Going to India, I made the decision to shut off all social media and spend the time being present, with a focus on personal growth. It was an incredible experience. I learned, grew, and saw so much more than I imagined. The month was a challenge both physically and mentally, India pushed me far outside my comfort zone. Not only did I attain a greater understanding of the many aspects of yoga, I also gained a deeper understanding of myself.
Six days a week my schedule consisted of the following:
6:30am- meditation and pranayama
8am- asana (ashtanga or vinyasa flow)
11am- anatomy or philosophy
3-5:30pm- teacher training, alignment, adjustments
5:30-6:30pm- asana (yin, kundalini, whatever the teachers decided)
6:30-7:30pm- satsang with our meditation and philosophy teacher, or a posture clinic
Then rest! And prepare to do it all again the next day :)
I came away not only with my yoga instructor certification, but strength, confidence, and a sense of gratitude for all I have in my life.