What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Yes, I attend yoga workshops and conferences, plus I read many books and articles. But the most important continuing education I do to stay current in my field is to maintain my own yoga practice. Every time I practice, I learn something new about myself, gain some insight into a challenging pose, understand what it feels like to be a student, etc. I am always searching for ways to become a better teacher and that doesn't always come from attending a lecture. Sometimes even a walk in the woods with my dogs is the best continuing education, as long as I am paying attention to the gain in perspective such an activity can offer.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I used to pretend I was teaching my stuffed animals gymnastics. I would stretch them out and have them do backbends and handstands. I had a grade book for all of them (they all got an A). I've always been a teacher at heart and I've always loved to move my body in some way or another, so it just felt natural to become what I am today. As far as the writing goes, I've always kept a journal so I've been practicing writing for years. I never thought I'd write as often as I do now (for work) but I love it and it just keeps getting better.