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As a new yoga student with only a year of practicing under my belt, I felt completely unqualified to join this yoga teacher training. God called me to it and I stepped out on faith feeling afraid and unprepared. By the end of the first session, I knew I was called to be there. I grew closer to the Lord throughout this experience. I grew as a yoga student and found my voice as a yoga teacher. I gained an awesome community of friends and feel so prepared to lead the group of people God has called me to with this new gift. If you’re on the fence, just do it… Show up afraid if you have to. I did… and each time God met me there. He reminded me time and time again how safe I was. I’m better because of this experience.
This training has enriched my soul and taught me how to embody scripture in my yoga practice. I have received excellent, well thought through content that has given me confidence to teach others as well as an unexpected, precious gift of community. The time and investment will be treasured and shared for years.
I loved every bit of this training and feel equipped to share what I have learned with others! The Abbey Yoga Teacher Trainers taught how to beautifully create a yoga sequence using the Tabernacle presented in the Old Testament and Jesus’ fulfillment of the Tabernacle in the New Testament. If you ever wondered how to teach yoga as a Christian and point your students to our loving God and Savior Jesus Christ, here is a chance to study with a team that authentically lives out their faith and honors God in what they do. This team taught with excellence the yoga sequence template, yoga history and philosophy, meditation, breath, and more.
YTT training through The Abbey was life changing and so much more than just learning how to teach yoga. The wealth of knowledge, grace, and love for Jesus this team of teachers has is amazing. They are not afraid to answer the difficult and controversial questions while keeping a solid Biblical foundation. By the end of the training I felt confident to teach a yoga class that is safe physically and spiritually. I also grew in my personal practice, relationship with God and self-worth.
The Abbey’s teacher training program is transformative. I expected to be challenged physically, mentally and spiritually and I was! Caroline and her teaching team led with excellence, grace and humbleness. They know the word of God and they have a deep well of wisdom to share in the area of yoga. I trust them highly as Christians and as leaders in yoga.
I began the Abbey YTT training brand new to yoga, in the middle of a hard life transition, and without any plan or even a desire to teach others… I completed this training with divine friendships, abundant grace and a new ability to hold space for others while holding more space for God in my own life. If you are feeling led to do this training DO IT! You belong here!
When I started the training, I wasn’t sure if I belonged. I constantly struggled with whether God wanted me in the training but yet felt drawn to joining it. As the training continued, I started to see how God was using the training to challenge me, to gently push me to rely on him when I felt inadequate in the training, which was often! Towards the end of the training, I finally had no doubt that the draw I felt towards the training was God. I now have a much greater appreciation for yoga and it’s deep history. I learned more about God, his deep desire to be near his creation, and his character. I’m excited to take all that I have learned and invite my future students to commune with God on their mats.
I loved every bit of this training and feel equipped to share what I have learned with others! The Abbey Yoga Teacher Trainers taught how to beautifully create a yoga sequence using the Tabernacle presented in the Old Testament and Jesus’ fulfillment of the Tabernacle in the New Testament. Within the template, we learned how the chakras fit into the template and how to embody the principles in a yoga class and within life. If you ever wondered how to teach yoga as a Christian and point your students to our loving God and Savior Jesus Christ, here is a chance to study with a team that authentically lives out their faith and honors God in what they do. This team taught with excellence the yoga sequence template, yoga history and philosophy, meditation, breath, and more.
I learned so much. I grew leaps and bounds as a space-holder… It helped me experience Jesus in my body and deepened my love for yoga as prayer. It brought to mind some of my favorite people, who have pursued a yogi lifestyle and allowed us to be a part of their story while at @warm_heart_mexico. It humbled me to let go and let God do what only He can do in the innerworkings of our woven-with-life hearts. It proved to me that zoom can be “almost” just as good as face to face and that there are no limits! It showed me what stillness and breath in the presence of the True God have to offer this busy-with-hurry world. It made me want to read my Bible again and forced me to wake up in the difficult dark days of grief and depression. It led me to quiet waters and through desperate anguish. It pushed me to be brave when saying yes, but mostly when saying no. It offered me refreshment and joy while watching others vulnerably risking and offering wholly of themselves. It reminded me of the privilege I had to study in a Christian Liberal Arts institution and the immense stewardship of my thoughts and tools to think critically about culture. It made me read and ask more questions. I whatsapped friends in Israel and India and my heart grew. I looked for more trainings and felt like I could take on the world. I felt overwhelmed and completely hopeless BUT equipped and called. I’m super grateful and excited about this next season.
THE YOGA ABBEY
You Belong Here
Walking in the peace and presence of God isn’t just for ministers or monks, super yogis or marathon meditators. There is a deeper experience of freedom and wholeness that only comes when we invite our physical bodies into our spiritual lives. Our bodies are not meant to be ignored but embraced and welcomed into fellowship with God, just as they are.