Testimonials from Satya Graduates

“The Satya Yoga teacher training is by far one of the best things I have ever done for myself.”

Initially I had no intention of teaching yoga; I signed on for the training to simply deepen my own practice, as I had been doing yoga on and off for a few years, but wasn’t progressing enough and wasn’t experiencing the benefits. I felt I was missing something…and was pretty sure a deeper exploration of yoga had the answers for me. I was right. The training exceeded my expectations on every level, delivering a truly transformational experience, both physically and spiritually. It has given me a much sought after ‘lightness of being’.

The real magic of this training lies in the combination of Jessie and Sondra together– so much compassion, so much expertise, so much commitment and so much deep knowledge and passion for all aspects of Yoga…so much anatomy!…so much Sanskrit!…and much good humor. They are expert at generously sharing their knowledge and building community around that. Inspired and now very much more empowered in my own practice, I can’t imagine not sharing the gift of teaching Yoga …this training has put me on my path.” — Elizabeth W.

“The Satya Yoga teacher training is an ideal 200-hour program because it suits students with a variety of intentions…”

“…even if that intention is unclear at the outset. The intention may be to learn to teach, to advance a personal asana practice, to expand knowledge of philosophy, spirituality, anatomy, ethics, or the eight limbs. The training is holistic enough to delve into all of these interests, and to prepare a first-time teacher if that is the student’s goal.

Jessie and Sondra are doubly gifted in their abilities to acquire knowledge and then share it with others, skillfully and patiently. I began the training from day one with the certainty that I was in good hands. I ended the training knowing that whether I taught as a career or not at all, whether I went on to another training or stopped at that point, I had built for myself (with the help of my teachers and my fellow students) a foundation in yoga from which I will able to work for the rest of my life.” — Julia E.

“The Satya Yoga Teacher Training is deeply committed to presenting yoga as a science within a holistic model.”

“While my first teacher training proved to be a springboard in terms of yogic passion, it was bare bones basic. I intuitively knew that I didn’t have enough knowledge, science, anatomy and language to ‘walk the talk’ or ‘talk the walk’ for that matter. This is extremely important to me as I teach in a hospital setting. Now that I’ve trained at Satya, when I speak from an anatomical perspective as to how a certain pose can create space for healing for example, the surgeons that I work with listen—this is a miracle in and of itself!

Jessie Montague and Sondra Loring have the background, facts, experience and spiritual souls to back themselves up. In fact, one of the first questions I remember them asking us was ‘how do you back yourself up?’ It’s a question that I will carry with me for the rest of my life—on and off the mat. The Satya training is a ‘balanced action’ recipe of reading, writing, understanding and demonstration of spirit, values and muscular knowledge delivered by two ‘top shelf’ teachers who embody the meaning of the word Satya—truthfulness. They deliver the goods, the truth.” — Fran C.

“I began class expecting to be trained physically but found my heart opened, my mind challenged, and ultimately my life changed.”

“The beautifully crafted classes and brilliant sequence of readings combined with the warmth, humor and strength of two deeply knowledgeable and complementary teachers showed me that my gut instinct of total trust in them and this program was correct.” — Judi C.

“The Satya Yoga teacher training program was one of the most transformative experiences of my adult life, topped only by the birth of my daughter.”

“Sondra and Jessie are two of the most amazing teachers to study with and we are so blessed to have them here in the Hudson Valley. The 10 month program takes you on a journey of personal discovery through the beautiful subject of yoga beyond what you can even imagine on the day you sign up. Follow your heart and you’ll never look back!” — Rachel H.

“This course is so artfully sequenced.”

Each month’s training, reading, and practice builds on the previous month’s. At the end of the course, we had a deep sense of yoga: the philosophy, asana practice, and how to be a professional in this noble field.” — Sheila Y.