What People are Saying:
Peoples Yoga & Aerial Fitness, specifically Kelly & Ted Stiglich, are nothing short of extraordinary! They provided an outstanding curriculum and a teacher training experience that was well-rounded. Their passion to share Yoga, coupled with their experience, knowledge, and welcoming personalities made this an unforgettable experience that will always be part of my journey. The lineage before them would be proud, and the tools and opportunities they have provided to ensure I could continue sharing, far exceeded my expectations!
Scott Smith – March 31, 2018
I loved my training. I felt so comfortable and ready to teach when I was finished, but I still miss our training daily. What an amazing journey it was, and it was one of the best decisions I've ever made!
Devin Moore – Sept 1, 2016
Peoples Yoga & Aerial Fitness, LLC’s 300-hour advanced teacher training prepares its trainees to teach principles and techniques of yoga that are more advanced, and to teach with greater skill, than could reasonably be expected of an RYT 300. This is a comprehensive program and school that I will continue to study under and encourage fellow yogis to do the same. A tremendous experience.
Shannon Durham May 24, 2018
Ted and Kelly – I want to thank you for the magical week that you led here at Anamaya. The week completely surpassed my expectations. The two of you are an inspiration both on and off the mat, specifically Kelly, I so admire your ability to navigate an entire classroom into both humor & spirituality in the same breath – very few people in this world can command the attention and respect of an audience as you do. And Ted – your decision to check ego at the door and support and love your partner as an equal is ultimate relationship goals.
This week has been so meaningful for me on three levels, which I care to share with you as you have been present in all them. 1) the community of people-both of you foster such a welcoming environment, whether its through your morning spiritual readings or your explanations of physical poses for various levels- people talk all the time of “safe” space on the mat and I never really understood that until here. I feel like I have “my people” here in the yoga community, and no doubt that the two of you led the tone. 2) Appreciation for the vast world that is yoga- you have opened my eyes to the world of yoga which is new to me as of 2018. As a logic-based person, I really connect with your explanations of poses (opening the chakras) or items (rose absolute for the heart) and you have piqued my curiosity in learning more (currently now reading Power of Now) so thank you for pointing me in that direction. Finally, 3) Acceptance of myself-the most personal impact off this week is the deeper understanding of my own person-your Ayurveda workshop led me to see how imbalance in the body could explain our actions or it was just “in my nature” to plan things. Conscientiousness (yikes-spelling) can help right all of these imbalances.
Should you ever choose to live stream/record your classes, I would love to participate! Thank you for leading such a magical, unforgettable week for me- you truly have a gift.
XX Steph Menke March 2018
I don’t know if you remember me, but I was one of the people that was on the last yoga retreat that you did at Anamaya in March. I just wanted to reach out to you to say thank you so much for everything that you have done for me. I didn’t realize it at the time but once I got back to Canada I realized how much your yoga impacted my life. You taught me how to love myself and you showed me that I deserve to be treated well and to be treated with kindness.
Before I went on the retreat I was in a very unhealthy relationship with someone and they didn’t’ treat me well and I only stayed because I felt like that was how I deserved to be treated. But once I got back I realized that I was so much better than that so I got out of that relationship and I am much happier now and I actually love myself.
Not only did you do that for me but you also truly opened my eyes to the benefits of yoga and what it can do for me. I now practice yoga every day and I am looking into becoming a yoga teacher. If it wasn’t for you I wouldn’t have realized these things or made certain decisions and I just wanted to thank you because you have had a very positive impact on my life. Thank you very much and I wish you all the best
Em Begelz – June 9th, 2018
Dear Kelly, dear Ted,
A couple of years ago I came across a saying in Spanish class: “Caminante, no hay camino se hace camino al andar: Roughly in translates into: “Walker, there is no path, you create your path while walking.”
I had to think a lot about this saying in the past few months, because last year kind of turned my whole world upside down. Being here in Anamaya with you helped me a lot. I now know for sure, that I am going to be fine or to quote Kelly, I am exactly where I’m supposed to be.
Your classes were loving and soothing but at the same time you pushed me to my limits and helped me to believe in myself again.
So thak you for helping me to create my path and walking a longside me for this way to short amount of time.
With lots of love,
Sara Rudin – March 2018
Kelly (and Ted),
When I arrived at Anamaya late on Saturday and sat next to you at the dinner table, I had the strangest feeling that I already knew the both of you…as if we’d met before. This was before I found out y’all were the yoga instructors this week! It is now the end of the week and I still cannot shake the feeling that I’ve known you for years, maybe decades. Maybe I have. The cool thing is that I’m positive I’ll see you both again. I am so grateful for all the things you’ve taught me this week…not just about Chakras and Yoga and Ayurveda, but about the power of positive energy and laughter. You have made a real, palpable impact on me, and I’m so delighted that our paths have crossed (again?). Please continue to be your beautiful, awesome, hilarious, positive inquisitive, thoughtful self! It’s inspiring to know you’re out there in the world making people feel so great every day. I thank you from the bottom of heart.
Erica Hirsch – March 2018
Thank you, Kelly & Ted, for an awesome, educational & approachable yoga experience at Anamaya.
Kelly & Ted –
Thanks so much for a great week. It takes a special balance of humor and thoughtful guidance to help me unwind and you guys were the best at both!!
Pura Vida, James – March 2018
Kelly and Ted
Thank you so much for this week. I was aware of so many subtleties in my practice and your adjustments are AWESOME! Thank you for the reminder of being gentle with oneself and remembering your right to “have what you have” which is something I have been processing. Thank you for your humor and sarcasm and fun. Thank you for breaking down Ayurveda, chakras, and yoga nidra. All things I have been exposed to but your workshops were so accessible. And most of all, I spend most of my time working with dysfunctional couples and very depressed people. I love my work but sometimes it is difficult to remember there are happy, healthy relationships and people who meet this world with lightness. I will take this modeling with me to share with those who most need this light.
Jenn Lee March 2018
~” I had known for a few years that I would discover the experience of Yoga Teacher Training. Embarking on this journey is not for the faint, or light of heart. Yet the atmosphere, community, and Kelly Stiglich as the lead Yoga Teacher Trainer, guide you through this amazing journey to your higher self with professional elegance. Whether you're looking to expand your yoga practice to a deeper level, ready to lead rooms of eager yoga students, or begin your yoga journey with some in-depth education and self-discovery - Shanti School of Yoga’s 200 hour RYT teacher training is an absolute Must. Amazing value, leadership, and a kind heart will guide you every step of your path. I also preferred the Bi-weekly approach to YTT. I believe it allowed the information to sink in and settle after each weekend, while also helping to integrate the lessons/teachings into my everyday lifestyle. Yoga, or, Union - is literally a way of life. A lifestyle that Kelly & Ted, and the Team at Shanti serve full on and deliver like it's the best savasna you've ever had.” ~ Kyle Riegle 2015
~"When I made the decision to pursue teacher training, I knew I needed to find a school that made me feel comfortable and accepted yet challenged to take my yoga deeper. Shanti School of Yoga gave me all of that and more. This program allowed me to dive deeper into discovering, accepting, and embracing my true self. I was able to learn how yoga applies into each aspect of daily living and how to authentically share yoga with others from a genuine space. I have Kelly & Ted to thank for opening me up to a truer and fuller life, preparing me to share yoga with others, and giving me a second home at Shanti. “Kelly is a guide as a pebble that causes ripples in water. She has an innate intuition of the light already inside you. She is the pebble that allows that light to shine through you. She does not guide teachers towards any specific direction but allows their path to ripple naturally. I have never felt more myself since starting my yoga journey with Kelly. I have her to thank for allowing me to become my complete and full self, feeling confident to share yoga with others from my authentic space. ~ Sammatha Carol 2015
~” Taking the Peoples Yoga & Fitness Aerial Yoga Training Course has been a transformative experience. Working with Kelly & Ted Stiglich in this workshop has really opened up a very attainable benefit of being an aerial yoga teacher. I enjoyed how they thoroughly explain each position and don’t move on until I fully understood. All around a wonder experience. I absolutely would refer this training as well as continue” ~ Ashley Williams 2016~Kelly is very upbeat & very inviting right off the bat. Ted was helpful with adjustments and adding his own style of teaching which was very beneficial. I would recommend their training to any of my family and friends. “~ Amanda Juergensen 2016
~” I can’t thank you two enough. You’ve given me some lifelong tools.”~ Pam Triplett 2017
~ Thank you, Kelly, for leading us (me) on this beautiful journey. I came to Anamaya thinking I would take a few classes, here and there, but then I took yours and Ted’s classes and was hooked. I’ve had so many lovely interactions with you, in and out of yoga that I inspired by the way yoga has touched your life and am ready to let it touch mine. Many blessings “~ Amanda Alvarez 2017
~ Dear Kelly – I am forever grateful to you & Ted for making this a beautiful experience. The joy that radiates from you is contagious & comforting. Thank you so much for sharing your practice and showing us all so much love. “~
Gillian Gresh 2017
~ “Ted is like a big, strong, well rooted tree, and you are the flowers, the leaves, the fruit. You are full of life, and joy, a combination of a lot of spices! You are a beautiful person!! I have learned a lot from you both.” ~ Lorena 2017
~ “Ted & Kelly thank you for an amazing journey. You are incredible instructors and I learned so much. It was great getting to know you both. “
~ Carolyn Suess 2015
~” Thank you for an amazing week of yoga. I am so grateful that you told my mom about this retreat, I am in love with Anamaya. And my mom and I’s bond has grown through this time that you gave us. You two have truly inspired meto practice yoga & meditation every day. Thank you, thank you, Thank you. Namaste “~ Rachel Carmen 2015
~” Thank you so much for letting us in on the amazing secret of Anamaya! This place has exceeded my wildest expectations and Rachel and I are so grateful to you both. Listening to everyone in the closing circle expressing their gratitude to you both and to Anamaya, I realize that maybe because I am familiar with you both, I may be guilty of
taking you for granted. My intention for when we return to TC, is to not take you, or anyone that that I care about, for granted. God bless you both. “~ Monica Carman 2015
~ For me, this experience has been empowering, inspiring, & liberating. Thank you for creating a space & opportunity where we can come as we are & practice AND teach from a place of unique, honest expression. You are amazing. I look forward to future opportunities to work with you.”~ Frances L. Shavers 2016
~ From the minute we met you we felt such an amazing connection with you. Your positive energy & love for each other & yoga shines for all to see. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for sharing with us. I loved your intentions and spiritual side of yoga, it was so what we needed! I always feel closer to Mark when we do yoga together, but your energy brought us even closer. We will meet again & continue our friendship. “
~Joelle & Mark Buntine 2016
~” Thank you so much Kelly & Ted! I really enjoyed learning about all the different types of yoga practices from both of you and appreciated your open and hands on approach. This was the 1st time yoga felt like more than just exercise and I’m excited to keep growing. If you ever do a workshop in or near San Francisco I’d love to join!” Gloria
~ Thank you for a wonderful week! It has been such a pleasure to be in your classes. Each story spoke to me as if
you had chosen it especially for me, like the cards. The yoga was fabulous and best of all is your spirit. You are both good souls!
“~ Janice Veenhusizen 2016
~Thank you for a truly inspirational week together. Your yoga classes felt wonderful-soothing, uplifting, calming & sometimes challenging –(to explain briefly) You have both inspired me to continue this practice to nurture myself and grow. You taught me also to surrender myself to this experience so that I can make room in my heart & mind for
spiritual growth or to be tuned in – spiritually – and I will do that – thank you. I have appreciated how you are both truly caring and authentic individuals - & that came across clearly for me in your yoga practice & personal interactions. I wish you both the best moving forward. I know people come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime – again I am grateful for this experience. At this moment, I am filled with more light, & joy & love that will bring divine understanding. I am feeling blessed. Hugs “~ Nance A. 2017