After teaching Yoga for over 10 years, I embarked on a 200 hr Teacher Training with Dina Lang at Santosha Yoga.
I had always wanted to get my 200 hr. 'certification', but frankly had been too busy working and teaching; sometimes I was teaching nine classes per week. In addition I didn't want to go 'away' for three weeks and had not found the perfect fit until I landed at Santosha.
I experienced Yoga for the first time years ago when my friend and I were new to a local gym and trying out classes and wondered what Yoga would be like. I made a crucial choice that would effect my life and others by taking that first Yoga class.
I couldn’t figure it out at first - yoga seemed kind of slow to me and parts of my body that I never felt before (can you say wrists in “down dog”) were definitely making themselves get notice. I had always enjoyed the high energy of running, racquetball and kickboxing as well as having been a lifeguard for several years. I had been a dancer for many years and that may have been one of my biggest catalysts into Yoga. I like to help my students find the creativity, grace, balance, mindfulness and flow of Yoga paired with the athleticism and overall health benefits.
The community at Santosha is special. I recall asking Dina in 2013 if she did a Yoga Alliance certification and at the time she was not offering teacher training.
I told her I would be the first person signing up and that I looked forward to her changing her mind.
My time as a student at Santosha Yoga, and as a teacher since 2010, has been so instrumental in growing my own personal practice as well as becoming an even better teacher.
Dina is one of the strongest Yogis I've ever practiced with and hands down - the BEST at Yoga philosophy, insight and self discovery. If you are a student and looking for that special 'teacher' to challenge you and expand your teaching and knowledge of yoga - Dina and Santosha is the place to take your 200 certification. If you are a teacher and looking to expand your knowledge - Dina is the one to offer you challenge balanced with support. You will tap into your dharma with her guidance.
Santosha Yoga is family - Dina Lang's teacher training is foundation. I can not imagine not having Santosha in my life. Thank you, Dina, for making me a better student and teacher.