Joseph Stingley sees the light in others, and his Soul Motivation Yoga Teacher Training provides a pathway to embrace the light within you and go forth sharing this light to the world. His training was not just about the physical practice, it was about connecting the mind, body, and soul- in the process, awakening to one's life purpose. This teacher training will change your life! It will give you direction, it will bring light to darkness and darkness to light, it will heal you and give you the power to heal others, it will give you the tools to reach your fullest potential. My gratitude goes beyond words for this truly life changing experience.
Before beginning teacher training, I really didn't know what to expect. While in my training, I talked with other teachers who had taken a teacher training with someone else. From my conversations with others, I realized that some programs don't really equip teachers to actually teach. With Joseph, I spent so many hours practicing my teaching skills, and getting feedback for improvement. I started teaching a weekly yoga class about a month and a half before I graduated. By the time I graduated, I had complete confidence in my teaching skills. I feel fully prepared to teach classes and help students. Joseph is an amazing teacher. He is skilled, and knowledgeable. Beyond that, he cares for each of his students. Joseph desired for each person in his training to learn and grow emotionally, spiritually, and in the physical practice of yoga. I highly recommend his training to anyone!
I was introduced to Soul Motivation Teacher Training by a friend when I had expressed interest in yoga. After one conversation with Joseph Stingley I found myself signed up for his training. I connected with Joseph in such a way I knew I could not pass up this opportunity. I feel Soul Motivation found me at the right time in my life. I will admit in the beginning I was interested in yoga more for the physical workout. I never had any idea how much yoga would affect my soul and spirit. It changed my life. I am constantly growing and learning. I know I will be learning until I no longer walk this earth, however, I feel a little more peace daily and it has changed how I view not only my own life, but my family and all creatures of this world. There were definitely days I felt in disbelief I would not be able to finish the training due to lack of faith in myself but Joseph had the gentle encouragement and firm guidance to coach me through it. I am so thankful for Joseph, Soul Motivation training, and yoga itself. My light has brightened. My journey is just beginning!
‘I was introduced to Soul Motivation Teacher Training by a friend when I had expressed interest in yoga. After one conversation with Joseph Stingley I found myself signed up for his training. I connected with Joseph in such a way I knew I could not pass up this opportunity. I feel Soul Motivation found me at the right time in my life. I will admit in the beginning I was interested in yoga more for the physical workout. I never had any idea how much yoga would affect my soul and spirit. It changed my life. I am constantly growing and learning. I know I will be learning until I no longer walk this earth, however, I feel a little more peace daily and it has changed how I view not only my own life, but my family and all creatures of this world. There were definitely days I felt in disbelief I would not be able to finish the training due to lack of faith in myself but Joseph had the gentle encouragement and firm guidance to coach me through it. I am so thankful for Joseph, Soul Motivation training, and yoga itself. My light has brightened. My journey is just beginning!‘
The spirits have a way of connecting people. Joseph is highly connected to the spirits, which is how he found me. We spoke over the phone only a few time, never meeting, and I had committed myself to YTT. This is the best thing I have done for myself. Disclaimer: you will go through some personal stuff! Things will get different, and then they will get better. I went through a major transition through this class that has been so good for me. Joseph is an amazing instructor, knowledgable, kind, patient, loving, and respectful. Without these characteristics this class would have been impossible. Joseph will take you through the right way. If you have the slightest doubt in your mind, I hope this melts that away. YTT is an absolute must. You will be a better person for it, and Joseph is the one to teach you.
For several years I had wanted to do a yoga teacher training and the unknowns of the yoga schools I looked into kept me from moving forward. A friend steered me towards Joseph’s teacher training and the connection that was already forming through email correspondence really confirmed this was the exact training I was always meant to be a part of. I wanted to deepen my knowledge of yoga and while I did through Joseph’s teaching and training I received so much more than that. I have learned more about myself and the people who surround me daily from family and friends to complete strangers I encounter. I can truly say that yoga teacher training with Joseph of Soul Motivation changed my life!
If you allow and have right teacher, practicing yoga asana can alter the way to experience life – this is exactly what happened to me. I started taking Joseph’s yoga classes in 2014. After every class I was tired but fresh. My mind was getting calmer. I cannot explain the changes in me in words. When I heard Joseph was conducting Yoga Teacher Training, I approached him so I can learn more about “Yoga” with no intention of being a Yoga instructor as I thought I did not have that in me as all my life I have been working with computer – very logical/analytical. Yoga being such a hard subject to get grasp on, it is even harder to teach as our 5 senses cannot fathom it. Joseph with all his experience, enthusiasm, energy, motivation, empathy, compassion, knowledge made us comfortable and open to explore this new dimension. As we went through the training I found myself being more peaceful, getting clarity in my life, dealing issues with patience. When you become peaceful within yourself you want to share that with others, that is when I decided I am going to try my best to become good yoga instructor and help others the way I have been helped by Joseph. Thank you from bottom of my heart for being my Guru showing me my path, Joseph.
Joseph was my first yoga instructor and was always an inspiration with such great positive energy. I had been practicing yoga on and off for about 10 years. In 2015 I had my second precious baby boy. 3 weeks after his birth I found out he had failed his Newborn screening for SCID ( a severe and very rare immune deficiency). My mother had also been in the hospital for several months with an infection in her hip and had missed my son being born. It was a rough time for me and my family. I knew I needed something to focus on besides my families’ health issues and I saw Joseph was offering a yoga teacher training. I instantly knew I was suppose to take the training. What I didn’t know was how much it would not only change me but help others around me. Yoga can change lives and not just yours but all the people that surround you. Taking this teacher training was by far the best thing I have done for myself and my family. My son is healthy and thriving, my mother is still struggling with her infection but is interested in yoga now and my new positive outlook on life has helped my husband focus on staying present! I highly recommend taking teacher training with Joseph, your life will change in an amazing way!
In 2008, after becoming more excited and passionate about yoga, I began to think about teaching what I had newly grown to love. Joseph actually approached me 3 years ago and told me I would teach for him one day- and honestly I thought the whole idea was crazy. I was a busy mom, I didn’t have the time, money, etc to take teacher training. I was too old. Not “good” enough yet at yoga. If I could not be one of the best and go full force with teaching, then why do it . . . all or nothing thinking. Fast forward August 2012; I heard Joseph was leading a teacher training. I had already looked into other programs, and when I compared what Soul Motivation was offering, I felt no time was better than now to pursue this passion of mine. I trusted I would figure out where it would take me step by step. My original goal of becoming a yoga teacher grew into 9 months of spiritual growth and awakening. I quickly allowed a lot of fear and pride to transform into a humble appreciation for the gifts of yoga, and how it allowed me to put aside my ‘SELF’ and encourage others to understand yoga as a metaphor for life: ‘stillness in the midst of all that goes on around me.’ I would absolutely recommend, and have to many already, the Soul Motivation Teacher Training Program.
Yoga has been a part of my life for the past 13 years, and I have wanted to teach for 10 years. Once Joseph announced his Teacher Training, I knew I had to make the time to do it! I not only learned how to teach a great yoga class, but I also learned so much about myself and my own yoga practice grew immensely. If you want to grow as a person, as a yogi and as a teacher, this is the training to take!