Yoga Teacher Training is an opportunity to deepen your personal practice of yoga, while learning to offer the gift of practice to others.
Elemental Yin: Weaving Together Strands of Science, Practice, and Nature
Yin Yoga Teacher Training (Level 2)
with Addie deHilster
May 19-21, 2017
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-5:00pm Sunday.
Accessible Yoga Training
with Jivana Heyman
September 7-10, 2017
Join the Accessible Yoga Movement!
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.
Read more about the Accessible Yoga Teacher Training here!
Guiding the Practice of Yin Yoga: Foundations
Yin Yoga Teacher Training (Level 1)
with Addie deHilster
Upcoming Dates TBA
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) 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 continues her studies in the Mindfulness Yoga & Meditation training program at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, in which Yin Yoga is 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 yoga therapist’s perspective to the practice of Yin Yoga. The biomechanics research of Jules Mitchell is also a significant influence in her approach to Yin 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.
Spring 2017 Training has been completed. Check back for upcoming dates for Level 1.
$450 for the weekend training, training manual, and Certificate of Completion
Official Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP): 27.5 CEU hours
Early bird rate of $400
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