Stef and John continued their current tour with a five-week visit to Taiwan from October 9–November 12. This was their ninth visit to Taiwan and their longest visit so far. They taught their first teacher training during a month-long Taiwan visit in December 2008, certifying six new teachers. Since then, John and Stef have taught a number of shorter trainings in Basics–Level 3. This trip, organized and hosted in Chiayi City by TriYoga Teacher Ching Lan (Judy), featured a Basics teacher training certification week, followed by a 100-hour Level 1 teacher training. Many of the students and teachers from previous visits attended and completed their full certifications, and the wonderful quality and dedication of these teachers provide a great foundation for TriYoga in Taiwan!
This training group was very strong with Basics and Level 1 technique, so a greater focus was given to developing TriYoga teaching skills.
These six teachers were the attendees at John and Stef’s first teacher training, and they have all continued their TriYoga study since then. From left: Cheryl, Sophie, Erma, Judy, Chin Er and Dong Huang. Judy has hosted John and Stef for every visit to Chiayi, and studied at TYC Santa Cruz for over a month. Cheryl, Judy and Dong Huang have also traveled to Shenzhen, China to attend John and Stef’s teacher trainings. Erma and Chin Er have attended every training with John and Stef in Taiwan, and Erma traveled to TriYoga Center Santa Cruz with Judy and a group from Okido Yoga Association. Sophie has a large group of TriYoga students in Chiayi City.
There is great spirit of TriYoga family in Taiwan!
While in Chiayi, John and Stef taught a 3-hour workshop organized by the Chiayi Healthy Yoga Association. Over 50 students attended, and many had studied with John and Stef during previous visits. Seven teachers from the teacher training assisted.
Chiayi City is the gateway to the beautiful Alishan Mountain area. Judy guided John and Stef on a walk through the mountainside tea fields.
After completing the Chiayi trainings, John and Stef visited TriYoga Center Taoyuan and taught an evening workshop. TriYoga Center Director and Level 2 teacher Julia (front row, third from right) organized a great event and was a perfect host. John and Stef last visited the TriYoga Center in February of 2013, when they taught an 11-day Level 3 training.
Mr. Lin from the Okido Yoga Association taught a lesson in “Xiang Gong”, at the request of Santa Cruz teacher Jasmin who joined via Skype. Mr. Lin is a great friend of Yogini Kaliji and TriYoga.