Testimonials: Teacher Training

From Vikki Wallace, Yoga Teacher Since 2005  |  Apple Valley, CA

Your workshop has already had an impact on my teaching–class last evening shifted in language considerably.  As I drove home (2 hours) I was able to integrate much of the discussion into my consciousness.  My awareness of the pauses was totally heightened.  I loved how you structured your workshop–perfect balance of discussion, lecture and partner work.  The audios were brilliant and perfect for opening discussion.  You are very skillful at keeping the discussion on track in order to cover the full spectrum of material.  I particularly thought your use of the koshas a brilliant approach (obvious when you contemplate the subject, but elusive at first glance).  You are personally delightful.  It was my honor to have met you.  Your mastery of yoga was amazing.”


From Megan Tweedy, Yoga Teacher since 2007  |  Yakima, WA

Yesterday when I was teaching I was so much more cognizant of my cues – mostly the irrelevant ones I say over and over when the students are already doing it – that was a break through moment when you pointed that out. …

You spoke the same language as me. What you articulated and demonstrated is what I have been trying to encourage some of my teachers to do: SEE your students. Walk around and SEE them. There are a few teachers who are new and I get that – you graduate from your mat, but there are too many who don’t SEE their students and learn from them, about them. You presented the information is such a great way – tying it in to a topic perfectly – the koshas. I really, really can’t emphasize enough how much I got from that workshop. Not only was I aware of what I was saying last night, but I was going through the layers in my mind. I think it was so valuable for planning your class. …We moved, we sat, we discussed – you had all the elements. It wasn’t too much, it wasn’t too little. You had a clear message, stuck to your topic and weren’t afraid to re-direct people back ( I love it that you hushed people – GOOD FOR YOU! and you smiled after – a bit of humor so they got the point, but didn’t feel totally reprimanded).”