The growing community at the TriYoga classroom at OCT Loft in Shenzhen hosted another Basics Teacher Training– this one with senior-level teacher Santoshi and new teacher training intern Ma Mei.
Ma Mei (in green) has taken TriYoga teacher trainings since 2009– she took her first Basics training with Eva-Maria, and has continued to study through Level 3 with the D’s. Her niece, Sisi (in blue), has translated for almost every visiting TriYoga teacher, and this was her third training working with Santoshi.
Students came from eight different provinces around China, including the mega-city Kunming.
Each intern came with varying levels of experience in TriYoga– some had taken workshops with Ma Mei before the training began, some were regular students at the OCT Loft, and some had never taken yoga before. There was even another American– intern Erica who moved to Shenzhen in the spring and has been looking for a teacher training course in English! When she found TriYoga, she knew she had found her yoga path.
One of the highlights for all was to meet Yogini Kaliji by Skype and share their experiences with her. Several spoke of how TriYoga had changed their lives, and how they couldn’t wait to share this magical flow with their friends, families, and communities. XiaoQiao said that she had always enjoyed yoga, but now she LOVES TriYoga. YiTong from Beijing said that this experience changed her life. And Jack, from Hong Kong, (whose favorite posture is Cat Tuck) said that his TriYoga experience has taught him how to treat everyone with love and respect.
The final day of the training the group went out for a vegan meal at a vegetarian restaurant at the “Happy Harbor”. DJ, who had started a Level 3 Teacher Training at the Shenzhen-Bao’an TYC, was able to to join and meet the new teachers.
The groups in China often love to take distinctive and unique group photos– this group wanted to make a “flower” of their hands and feet.