In Part One of this frank, emotionally honest and real conversation, Awakened Heart, Embodied Mind teacher trainers Jay Fields & Julian Walker discuss how perfectionism, insecurity and unrealistic expectations are part of what aspiring and new yoga teachers go through…

They discuss how to have self-compassion and patience and avoid the pitfalls of spiritual bypass that show up either as:

a) feeling inadequate as a teacher, because of projecting perfection onto your own teachers, or
b) expecting to magically become “anointed as a kind of golden child” with no more human vulnerabilities and imperfections by becoming a teacher…

We enjoyed creating this video so much! Please bear with us on some issues we had with the split screen recording, you’ll get used to it!