When I was in Year 8 my English teacher once said to me that I would make a good teacher, however she never specified what kind of teacher. For years I then thought about becoming a school teacher. It has been only recently that I have realised her comment could be related to my passion for yoga and becoming a teacher of the practice.

At the moment, there is just over a month to go before I start my 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Course, and I’m a bundle of mixed emotions. Without a doubt I am excited. Excited to travel to India for the first time – I’m half Indian and have yet to set foot in the motherland! – excited to learn more about the practice of yoga, excited to develop my own practice and excited to gain the ability to teach others.

However, as expected, I am incredibly nervous. I have all these fears and doubts running through my mind like whether I am ready, do I know enough, what if I can’t handle it? But all these fears and doubts are to do with the future, and I believe it is important to not fixate on the unknowns about what the future may or may not hold. I am simply going to take life as it comes and in the mean time accept where I am and who I am in the present.

I know it is going to be a challenging, intense but incredibly rewarding month and I cannot wait to begin this next chapter of my life.


Read more about Olive’s journey into teaching with more blogs coming up and catch her every week teaching lunchtime yoga Wednesdays and Fridays 12.30-1.15pm