The Yoga loft studio provides teacher training for experienced and dedicated Yoga students who wish to deepen their practice and share their experience and knowledge with others. Nikki Cousins and Kathryn Moynihan who have a combined over 20 years of teaching experience teach the Teacher Training Program. They are both Yoga Alliance 500 hour accredited teachers. Nikki has been a student of Ashtanga for many years and has studied under many of the top Ashtanga teachers in the world, including spending time studying under Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India. Paul Dallaghan of Centered Yoga is her main teacher. She has also studied under Sri O.P. Tiwari, a renowned teacher of pranayama. Kathryn has also studied under reputable Ashtanga teachers such Andrea Lutz, Manju Jois, Matthew Sweeney, Maty Erazty, Michael Stone and has also studied Iyengar methods. She is a dedicated student of Tibetan Buddhism and has been practicing Buddhist meditation since 2009.
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Yoga Loft’s 200hr Teacher Training is a yogic education with a difference. We have put together this training to share our love and knowledge of the practice. We are committed to high quality standards in our own practices and teachings, and our students benefit from this. Our course is taught combining practice and theory. Our Teacher Training isn’t just for aspiring teachers, but for anyone who wishes to deepen their personal practice and gain a better insight into the origins of yoga and the philosophy. Training with us will give you the knowledge and confidence to be competent on the mat and in the classroom and inspire others to practice in a safe and educated manner.
WHY DO TEACHER TRAINING?
Ultimately you are at that place where there is an inner knowing that there is more to this practice than you are already experiencing, and you have a desire that wants to learn more and to go deeper into the practice. You may also be at the place where you have been deeply affected by your yoga practice and want to share this with others.
Through facilitation and help of our teachers you will be able to learn and understand what it truly means to practice the path of yoga. During the training you will learn how to develop your own practice, which includes: what to do in your asana practice; how to sequence; how to balance, how to develop your understanding of the asanas.
You will also learn how to turn your awareness inwards: how to quite your mind and how to enliven it; how to breathe; how to bring awareness to your own natural rhythm.
Ultimately we are looking to free ourselves from the constraints of our habitual and conditioned mind. We learn how to observe ourselves, show restraint, be at ease with ourselves and be a witness to the constant change within us.
The Yoga Loft 200hr teacher training is fully accredited by the Yoga Alliance and is included on the Yoga Alliance Registry as Bodhi Yoga Training.