Selena and Anwar created a wonderfully safe, supportive and caring environment for all of us to learn. Thanks to them, I made friendships and connections which I know will last throughout my life. Their knowledge and their willingness to share it make them enthusiastic teachers who want their students to become strong, knowledgeable and balanced teachers. I learnt so much throughout the training, not only about asanas but also about yogic philosophy and anatomy. I left knowing that I have much more to learn but confident enough to start teaching and with the appropriate tools to continue to study. There was a great balance of all the aspects of yoga you’d want to start or continue to learn about and I am truly grateful for the experience. I can’t recommend the training enough. Be ready to be worked! In a good way!
I took my first class from Selena almost two years ago, and I still remember it. Why? Because during that class I had this moment like, “hell yeah” - I found my teacher. Since that first class, I’ve taken dozens of classes from Selena and every time, I walk away with a bit more... A bit more knowledge, awareness, spark, spunk, love, breath, understanding... every time, I walk away feeling a bit more alive. My asana practice has grown and benefited from Selena’s mindful sequencing and every other part of my yoga practice (and life) has grown and benefited from knowing her. Selena is an amazing teacher. She’s knowledgeable on every level you could want. She has soul and spirit. She is honest and raw. She’s freaking witty and hilarious. She shows up and requires that you show up for yourself. More importantly than being an amazing teacher, Selena is one of the best people that I know. Anyone is lucky to cross paths with this wonderful human and I highly recommend that you do.
Selena is an energetic, knowledgeable and passionate teacher of yoga. She has an exceptional teaching style that is inclusive, patient, captivating and extremely well organized. Her curriculum is far reaching and demanding. I truly am amazed at her wealth of knowledge and feel fortunate that the universe led me to her. I would whole heartedly recommend Selena’s programs to anyone wishing to teach yoga or broaden their understanding of this amazing spiritual journey.
Selena Garefino is an excellent, compassionate and exciting yoga teacher. She is regarded as one of the best teachers in the state of Montana. She brings her knowledge and passion for yoga to everyone. Selena has a wealth of experience to share teaching her classes as well as educating new teachers. Don’t miss this experience to train with her. She has worked very hard to create a teacher training that will be a fantastic experience.
I am currently lucky enough to be participating in yoga teacher training with the amazing Selena Garefino in Montana. I cannot explain how fantastic and beautiful this process has been, and the incredible joy and progress it has brought to my practice and my life. Through this program I have grown personally, physically, and emotionally. My physical practice and philosophical understanding of yoga have been heightened beyond my imagination thus far, and I love that I continue to learn every day. I intend to continue to practice with, and learn from Selena as long as possible because I cannot imagine a better teacher and mentor. Take the leap, and do it with Selena... you won’t regret it!
Selena is a truly wonderful teacher - I can’t imagine embarking on the 200hr YTT journey with anyone else. Her teaching style, both in her yoga classes and YTT modules is concise, energetic, challenging (come prepared to work!), and fun. Selena’s assignments and in class exercises can be difficult (some physically, some mentally) but build on one another, and are incredibly helpful in establishing a strong foundation in all of the subtleties that go into teaching safely, intelligently and successfully. Whether or not you are planning on teaching following training, you will leave with wealth of knowledge about yogic philosophy, much improved sanskrit pronunciation, an understanding of anatomy as it pertains to yoga, and a yoga practice that you LOVE.
“The school has authentically taught me how the integration of Yoga into my life is a lifetime holistic journey. With a balanced curriculum of Anatomy, Asana, philosophy, Ayurveda and Sanskrit, students are set up for success. The program builds confidence for the student looking to become a teacher or searching for a deeper connection with the Yogic Path.”
“I have learned so much about asana, breath and yoga philosophy and now have the resources to read and learn more as Selena’s reading list suggests quality books. This training has enhanced my yoga experience and I feel inspired to teach and go deeper into my practice. Also, I have enjoyed meeting other amazing students with similar goals, interests and insights.”
“The Missoula Community is fortunate to have the teaching talents of Selena Garefino. The school has authentically taught me how the integration of Yoga into my life is a lifetime holistic journey. With a balanced curriculum of Anatomy, Asana, philosophy, Ayurveda and Sanskrit students are set up for success. The program builds confidence for the student looking to become a teacher or searching for a deeper connection with the Yogic Path.”
“I want to say THANK YOU!! There are no words to express what a positive impact this training has had on my life as a whole. Wow, you have so much knowledge and love to share. Amazed at my entire journey inside and out. Not only did I hone valuable teaching skills but I learned so much by just getting vulnerable. I received a tool kit to integrate in teaching others but most importantly growing a better understanding of my own self so I can rise to my greatest potential. This is only the beginning of a magnificent adventure.”
I whole-heartedly recommend Selena Garefino’s YTTs. She is so knowledgeable and passionate about yoga, the language, and us as individuals. I am currently participating in a 200 hour RYS training with her. I had been wanting to do YTT for years and when I learned that Selena was doing training I was ecstatic! I had taken classes and workshops from her previously and knew that she was the one that I wanted to lead me on this amazing journey to follow my dream! You will be pushed to learn and grow and delve deeply so that you can emerge a confident, caring, and knowledgeable instructor!