Close your eyes…. Imagine to stand on a quiet rocky road far away from the nearest town with on each side the most beautiful flora you can think of. The road leads you into wilderness and the further you go, the more humid it gets. Your ears catching sounds of singing birds, happy frogs, excited grasshoppers and playing monkeys. You are surrounded by the biggest trees you’ve ever seen with lianas and wild orchids growing on it. Together with banana trees, plants with one meter width leaves these tall boys make it almost impossible to see the sky. You get more calm by the pure air and good vibrations around you. This magical place is called The Goddess Garden, a eco resort in the rainforest of Costa Rica. I am fortunate to follow my yoga teacher training here.
The days are long and intense and usually the hauling monkeys wake me up around 5 AM. I try to snooze a bit longer and an hour later I’m out of bed preparing myself for the morning yoga practice of 7 o’clock. I fill my belly with an amazing breakfast afterwards and make myself ready for the following class about yoga philosophy, meditation and postures. Three hours later it is already lunch time and after eating a little too much ~ but hey it is healthy vegetarian food ~ I cool off with a dip in the swimming pool or shower. Time to study more and prepare for the interesting but difficult lecture in the afternoon: anatomy. Our diner is served at a very Dutch time, 18.30 and again it is delicious. Studying is not over yet as we have a lot of homework to do which contains reading, writing and practicing…
What did I learn so far? Many new poses and techniques, how to help someone else getting into a pose, a little teaching and I know a lot of cool stuff about the human body. Did you know we have 206 bones?! Besides that I learn to listen even more to my own body. At this moment it need sleep.
I am lucky to be in such an inspiring place where there is place for growth…. Sleep well or good morning for the Dutchies!