Why Take Yoga Teacher Training at Breathe
“During this teacher training I was going through a tough transition in my life and I then had to deal with some difficult personal issues halfway through the programme. Not only did the programme give me tools and space to focus on myself and to heal but it also gave me a hugely supportive, caring and wise group of peers and teachers who helped me to cope and to learn more about myself and become stronger and comfortable with myself. I was able to be vulnerable and share in the space that Breathe gave me and this made a very big impact on my wellbeing.”
– Graduate, Breathe Yoga Teacher Training Program
Breathe Believes You Can be Anything You Want To Be.
Over the 10+ years that Breathe has offered Yoga Teacher Training in Toronto, our Founder Svitlana has seen literally hundreds of students pass through the program. And what stands out the most to her?
When she started the teacher training program, Svitlana thought that her biggest wish was to see her graduates become yoga teacher superstars. Dynamic personalities with super advanced yoga practices that would fill up classes at Breathe.
But as the years went by, something more meaningful emerged.
Personal Growth and Change
What actually transpired year after year was that students enrolled in the teacher training program were finding courage to make profound changes in unhealthy lifestyle habits, relationships, jobs. Anything that was no longer serving them.
About a month into the program Svitlana would start seeing a lot of emotion. Some cried. Others were asking a lot of deep questions like “Why am I so unhappy?” . ” Why do I feel so much happier after I’ve been practising yoga?”. “Why do I love this so much?”. Even realizations like, “I want to leave my job.” “I need to leave my job.” “This relationship is making me unhappy.” “I need to leave this toxic relationship”.
On the other end of the spectrum “I am truly happy doing what I am doing.” “My partner makes me happy.” “I am so grateful to have kids, a partner and friends who love me – I need to start appreciating them more”.
Essentially Svitlana started noticing that the biggest and the most important thing that was happening was TRANSFORMATION.
By spending a lot of time on their yoga mats and the self study that ensues, students were beginning to embrace their fears. They started articulating the root cause of unhappiness. Or the root cause of their happiness. With this knowledge, they could start working towards change for the better. Change for the healthier. Almost all would leave the program with a deeper sense of gratitude for the journey. And for the blessings they have in life.
Best Yoga Teachers.
Today would she take the super star teacher graduate who could fill Studio Classes ? Sure. But knowing that the Breathe teacher training program here in Toronto * is really about is enabling its participants to undergo positive change in their lives is way more gratifying. She’ll take that any day.
And by the way? Along this path of self growth, finding courage to make positive healthy choices and studying the Breathe teacher training curriculum, Breathe yoga teacher training grads become outstanding yoga teachers. Our yoga teacher training graduates are amongst the best teachers in the Toronto, teaching in some of the leading yoga studios and health clubs. Svitlana couldn’t be prouder of them.
* Read ‘Why Take Your Teacher Training Program in Your Community’ here