Participant Testimonials

Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training Testimonials

I left Jacci’s Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training inspired, prepared, and confident to teach. Within a week, I was hired to teach my first prenatal class, and my life is forever changed. Jacci Reynolds has a wealth of knowledge pertaining to the female body, pregnancy, and fetal development. She provides teachers with the tools needed to prepare and teach a prenatal yoga class, but also encourages us to recognize and safely modify “regular” postures in our own creative ways. You’ll learn a fundamental piece of prenatal yoga- transitioning between postures can still be graceful during the third trimester! Jacci’s energy, enthusiasm, and love for yoga are contagious and inspiring. The worst part about her training is that it has to end; and trust me, you won’t want her to go!  – Kristen, GA

Jacci’s nurturing yet steady energy opens your heart and your mind to experience this unique and rewarding work. – Tara, CT

Jacci’s calm nature, patience and intelligence surrounding prenatal yoga eased my fears.  Her knowledge and strength are encouraging, supportive and absolutely confidence building.  Her teaching style was inviting and approachable.  She was more than a traditional instructor, she was a friend too. – Lindsay, PA

Your training reminded me what a great community our yoga community is and why I wanted to teach in the first place.  It was caring, nurturing teachers like you and the women in the class that drew me to yoga in the first place and continues to make me want to grow in my practice and share it with others.  I took from your training a lot more than just knowledge of leading pregnant women in their yoga practice.  I learned over that weekend that we all need a little self-nurturing, self-exploration and self love even if we are not bringing a life into this world.  Thank you! 
– Kellie, NJ

The most satisfying experiences were how thoughtful and generous Jacci is towards her students and her wealth of knowledge of prenatal yoga. She is wonderfully inspiring. Endless thanks. 
– Katie, MD

I’m ready to teach!  Thank you! – Tim, CT

I was very happy to see non-traditional pre-natal poses.  It was wonderful to see something new and different for pregnant mothers, and also a bit more challenging than traditional thinking.
– Jennifer, RI

Thank you for being so well prepared and knowledgeable, as well as understanding and approachable! – Daphne, GA

 This was a tremendous experience. You provided a thorough picture of fetal development, changes in mom and the value of yoga. Thank you for your time and energy. – Emily, MD

200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Testimonials

Jacci’s teaching style is very supportive. She is an expert in her subject but makes it understandable and down-to-earth. If she thinks the students are not “getting it”, she does not get frustrated but tries a different approach like demonstrating a posture instead of explaining it with words. There is always time built in to the weekend for asking questions. She is very honest, not just giving a “pat” answer but using real-world examples from her own practice or teaching. I have never heard her be critical, even when students bring in examples of other teachers who have done things that are different from what we have learned. Instead of being judgmental (and “jumping on the bandwagon”), she will say something like, “some styles teach it like that but we do it this way” or will try to explain why it is done differently, thereby teaching something about the history/development of that type of yoga.   Although YTT can be intense, and we work very hard throughout the entire weekend, Jacci mixes it up in such a way that the time flies by (sitting/moving, practicing/lecture). She also incorporates fun and team-building so you feel like you have a built-in support group among your peers. And, there is lots of practice-teaching so the student feels competent to take their pranakriya yoga knowledge out into the world and share it.  I have really enjoyed my Yoga Teacher Training with Jacci. She is a person of integrity – not just teaching the yoga asanas and pranayamas but also modeling the yoga-sutras and behaviors that exemplify a true yogi.  – Sue, IN

When I think about my Pranakriya Yoga Teacher Training, I am filled with immense gratitude.  The education I received both on and off the mat are almost incomprehensible.  Thank you to Jacci for her gracious spirit and endless guidance that added so much strength to the soul of such a solid and powerful program.  – Katie, MD

As a Director of the Pranakriya Yoga Teacher Training,  Jacci Reynolds provided the teacher trainees at Crofton Yoga with the highest quality training.  We were so satisfied with the newly graduated teachers that we hired three of them. These teachers are more than prepared to walk into a classroom with knowledge and confidence. – Emily Gretz, co-owner, Crofton Yoga

Jacci teaches with wisdom that comes from experience and compassion for her students.  I felt completely confident in her ability to provide me with the tools I need to teach yoga.  She allows, and encourages, each student to grow in his or her own unique way. – Patti, MD

The Pranakriya Yoga Teacher training has been life-changing in the most wonderfully unexpected ways.  Jacci has created an invaluably nurturing environment which supports learning and growth. – Audrey, VA

 I am incredibly grateful that I found Crofton Yoga and took part in the Pranakriya YTT.  The YTT program exceeded my expectations.  It was very detailed and well organized.  My personal practice has deepened and I have made new friendships that will forever affect my life.  Jacci Reynolds has created a learning environment that is very supportive and nurturing.  Her passion for yoga is very apparent.  I am grateful to have had the opportunity to study with her. – Eric, MD

The beauty of yoga keeps opening in new ways to me, and to you I am grateful.  You are a special teacher, and I am truly grateful to have had this nine months with you. – Adrian, IL

Jacci was very thorough and fair in her assessments.  Her personal practice and personal development shines through in her teaching. – Jane, PA

Excellent instructions, genuinely helpful, kind and sympathetic.  Jacci was far away but always a fingertip away from a computer key, she was patient, kind an awesome instructor and fabulous yogini – Elaine, MD