Set Higher Standards by Ravi

Ramblings from a 30-something ultra-marathoning yogi with a day job.

Never Stop Learning

with 2 comments

I sat in a few teacher training classes during a workshop held at my yoga studio this weekend. The training is geared for those who are not yet teaching but have the desire to do so.

Since I am already teaching I’ve had several folks ask me why I would sit on a training session that I’ve already done and progressed beyond. My response has simply been that even if the training is a repeat, I am bound to learn something new. It is like going out on your favorite hike for the fifth time or walking into your favorite restaurant for the second time in a week. Just because it isn’t new doesn’t mean your experience the same as it always has been.

There is always a new experience to be had and new lessons to be learned.

In this training, we spent time doing personal introductions and getting feedback on them. I realized how my body language and tone and filler words (and, but) were keeping me from connecting with people in a powerful way. I’ve done literally thousands of introductions at work, in social settings and to begin yoga classes, but never really thought about how important those first few words I say about myself can really shape others impressions of me. Boy am I glad decided to do this workshop again!

About these ads

Written by Ravi Raman

June 28, 2009 at 2:47 pm

2 Responses

Subscribe to comments with RSS.

  1. I found your comment on how filler words keep one from connecting with people quite interesting.
    I have been consciously trying to keep my language as precise as possible which means cutting down on filler words. My reasoning is that it keeps the interest of the listener going and therefore leads to more accurate communication.
    What do you think?

    Sejal

    June 29, 2009 at 8:14 pm

  2. Hello ,
    Every class may it be first beginner class or the training class is of gr8 help to a yoga learner .Even after reaching any age as we are still students in the court of knoweledege so we are in the same way in yoga class .
    The more and more we do it again and again and return again and again to our basics we would gain more know how and master it more and more .
    Regards
    Sudeep

    Sudeep

    June 29, 2009 at 10:29 am


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: