“I originally came to yoga looking for a way to reduce stress and anxiety, and better improve my overall physical wellness. I dabbled in yoga for a few years on and off, but didn’t truly engage with it on a deep enough level to fully feel it’s effects. When I initially signed up for All Yoga NYC’s Contemplative Teacher Training program, I wasn’t quite sure I actually wanted to be a yoga teacher. But soon enough, something about this incredible program transformed me completely from a cautious observer to a fully-immersed yogi. Almost instantly, I was inspired to hone my skills so that I could share this practice with others in the best way possible. Christina and Casey are patient, disciplined, and infinitely knowledgeable. Their energetic efforts in this program make it a life-changing experience. The excitement I felt learning from them is how I wish I felt about learning in college. Thanks to them, not only do I have the skills to share yogic practice with others, but yoga and meditation have become a fixture in my day to day life.”

– Amanda.

 

“I first would like to start by saying, Casey and Christina are kind, wonderful, patient yoga teachers and for that I am deeply grateful. Yoga is a path of radical self transformation and with their guidance over the course of 15 weeks in the Contemplative Teacher Training at Allyoga I can honestly say I feel I was  transformed. I was transformed from a person who loved and appreciated yoga to someone who understands the depth, gravity, and significance of the practice. The powerful self growth that occurred– though it was not an easy experience by any means– during the program continues to amaze me as beyond learning how to teach a yoga class safely, effectively, and confidently I learned how to be safe, effective, and confident as a person in my everyday life. When I say not easy I mean NOT EASY: the schedule is rigorous, the amount of material to learn is vast, and I experienced huge emotional ups and downs throughout. In all of this, I was still engaging directly with the practices, in fact in almost every moment. It was as it should be, and I think every person will experience a training differently as we begin to open our hearts and minds. There was so much authentic knowledge  shared across topics such as alignment, anatomy, meditation, yogic philosophy, and teaching techniques that I feel grounded in my practice to share what I learned, and also have a full set of tools to continue these studies for the rest of my life. Lastly, the warm, supportive, intimate nature of both the training program and also the Allyoga community provided a safe space to fully dive in to explore all of this. Even if you don’t feel prepared (I certainly wasn’t!!), or like you can even do it at all, this is my advice: if you have ever had the impulse to do a teacher training, DO IT. Dive in and discover true peace and freedom because yoga is the key.”

– Katherine.

 

“So I loved my experience at AllYogaNYC teacher training. The approach was from the Yoga Sutras and the Bhagavad Gita. This is stemming from where it came from rather than the western approach which I believe has watered down the true practice of yoga to fit into the gyms and athletic centers. Not that that is bad, but there is a deeper rooted meaning. I think this approach better serves the community because it offers calming meditation, a physical practice that is accessible to everyone no matter what there physical abilities are, and a spiritual journey that so many people are searching for when they are oppressed. The time commitment is real. It requires studying. I found you will get more out of it the more you study and follow the guidelines of the syllabus. I often found myself searching for more. It really scratches the surface of the true concepts of yoga. The language was also tough at first, because it is completely foreign and there is no link between our language and Sanskrit. Once I let go of that it became easier. Also flash cards were an immense help. It deepened my practice, made me more aware of the mind, body, breath ideal. and made me live more in the moment rather than inside my head. I felt prepared with teaching because the course slowly eases you into teaching by a lot of practice and break downs of the asanas, corrections, modifications. and adjustments. If you are ready to grow…go for it! It changed my life. Hope this helps you with your choices.”

– Shawn.