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Reflections on My Journey: Why I Teach Yoga

Hey friends!

Sasha here. I was in the mood to write today and wanted to reflect on WHY I teach yoga. What is this all for? Honestly, sometimes I lose myself in the business side of things and forget what the real purpose is. I am only human.

Why do I teach yoga? In short, I teach yoga because I want to create and hold a safe space for others to feel good in their bodies.

For a long time, almost 2 years, I honestly didn’t know why I taught yoga. Or at least I didn’t think about it as deeply as I try to now.

I took my 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training at Modern Yoga Scottsdale from February 2022 to May 2022. I wasn’t expecting to teach yoga. Like a lot of people, I just wanted to learn more about the practice and deepen my own. However, when training came to an end and it was time to practice teaching, something told me that I was meant to do this.

I remember a lot of the group being super nervous to practice teaching. I was obviously a little nervous/antsy but something in me told me I was ready. When it was my turn, my portion of the class just flowed out of me. It felt really good. Even in those short, I don’t know, 10 minutes of the section of the class that I taught, it made me feel so confident. It instantly made me feel strong and capable of handling all areas of my life.

I have always been more of an introverted and shy girl, typically until I get to know someone. I never thought I would be able to command a room like I do while teaching yoga. I’ll never forget when one of my greatest inspirations and my first yoga teacher, Courtney Sheber (now Fox), suggested that I should teach yoga. I thought she was insane. Me??? I could never! But here I was, doing the damn thing.

One of my best memories of teacher training was after we did practice teaching and our teacher, John Salisbury, gave us feedback. He is a yoga teacher legend basically, so it was a big deal to teach in front of him. When he got to me I was feeling pretty confident in what I had done. I didn’t feel nervous at all. I thought I nailed it, to be honest… and he did too! He said it was really good and only had one point of feedback which was that when I did Wide Leg Forward fold I didn’t cue anything lol. I’ll never know why I didn’t but I probably just figured it was an easy pose and needed a break from talking.

So as if I didn’t already feel pretty good about diving into teaching yoga… that was great confirmation.

There is so much more that I could say as to why I teach yoga and the story of how it unfolded. But I will leave it at that for now. How lovely it has been to reflect on that time of my life. I can’t believe it has been 2 years already. What a gift it has been to share this practice with so many since then.

I look forward to continuing to create and hold a safe space for others to feel good in their bodies.

Thanks, Universe.

Much Love,

Sasha Molt


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