Maeve M.

I am so grateful for the honor to teach so many students, and for the discipline to take care of myself first.

A few months ago, I completed the 300-hour Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher Training program. I can say without reservation that my Kripalu experience as a whole—and each of the 40 days of the 300-hour training—was profoundly life changing. I made lifelong friends and found true support and sangha (community). The energy of the Kripalu staff, guests, and grounds helps me breathe a little deeper the moment I walk through the front door.

My Kripalu experience and training have helped me become a better teacher. I have been living and working in the Mayan highlands of Guatemala for the past three years, and lately my yoga classes have been filling to capacity and then some. I often turn down private teaching opportunities to help maintain balance in my busy life. I am so grateful for the honor to teach so many students, and for the discipline to take care of myself first. Teaching from the radiance of my own experience is truly possible when I hold each of my own teachers in my heart.

Each week, I offer at least one free yoga and meditation class to my community, in a local art gallery. The room is filled with international volunteers, long-term ex-patriots, and local Guatemalans of all ages. I am so happy to share my love of yoga with such a diverse and inspiring group of people.

I would not have been able to enroll in the training and earn my certification without a Kripalu scholarship, and without the generosity and spirit of giving of all of Kripalu’s donors. I am committed to sharing the fruits of my studies and giving back in any way I can.

Thank you, thank you, thank you for transforming lives and cultivating love, healing, and wellness all around the world.

—Maeve M., Lake Atitlan, Guatemala