Yoga Teacher Training Info Session

Come on out to InnerLight Yoga School in Cary this Sunday, October 20 from 2-3 PM for a great FREE Yoga Teacher Training information session. Location: studioVIBE, 200 Cornerstone Drive, Suite 103, Cary, NC Whether you think you would like to teach Yoga or are just considering a teacher training program to deepen your practice, this FREE Info session is for you! The session will include information about InnerLight Yoga School’s 230 hour yoga teacher training program based on some commonly asked questions: what’s involved, investment/tuition, am I ready?, and more. There will also be time at the end for any specific question(s) you may have. Please sign up in advance for this seminar so we know to expect you and feel free to share this info with others that may be interested in learning more about the program.  You can comment below to RSVP or head on over to the event on our Facebook page. Hope to see you there!

Student Spotlight – Alison

We’re so thrilled to be sharing another InnerLight Yoga School teacher training student spotlight with everyone today.  Meet Alison!  Read on for more about what inspires her Yoga practice and what her proudest Yoga moment has been to date.  Hope you enjoy!  As always, feel free to leave a comment for Alison at the bottom of the post.  Have a great day, everyone! PS – it’s also not too late to enter Week 2 of the triYOGA challenge.  Here’s how. Q:  Tell us a little about yourself and your interests and inspirations off the Yoga mat. Alison:  My story begins with my proudest accomplishment, my wonderful family. My husband and I met in college at the University of New Hampshire and in May of this year, we celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary.  We have two amazing daughters who inspire us with their positive attitudes and great zest for life. I have moved 12 times but Cape Cod, Massachusetts has always be a constant among all the change and I am lucky to know such a special place. I work full time as a Project Manager, enjoy traveling, staying active, keeping in touch with friends and, of course, yoga.  I am constantly inspired by the power a positive attitude has on life.  Q:  How have these inspirations shaped your Yoga practice? Alison:  My family has been my biggest cheerleader. They encouraged me to sign up for yoga teacher training and have supported me the entire way.  Bringing  the inspirational positive attitude to my practice everyday is so important.  As we all know, some days are better than others and a positive attitude always helps me appreciate the time on my mat with the gratitude it deserves.  Q:  Can you share something about yourself that many people may not know? Alison:  I was 5’10” tall in 6th grade. Q:  What motivated you to do Yoga Teacher Training? Alison:  Teacher training is something I’ve thought about for a few years but the top three motivating factors to do it now through InnerLight Yoga School were; #1 – Susan Jackson, #2 – Susan Jackson and #3 – Susan Jackson. Q:  What got you hooked on Yoga? Alison:  Savasana – Where else do you get to lay down, close your eyes and think about nothing after you exercise? Q:  What is your favorite inspirational quote? Alison:   “Life is a Boomerang” (author unknown but it could be me!) Q:  How has your perspective on Yoga changed since enrolling at InnerLight Yoga School? Alison:   I have a new awareness.  This includes – my body, my mind, my spirit, my posture, what I eat, what I read, what I say, what I think, my surroundings, people – EVERYTHING. I’m a whole new me or maybe I am just now aware of me! Q:  What’s your favorite pose and why? Alison:  Trikonasana.  My body loves Triangle pose.  The benefits I receive from this pose carry me through my day. I don’t let my day begin without a few good Trikonasanas. Q:  What is your proudest Yoga moment? Alison:  During one Teacher Training weekend, I accomplished a handstand, headstand and backbend. I never dreamed I could do them. What a feeling that was! Q:  What was the biggest surprise about your YTT experience? Alison:  The biggest and best surprise has been the relationships & friendships I have formed with my fellow teacher training yogis.  The support and love from these people, who I didn’t know 10 months ago, is amazing.

Student Spotlight-Jeff Krenrich

We are so thrilled to share our first installment of the Inner-spot-Light with you today.  Its purpose is to introduce you to InnerLight Yoga School Students and Teachers and to give these amazing Yogis an opportunity to share some of their Yoga with you. Prepare to be inspired! Today, InnerLight Yoga School is pleased to introduce Jeff Krenrich – father, brother, husband, Yogi (both Student and Teacher), and soon to be graduate of InnerLight Yoga School Class of 2013. Q:  What drives my voice? Jeff:  I want to empower people. I speak from a place of passion. I talk directly to you because I see IT in you and I want you to see IT for yourself. Yoga has given me the self confidence that I never had….rather it was there but yoga helped me see it and embrace it. Q:  Who am I as a teacher? Jeff:  I am the older brother, the father, the protective force that creates a safe place for you to express yourself as a student. I am here to allay your fears and to let you know that I am here for you. Q:  What do I want for my Students? Jeff:  To think of me as someone they can turn to for help. To leave with a feeling that they are better off than they were before. To walk away with a sense of confidence and acceptance, non judgement.   Q:  Most valuable lesson taught to me by a teacher. Jeff:  A few years ago a yoga teacher read a passage that has stuck with me ever since. The ending sums it up:  “When we are lost, when the way gets dark, sometimes we see things we never would have seen in the daylight. Sometimes, the lessons we learn in the darkness are breathtakingly beautiful.”  The teacher had no idea that I was in the midst of losing my father.  He had been suffering for a long time and we all knew that he was down to a matter of months if we were lucky. After practice that morning, after hearing and feeling that passage, I felt a shift. Turns out that we had 4 more months, and they were some of the sweetest and richest of my life – not just with my father but my entire family.  I looked at and felt joy in those moments. I didn’t look ahead to the eventual pain. For the first time in my life, I felt present – and I helped my family do the same.  The lesson was to take it all in, feel everything, its all a part of life. Embrace where you are now without judgement. Q:  How will I pay what I have learned in my life forward to others? Jeff:  Live by example. Help people find their path and accept where they are right now. Q:  One word to live by. Jeff:  Satya (Truth)

A Day for Teachers Workshop

InnerLight Yoga School is proud to announce their partnership with Halcyon Days to provide A Day for Teachers on Sunday, September 29.  This will be a continuing education opportunity for yoga teachers and students alike in Augusta, Missouri.  Sessions will be led by InnerLight Yoga School’s very own Susan Jackson and Kathy Kessler.  Seven yoga alliance CECs and lunch will be provided. For more information about this day, please see the flyer below or go to the event website.

Yoga and Mindfulness Weekend for Women

We are pleased to announce that our very own Susan Jackson is going to be traveling to Augusta, Missouri in late September to host a yoga and mindfulness weekend for women in partnership with Kathy Kessler and Halcyon Days. For more information about the weekend, please read the flyer below or go to the event website.