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60hr Yin Yoga Teacher Training

The most comprehensive program for understanding the philosophy and principles of Yin Yoga

This training develops your own personal yoga practice and lifestyle so that you can create and deliver amazing class sequences as a teacher.

 

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Ottawa 60hr Yin Yoga Teacher Training Program

Part-time Weekday, Live Online Virtual Training

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COVID-19 UPDATE:

  • Depending on Covid restrictions in place, this training may be offered LIVE online via Zoom and once COVID-19 health risks are over and we can safely resume as normal, you will have the option to continue online or move to in-person training at the studio or other designated location.

  • A kick-off meeting will be scheduled to ensure that all students are properly setup with audio/video/ergonomics for online learning via Zoom.

  • This hybrid training model has been approved by Yoga Alliance

Our life-changing program is a right fit if you are:

  • interested in understanding the key fundamentals of Yin Yoga in order to develop your own personal practice
  • planning to teach Yin Yoga and want to develop your mindset, teaching skillset and business acumen so that you can share your passion with your community
  • seeking proper certification in Yin Yoga with a recognized Yoga Alliance approved program
  • looking to take Continuing Education Credits with an experienced lead trainer who is an Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP)
  • interested in reviewing your lifestyle and integrating health-promoting habits for a transformational  way of being
  • ready to live your best life and inspire others to do so as well!
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"The Yin Yoga program was very informative!

Great hands on practice.  I got to explore aspects of Yin Yoga that I was unaware of.  Thank you so much for this wonderful experience, it has truly changed my life!"


CHRYSTAL MULLIN
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By the End of This Program,

you will know:

History & Philosophy

  • An overview of the origin & philosophy, of Yin yoga
  • The definition of yoga, Yin yoga, Yang yoga and meaning of the Yin/Yang symbol
  • Understand the relationship between
    asana (poses), pranayama (breath techniques) and meditation
  • The essence of the Tao and key themes of the text, Tao Te Ching, by Lao Tzu
  • How yoga philosophy relates to
    practice through your self-reflection
  • How to address Yin & Yang tissues of the body

  • The Theory of Exercise

Anatomy & Physiology

  • The anatomy basics of Yin yoga
  • How Yin yoga addresses the body differently than Yang yoga
  • The role of Yin yoga on the physical body (Muscles, Fascia, Bones, Joints)
  • The definition of connective tissue and its role in flexibility, stability, mobility and pain
  • The fountain of youth of Yin yoga - hydration of deep fascia
  • Yin and Yang of the nervous system - the affects of Yin yoga on the nervous system such as the ‘fight, flight, freeze’ stress response, 'rest, digest, procreate' relaxation response, vagal theory and overall mind-body connection
  • Yin yoga for recovery and performance

Yoga Anatomy

  • The subtle anatomy of Yin yoga
  • Yogic anatomy and physiology (koshas, kundalini, chi, vayus, chakras)
  • Yin and Yang qualities
  • Meridian Theory & Energetics (Traditional Chinese Medicine, Five Element Theory, Zang and Fu Organ pairs, meridians, acupuncture & acupressure)
  • The mapping of emotions and their home Organ
  • Various breathing techniques (pranayama) and the effect of breath on anatomy and subtle body
  • How to practice and teach Yin poses integrating pranayama techniques such as Long Deep Breathing, Ujjayi and Orbiting Breath 
  • The application of bandhas (energy locks) to affect subtle energy
  • How to use mudras (hand positions) to channel energy
  • How to assess energetic needs and apply appropriate techniques

Yoga Asana (Poses)

  • How to practice and teach over 25 main Yin yoga poses
  • The 3 pillars of a Yin pose practice
  • How to practice and teach each pose safely by providing alignment cues, modifications and integrating with breath
  • How to use counter poses when coming out of a Yin pose
  • How to use props to make poses more accessible to differently abled bodies
  • The proper alignment principles of Yin yoga poses, contraindications and how to prevent injuries
  • How to categorize poses into the key asana groups and which meridians can be stimulated
  • How to analyze poses to understand their anatomical and energetic benefits
  • How to assess your own body's alignment needs and those of your class attendees

Meditation

  • How to explain the purpose and benefits of meditation
  • How to integrate the observer mind into the poses and practice mindfulness
  • How to setup and prepare for meditation
  • The use of breath, eye focus and mudras for meditation
  • How to practice a variety of meditations using silence, with and without mantra
  • How to develop your own meditation practice
  • How to effectively teach meditation
  • How to use a variety of mantras, the purpose and benefits of mantra and sound for your body, mind and spirit

Teaching Methodology

  • How to create a welcoming, sacred space for your class
  • The language of Yin (teacher cueing, student self-awareness, how to set intention and allow for inner work, the difference between teaching Yin and Hatha)

  • The art of sequencing a Yin yoga class in order to create a safe, effective and balanced class plan
  • How to create class themes for the season, for the meridians, or to target areas of the body
  • How to sequence your class for the audience you have in mind
  • How to use verbal and visual cueing when teaching
  • How to make effective use of music and sound to match the pace of your class and intention of each phase
  • How to manage your class from beginning to end
  • How to teach with your authentic voice

Personal Development & Self Care

  • Strategies for developing a daily personal yoga practice for self-assessment and customizing your plan and goals
  • Self-reflection and tools for personal growth using journaling & assignments relevant to the topics covered each class
  • How to improve your overall health using  Chi Vitality:

    • Digestion and elimination: their role with connective tissue, joint health and overall vitality

    • Healing with whole foods according to Traditional Chinese Medicine

    • The physiology of warming and cooling foods

    • Excess and deficiency (how to self-diagnose, identify symptoms, body-type)

    • Dietary recommendations for excess and deficiencies

Professional Development

  • How to convey the features and benefits of Yin yoga to your audience
  • How to identify your niche and ideal client
  • How to create your message to your ideal client
  • How to market and promote your classes
  • The value of staying connected with your peers and trainer for momentum, support and for continuing education


Practice Teaching

  • How to feel competent and confident from your experience of teaching your classmates the various components of a class: opening with mantra, pranayama, individual yoga poses, relaxation, meditation and closing with mantra
  • Draw from your experience of hosting your own 'friends & family' practicum class
  • How create your class sequences and have access to our library of class sequences available online 
  • How to use the feedback and suggestions from your mentor and peers
  • How to keep honing your skills with your accountability partner, peers and mentor
  • Yoga & Tea Studio

    “Great course! What I enjoyed most was learning about the meridians, the Yin classes each morning and learning the difference between yin and yang. I learned so much and am excited to share my new knowledge with my future Yin yoga students!”

    October 2018 graduate

  • Yoga & Tea Studio

    “I felt very comfortable and welcome at the Yoga & Tea Studio. A beautiful place to practice and learn. I enjoyed starting each day with a Yin practice, practicing the poses and being given class plans to practice.”

    October 2018 graduate

  • Yoga & Tea Studio

    “Navjit Kaur was an exceptional guide and teacher who led us with her gentle ways of expressing the Yin Yoga practice. I most enjoyed experimenting with the yoga poses and the modifications, as well as the definition and explanation of Yin Yoga. It was a beautiful experience and I would highly recommend this training to everyone.”

    2017 graduate

  • Yoga & Tea Studio

    “Navjit Kaur and the Yin Yoga program were very informative. Great hands on practice. I got to explore aspects of Yin Yoga that I was unaware of. Thank you so much for this wonderful experience, it has truly changed my life!”

    2017 graduate

  • Yoga & Tea Studio

    “I enjoyed most the hands on approach to teaching, the time taken to adapt/modify the poses, the history, western & eastern views, meridians, TCM and Dao. Thank you! I am grateful for your teachings.”

    2017 graduate

  • Yoga & Tea Studio

    “The content was delivered in a calm, well paced speed. The lessons really spoke to me. It has been an honour learning from you. Thank you for your kindness and for sharing your gift with us.”

    2017 graduate

  • Yoga & Tea Studio

    “Thank you for your depth of knowledge. You held a wonderful and supportive space for all to grow and share in.”

    2016 graduate

  • Yoga & Tea Studio

    “Navjit Kaur taught in a calm, knowledgeable, compassionate way and was very present to our needs. I most enjoyed the yogic view of energy and the mind/body/soul connection, learning all of the poses and attending the 90min Yin class sessions. Thank-you!”

    2016 graduate

  • Yoga & Tea Studio

    “This course makes it easier to make my own practice broader, more meaningful and interesting. The course expanded my knowledge of yoga in such a way that I can make better use of it. You must become aware of the Yin aspects of yoga in order to make greater use of it.”

    2016 graduate

  • Yoga & Tea Studio

    “This course gave true insights into why and how Yin is so beneficial. I most enjoyed the material on the physical body, Chinese meridians, Daoism, meditation and the morning 90min yin class session. Your classes are wonderful, I like that we do few poses but verbal cues really help to deepen my experience. My practice will never be the same! Thank-you!”

    2016 graduate

  • Yoga & Tea Studio

    “This Yin training program compliments Hatha Teacher Training perfectly.”

    2016 graduate

It's All in the Details...

This program will give you a deeper appreciation of this much-needed yoga practice, and explain why it compliments other active yoga practices!

  • Become a mindful and confident Yin Yoga Practitioner & Teacher with this comprehensive yoga training program
  • Receive your certification to qualify for Continuing Education Credits (CEU) with Yoga Alliance, enabling you to work your way towards the 500hr RYT certification
  • Train with our award-winning studio
  • Enjoy a low student to teacher ratio that will promote more individual attention and personal development
  • Learn at a comfortable pace with this 1 day a week program spread over 8 weeks (keep your weekends free!)
  • Train with our knowledgeable lead trainer, an expert in their field and over 15 years of experience in health & wellness
  • Receive an official Tuition and Enrolment Certificate (T2202) for Tuition and Education Tax Credits for personal income tax


Namaste!

My name is Navjit Kaur, and I'm the Lead Trainer (E-RYT 500, YACEP) and creator of this program. I've had the honour of training people like you to become a yoga teacher since 2012. 

My approach in this training is to provide you with the necessary experience of being a student of yoga first, to develop your personal yoga practice at home, so that you can then authentically teach from what you know, and understand the essence of yoga by going your own wins and challenges both on the mat and off.

I'm a mom, wife, Professional Engineer and Yogipreneur, so I understand what it's like to be pulled in so many directions, and is why I love sharing how these ancient yoga philosophy and techniques help you to deal with modern day issues relating to stress, health and relationships. 

My students describe me as having a great sense of humour, as being approachable, caring, inspiring,  an effective communicator, and super organized. My goal is to make this program accessible to varying fitness levels, to provide introspection and growth, an opportunity for you to heal, and be challenged to excel through your perceived blocks. 

I'm also certified as a Food For Life Cooking Instructor, by the Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), and integrate into the program how plant-based diets can help to prevent and reverse illness. You'll learn many self-care techniques in this program to decrease inflammation and pain from your body so that you can move with more ease and flexibility.

Since 2005, I've taught well over 5000 hours and continue to deepen my own personal practice and the art of teaching by taking continuing education.

Your journey within begins with taking this first step and I look forward to welcoming you on this path!

Navjit Kaur

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