True teachers and leaders always remain students! - Daily Love with Mastin Kipp

True teachers and leaders always remain students!

mk_treesI’m so excited because today I start yoga teacher training at Yogaworks  with my yoga teacher Joan Hyman.

It’s a cool story about how this came to be.

One of my aims as TDL continues to grow is to keep learning. There are a bunch of healing modalities that I want to learn over the next few years, in order to hone my skills and become even better at what I do.

Even though I mentor people, lead large online classes and do live heart therapy interventions at our events, I am also, and will always be, a student.

There is no arrival point of knowledge. There is always a deeper refinement. There is always a new innovation on knowledge that we know.

So, I consider myself to be a teacher, but primarily, I am a student.

This is why I’m always in personal growth or educational environments, to become more knowledgeable so that I can add more value to your life through the blog, mentoring, live events, books and everything that I do.

I’ve wanted to learn how to teach yoga for a few years now. It just never lined up. I’m excited because I’m learning Vinyasa yoga with Joan and then in September I will go to South Africa for a month to learn how to teach Kundalini yoga with Gurmukh; check that out here.

So, when my yoga teacher Joan told me she had a training coming up, I was so excited because this training fit into my schedule.

There’s a great quote from a yoga master that’s always stuck in my head since I heard it, it is:

“If you want to learn something, read about it. If you want to understand something, write about it. If you want to master something, teach it.”

-Yogi Bhajan

Yogi Bhajan brought Kundalini yoga to the West. And Kundalini yoga changed my life. So my aim has always been to be the teacher in this way, while also remaining the student.

I’m so excited about starting this teacher training because I believe that as I continue to walk the path of physical fitness, knowing about yoga on a deeper level and also practicing consistently will be a game changer.

And what’s so cool is how this came to be.

I was so eager to take teacher training. So, I got all the information and filled out the form. It was going to be a MAJOR financial investment, like $3500 or so. That’s A LOT of money.

But, I thought to myself, how much do people spend on educations that give them actual life skills? I really didn’t want to spend the money, but I decided to do it anyway.

So I filled out my form and sent it in.

I was excited about of all the things I was going to learn and I decided that I was going to share my teacher training experience with you as it goes for the next few months. Because that’s what I do on the blog, I share about what I’m going through.

Well, to my surprise, I got an email back from the folks at Yogaworks  and as it turns out, they were big fans of The Daily Love. So much so, that they offered to comp my training if I wanted to blog about my experience.

It was a magical moment of total abundance.

I was already going to do that, and this offer came in. I felt so happy, so guided and so on track. It was as if The Uni-verse was rewarding my leap of faith with abundance I didn’t even know was there.

I called my friend Tommy Rosen and told him the news. He’s been a big supporter of me getting into yoga and he said, “It looks like you’re supposed to be a teacher.”

It was an amazing moment, one that I am so grateful for.

So, I’m going to be sharing with you my aha moments and insights over the next few months as I go through teacher training. It will be a fun journey and one that I know will change my life forever!

What can you commit to mastery through teaching? How can you embody Yogi Bhajan’s quote today?

As always, the action happens in the comments below. Leave a comment and join the conversation! The TDL Community thrives in the comments and it’s a GREAT place to get support!




Mastin Kipp is the founder and CEO of The Daily Love. Follow him on Twitter here.

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