I jumped from a mundane job into Om Joyful Yoga’s first teacher training class. What I found was a peaceful studio, inspiring instructors, a compassionate leader, and plenty of encouraging voices. If you are willing and committed to yoga practice, this is one great teacher training program that will help you find peace and inspire you to delve further into the practice of yoga.
~ Beth Falkenhagen
Joy Kochmer at OmJoyful Yoga has created a sacred space to practice Yoga, and that carries into the Yoga Teacher Training program. Experts in their field are invited to teach about the history of Yoga as wellas different types of yoga such as Ashtanga, Kundalini, Pre-natal & Kids yoga. Anatomy, Ayevedic principles and Thai body work are also incorporated to allow a full and diverse introduction to the many aspects of Yoga. Such a broad teaching program allows you to find the Yoga that resonates with you, so you find out what kind of teacher you will become. Joy provides space & freedom to allow you to find the yogi within. I am blessed to now have yogini sisters made during the teacher training program.
Joy has been my teacher for many years and always an inspiration to me, so much that I decided to join her teacher’s training and learn more from her. Joy is one of those rare teachers who conduct their lives the way they teach, she is real and this why her classes are always full! She has so much respect for human life, is so humble and non-judgmental that everyone is naturally drawn to her. Her yoga practice comes directly from her heart and she teaches with the purest intention of helping her students re-connecting with inner peace. We leave her class light in body and spirit, as if all life worries had been pacified. Her classes have always had such a healing and rejuvenating power on me that I wanted to learn myself how to help people stay healthy through yoga or heal themselves through the practice. We now have growing scientific evidence that yoga is a valuable adjunct to traditional medicine, I would go further and say that, if practiced with a non competitive approach and respect for one’s own physical abilities, yoga is the best tool we have to prevent physical, mental illness, and premature aging from stress.
I think that everyone who did Joy’s training, whether it was to become a yoga teacher or to take self exploration to a higher level will admit that it was life transforming. Those are not teachings you only remember, they are so powerful that they become part of yourself and make you a wiser and happier person. Thank you Joy for sharing your gift with us!”
When i decided to become a yoga teacher, I wanted a versatile program that offered an overview of several different styles of yoga.The teacher training program offered at Joyful School of Yoga was exactly what I was looking for. In addition to asana, the study of the 8 limbs, history, anatomy and Ayurveda instilled in me knowledge that has been invaluable in teaching the
science of yoga to others.
As a certified and experienced movement instructor of over 12 years, I am committed to continuous learning of the mind, body, and soul. It was my privilege to participate in Om Joyful School of Yoga as a member of the first graduating class. My previous background included advanced training in Pilates Reformer, Pilates Mat, Power Pilates, Iyengar Yoga, Yoga for Scoliosis, and Ballet Barre Method. Over the past 12 years, I have been exposed to different points of view and teaching styles with some gifted instructors, including several that are considered “celebrities”. I am passionate about teaching and sharing my love of mindful movement.
After years of living what many perceived as a “charmed life”, however, I was experiencing personal pain and suffering that had rocked my core. I was in need of spiritual renewal. Through the insightful and intuitive persuasion of Joy, I found myself registered as a student again. Joy’s dedication to her students is unprecedented; she is humble and focused; respectful and inclusive; noncompetitive yet challenging. The 9 month program was loaded with amazing topics taught by engaged instructors with distinctive voices—all with a deep passion for their subject. What separates Om Joyful Yoga from other training programs is simple: Joy’s truth, authenticity, and caring heart. As the Director, she attracts instructors and teacher training students just like her: curious, compassionate, and grateful souls who uplifted each other every time we met. Our class was a generous mix of ages, personalities, economic backgrounds, and cultures—all divinely united to learn and share our passion for yoga. The teacher training program was a life changing opportunity to meet sincere and supportive people, to connect to my deeper self, and to raise my consciousness through yoga.
I entered into the teacher training program during a difficult personal period in my life….and ended up taking a joyful ride that transformed my path of pain towards a peaceful and renewed sense of purpose. OM-MAZING!
Joyful Yoga is a special sanctuary like no other studio I’ve been to in South Florida. You immediately feel welcomed and at home when you walk through the door. There is no competition and no judgement. I practiced yoga for several years off and on and after attending several of Joyful Yoga’s classes, I became passionate about yoga all over again. It was no accident that I found this studio. After a few yoga classes left me questioning my life, I decided to make a lifestyle change. I wanted to teach yoga and get a deeper understanding of this powerful practice.
I joined the Joyful school of Yoga Winter 2012 and haven’t looked back since. It was the best decision of my life. The Joyful school of yoga takes you on an incredible journey of self discovery. I shed weight that was haunting me all my life, became more spiritual and understanding of everything around me. I gained willpower, knowledge strength, confidence and peace. I have made genuine friends to last a lifetime that will always be in my heart no matter where I go. I am forever be grateful to Joy and her amazing team for helping me find my light and awaken my soul. I can’t wait to get out there and teach yoga and help others the way Joyful yoga has helped me.
Om Joyful’s Teacher Training was a life transformational journey for me. Due to it’s length of time, I really felt I absorbed both the practice of asana yoga and living the yogic philosophy. Each of the guest teachers were absolutely outstanding both in presentation and in practical learning. Since we practiced teaching from day one, by the end of the training, I really felt strong in my foundation to teach others in my community. Joy took such care and resourcefulness in how each detail of the training was setup. I gained so much knowledge, practical application and confidence in teaching yoga that I now get to live and get paid well to do what I LOVE!
I highly recommend this training to anyone. You will NEVER be the same.
Yoga has brought lots of sunshine to my life! After class I have courage to take a positive risk, compassion for the well being of myself and others, and confidence to go out into the world and find success. – Roz Malecka
The practice of Yoga has opened my internal doors to joy and serenity on many levels that I had never reached before. Om Joyful Yoga has been my refuge, my temple where I can make these miracles a reality. I absolutely love this place!! – Claudia Salcedo
Omjoyfulyoga–How BEAUTIFUL-AMAZING-GREAT place to be. We are so blessed to have this space to practice our Yoga. I highly not just recommend Yoga but recommed Omjoyfulyoga so go and practice and lighten your load and BE THE BEST YOU CAN BE. Thank you Joy for this special space. –
Love and Light, Jackie Blanton
Joy is one of the kindest, most beautiful souls I have ever met. She haschanged my life on and off the mat. – Beth Reinhard
As a breast cancer survivor, I wanted to find a sanctuary to relieve stress, create a positive energy and garner all the benefits of yoga on the
mind, body and soul. OmJoyful yoga strengthened my inner being and enhanced my life. I am so grateful to Joy for the many gifts of yoga.
Peace and veggies. – Carolyn Newman, President, Warrior Wear, Inc.
The new studio is blissfully soothing! I have found myself reconnecting with the soulful part of my yoga practice once again…. – Wendy Bucanan
OM JOYFUL YOGA is truly a unique yoga sanctuary. Here I have found PEACE, INSPIRATION, and FELLOWSHIP. THANK YOU JOY for this sanctuary, for bringing yoga into my life, and you are an Omazing teacher! – Namaste, Margie
A sanctuary to soothe the mind, body and soul was created at Om Joyful Yoga. The studio is a living yoga space offering a wide variety of spiritually expanding classes and events. Just as it’s aptly named, I have found more joy in my life as a student at Om Joyful Yoga. Joy is a brilliant light of beautiful energy, illuminating everyone she meets. – Namaste, Suzanne Friedman