200 Hour Teacher Training — Nashua — starts in Sept 2014
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Who Teaches the Teacher Training Program?
Our 200 hour teacher training program is led by David Breen, E-RYT 500, Wendy Bonner, RYT 200, along with Sarah Jane Knoy, RYT 500.
David is trained at the 500 hour level through the Himalayan Institute. He has been teaching Yoga in the Concord, New Hampshire area since 2002. He is known for his inspiring classes, his sense of humor, and his dedication to the ancient teachings of Yoga. As a graduate of the Bija Ananda Teacher Training Program, he received his RYT designation from the Yoga Alliance in 2004. In 2005 he completed the Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series Teacher Training with David Swenson and in 2006 he earned his E-RYT designation, one of only 3 in New Hampshire at the time. He started the Sharing Yoga Teacher Training program in 2006, and after returning from India in 2007 he opened Sharing Yoga Community Yoga School in Concord. In 2010 he received the designation of E-RYT 500, the highest level of training recognized by Yoga Alliance.
He is a member of the Himalayan Institute Teachers Association and travels back often to his spiritual home to further his education and recharge his spiritual batteries. He has combined sanskrit chanting with his lifelong hobby of music, playing guitar and harmonium while singing and chanting ancient sanskrit mantras and verses, and presenting Kirtan and concerts on the east coast.
Wendy has been practicing yoga for ten years and teaches Saturday mornings (10:30am) at Sharing Yoga. To read more about Wendy see her Teacher Spotlight interview.
Sarah Jane is happy that she was fortunate enough to wander in to an Ashtanga Primary series class at a health club in Chicago in 2000. This begin her practice of yoga and she has practiced steadily since that day. Sarah Jane moved to New Hampshire in 2007 whereupon her brother-in-law gave her a gift of enrolling her in the Bija Ananda Yoga Teacher Training Program. She graduated with a 200 hour certification in 2009 from Bija Ananda and then assisted Tom Sherman in leading the Bija Ananda training for a year.
Sarah Jane has been teaching yoga since 2008 and graduated from Sharing Yoga’s 500 hour training last year. Her practice has evolved through work with many wonderful teachers but she remains particularly grateful to Patricia Hyland, her first teacher. From Patricia she learned that needing a teacher was not a sign of weakness but rather a willingness to stretch and grow.
Sarah Jane believes passionately in the healing and calmness that yoga can offer to everyone, regardless of their age or state of health.