Heather McCarrol

My dream is to teach yoga to kids, families and teachers full time. I was searching on the internet for the best course possible and thank goodness I found Yoga Ed.

What is your current role or position?

Yoga Teacher and ECE student

What do yoga and mindfulness mean to you? 

Yoga and mindfulness are my best tools for living an engaged, authentic and purposeful life. They help me take care of my physical, mental and emotional well-being. Through yoga and mindfulness, I find a deeper relationship to myself as well as others. The impact that yoga and all of my yoga teachers have had in my life inspire me to pay-it-forward and teach others.

What sparked your interest in Yoga Ed.? 

My dream is to teach yoga to kids, families and teachers full time. I was searching on the internet for the best course possible and thank goodness I found Yoga Ed. What really gripped me was the experience level and education level of the facilitators, as well as the differentiation of having a Trauma-Informed focus. I’d never seen that focus before and I know how important it is to approach education with awareness of trauma.

Which Yoga Ed. course(s) did you complete? 

RCYT Certificate Program

What is your biggest takeaway from the course or program? What knowledge, insights, or skills did you gain? – I had three major takeaways: 

(1) it’s not skillful to assume how someone is feeling because each person has a broad experience and interpretation of life, so be mindful of each student’s uniqueness; (2) your authenticity is the most important factor in relating to your students; (3) being part of the yoga community brings me so much joy. I gained knowledge about the brain and physiological development, important teaching considerations and how to manage varied groups of students.

How have you implemented the program in your life? Have you received any feedback about the course from your students? 

 Since the program, I have run my own online workshop which was very well received. I used the insights I gained from Yoga Ed. on how to foster a sense of community in the online space to create engagement.

Would you recommend this course or program to others? 

I would absolutely recommend this course to others! The staff and facilitators are top tier!

Is there anything else you would like to share that we have not covered in your profile? 

I’ve been managing an illness while taking this course and the facilitators have been extremely kind and accommodating to ensure I have a great learning experience, so I am so grateful for that as well.