My initial intention in joining this teacher training program was for personal growth. I was in my mid 50’s, had been teaching school aged children for almost 30 years and thought it was something I would do for me, to improve my strength and knowledge in yoga. I had no idea how it was a program that was going to change my life forever. It changed me as a mom, a woman, teacher and as a individual. When I began the program I believed I was near retirement in my profession . But because of what I learned in the program , the knowledge I gained from Meaghan and Bobby as well as the life long friendships I made while enrolled in this program it put me on a path I never thought possible. As my year of yoga training progressed I began to introduce it to the children in my classroom, believing it to be a good way to practice teaching yoga,and to learn sequencing of classes. Little did I know how much it would intrigue me to want to pursue continued learning of teaching yoga to children. This was applauded and encouraged by Bobby and Meaghan. I came to realize through my teacher training and in our many in depth discussions, the importance of involving children at an early age to the practice of yoga and mindfulness . I then began my journey in SEL (social emotional learning) and bringing the practise of yoga to schools. I did additional reading, online learning and conferences in Halifax on yoga in schools. My practice with my own students led me to teaching other classes in the school, teaching yoga to children in our community who live with anxiety and bringing the conversations to other colleagues and individuals within the Eastern School Board. This new path in my life would not have happened without having enrolled in this teacher training course. It would not have happened without the constant support and guidance of Meaghan and Bobby.
Through their guidance and teachings I have a deeper knowledge of not only the poses and yoga teachings but it gave me a deeper understanding of myself and my journey in this life. The year long program was truly a life altering experience. I am forever grateful to Bobby and Meaghan for their commitment to the program and to their students, and their continued encouragement even after program is over. This program and these amazing inspiring teachers was a gift to me! Deepest gratitude to you both.
-Cathy Mandville Duff, 2019 participant
I was a little nervous beginning Yoga Teacher Training. My body was in its worst shape in my life and I wondered if I would be suitable to complete teacher training. However, I also knew that yoga was so much more than what I was capable of physically… I just didn’t know enough about it and wanted to know more. I entered into the program mostly for personal development reasons. I wanted to confidently say, “I’m a yogi,” and understand what that really meant. I got a lot more than I bargained for. Meaghan and Bobby offer an incredible depth of knowledge, compassion, and excellence in teaching. They opened my mind through practice, teachings, readings, assignments, discussions, and encouragement to do our own personal exploration of yoga. The personal experiences that Meaghan and Bobby bring have not only created an outstanding program, but have made it interesting and fun. Their ability to lead created not only an amazing class, but a cohesive community of yogis. I gained a much deeper understanding of yoga – not only how to teach the poses, but all aspects of yoga to bring mind, body, and spirit together – and I feel confident teaching classes after taking this program. I have definitely deepened my personal practice and knowledge… and I am a yoga teacher. I highly recommend this program to anyone interested in deepening their own personal yoga practice, understanding yoga as a tool for spiritual development, or teaching yoga.
-Tina Pomroy, 2015 participant
Thank-You to Bobby and Meaghan for organizing such a life changing RYTT Program. You are inspiring women and teachers who have encouraged me to listen to my body, from the feeling in my muscles right down to a cellular level. Instead of trying to pull, push, or guilt myself into Yoga poses, I’m learning the power of my Breath. Poses and trains of Healing thought that I had never thought possible are now within reach. For anyone who loves Yoga and learning, this program is a fulfilling experience. You won’t believe how fast it goes and how much you will learn about yourself.
-Claire Belanger, 2012 Graduate