Christa Clarke, Mexico
"I love how yoga has helped me through thick and thin, my mat and breath are always there. I’ve had a personal yoga practice for over 11 years and a desire to become a teacher for many of those years. I became a structural integrator along the way and opened a new academy with my husband. In that process I fell in love with online teaching and learning. When I found Yoga Renew it felt like the perfect opportunity to take the dive and become a certified teacher. I loved that I could fit it into my schedule and do it from home. I learned a lot and am already offering classes. Thanks YogaRenew for turning a dream into reality!"
Kerry Yang, South Korea
Isabella Delgado, Miami Florida
Gulmira Delatorra, Minnesota
Breanna Bushaw, Washington
Giselle Traviso, Venezuela
Joshua Dipietro, Rhode Island
"My name is Joshua DiPietro. I’m entering my first year of graduate school this September in hopes to become a professor to continually learn and help others learn for the rest of my life. I grew an interest in Yoga at the same time I started surfing. Yoga is a part of surf culture which made me curious about its teachings. I went to a studio near me and felt differences in my mood and grew cravings to attending class as it brought me mental clarity and physical comfort. For instance, I grind my teeth at night and I noticed that had stopped. This upcoming year I want to teach classes for free to help spread Yoga’s positive effects and help others as Yoga has helped me. I chose YogaRenew because I loved the concept of an online class along with the helpful videos and lifetime access. Lifetime access is crucial for development in my opinion because I can go back to any instructional video, as many times as I want and take the tests/quizzes over and over again. Online convenience is amazing because I can learn around my own schedule as opposed to cramming in 10 hour days for several weekends participating in a Yoga training class. I look forward to completing this course to help me persevere through graduate school and life’s hardships."
Rebecca Butler, Canberry Australia
Priscilla Bell, San Diego CA
Kashan Passmore, Auckland New Zealand
"House wife and mother, to two darling children, husband and Sophia the bengal who thinks she is a dog or human ( we still cannot figure out which of the two?!) I look forward to nothing more than pizza and movie nights at home with my family fridays. I also believe I was an Italian in my past life. Hence I cried when I left Florence during my OE when i was younger. MY journey to come to love Yoga started with a mixed class at my local Les Mills Gym that is a mixture of Tai chi for Warm up, Yoga and Pilates for the core content followed by Savasana with my lovely Teacher June. Yoga found me through my personal “journey within” a few years ago where i was determined to heal myself after a diagnosis of an Autoimmune disease “Hashimotos”. I am here today to say that I am clear of the “DIS - EASE” AND I fell in love with YOGA during the process of my recovery. For these reasons, I wanted to learn more about my practice that will allow me to go deeper within understanding the foundations and principles of my practice and really grow a relationship with my breath. I am early into my studies but can say that the video tutorials are so VERY CLEAR and inviting. I Choose to study online with YOGARENEW because i have small children and it could fit in with my lifestyle, i read a lot of the testimonials provided finding them very authentic, which helped with my decision to study with YogaRenew."
Kelly Andrews, Louisville, KY
Sarah Crowder, USA
Asyah Mcllwaine, USA
Aleah Logan, South Carolina
My names Aleah and I’m originally from Indiana but now have been living in South Carolina for eight years. I’m an aspiring model and actress. My hobbies include yoga, cooking, hiking, and surfing. Interest in yoga: I have been doing yoga on and off for awhile once I have time and now I just have a passion for it. It’s so soothing and peaceful to do. Not only that you get a good workout in. How: I’d love to share the gift of yoga to others by finishing this program and becoming a yoga instructor. I’d love to teach a class. I chose yoga renew for training was because I was researching the best online training to do so and yoga renew was the first that came up. I read reviews and loved them so I said why not. What I like about the online program is that you can do it at your own pace and on your own time."
“A year and a half ago I turned to yoga during a very difficult and confusing time in my life. I am a Surrogate and was embarking on my second journey to help a couple build their family. Unfortunately that journey did not start out all that easy. We suffered an end of first trimester day loss. I knew right away that I needed something for me to heal my mind and body. I began to practice yoga at home. With every single practice my love for yoga grew and grew. Yoga helped me heal my mind and body to continue on our journey. Sadly that was not the only loss we suffered. Through all the IVF procedures and all the losses I continued my practice everyday.
I am now blessed to be 31 weeks along with their baby girl after our fourth IVF cycle and 2 years of dedication later.
I decided to become a certified yoga teacher so that I can help others to feel empowered in their yoga practice and maybe, just maybe, my classes can bring them peace and strength in their time of need. This teacher training has been incredible and I cannot thank Yoga Renew enough. I cannot wait for the next training I embark on with them.”
Rick von Schnier
I’m a single dad of a high-schooler, and I own a small business. By honoring my priorities, it became difficult to find a yoga teacher training program, as they would require me to either attend a 3-4 week intensive, or to give up my weekends for 5+ months. Not that I wouldn’t love to do either of these tings, but the reality is my bandwidth is just not that big. I needed a yoga training program that worked around my schedule, and not the other way around. Enter YogaRenew and their impressive 200-hour yoga teacher training program. The robust course gave me the foundation of what my mind was hungry for, plus challenged me in ways I was not expecting. I studied at night when the house was asleep, and I’d practice every day in the morning before work. As you can guess there’s a happy ending. I’m now a Certified Yoga Teacher thanks to YogaRenew. Very grateful for the course and its creators. I’m sure you will be too.
You can follow my yoga journey on Instagram: @rickdiculous.yoga
Namaste, or as I like to say “I’m awesome and so are you”! - Rick von Schnier, Yoga Teacher
"I've been apart of the fitness industry for over 15 years. I am a Personal Trainer and Holistic Nutritionist. I specializing in weight loss and pain control. In the last five years I have been drawn to Aerial Silks and their function in pain reduction. When I was in silks training I noticed how similar aerial inversions and yoga inversions are and how they help people with spinal decompression, muscular pain and flexibility. I was secretly trying to avoid Yoga Training because I knew it would consume me; however I could no longer ignore it. My path to Yoga had begun. I have taken years of continuing education and I couldn't ignore how well YogaRenew had put their course together. Being pregnant and having a toddler at home, this course was exactly what I was looking for. I am excited to share my silks knowledge with a yoga twist on instagram while adding in some fun nutrition on the side for weight loss. But baby first ;)
You can find me on IG @aerialmomma "
"I have always been very active and enjoyed running, hiking, skiing, snowboarding, playing soccer and competing in sprint triathlons. I found my self doing these things less and less as pain began to creep into my daily life (around age 40). For the last decade, I have been exploring various ways to deal with chronic lower back, muscle and joint pain. Yoga is the answer for me and the most effective solution I’ve found to manage pain and the depression that comes with it.
Completing the YogaRenew 200hr YTT has expanded my knowledge and given me access to an incredible yoga network. Innovative, weekly newsletters give ideas that add valuable dimension to my yoga practice. I am inspired when I read what other graduates have posted. The playlists, sequences for specific purposes, yoga class themes and links to the blogs give me continuous insight to help me become a better teacher.
I want to share the peace, strength and confidence I have gained through practicing yoga as I teach Beginning and Restorative yoga to those who seek relief from chronic pain or other limitations.
With much gratitude to the team at Yoga Renew!"
"My name is Vannesa Mudrovich and I just completed my course... I started this journey because 2 years ago I lost my little brother to suicide and I started yoga to help cope with the grief. I started advocating with AFSP and learned that yoga was helping veterans with ptsd, and realized I was not the only one benefiting from yoga. I wanted to make a difference and teach people that there are coping skills available to us and we can heal through exercises and meditation. I set my mind to get this and now I'll be able to do yoga for our "out of the darkness" walk events as a instructor. So thankful for this course - I learned so much."
Dr. Sara Ansari
“Hi everyone! My name’s Dr. Sara Ansari and I’m a physical therapist in Boston. Yoga has been a daily part of my life since undergrad, but it wasn’t until I started working that I truly understood just how connected yoga and physical therapy are with one another. All too often we injure our body, mind and spirit by taking on more than we should, moving the wrong way and thinking we can balance everything when in reality, sometimes we need to learn to move slow and be patient with ourselves.
Yoga, to me, isn’t just about learning to be in control of your breath or going deep into your backbends. it’s about listening to your body, knowing what it’s capable of and recognizing when we need some sort of outside help or assistance. And that transcends into our daily lives and our relationships with those around us as well.
I used to hate using blocks, straps and blankets in my practice because I felt it made me look like I wasn’t capable enough, wasn’t flexible or strong enough. But you know what? Learning when to seek assistance and being accepting of it helps us to create balance and harmony not only to our physical state, but our mental and emotional state as well. That’s what yoga is to me - being a pillar of strength and patience on the inside out no matter what the situation is. Honor your body and it will honor you back more than you can ever imagine 🙂 Namaste.”
“My name is Kristi Asplund and I am a 31 year old with a great passion for overall health and wellness, I have spent 16 years working in the dental field and my passion for yoga started about 7 ½ years ago while pregnant with my first child. I have since taught many yoga sessions for my coworkers, friends, family and children. My amazing husband, Ian, and my three children have helped me so much by allowing time for my studies, practices and joining in on my classes. My children love doing breath work, meditation and acro-yoga exercises with me, with their help I have learned so much and I am so excited to continue my journey for the complete 500hr training. I start teaching yoga at the Auburn Valley YMCA on August 5th on Monday nights and I have plans to combine my traditional, homemade medicine workshops into related yoga workshops like some pre and post-natal yoga with an hour of making your own diaper rash ointment and sore nipple salve for pregnant and breastfeeding women, or cold/flu yoga w/ homemade tea’s, vapor rub and headache salve; just to name a few.
Thank you again to YOGARENEW for the amazing experience and wonderful program. I look forward to continuing to work with you throughout my lifetime.”
Yoga has been a part of my life for over 15 years. As a designer, Yoga kept me relaxed, focused and grounded.I wanted to share the experience with my family and community so I enrolled in a Children's Yoga teacher training, which led to a 500 hour intense in-person teacher training, and I quickly fell in love with teaching Yoga. I have published 2 Yoga books for yoga teachers available on Amazon. I also am a RCYT, Children and Teen, and I teach Prenatal. I have received many online features, including Conde Nast Fingerprints. My personal practice has helped me grow stronger, become more flexible and fearless, and yoga inspires me to live each moment more mindfully. I am so grateful for the wisdom my yoga teachers have shared with me.
YogaRenew has been a great way for me to deepen and refresh my knowledge and infuse new ideas into my teaching. It's so important to continue to educate yourself and keep it fresh. This is a solid program that is accessible and gives you flexibility."
Light and Love, Rita.
“As an instructional designer of online courses for my career, I was enthusiastic to combine my love for yoga with my passion for online education. The course exceeded my expectations by providing excellent content, a variety of media, useful resources and assignments, and a supportive online community. I so appreciated being able to complete this course at my own pace, allowing me to balance it with a full-time job and other responsibilities. This online course enables students to pursue their dreams of teaching yoga, when it otherwise may not have been possible! I have practiced yoga since middle school but my interest in teaching was sparked by an inspiring teacher of one of my college yoga classes. In addition to my regular practice, I have enjoyed trying some goofier yoga options in the community, such as "goga" (yoga with baby goats) and "snowga" (yoga in the snow). I am currently teaching an evening community class and I love it! I plan to teach a couple classes during the week for my workplace as well, to help other workers to find more stillness and strength in their lives. Thank you, YogaRenew!"
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