Kristen Kulak, E-RYT 200
It was almost on a whim that I decided to take my teacher training.... I was laying in my savasana at the end of my class like I always do, and Sara mentioned that if I was interested in deepening my practice to chat with her about taking a teacher training. I hadn't ever pictured myself actually teaching yoga but I could feel myself yearning for something, more knowledge, a hunger I couldn't identify. I hummed and haw'd about how I could make this teacher fit into my hectic life as a day home mom of 3 and decided if I wanted to do this I would made it work! I was excited and nervous for what was to come next. I am a planner, a pitta, by nature to the extreme and I don't think there would have been anything I could do to prepare myself for the transformation that I went through during my teacher training. I knew yoga wasn't just about doing cool arm balances but I didn't really realize all that yoga encompasses and how I had already started to make changes in my life simply from my regular practise. After teacher training was completed did the real work start. I decided to pursue becoming a yoga teacher and now work in an actual yoga studio! I still work daily on my yoga practice on and off the mat and the changes in my life are profound, where I once panic over a deadline I am able to find moments of clarity and calm, where I once feel overwhelmed with all three children demanding my attention I am able to stay in the present moment and actually find joy in being needed so much, where I once was filled with self doubt I now working towards a goal bigger then I could of ever envisioned. A year after completing my teacher training I will have over 100 hours of teaching behind and the people who I took my training with still messaging me back in my in box, encouraging me, teaching me, loving me. My teacher training was awesome and made me into an amazing teacher who knows how to cue not only effectively but safely and with confidence!
Dayna Leskiw Der, E-RYT 200
To say that this yoga teacher training changed my life seems like a very obvious understatement, but it still needs to be said. After spending about a year practicing yoga regularly, I found myself wanting to know more about this practice. When I found out that one of my yoga teachers was running a yoga teacher training, I decided to enrol with the intention of deepening my practice. I realized pretty quickly after the training started that I was not there solely to deepen my practice. I knew I wanted to teach. I left Higher Love Yoga Academy’s training feeling fully equipped to teach yoga, having a strong foundation in the anatomy of asana and cueing a well as structuring a yoga class. Perhaps even more importantly, over the course of my 200-hour teacher training, I got to know myself a lot better. I got honest about the direction of my life and started to view life through a whole new set of lenses. Sara is a wonderful teacher. She is caring, empathetic, knowledgeable, and honest and lives and teaches from a place of integrity. I feel so lucky that I got to learn from her and the other teachers at Higher Love Yoga Academy. I would highly recommend signing up for this training to anyone that is looking to either deepen their yoga practice or is looking to teach yoga. I am grateful everyday that I decided to take the leap and sign up for this yoga teacher training because it has truly enriched my life.
Jessica Hynes, RYT 200
Sara Cueva is one of the most respected yoga instructors in our community, and it is clearly evident as to why: not only is she an extremely talented practitioner, she lives, breathes and radiates the yogic way of life. She is a rare gem - a true symbol of integrity, love and acceptance – having the capability to see beyond ones exterior right into their very core, the place of real and raw emotion, their heart. She is a role model for many, yet an inspiration for all. Over the past few years, I have had the privilege of getting to know Sara on a deeper level. Shifting our connection from student teacher, to also mentor and true friend. It was only fitting when she announced the creation of Higher Love Yoga Academy where she would be leading a life-changing RYT 200 Yoga Alliance accredited course to countless aspiring teachers. Having the fortune of being a part of Sara’s very first RYT 200 course, I can personally attest that there are only a few pivotal events in your life that will fundamentally change you; taking your 200 Hour training through the Higher Love Yoga Academy will undeniably be such an event. Whether it is from her vast experience as an exquisite yoga teacher, her years of training or her passion for yoga, Sara delivers and continues to deliver one of the best, if not the best, yoga teacher training programs offered. It goes without question that the Higher Love Yoga Academy will transform the inquisitive student into outstanding teachers. Not only will you have extraordinary knowledge transferred down from Sara, you will also become a part of a unique community of High Love Yoga Academy alumni, that is priceless in itself. You will be trained and prepared properly to teach safely and anatomically soundly, acquiring all the tools you need to be successful as a yoga instructor. It has truly been the greatest honour to have met Sara and to have taken my teacher training through Higher Love Yoga Academy.