Throughout my travels, I have learned yoga is a way of life which can be taken with me wherever I go. Whether a situation brings me happiness or sadness, I can always rely on my personal yoga routine to balance out the day and bring me back to me. The physical and mental demand of yoga is intertwined with strength and peace which has helped me become stronger inside and out. Becoming a yoga teacher would give me the opportunity to share these amenities with others.
The art of yoga has been passed down for centuries by teachers to students with special charisma. This glowing guidance was first introduced to me during a year I spent in Korea. My teacher, Sujee, was such a stern yet honest soul. Acknowledgment and praise for my mental commitment was recognized, while she continuously questioned my daily physical activities. She made me honest with myself. I thank Sujee for making me see me and helping me become me, which is my inspiration to share yoga with others.
My interest in yoga led me to scout the market for a teacher training program to grow professionally, while maintaining the one-on-one approach. FlorYoga caught my attention for these reasons and on various other levels. I admire a studio that is focused on the quality of their teachings instead of the quantity of students. FlorYoga only accepts ten students per yoga certification program. With the space and quality of instructors in this studio, I found this to be an outstanding program and very appealing environment. FlorYoga not only guides students towards an efficient and safe yoga practice, but teaches students professionalism in the yoga world. What good are tools and passion if you don’t know how to professionally share this with the community? With the yoga instructor training program at FlorYoga, I genuinely see myself transforming from student to teacher. Upon completion of this program I see myself prospering in various ways in the yoga world.
One primary pursuit would be sharing yoga to other office individuals like myself. In a generation saturated with individuals stationed behind desks, it becomes easy to ignore the body and mind, depriving oneself from functioning to the fullest. As an office individual, I am able to relate and understand what part of the body and mind lack attention. Outside of the office I also dance. After adding yoga to my daily regime, my dance skills excelled dramatically and my fear of injury diminished. I hope to add a more polished yoga regime at the beginning and end of my dance classes to give my dancers the strength and drive I receive from yoga.
As a well-rounded individual, I feel my contribution to the yoga world would be founded on genuine compassion for others. Given the opportunity to become a certified yoga instructor, I hope to share this way of life with anyone! Knowledge is the key to a sustainable lifestyle, which I have found through yoga. Knowledge should be shared with the world.. with the proper teacher!
2012 Yoga Scholarship Essay
By: Ashley Elgation
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