4 Weekends in September
Applications are now being accepted for September 7—29, 2019.
A Teacher Training like no other…
Join Caitlin Rose Kenney and guest instructors on a journey that combines practical curriculum with nourishing self-inquiry. Attend to your physical vitality, psycho-emotional wellbeing and the precious journey of your soul. Through a combination of practice, lecture and self-reflection you will discover the profound benefits of Yin Yoga. During this 9-day intensive at the Little Yoga Studio in Boulder, CO you will learn to guide yourself and others in Yin Yoga, tune into the flow of subtle energy inside of you, practice mindfulness and meditation techniques, and explore spiritual philosophy. Capped at 20 participants, this program is both intimate and communal.
About Caitlin Rose Kenney
Caitlin Rose has been teaching yoga since 2011 and has led numerous teacher trainings in Yin and Vinyasa Yoga. Her unique teaching style is a blend of many different influences: notably her Yin Yoga teacher Sarah Powers and Vinyasa Yoga teacher Gina Caputo. Caitlin Rose teaches yoga to satisfy the whole being and speaks about the physical practice as an access point for widespread change in mental patterns, emotional states, and connection to spirit. Caitlin Rose is known for holding space with a calm confidence that allows practitioners to move safely, feel their experience, revitalize and heal. Her gentle demeanor and articulate instructions aid students at any stage to advance their ability for precision and graceful embodiment.
What is Yin Yoga
History of Yin Yoga
Postural Alignment, Variations & Benefits
Daily Yin & Yang Practices
Subtle Energy Body: Qi, Meridians and Yoga Practices for Organ Health
Introduction to 5 Element Theory
Cultivating Voice and Presence
Yin Yoga Sequencing
Additional Yin and Yang Practices
This program includes a lecture with Dr. Nicole Haas on Anatomy specific to Yin Yoga and an introduction to Chinese Meridian Theory & 5 Element Acupuncture Philosophy with Mary Ellen Metke. Their experience in these respective fields is unparalleled. We are so lucky to have them.
Dr. Nicole Haas is a board certified orthopedic clinical specialist with a doctorate in physical therapy, who is nationally recognized as an expert in biomechanics and injury prevention. Nicole is a certified yoga teacher for Integrated Vinyasa and Therapeutic Yoga as well. She has been practicing more than 20 years and is an active resource for the yoga, athletic, and outdoor community. She lectures nationally on topics related to injury prevention and wellness and is often featured as a topic expert in outdoor, sports, and yoga publications. Her passion lies in community outreach and education promoting the understanding of healthy movement patterns that allow the body to participate in a balanced, injury-free life.
Mary Ellen Metke has been a practitioner of classical 5 Element Acupuncture for more than 20 years. She studied with Professor J.R. Worsley, the man credited with bringing traditional acupuncture to the West.
Longmont United Hospital hired Mary Ellen in 1996, making her the first acupuncturist hired by a hospital in Colorado. In 2000, Mary Ellen started teaching at the Institute of Taoist Education and Acupuncture (ITEA) in Louisville, Colorado. She is presently Chairman of the Board of ITEA. In 2003, she entered the Worsley Institute's Masters & Apprentice Program, initiated by Professor Worsley and J.B. Worsley, J.D., D.Ac.
After practicing acupuncture in Massachusetts and Maryland, Mary Ellen opened her Boulder, Colorado, office in 1990.
This immersion is intended for anyone with a genuine interest in having an in-depth understanding of Yin Yoga.
For those who already teach yoga, this course will prepare you to add Yin Yoga to your offerings.
For anyone who is an aspiring yoga teacher, industry standards require you to have at a minimum a 200-hour certification from a single school of yoga. This immersion does not count towards a 200-hour certification; however, it does count towards 60-hours of continuing education with Yoga Alliance and prepares you to teach Yin Yoga. You can take this 60-hour training before or after a 200-hour training.
While Yin Yoga can be practiced by any body at any stage of life, we recommend that you have at least one year of consistent yoga practice that includes (but does not need to be focused on) Yin Yoga. Having experience with yoga will give you the foundation you need to get the most out of this immersion.
100% attendance is required for participation in this immersion. This requirement is first and foremost so that YOU get the most out of this experience. Your attendance also impacts the energy of the group and this journey is intended to be a supportive, safe and sacred space for all participants. Finally, the teachers put forth immense amounts of time, energy and heart to offer this immersion and absences can distract and dilute the content of the training.
We understand that, in rare cases, serious life emergencies arise. If you experience this during the course of the program, arrangements can be made to make up the work and complete your training either at an alternative time or during future yoga training sessions. These decisions are made independently for each student and must be approved in person with Caitlin Rose Kenney at a meeting scheduled and approved by all involved parties.
Homework and readings will be assigned to be completed outside of sessions, so please allow time in your daily/weekly schedule to do these assignments. It is highly recommended that you take at least one Yin Yoga class at our studio during the week to support your study. All yoga classes at The Little Yoga Studio are included with your tuition.
Application & Tuition
This 60-hour Yin Yoga Immersion & Teacher Training at the Little Yoga Studio costs $975.
Tuition includes all sessions outlined above, a specialized manual and unlimited yoga classes at the Little Yoga Studio during the training. Tuition does not include the costs of required and recommended reading.
To ensure this program is a good fit for you and for the instructors to provide the most supportive environment an application is required. Within one week of your application submission you will be notified of acceptance. Once accepted, your payment will be processed by the Little Yoga Studio.
Once you have successfully met all of the program requirements you will receive a certificate of completion. No certification will be granted if tuition is not paid in full. Note: yoga instructors are required to obtain insurance before they may begin to teach.
A limited number of partial scholarships are available for this program. Please contact email@example.com to learn more.
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4 Weekends in September
September 7 — 29, 2019
SEPTEMBER SESSION TIMES
Saturdays 7:45 AM — 5:00 PM
Sundays 7:45 AM — 5:00 PM
100% ATTENDANCE REQUIRED
SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE
7:45 or 8:45 AM Start Time: Pranayama & Meditation
Lecture / Practicum
11:30 AM Lunch Break
12:30 PM Vinyasa Practice or Workshop
2:00 PM Guest Lecture / Field Trip
3:45 PM Yin Yoga Practice
5:00 or 6:00 PM Closing
*Note, this is a sample schedule and actual daily content and flow will vary. Session start and end times are different from day to day. Review the SESSION TIMES above to ensure you can attend in full.
What is the difference between Yin Teacher Training and 200-hour Yoga Certification?
This Yin Yoga Teacher Training is 60 contact hours and provides a focused and in depth study of Yin Yoga. While it is not a substitute for 200-hour Yoga Certification, it can be taken before or after a 200-hour training for those on a teaching path. 200-hour Yoga Certification is the minimum requirement, as recognized by Yoga Alliance, to qualify professional yoga teachers and provides foundational knowledge and skills. Given the wide breadth of yoga styles that exist today, there are innumerable fields of study one can focus on. This Yin Yoga Teacher Training is an excellent way to diversify your portfolio as a yoga teacher and explore anatomy, mindfulness, Chinese Meridian Theory and spiritual inquiry.
Where can I teach Yin Yoga?
Yin Yoga is increasing in popularity world-wide and is being recognized as a practice that has vast physical, psycho-emotional and spiritual benefits. Yoga studios, fitness centers, wellness collectives and private instructors are adding Yin Yoga to their schedules to balance rigorous exercise programs. Yin Yoga can be practiced by all levels (true beginners and long-time practitioners alike find significant value in the practice), all backgrounds and all ages. Yin Yoga can be an excellent bridge between a physical yoga practice and a meditation practice as it teaches practitioners how to surrender into stillness and observe and anchor the mind. The tenets of Yin Yoga can expand a teacher's capacity to offer both strictly Yin classes and be woven with other genres like Gentle Yoga. Yin Yoga does not require a heated room nor special yoga props (although props are helpful when available) and thus can be practiced anywhere!
I don’t want to be a yoga teacher, is this program for me?
Yes! Most importantly, this program is designed to inspire your personal yoga practice, engage your intellect and be a container for emotional and spiritual inquiry. There will be exercises that cultivate teaching skills, and these practices are valuable regardless of whether you want to be a teacher because they ingrain knowledge on a very deep level. It does not matter how you wish to apply this training to your life, as long as you value learning and practicing this immersion will be a good fit.
Graduates from this program include Somatic Therapists, Social Workers, Artists, Business Consultants and Massage Therapists.
I have an auto-immune disease, injury or medical condition, can I take this training?
Always consult with your doctor to determine if certain types of activities are appropriate for you.
If your doctor has approved, and you can participate in the full program, you can take this training. There are Vinyasa Yoga classes (in a warm heated room) and your presence in the room is required. You may do a modified Vinyasa practice to accommodate your health needs. This requirement is 1) to maintain the cohesion of the group 2) to foster an understanding and appreciation for the differences of Yin and Yang styles of yoga.
If you have an auto-immune disease, injury or medical condition it is VERY IMPORTANT that you disclose this information in your application.