We are kicking off the debuts of our Yoga Alliance yoga teacher training graduates here at Amara. Molly will be teaching a complimentary class this Sunday at 8pm. We really hope to see all your smiling faces there! There will also be a yoga teacher training infosession after Molly's debut class. We would love to answer any questions you may have about our program. Our summer training is from May 26-June 27 and enrollment has already started!
Keep scrolling to get to know Molly Block a little bit better before Sunday's class.
1. What inspired you to make the decision to get your certification?
I am technically an already certified yoga teacher, trained in Baptiste Power Yoga. I completed a 12-day intensive Yoga-Alliance certified training in Nairobi through Africa Yoga Project. Although it was an amazing experience, I mainly grew more as a student, but didn't feel knowledgable enough to really be a teacher. I felt Amara's extended training would give me more time to really soak up the material and begin learning how to be a teacher, as well as continue to grow my practice as a student.
2. What surprised you the most about this program?
The small group. My previous training was with over 100 other people from many different countries. This was an amazing experience, but to have just 8 other yogis learning along side me really makes it a more individualistic experience with an emphasis on sharing and learning from each other, as well as the teachers leading the training.
3. What have you learned about yourself?
The main things I've learned in this training are a much more nuanced body awareness and the ability to let go of anything that is not serving me. This phrase is apart of the Baptiste methodology (Let go of that which does not serve you) as well just a general yoga-esque statement, but not until this training did I feel like I have the control to release (almost) anything and everything that is holding me back from being the best version of myself in any particular moment.
4. What’s the most impactful piece you have taken away from this program?
Teachers are students first, foremost, and always! And this bit of knowledge makes life (not just in regards to yoga) so exciting.
5. Any plans on how you might like to use your Yoga Alliance 200hr certification?
I definitely want to teach! The past few times I have taught since the training started, I have been more excited to share this practice that I love so much and that has been so transformative to me. I also hope that this certification and these skills provide increasing opportunities to travel, learn from, and share with yogis around the world.