Yoga Teacher Trainee: Malena Agyemang

Malena Agyemang is one of the yoga teacher trainees in our Fall 2018 cohort. Read more about her story and why she’s training at M3Yoga. 

Where are you from? Windsor, Connecticut

Where do you live? Clemson, South Carolina

Favorite place you’ve been? Kumasi, Ghana or a Beyoncé concert.

What’s your passion? Empowering underserved communities and people, travel, and always doing what I can while I’m able.

Favorite pose? Crane pose, because I can’t do it yet.

 

How long have you practiced yoga?
I took my first yoga class 9 years ago in 2009 as a high school senior for my P.E. elective. I got a bit more consistent with my practice in 2014, when grad school started to get real.

What’s your favorite yoga style?
With most of my earlier practice being at home watching YouTube videos or a PowerPoint slides of poses that I felt worked well together (Grad school makes you a professional PowerPoint maker), I haven’t tried out a lot of styles. Vinyasa or a slow flow really resonate with me because I feel this is where my heart was with my struggle slides.

Why did you decide to attend teacher training?
I decided to attend teacher training because I wanted to deepen my practice, so I can help others dedicate time to tune into themselves mentally, while still getting a physical workout.

Why did you decide to train at the M3Yoga Center?
I honestly decided to train at M3Yoga because the training schedule fit my school schedule compared to other trainings. But, as corny as it sounds, after the first yoga practice in training I knew this was the perfect place for me to train.

What has been your favorite part of the training so far?
My favorite part of training has been the environment. It’s so welcoming regardless of all the different skillsets in the room.

What’s been the hardest part of the training so far?
The hardest part of training is getting over the feeling that I’m doing something wrong.

What is one thing you wish you knew before the training?
I wish I knew to relax and realize I’m not the only one anxious about training.

What is your advice to someone considering teacher training?
Don’t doubt yourself!

 

Thinking about taking a yoga teacher training? Read more about our fundamentals training here.