Teacher Trainings

Yoga Teacher Training is an opportunity to deepen your personal practice of yoga, while learning to offer the gift of practice to others.

Guiding the Practice of Yin Yoga: Foundations
Yin Yoga Teacher Training (Module 1)
with Addie deHilster
March 16-18, 2018

Yin Yoga is a unique combination of Indian Yoga, Taoist practices, and Mindfulness Meditation. The body gradually releases its habitual holding as the poses are held passively for several minutes at a time, affecting the nervous system, the body’s connective tissues, and its energetic pathways, like a form of self-acupressure. Concentration, mindfulness, and receptivity are cultivated in the poses, making Yin Yoga a wonderful introduction to meditation.

In Level 1, you will learn about the anatomy of the body’s soft tissues (muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia), the energetic system (chi, prana, meridians), how to incorporate meditation, and of course, the major poses of Yin Yoga.  We will cover how poses can be adapted for less flexible bodies or injuries, and how to practice safely without over-stretching. Therapeutic applications of Yin Yoga will be explored, including how to design classes that address ailments and energy imbalances through the meridians.

Addie deHilster (E-RYT 500, C-IAYT) has studied Yin Yoga in Vancouver, BC with renowned teacher, Bernie Clark, as well as in workshops and retreats with Paul Grilley and Sarah Powers, the primary founders of this style of yoga. Also a dedicated practitioner of Vipassana (Insight) Meditation, she continued her studies in the Mindfulness Yoga & Meditation training program at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, in which Yin Yoga was included as an embodied meditation practice. Having earned her 500-hour credential in the therapeutic Yapana Yoga style taught by Leeann Carey, Addie brings a Addie brings a gentle, healing perspective to the practice of Yin Yoga, informed by yoga therapy and current research on the biomechanics of yoga. Addie leads Yin Yoga teacher trainings regionally, as well as leading the 200-hour teacher training program at Spiral Path Yoga Center. These trainings are open to current and aspiring yoga teachers, as well as enthusiastic students who wish to spend the weekend immersed in all things Yin!

Weekend Training Schedule: 6:00-9:00pm Friday, 9:00am-6:00pm Saturday, 9:00am-4:30pm Sunday.

Cancellation Policy – We always hope you will not need to use this information, but please read the cancellation policy just in case.

$425 for the weekend training, training manual, and Certificate of Completion
Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP): 27.5 CEU hours
Early bird rate of $375 (register by 2/23)
Contact info@spiralpathyogacenter.com for more information.

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training
with Leeann Carey
May 18-20, 2018

This weekend focuses on the passive (BEING) and Savasana (STILL) segments of an asana practice. You will learn and practice how strategic, creative and intuitive prop placements meet the unique needs of your students in a Restorative Yoga format. It includes a thorough breakdown of Restorative Yoga poses so you can apply them with your students in a group or private setting, and addresses “class mapping” for physiological outcomes. The training is designed to elevate your teaching “eye” so you build on teaching, rather than leading. Teachers often report that they learn more about the classic poses and how to trouble-shoot challenges simply by addressing them restoratively with prop support. It’s a beautiful thing!

The Restorative Yoga Teaching Manual is included and will be emailed to all participants ahead of time. It is the participant’s responsibility to print the manual and bring it to the first day of training. Also, Leeann’s book, Restorative Yoga Therapy: The Yapana Way to Self-Care & Well-Being (New World Library, 2015) is required to attend the training. (Purchase via Amazon.com here.)

 

Yoga found Leeann Carey in the late 1970’s and hasn’t left her since. She is the author of Restorative Yoga Therapy: The Yapana Way to Self-Care & Well-Being, which reaches the next plateau in the art of Restorative Yoga technique and practice. Leeann opened the first full-service yoga studio in her Southern California community 25 years ago, where she developed important skills for operating a successful “yoga business.” Her eclectic style of teaching was forged over many years of study, and she shares that knowledge today, both personally and through the many teachers she has trained. Her expertise is sought after for both her technical knowledge and compassion for her students and their well-being. She is kindly referred to by many as “the teacher’s teacher.”

Weekend Training Schedule: 6:00-10:00pm Friday, 9:00am-6:00pm Saturday, 9:00am-4:30pm Sunday.

Cancellation Policy – We always hope you will not need to use this information, but please read the cancellation policy just in case.

$495 for the weekend training
Early bird rate of $445 (register by 4/22)
Yoga Alliance CEU’s are available.
Contact info@spiralpathyogacenter.com for more information.

Elemental Yin: Weaving Together Strands of Science, Practice, and Nature
Yin Yoga Teacher Training (Module 2)
with Addie deHilster
July 13-15, 2018

This training delves more deeply into aspects of physical anatomy, breath/energetic work, meditation, and the nervous system, relevant to Yin Yoga. Using the Elements of Nature (such as Earth, Water, Fire, etc.) as a centerpiece, the training ties together time-honored techniques and traditional wisdom with the growing wealth of scientific knowledge about the body and brain. This training is designed to help you bring it all together – old and new, big picture and detail, theory and practice – into an integrated and personalized practice.

Level 2 emphasizes a toolkit for balancing energy with pranayama, integrating mindfulness meditation techniques with yoga, and learning how the meridians and 5 Elements can help us live (and teach!) in harmony with the seasons. You will add to your repertoire of Yin Yoga poses, and also refine your approach to class design. We’ll also cover the neuroscience of mindfulness, the biomechanical and neurophysiological science behind stretching, skeletal variation, and recent research on fascia.

Note: It is recommended that you take Level 1 (or an equivalent Yin Yoga training) prior to Level 2. However, in some cases, we allow the modules to be taken in reverse order. Please contact us to discuss if you are interested in jumping in with Level 2. Open to current and aspiring yoga teachers, as well as enthusiastic students.

Weekend Training Schedule: 6:00-9:00pm Friday, 9:00am-6:00pm Saturday, 9:00am-4:30pm Sunday.

Cancellation Policy – We always hope you will not need to use this information, but please read the cancellation policy just in case.

$425 for the weekend training, training manual, and Certificate of Completion
Early bird rate of $375 (register by 6/22)
Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP): 26.5 CEU hours
Contact info@spiralpathyogacenter.com for more information.

200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training & Certification:
The Yoga of Mindfulness & Accessibility
with Addie deHilster & Peggy Burt

The next round of our Teacher Training program begins September 14, 2018!

This training is unique because of our two-fold emphasis – integrating Mindfulness Meditation and embracing the individuality of each yogi in each pose. We are dedicated to the accessibility of yoga and meditation, because we believe that yoga is for everyone – all bodies, all ages, all sizes, all abilities, all backgrounds.

Choose from two tracks: Teacher Certification Track, for those who aspire to teach yoga, or Practitioner Track, for those who want to participate primarily for their own growth. Participants in the two tracks will share most of the same sessions, but the schedule, assignments, and pricing are a little different, depending on which path you choose.

All trainees (in both tracks) will experience detailed study of yoga asana, with dozens of modifications and variations for the classical poses; an embodied understanding of anatomy and how it’s relevant to yoga; a real-world, non-dogmatic perspective on philosophy; guidance as you develop a personal meditation practice, and much more!

More content, schedule, and tuition information here!
Yoga Alliance Registered 200-Hour Program
Contact info@spiralpathyogacenter.com for more information.

 

Accessible Yoga Training
with Jivana Heyman & Sarah Helt
October 4-7, 2018

The Accessible Yoga Training returns to LA in Fall 2018!

Accessible Yoga is an international advocacy organization focusing on sharing yoga with all. We offer Accessible Yoga Conferences, Journal, and the Accessible Yoga Network. The Accessible Yoga Training focuses on how to make the Yoga teachings available to everyone, regardless of their level of physical ability. We'll focus on creating Integrated Accessible Yoga classes where all students can practice together. We’ll explore the many ways that Yoga practice can be modified to suit students with disabilities, physical challenges, as well as seniors.

We'll consider how to make our classes welcoming to everyone, and to approach students in a trauma-informed way. You'll learn sample Accessible Yoga classes, chair yoga classes, and even bed yoga classes. We'll also look at ways of bringing the yoga teachings and meditation into your classes, and how all of yoga can be used to support health and healing for every body. We'll also review common medical conditions so that you have a basic understanding of these issues.

$650 for the Accessible Yoga weekend training (Thurs-Sun)
Early bird rate of $595 (through 9/4/18)
Contact info@spiralpathyogacenter.com with any questions.