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



"My name is Kerry Yang Beaulieu and I work for the Department of Defense. I currently live in Daegu, South Korea. I am half Korean and just recently got married to a Korean Citizen. My Interest in yoga started when my job gave me the opportunity to attend a local Teacher Training Course. It was then that my love for yoga started to grow more and more every day. I would like to share the gift of yoga with other by providing classes for Soldiers, Families, Civilians and Retirees to attend. I want them to leave all their other thoughts aside and just be in the moment when they attend my classes. I chose to YogaRenew Teacher Training so I expand my knowledge of yoga and all that is offers. When attending the local Teach Training Course there were things I felt I did not learn, but YogaRenew provided all the things I needed and originally wanted to learn. Since completing the YogaRenew program I have been preparing for my classes that I will start holding in October of this year. Although this program may start out small it is going to be the start of something great. I have big plans for the future on expanding yoga out to not just my community but the other communities up and down the South Korea peninsula."


Isabella Delgado, Miami Florida


"Hello! My name is Isabella Delgado. I am from Miami, Florida and I have been practicing yoga for about an year now. I was diagnosed with Anxiety Disorder as well as Depersonalization Disorder and because of this, I went to a psychiatrist and one of my treatments was, yoga. This is when my passion for yoga and its philosophy really boosted. Yoga has helped me so much in so many ways and I know it can help many other people as well. My mission, because mental health is so important, is to help and inspire people who are suffering from anxiety and other mental disorders through the practice of yoga. I chose YogaRenew because it was both affordable and convenient. It is perfect if you have a busy schedule since you can do it on your own time. I liked the training program because it really deepened my knowledge on yoga philosophy. The program also made me feel prepared to easily teach a class."




Gulmira Delatorra, Minnesota


"My name is Gulmira, recent Minnesota State University graduate in Mathematics and Statistics. I moved to the USA 4 years ago to pursue my education. Luckily, I not only completed my degree here but also met my loving and supporting husband, Benjamin. I am also a proud mother of 11-year old ambition sweetheart, Parvina who has been actively practicing gymnastics since she is 3. My beautiful family is a result of a hard work, perseverance and encouragement of the kindest people I met throughout my life. I can not wait to experience the blissful future ahead of us.
I started practicing yoga 2 years ago. Minnesota State University, Mankato offers yoga classes to its students as a path to well-being and I was interested because yoga was a completely new practice for me. It seemed easy but once I started my yogic path, I realized that yoga is not about “asanas” but had deep, multiple layers comprising all aspects of life. Nowadays, I work on improving my asanas, breath, meditation etc. every day to eventually be one in body-breath-mind to achieve complete joy of my life.
Considering how much yoga empowered me, it feels egoistic not to share this great feeling with the world. I am working on receiving my teacher training certification from YogaRenew Teacher Training so that I can share my knowledge of this ancient practice with people. Yoga is like an unlimited gift of love, compassion and personal peace.
There is no need to mention the abundance of yoga teacher training programs, however during my search YogaRenew Teacher Training had a lot of positive reviews. The beauty of the program is its convenience and affordability. It is an online program that offers variety of quality material for not only those who would like to teach yoga but also deepen their personal connection to the practice.
After completing the program, I plan to share more of my experience as I walk along my yogic path towards a blissful existence."




Breanna Bushaw, Washington



"My name is Breanna Bushaw. I am an elementary school teacher and mom to a four year old boy. I enjoy the outdoors and yoga. Some of my hobbies are hiking, rock climbing and acro yoga. I have been practicing yoga for about 12 years.
I am currently a volunteer ambassador for a women’s outdoor group. Our mission is to encourage, educate and inspire women in the outdoors for free. I lead hikes, rock climbing and camping/ backpacking trips. I would love to share the gift of yoga with others by including a yoga practice into our outdoor adventures. In addition to the outdoor group, I am also a brand influencer for Athleta and have the opportunity to lead classes for women and young girls in their store.
I chose YogaRenew because I would like to enrich my own practice and be able to share my love of yoga and passion for teaching others with my community. I like the online program because I work full time and I am a single mom, so I need the flexibility in my schedule to take a training at my own pace and schedule. I also like that it is much more affordable than other teacher training, but provides the same content."





Giselle Traviso, Venezuela


"My name is Giselle Travieso, Venezuelan, mother of two, I started in yoga two years ago and in the first class I was attracted by the challenge of reaching a state of inner peace that would take me to calm my mind, I read in a book that The best way to learn is by teaching, so I found YogaRenew with a great thorough curriculum to achieve my first steps in teaching yoga."



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


"My name is Rebecca Butler from Australia. My interest in yoga was sparked by a need to start doing more stretching and mobility exercises. As a group fitness instructor and trainer doing a lot of heavy weight training I was starting to really feel my body tightening up.
I decided to explore yoga as a means to limbering up and regaining my flexibility. However the more I practiced the yoga moves the more I knew I needed it for my mind as well. Yoga started to become a practice I looked forward to as way of discovering myself, finding pace and calm and focus on myself.
Having dabbled in some group fitness training that involved yoga many years ago I decided to find a training that I could do online as I didn't have the time to dedicate going to an in person training that would take months to complete.
I was surprised to find YogaRenew and its very comprehensive program. The training was very well laid out and easy to follow.
The reading materials and videos are very informative. I was especially impressed with the anatomy videos which made understanding yoga anatomy very easy to comprehend. The ongoing support and weekly newsletters make YogaRenew a great program to be involved in. I highly recommend YogaRenew and believe it is a great online training program."


Priscilla Bell, San Diego CA



"I started my yoga journey about 4 years ago when I was trying to find some much needed relief for the anxiety that was overwhelming me. Shortly before I started practicing yoga, my husband, a Police Officer at the time, was shot multiple times by a suspect while on duty. As you can imagine, that was a traumatic experience for our entire family.
As time passed, he began to heal physically, but I started to deteriorate emotionally. I felt worse and worse every single day. My body was just done.
One day I came across an App on my phone that offered yoga classes at an affordable price. Being that I wasn't interested in going to a physical class at that time, this App was absolutely perfect. After my first 1/2 hour session, I felt something incredible. I could never explain it then but if I were to explain it now, yoga is like a poetic experience that you feel throughout your entire being.
It's beautiful. It's healing.
Fast forward a few years, I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia which was extremely painful. Yoga helped me work through that enough to the point where I was capable of doing amazing headstands! Though I still struggle with some pain here and there these days, I know that stretching has helped me tremendously. Sometimes, I feel like yoga is as essential as breathing. It's necessary.
It was a long road to recovery and I'm still working on getting better every day. My faith has sustained me spiritually, and yoga has helped my physically, and emotionally.
Yoga is a blessing. A gift.
After years of posting my love for it on social media, people have asked me for advice over and over again. I didn't feel comfortable answering their questions without that concrete knowledge. It was evident that people need relief. After enough people reached out to me, I decided to take the next step towards sharing the gift of Yoga with others.
I did a LOT of research and YogaRenew kept standing out to me. I decided to take the leap and sign up. It was affordable and promising. I'm happy to share that I'm very impressed with all of the information. I love that it's very flexible. I'm really enjoying the experience so far. I look forward to completing the course so I can begin a new journey of love and healing."




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


My name is Kelly Andrews and for most of my professional life, I have been a Licensed Esthetician and a Massage practitioner. I recently received my certification in Health Coaching and am now an Integrative Health Coach. I am a single Mom of a wonderfully beautiful autistic son.
My passion for yoga began when I was a child. My Aunt Carolyn gave me a childrens yoga book and we use to do yoga together. We watched Lilas Folan on PBS. That is how it started for me. I eventually grew with my practice finding other types of yoga throughout the years. I had endless amounts of videos and books. I started going to classes while living in Bloomington, Indiana in the 90’s and even took Yoga 101 at Indiana University. Eventually, I ended up in Louisville KY and got into the Bikram movement and Vinyasa styles of yoga.
I have always wanted to teach. I have decades of experience. But, it’s rather difficult for me to take the time away to do a traditional training. That is when I found Yoga Renew. Being able to study online is fabulous and the cost was significantly lower. I feel I will be prepared to teach when I am finished.

Namaste!


Sarah Crowder, USA


"I started yoga to help with my physical limitations ( fibromyalgia) and choose to become a teacher for the purpose of helping others with limitations be able to live fuller lives with less pain. Medicine only took away the pain and never helped my mobility. Through yoga I have not only been able to do more on my own then I ever thought but it has opened my mind mentally and emotionally to things I would have never thought possible."


Asyah Mcllwaine, USA


"Hello! My name is Asyah McIlwaine. I am 20 years old and I am currently a college student studying Sociology. I became interested in yoga during my high school career when I started engaging in the practice with my mom. I love the sense of peace you get when you do yoga and giving my body exercise was a bonus. I found YogaRenew when I became interested in the idea of teaching yoga to children. I knew with school I wouldn't have time to fit an in person class into my schedule. I was ecstatic when I found that I could receive my teaching certificate online. Now that I am able to receive my certificate when I am done with the program, I plan to not only teach children yoga, but to start free yoga classes for students that attend my university.
Thank you YogaRenew!"



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."



Danielle Ashley




"Hello fellow Yogis! My name is Danielle. I am a full-time Yoga Instructor and mother to three beautiful children. I teach Hatha Yoga, sports cross training Power Yoga classes, mommy and me classes, Restorative Yoga with a Yin flare and Goat Yoga outdoors at a beautiful farm near my home. I especially enjoy outdoor classes in beautiful settings where students can connect breath, asana and a stunning visual for a fulfilling class experience.
The best advice I was given by an instructor and I would like to pass along to you is to group your asanas into mini sequences like a phone number along with a few go-to flow sequences that you can mix and match into multiple classes and help you remember where you are taking your class on the fly if you are teaching multiple classes a week at the same studio or to the same students! Incorporate guided self-massage and engage pressure points towards the end of class to help your students reach a state of bliss they will remember and take with them throughout their day! If you are nervous your first class do some extra poses laying down slowly work your way to all fours and standing poses so you can find your comfort and flow before facing a room full of students face on! We get to be the best part of our students day! Relax and enjoy the ride with them!
Best of luck and feel free support my instagram page where I post information I find to be inspiring or new techniques I am trying out in my classes!"
- Danielle



Rikki Lenahan




“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


"Yoga is something I’m fiercely passionate about. I practice yoga every damn day. Yoga has helped to change my physique, my strength, my flexibility, but most importantly it has shifted my mindset. I’m a better person because of yoga, from the inside out - it’s that simple.Over the course of spending so much time on the mat, my mind kept getting hungrier for more information, my body wanted to discover asana options, and my heart kept whispering to share my passion with others. It was time to enroll in a yoga teacher training program, it had to happen.

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




Jeannie


"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 "




Daniel Acosta



"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!"


Vannesa Mudrovich



"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.”




Kristi Asplund



“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.”



Rita


“I'm writing in to express how much I enjoyed the 200 hr program. It was a great way for me to enhance my practice.

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.


Alyssa Erickson


“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!"



Allen Rostovich



“I just completed and recieved my 200 Hr Yoga Teacher Certification. I'm pumped to begin this new journey and be a lifelong student of the practice. Yoga has made a big impact on my life with gaining strength, flexibility, and mental clarity.
I have been practicing yoga for about a year now. It has been one of the best things for my body and mind. I came from a sports/bodybuilding background so lots of wear and tear over the years. My right shoulder has a partially torn supraspinatus and grade 3 labrum tear. A car accident with a woman rear ending me back in December 2017 left me with 2 herniated disc in my neck and 2 bulging disc in my back. I am thankful I havent needed surgery to repair anything. With all those injuries I have completely revamped my training to try and keep my body healthy for the long run. No more heavy weights, lots of bodyweight exercises, and yoga poses. Trying to keep this body surgery free, strong, and mobile far into old age.
@yogarenewteachertraining was an amazing course and proud to be a graduate of the program. Love being able to go back in to the site and refreshing myself on anything I need. The course was detailed in every aspect. The price was phenomenal so works with anyone's budget. They even offer a payment plan. Can't say enough good things about this program.
Excited to bring more health and wellness to the Central Texas area through yoga courses, private at home training, and nutrition. Om shanti, shanti, shanti. Namaste.”


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