I feel so fortunate to be part of the Tranquil Space community. In a city full of career-driven people who are often transient, building a community itself is truly something special. Tranquil Space teachers set a tone that welcomes students to challenge themselves and be authentic.
Last fall, a friend and I participated in the Yoga and Nature Shenandoah trip – a combination of two of my absolute favorite things. The other people on the trip were bright, inspiring, and thoughtful, the kind of people I wanted to get to know better. A few months later I joined Teacher Training and was immersed with bright teachers, participants and mentors– I thought, not only is this a place that I am encouraged to explore something I love, but I am surrounded by supportive, fun, and brilliant people- with fascinating day jobs and a wide range of life experience– who bring so much to the practice of teaching. In addition to the instruction, Teacher Training includes fascinating reading full of yoga philosophy, anatomy, and wisdom for living your yoga. It also includes Karma Yoga requirements that are fantastic because they push new teachers to take their practice off the mat by teaching or volunteering with underserved people. I’ll be finishing up TT200 requirements this fall and I’m thankful to let it all sink in over the summer. I am thrilled to have a yoga home in Tranquil Space and to grow as a teacher and student.