- Practice What You Teach: Keeping Teaching Real through the Evolution of Your Personal Practice
- It's All in the Hips, Or Is It?
- Day or Night? Body and Mind Considerations for Scheduling Your Yoga Practice
- This Yoga Love Affair (Part Two): Making it Last a Lifetime
- This Yoga Love Affair: A Collage of Views on How to Keep Your Yoga Practice Sustainable Over One Year
- To Be Thankful Without Grasping and Real Without Apologizing
- When Burnout Knocks: The Struggle of Keeping Teaching Healthy, Honest, and Vibrant
- Living Yoga Off The Mat
- Tuning Up Mind and Body: How Yoga and Sound Therapy Work in Harmony
- Making It to the Mat: What Yoga Teachers Need to Know About the Most Difficult Part of the Practice
What Is It Really Like?
One of the most frequently asked questions we get about the Yandara Yoga Institute is, “What is it really like during training?”
By nature, every teacher training course is experiential … especially Yandara's courses, since ours are all destination based. Because our programs are held in some of the most inspiring locations around the world (Mexico, Hawaii, Bali, Sweden, etc.), where the location acts as the backdrop for deepening each individual’s experience, it can be difficult for future students to fully understand what to expect after signing up. To help paint the picture, we’ve rounded up some testimonials from past students, and uploaded images and videos to our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages.
But we wanted to take it one step further and let you hear from a real student what it’s like to go through the Yandara Yoga Institute. Allow us to introduce you to Kristy Alpert.
Kristy will be attending the 16-day teacher training in Bali, where she will be live blogging about her experiences each day to give you a glimpse behind the curtain of Yandara’s teacher training program. She’ll offer up her opinions, insights, and hopefully even her most embarrassing moments as she works her way to becoming RYT200 certified.
A Bit about Kristy Alpert:
Kristy Alpert is a freelance travel and lifestyle writer who has been practicing yoga off and on for the past eight years. Despite the fact that Kristy had always lived an active lifestyle (running, going to the gym, playing sports, etc.), her biggest physical challenge she ever faced was trying to touch her toes during her first yoga class. After attending more classes and deepening her practice during her travels with some key friends and mentors, she finally began to view yoga as more than a “great lesson in stretching,” and started to feel the emotional and mental benefits of the practice. Kristy is originally from Dallas, Texas, and she currently resides in a small village outside of Frankfurt in Germany, where she is hoping to teach classes once she graduates from Yandara Yoga Institute.