It seems that when I aimed to blog weekly during this course, I got to week three and became overwhelmed by course work, goings on, socialising and re experiencing India. And that's ok! Sometimes plans change and tou find yourself doing something totally different than you'd planned. Even if it was just instead of writing something as small as a blog post. The past few weeks have had there ups and downs in so many ways, ways I won't even elaborate on, but just like anything in life it's important to focus on the good things and all the positivity and inspiration I got this time round.
Things may have been very different from my last experience here at RYP and I tried to come with zero expectation but still expectation lingered. I found myself comparing things from time to time and I found myself longing for certain aspects of the last course. I feel like things have changed a lot here due to different reasons but it won't change the overall experience I've had of this school. I have met so many amazing people, developed more as a teacher, gained confidence to try new things that I've shyed away from before and experienced many different emotions all round.
We have spent time celebrating birthdays, laughing our asses off, eating to our hearts desire, inspiring each other as teachers and as students, walking aimlessly around the streets of Rishikesh, attending concerts, ditching classes to have that one milk coffee at oasis, opening up to new friends, discussing the meaning of life, being weird and not being judged for it and I could go on and on but we have experienced it all here. Yes, some of us have been disappointed with the studies we received here at times but is there ever a time when you can please everyone. I look back at last years course and even though I know I gained a lot from it, our group wasn't without it's quarrels. I know I will look back on this when I am teaching and know that I wouldn't be where I am if it wasn't for this school. My yoga life began here!
We spent our first free day since finalising the course, on a beautiful sunrise hike which was a perfect way to say goodbye to Rishikesh. I've made so many amazing friends here who I plan to visit and keep in touch with for a long time and that's what it's all about. We have this yoga family now who we can depend on and no matter where we are in the world and whatever issue we have whether it's to do with sequencing a class or finding information on something, we will have someone to go to. This is life. This is yoga. I'm appreciative of everything iv gained here both times and I've taken them as two different experiences both of which have and will mould me into me.
Soham- I am that