SMY Yoga Teacher Training
About our faculty
Mandy Ryle, E-RYT 500, CPT, Director of Teacher Training
As a Yoga teacher I had often encountered individuals who came to Yoga to relieve chronic pain conditions. After developing chronic face pain in 2015 I tried everything with no relief. It wasn’t until I crossed paths with Jules Mitchell that I discovered pain science and it’s harmony with traditional Yoga practices. I learned how my practice could be leveraged toward healing. I live most days now without pain, and I now have tools for getting back on track when my pain flares.
Since then I have devoted myself fully to educating myself not just about the body, but with pain itself. in 2020 I completed a 9 month Pain Science Mentorship with Neil Pearson. Through Neil and Jules I’ve had the opportunity to learn from some of the most esteemed pain science educators in North America. My main work now is with individuals who suffer from chronic pain. In addition to Yoga and mindfulness practices, I use somatics, pain education and strength training.
I am a huge consumer of scientific research reading studies weekly in topics as diverse as pain science, immunology, tissue behavior, neuroscience and of course strength and conditioning literature. Melding science with movement is my great challenge and passion. As a certified personal trainer, I feel strongly that Yoga teachers MUST understand strength as well as flexibility. My trainees are educated in evidence informed practice.
I train budding Yoga teachers to become confident assets in their communities. I offer continuing education in Omaha and around the US. I’ve had the opportunity to lead Yoga retreats all over the world and I reach Yogis in 44 countries with my podcast, The Yin Yoga Podcast.
I feel strongly that Yoga offers so many of the answers to our biggest problems both as individuals and in society. Movement, mindfulness, community and awareness are the key, transformative components of Yoga. They are accessible, affordable and simple to learn. They benefit a person on every level of self. I consider myself privileged to not only teach Yoga, but educate the kind, compassionate educators that will benefit their communities as well.
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Our Class of 2023 is now enrolling.