Anyone who has been to my teacher training may have experienced some painful, old emotions. Most teacher training programs, especially intensives, will warn you that such things are likely.
I believe that a yoga teacher training program should help you connect with your deepest emotions. It is something you can look forward to. Why? Yoga is traditionally a way to awaken to your true self. You can only evolve by pausing, feeling, and reclaiming the parts of yourself you’ve been suppressing so you can be whole again.
Encourage your trainees’ to be patient and allow their pain to flow so they can eventually help their students. This is one of your greatest gifts to your teacher trainees. It is also one of the greatest gifts you can give a student. You will be a sought-after, wise and compassionate teacher. Yoga students will sense this intuitively and will seek you out.
If you can accept your pain and emotions without fear or holding back and can see and understand your deeper thoughts, you will be able to share your experience with others who are trying the same. This is a skill that a teacher should have, as it is essential to avoid physical injuries.
I believe that yoga teachers who are interested in helping people become more flexible, stronger and free and helping them find their spiritual path should be able to feel with others in pain. To observe and be compassionate.