Hi yogi friends! In case you are looking for a teacher training program, I can’t recommend my yoga teacher – Anna Pittman of The Breathing Space – enough!
Anna has been such a wonderful guide through my own journey of yoga teacher training. Her insights, patience, and guidance have been priceless as I learned and explored things that were completely new to me and have started to hone my skills as a yoga teacher. I went into her program thinking that I just wanted to deepen my own practice, but have developed the burning desire to share yoga with other “yoga misfits” and show the benefits of this life-changing practice to others. She has been a bright light and a true friend throughout this process. Thank you, Anna!
Go here for all the program details. If you have any other questions, leave a comment and I’ll put you in touch with Anna. You can also check out her website, The Breathing Space.
RYT-200 Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Program Facilitated by Anna Pittman
If you are ready to dive deeper into your personal practice while acquiring the skills, knowledge, and experience to teach and share Hatha Yoga, this 200 hour Yoga Alliance approved program is perfect for you!
Topics covered throughout the program include Fundamental Philosophical aspects and their life application, Asana with focus on modifications, assists, and adjustments, developing Breath Awareness as a preparation for relaxation and meditation, Emotional Integration, Teaching and Communication Skills, Mantra and Mudra, the Subtle Energy system, Chakras and consciousness, understanding the Body/Mind connection, and Anatomy.
For complete program details visit The Breathing Space. For any questions and application, please contact Anna directly at 540-239-1233 or firstname.lastname@example.org
What they’re saying
“I simply wanted to send you a quick note to tell you from the heart how much I am enjoying learning with you. You are such an inspiration to me during my asana practice, as well as my pursuit to live a more connected and balanced life. I think of you often, and sometimes if I am stuck in a difficult place I ask myself ‘What would Anna do?’ Thank you for all that you are and share!”
“I never actually envisioned teaching when I enrolled in your course, but now it is inextricably tied to my practice and provides a very real spiritual dimension. I am so grateful for your presence and timeliness in my life, Anna. It is beautiful to see someone rise to follow such a path of light, and it is clear you were born to illuminate the path for others. Thank you, and blessings…”
About Anna Pittman
Anna Pittman has dedicated her adult life to understanding both the function and mystery of the body/mind complex. She began her career as a modern dancer. From 1984 – 1990 she studied the Limon style of modern dance from a practicing Zen teacher who used improvisational work as a means to access the un-integrated emotions harbored in the body and sub-conscious. At the same time, Anna studied Hatha and Raja Yoga with Carla Sgroi of the European Yoga Alliance for 5 years in Milan, Italy.
These very personal and revealing practices formed the fundamental understanding that
the body, living in the past, and the mind, often existing in the future, rarely meet in the present.
Anna continued her inquiry into her own life through extensive self-study while acquiring certification as a 500 hour Advanced teacher of Hatha Yoga, Meditation, Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy, Shiatsu bodywork, Massage and Transpersonal Barratt Breathwork.
She is now available as a Life Transformation Consultant to groups and one-on-one where she combines these various modalities into an experience of resolution and integration. With a Masters in Transpersonal Psychology from Sofia University, Anna is presently finishing her PhD research in Consciousness Studies at the International University of Professional Studies in Hawaii.
I love that you wrote yoga “misfits”.. I feel that sometimes a lot of yoga studios, idealize the way a body should look a certain way in order to succeed in yoga teaching. And it also bothers me that some yoga teachers do not integrate a lot of spiritual aspects to yoga, that I think is so essential to focus and balance in our poses, I’m wondering if the payment for this course would be paid on the go, or all at one time?
Hi my name is Kate, I have been interested in becoming an instructor for some time now. I will be moving back to the VA Beach area in March and am looking for an instructor class to take this summer. Any information about your training program would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance. -Kate