“She has an energy and a joy that is contagious and a real gift for distilling yoga philosophy…”
Michael Franti, rock musician & yogi
Deborah (Debbie) Williamson (founder/creator WILD ABUNDANT LIFE, co-owner/co-founder LIVE LOVE TEACH) is most passionate about helping people find their unique gifts in contributing to the world around them. Her credo, “Your life is your laboratory…Play!” influences what and how she teaches.
Often considered “the antidote” to traditional yoga teacher training programs, Debbie is the first to tell prospective students of her various Yoga Teacher Training programs, “Credentials don’t matter. A certification alone won’t make you an amazing teacher.”
And then, as a baffled silence fills the room, she’ll add:
“Don’t train to prove you’re good enough. Train because you love this, because your curiosity & passion leave you no other choice. Train because you know you can make a difference in the world. No education or experience will ever be wasted or lost.”
Passion has been the motivating force in Debbie’s long & varied career & education across multiple industries. With over 30 years of teaching yoga, 15 years of training teachers, and extensive background in business, coaching and multiple styles of Yoga from vinyasa to yin, himalayan to thai yoga massage (& many more), she offers fresh perspective to bodies (and hearts) in motion.
When asked what keeps her in constant motion in creating businesses, traveling to teach new students, and authoring fresh curriculum / programming, Debbie says, “I look for opportunities every single day to experience AWE and wonder. It never feels like work. I stay curious. I laugh a LOT. I look for ways to connect to new friends, colleagues, students. And I make sure to go to some kind of continuing education experience at least once a year, to stay inspired and to get new perspective. As long as I’m in a state of play and contribution, I have endless energy to do what I love.”
“I have completed several 500 teacher training modules with Debbie and find her approach to teaching teachers to be the most whole, yogic and authentic I have encountered. Every program she offers will teach you a ton and you will laugh your @$$ off in the process.”
Kate Quinn, Teacher Training Program Manager, Core Power Yoga
“I love Debbie’s workshop/trainings/advice! Instead of presenting tons of information and “how to” – Debbie questions us and gives new ways of thinking about the things that we already know so that we are able to create and learn from inner wisdom and experience. Thank you!”
Rita Burlingame, yoga teacher