CAROLINE ANG IYS-RYT200, from SURABAYA, March 2013 graduate

Posted by Admin : 2013-07-16 01:26:03

Kalo dulu saya suka yoga krn asana2nya yg challenging, tapi setelah belajar filosofi2nya di IYS, yg ternyata filosofi2 ttg yoga itu sangat dalam& bagus sekali, maka sedikit demi sedikit jg merubah sifat2 saya, menjadi lebih sabar, care& yg terpenting, membuat saya lebih menghayati dalam semua asana2 yoga yang saya lakukan.

Apalagi saya selalu ingat pesan koko tentang meditasi dalam berasana, membuat saya bener2 fokus pada diri sendiri.

Sampai pernah setelah selsai kelas yoga, saya bertemu temen yg biasa yoga& saya bertanya: tumben ga ikut yoga tadi? Dan dia jwb: lho ikut kok, tadi kan ada dibelakangmu. Hehhehe Now i realize that yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self..

Pokoknya benar2 paket lengkap deh belajar di IYS.. Thank you so much Koko for being a great teacher, sharing your knowledge and also like it so much the IYS motto: Be Positive, Nothing Absolute, Ahimsa, Saucha.. Namaste... :) :) Caroline Ang Sent from my BlackBerry® smartphone from Sinyal Bagus XL, Nyambung Teruuusss...!

ANNA RUSLI IYS-RYT200 ,from JAKARTA,IYS Graduate March 2013

Posted by Admin : 2013-07-12 12:18:53

Anna Rusli : "BARU 2 BULAN TAMAT YOGA TT di IYS, MODAL SEKOLAH TT SAYA di IYS SUDAH KEMBALI ". Anna Rusli adalah tamatan IYS RYT200 Maret 13 dan belum pernah mengajar yoga sebelumnya. Saat ini Anna makin sibuk dan kelasnya bertambah terus tentu saja incomenya ikut berlipat. Anna juga mengatakan sangat menikmati banyak waktu luangnya yang tidak bisa dia dapatkan kala bekerja penuh waktu ditempatnya bekerja terdahulu dari pagi sampai malam.

RUDY LIEM IYS-RYT200, from JAKARTA, March2013 Graduate

Posted by Admin : 2013-07-16 01:28:15

Indonesia Yoga School (IYS) bagaikan Rumah ilmu terbaru untuk saya. Banyak macam aplikasi penerapan yang diberikan sesuai dengan kebutuhan masa kini yang sangat dinamis untuk para yogi/ni yang menjadi trend baru. Ilmu tidak hanya terpaku pada satu patokan aliran saja dimana menjadi kan saya mengerti bahwa sifat universal juga berlaku kepada seluruh aspek kehidupan bahkan pada tubuh tiap pelaku yoga sendiri. Sebagian mungkin cocok dengan sebuah aturan, tetap yang lainnya belum tentu dikarenakan keterbatasan ruang gerak sendi, otot dan tulang.

Seni penyampaian instruksi yang dipelajari juga sangat menarik. Berbagai cara dapet digunakan hanya untuk menyempaikan sebuah kata dan berbagai macam juga arti dari penyampaiannya. Bagi saya IYS adalah sekolah yang tempat bagi para calon instructur untuk menimba ilmu yang lebih lagi. Keanekaragaman menjadikan kita lebih berisi, lebih bermanfaat.

GUSTI PUSPA IYS RYT200, from SEMARANG March 2013 Graduated

Posted by Admin : 2013-07-12 11:50:31

Saya mendapatkan TT pertama dari IYS. Sempat kaget juga waktu mendapat tugas sblm masuk hari I teacher training, adalah mengajar sun salutation A dan B. Saya biasa menyebut nama asananya dalam bhs Inggris, ternyata dpt giliran dlm bhs Sansekerta, wah benar2 amburadul.....Dan utk queingnya? Sangat sedikit yg biasa sy ucapkan. Tapi......begitu saya masuk di IYS....wow...benar2 cara mengajarnya sangat berubah. Di IYS, diajarkan bagaimana seharusnya kita mengajar.Benar2 dikupas secara tuntas, bagaimana seharusnya menjadi guru yoga yang baik. Dan yg menjadi nilai lebih dalam IYS adalah KAPHA dan Smart Teaching Methodology nya. Krn kalau materi2 yg lain, pasti ada di sekolah2 TT yg lain. Dan IYS....adalah sekolah yoga pertama di Ind, yg diakui Yoga Alliance.Perubahan cara mengajar saya, membuat perubahan pada jadwal ngajar saya juga .....jadi lebih padat. Tapi yang terpenting di sini, saya jadi tahu benar, bagaimana cara mengajar yg baik dalam situasi dan kondisi apapun.

AKHLIS PURNOMO,( Akhlis karena sudah habis masa cuti kerjanya jadi akan menyelesaikan TT nya di program selanjutnya.)

Posted by Admin : 2013-07-12 12:29:12

Growing Myself in Indonesia Yoga School “You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.“- Swami Vivekananda During my first modul (of four), I gradually found that this is not only a school of intellect,skills, expertise but also of self growth. It is definitely an opportunity to let myself grow. It is definitely an opportunity to let myself grow. It is a kind of growth that I choose myself. It isn’t because I have to, or I’m obliged to, or I must because of any other people’s willingness. It’s definitely the path I chose to be on. While the vastness of the knowledge of yoga is infinite, I also found that it’s also connected to the whole aspects of life. Its depth and widths are inmeasurable. I learned how to be more understanding and wise to others. Being judgmental is of course humane but wisdom is divine. Just because I can, it doesn’t necessarily mean others can do the same, and vice versa. And I really can relate to what Koko Yoga, my guru said, “ Do yoga on your OWN degree. Do it 100%.” Don’t struggle so much you injure yourself but never succumb too fast and too early. It is the pain that propels us to grow, not only physically, but also mentally, psychologically, and at last spiritually. It dawned on me too that the Teacher Training has become a lot like the incubation center of transforming myself into a new “me”. I may not become the greatest yoga teacher but I am happy and content enough as there is so much wisdom to absorb, abundant life lessons to learn, and unnecessary, old, irrelevant insights that I have to unlearn. Maybe someday I will be a yoga teacher but even if I will not, I will still practice on my own. I don’t aim solely at that (i.e. becoming a yoga teacher, and earning money from teaching). It is too shallow of me to focus only on the financial aspects because I strongly believe that yoga is more than that. The fact that I relatively deal with fewer challenges while doing ‘difficult’ asanas opens my eyes that learning yoga is not merely a mastery of asanas. Here a full grasp of philosophical foundations of yoga is equally essential to both a yoga teacher and student. In spite of harmony, I also discover contradictions like yin-yang. While I always believed that yoga ractice should NOT involve any pressure, I deal with the fact that some degree of pressure is used to become a yoga teacher or even a yoga student. This non-pressure principle is closely related to non-competition principle very much, to me. Eventually, I must come to terms with the reality that even in yoga, we cannot get rid of that ‘competition’ thing. There is always a set of standards to achieve, which leads to an atmosphere of competition. Who surpasses the standards faster deserves praise. There is always a mission to accomplish. Yet, I realize that standards and missions in turn entail discipline and hence the pressure. Talking about pressure and self growth, humans need pressure, in the right amount of course, to keep growing. Once the pressure is higher, one can make or break. One can either become a better person or a worse one. Perhaps even if I fail to make and have to break now, may the failure bring me to greater success. Namaste… Thanks Koko :) -- Akhlis Purnomo