The Art and Science of yoga teaching – offering Yoga Alliance registered 200 and 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training Programs in central Kentucky.
“Amanda’s extensive study of yoga, kinesiology, and the mind-body connection provides an in-depth approach to teaching, as she shares her passion with students with kindness and grace. Emphasizing the more subtle aspects of breathwork, movement, and spirituality involved in yoga, this teacher training truly focuses on the ‘essence of yoga!'”
“The 200 hour yoga teacher training was a well-rounded program that gave me everything I needed to begin my teaching journey and develop my personal practice. It helped me with learning to live yoga on a deeper and more meaningful level. The staff was supportive, loving, kind and dedicated to our development. The relationships built while studying in the program have been significant and quite fulfilling. I will always be bonded to this Kula. We are truly a community of the heart. We were advised that by the end of the program we would have all the information we needed to lead classes successfully, and I have found this to be accurate. Every challenge, setback, or unplanned event while teaching has been met with the knowledge provided to me by this program.”
Over the 4th of July weekend, I sat down with my partner, Dr. Tanja Bisesi, to ask her the “essential” questions. Tanja helms our Integration, Reflective Practices and Yoga Lifestyle module in the 200 and 300 hour yoga teacher training programs, and while my chocolate labrador snoozed in the next room, we discussed everything from … Continue reading Knowing and Not-knowing – Interview with The Essence of Yoga Center partner Tanja Bisesi
Yoga has a dirty secret: it’s not perfect, it’s not a panacea, and it’s not one-size fits all. When I began a regular yoga practice over a decade ago, I was amazed at the benefits–my body felt better, my mind clearer, my heart lighter. I wanted to share this practice with EVERYONE. But when I … Continue reading You’re unique–shouldn’t your yoga be?
Most of us come to yoga as a way to help ourselves–to relieve pain, to breathe, to feel the body moving, to still the mind. And it works! Evidence based research is beginning to catch up to what we feel in our bones: that yoga just flat-out works. Studies have shown that yoga does, in … Continue reading Why do we practice?
Our lead trainer, Amanda McMaine, has been hard at work transforming her studio into a supportive environment for our Community of Practice. Check out these gorgeous photos!