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Congratulations to Our 200YTT Graduates! Reflecting on Completing a 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training



As the final chords of the harmonium fade into the air and the soft hum of repeated "Om" resonates through the room, a profound sense of accomplishment washes over our graduates of our 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) program. The journey to becoming a certified yoga instructor is not merely about mastering asanas and learning sequences; it is a transformative experience that delves deep into the spiritual and philosophical roots of yoga, often enriched by Hindu influences. In the wake of this milestone, graduates find themselves enveloped in gratitude, humbled by the wisdom imparted and the journey they've embarked upon.


For centuries, yoga has been intertwined with Hinduism, drawing from ancient scriptures like the Vedas and the Upanishads. It is not merely a physical practice but a holistic system encompassing spiritual, mental, and physical well-being. As students of yoga immerse themselves in the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita, the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, and other sacred texts, they are guided on a profound exploration of the self and the universe.

The journey of a YTT is as much an inward exploration as it is an outward one. Through the guidance of experienced teachers, students learn to cultivate mindfulness, compassion, and self-awareness. They delve into the eight limbs of yoga, embracing practices such as pranayama (breath control), dhyana (meditation), and dharana (concentration). These ancient techniques, rooted in Hindu philosophy, serve as tools for personal growth and transformation.


As the training progresses, students are encouraged to reflect on the concept of seva, or selfless service, a fundamental principle in both yoga and Hinduism. They learn that teaching yoga is not merely about instructing poses but about serving others with humility and compassion. Whether it's offering guidance to a struggling student or volunteering in their community, graduates of a YTT are instilled with a deep sense of responsibility to use their newfound knowledge for the betterment of others.


Gratitude permeates every aspect of the YTT experience, from the camaraderie forged with fellow students to the guidance of mentors and teachers. Each moment of self-discovery, each breakthrough on the mat, is met with profound appreciation for the journey that has brought them to this point. And as they stand on the precipice of a new chapter, they carry with them the wisdom of the ages, the blessings of the divine, and the unwavering support of their spiritual lineage.


In Hinduism, gratitude is not merely a fleeting emotion but a way of life, a recognition of the interconnectedness of all things. It is expressed through rituals, prayers, and offerings, acknowledging the divine grace that permeates every aspect of existence. Similarly, in the practice of yoga, gratitude serves as a guiding principle, reminding practitioners to approach each moment with reverence and appreciation.


As our students graduate from their 200-hour YTT and embark on their journey as yoga teachers, they will carry with them the teachings of their lineage, the wisdom of the ancients, and a heart overflowing with gratitude. They understand that yoga is not just something they do but a way of being—a path of self-discovery, healing, and transformation. And as they step into the role of teacher, they do so with humility, reverence, and an unwavering commitment to serve others.


Completing a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training  is a profound journey of self-discovery, transformation, and gratitude. It is a testament to the rich tapestry of yoga's ancient roots and the timeless wisdom of Hindu philosophy. As graduates reflect on their journey, they may be filled with gratitude for the teachings, the community, and the divine grace that has guided them along the way. And as they step into their role as yoga teachers, they do so with humility, reverence, and an unwavering commitment to serve others on their path to wholeness and well-being.


We are so proud of our graduating class of 2024 and are all looking forward to watching them all take what they have learned and share it with the rest of the world!

Lucky are the recipients of their grace and reverence.


We bow to you all and will be here to support your continued journey.


Hari Om Sri  Gurubhyo Namaha,

Hari Om Tat Sat


We Pay Homage to all the Guru’s and Students

We are all One and the Same!



Congratulations to:

Kaitlyn Khakiadorian

Lucy Hare

Carly Colon

Kris Klie

Claire Kopfmann

Lisa Dunn

Adriana Radu

April Chansouk

Isabella Vaccaro

Larissa  Jakowiw

Lucas Careno

Piotr Chaber


And my personal deepest respect and gratitude to Maryanna Harrington and Domingo Perez for their selfless service and gift of themselves in their teachings and guidance that was bestowed upon our New Yogi’s and Yogini’s!


Berta


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