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Teacher Training Referrals

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  3. Erin Rood Yoga Instructor
  4. Katelyn Blackman Yoga Instructor
  5. Paige Derouin Yoga Instructor

Molly Rose

Why would you recommend YTT? 

I recommend teacher training at YoBa because the team there fosters an experience that will grow you spiritually, emotionally, socially, and physically. My decision to commit to this program was based on my motives of professionally wanting a career in fitness leadership/management, but my commitment to this program has changed me as a person. The YoBa team members have consistently made me feel welcomed, and challenged to go outside my comfort zone. This course requires diving into a lot of material, and can seem overwhelming. I have never felt stressed because the journey is embarked as a community. Teaching training at YoBa grows you in a way you didn't think was possible, and while bettering yourself you join a community committed to continuing you growth. 

What did you love most about TT? 

I loved EVERYTHING about teaching training. If I had to pick one thing, I would say having a community to be vulnerable with. I did not expect to be surrounded by so many strong women that I would look up to. It has been a blessing to connect with this community, and be encouraged to have real conversations and grow together. 

Raleigh, NC

Mary Margaret Wise

Why would you recommend YTT at YoBa?

I would recommend YTT at YoBa for many reasons, but the most would be self-discovery and growth. My original thoughts were that i was going to learn the yoga poses and teach a class. Well, I had no idea that I was going to discover myself in this experience. I learned more about myself from the readings and practicing than I have in a very long time, also the friendships that I have cultivated along the way are something I hold close to my heart. 

What did you love most about TT? 

It taught me to trust myself and to stay present. Two things I have never been able to do until this experience.

Raleigh, NC

Erin Rood

Why would you recommend YTT at YoBa?

I decided to do the training because I wanted to deepen my personal practice and see where it lead from there. The very first week I felt nervous and insecure because I thought the class would be full of 20 year olds that could do handstands and backbends with their eyes closed and I was going to feel like the old mom. It was exactly the opposite. What I found was a group of extremely supportive women all anxious but ready to go on this journey together. We each came with our baggage and broken parts, but had a desire to know ourselves and each other more and to learn and grow. Sam and Leanna were fantastic and totally disarming from the get-go. They expressed so clearly that they were there for us. That immediately put me at ease and changed my whole mind set. I wasn't there to impress or perform...I was there to learn, grow, and connect with a group of women I'd never met but soon became people I'll cherish forever.

What did you love most about TT?

Teacher Training ended up being not only a deepening of my personal practice and knowledge of yoga, but about connecting to others and being part of their story. Cheering on other women and lifting each other up so we can all stand strong. I loved our weekends together and I will always look back on those months as an incredible time of growth physically, mentally, and personally.I loved every moment of my experience!

Raleigh, NC

Katelyn Blackman

Why would you recommend YTT at YoBa?

This YTT program was a great balance of physical, spiritual and anatomical information. I felt like my knowledge was well balanced when I completed my training. The structure of a small group that meets often allows participants to form a great sense of community and camaraderie.

What did you love most about TT?

I loved that I was able to form a community with a diverse group of women. Our different life paths allowed us to learn so much from one another! I also loved that I was able to have a very personal spiritual journey in conjunction with teacher training.

Raleigh, NC

Paige Derouin

Why would you recommend YTT at YoBa? 

YoBa YTT offered me a learning experience that enriched my practice, improved my anatomical knowledge, deepened my understanding of the spirituality of yoga, connected me with a community of like-minded individuals, and engaged me in plenty of hands-on cuing practice. It was a well rounded experience. 

What did you love most about TT?

I probably got the most out of reading the Yamas and Niyamas, which really helped me understand what yoga is actually about. It't not about holding intense poses or doing a handstand or even about getting stronger. Its about meeting yourself where you are, finding contentment in any circumstance, only taking what you need, and making space for what matters. The messages in the book helped me understand myself better and changed my way of thinking about my practice and myself in general. 



Raleigh, NC

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