Sarah Cousar

Cohort 14

I’m walking away from Teacher Training with a vision that I am capable of anything I set my vision on accomplishing. I have been on an intentional journey of self discovery for the last couple years that has eventually led me to the mat. In January, I bought a year pass to YogaOne and I challenged myself to practice yoga every day for a month. I wanted to get to know this person inside me, the person the world desires to know. It seemed I did not have the money to afford teacher training on my own, and yet I believe because of my willingness to get on my mat on a consistent basis, others saw my potential and believed in me enough to support me. I was encouraged to apply for Cohort 14 and once my interview process was complete, my fees were paid in full. I am so grateful to have been given the opportunity and hope to pay my learnings forward to others who also desire to show up fully themselves in the world. As with any yoga practice on our mat, some days look more graceful than others. I love that we practice in a hot yoga studio. The sweat is a physical sign of the work we have accomplished. We DO the THING, and through the DOING, growth happens.

I appreciate each and every one of the teacher trainers. Thank you for being a part of my journey.

The journey is never over. Only travelers come to an end. But even then they can prolong their voyage in their memories, in recollections, in stories. When the traveller sat in the sand and declared: “There’s nothing more to see,” he knew it wasn’t true. The end of one journey is simply the start of another. You have to see what you missed the first time, see again what you already saw, see in springtime what you saw in summer, in daylight what you saw at night, see the sun shining where you saw the rain falling, see the crops growing, the fruit ripen, the stone which has moved, the shadow that was not there before. You have to go back to the footsteps already taken, to go over them again or add fresh ones alongside them. You have to start the journey anew. Always. The traveller sets out once more.