Here’s what people are saying about Joanne’s yoga teacher training program:
|11:51am Apr 25|
“I got the job! I will be teaching two Ashtanga classes …:)))
The funny thing about my ‘audition’ was that it was truly an ‘Intro to yoga teachers 101′ – exactly what you told us will happen: I prepared a 20 min Ashtanga flow (because that is what we agreed I should do – since that was what they were hiring me for), and then two fitness instructors with no prior yoga experience showed up! Well, I had to drop my flow all the way, obviously!
And that wasn’t all, you were quite ‘present’ there: I saw that one of them (a hard-core workout woman, regular Tough Mudder etc.) had really messed-up feet: all scarred from surgeries, with very developed bunions and completely pronated (developing knee problems too, of course). And as I saw that, I said: ‘never mind me introducing Ashtanga or getting the job, we need to talk about feet and our bunions (I have a mild one too)!’ And so we did, we worked on explaining the 4 corners and 3 arches and bindus and fascia and tibialis muscles and knees etc., and how to work with all that…and we did foot exercises (including the one you taught me, with fingers between toes – that is the best exercise of all time for me!)….and they loved it, wanted to know more…and I got the job!
I’m looking forward to it – I need experience and really, truly love helping people’s bodies to find release and alignment – and it’s so cool to make people interested in all the subtle little things, like how to extend through the pinkie and how that creates space along the sides of the legs and even in SI joints!
Thank you for making me interested in anatomy and preparing me for all this…and I think I’m ready to spread the word now!” Stina Gorsic- recent graduate and aspiring and inspiring yoga teacher
“After practicing yoga on and off for the past 30 years, I decided to pursue yoga teacher training – to expand my own practice and to allow me to share my love of yoga with others. I investigated many options in the Pittsburgh area as well as across the country. To my delight, I settled on the Summer Intensive Teacher Training through Third Street Yoga. Joanne offers a comprehensive yoga teacher training – preparing her students to begin a life-long journey in understanding all aspects of yoga. In addition, she encouraged each student to explore their own interests, share their strengths, and learn from each other. I look forward to learning from Joanne and from my fellow yoga students for years to come!”
- Karleen Preator, 2009 graduate
“Joanne’s 3rd Street Yoga teacher training program was the perfect fit for me. Not only was Joanne’s program accessible, it was affordable and structured in such a way that I could work on the material at my own pace over a period of time. The content of the program was a solid foundation to the basics of teaching yoga. It’s obvious that Joanne is a life-long teacher; the skillful way in which she structured classes was conductive to many learning styles.
As a teacher myself, I was impressed at the way Joanne welcomed and encouraged feedback along the way and was available to answer the multitude of questions that arose. She is a wonderful example of living yoga and I would recommend her program without hesitation!”
- Rachael Goss, 2009 graduate
“When I decided to take yoga teacher training, I had never intended to actually teach. What I wanted was to know what the yoga teachers knew. Now that I am a teacher, while I enjoying teaching a lot, I realize what I gained was the ability to develop my own practice. For me this was a life-saving experience. Having open-heart surgery at the age of 42 let me know that my time here was short and that I needed to do something to learn to relax and to adopt a lifestyle that would reverse the course I was on. And Joanne’s teaching and the learning atmosphere at 3rd Street Yoga helped me do just that.
The friendships and working relationships that were formed during the summer intensive I attended go on today with mutual support and fun times. I couldn’t possibly have gone through this alone and I can’t imagine having as much fun and as wide a breadth of experience anywhere else. Thanks again, Joanne.”
- Don Horn, 2009 graduate