Deciding to attend YTT in Bali with Awakened Life just over 3 years ago was easy: I was ready for change; I had some time on my hands; and I wanted to expand on my previous yoga experience. However, as someone who turns 60 in 2017, the decision was not without some reservations. Although first introduced to yoga in my 20’s, and having attended workshops and even taught classes in Denmark for a while, my body was getting older and I wondered how could I keep up in a teacher training, where I surely would be among mostly younger students.
The first impression I got when I inquired about the program was just a warm, reassuring, welcome from Liz and Chris. I had read some of the earlier testimonials and signed up! I was the oldest student in that session, but it did not matter. I learned to pay attention to my needs and to focus on what worked for me. The overall experience was more than I had hoped for.
The excellent teaching staff and daily program, the amazing students from around the world who took the journey with me, and the supportive environment that Liz and Chris created really was worth every cent. The teachings, so many words of wisdom and encouragement, the acceptance and love, all lifted me up and filled me with the desire to teach and the confidence to begin offering classes the very next month! That was 3 years ago. I have taught ever since YTT, often to groups of people older than myself. They have taught me that age is just a number.
And many times when I am teaching, I recall the words of the teachers from my YTT; whispering in my ear at just the right moment, and I am filled with gratitude for Liz, Chris and all the Awakened Life community. If you are hesitating to make the leap to attend YTT because you are ‘older’, take my advice and just go for it. You will not regret it! I feel younger now, that I did when I attended 3 years ago!
Laurel - Canada January 17, 2018