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posts by Maria Wielenga

beginning of a new yoga journey

beginning of a new yoga journey

This is not the end, it is the beginning of a new yoga journey

We graduated. Diploma’s, kisses, hugs and everything. It was intense, an emotional and physical roller coaster and bubble that now ceases to exist.

Today I taught my first class! I have never ever experienced such focus, for a full 94 (oh oh…) minutes. I was in another zone, only there to serve my students with ...

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halfway through the amsterdam yoga teacher training

halfway through the amsterdam yoga teacher training

The first sutra’s have been going round and round. Cessation of the fluctuations of the mind; stop the inner chatter. I have a lot of inner chatter and something I engage with it and sometimes I don’t; it’s not really a choice. As I’ve written before that they are my entertainment. I rewarded myself today with a massage and a float session (45min in an extremely salted bath, without ...

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how you change during a teacher training

how you change during a teacher training

day 4

It took me half a day to loosen the loud voice ridiculing what I am doing. I surrendered myself so easily to the group, the classes and the training. Why? Everything that has been said and done feels True. Yes, capital T. “The lesson the student needs is offered when the student is ready,” is something the evolation teachers said. It feels like this training is here because ...

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leading up to a teacher training

leading up to a teacher training

I’m a skittle; hard on the outside, soft on the inside. Bikram yoga has helped soften me. Loosen my arrogant, masculine, sarcastic personality and get rid of the rough edges on the outside. I eat healthier, drink a lot less and have become more accepting to whatever fortunes faces me. I’ve experienced a side of me which I like a whole lot more than the old one. So I am ...

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