December 2016 has been a very exciting month for me. From 15-18 December I was in Berlin to join a great group of women for the second part of the yoga teacher training with Vinyasa Power Yoga Akademie Deutschland, through IFAA Akademie. Our teacher, Patricia Römke, was there to guide us and teach us to become yoga teachers in our own way, creating our own style. She showed us how to teach Surinamaskara A (Sun salutation A) and other asanas, with lots of different modifications for beginner students and/or students with physical limitations. We all got to teach some sun salutations and other asanas, which we integrated in a Vinyasa style flow.
To me, personally, the most interesting part was getting my German vocabulary going, while standing with my head between my legs, connecting with the breath and explaining the students what to do and what to feel in their pose. This was very challenging, but with the help and good sense of humor from everybody else, I did manage 🙂 ……
The last day we all had to teach a short class and finish with a written exam. With such a great group of people, it was no surprise that we all passed the exams and are now all certified Vinyasa Power Yoga Basic Lizenz teachers.
I hope I will see all of you again, on Bonaire, in Germany or anywhere else in the world!