Yoga Teacher Training Testimonials



Santosha Yoga’s teacher Training program was very comprehensive and challenged us to do our best and prepared us well to be good teachers.

Brianna K. (2019)

Santosha Yoga’s teacher training dives into the philosophy and teachings as well as the asana practice. The 8 limbs of yoga are thoroughly explored and the true definition of a yogi is brought forth. Theresa May is super supportive and dedicated to putting serious teachers forth.

Melissa P. (2019)

Yoga Teacher Training at Santosha Yoga with Theresa was one of the most significant life changing experiences that I will ever have. I made lifelong connections and I’ve learned more about myself in the 6 months of training than I have in my 41 years of life. I feel that this training not only prepares you to be a good yoga teacher but also how to be a better person for yourself, your family, friends and community. Going to Santosha 7 years ago to that beginner class was the best decision I ever made for myself. Theresa has given me all the tools I need to be a truly authentic yoga teacher. 

Heather G. (2018)

It’s hard to put into words how amazing and transforming this experience has been for me.  I decided to take Teacher Training at Santosha to learn more about yoga than I was getting in an hour class.  This experience has taught me about myself and who I want to be.  Yoga itself isn’t about the poses, the asanas.  It’s the culmination of using all the tools that are taught to us to get to your true self.  Santosha itself is a calm and peaceful studio where I have always felt at home.  It’s been my safe haven to come and just breathe.  Theresa is a funny, kind, thoughtful, and generous teacher who makes this experience even more rewarding. And the bonds and connections I have made with my fellow Teacher Trainees are something that I will treasure forever.

Missy P. (2018)

Santosha has become my second home. My YTT has Made me more mindful and peaceful, and was a huge part of my healing process. The course is deeper than  improving your practice or becoming a great teacher..  It has prepared me to live a more balanced a fulfilled life. The energy of the studio, the like-minded life long friends I’ve made, and Theresa have helped me grow In more ways then I ever imagined. – Gretchen L. (2018)

“Santosha’s teacher training program with Theresa is an amazing opportunity to deepen and strengthen your yoga practice on and off the mat. It creates a safe environment for you to learn, grow and find your voice. It has enhanced my life in so many ways! Forever grateful, highly recommended”

Amy O. (2017)

“Hard work on every level, but so worth it – I would choose it over again in a heartbeat.  Perfect combination of rewarding and challenging.  Theresa is a beautiful and caring teacher who supports you to become the best person and yoga instructor you can be.  It’s easy to see she loves her work.  One of the best rewards is the family bonds you form with your fellow teacher trainees.

  • Yoga’s lessons and philosophies positively affected my outlook and mindset off the mat and carried over into my career and relationships with myself and others.  Hearing others say how you seem more positive, happy or at-ease happened frequently as the journey continued.
  • Life-changing on every level – physical, mental, spiritual.  I slowly began to notice a new-found appreciation of life’s blessings and challenges on and off the mat.  This helped the true me flourish as I began to let go of thoughts and attachments that no longer served my soul’s purpose.

This is all so true… I am bursting with gratitude for the opportunity to work and train with you and the other ladies.  I’m excited to pay it forward through teaching others.  I just have to say:  I moved to this area in 2011 and drove down Gratiot all the time.  I would see the Santosha sign and my mind would always tell me “go there.”  It wasn’t until 2015 and a few life challenges later that I actually came in for my first-ever yoga class.  But I’m just in awe and so thankful how the universe gives you what you need, when you need it.  So… thank you for being part of my journey. “

Hope M. (2017)

“Going through the teacher training at Santosha changed me.  It was so much more than just learning Asanas (Yoga Poses).  I loved the friendships I made and I loved the transformation that I went through, physically and mentally.  If anyone is interested in seeing how their life can be transformed, I recommend it.  Also, I did not take teacher training to become a teacher, I took it to learn more about Yoga.  But one thing I learned during this time, is that you are always a teacher and you are always a student. “

Kelly Y. (2017)

“The teacher training at Santosha with Theresa May was a wonderful experience.  The people I sat with for my 200 and 300 hour training’s were the most amazing human beings.  I don’t believe I would have ever met any of these people if it weren’t for teacher training and I am happy to say I still call them friends.  We were exposed to numerous teachers who were experts in their fields, learning about Asana, Ayurveda, Meditation, Mantras, Anatomy, Physiology and Philosophy. My training provided a vast knowledge of the physical aspects of yoga (asana) as well as the philosophy and teachings, which allows me to be a thorough and thoughtful teacher. “

Cindy N. (2012 & 2016)

“My journey with yoga teacher training taught me far more than how to breathe, poses and sequencing.  YTT unleashed a force of love inside me that I never knew existed.  The study of self, which allows you to expose the true Self, is the best gift you can give yourself.  ”

Jill M. (2015)

“I took both the 200 hr and 300 hr RYT Trainings at Santosha.  Theresa taught me something far more fundamental than yoga:  she taught me about humanity and compassion and intimacy as much as I learned asanas, sanskrit, anatomy and yogic texts. These trainings not only prepared me to be a successful yoga teacher, they helped me find balance and presence in ALL my life. For this I will be forever grateful. ”

Penny C. (2012 & 2016)

“Yoga Teacher Training with Theresa was one of the best investments I have made. It was an investment in myself, which ultimately impacted everyone around me and hopefully the students who attend my classes. I cannot fully express how thankful I am for having this experience and continuing to learn and grow with Theresa and Santosha in my life. ”

Andee L. (2015)