KELLY HAMERS , HOLLAND
I grew every day from the beautiful lessons that Simone, Troy & the amazing guest teachers who they invited offered us. They share so much love with all the students, creating a wonderful atmosphere. If you’re reading this testimonial right now because you’re still doubting if you should ‘jump’ in this adventure: Don’t hesitate, just do it!
PATRICIA M.E. MARTINA, ITALY
I have been to many trainings, workshops and seminars and yet I was deeply touched by the SOSA trainers. They were not just teaching yoga, anatomy, nutrition etc.; they were teaching from a higher level. I could just feel, see, hear and experience their integrity and congruency. They were not just teachers or trainers sharing knowledge: they were living breathing yogis and yoginis. I felt inspired, I saw and felt how my body became even more, stronger, agile, and vibrating at a higher frequency. I felt how my mind relaxed even more and how my spirit was elevated. Their love for yoga and life touched me deeply and I am very grateful to have been able to participate at their YTT! Thank you, Simone, Troy, Cat and Brother! Keep up the amazing good work.
SUSAN QUICKE, AUSTRALIA
Its been SSSSSOOOOO great. My gratitude is immeasurable. You truly have delivered a quality, interesting, versatile, challenging and rewarding program. The other teachers have been incredibly valuable and your insight to bring these modalities together is fascinating and fantastic. You have touched on many aspects of my life, things that I have been interested in and have confirmed ideas and instincts I have been working with that I can now more fully engage. Your grace and beauty are inspiring and I have felt very safe and nurtured. Thanks to you and Troy for this journey.
ANANIA HOSTETTLER, SWITZERLAND
The teacher training with SOSA was an amazing, unforgettable experience, with a great variety of teachers, subjects and workshops. It changed my life; I found a new direction, my true life’s passion-so I’ve changed my work! I know now where I want to place all of my energy and effort. I feel so grateful, and I’m convinced that this is just the beginning, with the world having many more [delights] in store for me.
LUCY JAMES, UK
Training with SOSA changed my life. I was in a good, happy, healthy place when I started but the outstanding teachings, suggestions and encouragement throughout the course led me to the best place I have ever been. Do I feel qualified to teach yoga? Yes. Did my asana improve? Yes. And more than that, I now feel that I’m living a more peaceful, genuine, contented, flavoursome existence than I ever imagined myself capable of. I wake up everyday feeling incredibly grateful for the choices that I made.
CONOR DORAN, IRELAND
The beauty in your teachings was absolutely magical; thanks again for a magnificent course.
LINDSEY WISE, USA
To say that my experience during my teacher training with SOSA at the Yoga Barn was incredible would be an understatement. It was incredibly, magically amazing and the times and memories shall remain wrapped in a cloud within my heart, to be remembered and treasured forevermore.
LEAH FERRARINI, AUSTRALIA
The SOSA teacher training was one of the most incredible experiences of my life!!! Just beautiful!!! Words will never describe the gratitude I have for the teachers and my fellow students. We were continually surrounded by love, light and laughter. Thank you SOSA from the bottom of my heart.
RITA CHAMPION, USA
The School of Sacred Arts is able to offer an incredible holistic yoga teacher training and I was so impressed at the amount of information we were able to cover in four weeks. The course has completely enriched my life and deepened my practice on so many levels. Simone and Troy truly are living and practicing yogis, we were able to learn so much from their deep knowledge of yoga as well as from their graceful, loving and gentle nature as people.
CLAUDIA TASSIN, FRANCE
A month of learning and sharing with amazing teachers and a fabulous group. I will be forever grateful for this opportunity and those magic moments, and for the new yogic family I have now.
SARAH BALL, AUSTRALIA
I cannot recommend the SOSA training highly enough. As a yoga practitioner of more than fourteen years, I have experienced countless teachers, classes and retreats. I started the SOSA teacher training thinking I was just going to tick a box, get a certificate that would aide my CV in human services, and get on with my daily life when it was done. However, in addition to receiving certification as a yoga teacher, I had one of the most formative, supportive, joyous and illuminating experiences of my life, and have since completely restructured my world and career plans to accommodate this dramatic change of heart!
NANA MURIATI, INDONESIA
A door has been opened because of this wonderful training. Thank you, SOSA, for this experience and knowledge. With much gratitude, we begin our lives anew, embarking on a mission to share these things with our community,…
YVETTE BENNINGSHOF, HOLLAND
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for a wonderful, highly interesting and challenging training. I’ve learned so much! It’s been amazing how all the classes, the talks and ceremonies fit together so well, with you two (Simone and Troy) as the captains on a ship that was always steady and floating in the water, with all these amazing people on board like Uma, Joseph, Cat, Sky and Marcus-all genuine, intelligent teachers with an open mind and a rich life-experience. Just like you! I liked the clear way you both teach. Always emphasizing that there are so many ways to live your life and approach yoga. There is not just one way. Always… looking at things with an open mind and an open heart.
MARK L. CHAVES, USA
I came to the SOSA teacher training in Ubud to take my practice to another level, so that I can teach. In the end, I rediscovered myself; I learned more about myself than ever before, how to see my inner light and the inner light in others.
CRAIG AND MARTA WHITE, UK/POLAND
All SOSA teachers are experienced practitioners, inspirational human beings who ‘walk the talk’ and teach from the heart. They not only ‘hold space’ impeccably but also immerse themselves fully in the practice and evolution of the group as a whole. I would recommend the School of Sacred Arts to anyone who wanted more than a standard yoga course. A standard yoga course this is not. It is much, much more.
SANDRA PROBST, CROATIA
When I came to the teacher training in Ubud (Bali) I expected to do asana and listen to some history and anatomy. I didn’t expect to meet so many new friends and I didn’t expect to be inspired. I will never forget the closing ceremony, looking around me and feeling so honoured to sit amongst all those special people. I read somewhere that you always get the teacher you deserve. I must have some bloody good karma going on.
MEG FEY, SOUTH AFRICA
I am so incredibly grateful to have shared the time with you all on this beautiful adventure of life, a short time but so powerful. Thank you to everyone of you…those who made it possible for me and opened the door, those who delighted in the learning alongside me…and those who guided me and giggled with me…thank you. You have all remained close and I think of you everyday…we shared something so sacred and special…
SUSANNE UNGAR THOMSEN, DENMARK
Thank you for an incredible, transformative experience. The stars must have been perfectly aligned for me to find SOSA…the friendly vibe, the course content etc. completely drew me in…I just knew it would be great, and it was! The posture clinics, the lectures, the workshops – all of it was so interesting, challenging and rewarding. Simone, Troy, Uma, Tina and Cat, not only really know their stuff, but are also great facilitators as well as kind and caring individuals.
EMILY GOOD, USA
An incredible, special, life-changing month; words can’t truly express how I feel. So, I’ll just say thank you, with all of my heart. I never dreamed that I’d look back and not want to change a single thing about my experience.
JADE SELDON, UK
The teacher training was a profound experience on both a personal and professional level. The course was extremely comprehensive, balancing a plethora of yoga-related subjects both theoretical and practical. The approachable yet truly professional approach of Troy and Simone was a real inspiration and ensured the huge syllabus and long hours flew by seamlessly. The course was thoughtful and thorough, bringing together a collection of yogic principles, ideals and passionate teachers who each added their own flair and dimension to these ancient teachings and delivered a consistent message, encouraging my confidence both as a practitioner and teacher. I cannot recommend this course highly enough.
LISA M. BAILEY, USA
I’m a true believer that ‘as you admire, so you can become.’ After my yoga teacher training with School of Sacred Arts, I feel extraordinarily well positioned on my path of ‘becoming.’ I am full of admiration for Simone, Troy, Uma, Cat and Joseph-and full of gratitude to have been the student of such exceptional teachers for my first teacher training. The course took me far beyond my expectations of what a 200-hour training could entail. My own yoga practice is more expansive, more meaningful and deeper than it has ever been. I feel fully prepared to begin teaching now and am excited to share all that I have learned.
MARIANNA GARABONI, ITALY
The SOSA training gave me the confidence to start teaching yoga straight away. The variety of teachers we experienced helped me to identify the teaching style I’d like to further develop. It was a great chance to have more than a single teacher to relate to, because every one of them gave us a slightly different perspective on yoga. At the same time, the many yoga-related topics covered allowed me not only to insert yoga in a wider context but also to broaden my personal worldview. This training was for me a unique spiritual experience; indeed, perfect conditions to gain spiritual insights were created, and so I’m grateful to have been part of this shining process!
CARON LEACH, USA
I went into my training with SOSA knowing that it was going to be a life-changing experience. It was so much more than I could have ever anticipated. I was surrounded by so many wonderful beings (teachers, assistants and other students) that held space, accepted and taught me throughout the month-long journey. Now, two weeks out from graduation I’m realizing more and more just how much has truly changed within me and my life outside of my training with SOSA. I highly recommend this journey for to anyone interested in expanding their yoga practice to a deeper and more spiritual level.
LISA KIESEWETTER, GERMANY
I quit my job about 1 year ago already, so I had time to reflect and create space. but with this space came also a big emptiness. I didn’t know what I was passionate about and wanted to do with my life. The past weeks with SOSA filled this emptiness. I‘m inspired, found my creativity again, even parts of my personality. I broke down walls I built up over the past years and learned so much about yoga.
I came to do the teacher training with Sosa to learn more about yoga and to get deeper into my practice. It was more about myself, than the idea of teaching. But after seeing the art in teaching in all the Sosa teachers and getting all this amazing input and i‘m utterly inspired to share all I have learnt. Now I see yoga much more as the connection with the world around me.
ERLIN SULISTHIO, INDONESIA
SOSA helped me change into someone who is more confident with myself and trusting of my own soul and inner teacher. After joining the Yoga 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training program in Bali, I feel the difference in me as well as in my perspective about life. If you really want to know about yoga … SOSA was a great choice to learn to teach yoga and understand the full depth of the practice. The team of teachers have so much experienced and had no reservations about sharing that knowledge with us. My fellow classmates quickly became a tribe…they were incredible brothers and sisters who always kept me motivated. The journey of a thousand steps starts from one first step, and so SOSA as my first steps to truly knowing yoga has changed the course of this journey of life for the better, forever. Thank you and love you SOSA!
ANGEL RAZZA, USA
Attending SOSA was truly one of the most beautiful and sacred experiences of my life.
RACHEL BENTLEY, USA
This Yoga Teacher Training retreat is everything you’ve ever dreamed of AND MORE! I knew yoga school would be life changing but I had no idea that it would have this much of an impact of every aspect of my life. Signing up with SOSA has taught me how to handle everything from daily life stressors, yoga poses/flows, positive thinking, how to truly open my heart, how to handle my seer, how to make and hold space for myself as well as others, how to protect my energy, how to discover my inner sanctuary, healthier nutrition (I’m a Tenessee girl – not easy teaching us to put down the bad food!), SANSKRIT and so many many priceless lessons I learned while studying there! Words cannot express my love for ALL the people I’ve met along the SOSA journey.
ZIZOU LINA, MOROCCO
A one-month intensive, full of passion, where I learnt about my inner self and grew up more in that one month than in the past 3 years. The teachers were inspiring, the workshops so interesting and the activities so fun.
Thanks to SOSA I met people that became my family and we keep talking almost everyday. I can teach yoga now I’m passionate and fully fulfilled in everything I do.
I love Simone, I love the team and most of all I love my SOSA sisters and brother!
ALISON CROMIE, CANADA
Where do I begin with what I gained from my SOSA experience? SOSA taught me the innate wisdom we all have within is available to us at any time. I learned that yoga and the practice of asana is an entry point to a larger cosmology that connects us with the infinite and to our heart. I learned so much from every teacher at SOSA that I have carried into my daily life, and which will be coming with me on this JOurneY.
MARCIA NOBRE, PORTUGAL
Last year, I took the 200 hr YTT course with SOSA, in Ubud. I went with no expectations about what to do next. It was one of the best decisions I ever made. The experience was life-changing.
I will not be able to thank the school enough for the incredible experience and lessons I went through the month of October. The entire team (teachers, assistants, Yoga Barn staff) created a special, safe and sacred place.
Cannot recommend it enough, whether you are sure you want to teach or not.
AFA ALIZADA, USA
The SOSA YTT exceeded my expectations. The rich and quality content of classes and super helpful posture clinics aside – which were amazing – I most of all enjoyed the sense of community and nurturing space SOSA teachers facilitated for us students to bond, shed layers, and show up as our authentic selves. Anyone with little experience and knowledge can teach philosophy, anatomy, asana, etc. The magical experience SOSA created for us, however, is only possible because of the heart, soul, and integrity with which SOSA approaches this work. Going into the training, my primary goal was to deepen my practice. However, SOSA YTT inspired me to teach and make yoga accessible to anyone, regardless of their body type, socio-economic status, flexibility, etc. With the excellent training, helpful tools, and access to an amazing network of peers and mentors, I feel confident to share my love for yoga with others. Thank you, SOSA!
LOTTA BERLIN, SWEDEN
The 200 hour YTT training in Ubud was the best thing I´ve ever done! Simone and the teachers created a safe and warm place in that beautiful environment for us all to grow and to find ourselves deep within. I learned so much about myself that I hadn´t expected. I´m truly grateful for the month with SOSA, and I would warmly recommend it to everyone who wants to dive deeper into yoga or take time to learn more about themselves. The training transformed my life and now there´s no going back.
HEATHER EVANS, CANADA
SOSA is Pure Magic! I attended SOSA’s 200-hour yoga teacher training in April of 2014 and it was nothing short of life-changing deep-dive into the recesses of my soul. Not only did my practice transform…I transformed. For the first time, I felt as though I was really seen for who I was and what I had to offer this world. The instructors all held incredible space for growth, deep reflection, inquiry, and the subtle shifts that occur. From the philosophy and history to the daily posture clinics and practice sessions, there was always a chance to go deeper and learn more – not only about yoga but also about myself. I am forever grateful to SOSA for introducing me to myself and for allowing me to become a member of this global family – the SOSA Tribe!
LISA HAMPEL, IRELAND
A profoundly inspiring experience. I signed up having been practicing regularly for a good while and this still exceeded my expectations in how much it would deepen my practice. The teachers are magnificent and their light inspires to dip into the magical essence that is your self. Nearly a year on and lessons learned still continue to emerge and crystalise, like the most magical gift that really keeps on giving. I would do it all over again in a heartbeat and am forever thankful to have been part of it.