I have been practicing yoga with YLP for approximately 6 years now, when Mick initially encouraged me to think about advancing my practice by completing the TTC course - I was extremely hesitant, for a number of reasons. It's an investment, which economically I had to think about the affordability of, my own self-doubt (which my yoga practice helps me to manage) and the general fear of stepping into the unknown.
With the benefit of hindsight I now feel so grateful that I decided to just GO FOR IT.
Mick's teaching style is so accessible and as we studied over 18 months rather than 4 weeks it really enabled me to embed the learning and the yogic teachings into my daily life. The other really valuable thing this taught me is that it's a process - you don't do a TTC course and become an "expert" - you begin to learn that we are always and will always, be doing exactly that - learning.
Furthermore, the small group size enabled me to develop a great relationship with my fellow trainees - we had an intimate and very personal learning experience - during which we held space for one another so that we could embrace our strengths and also our vulnerabilities.
Finally, the YLP TTC programme embodies yoga philosophy in it's most authentic form - as a holistic, whole person, mind-body practice, something which not all yoga classes I have undertaken have been successful in providing. Mick's unwavering commitment, life-long learning and passion really do shine through.