Yoga is a way of life that enables us to truly inhabit our bodies, mind and spirit. It brings compassion and meaning to our relationships to others and to the world around us. An ancient Eastern practice, yoga today can still transform our lives, connecting us to our inner selves and bringing us into a state of profound well-being.
Lourdes Yoga Teacher Training programs are the longest running programs in this region. Our diverse faculty has years of experience in practice and teaching. We have found yoga from varied backgrounds and cultures, and we truly embrace the Lourdes Health System’s mission statement of a diverse community committed to service, healing and collaboration. We teach a wholistic yoga practice. It includes the physical poses with a foundation of evidence-based benefits of cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, and immune health. Perhaps even more importantly, it includes the deeper yoga practices of breath work and meditation that are increasingly gaining respect in the medical community through research of yoga’s beneficial influence in areas such as depression, anxiety, attention deficit disorders, and post traumatic stress syndrome.
Lourdes Yoga Teacher Training programs have a high percentage of students who become ambassadors for the true lineage and meaning of yoga in their teaching approach. Our program prepares our students to find their teaching intentions and voices, and the community of our classes encourages each individual’s personal journey through yoga, whatever their faith or their life experience, in the quest for their true selves.
Margaret Mead once said, “Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For indeed, that’s all who ever have.” Yoga honors this thought. If your intention mirrors these sentiments and you are ready to explore a commitment to finding more meaning in your life’s journey, the Lourdes Institute of Wholistic Studies Yoga Teacher Training program may be the right place for you.
Nita Spielberg, BSN, RN, E-RYT 300, (Yoga Anatomy & Physiology, Yoga Techniques & Methodology, YTT300)
Nita is a graduate of Lourdes Institute of Wholistic Studies Yoga Teacher Training program. She has studied in the Iyengar and Kripalu traditions since 1977 and has extensive teaching experience. Through group classes, workshops, and individual sessions, Nita teaches classical Hatha and Vinyasa yoga for beginning to advanced students and has travelled nationally to conduct workshops in anatomy and physiology related to yoga practice. Her interest in anatomy and physiology and her nursing background attempts to link Eastern and Western approaches to health.