200hr Yin Yang Yoga Teacher Training
What is Yin and Yang Yoga?
Yin Yoga embodies the yin yang philosophy from China and classic Hatha yoga postures from India. It has multiple layers which benefit both the physical and energetic body. While both layers serve the body and mind, the ultimate goal of yin yoga is to facilitate a steady meditation practice. On an energetic level, yin yoga requires you to stay still in the mind. With consistent practice, you’ll increase your concentration level and ultimately find a sense of peace from within.
Yang yoga is the opposite of Yin yoga, in which its style is more dynamic and physically demanding. Here, our yang yoga teacher training is based in Vinyasa flow, Ashtanga, Dharma, and Rocket yoga styles. The benefits of yang yoga includes increase in cardiovascular capacity, strength, flexibility, and stamina.
Do I need to want to become a yoga teacher to come to a teacher training?
There are many reasons to go on a yoga teacher training. Often people think that they must want to teach yoga in order to join a training. However, that is not always the case. If yoga has changed your life and you wish to deepen your knowledge in it, there is no better way than to take a yoga teacher training. Teaching yoga will become natural should you wish to take on that endeavour after completion. Most of our students find that sharing their passion in yoga with the others gives them an immense amount of fulfilment. They usually go on teaching yoga classes in their communities, and then evolve to leading their own yoga retreats and training.
We have set our ultimate goal to help you seek peace and contentment through yoga. Whether it be teaching or deepening your self-practice, we strive to create a positive environment for you to learn, grow, and share. Our experienced and passionate yoga trainers will guide you in learning authentic yoga philosophy, practice, and teaching methodology. We believe in first finding tranquility from within and from a place of stability and strength, you can then soar high and pursue your spiritual path.
Since yoga has helped us attain equanimity, we believe the world needs more yoga practitioners and teachers. Our lineage lies in Bhakti (devotion), Jnana (knowledge), Raja (meditation), Hatha (physical practice), and Karma (selfless service) yoga. Our vision is to create a yoga community nourishing high quality yoga teachers to embody the teachings of yoga from their mats to the world.
Course Overview: Yin Yang Yoga Teacher Training
Level 1: Yin Yoga, Chinese Meridians Intro & Myofascia Anatomy
Our level 1 yin yoga YTT is a gateway course to our upper-level yin program. In this level 1 yin yoga training, you'll learn the basics of Chinese meridian system. Discover the wisdom of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and how it can apply to the practice of yin yoga. Also, we'll explore yoga anatomy focusing on myofascial composition, function, and release techniques. Of course, you'll learn about the practice of yin yoga, how to teach to all levels, and customize a personal practice for yourself and your students. Daily Qi Gong, yin classes, theory, practice teaching, and meditation apply.
Level 2: Deep Meridians Tissue Therapy Training, Chinese herbs & Yin Yoga Practical Application
In this level 2 yin yoga teacher training, we will build on the knowledge from the level 1 foundational course. Deep meridians tissue therapy (DMT) is a body work modality used to quickly heal the tissue using a combination of Chinese medicine and western science based theory. Students use the acupressure points and meridians and how they relate to the physical tissue to more easily and quickly open tight body parts and heal injuries.
Chinese herbs can be used to heal more quickly, support the mental portion of practice and open blockages in both the physical tissue and the energetic body. This course includes an introduction to herbs and how they can be used to help a yogi's personal practice and direct their students to these means as well.
This level 2 course is for practitioners and teachers who want to take their knowledge to a more practical level. You'll learn the skills to alleviate body pain and emotional distress, increase flexibility, and strengthen deep muscle tissues. This is a hands-on training for experienced teachers or practitioners in the health industry. There will be partner work, self-reflection, deep breath work, and meditation. Daily Qi Gong, yin classes, theory, self-practice, practice teaching, and meditation apply.
This training is led by Dr.Word Smith who has attained his doctorate in medical Qi Gong.
** You must have completed the level 1 training before applying for the level 2 course.
Upcoming dates: Aug 16-28, 2018
Vinyasa (Yang) Yoga Teacher Training
May 06-18 2018! Details coming soon!
I loved the group's energy and the very organized set up everyday! Yes, my expectations were met and the training was very professional. Some of the highlights included teaching one on one on the last day and the traditional Chinese medicine sessions. I enjoyed the friends I made and absolutely fell in love with Mexico. I feel absolutely confident to teach. Thank you!
I very much enjoyed the combination of yin yoga, and Chinese meridians content in the course. The way and timing of the topics we covered were thorough, precise and handed out in a way which we could all digest easily. Annie's personality is amazing, very relatable and always caring.
I enjoyed learning the Chinese meridians- the additional Qi Gong in the morning was an added bonus. I will recommend this training to the others.
The location was amazing. Annie is a fantastic teacher and such a fountain of knowledge.
I enjoyed the combination of Chinese medicine and yin yoga! It was a great combo. The highlight for me was practicing sound healing and doing Qi Gong. I would recommend this training to the others.