FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. What is Yin 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.
2. how does yin yoga relate to Traditional Chinese MEdicine?
Yin yoga is similar to acupressure. In acupressure, the practitioner applies gentle pressure along the body's meridians. Through this gentle pressure, the meridian activates and balances any energy stagnation. Similarly, when we're stretching the body in yin yoga, we are also activating the body's meridians the same way acupressure does.
3. What is Qi Gong?
Qi Gong is a subtle practice from ancient China. Qi (or Chi) refers to the life force or vital energy. Gong means skill which is cultivated through steady practice. Qi Gong taps into our subtle energetic body. It helps circulate, cultivate, store, and distribute vital energy depending on our needs. There are set Qi Gong sequences that we can do to gradually heighten our sensitivity. Qigong is suitable for all levels and ages. People do Qigong to maintain health, calm their minds, heal their bodies, and reconnect with their spirit.
While Qi Gong is from China and Yoga is from India, the two systems actually compliment each other seamlessly. Both are practices that we do to increase vitality; both are healing arts that help propel us towards the goal of Self-Realization.
4. Do you 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.
5. WHAT are THE COURSE Pre-requisites?
Our courses are available for everyone who wish to learn more about yoga, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and their benefits. We require students to be open-minded to new knowledge, be committed to their personal practice, and have compassion for others. Minimum six months to one year of consistent practice in similar yoga styles are needed before joining us.
6. CAN I TEACH Yin Yoga AFTER THIS COURSE?
Yes. Upon successful completion of our training program, you'll be able to lead Yin Yoga worldwide. Most of our graduates are now professional full-time yoga teachers and some also run their own yoga retreats and workshops.
7. are your COURSEs YOGA ALLIANCE ACCREDITED?
Yes. We are a Registered Yoga School (RYS 200) with Yoga Alliance USA. The certification is also valid for Continued Education Credits (CEU). 200-RYT are required to take CE courses to maintain their certification. Our Yin Yoga teacher training is ideal for those who have already attained a 200hr yoga teacher certification.
8. Will I receive the training certificate during my yoga training?
Upon successful completion of our 100hr Yin Yoga Teacher Training, you will receive a Yoga Alliance accredited teaching certificate in the graduation ceremony.
9. IS IT SAFE TO TRAVEL TO MEXICO?
It's completely safe to travel in Mexico. We will help you with anything you may need during the training. You'll be quickly taken care of should there be any concerns during your time with us.
10. Do you offer airport pick-up and drop-off?
Yes we do. Once you're registered, you can request for an airport pick up from Puerto Vallarta International Airport (PVR). Additional fee is required. We usually help arrange students who arrive around the same time a group taxi, this way they can split the fare. Of course, you can always request for a private taxi.
11. Do you offer vegan or gluten-free food options?
Every meal there will be vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. We will also send you an intake form where you can indicate specific health-related diet preferences.
12. how do I pay? WHAT IF I HAVE TO CANCEL?
We accept credit card and bank transfer via our Payment Gateway. Our cancellation policy is as such:
- Deposit is non-refundable unless we cancel the event.
- For the remaining balance:
- Cancel 30 days & prior: 100% refund (minus transaction fee).
- Cancel 30 days or less before the course: No refund but we can transfer your credit to any future training or retreat with us.
- If we cancel the course, we'll give you a 100% refund.
13. DO YOU OFFER ANY SCHOLARSHIPS?
Not yet! However, we make sure the pricing is reasonable and there are different options to suit your budget. We also offer early bird discount and you can save up to $500 off the regular tuition.
14. Do i need any vaccinations?
Find out which vaccines you may or may not need traveling to Mexico, it's best to consult your local travel clinic before coming.
15. WHAT IS A TYPICAL DAY LIKE?
Here is a sample schedule of a regular training day:
- 7:30-8am: Qigong, kriya, pranayama, meditation
- 8-10am: Morning asana
- 10-11am: Breakfast
- 11-1:30pm: Theory
- 1:30-3pm: Lunch, free time to the beach or pool
- 3-5:30pm: Asana clinic, practice teaching
- 5:45-6:45pm: Evening asana
- 7-8pm: Dinner
There is one day off per week. Evening is free time for you to enjoy Sayulita town, study/review, socialize with friends, and take rest.
16. WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE THIS COURSE?
You're right, there are many courses out there and your options are limitless. This course is designed to offer you an authentic perspective on classical Hatha Yoga system and Traditional Chinese Medicine. My goal is to help you see beyond the physical self and to dive deeper into the energetic and spiritual self. We have the solution for you to cultivate a more loving and compassionate relationship with yourself and others. If this is what you want, the course is perfect for you!