When I first began teaching I wanted to be one of the best yoga instructors I could possibly be, so I sought out the most influential teachers I could find to lead the way. On my journey I was lucky enough to learn from Dharma Mittra, Bryan Kest, Ally Hamilton, Shiva Rae, Tim Miller, Elena Brower, and many more important people that shaped the way I teach today. When Buddhi Yoga La Jolla opened in October of 2014 our goal was not only to have the best yoga classes in town, but to also offer the best yoga teacher training in all of San Diego. Education has always been at the top of my list, perhaps because I am terrified of complacency. For me, comfort is a synonym for laziness and when we allow ourselves to get too comfortable, we suppress our need for growth and improvement. Amanda and I are working hard to keep creating comprehensive trainings that are well-rounded, practical, fun, profound, dynamic, and life-changing.
The curriculum and our experienced teachers make the Buddhi Yoga training program unique. Every teacher that was chosen to take part in our teacher training is an expert in their field, with an awesome personality to match. Turns out that doing a teacher training is a big deal; It requires you to be vulnerable, open, committed, and brave enough to discover many things about yourself. Our teachers are the type of instructors that become like your best friends. Teaching others and taking your yoga practice into these deeper levels requires a very personal connection and in order to be one of the best yoga teacher trainings out there, you have to gather those who love but also live the practice.
Every year our teacher trainings continue to improve and evolve. With the Spring one underway, we’re now shifting our attention to the three-week Summer Intensive starting in June. Goldie Graham and Jon Old-Rowe will be headlining this one with me and Amanda supporting. These two teachers have brought so much to Buddhi Yoga over the past year. Their presence, their knowledge and love for yoga shines through in every class they teach. Our summer trainees are in for a memorable experience that will surely shift and enhance many lives. Come take a class with us and stay afterwards to chat about teacher training at Buddhi Yoga!