200 Hour Teacher Training Testimonials
Your 200-hour teacher training will shape your teaching and practice for the rest of your life. Be selective. I highly recommend this program for aspiring yoga teachers in West Michigan. Viki Distin and Jamie Kozlowicz are two incredible teachers who uphold and live the depth and integrity of the practice, and will never cut corners to follow trends.
Jessica Roodvoets, 500hr RYT
My experience at Cascade Yoga Studio in Grand Rapids was more than I expected. The trainers Viki Distin and Jamie Kozlowicz were awesome. I didn’t just learn the poses of yoga, it opened up a whole new world for me and gave me a greater understanding of my whole body. They have continued to mentor me even after my training completed. Practicing yoga and meditation has given me a sense of peace that even my friends and family have noticed.
I was intrigued by the idea of enrolling in the teacher training offered at CYS, but was unsure if someone my age and upper-50’s-body could do it. I’m glad I accepted the encouragement of the other teachers at CYS and did it! The training helped me immeasurably in my own practice, including helping me manage arthritis that I have had for many years. The opportunity to teach others who have sporadically, or never, practiced yoga has been a real joy and has really enriched my life.
Linda Ketterer, Grand Rapids, MI
Grateful for Mentoring
I am so appreciative of the training and the mentoring I have had the chance to experience through Prairie Yoga and Cascade Yoga Studio.
Evy Hazenberg, Ada, MI
I get nothing but compliments about my training, so thank you so much!
Beth Anne, owner and retreat leader in Costa Rica
This program was by far the best thing I have done for my health and wellness. It was absolutely life changing! Now, because of this training I am starting my own business and actually pursuing my dreams. If you are at all interested in pursuing your passion with yoga please consider this program!
Kristen Bailey, 200hr RYT
This training has completely changed the way I practice. I used to be a power/heat practitioner and through this training I’ve learned that somatic work, proper alignment, pranayama, and intention are the real “power work” behind a quality asana practice. I’ve been humbled and had my expectations and assumptions about yoga torn down while, throughout the entire training, a new, more whole and beautiful understanding has emerged. I came in loving the practice of asana. I will be walking away from the training living more fully the philosophy of yoga.
Tina VanderKlok, 200hr RYT
The Best Investment I Ever Made
My experience as a trainee in Prairie Yoga Teacher Training was one of the best investments I have ever made. The program was incredibly organized and thorough, and I really appreciated the balance between learning hands-on techniques and exploring the history and ethics involved with yoga. But above all, one of the most influential teaching aspects this program instilled in me was the importance of the safety of my students.
Anna Raphael, Owner, Laketown Healing Arts, Holland, MI
Learning to Pay Attention
I received everything I had hoped to gain from the Prairie Yoga Teacher Training. I am learning to pay more attention to what brings peace and joy in my life, as well as learning better ways to care for my body and my spirit.”
Dr. Judith Kuiper, licensed psychologist; Ordained Christian Minister
Quality program with real down to earth instructors. I was looking for an in depth teacher training program offering more than asana/yoga poses. Cascade Yoga knows how to be competitive with effective teaching and openness to use their tools and your intuition for you to take this in the direction that you were meant to go.
Ashley (graduating class of 2017)
Considering a yoga teacher training? This. Is. The. Training. Understand alignment and depth of the practice. These are the tools needed to be a skillful teacher.
Jen Bryne Wellness
Prairie Yoga, one of the top yoga schools in the midwest and taught by two of our teachers, Viki Distin and Jamie Camp-Kozlowicz is the program that Nancy and I took for our teacher training.
Choosing the right TT program is critical. You need a foundation to teach from. It is so important in today's flooded yoga world that you enter your teaching future being able to teach your students safely and guide them through their practice. You want a curriculum that cares about your future as a teacher and doesn't just want to run you through the program as just another teacher trainer. The attention to detail of the Prairie Yoga program is unparalleled. Each trainee has their two teachers, as well as a mentor to guide you through the 9 months. Class sizes are small so you get the intimacy you deserve as you embark on this life-changing journey.
A Life-changing Experience
Thank you for bringing Prairie Yoga teacher training and April to Grand Rapids, MI! The teacher training experience was truly life-changing for me as my understanding and appreciation of yoga deepened.
Misty Weeks, Caledonia, MI