INDIA + YTT
This time next week I will be boarding a plane to Cochin in India for the first time in my life after making the decision a month ago to commit to a 200HR Yoga Teacher Training program in Rishikesh, India. I've been at a bit of a crossroads this year since moving back to Australia from the UK and have felt torn as to what I WANT to do, and what I THINK I should do.
So, what I want to do is travel, practice and learn more about yoga, meet exciting new people, eat amazing food and learn new cultures. What I THINK I should do is move to a big city, save my money, find a nice man, buy a house and have babies because time is ticking and that's what everyone else is doing!
On this occasion I have after much deliberation decided to follow my dreams and visit India. A country I have been wanting to visit forever but haven't quite managed. I figure if I am going to learn about yoga, a 10,000 year old practice I may as well do it in Rishikesh 'the birthplace of yoga'.
There are so many yoga teaching places in Rishikesh it can be a bit overwhelming. I've done a lot of research, read a lot of reviews and it kind of fell into place with Rishikul Yogashala. I applied for the scholarship starting in May. I was accepted and at the same time my Graphic Design school decided to go bust, three months before completion. I took this as a sign, obviously! That, paired with the cheap flight deal hitting my inbox in the same week was all I needed to know this was the right thing to do. And so it was booked.
I'll be spending three nights in Fort Cochin at a lovely homestay by the sea just to catch myself, before I head up to Rishikesh for the intense YTT that is about to engulf me and prepare myself for the daily 5am starts. Gulp!
I've an idea in my head about what to expect in India but I'm sure it's totally different to what the reality will be. I know it will be shocking in some parts to see the level of poverty all over India, but I have also heard that there is something special and so spiritual about India.
So, lets go chase some metephorical waterfalls : )
I'll keep you posted.