… on the Esther Myers Yoga Studio Teacher Training
Thank you so much for your gifted teaching, support and for sharing your knowledge during the Teacher Training Programme. For me, it was the most rewarding learning experience of my life and has inspired me to continue on the path of learning both as a teacher and in my personal practice. It was a unique process that challenged me both physically, mentally and spiritually.
I sometimes wonder how it came to be that I was on the receiving end of such good fortune. Many years ago when studying with Esther I remember thinking how amazing it would be to be a yoga teacher. The energy and the equanimity all seemed so far beyond my capabilities at that time. Ideas do become reality. You have all taught me that yoga is for everyone and I am truly inspired by the way the practice has developed in such a loving spirit of generosity and compassion.
It is my intention to honour your gift with my practice and teaching to the best of my abilities. I will always be grateful to you, Tama, Monica and Paola and to Esther.
I began teacher training after I had been practising yoga for about 5 years. Tama and Monica encouraged me to enroll and it has been the best thing I have ever done for my body. I came to yoga rather late in life, just in the years before my retirement. Doing the training not only helped me to truly understand yoga practice, it also enabled me to pay attention to my body and to remain flexible despite the aging process. Teacher training and the subsequent teaching I am now doing also provided me with the discipline to practise daily, to learn new ways of doing poses, to develop ideas for stretching all areas of the body as well as improving flexibility and stamina for myself and my students. The programme is solidly grounded in both theory and practice and is geared towards the needs and goals of the students. The Studio encourages disciplined innovation and is always on top of the latest research in the field. Teacher training is a wonderful opportunity to enhance practice and develop a community of like minded practitioners. I would encourage anyone who is interested in deepening their practice or who wants to become a yoga teacher to do their training at Esther Myers Yoga Studio.
What I found most impressive about the programme is the depth of care and sensitivity towards bringing this teaching into the general population. I cannot recommend this Teacher Training Programme highly enough for anyone interested in being the best yoga teacher they can be and for deepening one's own yoga practice.
Monica's ability to translate this teaching to beginner students and teacher trainees is an extraordinary gift and one which could benefit teachers and yogis everywhere.
Jungian analyst and author of Jung and Yoga: The Psyche-Body Connection, Inner City Books, Toronto, November 2000.
The training that I have received from Esther Myers Yoga Studio Teacher Training Programme has been invaluable, both in my practice as Jungian analyst and with my research in the body-mind connections.
For those who have done yoga for 30, 40 years but are aging and for for those who start in their 60's, the approach at Esther Myers Yoga Studio is accessible and enjoyable. That is why I joined at 65, did the Teacher Training and will continue for years to come.