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For anyone seeking to complete a yoga teacher training program, I would highly recommend the one offered by The Movement Center. As a recent graduate, I feel I have gained the training I was hoping for. The program is designed to provide a comprehensive approach to Hindu philosophy, anatomy, asana, pranayama and meditation. A strong personal practice is encouraged and supported and the length of the program facilitates a deepening that can only be achieved through the combination of consistency and time. All of the teachers were knowledgeable, motivated and very accessible in helping us attain the level of understanding necessary to become effective and inspired teachers. Although I am happy to be a graduate, there is a part of me that regrets the program is over. I felt a lovely kinship with the teachers as well as with my fellow students and lasting friendships were developed in our nine months together. All in all, the program provides a strong foundation for one to take a fully integrated practice into the realm of teaching. Without reservation, I recommend this program!
The Movement Center Hatha Teacher Training was a rich experience, which was deeply grounded in yogic philosophy drawing from the spiritual practice lineage of Swami Chetanananda, and the hatha yoga lineage of Sri Krishnamacharya– the forbearer of renowned teachers Desikachar, Pantabi Jois and BKS Iyengar. I chose the TMC Program because of its expert interdisciplinary teachers in Asana, Pranayama, Meditation, Mudra and Mantra, the exceptionally beautiful ashram which embodies an atmosphere of dynamic stillness and aliveness, and the comprehensive and practical approach which includes extensive practicum in teaching.
I am grateful for such an excellent program which has been part of a rich, transformative journey which will inform my teaching and my life.
Ancient wisdom combines with modern science in The Movement Center’s hatha yoga teacher training program. The curriculum artfully includes physical, spiritual, and intellectual study in the technical and philosophical aspects of hatha yoga. Teachings are delivered by kind, expert teachers amid a lush, serene setting making this program ideal for those who seek a meaningful place to evolve their own practice as well as preparation to share it with others. As a recent graduate, I now have the skills, confidence and knowledge to thoughtfully and safely create unique class sequences, containing asana, pranayama and meditation, for myriad levels and abilities. Additionally, there is a new zest in my own practice, and a desire to continue to nurture its growth indefinitely.
“I was grateful to take the 200 hour teacher training program at TMC in 2010/2011 and can honestly say the experience was like no other. Ruth and the other instructors were welcoming and engaging throughout the entire process. They each brought a different but equally valuable prospective on how to conduct a Hatha yoga class and created a comfortable learning environment where we could develop a teaching style that felt like our own. I’m so thankful to have been a part of such a great training program.”
Kelly Smith, RYT