On Sunday, November 16th, the Baptiste Full Day Immersion program was held in Toronto. I had the pleasure of attending this program with MBFY instructor, Shannon Rolston. This program was a full day, from 9:00am – 8:00pm, with Baron Baptiste, in practice, meditation, and inquiry.
One of the most exciting things about Baptiste programs is the fact that the Baptiste community is so expansive. So, every program is like a family reunion, where you get to see and reconnect with yogis that you’ve met and have formed connections with along the way. There are many hugs, smiles, and much laughter. I was able to reunite with one of my roommates from my Baptiste Level Two Training, as well as Pino Rizzi (who many of you know), and a dear yogi friend of mine who I met at the Baptiste Art of Assisting program last year.
I always leave Baptiste programs lit up and inspired. But, one of the biggest insights that I took away with me from this program is that the learning truly never ends. No matter how many times we get on our mat, there is always something new that we can tap into. From rediscovering True North alignment, to rediscovering my core in a powerful way, to giving myself permission to take child pose again and again…this program reiterated that one of the beautiful things about life is that there is always something new to rediscover and learn. I find it so humbling that 300 people can come together at a program like this, from all over the world…get on a yoga mat…and learn together, fall together, and rise together. Whether you’ve been practicing 10 weeks, 10 months, or 10 years…whether you’re a teacher, studio owner, or even Baron Baptiste himself…it’s all a journey and the fact that the learning is a constant, is what makes it all the more amazing.
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