The effort and heart put into the training was beyond expectation.
There aren’t words that can express the way this training has impacted my (our) lives. It was as perfect as each of us are already – and the magic is the realization of that.
Blooming Life Yoga Studio + School far surpassed my expectations- and my expectations were high. Lily Kessler, owner of BLY & 200 Hour YTT program creator & leader, holds this ancient teaching sacred and her energy shines through her teachings bringing her students full confidence this was the correct program choice for them. Her course work is literally life changing. This shala is pure magic and creates the safest space for you to be your true Authentic self. Do not pass up any opportunity to study at this studio!
I wanted to have all of the knowledge possible to make yoga a serious part of my life and a serious commitment forever. I feel fully enriched and I feel my life is changed. I recommend it to everyone.
Blooming Life’s teacher training was a strong well rounded program. It provided me with more than I ever imagined and a really solid foundation in asana and yoga philosophy. This diverse program gave me great insight into other areas that I can’t wait to dive deeper into. Lily was so involved and is a wealth of knowledge to her students, I feel so grateful to have trained with her. This program has changed me and all aspects of my life in the most wonderful way.
The program has changed me and my perception of life. I am totally joyful, loving, accepting, blessing and grateful to be a part of this wonderful community. Lily is a true gift to anyone she meets. A wonderful and engaging teacher.
Lily, Michael, and all faculty associated with the YTT were phenomenal. All are deeply knowledgeable and worked tirelessly to support each individual in the program. The YTT at Blooming Life Yoga Studio + School was deeply rooted in the lineages, history and philosophy of yoga. Studying the Eight Limbed Path of yoga allowed each participant to look deep within and learn that yoga is more than physical postures on the mat.
Training at Blooming Life Yoga was the best professional choice I have ever made. I knew as soon as I walked in the door that I was going to invest. My investment was not just financial. It was mental, physical, emotional, spiritual. I was choosing to spend hours away from my family and work life so I wanted to make the best choice possible. I investigated several other programs in the country and made the choice to commit to Blooming Life. The teachers and students make Blooming Life a place of welcome, joy, and solace. While in training at Blooming Life I uncovered potential that had been lying dormant all of my life. Not just through asana practice, but through the yoga sutras, Samkhya philosophy, the Gita, the Hero’s Journey and more, I gained deeper understanding of self and illusion. This allowed me to observe my actions and understand points of my life that were holding me back from seeing Divinity in myself and in others. I would recommend Blooming Life to anyone and would wish them the greatest of adventures—life is waiting for you to answer the call. Namaste.
This training program was the absolute perfect fit for me! The environment was transformative. Blooming Life Yoga Studio and School knows the intentional and organic ways to build community. I began my journey not knowing what to expect. Nervous and full of fear, the team of instructors that Lily assembled instantly made me feel like I had a place, could hold space and would make an impact/contribution in the yoga world and beyond. This is ease and empowerment through knowledge. The nine-month program was the perfect time frame. Allowing me to be a mother to a young one and further my education. We took our time and in doing so I had time to truly begin to absorb the entirety of the information provided to us. The assignments and suggested readings were relevant, manageable and essential to the program. I met life-long encouragement partners and friends. I embarked on experiential learning in a brave and safe space. I was given the opportunity to co-teach and teach preparing me to launch into leading a class directly after graduation. We covered pranayama techniques, mantras, the history of yoga thoroughly, alignment, anatomy, the business of yoga, sequencing, crafting a class, and so much more. I have endless amount of knowledge and an even more endless amount of curiosity to learn more because of this program. It is a true honor to be a graduate of this program and a part of this community. Lily and Michael have a truly magical energy and I would highly recommend this program to anyone that is looking for a deep dive into not only teaching yoga but honoring and living yoga!
Blooming Life Yoga is a amazing studio and school. The Yoga Teacher Training is one of the most amazing journey’s and educational experiences I have been on. The Teachers that teach there are very informed and in tuned to the students they teach and their environment they live in. Beautiful unity space for everyone of all walks of life.
This training was life-altering! Lily and Michael have put their heart and soul into creating an in-depth program that is thorough, experiential, and led from a space of lovingkindness. I would recommend this studio and program to anyone who is on a path of self-discovery and searching for deeper meaning in life. By strengthening my yoga practice through gaining knowledge of its history, philosophy, and spirituality, I feel better suited to navigate my way through life’s challenges on a daily basis. I completed the program feeling adequately prepared to teach from the heart, and also eager to learn and grow ever more!
Lily is an amazing teacher. It truly was the experience of a lifetime and the beginning of a lifelong study. I am so glad I wandered into that studio 120 miles from home and decided to embark upon this journey. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience or better guide. I learned so much and made such amazing connections with other like-minded students. It truly was the experience of a lifetime and the beginning of a lifelong study. I am so glad I wandered into that studio 120 miles from home and decided to embark upon this journey. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience or better guide. Namaste.
Lily Kessler pours her heart and soul into teaching and is supportive of students during and outside of formal classroom hours. Yoga teacher training at Blooming Life is great because the Kessler’s are passionate about helping future teachers appreciate all aspects of yoga (far beyond just the asanas).
It was a struggle for me at times but in the end viewing the entire experience I realize how much I’ve grown – thank you! I appreciate all of the hard work that went into the program and you have a vast amount of knowledge and experiences to pull from and your communication style creates warmth and safety and desire for learning.
The lead teacher of the program, Lily, was always accessible to the students in the program. Even outside of training dates she went above and beyond to make each individual student feel heard. I felt that this was a place that I could always speak my truth. She continually asked for feedback about what we would like to learn on top of the robust holistic curriculum she already provided. Making sure we walked away feeling prepared to confidently teach. She is a true educator. This program prepares you to start teaching while encouraging you to continue your education, always learning, always growing.