Jacob wants to be a yoga teacher

Ok friends and family, I could really use your help.  I want to become a yoga teacher.  This may seem a little bit out of the blue but ive been considering it for the past year and I think now is the time.  There is a teacher training program coming to minneapolis in Febuary that I am very eager to be a part of. 




I started practicing a style of hot yoga known as Bikram Yoga (90 minutes, 26 postures, 105º F) regularly a little over two years ago and it immediately changed my life for the better as it helped me quit and stay off of cigarettes and other nicotein substitues. and as some of you may know i was very in love and addicted to that stuff,  as you can tell by this marb red tatoo that I have.  (I will post a photo soon) But life with cigarettes was becoming unmanagable.

But the trade off was great.  I started doing yoga which was the first thing I fell in love with after cigs.  And shortly after that, I started making art again regularly.  

And this was all made possible because the yoga practice and community at  Minneapolis Yoga (formerly known as Bikram Yoga Minneapolis)
kept me off of cigs long enough for the physicaly cravings to leave (the easier part) and also helped keep the mental cravings at bay (the hard part). I totally fell in love with the teachers and people at this studio.

In short this style of yoga helped change my habits little by little that has had major repercussions and has allowed alot of joy to come into my days over the past two years. I cant even really explain how much joy it has brought to me through the comunity of yogis that i have met and the teachers ive worked with and the other passions that it has inadvertantly helped.

So I want to be a teacher and would appreciate anything that you can give to this new adventure I'm trying to go on.  It will allow me to someday give the same gift and freedom to someone else that has been passed onto me. The total expenses are 6000$ for a 500 hour training and I will be training  with some very highly qualified teachers including 2014 international champion Zeb Homison.  I am trying to raise the funds by the end of February.

Doing this specific training would allow me to find a job that I am already passionate about and would give me the opportunity to teach in the midwest or to be a traveling yoga teacher around the states or around the world.

Thank you so much for considering helping me and also check out the studio at http://mpls.yoga


-Jacob :)

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Jacob Allers Hatlie 
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Minneapolis, MN
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