CYT Testimonials

2017 CYT graduate testimonials

2017 group photo cropped“The Comprehensive Yoga Therapy program at YogaLife is most definitely one of the best decisions I have made as a Yoga Teacher. The training is the perfect balance of technical and spiritual. The Yoga Philosophy lessons are presented in ways that could resonate on many different levels with people. The Anatomy lessons are simultaneously in-depth and approachable. Topics are discussed in a warm and inviting atmosphere with a team of open and inviting people. It is impossible to really measure the growth one has as a result of this training. I truly recommend this to any instructor looking to do Yoga Therapy.” ~ A.R.


“The CYT program has helped me deepen my understanding of Yoga Philosophy. I have gained so much confidence in working one-on-one with students, specifically guiding towards self-inquiry vs. lecturing “at” them. Addressing my own areas of stress and belief systems has rooted me in a seat of compassion and curiosity. I want to understand each individual. I meet and assist them in finding a greater sense of wholeness. I am so grateful to the YogaLife Institute of NH for facilitating a program that instills knowledge, competency and compassion. ” 


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Words of Reflection from our 2016 Yoga Therapy Graduates

2016 groupFirst of all, I am in constant awe at the dedication and desire to learn as exhibited by the 2016 CYT Level 1 Graduates.

June marked the graduations of Ali Ricciardone, Cheri Butler, Karly Nihal, Leigh Sloss, Sarah Field, Sophia Maamouri and Tracy Blake Bell. It was an honor to share space and yoga for 10 months that left each feeling challenged, inspired and more integrated. The beauty of the Comprehensive Yoga Therapy program is that it directs attention away from the teacher, the yoga therapist and toward the client, the student, the aspiring lifestyle oriented yogi. All we learn about, all we read about, all we take in and try to realize becomes more and more accessible to our students through this truly enlightening course.

Each Graduate demonstrated such depth of knowledge, creativity of sharing and strong connection to the principles of yoga during their final exams which was such a gift to me. It's with full confidence that I recognize the impact each Graduate will have on the greater Yoga community. Each has her own skills, views and unique connection to the knowledge and each has developed stronger connections and skill sets to share yoga.

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Sally Sugatt

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"As with most of my recent (last 10 years) experiences with yoga, when I, the student, have been ready, the teacher has appeared. The Comprehensive Yoga Therapy (CYT) Training is another such experience. I chose to say "yes" to this course of study because I so trust the lineage. The Comprehensive Yoga Therapy program has been endorsed by the Yoga Institute in Mumbai,India, a leader in yoga training and yoga therapy for almost one hundred years.

CYT emphasizes the eight-fold path found in Patanjali's Sutras. CYT further emphasizes restoring health through education, fostering self reliance in clients (not patients), and helping clients to establish healing and healthy practices which go beyond a presenting condition or a symptom. Furthermore, CYT advocates for holistic modalities, such as naturopathy, chiropractic, osteopathy, Ayruveda and psychological counseling as supports for clients.

We, as Yoga Therapists, join these holistic modalities as colleagues and become part of the net of healthy fibers for our communities. As a psychotherapist in Exeter and a yoga teacher (RYT 500), I am excited about continuing my learning and about watching as my practice broadens to focus on the whole person. In yoga, healing is not simply freedom from physical disease, it is understanding the roots of suffering in order to re-establish and to maintain balance of body, mind and spirit.

Finally, a big draw to the training was the closer proximity of other yoga teachers seeking further training. We are a social species and I love the community of yoga learners! Support, not competition; equality; appreciation for Beginner's Mind; deep listening; humor and joy; balance! Yes, yes, yes."

Alice Bentley

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"I am undertaking the Yogalife Institute's Comprehensive Yoga Therapy (CYT) course following on from completing the Teacher Training (200 hour) program. TheCYT program is living up to it's name in being truly comprehensive, integrating the 5 branches of yoga and applying them in a holistic manner. The program is very practical and uses experiential learning - case studies, class discussions and extensive self study as well as lots of reading. I feel very lucky to be able to learn from such knowledgeable teachers who creatively bring yogic wisdom to help alleviate suffering in a new way. I am finding the program hugely enjoyable and challenging and it is taking my personal and professional practice to a different level. I highly recommend it."

Michelle Wilson

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"True to the title, this training has been comprehensive and compassionate; providing me with new resources, techniques, and perspective on my one-to-one work with yoga students. In just a few short months, I feel a new sense of clarity about the purpose and scope of yoga therapy and my role as a yoga therapist. The applied practice, role-plays, case studies, and self-reflection have helped me to consider a variety of situations and learn experientially alongside supportive classmates. The program has a strong sense of ethical boundaries and personal responsibility, and is rooted in ancient practice but adapted to a modern world. I would highly recommend this training to anyone working with clients who suffer from stress-related conditions."



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