I got certified in Buti Yoga in January 2017 and I went to advanced training in January of this year. The first training was a lot of fun, I rank it the highest of twenty group fitness trainings that I’ve attended. Advanced training was different. I was pretty much a basket-case the entire first day after looking at myself in the mirror for hours throughout the training. The second day was really strange as Bizzie, the lead trainer and founder of Buti, came late and left early, rather abruptly I might add. I’ve been trying to figure out whether or not I wanted to still teach Buti. I certainly didn’t feel any more or less inspired after my two day advanced training. In fact, I kind of regret doing the training at all. That’s $500 I could’ve spent on a far more helpful training. And yesterday, Bizzie put up a strange post in our instructor group. Turns out several master trainers, including the one who trained me, have left Buti. Two of them have started their own certifications and one in particular has several former Buti trainers working for her. I was shocked. Granted, I’ve been totally out of the loop. I was quite surprised when I showed up at advanced training and there was a guy there. Apparently, guys are allowed to Buti now.
I finished my 300 hour teacher training last month and I’ve been diving further into yoga, real Yoga-Bhagavad Gita, Sutras, etc. I’m not sure where Buti fits into all of this. I’m not going to make a rash decision but I am spending $20/month (240/year) to stay certified in a format I’m not teaching and I have no idea if and when I’ll be able to teach it again. I’ve seen lots of lead trainers leave fitness formats and go out and do their own thing. Not one time can I recall any drama that resulted in Instagram stories and posts and Facebook Live videos. I gotta be honest. It doesn’t sit well with me.