Participated in Teacher Training 2019
I have always liked how yoga makes me feel both physically and mentally – and now after having been introduced to the Yogshakti method of integrative yoga I feel that I can now extend that feeling beyond the mat. It’s the idea of what we practice on the mat being a reflection of how we live our lives – yoga is indeed so much more than a series of asanas.
Shilpa’s strength and beauty is her ability to bring a group of 31 individuals from diverse backgrounds, culturally very different and spanning a wide age range together to create a loving and supportive environment of self-discovery in the process of learning how to teach yoga.
She gives space to everyone to really feel yoga and share their experiences. The course is a journey of personal development and self-awakening to discover the teacher within each one of us. I enjoyed the combination of theory, practice and then practice-analysis. Shilpa’s style of yoga leads to a lightness of body resulting in a certain grace and ease as well as a stillness of mind. I like this. My gratitude and heartfelt thanks first and foremost to the other participants who shared their stories and trust with us – the course would not have been the same without you. To Marlene for ensuring the course ran smoothly behind the scenes. And last but certainly not least to Shilpa for her immense wisdom, courage, and strength of character.
The 200hour course taught me how to apply the philosophy of yoga not only on the mat but most importantly in my daily life – mindfulness, self-awareness and appreciation of self and my surroundings. On top of that, the mix and pace of integrative yoga did not only prevent further aggravating my injuries but actually taught me how to go into poses which I would have never thought I was able to.
This course has been a perfect foundation to continue my personal journey and exploration of what it truly means to look into my inner-self and incorporate yoga practice on a daily basis.
I have immense gratitude for Shilpa – this course has forever changed my life and I cannot wait to share the practice through my own teachings going forward.