Yin Yoga Training
&
Continuing Education for Teachers 

 

 

Grow in your yoga and teaching with our Specialty Trainings, all of those are a part of our 300YTT and can be taken as a separate Modules by non trainees of 300YTT Program.

YIN YOGA TRAINING

With Michelle Pietrzak- Wegner E-RYT 500

November 18-20, 2022

Learn the art and science of teaching Yin Yoga. Yin Yoga is a complementary yoga system that focuses on fascia. When the fascia of the body is nourished and healthy we experience better mobility, structural alignment, healthy joints, emotional balance, and a deep spaciousness physically, mentally and emotionally. Steeped in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Taoism, Yin Yoga works with opening the pathways for chi to flow in the body. The deep quiet of the practice allows the student to fine tune inner-listening skills and mindfulness. Michelle marries somatic principles, Taoist thought and person-centered approaches to practicing and teaching yin yoga. Her specialized Yin Yoga Training draws on her Taoist studies in China, her recent graduate work in somatic-based counseling for trauma, and her developed person-centered approaches taken from western psychology and yoga therapy. This training is open to any yoga teacher looking to expand their knowledge and experience with yin yoga, as well as practitioners who are interested in deepening their personal yin practice. The training will cover individual bone anatomy, fascia anatomy, nervous system regulation, Taoist thought and philosophy, Five Element Theory and Meridian Line systems, yin postures and propping, sequencing, somatic principles, person-centered approaches, and ethics. 

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Included in this training:
• 20 contact hours (intensive weekend) 
• Foundations of Yin Yoga and the postures 
• Fascial anatomy/basic meridian line theory 
• Taoist philosophy
• Practice teaching
• Trauma-Informed considerations
• Finding your Yin Yoga Voice/Holding Space 
• Take-home manual

PLEASE NOTE 

All hours must be attended in person to receive certificate of completion which will allow you to claim Yoga Alliance CEUs. 

 

REQUIRED TEXTS (available on Amazon): 
A Complete Guide to Yin Yoga by Bernie Clark (revised edition recommended)

A Path & A Practice: Using Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching by William Martin

COST: 

Early Bird before October 10th $395.00US

Regular Price $450.00US

PRENATAL YOGA TRAINING

Masaki Taniuchi Finkenbinder
E-RYT500, YACEP
January 21-22nd, 2023

This course will teach you everything you need to know to teach safe, fun and calming pregnancy and postnatal yoga classes!

 

This Prenatal Yoga teacher training will cover:

General Introduction of Pregnancy yoga and the benefits - including the physical, mental and emotional benefits

Intentions – Your role and responsibility as a teacher 

Safety - how to keep your pregnant students and their baby safe in your yoga classes

Anatomy - we will cover the pregnant body by trimester, baby's development, the pelvic floor, common issues during pregnancy and hormones

Pregnancy friendly yoga poses - learn the top 25 yoga poses that are great for the pregnant students, with the names, pose benefits, contraindications and modifications, as well as steps for each pose

Sequencing - How to sequence a class by intention/purpose includes sample prenatal yoga class and class theme ideas

Pranayama and meditation  Safe breath work and meditation for pregnancy, includes Yoga Nidra script focused on Prenatal class

General idea of Postnatal yoga and How to get back on the mat safely

Business of prenatal and postnatal classes

Original manual will be provided. 

Certificate available upon successful completion (Yoga Alliance CEU 20hrs)

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This two day training will provide you with all of the skills, tools and knowledge you need to confidently and safely teach prenatal and postnatal yoga classes.

PLACE:

The Yoga Tree Okinawa

DATE & TIME:

January 7-8th, 2023 

Sat-Sun 9:30-17:30

COST:

Early Bird before December 07th $300.00US

Regular Price $350.00US

PREREQUISITE: Previous teaching experience and RYT200/equivalent qualification recommended but not necessary. 

TRAUMA INFORMED YOGA TRAINING

With Michelle Pietrzak- Wegner E-RYT 500

February 4-5th ,2023 

TRAUMA-INFORMED TRAINING for Yoga Teachers

Understanding the Neuroscience of Trauma

 

An estimated seventy-five percent of adults around the world have experienced a traumatic event at some point in their lives. Persons with trauma walk amongst us, often without visible or known symptoms and yet they are struggling to cope beneath the surface even when they walk into a yoga class. As a yoga teacher becoming trauma-informed allows for more inclusivity and sensitivity to your teaching. This 15-hour training will cover the basics of trauma, neuroscience theories of trauma, nervous system responses, polyvagal theory and vagal tone, self-regulation tools, sensory awareness, somatic practices, ethics, safety, and teacher self-care techniques. This training is for trained yoga teachers who are teaching group or individual classes and would like to incorporate the basic mind-body tools of trauma-informed yoga into their current work. This training does not provide direct treatment or diagnosis for working with individuals affected by psychological or physical trauma. A certificate of completion will be issued at the end of this course. For those teachers registered with Yoga Alliance, this training offers Yoga Alliance CEUs. 

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Michelle Pietrzak-Wegner, LMHC, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, has been an internationally certified yoga therapist for the past 12 years working with individuals with chronic and life-threatening disease, spinal cord injury and brain injury. She is also a somatically-trained licensed mental health therapist with experience working with complex & developmental trauma, sexual trauma, and PTSD within the active duty military community. In her trainings and programming she is generous with her wisdom and information offering in-depth resources for those looking to expand and grow in their teaching practice. 

 

NOTE: Given the current pandemic climate and unpredictable restrictions here on Okinawa between local government and military entities, there is always a possibility that this program will need to be facilitated in an online format.

DATE/TIME: February 4-5, 2023, 9am-5:30pm 

LOCATION: The Yoga Tree Okinawa 

COST: Early bird rate $275US before January 1, 2023. 

After January 1, 2023 $325US.