Sarah here :
Today marks my fourth full day of yoga teacher training in Pokhara, Nepal. Only one more day and then I have a whole half day to myself on Sunday! Because we’re squeezing a 200 hour training into 28 days, the schedule is absolutely packed. I thought it would be fun to share it here to give you an idea of what I’ve been up to the past week.
- 5-5:30AM Morning Tea
- 5:30-7 Hatha Yoga
- 7-7:15 Tea Break
- 7:15-8:15 Pranayama aka breath work
- 8:15-9 Yoga Nidra
- 9-10:30 Breakfast
- 10:30-11:45 Yoga Philosophy
- 11:45-noon Tea Break
- noon-1PM Mantra Yoga aka chanting sanskrit
- 1:15-3 Lunch & Rest aka Lunch and shopping at my new favorite store
- 3-4 Yoga Anatomy
- 4-6 Ashtanga Yoga
- 6:15-7:15 Meditation – Today the theme was self love. It was so amazing.
- 7:30-8:30 Dinner
So that’s that. Lots of learning, practicing and tea all day long. Each teacher is inspiring and full of knowledge. I feel extremely lucky to be here and that feeling carries me through the long days. If you’re wondering how we fill three and a half hours of asana practice, just imagine holding each pose for an excruciating amount of time and then repeating that four or five times. As much as I hate holding wheel for ten breaths, it’s kind of nice to go into each pose slowly with so much detailed instruction. Today we worked on handstands and arm balances in the morning and in the afternoon so. many. down. dogs.
I’m pretty sore, but as of today, I can honestly say I’m having the best time of my life. The days are long, but they’re powerful and magical and I cannot say enough wonderful things about my teachers. Each and every session I am reminded why I chose to train in the east with Indian teachers, my new yoga family. I can’t wait to share more about this trip, if you have any questions, just ask!