Mar 27, 2017 – Graduation Ceremony for the 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training at Rishikesh Vinyasa Yoga School

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Receiving our Teaching Certificates!

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Today could have been any more perfect. Our last class of Vinyasa yoga was held on the beach next to the Ganges River at 7:00am. It was the perfect temperature outside to do some downward dogs and stretch out our bodies. Funny enough, a heard of goats decided to stroll through our practice at one point which made everyone laugh.

Later that morning, I had an ayurvedic massage, complimentary of our yoga school. The masseuse was great and gave me a full body massage with hot oil.

Later that day, we all dressed up in saris (traditional Indian dresses) and proceeded to our yoga hall for our graduation ceremony. The priest performed the essential rituals which included offerings, drinking holy water, and more. Afterwards, we each passed the course and received our certificates in front of all the staff. It was lots of fun and felt extremely rewarding after all the hard work we had put into the program. Afterwards, we feasted and had a dance party.

I am excited to move on and start teaching in Cambodia! Rishikesh and all the staff at Rishikesh Vinyasa Yoga School have a special place in my heart and I will never forget them. I will also miss everyone who participated in the course and worked alongside me. One day I hope to return to Rishikesh for more yoga training.

 

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