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Stephanie's Yoga Teacher Training!

Organized by: Stephanie Hill

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Today is the Day!!
June 07, 2016

I leave for my training today! That means that when I come back in July, I will be an official yoga teacher!! Thank you all so SO much for all See More

EVENT DATE Jun 06, 2016

THE STORY:

Hello family and friends!

I am about to embark on one of the biggest journeys of my life by becoming a certified yoga instructor. My month long intensive training will begin on June 8th and last until July 2nd at Circle Yoga Shala. Yoga first clicked for me when I got headstand. I couldn't even Balance in tripod, so I practiced nothing but headstand for a whole week until I finally got it. It wasn't about conquering the pose itself, but the determination that I found within myself that week.

I hadn't really faced anything that I had to try that hard for, and when I achieved it I felt that fire go off inside. Doing yoga just made sense. Not for the accomplishment of poses, but for achieving self-goals and pushing my limits past things I never thought I could do. Getting certified is another thing I never thought I would get to do. It was always in the back of my head but I always imagined it as a long term goal, but when the opportunity presented itself I knew I had to take it! For those of you who don't know my story, here's a brief summary of how I fell in love with yoga:

I first tried yoga in the spring of 2013 as a fun class, little did I know that it would have such a huge impact on my life. I was immediately drawn to it, but it took me a year and a half to finally decide to fully commit myself to my practice. Since then, I have learned the amazing powers of yoga. It is a practice of both your body and your mind. Yoga has helped me grow as a person by allowing me to find peace, humility, and self-awareness.

I have always struggled with self-image. I often found myself wishing I had a "perfect body" which would then fester even more negative thoughts about myself. Once I started to grow in my practice, I began to lose those doubts. The thoughts I once struggled with daily began to disappear. Even though I don't have that "perfect body" that I used to dream of, I can now say that I love my body, flaws and all. It can do amazing things and it has gotten me so far in life! Yoga has helped instill a positive self-image within myself, as well as a healthier lifestyle.

Not only has yoga allowed me to appreciate myself more, it has also changed my perspective on life into a more positive one. I now try to look at life and people with open and loving eyes. Staying positive, finding patience, and being grateful are some of the things I remind myself daily. I have been able to take past situations and grow from them as a person. I am where I am today because of the obstacles in my past, and I can now look back and know that it was all a part of getting to where I am now.

Yoga is much more than a hobby, it is a way of life. I don't do it for the exercise, I do it as a constant reminder of the things I have overcome. It reminds me of the goals that I have set for myself, the outlook I want to have on life and towards others, and the way I want to continue living my life. I now want to take my love and passion for yoga, and share it with others!

Here's a breakdown of the costs:

-200RYT Summer Residential Intensive Training: $2,250

-Lodging and meals at Circle Yoga Shala: $1,350

TOTAL: $3,600

Will you consider helping me through my journey to achieving my goal of becoming a certified yoga instructor? Anything helps, whether it is a monetary donation or simply sharing my story! I am so excited to be able to come back and share my knowledge with everyone! Thank you all so much for your support!

$3,120

 

87% Raised of $3,600 Goal

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  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Hannah Jones

    $15

  • Han

    $15

  • Praveen

    $25

  • Evelyn Parker

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Chelsea Daugherty

    $25

  • Birthday Money

    $50

  • Clint

    $250

  • All Levels Yoga Class 4/17

    $70

  • Zuleima

    $20

  • Jenny & Trey

    $25

  • Erynn S

    $10

  • All Levels Yoga Class 4/24

    $20

  • Derek's Dentures LLC

    $20

  • All Levels Yoga Class 4/28

    $20

  • Kirk Bolliera

    $10

  • Tax Return

    $1,000

  • Daily Dish

    $100

  • Marla Sams

    $25

  • Wally Gregory

    $200

  • Go Inside (teaching pay in advance)

    $500

  • All Levels Yoga Class 5/15

    $30

  • Tammy Hottinger, Cert. AY Fit Trainer

    $25

  • Molly Owen

    $25

  • Deb Hawkins

    $100

  • Laine Berry

    $100

  • Vicki Holt

    $50

  • Kendall Leggett

    $50

  • Jill

    $25

  • Donna Stallard

    $50

  • Pappy (Donald Parker)

    $50

  • Kimberly

    $10

  • All Levels Yoga Class 6/5

    $30

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Donor Comments

All Levels Yoga Class 6/5

All Levels Yoga Class 6/5

DONATION: $30

2 years ago

Kimberly

Kimberly

DONATION: $10

So nice meeting you Stephanie! Good luck in all your endeavors, you are a fantastic teacher and motivator. Looking forward to our next acro playtime... :) <3 2 years ago

Pappy (Donald Parker)

Pappy (Donald Parker)

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Donna Stallard

Donna Stallard

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Jill

Jill

DONATION: $25

Good luck Steph â 2 years ago

Kendall Leggett

Kendall Leggett

DONATION: $50

Love you Steph! Good luck on this next journey of yours- I know you are going to rock it! 2 years ago

Vicki Holt

Vicki Holt

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Laine Berry

Laine Berry

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Deb Hawkins

Deb Hawkins

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Molly Owen

Molly Owen

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

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