Meet Kirsten Nagy! Kirsten completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training at The River this past March. And in effort to promote our upcoming Summer Teacher Training, we thought we’d let our most recent grads tell their story and do the convincing. Read more about Kirsten’s experience below.
Yoga teacher training changed my life. That’s what I tell people when they ask me. If you ask anyone that knows me they’ll tell you it’s true. There’s a spark there that’s been missing for years. An overall sense of happiness and contentment that I didn’t know was possible anymore.
I know, this sounds a little ridiculous and totally dramatic; but it’s true. I’d been practicing yoga for 7 years before I enrolled in my first teacher training and I’d heard people say it, “yoga’s changed my life”. Cool, I thought. I mean, I like yoga. I feel good after doing it. I’m still doing it, which speaks volumes. But changed my life – eh, yeah I don’t know about that. I was happy. I had friends. I did stuff. But as the years went on I started to feel more and more disconnected. More and more lost, sad and confused. I’m guessing that’s what pushed me towards signing up.
The truth is I don’t really know what prompted me to go to that informational meeting with Katy and Christen. I didn’t really know why I wanted to go through a teacher training. It wasn’t like I was hell-bent on teaching. But I was definitely lost, floating through life, and in search of guidance – and boy did I get it.
Something shifted for me during the training. And honestly, something shifted for my every single one of my 20 new best friends too. Collectively a sadness was lifted from the group. Not that we’re all walking around, cheesed out like we just drank the kool-aid, but YTT truly left us inspired.
It left us believing anything and everything was possible. And by elevating our frequency, elevating our expectations, things truly began to change.
I watched my life change, big-time, in the last ½ of our training. Things I hadn’t been able to draw to myself or make my reality, all of a sudden were happening – and it was happening for my friends too. I remember during the info session either Katy or Christen said something along the lines of, “During this training things will change. Things that don’t serve you anymore will fall away and other things (better things) will take their place.” I can tell you that it’s true. There is something really special, really empowering about this program. I really mean it when I say it will change your life.
Every time I think back on the 2 ½ months we spent together I am filled with gratitude. Gratitude for the friendships I’ve made. Gratitude for the unending support I have. Gratitude for the love that I feel when I think of The River. If you are reading this, that means you’re thinking of enrolling in teacher training, and all I can say is do it. It will change your life.