Yin Yoga 50 hour Teacher Training

Dates & Times
Saturdays 1230 pm - 830 pm:
September 28th · October 5th · November 2nd · November 9th
Sunday 1230-830 pm : October 20th 

Exam: 1-5 pm: November 23rd
Spynga South 1415 Bathurst Street, 3rd Floor
Canadian Yoga Alliance: 50+Hour Intensive (39 Contact Hrs/11+ Non-contact Hrs)
Join us for the Yin Yoga Teacher Training in 2013. In its eighth session, the yin yoga TT intensive has grown to embody all that I hold dear by skillfully taking students on a journey of themselves through the paradigms of both East & West. The course content has been expertly reviewed by MD's, TCM Practitioners, and experienced Yoga Teachers ensuring that students leave with the ability to offer yin yoga classes that are grounded in western science and eastern philosophy. Collectively the faculty offers years of training and experience in clinical settings, as well as thousands of hours in training yoga teachers. We hope you'll join us!
The Course
Yin Yoga is a highly beneficial therapeutic practice that is available to all students at all levels. The power in this form of yoga is that it profoundly affects both the physical and energetic aspects of the self. It is the logical balance to a yang style of practice (i.e.: vinyasa yoga), and it has the added bonus of contributing to the mindfulness necessary for a successful meditation practice. Additionally, yin yoga is pivotal in affecting the functional mobility associated with a balanced and healthy body. The key to this practice is knowledge of both physical human anatomy and the energetic body (Meridian System/Nadis & the Chakra System).
Who Would Benefit From this Training?
This training would benefit teachers, practitioners and students alike. It can be used as a therapeutic treatment or as a personal practice (sadhana). You don’t need to have the desire to teach, only to fully immerse yourself in yoga.
Graduates are: Sports Medicine Specialists, RMT's, Thai Massage Practitioners, Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, Psychotherapists, Yoga Teachers, Yoga Students who aim to move more deeply into their practice, Energy Healers, Martial Artists, Athletes & Physicians.
Overview of Course
Human Anatomy: Includes an in-depth examination of anatomical variation and connective tissues. The practice will be dynamic and interactive.
History of Yin Yoga: Paulie Zink, Paul Grilley, Sarah Powers, Bernie Clarke
Meridian Theory: As it pertains to Yin Yoga
Chakra Theory
Yin Yoga Postures: benefits, contraindications, modifications, prop utilization, sequencing for health benefits, therapeutic application, special populations.
Special Considerations 
We will look at the application of yin yoga as a complementary tool of healing in various disease processes (based on the clinical experience of Tracey Soghrati).
Mindfulness Meditation and Yin Yoga
The course includes a 200-page Soghrati Yoga Manual©  (written by Tracey Soghrati)
Application Process
Applicants should be familiar with yoga and have practiced for one year. It is preferable that applicants have completed a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training.
Email traceybelanger@gmail.com for the full application
Required Texts
Insight Yoga: By Sarah Powers
The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga: Bernie Clark
Suggested Reading
The Web That Has No Weaver, Understanding Chinese Medicine:  Ted J. Kaptchuk
Yin Yoga, Outline of a Quiet Practice:  Paul Grilley
$1300 + HST for the course (This breaks down to $21/hour spent on work for the course after assignments, mentorship and marking).
$35 for attendance at one yin yoga workshop with Tracey Soghrati (dates TBD) 
Tracey Soghrati BSc., BSc.N, RN, RYT
Meredith Bannan www.meredithbannanyoga.com
Shellie Siadatan BSc., RMT, Lic. Ac www.wuxingmartialarts.com
Allison Alexander B.A. G.D. Ed. RYT
Joshua Lewis
Betsy Ryerson
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