"When I came to the training, the first phrase I heard was ” this training will change your life” and I thought how can that be possible in such a short time ? I just wanted to be a Yoga Teacher, it was as simple as that~ The months went by and my life truly started to change, my habits, my priorities and my perspective on life. I found that something had been missing inside of me for a very long time, and I didn’t realize that I will actually find it here- but I did! I now take with me the peace, knowledge and the spiritual path that I need and I know that this is just the beginning, the path to a balance in my life. Thank you."
~ Montserrat Torrese
"Attending the Namah Shivaya teacher training was the best gift I have given myself in a way of love and support with no judgement. Completing this training sparked the beginning of a new chapter in my life. I'm happier and healthier than ever before. Take the leap to serenity."
~ Stacy B. July 2015
"When you walk into the Namah Shivaya Yoga Studio, you realize that you are exactly where you are meant to be. Tej provides a safe space filled with friendship, growth, enlightenment, peace, and love. Admittedly, any grand new endeavor (like a training program) where you invest your time, your money, and all of yourself, can be a little scary… But this program erases fear. You will learn things about yourself and the world around you that you either didn’t know were there, or you’ve forgotten. I’m so grateful for, and to, Namah Shivaya."
~ Lydia Mackay
"The unique thing about this program is the blend of spiritual information as well as detailed physical breakdown of yoga poses. I came away feeling I understand not only the traditional teachings of the Yoga philosophy, but the true essence of Yoga as the unity between mind, body and spirit. Tej doesn’t just make professional and knowledgeable yogis, he changes lives. I know he changed mine. I understand my true purpose, and the shift in perception to live my life from a deeper place inspires me to see the connection between us all. I am awake and aware, and That is Yoga. This program is an opening of the heart and mind. I highly recommend it for everyone, even for those who do not want to spread the teachings. It will ground you in what yoga is and deepen your practice and bring you many new friends. I have joined a new community of like minded people."
~ Lisa O’Rourke
"The decision to continue on from my 200 HR training straight into the 500 HR training was very wise. At the end of the 200 HR I felt I had just begun my journey. I learned so much but had not had time to really assimilate and apply it with confidence. The 500 HR training gave me the time and the vehicle to explore the philosophy as well as the practice of yoga. It provided an opportunity to spend more concentrated time with other experienced yogis and to learn from their various experiences and knowledge. I highly recommend anyone who truly wants to teach to consider this as well."
"Studying through Namah Shivaya provided me with a foundation in yoga philosophies and asanas I don’t think I would have gotten anywhere else. The program is well balanced, and seems to draw inspiring people from all walks of life to honestly seek unity and truth together. Tej, Donna, Melissa, and the other teachers provided an incredible wealth of information and experience. I can now comfortably sequence and lead a practice, but without the philosophical foundation provided by Namah Shivaya, I wouldn’t have a clue what is really going on or understand the deeply rooted history of these practices. My favorite memories from the program are the honest discussions I engaged in with the instructors and my classmates from all different backgrounds and perspectives. I still constantly refer back to the materials used in the training program for my personal practice and inquiry. The foundation I laid during my time with Namah Shivaya has absolutely, irrevocably changed my life, I can’t wait to see what will blossom from it next."
~ Monica Gerber
"I attended the Namah Shivaya 4 week Intensive 200 Hour training program and I wanted a program that would give me the opportunity to practice in front of fellow yogis while providing an environment to learn all the aspects of yoga. This training program is a perfect combination of the physical aspects of asana practice and the spiritual practice of yoga. It is necessary to understand both. One of the best teaching aids is the training manual. It gives a complete breakdown of all the beginner and intermediate postures. During the class every student has the opportunity to break down each posture, and the variations of the posture. This allows us to have a full understanding of the practice. I highly recommend the yoga training program."
~ Cory Montoya
"I initially chose this program because of the time frame and convenience. And after completing the program, I realized how much I learned about myself physically, mentally and spiritually. The Fast Track course taught me a lot of things that I will use in my everyday life, learning the origins of Yoga. It is amazing how your life can change during the course, you will not know until you experience it."
~ Heather Olivarez
"I chose this program because of a former student who highly recommended it. I was immediately impressed with the authenticity of the teachers who literally live and breathe the yoga lifestyle! Although I was fairly comfortable teaching yoga as I had been doing it for several years, I really wanted to take my own personal practice to a new place. This program takes you as deep as you want to go and will challenge you regardless of where you are on your yoga journey. I had a couple of challenges while participating in the program, one being a 2 hour commute to attend the training and the other being pregnant during my studies. I received so much support and encouragement and always had a place to stay because the students and teachers were so generous! Each weekend was a unique and wonderful experience and I will continue to reflect upon it as I embrace the next stage in my life as a mother. Thank you so much!"
~ Misti Jaya Galvin
"The training was supeb, rich experience at a spiritual and emotional level. I learned new challenges and to open my heart and my mind. I found wonderful friends and teachers who left me with a great knowledge of life. The Teachers not only taught me how to deepen my practice of asanas, but also to accept humbly, how to progress on the path of yoga. I will be always thankful to God for putting me on this path with these Teachers who have contributed greatly to my personal growth."
~ Ilenia Moreno
"It has been a privilege to finish my yoga training at Namah Shivaya with such enlightened mentors and teachers. Erin is an excellent practitioner who has strong interpersonal skills and the ability to engage with the students and make them feel at home. All teachers and trainers have a unique way of delivering their areas of expertise bringing the best in their students. They all seem to be life long learners, and reflect self –motivated spirit collaborating with their teams and continuously updating their skills. One of the things that inspired me was their strengths as compassionate, caring individuals with strong leadership and program development skills. This helped me understand the true worth and soul teaching essence behind the yoga trainings. It has been both a remarkable learning experience and a cognitive retreat for me to have known Namah Shivaya and their dedicated staff. I strongly recommend this program and feel very fortunate to be part of this amazing and transforming journey of my life. Thank you so much for reigniting the mindfulness in me!"
~ Dilshad Dayani July 2015
"Evelyn and Erin have stepped up into higher leadership roles in this school since I first began, and they are doing an AMAZING job of carrying on the original teachings of this beautiful school - asana, meditation, pranayama, history, philosophy, anatomy, and beyond. Tom improved the way I teach asana tremendously, including but far beyond things like giving efficient verbal cues and adjustments. Tom uniquely excels at teaching yoga teachers by instilling in us love, care, and endless compassion for our students. Scott's GIANT passion for Vedic philosophy is so contagious I left every training weekend excited about reading and writing the assignments and learned a tremendous amount from him. On top of this amazing group of NS Yoga trainers, they brought in outside specialists on multiple occasions (ex a prenatal expert, a physical therapist, a Vedic astrologer, a chair yoga expert) to further our knowledge. Great school - I'm really looking forward to seeing the amazing things Evelyn does with this location."
~ Leslie Merritt May 2015
"Everyone in my Namah Shivaya Yoga training class was ready to teach yoga at the end of the course. Tej and the staff are a great resource as we learned how to teach a variety of classes from gentle yoga to vinyasa flow. I am pleased to have improved my technique in postures, and the ability to have a complete yoga practice at home. I learned how to help people (and myself) stay fit, concentrate better, relax through meditation, and develop better habits. I highly recommend the certified teachers training to better yourself, and to be able to teach a variety of yoga classes."
~ Dan Havrilak
"I chose Namah Shivaya teacher training school because of the strong spiritual aspect of the program and Tej’s energy, deep wisdom, and flexibility in allowing each student to follow his or her own spiritual path while proviiding sage guidance along the way. I fully opened myself to the teachings presented and the journey has been life changing. I have found peace and a connection with the universe that has eluded me for years. I highly recommend this course for anyone that wants to teach yoga or simply deepen their practice and connection with source."
~ Lynn Woodard
"I initially wanted to take this course to deepen my practice. The knowledge I have gained in the past 30 days has helped me to heal many wounds, it has in fact transformed me. Because of this transformation, I see my future in a different way. I am excited about the endless possibilities and what the Universe has designed for me. You have shown me how to have a spiritual practice. Thank you for this eternal gift!"
~ Rose Reveley
"The 200 hour Teacher training at Namah Shivaya was meant as a turning point in my life, a career change. What I found exceeded my expectations by far. Feeling confident about teaching a yoga class and deepening my own practice was just a small part of all the aspects of yoga and what I learned for my life. The spiritual teachings of Tej are truly enlightening and mind opening. He changed how I see myself in this world and inspired me to live a more meaningful life. The right way came to me and now I understand the connection between all of us. I hope I will grow into the yogic lifestyle and gain more knowledge with time and practice. I’m still looking for a way to join the 500 hour program next, since I don’t want to miss the spiritual guidance just yet. I’m grateful for the people I met at Namah Shivaya and wish they could be a part of my ongoing yoga journey. Everybody practicing yoga should experience the spirit at Namah Shivaya, even if they are not planning on becoming a yoga teacher themselves. Enjoy the journey. Namaste"
~ Susanne Schu
"Today my practice is deeper and my spiritual understanding has been awakened. I met people with whom I could connect, people who shine and who are much more in balance than the non practitioners of yoga. I am grateful to my teachers and they have left a deep impression on me. Thank you !"
~ Paulina Jimenez
"The course to become a Yoga Teacher was for me a path I never walked before and it was just the beginning of a new discovery in my life, a new potential, and a new way of living life.The course was very complete, we learned where yoga comes from as well as the intention of yoga; it was a very integral course including: postures, philosophy, and purpose. Every instructor who takes a part in this course is very professional, dedicated and truthful in what they do opening doors to new information as well as new ways of approaching life. I would like to thank each one of them and especially Tej who is such a great teacher and giving person."
~ Maria Cabeza
"A very spiritual experience that deepened my understanding of the philosophy, history and personal cosmic connection to yoga. The program helped deepen my understanding of the body- mind connection. This transformation in my personal yoga practice opened up a whole new path and journey into my life."
~ Bari Candy
"My choice to attend Namah Shivaya has been great. I have gained confidence in my personal practice and in teaching others! The students and teachers at Namah Shivaya are great at providing knowledge and a fun atmosphere. I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to expand their yoga practice."
~ Katie Gardner
"I am so grateful that I came to Namah Shivaya Jyoti yoga school and spent the intensive month with you. Erin, you gave me a great foundation to start my own journey. Erin really is an inspiring teacher, when I first came to her class, I already had an idea about yoga & done few training prior to this class, but learning with her was, in the beginning, more a process of unlearning what I already knew. She takes you right back to the beginning and allows you to understand and really get to know each posture, as it is, she is gentle, but firm and a wonderful teacher. My experience at Namah Shivaya Yoga Jyoti was rewarding. I knew from the moment I stepped in that I had made the right decision. I feel my skill, knowledge and confidence have grown tremendously under the guidance of Erin and Evelyn. My passion for yoga has been pushed to new heights. Working so intensively with a group gives the shared energy that is not possible without the support of everyone in the class, it was great & a real help while trying do something that is far from easy. I feel happy to have received all that I have from this course and I really look forward to being able to share it with other in future."
~ Purnima Malakar July 2015
"With a subject as extensive as yoga, a student needs a teacher who can spark a fire for knowledge and give them a solid foundation for a lifetime (or lifetimes!) of continuing education. Tej is a walking encyclopedia of knowledge and Sheri’s passion for Yoga is infectious . They practice a yogic lifestyle 24 hours a day, and best of all they’re fantastic people with the student’s best interests at heart. I’ll never forget my experience with them and hope to continue my relationship with Tej and Sheri for a long time. I highly recommend their program for those who just want to learn more about this amazing subject."
~ Kevin Lewis, Owner Go Yoga Dallas, TX
"I chose Namaha Shivaya for my 200 Intensive Fast Track Yoga course. Over FOUR hours of looking at Yoga Certifications throughout the United States and some in other countries I came back to Namah Shivaya . I spoke with Tej the next day and he confirmed everything that I thought the program would be about. His kindness and compassion came through and I signed up for the course that day. I started one week later and I can tell you that I am not the same person today that I was then. Namah Shivaya takes all of the knowledge, applied, practical, historical and theoretical of over 5,000 years of Yoga and condenses it into manageable bite size pieces that keeps you wanting to come back for more. This is a journey for me that goes beyond teaching Yoga…it is a journey of my spirit and I will always be a student of Namah Shivaya. It honestly is the most beautiful experience that I have ever been gifted and I am forever grateful to Tej. Namaste."
~ Kimberly Hopkins
"I feel incredibly blessed to have earned my yoga training through Namah Shivaya. The intuitive nature and deep understanding of all things yoga, made it a joy to learn and grow through their program. Too often in life we detour from our paths and our direction becomes uncertain. Under Tej and Sheri’s guidance and complete immersion into the 200 hour intensive, I feel that I am finally back on my “true” path."
~ Michelle Shanti
"This Certification program arrived at an excellent moment in my life, because it matters when you choose a path of liberation and fulfillment. I feel very happy that I know yoga deeply and this program helped me take a big step in my life, I feel blessed and lucky with all these opportunities that the practice has opened up for me. Thank you for everything and I hope that our paths meet again very soon."
~ Alex Atte
"The past month in the 200 program was truly transformational. Namah Shivaya is a family and you instantly feel that energy. Not only was I looking to further my asana practice, but I was most looking forward to learning the philosophy and expanding my spiritual journey, and I was not disappointed. At Namah Shivaya you are surrounded by acceptance and a wealth of knowledge. I felt fully prepared to teach a class after the program was complete, but through the wisdom and insight I gained in this course, I felt excited and ready for whatever life may bring. My daily life will never be the same and I am so grateful."
~ Sarah Crowder
"This program is not just about the postures, it is about everything that yoga encompasses. Even if you come to the program just to get certified to teach yoga, you will come out of the program, with a better understanding of who you are, physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. This is a wonderful program and Tej is the most AMAZING teacher"- Jaime Theiss “I chose Namah Shivaya for my Yoga training because of their expansive curriculum, great testimonials, and because they offered an INTENSIVE course. I had no idea that the training would change my life! Tej is more than dedicated to the students and to the practice of yoga, and the program has helped me to grow physically, emotionally, and spiritually. I couldn’t have asked for more inspirational mentors. I would highly recommend Namah Shivaya’s INTENSIVE course to anyone wanting to expand their knowledge of yoga. The INTENSIVE allows you to be completely immersed in your training and to practice what you learn every single day. I am grateful to be guided by such teachers." – Stephanie Hartung “My path lead me directly to the welcoming arms at Namah Shivaya Yoga Training. I was in the process of transitioning from a secretary in the corporate world who enjoyed yoga classes so much I decided to become the dedicated yogini I am today. They directed me to the true core essentials of yoga and helped me realize the depth of the subjects. Changing my perspective so much that I became dedicated to yoga as a way of life. And the inspirational philosophy lectures given by Tej led me deep into the teachings of yoga. I found the repetition of the Sanskrit terms and benefits of the postures to be one of the best tools that I use today. And the structure of the training allows each student to adjust and collaborate with other students thus building the confidence it takes to bring the practice of yoga to light for others. For me, that is the ultimate goal, to bring the light of yoga to others and Namah Shivaya Yoga gave me the tools to work towards my life goal.” ~Rene’ Hawthorne “When I joined Namah Shivaya Yoga Training, I had never done Yoga ever before in my life but both they were truly supportive and assured me that with practice and dedication, I would get to where I needed to be physically, mentally and spiritually as well as build up the confidence to overcome my fears. This only assured me that I made the right choice of yoga training and I would immediately recommend the training to anyone who is interested in deepening their knowledge of Yoga. I cannot thank you both enough for all you have done in guiding me on this journey to look inwards to find myself and share this happy, confident and humble me with the students that I come across each day. Stay Blessed Always…Namaste."
~ Julia Mundia