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My experience as an Online Yoga Student – Ruth

Yoga Student Testimonial – Ruth

My experience as an Online Yoga Teacher Training Student


Student Yoga Testimonial - RuthFinding an online yoga teacher training with School Yoga Institute was truly the sign from the universe that I needed. I had been facing difficulties in my personal and professional life, feeling like my life was spinning out of control. I had recently learned that yoga can and would help me strengthen my mind-body connection and relieve some of my anxiety but I had no idea how truly healing the teacher training would be for my mind, body, and soul.

After nearly a year of isolation due to the pandemic, Yoga Teacher Training with SYI introduced me to a truly wonderful group of women who shared a deep appreciation for the knowledge taught by Krystalyn and Colynn. I was so appreciative of both Krystalyn and Colynn as they taught us through the yoga teacher training manuals and created a safe space for us students to fully be present as ourselves.

The ability to be honest with myself and others was a beautiful experience that I will cherish for my lifetime. It’s been a little over a month since we completed our YTT and with my 200-hour certification, I have been teaching local classes of my own – sharing the goodness of yoga with my community. I want to teach meditation and yoga to all demographics, dedicating my life to my own practice and flowing with others. In this sometimes loud and confusing world, I want to connect authentically with others, and I am thankful for SYI for showing me just how possible it is.

Student Yoga Testimonial - Ruth


One of the intentions for our asana practices was to surrender. For the past few years, I had been struggling with severe anxiety. Practicing the flow that morning with the intention of surrendering I was able to clear my mind for what seemed like the first time in years. I was able to step into the awareness of the true nature of my essence and step into my power. To see the patterns that I was holding onto and to create new patterns that would allow me to grow. During my training, I was able to release the many irrelevant daunting thoughts that continuously came into my mind and simply allow myself to be. To just be in the present moment. This experience allowed me to truly deeply feel what needed to come up so that I could release what was no longer serving me and blossom into the beautiful, strong woman I am today. It allowed me to tap into the light and love that was always within me. For the first time, I fell in love with myself.

Be ready to open your heart and recenter your life. I am beyond excited to share the medicine of teaching with others in my community. Huge thank you to SYI for cultivating such a safe space and lovely, balanced teacher training.









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