What people say tells a lot about us.
Here are some recent comments we have received.
"Yoga Sanctuary provides a marvelous community of students and teachers for people who want to learn about yoga, deepen their practice and expand their spirit. I am grateful for its existence as it is a place where I can challenge myself physically and emotionally as I learn to move my body in new and challenging ways. I value the relationships that I have formed there, even the ones that are confined just to the yoga studio. We seem to share a special connection when we take classes together that transcends just doing yoga."
Sharon Saline, June, 2010
" I have been going to weekly classes at Yoga Sanctuary for several years and love the whole feel of the place. It’s just the right mix of relaxation, inspiration, physical endurance, creativity, and spirituality. I like how connected to the outside world the classes and philosophy are there. It gives me a weekly reminder of what’s important in life mixed with an earnestness and a sense of humor about existence. Sara is such a nurturing and inspiring teacher. I always leave with new ideas and faith."
Mary, June, 2010
" For the past 3 years I have been regularly practicing with Amy Reed-- in fact I began my study of yoga with her 5 years ago before moving to New York for a time-- and every week I am appreciative of her humor and insight. Not only has she helped me to make improvements in my physical self, every week her teaching is so relevant I have a hard time not jumping up and exclaiming "yes! I have been feeling exactly that way lately!" In short, she is one of the best teachers I have ever had, for anything.
I think as adults we so often lose the connection at working regularly and incrementally to achieve a physical goal, and I value this part of my growth at Yoga Sanctuary tremendously. It is such an open, beautiful space, I feel very lucky to be a part of the community."
Mia Cabana, June, 2010
"I first came to Yoga Sanctuary (first came to yoga at all) after enduring an emotional trauma last summer. I worried: Would it be too “crunchy”? Would I be embarrassed at my awkwardness with the poses? Not only were these worries utterly misplaced, but I also found that the community’s acceptance and encouragement, along with the caring and sensitive instruction, hastened my healing as well as my nascent ability. I am grateful beyond words."
Michael, Northampton, May, 2010
Anusara Teacher Training Testimonials
Since my yoga teacher training with Sara Rose last year, so much has blossomed in my life! I now teach Anusara-Inspired yoga full-time and every day I feel grateful for all the teachings and experience I gathered from our empowering and supportive training. Studying with Sara and connecting with the Yoga Sanctuary kula has enriched my life both on and off the mat: deepening my understanding and expression of Tantric philosophy; the biomechanics of the body; and the elegant, radical, and life-affirming yoga that is Anusara!
Lydia Russell, June, 2010
I would heartily recommend the ytt with Sara Rose. She is a teacher's teacher. Each lesson is well crafted and presented with lightness, love and care as befits the spirit of anusara. The training was a time of personal growth, deep learning about yoga and the body and a time for friendship, community and fun. Sara embodies the skills needed to teach as well as an embracing presence which is the heart of great teaching. She models what I aspire to as a teacher of yoga.
Sheila Weinberg, June, 2010
My overall satisfaction level (with Sara's Yoga Teacher Training) is about as high as it could possibly be. The training has revolutionized my own practice, it has set a high standard that will take me several years of teaching to begin to reach, and it has provided a model for me of how lives can be changed (on both sides) through the deep, impartial caring and love of a teacher for her students. It set a high stardard for how to take the seat of the teacher, not just in the studio or classroom but in all other areas of life as well. You teach through what you are and how you live your life.
The (YTT) had about it an alchemy that created deep, trusting, loving friendships between teacher and students, and between students. In the course of this class I made friendships that I know will be the most important friendships of my adult life. The support of these relationships has made it possible to begin to break out of a shell of shyness and reserve caused by deep feelings of unworthiness. I am able to bring greater authenticity, integrity, and warmth to all the other relationships in my life, which will be an enormous asset to my teaching.
I would also add this, a year out: that the training has influenced every aspect of every class I have created since then, and I have it to thank for the insight and inspiration I have brought to those classes. Most of all, I bless every day the theme that ran through the training: that becoming a teacher, learning to take the seat of the teacher, is a journey; that an important part of the journey is finding your own voice, and that your own voice is important and worthwhile even though it is not what it will be after years of experience. That what matters is the deep love you bring to the practice and to your students, love I saw modelled by you as a teacher and by the adhikara (sp?) of my fellow students.
Karen Bucky, June, 2010