When I completed my 200-hour Yoga Teacher certification 5 years ago, I knew that I was at the very tip of the iceberg; there was so much still to be learned, so many more layers to peel away. I’m excited to return to the Kripalu Center in the mountains of my home state and immerse myself as a student of Yoga again. This training module is one of four required to become certified at the 500-hour level, and is led by some of my favorite Kripalu instructors. During the program, I will dive deeper into the study of the physical and energy bodies for a multidimensional understanding of yoga. I will take a closer look at the anatomical principals of alignment and how to safely instruct more advanced postures. I will also be studying the energy centers and pathways in the body, how yoga accesses multiple layers of being, and how to better use yoga as a tool for improving health. I’m looking forward to this intensive training, and to sharing my new knowledge and inspiration with my students when I return! — Courtney
Yoga instructors invest a great deal of time and personal expense in their training. Instructors who continue beyond their 200-hour certification demonstrate a sincere commitment to their own personal practice as well as to the studios where they teach and the students they instruct.
We are thrilled to support Courtney as she returns to Kripalu in pursuit of her 500-hour Certified Yoga Teacher (CYT) training later this month. Courtney’s Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m. classes are temporarily canceled during the dates of her training, and we look forward to her return!