Who Teaches Our Teacher Training Program?
Our 200 hour teacher training program in Concord is led by Sarah Jane Knoy, ERYT 200/ RYT 500, Alison Murphy, RYT, Wendy Bonner, RYT, Cory Curran, RYT, and David Breen, E-RYT 500.
Sarah Jane Knoy: 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 program. 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.
Wendy Bonner: Wendy began practicing yoga more than 10 years ago and experienced firsthand the healing benefits of yoga. Since then she has sought to deepen her own practice and share her experience with others through teaching. She has completed two 200-hour teacher training programs: Sharing Yoga in 2010, earning RYT 200 certification, and Shakti Flow Yoga in 2012, under the instruction of Asa Dustin and Stephen Bethel. In addition she has completed the Sharing Yoga 500-hour teacher training program. In 2013, Wendy received additional training in teaching trauma-sensitive yoga from David Emerson and Jenn Turner of the Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute in Brookline, MA.
Yoga, mantra and meditation practices have changed Wendy’s life dramatically. She hopes that her students, through their own experiences of yoga, can find self-acceptance, healing and peace. Wendy teaches the 10:30am Saturday class at Sharing Yoga and often sings at the end of class, which her students love
David Breen: David offers Yoga and Meditation at Sharing Yoga in Concord, the New Hampshire State Prison for Men, and he directs the Sharing Yoga Teacher Training programs. David is trained through the Himalayan Institute and focuses on using meditation, relaxation, breathing techniques and Yoga to facilitate the healing process. 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.