TT with Mariza is not only about learning Asana and how to teach yoga, it is far beyond that - for me it was an initiation to learning to live my yoga. Mariza is incredibly patient and compassionate which makes you feel secure and safe in challenging situations and gives you space to grow and learn at your own pace
-Tanya, May 2014 graduate
"You won't ever want to leave..."
Mariza is a wonderful teacher. She taught us so much and gave us useful tools and tips from her personal experience in addition to all the knowledge. I also loved the workshops on Fridays! It's a challenging experience, due to the short time we have to learn everything but it is so worth it! Mariza was really aware of that and created a safe environment, she made sure we were fine and was there for us the whole time. What I also really liked about her is that she never pushed her opinions onto us about what is right or wrong but let the door open for us to chose what we believe. This is the kind of life experience that changes you. You are going to learn about yourself, and grow a lot. I am personnally a lot more confident and I am ready to work for what I love. I almost forgot to mention how beautiful the chalet is and the view from the shala!! Outstanding. Go for it, you will learn so much, you will grow, cry, laugh, make friends and you won't ever want to leave.
I think I chose this retreat mainly for the view of the mountains and just crossed my fingers that the rest would be just as amazing - and it was! Mariza is a really inspiring, down to earth, kind and funny person and a great teacher. Every posture was explained clearly, and in a way that made sense according to the bodys anatomy, with modifications and demonstrations if needed, and she always made us feel safe and encouraged. We slowly started teaching since the first week, which was really great practice. The workshops on Friday were all amazing, fun and very helpful. Everything about this teacher training was great and I think it is a life-changing experience even when the changes integrate slowly. I am very happy and grateful I got to share it with such inspiring people.
Monica - October 2015 graduate
I also wanted to say again with some distance how much I am grateful for your teaching. I feel blessed now. I have this ultimate feeling of "I am exactly where I need to be / where I belong". You have been so kind, smart and inspiring. I will never thank you enough. I understand that it's only the beginning of the journey and thanks to you (and all these fantastic ladies I met during TT) I am so willing to follow the path... I'm in tears right now but it is such good tears :)
I hope to see you soon.
We have all changed so much - it's been incredible and Mariza was an amazing guide through this unique physical and spiritual journey - thank you.
Fleur - October 2015
After years of injury, I found my body opening up and found with it ways of opening my head as well. The philosophical side of yoga had areas I found interesting from an academic point of view initially, but the way that Mariza drew these subjects back to anatomy, to the science of breathing and the various biological systems of the brain and body, I found absolutely fascinating.
-Mara, September 2014 graduate
I loved gaining experience in teaching yoga, knowing I could put this skill to use in my daily life leading treks and expeditions. I also loved the ways I could use the tools of mindful breathing and even some meditation techniques in daily life, just dealing with everyday stresses and burnout.
-Lindsey, September 2014 graduate
I feel very very happy that I did the TT and have lots of butterflys in my stomach whenever I think about it - Thank you!
I am so motivated now to learn more and more about the body and soul... Lets see where it takes us all..."
-Zoe, October 2015 graduate
The online TT course allowed me to fulfil my dream of becoming a yoga teacher whilst looking after my 2 small children at home. For anyone who needs a more flexible course structure than the classic 3 weeks onsite intensive course this works very well!
Just to say...as a team, Jess gave me the foundations for the poses and you gave me the confidence to go out, be myself and teach...silence and breath are my friends now.
Thanks, thanks and thanks again...!
Just perfect, nothing else to say....