Meditation and Yoga Teacher Training
We’re so fortunate to have Kristin Fritz leading the Meditation module of our Yoga Teacher Trainings. Kristin brings a depth of knowledge that is both deep and relatable. Her dedication to our students both during the trainings and after graduation is something that sets this program apart and serves our community in a meaningful way.
What do you think is important for people to know about meditation?
Consistency is the key to a meditation practice that yields results. So I like to tell people to KISS their practice ... Keep. It. Super. Simple. For example, 5 minutes, 5 times a week is far better than 50 minutes once a week. Why? Because that’s DO-able on a consistent basis. If you make it DO-able, you’ll keep coming back. But if you set the bar too high, you won’t. It’s really that simple. If you’ve struggled to maintain a consistent practice (and then don’t get the results you want, such as stress-reduction), then ask yourself: How can I simplify my practice? Do you need to practice at a different time of day? Do you need to set yourself up more comfortably? Do you need to practice for just 1 minute? It’s your practice so you get to decide what works best for you and then DO it. If you keep coming back, you know you hit the mark. And then stick with that plan until you’ve habituated it. Consistency is the first goal of a sustainable meditation practice.
What do you enjoy most about being a part of Twist Yoga’s Teacher Training?
I love the students! Typically, they come from different backgrounds and are at different stages of learning about the varied aspects of yoga, but there is a universal standard of engagement, hunger, and enthusiasm each class has displayed throughout the trainings I’ve been part of. It makes for a stimulating, challenging, and exciting conversation every time! That is not a forum you can find just anywhere.
How has meditation/yoga changed your life?
My meditation practice has evolved over the years, having been influenced by different teachers, traditions, and personal life stages. And I think that’s the thing I appreciate most about having a seasoned practice ... my practice is shaped by my life and my life is shaped by my practice. I like to remind myself (and others) that we don’t meditate for the sake of meditation, we meditate for the sake of transformation. By allowing my practice to evolve with me, I continue to be invited deeper into myself. That’s life-changing!