Welcome to my living room classroom.
Today and tomorrow I’m finishing a level 2 Yoga Nidra training via Zoom. I must admit that my experience of teaching on Zoom during COVID was far from enjoyable and left me feeling wary about even enrolling. But I had such a life-changing experience taking the level 1 training in April that I couldn’t pass it up. Plus, it’s only offered once a year–so I took the chance.
For multiple reasons, I’m so glad I did. Our class is small but mighty, and we all have a keen interest in bringing a sense of relaxation and healing to the world in our own special ways. I’m expanding my knowledge of philosophy for a spiritual practice I have felt since I was 11 years old, and could not find in my corner of the world. Most of all, I’ve been immersed in the experience of being a student on Zoom instead of the teacher, and learning that it is possible for beautiful things to happen there despite the digital divide. With the right teacher and the right energy, my assumptions about online learning have dissolved. Makes me wonder what other assumptions need further investigation against the truth of the matter.
Where have you been surprised to have your assumptions proven wrong? I’d love to hear. In the meantime, gotta focus on my homework–refining my script for releasing anxiety. Namaste.