Best Teachers

In Yoga, as in Music: The Best Teachers are Those Who Are Still Students

By Torrey Kaminski, the youngest talent at RBY:

I am so grateful to be a part of such a wonderful and inspiring group of teachers here at Richmond Beach Yoga! Many of you may already recognize me as a regular student at RBY. I completed the 200-hour teacher training certification at RBY this past summer and began teaching at the studio at the end of August.

The teacher training program was an amazing experience for me – one of personal growth, gaining knowledge, and deepening my own yoga practice. Yoga as a whole (not just the asana) has become such a passion of mine that I knew I wanted to teach in order to share what I have learned with others. I am also a professional, classically-trained flutist, and I perform and teach private flute lessons in the area. Whether leading flute lessons or yoga classes, I really enjoy teaching students of all ages and levels.

One thing I have learned from the music world that really relates to the yoga world (or really any field) is that the best teachers are those who are still students. I am constantly reading books on yoga and love taking classes of all levels and styles with a wide range of teachers. I have also learned the importance of svadhyaya – the art of deeply studying and learning about yourself. When there is a deep connection with the self there is a deeper connection with others around you. I strive to learn something from every situation I encounter, good or bad.

I am so thrilled to depart on this yoga journey and continue to find my voice as a yoga teacher. Every day I am grateful that I am able to do what I love and love what I do.