How HYH’s Teacher Training Changed My Life!

by | Jun 1, 2016 | Health & Fitness

 My decision to take Hot Yoga Haven’s 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Training was very easy. I’m spiritual and flexible. In many of the yoga classes I’ve taken, teachers and students asked if I was a yoga teacher. On the first day of the training one of the lead teachers, Annelie De Fazio asked, “Why are you taking this training?” I answered Annelie’s question with, “I want to be of service.” That was the truth. Not for money, not to get fit, I wanted to give back. The more I studied the chakras, learned the vrittis, and stretched my body beyond what I ever imagined, I started to get a clear picture of what I meant that day. That’s what happens in this training; clarity becomes real. Annelie teaches the teacher trainees the alignment, anatomy, chakras, and meditation. She has a beautiful way of lifting the entire class into a higher realm.
Our Jval Hot Yoga Series was created by Hot Yoga Haven owner Catherine Sjolund.  I learned how to teach this in our training.  It’s a 40-posture sequence, which expands on the traditional 26-posture sequence and is designed to strengthen the entire body. Catherine teaches us to guide our students into joyful enthusiasm. She provides a well-rounded knowledge of the practice of Yoga which helps us build a strong foundation on which to instruct our future students. Finally, Janina Malbon our philosophy teacher, leads us through the Yoga Sutras of Pantanjali, and takes us on a magical journey of consciousness.
As I continued experiencing “aha” moments, I came to the conclusion that meditation was the most important to me. This became my reality. I now teach both meditation and the Jval Hot Yoga series at Hot Yoga Haven. All my life I’ve had one prayer, from the time I was small. “God, show me how to be a better person.” I know that I am a better person when I serve. I’m going to heal and be healed. Be what I was born to be; a beneficial presence on this planet.
If you are ready to let go of blocks and limitations, and enter into a positive harmonious state of healing, join us at Hot Yoga Haven and experience the transformation of our 200-hour teacher-training program. Next training begins September 30 through January 15.
Hot Yoga Haven is located at 25044 Peachland Ave., Unit 106 in Newhall, across from Valencia Pharmacy.  Beginners are welcomed and encouraged.  For more information, please call 661-255-1500 and visit

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