When looking for yoga teacher training programs, I found myself a bit overwhelmed with all of the different programs around the world. I ended up choosing Rachel's training mainly because it looked like the most well rounded course, creating a strong foundation for teaching. I also liked the 6 week curriculum instead of 4, allowing myself to immerse in yoga as long as possible and not rush through the course. After attending the training I realize my intuitions were 100% correct. All of the intructors on this training were incredibly knowledgeable, helpful, and willing to guide their students in all areas we had questions. Rachel's experience as a teacher was really illustrated in the well organized curriculum and fantastically presented information.
I would recommend this course to anyone looking for a future in teaching yoga, or even just to deepen your practice. Thank you Rachel for giving me the inspiration I needed to jump start a wonderful career in teaching yoga!Heidi Schubert (Shakti Spirit 2010 Teacher's Training)
Thank you for such a great experience in your TT. From the beginning I had confidence in my choice because of your prompt and professional response to all my questions and all the way through the 6 weeks I felt in good hands.
Maurice, you were fantastic in looking after details for us - visas, yoga mats, maps of town, where to eat, etc...and being friendly and funny to boot! Rachel, you are a delight and an inspiration. I so appreciate your dedication to yoga and to your calling as a teacher.
Your assistant teachers were excellent, and I benefited very much from the inclusion of Ayurveda and the consultation, as well as my private Yoga Therapy session. Personally the training led to a breakthrough and big turn around for the better in my life. I would recommend the training without reservations to anyone interested. Much love to you and to all the 2010 Shakti Spirit teachers and staff!
Cedar Sorensen (Shakti Spirit 2010 Teacher's Training)
I had no idea what a life changing experience it would be to come and attend Rachel's yoga teacher training. Her program is the best out there. She is a talented teacher and has assembled an all-star team. She created a professional, fun, supportive environment where every person in the training bonded and lasting friendships were created. The accommodation and location for the training were beautiful and it was truely one of the best experiences of my life. Thank you Rachel!
Ashley Brunner (Shakti Spirit 2010 Teacher's Training)
The Shaki Spirit teacher training couse is a wonderful course and was one of the most inspirational 6 weeks of my life. I loved every minute of it. Rachel has put together a well thought-out course that really covers all one needs to know to teach. Many of the participants from the course are already teaching, which I feel is a true testament to the holistic and comprehensive nature of this course.
Tania Plahay (Shakti Spirit 2010 Teacher's Training)
I chose Shakti Spirit teacher training becase I wanted to experience a balanced, holistic and integrated approach to teaching yoga. Rachel and her wonderful team achieved this and much more. In our well-sized classes our group found the support, inspiration and learning that we needed to emerge into the world ready to teach. The teaching team were totally professional, caring, successful people who also happened to be inspiring yogis and yoginis. It seems that Rachel has considered all aspects of the training and her attention to detail shows in the choice of accommodation, the superb resources, and the balance of yoga, pranayama, ayurveda, practical learning and theory, etc. I will be recommending this teacher training to anyone who wants to refine their practice or go into teaching, at any level. Thank you for sharing your vision, Rachel!.Suzy Goss (Shakti Spirit 2010 Teacher's Training)
The 2010 Shakti Spirit Teacher Training course has been one of the turning points in my practise of yoga, not in just the physical sense, but the spiritual also. The environment was warm and welcoming and felt like a very nourishing, safe and comfortable environment in which I could really concentrate on learning. By the completion of the course, I felt confident, comfortable and excited with the idea of teaching and sharing what I had learned with others. I loved the introduction to Ayurveda, which has completely changed my understanding of the body and the way I care for it through nutrition. I would not hesitate in recommending Rachel's course for anyone looking to grow and develop their understanding of yoga.
Sarah Dixon (Shakti Spirit 2010 Teacher's Training)
Thank you so much again and again and again for your amazing teacher training. I was just hearing a yoga teacher complain about all the famous yoga teacher’s trainings she has taken and how they never prepared her to really teach. I became boastful about your program because there really is nothing like it!
Veronica Krestow (Shakti Spirit 2008 Teachers Training)
I have wanted to e-mail you for months now to say how much your fabulous manuals mean to me. I use them so much and between your manuals and Donna Fahri books, I am set up to teach any type of class.
I have magical memories of my experience in India and all of it was while training in early morning meditation self practice, with so many other bodies in the same space...again I could go on but just simply want to thank you for providing the environment for me and others alike to experience real yoga.
By the way, in your manual you talked of a period in your life .... on page one 'Shakti Spirit Background & Philosophy'.... I have come to realise that just about everything on that page I can relate to fully. Each time I read it I just shake my head with how the words so perfectly describe my own experiences and feelings of the past and present. Anyway, a lot of things you have said in the past made so much sense to me. Because you have enquired so deeply into your journey, and because you have taken the time to create trainings where you can share this enquiry...people like me can also learn to understand our path, feelings and emotions too.
Georgina Brennan (Shakti Spirit 2008 Teachers Training)
I also have to take this opportunity to thank you again for your fabulous Shakti Spirit manual! You have no idea how much I have used it since I have been teaching - it became my bible. It really did have everything in it you need to teach, so you have done a fabulous job compiling it.
Linda Elander (Shakti Spirit Goa Teachers Training)