Hear What Recent Yoga Teacher Training Grads have to say!
"The Karuna Yoga Teacher Training (KYTT) was exactly what I was looking for. When looking for a teacher training; it was important to me that the training I picked honored the roots and tradition of yoga. KYTT emphasized the need to continue growing in my own practice, staying humble and honoring the history and cultures of Yoga's thousands-of-years history. I signed up for the training before the pandemic and although the pandemic made the training more challenging in some ways, throughout the entire process I felt supported by the teachers, challenged in all the right ways and encouraged to go deeper in my own yoga practice. I would highly recommend this training to anyone looking to deepen their own Yoga practice or wanting to embark on the journey of becoming a Yoga teacher."
"I recently graduated from the Karuna Yoga Teacher Training program. It was a great experience where I met new friends and felt as if I found a group of yogis that I really connected with it. I'm excited to continue on my yoga journey and am appreciative of everything the Karuna YTT taught me!"
- Bridget C.
"I highly recommend Karuna. I completed my 200 RYT training here. The instructors are extremely knowledgeable and passionate, and truly embody all that is Karuna (compassion). Thank you for an incredible experience. <3"
- Aryana S.
"I completed the Karuna 200 hour YTT in October 2016. I feel as though I received a very well rounded training which included yoga philosophy, Asanas, practice teaching as well as focus on how to teach for all populations. The teachers were very caring and supportive, and positioned us to take our yoga out into the community with Karuna (compassion). The weekend format enabled me to do this and continue with my full time job."
- Lin A.
"As a soon to be graduate of this program, I can honestly say as seeker of healing and transformation, this program brought me into a much deeper relationship with my yoga practice as a whole. Veronica, the program director, takes a sensitive and personalized approach with her students, while conveying her well-developed skills as a yoga teacher. Karuna Yoga offers emerging teachers a well-balanced approach to teaching yoga from both a philosophical and anatomical perspective."
- Aurora G.
"Karuna Yoga Teacher Training was exactly what I needed in my life. Karuna YTT showed me the practice of yoga is for ALL body types and ages. The training at Karuna was better than I’d expected because it taught me that at my age I can teach all ages. The program encouraged me to gain a better understanding and confidence in my yoga practice. Karuna YTT instructors were very experienced in teaching yoga. It was a smart investment. I sincerely recommend Karuna Yoga Teacher Training."
- Cheryl C.
"With family need to take care of, gathering one weekend every month works for my schedule. Teachers are very patient and caring. Classmates were supportive as well. Love the training. Will recommend to anyone looking for a 200hr training in the Richmond."
- Stacy X.
Karuna training for me was a transformative experience. The information was in-depth while leaving room to explore deeper.
The biggest take away from the course was the emphasis upon proper alignment in whatever asana was being presented along with compassion and mindfulness in each class and for each student.
The instructors were well versed in knowledge and allowed room for questions and deep discussion on various topics.
I received my 200-hour Yoga Teacher Certificate from Karuna School at 73 years old. The Karuna Yoga Teacher Training was fun, it was safe, it was very interesting! I learned alot about Yoga's history. Also, at my age the emphasis on proper alignment was not only welcome but also very necessary. And... yes, I am teaching yoga and planning to add the Yin Yoga Training to my Certificate in September 2019. Proving: age and body type is NOT a limitation!
I had initially chosen the Karuna training due to the ease of scheduling around family obligations-- I really couldn't get away for more than a few days each month, and I needed a program that was friendly to "make-up" days. I ended up deeply appreciating the program's thoughtful, compassionate approach to yoga. As a teacher, I find that many students are just beginning yoga or starting after an injury, or simply may wish to benefit from a gentle, body-aware, body-accepting approach. Karuna provided me with a solid grounding in anatomy, philosophy and asana, but more importantly, instilled an understanding how to meet students where they are (we only grow from where we are).
Karuna Yoga Teacher Training helped guide and train my mind, body & spirit through all the transitions of motherhood. Movements are guided with intentional compassion & gratitude. I highly recommend this program; the teachers are so welcoming and knowledgeable.
Karuna Yoga Teacher Training fit my schedule perfectly. I needed a training that offered weekend classes. Working full time and a mother of three, I could not take off a month for a YTT. Karuna YTT offered me the chance to train to become a yoga teacher, while continuing to work and raise my children. I traveled from Charlottesville, as his was the only training that fit into my schedule. and am so grateful I enrolled. It was wonderful. I learned so much from the experienced Trainers, the training deepened my yoga practice and I was confident to teach by graduation.