well, i did it.
i just finished teaching the world’s smallest yoga teacher training in history.
three students (and me) in my little home yoga studio.
while other trainings have 20, 30, 50…or more students, i had just three.
and everyone kept asking me how it was financially worthwhile…and why didn’t i just cancel…
the answer: it wasn’t financially worthwhile. but, man, was it worthwhile.
once the ego gets past the number (three…a very spiritually symbolic number, by the way), it finds a team of awesome, real-life, amazing human beings who are trusting me to teach them yoga. that’s huge.
not sure if you checked who’s teaching yoga teacher training these days, but it’s a pretty mind-blowing field. and these three chose me. wow.
and they each had a really compelling story, and an incredibly sweet energy, a real passion for yoga, and an honest to goodness desire to make a difference.
how do you say no to that? how do you cancel because the money, well, sucks?
and i didn’t know what it would be like to teach just three people. and would they think i’m a loser for having such a small group? would they even take me seriously?
well…these three superheroes didn’t just show up to the game, they knocked it out of the ballpark.
it means a hell of a lot of one-on-one attention.
it means a tremendous amount of actual teaching…because isn’t that what teacher training is all about?
it means we are a family, not just a million strangers (or cliques) stuffed into a room practicing asana.
it means we grew together…a lot.
it means all the hundreds of thousands of people who didn’t come really missed out.
not to worry…maybe next time, world.
meantime, see you in the record books…