Final week in the ashram

I am typing this on my phone, so please excuse any typos. One nice
thing about India is that telecommunicationis quite cheap. It costs me
20 rupees a day (50 cents) to have always on Internet on my phone (vs.
$1/hr in Cameroon which I thought was pretty good).

It's the final week of the Yoga teachers training course (or TTC as
they call it). We have our exam on Saturday morning. 3.5 hours and no
books. . . I think it may be 25 years since I took a closed book exam.
I'm a little nervous. You wouldn't believe how much stuff we've
covered in the 4 weeks — the Bhagavad Gita, Anatomy, Vedanta
philosophy, chanting, how to teach Asanas, plus our practice teaching
sessions. then there is our own practice — meditation, chanting,
asanas, kriyas — that is several hours a day. And we've hd several
special occasions: two initiation ceremonies, 2 fire rituals, one
puja, 3 talent shows, a visit to the temple, some special guests. . .
and, oh yes, today is Chistmas!

I taught today and the class went well. I got two very heartfelt
acknowledgments from students and that made me feel really good. At
the end of class, I felt I'd done a good job. Then I relaized that I
really like it. The process itself was really. nice. That was a
pleasant surprise.

It's late and meditation is at 5am, so I'll write more later.

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About Seth Longacre

primal health coach, vision fast guide, itinerant discalced Episcopal Deacon, barefoot runner, photographer, spiritual director, yoga teacher, minimalist, pilgrim
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