Tomorrow I begin what will be 5 intensive weekends of training for my YTC (Yoga Teacher Certification.) From what I have seen already, it will definitely be intense. Tomorrow, I drive out to Ann Arbor (about 30 minutes or so from where I live); Class begins at 6pm and goes until about 9:30pm, then Saturday, I will be there again from 9am to 9pm(with lunch and dinner somewhere in there), and finally Sunday from 8:45am to 5pm. So it will definitely be intense.
A couple of hours ago, I received my first lesson from my teacher via email....there's A LOT to learn.... So I will be studying my butt off. Lots of muscles, positions and methods to learn.
My certification course, luckily, it spaced out nicely though. Only one weekend a month until May this year; so only 5 intense weekends and I will (hopefully after passing the exam) be certified to teach yoga! Eventually, I do also want to get my Pilates and Prenatal Yoga certification also, just so I have a range of things I can teach. One step at a time though :)
I started using yoga a couple months ago, because I realized where I was previously working made me sooo stressed out and just miserable, and doing yoga helped me to relax, not be so tense, etc. Funny enough, I've actually always wanted to do something with working out or being healthy, and I always though if I ever told anyone, they'd just laugh. So I actually told my friend Troy first to test it out, and he LOVED the idea. So after a good response from him, I told my boyfriend who also gave me a good response, then my parents and so on and so forth. I have great people in my life, who support me fully with this :) I'm so lucky.
So anyway, that's what I'll be doing tomorrow night! Not exactly a "fun Friday night," but hey, the way I look at it, it's getting me one step closer to makin' a nice income in the future!