A short interview with Maki:

1) Why did you decide to take the yoga teacher training course?
I wanted to improve my yoga and English skills. 

2) How was it?
lt was really hard for me. 
But, thanks to my teacher and other students who were taking the training, I could enjoy the training. 

3) What is the most important thing that you learned in the training?
Yoga is not just poses. 
The restraint of the modifications of the mind-stuff is yoga.(this means the goal of yoga is to calm the activity of the mind)

4) Did taking the course help your English improve? 
Yes, it did. Especially, my listening skills. 

5) What was the hardest part about the course? 
I learned many English words in the training(also, Sanskrit too) . Remembering the words was hardest part for me. 

6) What was the best or most rewarding part of the training?
I could have confidence in myself because of the training. 


A short interview with Yukiko:

1) Why did you decide to take the yoga teacher training course? 
I wanted to know about my body function through yoga and to study English.

2) How was it?
The training was so hard because the classes were all English and It took a lot of time to do homework. However, it was very interesting to know yoga philosophy, history and body muscles. I had no idea that yoga is not only asana but also meditation and breathing and so on before I started the training.

3) What is the most important thing that you learned in the training? 
I think it is not to give up and to concentrate on present moment.

4) Did taking the course help your English improve?
Yes. Before I started, I couldn't speak much English and I had no confidence. But l continued to study hard in class. By the end of the term, I could understand the class.

5) What was the hardest part about the course? 
It was reading homework.

6) What was the best or most rewarding part if the training?
It is to learn from nice teacher, Corinna. She is so kind and she always takes care all students. When I felt anxious about this teacher training, she gave me very nice words which changed my mind. I studied that Yoga is so important in our life to improve ourselves to be better.

7) What advice do you have for future teacher training students? 
It is so worth joining this course. You can study English and yoga with great members. If you are interested in it, I recommend it!

8) What is your favorite pose and why? 
Reverse warrior pose. It looks like beautiful.

"When I started Yoga at Be Studio one year ago, I was a complete beginner. For the first 6 months, I couldn't do a hand stand pose (and some poses which require being upside down) because I had an inner ear problem. But after 6 months, I finally did a hand stand pose! Yoga helped me get over my inner ear problem. This problem had bothered me for a long time, so I was pleasantly surprised. What I want to say most is that Corinna is a great professional teacher! She provides a lot of personal attention and directions.  Whether you are beginner or advanced, I'm sure she'll make your yoga skills improve:)!!

1年前、Be Studioでヨガを初めた時、私はまったくの初心者でした。最初の半年間は逆立ちのポーズやその他にも頭を逆さまにしなければならないポーズは三半規管の問題で出来ませんでした。しかし、半年後、ついに逆立ちをすることができました!ヨガを続けたことによって、三半規管の問題を改善することができました。三半規管は長い間私の悩みだったので、うれしい驚きでした。

-Misako (From Japan)

I staters yoga at Be Studio NYC when I was over 60 years old.  I couldn't do some yoga poses.  But Corinna always said that the poses of yoga can be different for each person, depending on their ability and level.  Sometimes when other students did difficult poses, Corinna gave me an easier version of that pose. It helped me very much.  I took it easy and I continued happily. I could do a lot of poses a few months later.  Corinna has a lot of knowledge about yoga.  She taught us a lot of yoga poses and other things, like yoga philosophy. I also made many friends in yoga class. So, I was able to enjoy a good life in New York by doing yoga. Thank you Be Studio NYC!

-Yoko Kaneyoshi (from Japan)

私がBe Studioでヨガを始めたときは60歳を過ぎていたので、出来ないポーズもありました。でも、Corinna はいつも ヨガのポーズは人それぞれ違っても良いと言っていました。それに助けられ楽な気持ちで楽しくヨガを続けられました。しばらくしたら、沢山のポーズが出来るようになってました。

Corinna は沢山の知識があり多くの事を私達に教えてくれました。又ヨガの教室で沢山の友達が出来、楽しいNew  York 生活を送ることが出来ました。皆様に感謝しています。