So Many Thank Yous

Today, we had our “graduation” ceremony for yoga teacher training (200 hour program). It was wonderful and a little sad to be done, and I have many people to thank for helping me get through this process.

So, let me begin!

Derek – for keeping things together at home, feeding the troops on Tuesday evening and Saturday afternoon, listening to me fret and jabber about yoga, giving me the “gift” of teacher training in the first place, only looking bored about 25% of the time that I talked about yoga, and buying me my first Yogawood gift certificate 2 years ago.

Abbigael – for accompanying me to class, being my home cheerleader during the process, and being proud of me (out loud, to her friends, at 16).

Emmeline – for helping out around the house when I wasn’t home (even making a dinner or two) and coloring a mandala for me.

Ben and Nate – for saying “cool” when I told them the story of Ganesh, the myth of Hanuman, and all about arm balances.

Jacob and Devin – for asking me about yoga when they were around and telling me it was great that I was doing training.

Micki and Erik (and Maiga, Kati, Lee, and Vicki) – for being my yoga teacher role models and keeping me on my mat during my own classes.

Maria and Erica – for listening to my never-ending yoga teacher training stories without a hint of annoyance.

Beth and Lisa – for being my rocking, kickass, impressive, inspiring, supportive, hysterical, knowledgeable, and kind YTT instructors.

Yvonne, Christie, Katie, Leslie, Jessica, Mike, and Carrie – for being such a great group of peers, keeping me both entertained and challenged, and never reminding me that I was the old lady of the group (by at least a decade).

Luna, Indy, and Charlie – for covering my yoga pants, mat, towel, assignments, and books in hair, and always being here when I was feeling overwhelmed.

All of the folks I practice with at Yogawood – who are so supportive and such good yoga buds.

Everyone who came to my practice and final teaches – for giving me the opportunity to work on my yoga teaching skills and being so kind when I flubbed it up.

And the readers of this blog – who followed my trials and tribulations during the whole process, made comments, laughed at my jokes, and gave me a little extra oomph to get through the day!

Thank you all so much. I could not have done it without you.


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11 Responses to So Many Thank Yous

  1. Erik says:

    It has been a pleasure having you in class as a student, as a TT, and I look forward to having you in class as a teacher. I also look forward to taking classes from you.

    I will miss your YTT posts – they helped me re-live my own YTT @ Yogawood. The bond you build with your YTT peers is truly something special.

    I look forward to your future yoga blog posts – this time, from the perspective of a yoga teacher! πŸ™‚

  2. Congratulations! What a wonderful accomplishment! Your gratitude is inspiring!

  3. Awesome job! We’re very proud of you!

  4. yvonne says:

    maha pranams!! πŸ™‚

  5. Maria Simone says:

    Congratulations, Lorin! So happy for you. I appreciate the gratitude, but listening to your stories was my pleasure – I love this kind of stuff!!

  6. I loved following your YTT journey, and I’m sure I’ll enjoy your teaching journey even more! Congratulations!

  7. Amanda says:

    Congratulations Lorin! You are an inspiration. πŸ™‚

  8. Congratulations, Lorin! How exciting!

  9. Always great to thank all those around you that helped you get through it. Congrats!! πŸ™‚ <3

  10. Congratulations! You are so grateful and inspiring – I love your energy!

  11. Maiga says:

    Aw! Lorin! I got busy and fell behind on my veganasana reading and am just now catching up and reading these posts! Thanks! I LOVE being a part of this community and process. It was a pleasure to be at your practice teach and I can’t wait to not only take more of your classes, but continue reading about this evolution. It’s so interesting how this practice unfolds– obviously, you’ve eloquently explored so many of its facets on this blog. Teaching feels so much like asana practice– it evolves, it becomes more accessible, it shows me areas that I need to study further, and it continues harnessing our attention. I really look forward to continuing to teach and learn with you!

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