Karma Teachers College Toronto: “One of the most intense, beautiful experiences of my life.” by Ashima Suri
I can’t say enough good things about Karma Teachers. In one short month of Teacher Training they transformed lives, gave us hope, sparked a light and then helped us to fly. It was one of the most intense, beautiful experiences of my life. The partial-scholarship they provided for me enabled me to participate and get trained. I couldn’t have done it without the financial help. As a new mom, my project (work) had ended right when I gave birth and with crazy child care costs, there was no way I would have been able to afford the full cost of the training. With Karma Teachers however, I was able to access yoga and be part of the karma revolution movement.
The Yoga Teacher Training is far more than just asana and anatomy teachings. I walked into my training the first day with a group of strangers. By the end of the training, I left with a family of love. With Emerson and Michael’s guidance, I, along with the other teachers, were able to demonstrate the skills we learned in a loving and supportive manner. We learned by example. Emerson and Michael gave so much love and support that it allowed us to see what it took in being a good teacher. They were non-judgmental, loving, funny, real and just a beam of light. And that light washed away many of our own darknesses.
Now the love and support did not stop when the one-month training ended. Emerson and Michael continued to mentor us after we were done by providing a studio where we could teach and give back. They made us accountable and responsible for our actions by giving us a 40-day yoga challenge. This accountability allowed me to really own my own light. I continue to practice yoga daily and it has been 60+ days since my yoga training has ended.
In addition, Karma Teachers provided us a closed Facebook group where we can continue to support each other. That support lives on and it is so nice that we can approach our Karma Teachers at any time.
Whether it is a partial scholarship or a full-scholarship, Karma Teachers is absolutely fantastic in making yoga accessible to everyone!! This is incredibly necessary for the whole world. It is a movement like no other.
Due to their unconditional kindness through the training and the challenge, I am now teaching yoga to others, giving back to the community and teaching at a love-based studio. Emerson and Michael’s teachings live on inside of me as I continue to deliver heart-based yoga and help shed a little light to others like I have received from Karma Teachers. I am proud to be a Karma Teachers graduate. I not only understand yoga better, but I understand love a whole lot more. And that has transformed my life.
Ashima Suri www.iamlimitless.ca