Week 1 Yoga Training

There are 9 girls in all on the yoga instructor training in Austria. The studio is situated in a small town call Bad Mitterndorf. It is surrounded by acres of green space, bike trails, lakes and mountains. We start our training at 6:25am. The studio is outside in a stone wooden building which makes the mornings freezing while we practise pranayana breathing and meditation. I wear a elf winter hat, socks and two blankets and I still feel cold. We do several pranayana techniques. After the breathing exercises on day 3 I noticed a dramatic difference in my yoga asanas. My breath was deeper making the movement more natural during practise.

We also started teaching right from the 1st day. Kinda like a no fear teaching approach. I should feel very comfortable teaching after the 4 weeks. We practise yoga 2 hours a day and teach at least an hour… there are several hours of theory and meditation as well.

I look forward to see what the next 3 weeks will bring.