Attention was given to educating students in self care and in keeping a regular mindfulness practice. I have gained more yoga tradition infused in my personal practice, day to day. Both, the spiritual and physical practice within yoga have been developed for me within this training. Importantly, each student has been given the opportunity to be unique and individual while offering their talents to a whole larger than themselves. 

 

This training covered many types of yoga practices as well as how to offer inclusive and adaptable yoga techniques, one of my favorites being chair yoga. Other topics of study included yoga for curvy bodies, pregnancy, and trauma, as well as partnership in yoga practice, yogic history and traditions, chanting, centering practices, and also, the business of yoga. 

 

Unfold has a passion for using yoga as a practice for social justice and encouraged students to bring into awareness their own cultural experience. We dove into different maps of the human body, looking at physical anatomy, the brain, connective tissue, the nervous system, and energetic modalities. An emphasis was given on presence of the teacher within a classroom. And I found that this can be an important key to an authentic class that is practitioner centered, rather than forcing an exact preplanned idea or simply showing off abilities. 

 

This training has prepared me to share a deeply personal practice of yoga and provided me with many essential branches to grow on.”

- Duncan Raster

 

Testimonials 2018-19

“Unfold's yoga teacher training was diverse and deeply personal. Their philosophy of student being perfect and whole from the minute you walk in the door created a beautiful learning environment. Their faculty was highly present throughout the training, rolling with the waves of excitement, curiosity, vulnerability, introspection, and connection with students. As a class, we were witness to challenges and transformation.

“Unfold's yoga teacher training went beyond my expectations. The teachers and guest teachers bring impressive depth and breadth of experience and expertise in the yoga tradition, and soul-deep commitment to creating truly accessible and inclusive yoga.”
- Laura Etherton

“This is an amazing program that focuses on inclusivity and accessibility. I highly recommend it to anyone wanting to deepen their own yoga practice and then take it out into the world to serve others!”

- Christina Speilvogel

“It was a life changing experience. I would highly recommend their teacher training to others.”

- Justice Knepp

“Appreciate the focus on accessibility and adapting yoga to populations who are often excluded from yoga. Leigh, EB and Rachel are super knowledgeable and supportive.”

- Rose Bak