Life, Yoga / September 16, 2016

Yoga Teacher Training


Surprise, surprise! I’m going through YTT! For those of you who don’t know, that’s Yoga Teacher Training. And the best part about it…my mom’s doing it with me! How I convinced her of that, no idea, but I’m sure glad I did (teeheehee!).

As y’all know by now, I love yoga. But if I’m being honest, I NEVER saw myself going through this. Not because I don’t love it enough, I’ve just honestly never felt inclined to teach. Probably because I’m too nervous, truthfully…and not confident enough in my yoga skills. It’s one thing to give tips and tricks for individual poses, but a-WHOLE-nother thing to lead an entire practice. But here I am, signed up and SO excited. I can’t even tell you.

A few of my instructors actually suggested I do it. That’s what put the bug in my head. And then they continued to check up and see if I had committed… That’s what encouraged me to follow through. Because as they informed me, and as I’m realizing myself, YTT isn’t just about teaching. Maybe someday I will, and maybe I won’t. But regardless of that, I can’t wait to learn.

I’m at a place where I’m ready to deepen my practice. No, I haven’t nailed every pose I’ve tried. And no, I’m not even plateauing in my progress. But what I am doing is yearning for a deeper knowledge. Of the origin, and the breathing, and the health benefits, and principles. I want a “why” behind what I’m doing…and a light that I can follow.

Similar to my faith, yoga brings me peace. The two go hand in hand really… They both emphasize kindness, patience, compassion, contentment, calmness in the storm; placing value on who you are inside, versus external achievements or worldly idols.

I am not alluding to yoga being Christianity… The two are completely separate. What I am saying is that it compliments my Christian values; it steadies my heart, and silences my mind. And in those silent moments is when the Lord speaks. It works for me. It could work for you.

So, today marks the beginning of this YTT journey…and I can’t wait to share it with you. You’ll be the first to know of any major revelations, and my go-to during self-reflection. I hope to encourage you to deepen your practice…to remember that the benefits of internal progress far outweigh the external. And I would love to hear your point-of-view. Sharing with each other is what helps us grow.



Sports Bra – Target (old)

Yoga Pants – Aerie

Photography by Sara Magnolia


  1. Ronda Bowen

    That’s pretty cool. 🙂 I enjoy yoga. You never know what kind of path life is going to take you down on.

    22 . Sep . 2016
  2. Tyane

    I love yoga! I’ve slacked off since my knee injury, but hope to get back into it soon!

    22 . Sep . 2016
  3. Dalal

    Impressive, good luck girl! Once it’s done subscribe to this great website

    28 . Sep . 2016
  4. lauren shuster

    so exciting! i was in the same boat when I did my YTT (in south tampa!). i mostly just wanted to expand my practice but it literally changed my life in all the ways 🙂

    ps we should totally meet up (& take fun yoga pictures together!) – im right in hyde park 🙂

    ig / handle: @loelizabethblog

    21 . Aug . 2017
    • Kylie Gravlee

      Hey Lauren!! Thanks for reaching out! Ugh yes, YTT was EVERYTHING! I graduated in May and haven’t been the same since. So funny we’re both from Tampa! I would love to meet up and chat all things yoga and blogging…and take yoga pics obvi 🙂 I’ll give you a follow on IG and let’s connect 🙂

      24 . Aug . 2017

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