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Success Stories

from the new dharma

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Kat’s profound love for each and every student is infused into every aspect of this training, creating a deeply transformative experience for everyone involved. This training will forever change the way you relate to yourself, others, and the world, in a way that is better than you ever could have imagined!
— Lisa Sunshine, Salem, MA YTT Graduate
For the last four years, to compliment my grade six science class unit on the respiratory system and inhalants, Kat has created and taught my students a lesson about the process of breathing while also teaching them yoga poses. My students are quick to exclaim that the lesson is fun, relaxing, and incredibly informative. I agree!
— Oliver Hay, Shore Country Day School, Beverly, MA Yoga In Schools Program
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My weekend was fantastic! I’m so glad I took that time for myself. These workshops are SO WELL worth it and I plan to attend more. I’ve learned and continue to learn so much from Kat. I’m realizing more and more that when I take Kat’s classes and workshops, that I am happier, my life if better, I stress less, I’m less anxious about people and things....my life continues to get better and better. I want to give a loving shout from the rooftop and say ”Go, please go, make it happen, you’re worth it.”   
— Laura C. , Workshop Participant
The New Dharma Institute provided a comprehensive, engaging, and exceptional training program in the beautiful Berkshires. The teachers were exceptional and offered years of combined experience and expertise. It was a rigorous program designed for those who are serious about yoga and teaching, and who want to learn and grow in a nurturing and supportive environment.
— Pam R., Mama, Entrepreneur + YTT Graduate
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The New Dharma Institute Yoga Teacher Training was the best thing I could have done for myself as a human being. This training took me on a mental, physical, and spiritual journey that has helped me on my path to becoming the person/yogini that I’ve always dreamed of being. Without a doubt I can say that this training gave me the tools and skills I need in order to share the gift of yoga with others confidently, safely, and effectively. The level or rigor and expectation in this training has made me a highly qualified yoga teacher. The level of rigor was combined with a kind, loving, supportive Sangha that made this growth and development possible. I am proud to say I have graduated from this yoga school because I know what was required inside and outside of the training. I can say I have done the work and earned a beautiful yoga lifestyle that will serve me for the rest of my life whether I am teaching or practicing.
— Christine Alberti, Kindergarten Teacher, Dog Lover + YTT Graduate
Thank you for the wonderful experience! I’m thrilled with the level of knowledge I acquired throughout this training. The training structure, content and intense practice brought some AMAZING changes both spiritual and physical. [The instructors] offered a wealth of combined knowledge, dedication, passion, support and inspiration! My Sangha Sisters are beautiful Goddesses filled with love and compassion.....never to be forgotten!
— Susan Shook, Garden Designer + YTT Graduate
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 A heart-felt thank you to you and Sayer for a deeply rich, nourishing, profound, educational and memorable retreat. My spirit is full, and my body thrumming. The two of you are such a lovely compliment to one another, and this offered a roundness and fullness to the experience.  There were so many layers to the experience, each with its own brilliance. I look forward to learning so much more from both of you.
— Anni C, Jewelry Designer + Workshop Participant
Kat Whitney guides you through a transformative personal process that not only enhances your asana through the universal principles of alignment, but also fully utilizes your unique personality and skills to become a dynamic, “healed healer” yoga teacher. The curriculum is built upon the traditional yoga texts and integrates these core principles of yoga (no faux-ga) throughout the year in a very approachable way. I’ve deepened my individual practice as well as my connection to myself, other yogis, and potential yogis in ways I didn’t expect. I feel lucky to have been a part of this empowering journey! Practice and all is coming!
— Makaila M., Public Health Evangelist + YTT Graduate
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My weekend was fantastic! I’m so glad I took that time for myself. These workshops are SO WELL worth it and I plan to attend more. I’ve learned and continue to learn so much from Kat. I’m realizing more and more that when I take Kat’s classes and workshops, that I am happier, my life if better, I stress less, I’m less anxious about people and things....my life continues to get better and better. I want to give a loving shout from the rooftop and say “Go, please go, make it happen, you’re worth it.
— Laura C., Wellness Genius + Workshop Participant
I became aware of [TND] through a friend that was interested in deepening her practice. I am in the midst of a career change and thought being a yoga teacher would help my employability. I never expected that [it] would change my life the way it did. I now have more than 20 new sisters ( and a brother) that I would trust with my life, an amazing yoga practice and an outlook and approach that has changed my daily life. Thank you for everything Kat!
— Dori, Barre Tender + YTT Graduate
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For some cosmic reason, I signed on to Yoga Teacher Training without ever having met Kat, a single other person in the training, and quite honestly not even sure if I ever wanted to be a yoga teacher. Despite some personal resistance, it turned out to be a great decision. I met the most wonderful like-minded people, deepened my own yoga practice, and feel empowered to help myself and others to lead a truer life. Kat Whitney, “Mama Kat”, is the real deal.
— Karen Sullivan, M.Ed., Pre-School Teacher + YTT Graduate