“The gift that is yoga is too powerful to ignore”

We love hearing from our students after the training has finished… so special to hear what people have gained from their time on the Level 1 Yoga teacher Training. Cate kindly shared her thoughts with us after our recent November training.

My yoga journey started 5 years ago when I was in Cambodia on holidays with girlfriends. I went to a class in Siem Reap, my first ever, and felt such a profound shift in my body I decided to commit to classes when I returned home. Back in Apollo Bay I was fortunate enough to have a teacher who held three classes weekly and for the next five years I attended three classes every week, noticing massive changes to both my physical health and my mental well being.

The gift that is yoga is too powerful to ignore and once I had experienced the subtle yet powerful shifts in my world I felt the need to share.

Fast track to November 2014, Caangu, Bali and teacher training with the capable and loving team from Santosha. The quality and depth of knowledge of the teachers, their generosity with their time and love, and the assurance that we were all in safe hands made the experience magical.

Sunny, you held the space both expertly and tenderly with humour and grace and Laya you are the mother of them all, warm, funny and generous of heart. Peter, so humble and so wise and Hamid you are Peace. Saff – a gentle flowing being, simply radiant.

For me yoga teacher training is not a path of physical endurance or prowess, it’s not about who can recall the sutras or practice mediation in full lotus. It is about the expression of love and sharing that expression with others.

I feel blessed to have been part of such a loving community, if only for a short time and my memories of each student and teacher will live in my heart forever. Last night I dreamt we were dancing together again. I can only hope that one day that will be true.

So for one last time, I wish you all to be well, I wish you all to be happy, I wish you all to be surrounded with love and I wish for you all to be free of suffering of all kinds.


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