Prior to starting yoga teacher training, I was absolutely terrified about doing the program. The thought of performing asanas and instructing fellow students through yoga poses in front of a group left me shaking in my yoga pants. However, I quickly discovered that the MMY Teacher Training Program was a safe place to learn, grow and even make mistakes. Terri and the other students created a nurturing, non-judgmental, kind and fun environment that eased my nerves and made for a joyful experience. Lindsay A.
I'd like to think before MMY teacher training, I "did" yoga... Went through the postures, felt the positive effects, and enjoyed yoga immensely. Now, from everything I have learned from Terri in regards to mindfulness, yoga philosophy, anatomical reasons for asana, and the importance of a meditative mindset during yoga, I "practice" yoga. The training at MMY opened a whole new path for me, and I cannot express enough how glad I am that I chose MMY for the teacher training. The MMY community creates a space that fosters growth and development as a practitioner and yoga teacher, and is truly an exceptional place with great people. Terri makes the curriculum interesting and applicable to everyday life, and I looked forward to every weekend that we met. I have gained confidence in my knowledge and practice of yoga, on and off the mat, and could have not asked for a better experience! -Mary Claire H.
"Being somewhat new to yoga, I was unsure if an RYT200 class was for me. Wanting to strengthen my practice, I completed Terri's 2012 RYT200 Training. I discovered that Terri's teacher training at MMY was perfect for yogis of all experience levels and goals. A year later, I enjoy teaching Restorative yoga at MMY and continue to grow my practice in an encouraging, supportive environment. Completing this training opened up so many opportunities for me and strengthened my confidence as I share the amazing practice of yoga." Robin S.
I went into TT with the goal of teaching yoga, since I just began staying at home with my son. However, I ended up getting so much more out of training then just a piece of paper saying I am approved to teach. Expanding on my philosophy understanding of yoga helped me to grow not only my yoga practice but also to grow in my life as a wife and mom. Going through TT pregnant then gave me a better understand of prenatal yoga naturally which then lead to a desire to learn and help more pregnant yoginis. It has been two years since graduating and my love for yoga has only grown more since that time. I am grateful to Terri and MMY for the opportunity to expand and grow in yoga and life. Jessica W.
During the teacher training I learned how to engage my own personal practice and take it to a deeper level. I was also fortunate enough to meet some amazing people and I got to share yoga, yoga and more yoga with them every month. A wonderful experience! Karen C.
I was most excited about taking my first steps towards exploring the world of yoga. Through guided studies and group discussions, I learned about the history of yoga, principles of yoga as recorded in Patanjali's Yoga Sutra, anatomy analyses by Paul Grilley and Leslie Kaminoff, and more. The Teacher Training program gave me the opportunity to understand what practicing yoga means beyond striking the poses. - Molly H.
I did not know what to expect with yoga teacher training. You will get out of it much more than you would expect and the more effort you put into it, the more you will get out of it. You will not only learn about the physical part (the asanas), but you will learn about the other limbs of yoga, which will help to deepen your practice. You might just even find yourself on a path of spiritual and/or mental healing or enlightenment. Maria M.
Yoga is a process of growth, a life long study. I came into the training with 30+ years of experience, and still my personal practice and my teaching grew during the training. My yoga evolved, my knowledge increased. The bonds that were created with my classmates have developed into life long friendships. Teacher training at Mindful Motion Yoga has been a valuable part of my journey. Barbara B.
"I had considered becoming a yoga instructor for several years yet never took active steps to make it a reality. However, once I began practicing at MMY and met Terri I felt I had found a philosophy and environment for teacher training in which I could feel comfortable in the methods and approach to learning the foundations of yoga. The MMY teacher training was everything I expected and more. Not only did I learn from the diversified backgrounds of fellow students, but the guest instructors Terri brought in to discuss specific topics were a nice enhancement. The flexible nature of Terri's approach to teacher training was a key component to my overall satisfaction with the course, as well as her ability to provide constructive feedback without judgment. I would recommend MMY's teacher training to anyone who wants to learn in a supportive and professional environment." Susie D.
The Universe has this way of sending just what I need. I had recently turned 40 when I signed up for teacher training. I did not realize that my training at MMY was preparing me for this transformational time in life. Going into training, I thought I was going to learn more about yoga and deepen my practice. I got that. Towards the end of training, I thought for sure I'd be teaching. I taught and loved it and will continue to teach. Today, training at MMY has set me on a path of unfolding my true Self. If you're reading this and you are not sure it's something you should do, I strongly encourage you to join the training and see where the path takes you.
Love and light, MCS
I couldn’t resist adding this additional note from a contributor:
...and it also saved my life, helped me lose my fat ass, has added interesting, caring friends to my life, slowed me down, and sped me up, made me smile more, etc., etc., etc. Anon.