A yoga journey
Yoga is the ultimate guide for happiness.
On my yoga journey, I am always supported by yoga teachers who all serve people to be happy.
The word, happy or happiness in this context means a skill to enjoy life fully.
Stressing out working in the corporate world, I found yoga was my retreat. I met a yoga teacher who was in the seniority stage of her life providing yoga instruction like a grandma or mother treating all students equally. She always combined some wisdom into her instruction that empowers your self-efficacy. This teacher became my role model and I started to believe that her power which empowered me is something to do with yoga. At this point, yoga is no longer a physical exercise to me, rather a life skill or philosophy. Then, I started searching for yoga training where I could learn what yoga is.
I met my guru through my yoga teacher training. He became my spiritual anchor. I always felt safe with him and am encouraged to serve the world with my own means.
After I graduated from 200-hour yoga teacher training, I found a yoga teaching opportunity at a yoga studio in Tokyo. With the extensive support of a director teacher of the yoga studio, I established myself as a yoga instructor and shared the yoga wisdom with those who visited my classes. The director teacher eventually promoted me to be a faculty of his yoga teacher training.
There are more teachers who came into my life guiding me to go through steps to deepen yoga practice and build teaching skills including providing me 300-hour yoga teacher training.
Teachers bestowed me with opportunities and experiences that culminate in who I am now.
The teacher will appear when the student is ready.
In yoga philosophy, sometimes a teacher is referred to as a light. Meeting and learning from teachers on my yoga journey, I truly believe that we always can find the light in the dark. My teachers always shined the way for me.
I hope YUKO YOGA teacher training serves many people to find the light, find their center, and happiness in their life.
Yuko Matsuda-Peluso, Lead Trainer/ Principal Instructor
E-RYT 200/RYT 500, RPYT, Children’s Yoga Teacher
YUKO YOGA – Trailhead Yoga Program
200-hour Teacher Training Office