Wow! Tomorrow is day one of yoga teacher training with Les Leventhal. I can’t believe it is actually happening. It’s like a dream come true. I’m so excited and nervous. The idea to attend this training was planted in February when I first learned about it at the Wanderlust Festival in Taupo, New Zealand. Les announced in his “Rock and Roll” vinyasa class that he was was teaching in Seattle. My ears immediately perked up. I knew I would be back in the States by then, and my best friend lives in Seattle. Perhaps it could work out!
Given the fact I’m a bit of a nomad these days and my budget is what they call a “shoestring” I wasn’t certain how I could actually pull it off. But here I am today! Thanks to a series of answered prayers, it all came together more seamlessly than I could have imagined. I’m so grateful for this opportunity.
This is my second 200 hour yoga teacher training. I’ve had a lot of people ask why I’m doing another if I already have my certification, and honestly there are a lot of reasons. Every teacher is so different! There’s so much to learn! I was drawn to Les for a handful of reasons but mainly because I love his teaching style and attitude towards life. He’s overcome a ton of adversity and is a genuine guy who struggles with worldly things just like the rest of us. He’s used yoga as a tool to heal and influence many people and I have a lot of respect for him. I’m excited to have the opportunity to learn from him.
I originally met Les at the Yoga Barn in Ubud Bali where he taught regularly. In fact, his class was the very first class I took in Bali! He inspired me to keep showing up on my mat. Something changed for me in that class…I had to keep exploring this art of yoga.
I’d love to try to capture the journey through journaling. It’ll be fairly informal (and most likely with typos) because chances are it will be on the go from my phone. The class is quite intense so my free time is quite limited but I want to make sure I can share the experience with you!
Follow along if you’d like!