In your Yoga Teacher Training Bali vulnerability is something that will probably arise. In my experience vulnerability is central to my healing. It is something we can all learn from. There are three main reasons why this will happen during your Yoga Teacher Training. Furthermore it is a very important part of growing up and your personal journey.
Yoga Teacher Training Bali Vulnerability – #1
The first reason vulnerability is an important part of your healing journey is because you are taking a leap into a new field of practices. You are putting your faith in your teacher to guide you with care and sensitivity. It is a vulnerable place to learn new tools. This process is sometimes overwhelming for some people. There are words that you will be hearing for the first time. Some of them will be in a foreign language – Sanskrit. You may think, ‘I don’t know whether I can teach Yoga! I have only ever practiced it.’
These are natural feelings that allow you to be held by your teacher. This is actually the best place to be for growth and learning! If you think you know everything then you will not be receptive to new information. Your humility and vulnerability is a sign that says ‘I am in a space that I am open to being looked after and my teacher sharing from their heart.’ There is a saying that goes ‘You cannot fill a cup that is already full.’ So if you sometimes feel vulnerable during your Yoga Teacher Training experience then pat yourself on the back. You are definitely heading in direction towards healing and growth.
Yoga Teacher Training Bali Vulnerability – #2
The second reason vulnerability is an important part of your healing journey is because when you are vulnerable you are dropping your defences. To heal you need to let go of your fight mode. You need to be ready to soften into those parts of yourself that are usually ready to react and battle. During the Bodhi Yoga Teacher Training Bali vulnerability is prized. People listen to each other. When you ask for help and support from your teachers or fellow students you will be amazed at how much you are heard and loved. To lean on each other makes both people stronger.
Having this experience of opening up and becoming vulnerable to other people in the group is probably going to be a learning experience that allows you to receive more love after the course is over. I say that because I have seen many students who were about to get a divorce before they started the Bodhi Yoga Teacher Training, but when they returned home they saved their marriage. And they tell me that they are extremely together now. I imagine that learning all about vulnerability is a very important part of the transformation in their relationship. Because vulnerability makes the people around you also drop their guard. It is no longer a war. It is no longer about who is right and who is wrong. We get beyond blame.
You and I learning this essential lesson of vulnerability together is such a gift. It helps our life to move forward in so many ways.
Yoga Teacher Training Bali Vulnerability – #3
The final reason why I feel that vulnerability is an essential part of your healing journey in the course, is that you will be able to express yourself more powerfully. It may seem like a strange thing to say, that when you are gentle you are more strong. But that is my experience as a Yoga teacher of 17 years.
You will have a much greater impact on your students, and furthermore the people in your day to day life, when you are able to communicate with the honesty of vulnerability. Vulnerability shows depth. It demonstrates that you don’t have to be in a state of attack. You can be a leader and be vulnerable. It is actually a very creative way to express oneself. Because it demonstrates courage, AND it also gives others the power and courage to overcome their shame and fears.
Here is a great TED Talk that Brené Brown explains the power of vulnerability.
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