Statement of Values
- We hold, above all else, that Yoga is experiential. That it cannot be fully known by reading about it, studying it nor by listening to wonderful lectures. It can only be truly understood through one's own practice and application of it in their own life. To be a good Yoga Therapist, it is imperative that we have our own, ongoing experiences of yoga through a daily personal practice. Everyone, including faculty, is expected to maintain a daily personal practice that is actively guided by a reliable outside reference from within our tradition. We will refer to this reference from here on as the primary teacher.
- It is the expectation of YATNA that by committing to this discipline, we ourselves will be inspired to transform into more clear, stable, compassionate and confident individuals. By understanding the appropriate application of yoga to the human system, we will be equipped with a truly holistic guide for achieving health, healing and happiness within ourselves and in our lives.
- Through this endeavor not only will we come to more fully appreciate Yoga therapy as a healing technology of great variety and nuance, but we will also become fit to guide others through the process. Indeed, it is only through an ongoing experiencing of this process ourselves that we become fit to guide others.