A word from Santosha Yoga accredited Teacher Trainees…
“One of the greatest experiences I’ve ever had”
“It’s been several months now since I completed my YTT with Sunny and it was one of the greatest experiences I’ve ever had.
I’d lived a boys own early life, at various times raced karts then cars, briefly flown aeroplanes, run and worked cattle in the bush, stalked game, camped rough and partied hard, an unconscious but ‘fun’ life, all the while chasing selfish needs, desires and experiences.
My time sitting a Santosha YTT easily surpassed it all.
Sunny and her fantastic teachers’ have huge, open hearts teaching a thorough syllabus in a compassionate environment. Such a loving and open space was held by our teachers it made it easy for us as students to open, stay open and be present, soaking it all in as well as having lots of fun, laughs and the most amazing time!
I’ve come away with a more thorough understanding of, and confidence to teach asana safely and appropriately, my rudimentary knowledge of anatomy and yoga philosophy have been greatly improved, I’ve learnt about other aspects of yoga I wasn’t really aware of and I’ve discovered an extended family I just hadn’t met yet.
I’ve acquired new tools for teaching that aren’t limited to the mat, as well as learning much, much more about myself and how we relate to each other.
At various times I was challenged, humbled and stimulated, confronted, conflicted and all the while embraced. Things bubbled out of no-where, feelings and emotions I didn’t realise I contained or could still access emerged. My body coursed with chemicals I didn’t even know it could produce, all the while enjoying the support of my wonderful classmates and beautiful teachers.
Shaucha, Santosha, Tapas, Swadyaha, Ishwara-pranidhana.For me these are the greatest of gifts, difficult, beautiful, incredible changes that started during our YTT and continue to evolve, their positive influence reverberating and touching all those around me.
This is the real gift of yoga.
Arrive with an open heart and a child’s mind. Be willingly led wherever the four weeks take you and the rewards can be sublime.
Thankyou Sunny and all my wonderful teachers and beautiful classmates, your incredible openness, teachings and support have had a far greater influence than any of you realise.
With much love and gratitude.”
Rick Freeburn, Australia