Instructor Training Testimonials

What some of our students have said about our Instructor Trainings

BMK – You will not regret it! This training totally exceeded my expectations and set me up for success not only as a teacher of yoga but if you are interested in making it your business, Vie and Tim are the ones!!!

D.I.G – Hi Vie! Just to give you a little background: I took a 200 hour yoga teacher training with C*** S*** …and got really burned out! I want to love yoga again! I’ve been practicing for over 30 years and felt “revived” after your class! I just finished C*** S****’s training in July…and haven’t been on my mat much since. #spartanyoga #nosanskrit #nobullshit Feeling excited!

AH – I went to Greece in hopes to challenge myself physically and to discover a new piece of the world. Instead, I challenged myself emotionally and discovered a new piece of myself.

MC – Each moment of this training goes beyond expectation. To be able to lay our mats under trees, feel the breeze and have this our view… no words. Thanks Tim & Vie for sharing your passion with us. You have forever changed me, your passion, connection and wealth of knowledge is second to none.

JF – The greatest yoga training experience imaginable. This is my third training (200-hrs with other organizations) and by far the greatest.

DF – What a life changing experience Aegina was. Feel very fortunate to have had such a knowledgeable and welcoming group of people to learn and grow with on my yoga journey. Tim & Vie you two are awesome. Couldn’t have asked for better teachers. Thank you.

AZ – Gallons of wine and fresh greek food. Laughter and tears. Excitement and exhaustion. Breathtaking scenarios of a very special little island, lifetime friendships, plans, ideas, new beginnings, loving memories and a new tattoo. I am sad and happy, grateful and thankful to every one sharing this experience 🙂 I deffo made a good choice 🙂

SD – Tim and Vie provide a comprehensive and thinking outside of the box experience every time I work with them. They are gems.

CH – Vie & Tim, words can’t even begin to describe my last 5 weeks with y’all during Yoga Energy School’s Yoga Teacher Training, but I will try.

The moment I walked through the door to meet y’all, I had no idea how transformational, uplifting, and invigorating the next few weeks would be for me.

Vie, your unwavering devotion for both yoga & Ayurveda will continue to inspire me for years to come. Your deep vital force and enthusiasm to break down the meaning of ALL things clearly, has taught me that to understand and question all parts of life gives deeper meaning to the human experience. I’ll never forget the adage you shared with me.. “The way you do anything, is the way you do everything..”

Tim, your passion and vigor for business and NO bull shit is work from a different breed! Your intelligence & confidence has and will encourage me to dig deeper within myself, in order to help those around me and that each individual is a part to a greater whole.

From all the Greek coffee that you shared with me, to the firm knowledge of REAL yoga, all the way down to the science of postures, I couldn’t feel more confident that I received the best Yoga Teacher Training out there. If anyone is considering studying yoga, these are your people! I am walking away feeling more empowered than I ever have felt in my life!

Thank you, thank you, thank you! BIG LOVE TO Y’ALL!

LW – Hurrah! !! We made it! Sylvie and Tim you are both heartfelt and heartfilled teachers. Many have knowledge…but far less have the gift of teaching knowledge. You both are gifted and giving. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with me. I feel truly blessed to have had the opportunity to study under your teachings of yoga and Ayurveda. Thank you!

LY – This card would not be big enough to express myself in words!! Thank you so much for the wonderful experience of your yoga training.

CB – This two know their stuff, nothing stumps them!! Vie and Tim are the most amazing, synchronized team available to train yoga teachers- maybe even in the whole world. They give every bit of knowledge to their students, and are genuinely interested in their students’ success. A hundred percent I would come here to train with them for anything yoga. You are truly in great hands.

LB – Tim & Sylvie-I just wanted to say hello. Been thinking a lot about how far I have come since finishing my teacher training back in march of 2012. Looking back I realize that I chose the best possible foundation for building a career in yoga. After 2 years–and a cross-country move, I have finally been given the opportunity to teach and manage my sweet little studio full-time! I feel so honored and grateful to you both for the amazing education, support and business advice I recieved. You two are truly amazing and inspiring! Since YTT I have learned that through dedication, humility and patience we are all capable of reaching our goals and dreams. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

TR – I’ve taken many many trainings, throughout the years and all over and this was by far the best training I have ever taken.

AB – Lucky for all my friends, I have learned how to train all levels!!

JL – If you want to be confident about your teaching ability when you finish your teacher training, then Yoga Energy Studio is the place you need to learn. Tim and Sylvie, (the owners) are serious about turning out top notch teachers who will be able to teach yoga wherever they go. They are both master yoga teachers who also have other skills and knowledge to share that make this training unique. Tjhey are both elite fitness trainers, experienced rock climbers, kayakers, paddleboarders, nurtrition experts and business leaders in the yoga industry. Sylvie is also a high level ayurvedic practiioner. Yoga Energy Studio was the first to turn out paddleboard yoga teachers. This place is so amazing and has been in Yoga Journal Magazine (twice), London Sunday Tiimes, Coastal Living, Glamour, Shape, Out Traveler and many more. Tim and Sylvie are very approachable, knowledge, down to earth and they live a yogic lifestyle. They try to keep the cost low and teacher training classes small. You will start teaching on day one and Tim and Sylvie remain available to all their students even after they graduate. I highly recommend Yoga Energy Studio for teacher training.

TM – Best feeling in the world…when your yoga class claps at the end of your practice together. I guess I had a good teacher… Vie Binga

KLR – This is one amazing teacher! (for Vie Binga)

CB – Yoga Energy’s Teacher Training was very comprehensive and enjoyable. It covered all aspects of yoga and how to be successful starting your own business as a studio or yoga teacher. We studied yoga poses, anatomy, the history of yoga, as well as how to create and market your own studio. We received a thorough, basic understanding of Ayurveda from a leading Ayurveda practitioner. We also taught yoga and were given feedback on how to improve. This culminated teaching a class we developed, to the public. I started the training knowing a little bit about yoga and came away feeling like I could, not only teach, but start my own business. Thanks Yoga Energy!

CA – For me, the YES 200 hour YTT was a fun way to quickly become a yoga instructor. The course was 20 consecutive days of 10-hour classes covering: healthy lifestyles, the business aspects of teaching yoga, the poses and their verbal cues, and included plenty of chances to practice teaching before going “live” with new students. Most important, there were enough opportunities to receive feedback after teaching fellow students so that, by the end of the course, I was comfortable instructing a room full of new faces (some of whom had never done yoga before). Very effective, I went from zero teaching experience to leading classes only a week after the course.

KJ – 200hr yoga teacher training completed today! to my teachers, V and Tim, you are two of the most wonderful people I’ve ever met, you have given me a new found hope for society. Thank you for introducing me to so much beauty and wisdom, I am so grateful I was given this opportunity to study with you and learn from you. The best foundation. @supandyogaenergy #yogaeverydamnday #yogateachertraining #lastdayofschool #maktub #ommanipadnehum #bestteachers #blessings #gratitude #happy #certified ☀✌❤

DM – Sylvie — One of your teacher trainer graduates teach at the studio by my house. Her name is Kerry, and she is AWESOME! Great teachers create more greatness! 🙂

BM – Love Love Love&Light to each one of you ! may our paths continue to cross on our forever constant quest for knowledge sylvie&tim words can not express the gratitude we all share for the two of you! thank you thank you thank you!

JS – You have build an amazing company. It is inspiring to spend time at the studio and in training. It is truly unique how you approach this business and I wished everyone would take the opportunity experiencing Yoga Energy Studio. I will continue visiting and learning and spread the word. Keep going!
Wishing you all well!

LB – One of the best experiences of my life!

ES – Interested in taking teacher training with YOGA ENERGY STUDIO? I just finished their 200 hour Yoga & Ayurveda Therapy and can say this was one of the best experiences of my life. The Yoga Energy Studio has a combined knowledge and experience in yoga that is hard to find and they pass that on to their students. You are taught all aspects of what yoga encompasses, physical, mind and nutrition. Two days of training were on a beautiful island, what gets better than learning on an island. They teach you how to teach yoga to everyone and anyone. Throughout the training you get to teach what you have learned from day to day, keeping the information fresh and relevant to the days learning. For me, never having taught yoga, it allowed me to gain experience and confidence before completing the training.

They teach that simplicity, honesty and ethical businesses practices create a professionalism in the industry. They teach you that whether you plan on just teaching for someone or having your own business, after you go through their training you will have the practice and knowledge to do it. Any training Yoga Energy Studio has to offer is well sought out information. They take teaching to a higher level. I highly recommend taking any training they have to offer.

CT – I cannot say enough about my yoga teacher training experience at YES. It exceeded my expectations for so many reasons. Tim and Sylvie are extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of yoga, and I feel so fortunate to have been able to learn from their extensive experience. It meant so much to me that they are such authentic people, truly living a yoga lifestyle. I learned so much about myself through the experience, and I met some great friends along the way. Whether you are interested in learning to teach, gain a broader perspective of yoga, deepen your personal practice, or just discover more about yourself, I recommend teacher training at YES. It was definitely one of the best experiences of my life !

LC – Thank you for the phenomenal training you gave me! I already miss everyone and will think of you often. Looking forward to keeping in touch and completing my 300 hour Teacher Training with you in the future and continuing with my Ayurveda training. Namaste!

LC – (less than 3 months later) I’ve had several people to ask me where I received my training. Sure do wish you two could come over here and train up some people. My classes are going well and I’m glad you showed us how to maximize space with the classes. The other day I couldn’t have fit another person in the room. Hope all is well!

SR – My Dearest Sylvie, My class this morning was beyond words! I remembered the story you told us about the time that one woman showed up for class and you still did the class, even though she would’ve understood if you had cancelled. One woman showed up to my class and I treated it the same way, with positivity. She just called me. She wants to cancel her YMCA membership and train 3-4 days a week with me because of how amazing her hip feels! She also wants to do group sessions with her husband and friends. I am so thankful to you and Tim for being such wonderful role models for me and your genuine concern for us receiving the proper knowledge. I will always remember the valuable life lessons you two taught us! My Endless Thanks,
Sarah 🙂

NA – The best Yoga Teacher Training one could wish for!
Some people have asked me as to where I got my yoga certification and if I was pleased. I was certified through YogaEnergyStudio (YES). They have an AMAZING teacher training program. Their curriculum exceeds expectations! The size of the class is limited so that people received more personalized attention. The tools and techniques used are both practical and easy to follow. I have been in the yoga industry for a long time and It has taken on a whole new meaning since completing my latest certification @ YES. Yoga & Ayurveda Therapy has given me a foundation to a whole new approach to life. Just like they say: “We believe that yoga and Ayurved are every one’s birthright ” Thank you YOGA ENERGY STUDIO!

CK – wow! What a wonderful experience. Sylvie and Tim are awesome. The 200 Yoga Teacher training was amazing! I have learned so much more than I expected and I met such wonderful people with spectacular hearts….And most importantly, I had fun while learning. Thank you both, May you both have peace, joy, and love, Carolyn

CK (1 year later, while sharing our Teacher Training link) – People always compliment my teaching Yoga skills. this is where I received my wonderful education! You can be taught by the best also.

CM – Thank you so much for sharing all your knowledge with us. What I learned from you guys has forever changed the way I look at yoga (in a VERY good way). Your emphasis on anatomy and science within every aspect of yoga has opened up a whole new world for me… that I never imagined. I am SO glad that somehow I ended up in St. Petersburg, FL all the way from Montana… I’m beginning to understand how MEANT it was for me to end up here… as unplanned as it was. Namaste…

AC – The past 20 days have been awesome. I grew mentally, physically, and spiritually. Thank you Nice Alberts and Yoga Jayne for your encouragement. Thank you Tim and Sylvie for inviting me into your home and studio, and for sharing your knowledge and love of Yoga with me. I am truly grateful.

LC – The Level 1 30 hour Ayurveda class will educate you on the big picture of Ayurveda. When you are ready to become healthier this is the class to start with. When they offer the next class, take it. Sylvie Binga embodies what a great teacher is! You don’t just get educated, you get educated by someone who knows Ayurveda from the heart and lives Ayurveda.

AK – After completing your Level 1 Ayurveda Therapy Course this weekend I would like to commend you for this excellent experience! Sylvie’s extensive knowledge and clear, concise teaching style made the information very comprehensible; I left with so much valuable information and practical tools I can start implementing immediately to enhance my life. I highly recommend this outstanding course to anyone who would like to live a happy, more balanced life. Thank you!

SM – Attending the Ayurveda Therapy Level 1 course taught by Sylvie at Yoga Energy Studio was a great experience. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in health and balance in their life. Sylvie is a wonderful teacher and her high level of expertise with the subject is obvious. The course provides a lot of information that she delivers in a manner that makes it very understandable, and in a comfortable setting with time allowed for questions and discussion. The experience has provided me with many tools to use in improving the quality of life for myself and my family. As I have made changes, I am excited by the positive results and I look forward to continuing. Thank you!

MB – Yoga Energy Studio has really opened my eyes with yoga. I am currently undergoing teacher training there and Tim and Sylvie are wonderful teachers and role models! Their hot yoga classes are like nothing I have ever taken before! You always get an amazing workout and feel refreshed, energized and rejuvenated when you leave. They keep the routines fresh and they also keep them within reason for most people whether beginner or advanced at yoga. I would recommend anyone to try a class at YES- You’ll be hooked! 🙂 -Molly Bernas

CT – Thanks for another awesome teacher training! I’m so inspired…and can’t wait to paddle on Thursday : )

AM – My experience with YES has changed my life. Everything from the teacher training to the day to day classes are simply wonderful. I am so glad I found a place where I can grow into myself and my yoga practice. I LOVE YES and believe that everyone should experience it for themselves.

JJ – Teacher training with YES was an amazing experience… exposing us to the many, many faces of Yoga while simultaneously focusing on Vinyasa (flow) technique and the practical “real-world” business of becoming a thriving Yoga instructor. Tim and Sylvie are wonderfully supportive, honest teachers who care about each and every student. I am eternally blessed to have been given the opportunity to participate in their program. Thank you again!!! Peace & Love, Joel

JLM – YES teacher training has been inspiring. Compared to other teacher training that I have experienced, it comes out on top. Tim’s expertise in yoga and fitness and Sylvie’s expertise in yoga and Ayurveda combine to provide a unique opportunity to learn, share and grow, no matter your level. Yoga Energy Studio is leading the way in St. Petersburg. A one of a kind studio!

ES – Thank you again for an amazing Yoga and Ayurveda Therapy teacher training AND the Yoga & SUP teacher training we just finished today, YEAH! You take teaching to a higher level. The world is a better place with you two in it!! Namaste

MB- Sylvie.. I know I haven’t had the chance to thank you for everything that you have done for me as far as this class goes. In the past 6 days… I honestly feel mentally, physically and emotionally better about the path that I am on. Tim and you are amazing human beings and I am so thankful to have met you both and be apart of this wonderful training experience. Thank you for all that you do and bringing yoga into my life!

RRS – Many Masters. Yoga Energy School has created the most thorough and diverse curriculum I have been able to find to date. The directors of the program Vie Binga and Tim Ganley have a wealth of knowledge spanning over many yoga related topics that creates a well rounded advanced training. No stone was left unturned. We all learned advanced techniques in so many subjects and have found new ways to teach and build a career in the yoga industry.

CDL – Wonderful program and teachers. Asana focus is on economy of action, low risk poses and safety. Especially enjoyed the modules on meditaton, tantra, yin-yoga and Ayurveda. (J.D.L.)

CC – The program far exceeded my expectations! Not only was I impressed by the level of knowledge and experience shared through the curriculum taught but can also say that anyone who attends the Yoga Energy School’s yoga teacher training will have been taught all the tools necessary to have a clear understanding of yoga including the history, spiritual, and anatomy aspects of yoga as well as, will be taught how to teach the specific style of the tri-doshic, strength and mobility building yoga practice that Yoga Energy School is known for. Yoga Energy School has delivered more tools to be a successful yoga teacher than any other school I have attended or read about. Their mission is: “we empower yogis” and they truly do!

DWS – Highly, highly educated teaching and training on Ayurveda therapy and principals. Great training with emphasis on safety in SUP yoga.Tim and Vie are two of the best teachers I have had to date in my professional career.

MS – Our training was unbelievable in Agenia, Greece. I went in anticipating a physical and mental challenge with the training and came out wanting wanting to teach yoga and share with others how much it has helped and changed me. It was a life changing type of event that truly exceeded my expectations. I thanks both Tim and Vie for their care and commitment to training us so thoroughly. I would recommend it to anyone willing to try. You won’t be disappointed.

CS – Tim and Vie are Inspirational Teacher Trainers

LL – Sylvie Binga is brilliant. She passionately made sure we covered everything. The most important principle I learned and apply daily, is that every person’s anatomy is different. This helps me to teach each pose with caution and care.

JF – The program, the content and the faciltators made the entire experience an absolute learning pleasure! They provided a learning environment where I was able to add to my knowledge and share with other participants in a supported and exciting manner. I would recommend that anyone considering a training reach out to them and join the next program!

TF – When I did my teacher training program with Yoga Energy School I didn’t know what to expect. Not only did I have an incredible time, I truly did deepen my practice and my understanding of yoga. I also grew tremendously in my personal life and feel as though it has changed my life in a huge way. Thank you so much to Tim and Vie and friends that made my experience what it was and still is. If you are considering a teacher training program I would highly recommend this one!

AA – Tim and Vie are phenomenal teachers and leaders. Their knowledge is expansive and they keep training interesting. I thoroughly enjoyed my time with them and highly suggest their certifications.

DF – Tim and Vie at Yoga Energy School are phenomenal teachers and extremely knowledgeable. They exceeded my expectations and I highly recommend them as trainers. Feel blessed to have had the opportunity to receive my certification under them.

KV – Amazing experience as a Teacher Training with a very holistic approach. It was organised and conducted very well and kept interesting and challenging at all times. I would very highly recommend a training with Yoga energy anytime to anyone.

TMF – I was thrilled with the teacher training I received from Yoga Energy School. I was looking for a training that could expand my knowledge of yoga and deepen my practice. This training gave me exactly what I wanted and more. The teacher training program provided flexibility and balance for a destination training. We still have an excellent group support network that was set up even before our training began. I appreciated Tim and Vie’s friendly nature and knowledge on all topics of yoga. I loved how they were always available to answers my questions and fed off our entire teams thirst for knowledge. Yoga Energy School has created a unique program that taught me how to help my students expand into their own yoga practice. I highly recommend the teacher training at Yoga Energy School, if you want to be more than just another yoga teacher.

JS – Highly recommend going through the training with Yoga Energy Studio. The training includes daily teaching sessions to get you confident start teaching right after the program. The training covers Ayurveda as well as business aspects. Very well rounded training.