This installment of our YTT Spotlight focuses on our new graduate, Lana Thai. Her gentle and peaceful style of teaching brings calmness to her students. Come experience it for yourself this Sunday from 6-7pm. As always, our YTT Debut classes are free and suitable for new and experienced yogis alike. Read on to explore Lana's thoughts on her yoga teacher training journey.
1. What inspired you to make the decision to get your certification?
I decided to get my yoga certification to not only deepen my understanding of yoga physically and spiritually, but also to explore a future career path in helping others experience the beautiful transformation in their lives the way that yoga has helped transform mine.
2. What surprised you the most about this program?
The incredible depth of knowledge that each of the incredible instructors shared in detail with us went above and beyond what I had imagined for this training.
3. What have you learned about yourself?
Being able to learn all of the information while balancing my life has really taught me a lot more self-discipline and has showed me that transformation is possible in just five weeks as long as I was brave enough to take on that journey and allowed myself to open up to others.
4. What’s the most impactful piece you have taken away from this program?
Perhaps the most impactful piece I have taken away is that yoga is beyond just the asanas and physical benefits. Yoga can have an impact in every moment of life and with practice, we can learn to accept all of what life has to offer us.
5. Any plans on how you might like to use your Yoga Alliance 200hr certification?
I would love to start teaching and share these pearls of wisdom, whether that’s through community classes or private individual or small group sessions. With this wonderful foundation, I hope to continue my education in yoga and somewhere along the lines, integrate yoga into my future career.