By Jenny Guggisberg
The TTC in Suan Sati was not just a month of studying and learning how to become a Yoga teacher. It was much more than that. Suan Sati is a place of love. Every single detail from the accommodation, food, staff and program is unique and beautiful. And the most special and precious thing about Suan Sati is The Suan Sati Family. The staff and the teachers are so special. They are living what they are teaching. They give and share all they have. And all they are doing comes straight from their heart. I’ve never seen and felt something like that before. I’m so grateful that I had the opportunity to be part of this family for one month.
Everything in this month felt so round and whole. The teachers really created such an amazing program, everything was fitting so well. They had a big emphasis on creating a strong and powerful group connection. The opening ceremony was very beautiful and special. And in the first week we did a lot of games and group activities to get to know each other and show ourselves fully, also with our shadow sides. That allowed us to connect and support each other much more. We had such a great group spirit. And the teachers had always on open ear and heart for us. I never felt alone. I felt carried every day. It was such a beautiful feeling. I felt home. I think that’s the biggest gift we can receive and that’s what make Suan Sati so special and unique.
What I could learn and take with me in this month is richer and bigger than I could ever dreamed of or put in words. All my highest expectations that I had for the training were exceeded. I’ve learned to show love to myself.
Before I started the training I was very insecure. There were so many questions and doubts in my head: Am I good enough for this training? What if I’m not strong and flexible enough? What if I can’t learn to do fancy poses? What if I’m not skinny enough?
So many self doubts…
From the very first day on, I felt at home and could let go of many doubts. I felt that I’m loved, exactly how I am. I felt that I am good enough. I’ve learned to love my body. I’ve learned that everybody can practice Yoga. Everybody can become a Yoga teacher. Yoga is so much bigger than just postures/asanas. Yoga is a life philosophy. Everything is Yoga. The physical part is just a tiny part of it.
I’ve learned in the training to let go of many fears. I’ve learned to trust in myself and in the power of universe, the power of love. I’ve learned more and more about my true nature and how to connect with my higher self.
There are no words to express my gratitude and love for Suan Sati. I feel so blessed that I could open up and start following the path of my heart. I hope that the love and home that I found in Suan Sati will always stay with me and that I can share it with many other people. Thank you !!!!
I recommend the TTC and retreats at Suan Sati with all my heart.