Marketing Executive, Gemma, spoke with Suraj Ghumra.
Suraj has been practicing yoga and writing for Sadhana for almost 3 years now. He started his yoga journey almost 7 years ago, and we hope you enjoy his insight on the TT:
What are your thoughts about the TT so far?
Being Sadhana’s first teacher training, it has been absolutely amazing, both from an organisational and a material based perspective.
The fantastic Michelle Varchione has been Program Facilitator, bringing her vast knowledge and experience of Vinyasa (and other forms of yoga) to the course.
We have also been super lucky to have the brilliant – Emily Desmond (Senior Guest Instructor) teaching us about the history of yoga, the practice itself and much much more.
How you are finding the training so far?
Personally, I am finding the Vinyasa teacher training challenging, exciting, amazing and all the possible emotions that one can face when they are starting something brand new. For me, this is something very close to my heart. Everyone involved has been extremely supportive, from the teachers & Sadhana staff, to the fellow yogis and yoginis. The training itself is just fantastic and the course material goes into so much more depth than I initially thought.
What topics have you been learning about?
The history of yoga, how it all started and the origin of yoga itself.
The human anatomy & physiology and how wonderful, complex and extraordinary the human body is, and much more.
What’s the support of the group like?
The entire learning group gets on so well, everyone is genuinely amazing and wants the best for one another.
Everybody speaks openly and honestly, and we are sharing something super special that we will take with us into our lives. I will personally never forget this group myself.
How are you finding the time to fit training and studying into your schedule?
What is really inspiring you at the moment inside and outside the training process?
The fact that I was once told by a Doctor that I would always struggle to walk but now I am doing a Vinyasa TT, I am exactly where I always focused my energy to be, and now I have passed the hardest times, right now the hard work and dedication to yoga is paying off. And that in itself is pure inspiration.
Life is so precious, and none of us know what’s going to happen in the next two minutes, so I am making sure I enjoy as much of the TT that I can.
What are you finding the most challenging?
I find balancing the study and my life quite a challenge. But something that I am learning to do, and is allowing me to grow in my life in more ways than one.
I was finding it more challenging at the start to learn again, absorb that information and then teach others, but now much more comfortable than I was.