First 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.