Sometimes I love my job. Okay fine, I ALWAYS love this job, but I extra love it when I have the opportunity to hand out scholarships because being able to offer a little extra support the brave and amazing people taking Pranalife YTT feels better than meeting my long-standing pretend husband Ron Perlman. As good, at least. It's definitely top ten in the feel-good category, let's just put it that way.
Anyhoo - on to the winners!! The summer Pranalife Yoga Teacher Training course "Living Yoga" scholarship WINNERS are:
Charlene Hodson & Chelsea Winn!!
Here's a snippet from their applications, in case you don't yet know how amazeballs they are:
In the beginning, yoga was mainly about the physical aspects of the postures; I enjoyed getting stronger and feeling more flexible. I then started to notice how much my anxiety was decreasing and I was able to stop thinking about the negativity going on around me. Within less than a year of practicing asana several times a week, I noticed a shift in the way I felt and how I felt toward other people. I was feeling more compassion toward others.
Looking back, I could never have anticipated that practicing yoga could change my life the way it did. I want to share what I have learned with others, which is why I want to become a yoga teacher.
I love your style of teaching, Asia, and how you really get into what the postures are and why we do them. With your background in anatomy, it really is a great way to learn and also to incorporate that into my teaching style. I love knowing why we do the postures. I was so excited to be able to take the first course of the Yoga Teacher Training with you in May 2014 and now I am looking forward to learning more this summer!
Over the last six months I’ve been in school full-time with two part-time jobs and an internship. None of these things has been fulfilling, and have instead left me feeling drained and confused about the trajectory my life is taking.
YTT is different. During the spring course I left the studio every Saturday feeling refreshed and inspired. Prior to taking Elements of the Yoga Practice, my personal yoga practice had stagnated. Opening myself up to Ashtanga revitalized my practice and revolutionized the way that I thought about yoga.
Over the last five years, I've worked extensively with youth and researched the effects of traumatic events on youth and their construction of identity. My yoga vision is to integrate my YTT into this passion; I hope to teach yoga to young people.
Congrats, you two!!! I can't wait to spend another 60hrs in training with you both and to be a part of your growth as you progress to becoming powerful and gifted Pranalife Yoga Certified Instructors. This makes me so damn happy. Honest, Top Ten All-Time Happy Moments.
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Oh what the hell - let's triple crown the fantastic in this moment:
Damn straight this other thing that made me happy happened.