Namaste everybody, 

I am Tugba from Turkey. In this article, I would like to share my life changing experience of yoga teacher training that I joined in Rishikesh. I completed my 500 hr yoga teacher training course at Vinyasa Yoga Academy  and 2 months that I spent here have been the most beautiful and life transformative time of my life. 

Why do I call time of yoga teacher training as life transformative? 

Everyday to wake up at 5am in the morning.. 

I always in my life wanted to be an early bird but with the routine in city life I couldn’t succeed it. However, here every single day to wake up at 5am in the morning with the sound of nature reminded me beauty of being harmony with the nature. To wake up with the bird sounds, to wake up to a beautiful sunrise showed me the beauty of life.. 

Every single day, learning so many things about yoga asanas, yoga philosophy and so life.. 

During teacher training course, in every single class from really knowledgeable teachers we learnt extremely valuable knowledge. While some of these information was about yoga asanas, a high part was about yoga philosophy, breathing , meditation, in short about life. These knowledges I got here create some clicks about my life. It enlightened my reason of presence in life which has taken me to a journey into my inner self. 

Helps to discover your true self… 

If you are already in yogic path you might have heard that yoga is finding your true self. If you haven’t been to yogic path yet, it is good to learn it here. 🙂 This two months of training has turned light on for my way to my true self. Because, learning to stay in the stillness, trying to get rid of fluctuations of my mind or my monkey mind which always jump from here to there has given me opportunity to understand myself. 

Meeting beautiful souls from different places with different backgrounds.. 

Every single person that we meet, consciously or unconsciously contribute our learning, our vision in life. At the yoga teacher training in rishikesh, the people that I meet taught me how to care about others, how to share, how to become one, how to love each other. I haven’t been into such a big group of people who were that loving and caring before. 

After completing two months of yoga teacher training course, I would frankly say that I am not the same person as I used to be. I improved myself too much both physically, mentally and spiritually. I have pursued a different life style; waking up at 5 am, having morning shower, doing morning yoga, doing breathing exercises, meditating, reading, eating vegetarian food, drinking no coffee no alcohol.. Now, the important part is to sustain this new life style which has helped me to find true version of myself. 

I wish every single of you who is into yoga will experience this amazingly beautiful and life changing experience of yoga teacher training. 

Bio: Tugba Kara is a passionate Yogi, Yoga Teacher and a Traveller from turkey  she loves writing and reading the books related to yoga, health, nature and the Himalayas.

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