OUR Student TestimonialS




Check out our student experience stories to see what makes us unique and how our community continues to grow after 18+ years of creating Yoga Teacher Trainings worldwide!

I feel so blessed to have come across SYI at the perfect time. I was lucky to meet one of my SYI facilitators, Carlie, during a yoga retreat in Mexico. Her class was so incredible I immediately wanted to know where she had done her teacher training, as it made me hope to one day be able to teach as wonderfully as she had.


When I found out she was facilitating the 200-hour YTT in Costa Rica, it became a no-brainer. A yoga teacher training had been on my mind for a while, but I wanted to make sure to do it somewhere I felt aligned with, where I could trust the facilitators and feel inspired by them.


Carlie, Zach, and Javi all created a space where I could authentically and fully be myself, and completely immerse myself in the experience of yoga teaching. I learned so much from each of them! Not only are they incredible yoga teachers, but they really met me where I was at and helped me grow and expand in ways I didn't even know I was capable of. I am so glad I was driven towards SYI as it felt like the perfect place to be to start my yoga teaching journey!

The 200-hour training really helped open up my eyes to what my calling is, find my purpose, and take the steps to get to where I want to be. As a very scientifically-minded individual, I loved this training and how it opened up my eyes to other perspectives and ways of thinking. It helped me start to blend science with spirituality and find my path in the middle ground. I aspire to keep building a future for myself by blending yoga and meditation with my background in neuroscience.


Something I really valued about my time in my YTT is how empowered I felt to share who I am and my gifts with the world. The facilitators and the collective group really created a safe environment where I was able to let go and express myself as I truly am. I felt like I was given a stage to really show the value I provide to the world, and was continuously encouraged to share these gifts with the group and at large.


I felt like the community we created really believed in me, and gave me the wings to continue taking the off-the beaten-path road of life so I can live and pursue my passions as they are. I was heard, seen, understood and celebrated!


My favorite memories from the journey were the ceremonies and journeys we took together as a collective. They helped bring real-world change into the training so I could continue growing and coming home to myself. I was able to let go of things holding me back, shed worries around judgments, find safety and security in myself, and tap into a great deal of joy and aliveness. Most importantly, I had fun!


Every moment of the training, I enjoyed myself. From working on challenging yoga poses and sequences, to dancing in the dark as a community, I found myself in a constant state of joy. There was nowhere I would have
rather been in that moment than right there!

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