Never Stop Learning

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!

Published by Ravi Raman

Executive Coach + Yogi + Endurance Athlete

2 replies on “Never Stop Learning”

  1. 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 .

  2. 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?

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