That’s right! I’m headed to India to complete my 500 hour teaching certification with Raghunath Cappo. I’m incredibly excited yet completely terrified all at the same time, but because of that, I know I’m making the right decision to leave what’s comfortable and embark on a journey of challenge and growth.
After taking a week immersion with Raghunath at Back Bay Yoga this past July, I was LIT up. I felt recharged and inspired as both a teacher and a student. I knew that this week experience had to continue in someway or another and sure enough, I found information on Raghunath’s 500 hour certification program in India on his website.
The sign-up process for this program took AWHILE. Almost nightly, I would open the web page and read the description. I was so scared to take the big leap. The thought (and still the thought) of being away from my family, my home and my yoga/running community makes me terrified but I couldn’t stop visiting that darn webpage and I couldn’t stop thinking about it.
And once I get stuck on something, it’s hard for me to budge because I know it’s lingering for a reason (i.e. I should do it). After a few weeks and probably thousands of visits to that webpage, I applied for the program.
So it’s happening….I’m going to India! The VISA is all set, I’m off to the travel doctor next week and I have begun my reading/homework prep for the training. I will be leaving on Tuesday, January 5th and will be returning on Monday, February 1st. I will be 2 hours north of Mumbai and will be staying at the Eco Village. Lots of yoga, meditation, philosophy and Kirtan!
I can’t wait to take this journey to India with you! Maybe this blog post will inspire you to take a new journey of your own? Don’t let fear stand in the way, if your passion or desire is lingering, chase after it 😉