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Inspiring Stories from Desert Song Graduates
Graduates of Desert Song’s teacher training programs have not only deepened their own personal development, but are also sharing their talents and
their passion of yoga with others.
Beth Bjorum - RN, CYI, LMT-CA
"For me, Desert Song is a lotus in the midst of chaos that one finds living in a metropolitan city such as Phoenix. It is a sacred center,
which provides a safe place to discover one's true self through the practice of yoga. I have experienced the gift of connecting with myself
and learning more about who I am and what I am all about.
I began attending Desert Song in 2003, after moving back to Arizona from California. I had a patient who insisted I attend the studio, as it was the very best in Phoenix. Through Desert Song, I have taken a workshop with Erich Schiffmann and the studio's 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training. I feel honored to be a part of this beautiful community, which offers me the ability to pause and become conscious in my life. Every instructor at Desert Song has integrated my experience of yoga into a personal and fulfilling journey on my path to enlightenment.
It seems I am constantly being asked how much I do yoga. I have learned the practice of yoga begins with the breath and since I breathe on a daily basis...I practice daily. I have incorporated yoga in my work life as an RN through presence, education and caring. The topic of yoga comes up because that is who I am becoming and the essence of that practice filters down through me and into the lives I touch. I easily connect with people and provide hope on a daily basis whether they know I am a yogi or not.
Through my experiences with Desert Song, I have connected more with medicine than I ever thought possible. Yoga Teacher Training and the classes I have attended have provided me with an opportunity to better understand anatomy and the relationship of bones and muscles to foundation. I am an observer with alignment and am constantly keeping in touch with the principles I have been taught through the application of mind body and spirit."
Patricia Spano – RN, CYI, RYT
"The good things about Desert Song are too numerous to mention. The teachers are all professional and knowledgeable, and they teach from the heart.
Each student is honored exactly as they are. My favorite aspect of this studio is its warm, welcoming, community atmosphere. I have made many good friends
here and practicing at Desert Song has reshaped me in body, mind and spirit. My life is so much sweeter.
I have been practicing at Desert Song for five years. Over that time, have taken Intro to Yoga, Basics, All Levels, Intermediate, and Advanced classes. I have been on wonderful retreats with Mary Beth to Costa Rica, Utah, and Sunglow, as well. I also get massages and have had nutritional counseling and private yoga instruction. I had the life-altering experience of taking yoga teacher training at Desert Song. I will never forget my teacher training experience, it was one of the best things I have ever done in my life."