Teacher Training Testimonials

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Cassie Wierenga
Oct 2015

To be honest, I choose RA Training because of Jenny. I felt inspired by her innovative classes, drawn to her deep sincerity for the practice, her genuine care for others and her super real, super raw, honest personality. Jenny exceeded my expectations. The space she created for our group to be vulnerable and open on our personal yogic journey, carried me to a deeper understanding of myself, a newfound strength to be honest about my own truths and desires, and the courage to pursue my needs without fear.  This space also allowed me to form relationships with my fellow teacher trainers that are deep, impactful and lasting.  Jenny held us to a very high standard, always with love, encouraging us to be the highest version of ourselves and live all aspects of our life with true integrity.

If you are looking to go on a personal journey, to find your highest self and live with shining brilliance in integrity of that truth, while learning an amazing blend of yoga traditions, old and new, an expansive perspective of anatomy, and the tools and techniques necessary to share yoga with others, then look no further than RA.

Mark Akoubian
Oct 2015

The RaYoga teacher training program was one of the best decisions I've ever made.

The coursework was stimulating. Never a dull moment. Just the right mix of anatomy, asana, and philosophy.

Having the benefit of learning from experts in different disciplines and fields of study really took this to another level of awesome.

Jenny is a true gem in her ability to connect with her students and bring out their best qualities.

I recommend this training to anyone who is looking to become a teacher...and to anyone that wants to reconnect with their higher self.

Caryssa Meints
Jan 2018

Teacher Training for me was an opportunity that came when I wasn’t sure if I was ready or not for what it would bring. I went into it with an open mind and heart, hoping it would lead me down a path that I felt suited me. It gave me all of that and more; friends, a sense of belonging, a chance to be vulnerable in a world that makes us feel like we have to hide ourselves. The experiences and the feelings that I had during the training are almost indescribable, but I knew the moment I stepped foot into Ra University that it was the right step forward down a path that I was meant to be on. It was the best decision I could have made for myself at that time in my life. I’m so grateful to have been apart of Ra’s Teacher Training.

Lauren Ramsey
Oct 2015

I recommend this training for anyone who has a passion to teach or a desire to deepen your own practice. It is an amazing journey that you take, to know yourself and have a better understanding of who you are. It was an enlightening experience I would do all over again, which has developed, supported and empowered me in my life.

Isaac Stock
Jan 2018
So, I was apprehensive before TT about my capacity to teach a yoga class.  What I did not realize is that I was immersing myself in a 12-week self-actualization and discovery course.  Thru out the process, I questioned and re-accessed concepts that I had previously thought were set in stone; removed labels of what our modern society deems as right/wrong, good/bad; learned access points on how to meditate and gain a more clear mind; and I learned that every body is different.
Even more specifically, I got a crash course in different types of yoga that I had previously never tried in this manner: Acro Yoga, Yin Yoga, an Inversion Work Shop, Kundalini Yoga, Sound Healing and a multitude of other forms of Meditation.  Also, we covered Yoga and its impact on all relationships; got an intro into how yoga can be utilized outside of a common studio (in both treatment centers and underserved parts of the community); thoroughly covered Anatomy and all of the muscles/ligaments in the physical body; an Essential Oils work shop; studied Yoga Philosophy, the Sutras, energy centers (the Chakras), and history of Yoga with some of the most experienced teachers in Southern California.
All of these combined to create a safe space.  I actually have cherished my weekends, because I have looked forward to coming to such a caring, loving group of people in which to share this personal growth.  Each of us honors the other's personal journey, and I have learned so much more about life, outside of just the physical/work out component of yoga. (The tight tush is just an added bonus!).
Oh yeah. As we wrap up the end of this life-altering course (I prefer to look at it as the beginning of life moving forward), I also taught my first yoga class and had an incredible time doing so! Now, more than ever, I deeply value the love and need for a healthy community and deliberately chosen network and family.

Abbie Bear
Dec 2015
Entering Ra's Teacher Training was truly one of the wisest and most life-changing decisions I have made in my life. During the number of weeks, you go so far beyond mastering the asana of yoga. You build a community--a tribe. Most importantly, you awaken an inward spirit you never knew was there. You will laugh, cry, dance, meditate, and experience different styles of yoga. Every moment is pure bliss

Erin Mitchell
Oct 2015

I joined the Ra Yoga teacher training to build my knowledge of yoga postures, go deeper with my spirituality and hopefully become more open in my heart, what I got was so much more. My friend had told me about the teacher training and I decided to join with her, I did not know Jenny at all but now that this experience is unfortunately finished, to say that I feel so incredibly fortunate to have picked this program with her as our teacher would be saying too little. Her devotion, integrity and training were beyond my expectations and her, this journey and my forever bonds with my other trainees, now teachers, have changed my life completely.

Jessica Greene
Oct 2015

Teacher training is an experience like no other!!! Not only do you learn about yoga, but you build a close community of friendships. If you are looking to challenge yourself mentally, physically and emotionally then this is right up your alley. I am ever so thankful that Bobby and Jenny decided to offer yoga teacher training. It will be a journey of a lifetime filled with unforgettable knowledge and memories that will always be with you :-) Thank you again RA YOGA.

Amy McGovern
Oct 2015

I had the honor of participating in Ra Yoga’s Spring 2014 Yoga Teacher Training. I began my journey hoping to deepen my own practice and understanding of yoga postures. I ended up graduating with much more: a profound insight into myself, deeply gratifying experiences of personal growth and development, a stronger connection to my community, tremendous amounts of support and encouragement, and finally, the confidence within myself to strive for my own potential.

Jessica Rooney
Apr 2016

If you are reading this right now...something brought you here for a reason. And if you are having an ounce of doubt about signing up...let me be the straw that breaks the camel's back. You won't regret it. Ra teacher training was life-changing, emotional, and unforgettable. I have more knowledge and awareness of myself and the world around me. The stories shared, relationships made, feelings felt, and all of the knowledge gained is truly priceless. Not to mention you will leave with a full heart and open mind. Oh you think you're already open minded?...ha just wait :)

Lea Baade
Oct 2015

I am forever grateful that I was able to be part of the amazing teacher training at RA. I truly feel that I got equipped with the right toolset to share the beautiful gift of yoga and teach it to others in a safe and professional manner. Jenny’s loving and disciplined approach to yoga created a nurturing and successful learning environment and a great community with fellow yogis. Not only was I able to further develop my personal practice but I found my heart blossoming, my mind opening and my body liberating. A great selection of guest teachers provided us an interesting insight in different styles of yoga. This was so much more than a training; it was a very nurturing experience and the best gift I could have given myself. I am blessed to be able to share the gift of yoga with others.

Jaclyn D'Amore
Oct 2015

For me, Teacher training played a pivotal role in realizing what I am most passionate about in life. Initially, I fell in love with yoga for the health benefits. It then eventually opened up a door, as it does for all of us, to tap into myself more emotionally and spiritually. Thus, providing me an outlet to handle the daily stressors in life. Now, it’s about the amazing purpose it gives me and how being a teacher will bring so much positive change to others. Moreover, the group that I shared this training with was so special. We grew so close, each pushing one another through training. I was working Full Time (almost 60 hour weeks) while completing the training. My schedule was very intense, yet if asked- I would do it again in a heartbeat. Hands down, one of the best experiences that I have ever had.

Kimberly Ann
Oct 2015

I recommend this training for anyone who has a passion to teach or a desire to deepen your own practice. It is an amazing journey that you take, to know yourself and have a better understanding of who you are. It was an enlightening experience I would do all over again, which has developed, supported and empowered me in my life.