An Introduction to our Yogi of February 2018 (a little late I know!)
Our yogi of the month posts give you an insight into the experiences that past students have had at our bubble in Spain and advice on how to approach your yoga training.
Favorite Yoga Pose:
Bakasana (crane pose)
Least Favorite Yoga Pose:
Kurmasana (tortoise pose)
Where are you from and what do you do back home?
I am Dutch and although I currently live in Belgium, I plan to go back to The Netherlands for a MA in Japanese Studies. As a (fun) side job I decided to start teaching yoga and who knows where that will lead me. Secretly, I would not mind starting a yoga retreat in Japan.
How would you describe your experience at The Yoga Bubble?
I have followed the "Ashtanga/Vinyasa,-" and "Yin,-" Yoga Teacher Training Course but both were quite different but absolutely terrific. All three teachers are very knowledgeable and specialised in different fields. This means you are taught yoga from various perspectives which is very helpful to your own development as both a yoga practitioner and instructor. It was great to see how each individual had their own teaching style, which got perfected through very helpful feedback. If I must summarise my experience at The Yoga Bubble: it was far beyond expectation.
What advice would you give students thinking about doing the yoga teacher training course?
Don't be scared and just go for it, because you will not regret the experience. Even if you decide not to become a yoga teacher afterwards, going through the training will give you so much self,- reflection and development.
What has been the most challenging thing as a new yoga teacher?
Finding a yoga studio willing to work with you. I got turned down by some studio's due to a lack of experience, but fortunately the studio I do yoga at did want to work with me. And now a start-up studio also showed interest in working together. My advice in finding a yoga teacher job: ask your local yoga studio, or look for studio's that are just starting up... but above all, do not give up. After the training, I never expected I would immediately be able to start teaching yoga, yet here I am. I have The Yoga Bubble to thank for giving me the confidence to do so.
Thank You Asa!
If you want to follow Asa more on his yoga journey check out his website: https://asayoga.weebly.com/