We’re continuously inspired by the many talented individuals who choose to make teaching yoga a career. As a part of our broader effort to give back to the yoga community and make yoga accessible to all, we created The Zobha Grace of Giving Scholarship. This is an annual grant awarded to a qualified candidate for study in an approved yoga teacher training program. The scholarship is awarded based on a demonstrated financial need and/or a desire to leverage your yoga teacher training to serve a community in need.
We asked our first scholarship recipient, Misa Nuccio, who recently completed her teacher training to share what brought her to yoga and a bit about her teacher training experience. Here’s what she said:
I went to my first yoga class at the age of 16. There was something about it that I was drawn to for reasons I did not understand. I was curious, and there was something seductive about it. No one necessarily led me to it or suggested it for me, I just knew instinctively that I wanted to try it. After my first few classes, I was hooked. I knew almost immediately that it would be a lifelong journey and relationship.
What is the greatest challenge with your practice?
Currently, the biggest challenge is learning how to teach yoga. The tools needed to be a good yoga teacher and the tools needed to be a good yoga student are completely different. Learning how to find the words to express the actions of an asana, or incorporating the sacred aspects of yoga in a delicate and effective way into a class is much more difficult than I thought!