Maren Mochizuki, Agricultural Scientist, Washington D.C., Source Grad 2010
Source Teacher Training is absolutely life-changing! It has made me a better human being – more confident, more resilient, more communicative, and more participatory in my community. The instructors are incredible: as a student, you benefit from their many years of experience as practictioners and instructors, but, additionally, all the teachers were adept at training or teaching how to teach. I liked that each teacher employed several tools during their modules - handouts, demonstrations, various media – to make each session interactive and avoid information overload. The comprehensive range of topics and the amount of time required to practice teaching equipped me with the knowledge and skills to teach yoga, but most importantly, to live it! Yes, the time and money is significant but the returns on your investment are truly beyond measure.
Maren Mochizuki, Agricultural Scientist, Washington D.C. Source Grad 2010,
The urge to get my teacher training certification built like a wave over the course of a decade, reaching its apex one foggy evening on holiday in San Francisco, when I cut an evening out short to rush to a computer to fill out the application. Epiphany-fueled compulsion aside, I wasn't completely sure what I was getting myself into or what would come of it, but I knew I wanted more yoga in my life, and I knew Source would lead me down the right path. Months after I received my 200-hour certification from Source, the teachings of Nicole and all of the talented, kind, intelligent yogis who imparted their wisdom throughout the six-month training continue to influence my life every single day, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. My yoga practice on the mat has improved exponentially, and I was able to get in touch with a spirituality and wholeness that has brought me an overarching sense of peace - not to mention a new career!
But most notably, and most surprisingly to me, I learned how to take the philosophy and spirituality of yoga off the mat and into the rest of my life. With a lot of work, and a lot of help, I gained greater access to intuition, personal relationships improved, and physical and emotional issues I've struggled with for years began to heal. With the guidance I received over those intense weekends, I found a true passion. The training I received fully prepared me to become a yoga teacher, and I'm so proud to be able to share that with yogis at Source and other studios in Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York. There was never any question in my mind of where I wanted to complete my yoga teacher training, and I wholeheartedly believe anyone, regardless of intent or ability, will achieve better understanding of yoga, themselves and their place in this world by taking any or all of the teacher training workshops at Source.
Katie Lildejahl, Source Grad 2012
A hidden treasure in Santa Barbara, Source Yoga Studio provides intimate classes with fabulous teachers. The vibe of the studio is contemplation meets community as the environment promotes spiritual growth and honors the sacred while the classes are fun, accessible, and laughter can be considered some of the best medicine. The Source Yoga Training was out of this world in its professionalism, detail, care, and impeccable team of teachers who each were walking libraries full of knowledge and wisdom. The teachers beautifully made this wealth of knowledge accessible and the training transcended mere informational learning. The process is transformative. Nicole Inglish's ability to support one to fully BE in their body is uncanny. Her simplicity and commitment are unmatched and if I was to get a guru in this lifetime...it would hands down be Nicole. Kim DiLoreto's classes are soothing and nurturing. Sven's Evolving Yoga class provides tailored feedback and instruction for one to deepen their practice and become more conscious of refinement. When Source has events, one can feel the community, the connection, and the honoring of the spirit. It truly is a beautiful place to practice and offers a fantastic training program that I could not recommend more.
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