Translation: Cobra pose
Type of Pose: Backward Bend
Strengthens Arms, spine, Core & glutes
Stretches Abs, chest, Shoulders,
Massages internal organs
“I have been taking Yoga through National Personal Training Institute since the end of July and it has truly been enlightening.
Our teacher, Megan is amazing! With over 25 years of experience, she has studied and trained in India and has taught Yoga in other countries. Megan isn’t your typical hottie in Yoga pants type of instructor that you see here in the United States trying to make a buck. Yoga is her life and she lives through the teachings. She conducts her classes with a great mix of grace and good humor and is very cooperative with all of her students.
She has a very carefree and loving attitude and is always available to listen to her students to find out what they’re going through to better understand how to help fix them. She teaches us terms in Sanskrit as well as the simple terms (downward dog, child’s pose, etc…) to help challenge our minds and make us more knowledgeable as future instructors.
After retiring from the Navy after 23 years of service, 15 of them being attached to the Marine Corps, I completely destroyed my body. I have had back problems for over 20 years, two foot surgeries, hamstring surgery and a shoulder surgery in February that has really slowed me down. Yoga has been great therapy in helping me recover and in helping me learn to adjust to a new world outside the military.
Yoga works on the mind, body and soul and is teaching me patience through breathing.
In just seven weeks of class, I have strengthened my will power as well as my power of concentration. It is helping me to get rid of my anger, resentment, fear and self-doubt and focus more on self-realization.
Megan’s teachings also include the anatomy and physiology and teach you what muscles are affected through each posture to include how our fascia is connected throughout the body. She started the course by handing out a student guide on the first day, which we go through weekly and is super easy to follow along with. She had us teaching each other simple sequences by the end of the first week, which helped everyone erase any self-doubt about being an instructor and boosted everyone’s confidence right away!
Her motivation and positive attitude have carried over into my personal life and I find myself always referring back to: finding your breath, letting go, and living in this moment, as these are just a few of the things that she has instilled in the whole class.
I would recommend this course to anyone looking to become a Yoga Instructor or just wanting to find a better path in life. You will walk away very satisfied and a whole new person! And you’ll be an expert in drawing Yoga stick figures!”
-Todd P. Graduating January 2019