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Yin Yoga Teacher Training

Submerge yourself into the depths of Yin Yoga with this 100 hour training. Sign up for 1 or more modules in any order and become certified to teach this subtle art after completing all three. The weekend modules (Fri-Sun) can be taken independently as immersion workshop weekends even if you are not planning to complete the 100 hour program.  Between weekends you will be given out-of-studio assignments including reading, writing and journaling.


Benefits:

You will finish the full 100 hour training with the skills to:

  • Deepen and explore your own Yin Yoga practice
  • Guide a Yin Yoga class of any duration
  • Develop and refine Yin Yoga sequences to your preferred themes
  • Set the proper tone and environment for a Yin Yoga class
  • Instruct private Yin Yoga sessions
  • Safely cue and adjust a wide array of student needs
  • Create a safe and supportive space for students to let go on a deep and sometimes emotional level
  • Respond appropriately to student questions regarding Yin Yoga

Topics Covered in the 100 hour training:

  • Yin asana (core 20+ poses)
  • Tao + Yin Yang Philosophy
  • Yin Yoga theory + history
  • Meditation techniques + applications
  • Muscular/Skeletal Anatomy
  • Anatomical variation
  • Joints & Connective Tissue
  • Fascia
  • Yin asana (15 non-standard poses)
  • Meridian Channels
  • Chi
  • Chakras & Subtle Anatomy
  • Pranayama
  • Organs/Systems of the body
  • Yin Yoga teaching methodology, propping, cueing, and sequencing.

Upcoming Trainings:

Module 1

Friday, 3/2 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday, 3/3 @ 1:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Sunday, 3/4 @ 11:15 am – 5:00 pm

This weekend you will learn:

  • 15 standard Yin asana
  • Yin Yoga basics including philosophy, methodology and lineages
  • Anatomy basics including fascia and anatomical variation
Register Here

Module 2

Friday, 3/16 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday, 3/17 @ 1:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Sunday, 3/18 @ 11:15 am – 5:00 pm

This weekend you will learn:

  • Meditation including Zen and other styles
  • Breathe anatomy and breathing exercises beyond Pranayama
  • Chakras and the physical anatomy
  • Chi and Meridian channels
Register Here

Module 3

Friday, 3/30 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday, 3/31 @ 1:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Sunday, 4/1 @ 11:15 am – 5:00 pm

This weekend you will learn:

  • 15 non-standard Yin asana
  • In-depth anatomy including bones, muscles and joints
  • Teaching Yin including styles, safety and sequencing
Register Here

Tuition

Individual Modules
$299 (early-bird pricing before February 1st)
$349 (regular pricing)

Package of 3 modules (100 hr certification)
$875 (early-bird pricing before February 1st)
$995 (regular pricing)

Note: If the package option is selected in the payment menu, you will be enrolled in all three modules.

If you have any questions regarding the training, please email info@beherenowyogadc.com


Program Leader: TJ Maher

TJ’s Yoga story began when he received a book, the Tao Te Ching,fgh
as a gift from his sister 18 years ago. The book poetically explores ideas that resonated with him then and continue to guide him today.

With an MFA in art and 6 years as a grade school art teacher TJ has a deep appreciation for the journey of self-exploration that is essential to learning. That paired with traveling, reading countless books, and over a decade of meditation TJ decided that the inward journey would be his focus. He began seeking out teachers to deepen his understanding and go beyond the limits he had reached on his own.

He took up residence at CAVE in Brooklyn NY, a Butoh Dance and performance space, where he began to study movement with several visiting teachers from Japan. During that time he also began practicing Shaolin Kung Fu and Tai Chi with Sifu Shi Yan Ming, a 34th generation Shaolin Temple monk. Soon after he travelled to San Francisco to study Zen Calligraphy with Kazuaki Tanahashi, a teacher of Zen Buddhism.

When possible, TJ also attends lectures and teachings offered by HH The Dalai Lama, including the Kalachakra Mandala teachings that were offered in Washington DC in 2010.

Several years ago TJ’s journeys finally led him back to Taoism via Yin Yoga beginning with Bernie Clark’s 60 hour Yin training in Vancouver. Next he studied with Corina Benner in her 30 hour Yin training in NYC. After that he found Stephanie Calhoun and took her 100 hour Yin training in New Brunswick. TJ liked Stephanie’s teachings so much he chose to pursue his 200 hour Yoga teacher training with her. From there he continued with her 100 hour Chakra training and 100 hour Restorative Yoga training, completing his 500 hour training in 2015. In November of that year TJ completed a 30 day solitary self-guided meditation retreat at Milarepa Center in Vermont.

Most recently TJ went to Kripalu Center in Massachusetts to broaden his training and completed the first part of a Thai Yoga Massage certification with Sukha Wong.