I have attended many yoga classes over the years due to my back injury and to help relax myself. I have been looking for different ways and yoga style, but I can't seem to find the right one for me. After Carla told me about you, I decided to attend one of your classes and from the first hour, I felt such a difference in myself. It was the first time that I have been so in tuned with myself and felt such peace that I was very emotional on my way home after that.
It was that night, that I have found the right way for me and joining your Teacher Training Class in Fall of 2006 was the start of a new outlook for me. I joined with the intention of teaching myself. Your way of teaching me was very personal and specific to my needs. You take the time to learn each one of us and teach us what is right for our own needs, not what everyone else's idea of what yoga is. With your methods, I have learned about myself and what I can do today and accept what I can't and practice on it. Not only do you focus on the body, but the mind as well which is the most important thing that I have learned from you. What I learned in your Teacher Training goes beyond the asanas, that is just the poses that we do, but true yoga is what you do after you leave the class.
Your teaching is what I try and use in my daily application of my life, for yoga is not just about the poses. After the Teacher Training, I just wanted to practise it for myself and it has changed my life in ways that I cannot thank you enough.
Now, I try and teach people the way I understood it from you. I know that people will interpret it their own way and that is one the great things I have learned from you. Yoga is your own. I have shared what I can in my teachings here in Europe. I teach only once a week, for the rest, I try and learn more. I can never learn enough and as I continue my journey, I will always try and live the yogi way for I have found peace from your teaching. I only wish that I could have spent more time with you and your teachings. Maybe in the future, in the meantime, I would like to thank you for changing my life for the better and I only hope that I can impart some of that to others.
Anyone who wishes to join your class, may it be for themselves or to teach others are very blessed. I cannot recommend and thank you enough. All my family and friends have heard about you and are very thankful for the teachings you have given me. I tell my students about you and they extend their gratitude.
Khrystyn Martinez- Teacher Training Class, Fall 2006, Virginia