I teach Pilates and Gyrokinesis but I find learning how to teach Yoga a much deeper experience. This training is exactly what I was looking for: a perfect blend of physical, intellectual and spiritual knowledge and practice.
That's why I'm so happy to learn with Amy and Keri. They teach yoga and how to teach yoga in all its aspects, not only the physical aspect of yoga. They do so with experience, authenticity, knowledge, compassion and love. They are truly amazing teachers both alone and together. They care about us and they care about each other. I feel that their love for teaching and for yoga is the core of this training.
This said, it is not always easy! But it's always worth it. Sometimes showing up to my mat is more difficult, which is, of course, when I need it the most. Every single time, I feel better afterwards. It's one of the great things about this training : it makes my personal practice more consistent. And I can already feel its benefits throughout my life.
I also like the way the teacher training is structured. We get to sweat and experiment on our mats first. Then we share our experiences in little "feeling sessions" that we all love - best group therapy ever! - and only after do we get to learn about the poses and teach each other.
This group of trainees is great: different ages and backgrounds but we all share the same passion for yoga. We complement each other in many ways. This bound keeps getting stronger and plays a big role in how we all strive for learning. Amy and Keri definitely know how to create a safe environment for us to connect, share our strength and vulnerability and learn from each other. The more accepted we feel, the more receptive we are. It works wonders: after our first community class together, I was amazed at how everyone had made such big progress in just 3 weeks!
This teacher training makes me feel that I am a part of something much bigger than me. I am VERY grateful for that. Not only do I feel that I'm learning what it takes to become a good yoga teacher, it also brings more awareness into my life in general.
I wish this training would last much longer! I will enjoy every moment of this journey at Root, knowing that when it ends it will be the beginning of a new journey with new friends made along the way... as a yoga teacher.
Author: Marie Sabater