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How Yoga Teacher Training Let Amanda Petro Uncover Her Full Potential

Posted by Zoey Sigmon on 6/2/17 8:57 AM

For some people, the traditional college route is not the road to success. Amanda Petro is one of those very people.

After spending a year at Arizona State University, Amanda wound up feeling completely unfulfilled; she was beginning to lose interest in her path of study and was increasingly aware that she was not resonating with her classmates. In her search for more like-minded friends, she ended up connecting with two soul sisters here in Tempe, Arizona, who were soon graduating from the Yoga Teacher Training Program at Spirit of Yoga. “It was there at their YTT graduation ceremony that I realized I wanted to be apart of this incredible and seemingly magical school. I started off staying at ASU while I began my 200 YTT. Mid-way through, I quickly realized I couldn’t handle the workload of both. ASU was taking me away from diving deeper into my SWIHA education, so I decided to go full time at SWIHA and leave Arizona State University behind. It was the best decision of my life.

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Topics: Sound Healing, aromatherapy, yoga therapy, Holistic Nutrition, yoga, Nutrition Coaching, Yoga Teacher Training, Prenatal yoga, Yin Yoga, Yoga for PTSD

How Yoga Teacher Training Called Gila Shire to Serve Pregnant Women

Posted by Kerry Burki on 5/24/17 10:33 AM

When Gila Shire moved to Phoenix in 1997 after serving as a nurse in Germany for 14 years, little did she know that she would eventually end up teaching Prenatal Yoga at SWIHA. Once here, however, she made the bold decision to become a Certified Massage Therapist through SWIHA and build her own private practice. 

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Topics: Certified Yoga Teacher, Certified Massage Therapist, Yoga Teacher Training, Prenatal yoga, Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga

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