I am a recent graduate of the Mantra Yoga 200 Hour Teacher Training Program and am extremely pleased with the experience. The program was led by Mantra Studio owner Marlena Bruno; Marlena is clearly experienced and educated in yoga, she has completed several trainings including her most recent 500 hour training, yet remains eager to learn new things, train further and always share her findings with students. She is approachable and supportive throughout the process and even after completion. Marlena truly cares about her students, which is evident in the way she continues to keep in touch and helps find opportunities to teach for the graduates and myself, following the training sessions – this was not a requirement, but she goes above and beyond to help! Her knowledge of yoga including alignment, philosophy, various styles, meditation and much more shines through and provides the students a wide range of offerings and skills to pass on to their future practitioners. Deana Beacon assisted Marlena with the program; Deana is a wonderful compliment with her background is Holistic Physiotherapy, teaching the trainees to connect more deeply with themselves and their students. Both of these ladies held us accountable and helped bring out the best teachers within each student.
I choose this training because of the flexible hours which worked excellent even with my 8-5 work schedule, and fair pricing – trust me, I hunted around and this is reasonable/comparable to other local studios, but a much better value in my opinion. Leaving the training, I feel that I got what I paid for and so much more, it is truly a life changing experience. On a final note, I was nervous to begin this program, questioning if I would be a good teacher, with the encouragement of these two ladies, I learned to believe in myself and the process, anyone can do this so if you are interested, go for it! – Nikki T