I have to brag here a little bit.
There are many ways in which I can describe this sensational lady, Alana Dillette (pictured above and to the right). Number one being that she is one of my dearest friends. Number two, she is a fantastic contributor for shetrusts. Number three, she is an up-and-coming scholar in Hotel and Restaurant Management, and is finishing up her Ph.D. this year from Auburn University. Number four, she is an Olympic swimmer-turned yoga guru, having just completed a 200-hour yoga training course with Peach Dumar's Yogafly Studio. Number five, she is the author of a blog titled The World According to Alana, which features short essays on, well, the world according to Alana. And for those of you who know Alana, you know that it can be a colorful and entertaining place in which to live.
Upon recently completing her teacher training, Alana penned a short reflection on her experience of going through yoga teacher training. Suffice to say, she got much more than what she bargained for, and that has made all the difference: