Commencement Ceremony for Graduates of the Spring 2016 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training

On Monday July 18th, Swedish Institute Continuing Education celebrated our second graduating class of students who successfully completed the 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training program which began in March.

The ceremony was hosted at our partner yoga studio, Studio Anya, and included a beautiful ceremony where the graduates were presented with traditional mala beads, and was fol-lowed by a reception with the students’ family and friends who had been invited to celebrate the culmination of their hard work and commitment over the past four months. These stu-dents are now able to take the final step to register their Certificate of Completion with Yoga Alliance®, and as such, be able to use the official “RYT-200®” to designate that they are a Yoga Alliance® certified and recognized instructor.

Some of the feedback from the students:
“…groundbreaking approach to the nervous system and making it the bridge between massage and yoga”

“…[taught me] how I could help a client one-on-one to reach the benefits of yoga, especially if physically, they are not fully versed in strength-style yoga. I felt such a difference in my own body practicing [these] yoga methods.”

“This program taught me how to incorporate the two disciplines of body-work and yoga to provide another way and a whole new level of assessing, as-sisting, treating and instructing my patients to combat their pains and ailments.”

“There is such potential for this joint venture, that ANYA and Swedish Institute have, in becoming life chang-ing for many prospective yoga teachers/ massage therapists. I would challenge everyone…to continue to
evolve with the constant changing ground that is the holistic arena, in which yoga and massage live in.”

We congratulate our second group of Yoga Instructor Training graduates on this wonderful achievement and accomplishment, and eagerly look forward to seeing where they go from here!