“When I started considering yoga teacher training with Roger and Albina, I was more interested in taking the training to bump up my practice rather than to actually teach, and I ran this thought by Roger.
He said I would certainly feel the benefits in my practice. However, he said, the most important thing people get out of the training, much more important than learning how to lead a class through some asanas – is finding out how to show up in your life completely and powerfully, by being fully and authentically present as a whole human being.
That wasn’t quite what I had expected for a course description. I knew I had a little room to stretch in that area, though, and I remember I had decided to sign up before he finished the sentence.”
“Yoga Teacher Training with Roger and Albina was a life-changing experience. In a completely supportive environment, I was able to come more fully into my yoga practice, sense of self and personal power.
Roger and Albina’s compassionate and inspired presence create a loving atmosphere where it’s ok to just be yourself. I was able to open up in a whole new way, forge deep connections and cultivate a greater sense of my own inner strength. Enrolling was one of the best decisions I have ever made – and I don’t say that lightly!”
“This yoga teacher training was not about asana. I learned I can make a difference, to contribute to the world around me. In order to be a great servant, I had to let go of some things to clear out my space, to serve with truth. I was being cleansed. All the tools I gained and the knowledge I learned helped me express who I am for others in and out of class, off and on the mat. I commit to being authentic when I lead and to speak from my truth.
I thank Albina and Roger and my entire group during that transformational Yoga Teacher Training for being a part of my journey.”
About Albina and Roger Rippy
Albina and Roger Rippy are yoga teachers, conscious community leaders and former yoga studio owners with over 40 years of collective yoga practice and over 26 years of collective teaching experience.
They formerly owned YogaOne Studios, a community of 7 yoga studios in Houston, Texas and currently own and manage the Blue Sky Retreat Center, a historic mountain retreat center in Taos, New Mexico. They currently split their time between Austin, Texas and Taos, New Mexico and have recently returned from traveling the world for a year with their three children and a fluffy dog named, Dante. Their purpose is to help people live happy, healthy and inspired lives through yoga, meditation, self-inquiry, heathy eating and conscious living.
Roger and Albina have been leading RYT-200 hour beginner and RYT-300 hour advanced
Yoga Teacher Trainings since 2008 graduating several hundred trainees who now teach yoga all over the world. Roger and Albina co-founded and co-produced the Texas Yoga Conference from 2010-2013 in Houston, TX with peak attendance of 2000 yogis and currently co-curate the Taos Mountain Yoga Festival at Taos Ski Valley. Over the years, Roger and Albina have led over 8,000 yoga classes to over 125,000 students.