Feedback and Faces

Many of our international graduates come to NYC just to take our training to teach it in their home countries to accommodate the international demand. Ninety-nine percent of our graduates recommend our school to friends, family and others. Many of our graduates have gone on to teach at popular yoga studios all over the world. Read below to hear what some have to say about their experiences with us.

“In the city there are so many studios now offering a full 200 and 500 hr training programs. But both during the training and before, there was a very welcoming sense of openness, innocence and encouragement led by the teachers and the overall vibe of the Studio. I can’t say that intrigued me elsewhere. The benefits and the gift I received from my time in the program exceeded my expectations and more than anything,, I am feeling grateful that I have a sense of excitement and confidence about teaching at the present, and in the future. This, I attribute to cool, well versed, and approachable teaching. That and the many friendships and teacher-student relationships that organically developed remind me the studio is not a quick-certification, but a grounded, thorough, honest program. Whoo hoo!”
- Christina C.
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“This was one of the best month’s of my life, I grew so much. The teachers were so welcoming, compassionate and open. Being told to make mistakes and accept where we are was a fantastic thing to be told at the start. All the people in my group were amazing, so open, loving and understanding, as well as very inspired and great future yoga teachers! I also feel I am doing something ‘right’ for me, which is a blessing. Sonic is a great place to have found that.”
- Harry T.
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“Sonic is not just home to me. It’s my sanctuary. When I met Johanna for the first time, as I was signing up for my 300-hr teacher training, I instantly knew my heart had found a place to call home. Sonic is special not just because it offers the best yoga on the east coast, but because it’s run by women that are leading this studio from their heart. In both Johanna & Lauren, I have not just found teachers, but sisters & dear friends too. As for the other teachers at sonic, after having traveled the length & breadth of the New York city yoga studios, sonic has proven to be the only sacred space where every teacher is a friend & a true “river guide.” As a Sonic teacher trainee, the comradeship & affection that Sonic has fostered between the teacher trainee family is unparalleled. And as a teacher offering community classes at sonic, the devotion of the students & the support from the whole sonic family enriched my life in ways that has fueled my own passion for life ever more & the work I do.
Tania K.
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“There is so much magic and healing power in finding freedom in the body. At Sonic I rediscovered fluidity, grace and joy of expression in spontaneous movement. I feel so inspired here.
Rachel G.

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Sonic is great! Over 2.5 years with them, my practice has really grown under the instruction of their teachers (Lisa, Amber and Melissa rock!). And, they come to my work through their corporate program, so I am able to practice much more often than I otherwise would, given my busy work schedule.
- Josh T.

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Sonic Style is a joyful expression of life! It’s about the dance between mind, body, and spirit.  I feel at home at Sonic because I am free to express my natural energy, whatever it may be that day, without fear of judgment.  And it’s always a spiritual up-lifter, too!
- Kira S.

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I practiced yoga for several years before coming to Sonic, and while I often got a good workout at other places and experienced many of the physical benefits of yoga, I can’t say that I fully understood what it meant to practice yoga.  Sonic is the first place where my practice has actually grown; I’ve learned not just about yoga but about myself.  Sonic teachers respect and honor the deeply spiritual nature of yoga and provide experiences that far exceed the scope of just a physical practice.  But perhaps even more important than that, Sonic is a family–a fun-loving, close-knit community of good people.  There are many studios closer to my house, but I couldn’t imagine practicing anywhere else.
- Alan B.
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I love Sonic because of the strong sense of community and appreciation that is constantly streaming!
- Emiliya Z.

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I’ve been coming to Sonic since it opened and never imagined then that I’d become a teacher myself!  Sonic has been my city sanctuary, my second home–an inclusive, nurturing, playful, loving community that has provided me with a grounding, heart-expanding, soul-stimulating, body-empowering, light-filled, calming, sacred place that has changed who I am for the better, forever.”
-Keira N.

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Practicing and teaching yoga at Sonic has and continues to inspire, transform, enlighten and enliven me! The Sonic community is one of open minds, arms and most especially hearts…. it’s these qualities that make coming to Sonic feel like coming home!
~Linda Bloom

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