May
4
to May 6

15 Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training

During this weekend, we’ll focus on this rapidly growing style of yoga called Yin Yoga. Working from the “yinside” out, we will explore the main postures of yin yoga, the benefits of this style of practice, and basic anatomy necessary to understand how different bodies create different shapes. You'll be introduced to Paul Grilley's "Functional Approach to Yoga" and how it works with the teachings of yin.

This training is open to both current and aspiring yoga teachers, as well as enthusiastic students who wish to spend the weekend immersed in all things Yin. You’ll leave this weekend with the foundation and ability to guide yourself and your students safely and effectively into a wide variety of yin poses.

This course also qualifies for 15 hours of CE credit with Yoga Alliance for registered yoga teachers.

We’ll be focusing on:

· The history and philosophy of yin yoga

· The main poses of yin yoga

· What is connective tissue and fascia

· What areas of the body each pose intends to stretch or open

· Modifications and prop use for each pose

· Counterposes and Rebound

· Compression vs Tension

· Discussion of anatomy specific to this practice (skeletal variation) - The Functional Approach to Yoga

· How to “read and understand” varying body types/limitations in this practice as a teacher

· Discussion of physical, energetic and mental benefits of the practice

· Discussion of basic chakras and meridians associated with the practice; as well as introduction into mindfulness meditation practices

· How to build a class (sequencing, timing, music, props, intention, etc.)

AND - you'll get actual practice time teaching each other what you've just learned!

Please bring either Bernie Clark's book - The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga or Sarah Powers book - Insight Yoga for reference.

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$299 early bird (SAVE $50!)

$349 after April 27
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Friday 6:00-9:00pm

Saturday 12:30pm - 7:30pm (1 hour lunch break)

Sunday 12:00pm* - 7:00pm (1 hour lunch break) *includes noon yin class

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15 Hour Yin Yoga teacher training / weekend intensive
Oct
27
to Oct 29

15 Hour Yin Yoga teacher training / weekend intensive

During this weekend, we’ll focus on this rapidly growing style of yoga called Yin Yoga. Working from the “yinside” out, we will explore the main postures of yin yoga, the benefits of this style of practice, and basic anatomy necessary to understand how different bodies create different shapes. You'll be introduced to Paul Grilley's "Functional Approach to Yoga" and how it works with the teachings of yin.

This training is open to both current and aspiring yoga teachers, as well as enthusiastic students who wish to spend the weekend immersed in all things Yin. You’ll leave this weekend with the foundation and ability to guide yourself and your students safely and effectively into a wide variety of yin poses.

This course also qualifies for 15 hours of CE credit with Yoga Alliance for registered yoga teachers.

We’ll be focusing on:

· The history and philosophy of yin yoga

· The main poses of yin yoga

· What is connective tissue and fascia

· What areas of the body each pose intends to stretch or open

· Modifications and prop use for each pose

· Counterposes and Rebound

· Compression vs Tension

· Discussion of anatomy specific to this practice (skeletal variation) - The Functional Approach to Yoga

· How to “read and understand” varying body types/limitations in this practice as a teacher

· Discussion of physical, energetic and mental benefits of the practice

· Discussion of basic chakras and meridians associated with the practice; as well as introduction into mindfulness meditation practices

· How to build a class (sequencing, timing, music, props, intention, etc.)

AND - you'll get actual practice time teaching each other what you've just learned!

Please bring either Bernie Clark's book - The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga or Sarah Powers book - Insight Yoga for reference.

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$299 early bird (SAVE $50!)

$349 after Oct 20
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Friday 6:45-9:45pm

Saturday 12:30pm - 7:30pm (1 hour lunch break)

Sunday 12:00pm* - 7:00pm (1 hour lunch break) *includes my noon 75 min yin class

SIGN UP NOW! 

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15 Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training / weekend intensive
Oct
6
to Oct 8

15 Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training / weekend intensive

During this weekend, we’ll focus on this rapidly growing style of yoga called Yin Yoga. Working from the “yinside” out, we will explore the main postures of yin yoga, the benefits of this style of practice, and basic anatomy necessary to understand how different bodies create different shapes. You'll be introduced to Paul Grilley's "Functional Approach to Yoga" and how it works with the teachings of yin.

This training is open to both current and aspiring yoga teachers, as well as enthusiastic students who wish to spend the weekend immersed in all things Yin. You’ll leave this weekend with the foundation and ability to guide yourself and your students safely and effectively into a wide variety of yin poses.

This course also qualifies for 15 hours of CE credit with Yoga Alliance for registered yoga teachers.

We’ll be focusing on:

· The history and philosophy of yin yoga

· The main poses of yin yoga

· What is connective tissue and fascia

· What areas of the body each pose intends to stretch or open

· Modifications and prop use for each pose

· Counterposes and Rebound

· Compression vs Tension

· Discussion of anatomy specific to this practice (skeletal variation) - The Functional Approach to Yoga

· How to “read and understand” varying body types/limitations in this practice as a teacher

· Discussion of physical, energetic and mental benefits of the practice

· Discussion of basic chakras and meridians associated with the practice; as well as introduction into mindfulness meditation practices

· How to build a class (sequencing, timing, music, props, intention, etc.)

AND - you'll get actual practice time teaching each other what you've just learned!

Please bring either Bernie Clark's book - The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga or Sarah Powers book - Insight Yoga for reference.

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$299 for early bird (SAVE $50!) if you sign up by Sept 29th

$349 after

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Friday 6:30-9:30pm

Saturday, 10:00am - 1:00pm (1 hour lunch break) & 2:00 - 5:00pm

Sunday, 10:00am - 1:00pm (1 hour lunch break) & 2:00 - 5:00pm

Contact yogapura.com or call 602.843.PURA to get signed up!

 

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SSoY - Yoga Studies Course
Sep
10
to Oct 15

SSoY - Yoga Studies Course

SSoY is offering The Yoga Studies Course

We have designed this 6 week course as both an introduction to the deeper studies of yoga, as well as a preview of our 200 hour teacher training program. It's perfect for those wanting to dive more into yoga studies, but don't have interest in teaching yoga.

We'll meet for 6 weeks, noon to 6 every Sunday and go over:

  • Yoga Asana for YOUR body: how to get into alignment that works for YOU
  • Yoga Philosophy: what does yoga mean? how to live your yoga everyday
  • Anatomy: understanding the muscles and bones in your poses
  • Pranayama: breath work to deepen your practice
  • Meditation: strengthen your mind and relax your body
  • Chakras: connect with your subtle energy centers
  • Ayurveda: what dosas drive your life?
  • Self-Discovery: putting it all together for a better you

Contact Spectra Yoga for more information or to get signed up!

www.spectrayoga.com

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Yin Yoga Teacher Training  / Weekend Intensive
Aug
25
to Aug 27

Yin Yoga Teacher Training / Weekend Intensive

During this weekend, we’ll focus on this rapidly growing style of yoga called Yin Yoga. Working from the “yinside” out, we will explore the main postures of yin yoga, the benefits of this style of practice, and basic anatomy necessary to understand how different bodies create different shapes. You'll be introduced to Paul Grilley's "Functional Approach to Yoga" and how it works with the teachings of yin.

This training is open to both current and aspiring yoga teachers, as well as enthusiastic students who wish to spend the weekend immersed in all things Yin. You’ll leave this weekend with the foundation and ability to guide yourself and your students safely and effectively into a wide variety of yin poses.

Th...is course also qualifies for 15 hours of CE credit with Yoga Alliance for registered yoga teachers.

We’ll be focusing on:
· The history and philosophy of yin yoga
· The main poses of yin yoga
· What is connective tissue and fascia
· What areas of the body each pose intends to stretch or open
· Modifications and prop use for each pose
· Counterposes and Rebound
· Compression vs Tension
· Discussion of anatomy specific to this practice (skeletal variation) - The Functional Approach to Yoga
· How to “read and understand” varying body types/limitations in this practice as a teacher
· Discussion of physical, energetic and mental benefits of the practice
· Discussion of basic chakras and meridians associated with the practice; as well as introduction into mindfulness meditation practices
· How to build a class (sequencing, timing, music, props, intention, etc.)
AND - you'll get actual practice time teaching each other what you've just learned!

Please bring either Bernie Clark's book - The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga or Sarah Powers book - Insight Yoga for reference.

August 25-25th (times and pricing to follow)

A little about Yellowknife, NT, CA:
Yellowknife is the capital, as well as the largest community in the Northwest Territories (NT or NWT), Canada. It is located on the northern shore of Great Slave Lake, approximately 400 km (250 mi) south of the Arctic Circle, on the west side of Yellowknife Bay near the outlet of the Yellowknife River. According to Environment Canada, Yellowknife has the sunniest summer in the country, averaging 1034 hours from June to August. It's one of the best places to see the northern lights because the city and surrounding area is situated directly beneath the aurora oval, which is a halo-like ring that is found around both magnetic poles of the earth.
Although there are other places also just below the aurora oval, the Yellowknife area is deemed the best because of its relatively flat topography, coupled with few geographical obstructions.

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15 hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training / Weekend Intensive
Apr
21
to Apr 23

15 hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training / Weekend Intensive

During this weekend, we’ll focus on this rapidly growing style of yoga called Yin Yoga. Working from the “yinside” out, we will explore the main postures of yin yoga, the benefits of this style of practice, and basic anatomy necessary to understand how different bodies create different shapes. You'll be introduced to Paul Grilley's "Functional Approach to Yoga" and how it works with the teachings of yin.

This training is open to both current and aspiring yoga teachers, as well as enthusiastic students who wish to spend the weekend immersed in all things Yin. You’ll leave this weekend with the foundation and ability to guide yourself and your students safely and effectively into a wide variety of yin poses.

This course also qualifies for 15 hours of CE credit with Yoga Alliance for registered yoga teachers.

We’ll be focusing on:

· The history and philosophy of yin yoga

· The main poses of yin yoga

· What is connective tissue and fascia

· What areas of the body each pose intends to stretch or open

· Modifications and prop use for each pose

· Counterposes and Rebound

· Compression vs Tension

· Discussion of anatomy specific to this practice (skeletal variation) - The Functional Approach to Yoga

· How to “read and understand” varying body types/limitations in this practice as a teacher

· Discussion of physical, energetic and mental benefits of the practice

· Discussion of basic chakras and meridians associated with the practice; as well as introduction into mindfulness meditation practices

· How to build a class (sequencing, timing, music, props, intention, etc.)

AND - you'll get actual practice time teaching each other what you've just learned!

Please bring either Bernie Clark's book - The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga or Sarah Powers book - Insight Yoga for reference.

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$299 early bird (SAVE $50!)

$349 after April 14
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Friday 6:45-9:45pm

Saturday 12:30pm - 7:30pm (1 hour lunch break)

Sunday 12:00pm* - 7:00pm (1 hour lunch break) *includes my noon 75 min yin class

SIGN UP NOW! 

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Charity event for Planned Parenthood
Mar
18
6:00 PM18:00

Charity event for Planned Parenthood

The OC Yogis Care project hosts our March charity event at Spectra Yoga! Join yoga teachers Aileen Pham and Melissa Christensen with DJ Zach as they lead you through an all-levels vinyasa and yin experience! This donation / fundraising event will raise money for Planned Parenthood. Along with the 90 minute donation class, we'll have a raffle, where you can win GREAT prizes, and a silent auction, where you can bid on outstanding items, with ALL proceeds going to PP!

Each month, The OCYCP hosts a charity event at a local OC studio - with proceeds going towards worthy causes. Check out thier website for more information or to get involved! www.ocyogiscareproject.org

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15 Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training / Weekend Intensive
Nov
11
to Nov 13

15 Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training / Weekend Intensive

During this weekend, we’ll focus on this rapidly growing style of yoga called Yin Yoga. Working from the “yinside” out, we will explore the main postures of yin yoga, the benefits of this style of practice, and basic anatomy necessary to understand how different bodies create different shapes. You'll be introduced to Paul Grilley's "Functional Approach to Yoga" and how it works with the teachings of yin.

This training is open to both current and aspiring yoga teachers, as well as enthusiastic students who wish to spend the weekend immersed in all things Yin. You’ll leave this weekend with the foundation and ability to guide yourself and your students safely and effectively into a wide variety of yin poses.

This course also qualifies for 15 hours of CE credit with Yoga Alliance for registered yoga teachers.

We’ll be focusing on:

· The history and philosophy of yin yoga

· The main poses of yin yoga

· What is connective tissue and fascia

· What areas of the body each pose intends to stretch or open

· Modifications and prop use for each pose

· Counterposes and Rebound

· Compression vs Tension

· Discussion of anatomy specific to this practice (skeletal variation) - The Functional Approach to Yoga

· How to “read and understand” varying body types/limitations in this practice as a teacher

· Discussion of physical, energetic and mental benefits of the practice

· Discussion of basic chakras and meridians associated with the practice; as well as introduction into mindfulness meditation practices

· How to build a class (sequencing, timing, music, props, intention, etc.)

AND - you'll get actual practice time teaching each other what you've just learned!

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$299 early bird (SAVE $50!)

$349 after Oct 28
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Friday 6:45-9:45pm

Saturday 12:30pm - 7:30pm (1 hour lunch break)

Sunday 12:00pm* - 7:00pm (1 hour lunch break) *includes my noon 75 min yin class

SIGN UP NOW! 

Check out my website for more information www.yoginimelissac.com 

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15 Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training / Weekend Intensive
Oct
21
to Oct 23

15 Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training / Weekend Intensive

15 Hour - Yin Yoga Teacher Training

BACK AGAIN FOR A SECOND TIME! 

Want MORE yin yoga!?! I've added 50% more to this training! Spend 15 hours with melearning all about yin yoga! 

During this weekend, we’ll focus on this rapidly growing style of yoga called Yin Yoga. Working from the “yinside” out, we will explore the main postures of yin yoga, the benefits of this style of practice, and basic anatomy necessary to understand how different bodies create different shapes. You'll be introduced to Paul Grilley's "Functional Approach to Yoga" and how it works with the teachings of yin. 

This training is open to both current and aspiring yoga teachers, as well as enthusiastic students who wish to spend the weekend immersed in all things Yin. You’ll leave this weekend with the foundation and ability to guide yourself and your students safely and effectively into a wide variety of yin poses. 

This course also qualifies for 15 hours of CE credit with Yoga Alliance for registered yoga teachers.

We’ll be focusing on:

· The history and philosophy of yin yoga

· The main poses of yin yoga

· What is connective tissue and fascia

· What areas of the body each pose intends to stretch or open

· Modifications and prop use for each pose

· Counterposes and Rebound

· Compression vs Tension

· Discussion of anatomy specific to this practice (skeletal variation) - The Functional Approach to Yoga

· How to “read and understand” varying body types/limitations in this practice

· Discussion of physical, energetic and mental benefits of the practice

· How to build a class (sequencing, timing, music, intention, etc.)

AND - you'll get actual practice time teaching each other what you've just learned!
 

$299 for early bird (SAVE $50!) if you sign up by Sept 24th

$349 after Oct 7

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Friday Oct 21, 6:30-9:30pm

Saturday, Oct 22, 10:00am - 1:00pm (1.5 hour lunch break) & 2:30 - 5:30pm

Sunday, Oct 23, 10:00am - 1:00pm (1.5 hour lunch break) & 2:30 - 5:30pm

Contact yogapura.com or call 602.843.PURA to get signed up!

 

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The Yoga Studies Course - 50 hours (8 weeks)
Sep
18
to Nov 6

The Yoga Studies Course - 50 hours (8 weeks)

SSoY is offering The Yoga Studies Course

We have designed this 8 week course as both an introduction to the deeper studies of yoga, as well as a preview of our 200 hour teacher training program. It's perfect for those wanting to dive more into yoga studies, but don't have interest in teaching yoga.

We'll meet for 8 weeks, noon to 6 every Sunday and go over:

  • Yoga Asana for YOUR body: how to get into alignment that works for YOU
  • Yoga Philosophy: what does yoga mean? how to live your yoga everyday
  • Anatomy: understanding the muscles and bones in your poses
  • Pranayama: breath work to deepen your practice
  • Meditation: strengthen your mind and relax your body
  • Chakras: connect with your subtle energy centers
  • Ayurveda: what dosas drive your life?
  • Self-Discovery: putting it all together for a better you

Cost: $1099 (Early bird paid by September 5th) $1299 Regular Registration

Contact Spectra Yoga for more information or to get signed up!

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15 Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training / Weekend Intensive
Jun
24
to Jun 26

15 Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training / Weekend Intensive

Want MORE yin yoga!?! I've added 50% more to this training! Spend 15 hours with me June 24-26 learning all about yin yoga! 

During this weekend, we’ll focus on this rapidly growing style of yoga called Yin Yoga. Working from the “yinside” out, we will explore the main postures of yin yoga, the benefits of this style of practice, and basic anatomy necessary to understand how different bodies create different shapes. You'll be introduced to Paul Grilley's "Functional Approach to Yoga" and how it works with the teachings of yin. 

This training is open to both current and aspiring yoga teachers, as well as enthusiastic students who wish to spend the weekend immersed in all things Yin. You’ll leave this weekend with the foundation and ability to guide yourself and your students safely and effectively into a wide variety of yin poses. 

This course also qualifies for 15 hours of CE credit with Yoga Alliance for registered yoga teachers.

We’ll be focusing on:

· The history and philosophy of yin yoga

· The main poses of yin yoga

· What is connective tissue and fascia

· What areas of the body each pose intends to stretch or open

· Modifications and prop use for each pose

· Counterposes and Rebound

· Compression vs Tension

· Discussion of anatomy specific to this practice (skeletal variation) - The Functional Approach to Yoga

· How to “read and understand” varying body types/limitations in this practice

· Discussion of physical, energetic and mental benefits of the practice

· How to build a class (sequencing, timing, music, intention, etc.)

AND - you'll get actual practice time teaching each other what you've just learned!

$299 for early bird (SAVE $50!)

$349 after June 10

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Friday 6:30-9:30pm

Saturday, 10:00am - 1:00pm (1.5 hour lunch break) & 2:30 - 5:30pm

Sunday, 10:00am - 1:00pm (1.5 hour lunch break) & 2:30 - 5:30pm



Contact Spectra Yoga via the link or call 714-436-0576 to get signed up!

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15 Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training / Weekend Intensive
May
13
to May 15

15 Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training / Weekend Intensive

15 Hour - Yin Yoga Teacher Training

BACK AGAIN! It was so great being in Michigan in 2015, I'm coming back! AND, it's BIGGER and BETTER than before! 5 more hours of YIN goodness! 

During this weekend, we’ll focus on this rapidly growing style of yoga called Yin Yoga.  Working from the “yinside” out, we will explore the main postures of yin yoga, the benefits of this style of practice, and basic anatomy necessary to understand how different bodies create different shapes.  The training is open to both current and aspiring yoga teachers, as well as enthusiastic students who wish to spend the weekend immersed in all things Yin. You’ll leave this weekend with the foundation and ability to guide yourself and your students safely and effectively into a wide variety of yin poses. 

This course also qualifies for 15 hours of CE credit with Yoga Alliance for registered yoga teachers.

We’ll be focusing on:

·         The history and philosophy of yin yoga

·         The main poses of yin yoga

·         What is connective tissue and fascia

·         What areas of the body each pose intends to stretch or open

·         Modifications and prop use for each pose

·         Counterposes and Rebound

·         Compression vs Tension

·         Discussion of anatomy specific to this practice (skeletal variation)

·         How to “read and understand” varying body types/limitations in this practice

·         Discussion of physical, energetic and mental benefits of the practice

·         How to build a class (sequencing, timing, music, intention, etc.)

·         Discussion of chakras and meridians 

·         Actual practice time teaching 

·         Lead class taught by me, Friday night

 

Friday, May 13 6-9pm

Saturday and Sunday, May 14 & 15, 10:00am-1:00pm (lunch) & 2:30-5:30pm

 

$299 for early bird (SAVE $50)!)

$349 after April 29

Sign up online at yogalifesj.com or call 517.944.9298 to secure your space!

 

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10 Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training - Yoga Tribe
Feb
20
to Feb 27

10 Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training - Yoga Tribe

Join Melissa Christensen, E-RYT500 for a weekend of all things YIN! 

During this weekend, we’ll focus on this rapidly growing style of yoga called Yin Yoga. Working from the “yinside” out, we will explore the main postures of yin yoga, the benefits of this style of practice, and basic anatomy necessary to understand how different bodies create different shapes. The training is open to both current and aspiring yoga teachers, as well as enthusiastic students who wish to spend the weekend immersed in all things Yin. You’ll leave this weekend with the foundation and ability to guide yourself and your students safely and effectively into a wide variety of yin poses. 

This course also qualifies for 10 hours of CE credit with Yoga Alliance for registered yoga teachers.

We’ll be focusing on:

· The history and philosophy of yin yoga

· The main poses of yin yoga

· What is connective tissue and fascia

· What areas of the body each pose intends to stretch or open

· Modifications and prop use for each pose

· Counterposes and Rebound

· Compression vs Tension

· Discussion of anatomy specific to this practice (skeletal variation)

· How to “read and understand” varying body types/limitations in this practice

· Discussion of physical, energetic and mental benefits of the practice

· How to build a class (sequencing, timing, music, intention, etc.)

$199 for early bird (SAVE $50!)

$249 after Feb 7

Saturday, Feb, 27 11-4pm AND

Saturday, Feb 27, 11-4pm

Contact Yoga Tribe to get signed up today! or call 714 968-9642 and secure your spot!

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Jan
21
to Apr 24

Spectra School of Yoga 200H Teacher Training

SPECTRA SCHOOL OF YOGA - 200 HOUR TEACHER TRAINING

Excited to announce that I will be co-leading Spectra Yoga's 200H Teacher Training program!

Our second session is already here! Join Colleen Hieber, Aileen Pham and myself on a journey of a lifetime!

Sundays 9-7; Thursdays 6:00pm-9:30pm for 14 weeks

Check out their website for more information or to get signed up www.spectrayoga.com  http://spectrayoga.com/hour-teacher-training-200

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Nov
7
to Nov 8

10 Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training - RA Yoga

SOLD OUT!!

During this weekend, we’ll focus on this rapidly growing style of yoga called Yin Yoga. Working from the “yinside” out, we will explore the main postures of yin yoga, the benefits of this style of practice, and basic anatomy necessary to understand how different bodies create different shapes. You'll be introduced to Paul Grilley's "Functional Approach to Yoga." This training is open to both current and aspiring yoga teachers, as well as enthusiastic students who wish to spend the weekend immersed in all things Yin. You’ll leave this weekend with the foundation and ability to guide yourself and your students safely and effectively into a wide variety of yin poses.

This course also qualifies for 10 hours of CE credit with Yoga Alliance for registered yoga teachers.

We’ll be focusing on:

· The history and philosophy of yin yoga

· The main poses of yin yoga

· What is connective tissue and fascia

· What areas of the body each pose intends to stretch or open

· Modifications and prop use for each pose

· Counterposes and Rebound

· Compression vs Tension

· Discussion of anatomy specific to this practice (skeletal variation) - The Functional Approach to Yoga

· How to “read and understand” varying body types/limitations in this practice

· Discussion of physical, energetic and mental benefits of the practice

· How to build a class (sequencing, timing, music, intention, etc.)

$199 for early bird (SAVE $50!)

$249 after Oct 24

Saturday, Nov 7 - noon - 5pm

Sunday, Nov 8 - noon - 5pm

*Nov 5th, Thursday 7:45pm Yin Yoga class at RA Yoga is included


Contact Ra Yoga Studio via the link or call 714-708-3060 to get signed up!

SOLD OUT! check out my other trainings! 

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Oct
17
to Oct 18

10 Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training - Transform Power Yoga

10 Hour - Yin Yoga Teacher Training

BACK FOR A SECOND TIME!! We had so much fun the first time, I'm coming back again for more!

During this weekend, we’ll focus on this rapidly growing style of yoga called Yin Yoga.  Working from the “yinside” out, we will explore the main postures of yin yoga, the benefits of this style of practice, and basic anatomy necessary to understand how different bodies create different shapes.  The training is open to both current and aspiring yoga teachers, as well as enthusiastic students who wish to spend the weekend immersed in all things Yin. You’ll leave this weekend with the foundation and ability to guide yourself and your students safely and effectively into a wide variety of yin poses.  This course also qualifies for 10 hours of CE credit with Yoga Alliance for registered yoga teachers.

We’ll be focusing on:

·         The history and philosophy of yin yoga

·         The main poses of yin yoga

·         What is connective tissue and fascia

·         What areas of the body each pose intends to stretch or open

·         Modifications and prop use for each pose

·         Counterposes and Rebound

·         Compression vs Tension

·         Discussion of anatomy specific to this practice (skeletal variation)

·         How to “read and understand” varying body types/limitations in this practice

·         Discussion of physical, energetic and mental benefits of the practice

·         How to build a class (sequencing, timing, music, intention, etc.)

Saturday - October 17 - 1:00-6:00pm

Sunday - October 18 - 1:00 to 6:00pm

$199 for early bird (SAVE $50)!)

$249 after 10/3

I'LL ALSO BE TEACHING A TRADITIONAL YIN CLASS - Friday night (Oct 15) 6-7:30!  Can be attended separate or free as a part of the weekend training.

Sign up online at transformpyoga.com or call 703.753.2977 to secure your space!

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Jul
12
to Oct 4

Spectra Yoga - 200Hour Teacher Training

SPECTRA SCHOOL OF YOGA - 200 HOUR TEACHER TRAINING

Excited to announce that I will be co-leading Spectra Yoga's 200H Teacher Training program!

July 12-Oct 4, 2015

Sundays 11-7; Monday and Wednesdays 6:00pm-9:30pm for 12 weeks

Check out their website for more information or to get signed up www.spectrayoga.com  http://spectrayoga.com/hour-teacher-training-200

 

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10 Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training - Yoga Life SJ
Jun
20
to Jun 21

10 Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training - Yoga Life SJ

10 Hour - Yin Yoga Teacher Training

During this weekend, we’ll focus on this rapidly growing style of yoga called Yin Yoga.  Working from the “yinside” out, we will explore the main postures of yin yoga, the benefits of this style of practice, and basic anatomy necessary to understand how different bodies create different shapes.  The training is open to both current and aspiring yoga teachers, as well as enthusiastic students who wish to spend the weekend immersed in all things Yin. You’ll leave this weekend with the foundation and ability to guide yourself and your students safely and effectively into a wide variety of yin poses.  This course also qualifies for 10 hours of CE credit with Yoga Alliance for registered yoga teachers.

We’ll be focusing on:

·         The history and philosophy of yin yoga

·         The main poses of yin yoga

·         What is connective tissue and fascia

·         What areas of the body each pose intends to stretch or open

·         Modifications and prop use for each pose

·         Counterposes and Rebound

·         Compression vs Tension

·         Discussion of anatomy specific to this practice (skeletal variation)

·         How to “read and understand” varying body types/limitations in this practice

·         Discussion of physical, energetic and mental benefits of the practice

·         How to build a class (sequencing, timing, music, intention, etc.)

Saturday - June 20 - 1:00-6:00pm

Sunday - June 21 - 1:00-6:00pm

$199 for early bird (SAVE $50)!)

$249 after 6/6

Sign up online at yogalifesj.com or call 517.944.9298 to secure your space!

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May
16
to May 17

10 Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training - Rising Lotus Yoga

10 Hour - Yin Yoga Teacher Training

During this weekend, we’ll focus on this rapidly growing style of yoga called Yin Yoga.  Working from the “yinside” out, we will explore the main postures of yin yoga, the benefits of this style of practice, and basic anatomy necessary to understand how different bodies create different shapes.  The training is open to both current and aspiring yoga teachers, as well as enthusiastic students who wish to spend the weekend immersed in all things Yin. You’ll leave this weekend with the foundation and ability to guide yourself and your students safely and effectively into a wide variety of yin poses. 

This course also qualifies for 10 hours of CE credit with Yoga Alliance for registered yoga teachers.

We’ll be focusing on:

·         The history and philosophy of yin yoga

·         The main poses of yin yoga

·         What is connective tissue and fascia

·         What areas of the body each pose intends to stretch or open

·         Modifications and prop use for each pose

·         Counterposes and Rebound

·         Compression vs Tension

·         Discussion of anatomy specific to this practice (skeletal variation)

·         How to “read and understand” varying body types/limitations in this practice

·         Discussion of physical, energetic and mental benefits of the practice

·         How to build a class (sequencing, timing, music, intention, etc.)

Saturday - May 16 - 1:00-6:00pm

Sunday - May 17 - 1:00-6:00pm

$199 for early bird (SAVE $50)!)

$249 after 5/2

Sign up online at http://risinglotusyoga.com/ (click under WORKSHOPS) or call (818) 990-0282 to secure your space!

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May
2
to May 3

10 Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training

During this weekend, we’ll focus on this rapidly growing style of yoga called Yin Yoga.  Working from the “yinside” out, we will explore the main postures of yin yoga, the benefits of this style of practice, and basic anatomy necessary to understand how different bodies create different shapes.  The training is open to both current and aspiring yoga teachers, as well as enthusiastic students who wish to spend the weekend immersed in all things Yin. You’ll leave this weekend with the foundation and ability to guide yourself and your students safely and effectively into a wide variety of yin poses.  This course also qualifies for 10 hours of CE credit with Yoga Alliance for registered yoga teachers.

We’ll be focusing on:

·         The history and philosophy of yin yoga

·         The main poses of yin yoga

·         What is connective tissue and fascia

·         What areas of the body each pose intends to stretch or open

·         Modifications and prop use for each pose

·         Counterposes and Rebound

·         Compression vs Tension

·         Discussion of anatomy specific to this practice (skeletal variation)

·         How to “read and understand” varying body types/limitations in this practice

·         Discussion of physical, energetic and mental benefits of the practice

·         How to build a class (sequencing, timing, music, intention, etc.)

$199 for early bird (SAVE $50!)

$249 after 4/18

Saturday, May 2, 10:30-3:30

Sunday, May 3, 10:30-3:30

Contact The Studio - Reno at thestudioreno.com or at (775) 284-5545 and sign up TODAY!

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Apr
11
to Apr 12

10 Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training

10 Hour - Yin Yoga Teacher Training

During this weekend, we’ll focus on this rapidly growing style of yoga called Yin Yoga.  Working from the “yinside” out, we will explore the main postures of yin yoga, the benefits of this style of practice, and basic anatomy necessary to understand how different bodies create different shapes.  The training is open to both current and aspiring yoga teachers, as well as enthusiastic students who wish to spend the weekend immersed in all things Yin. You’ll leave this weekend with the foundation and ability to guide yourself and your students safely and effectively into a wide variety of yin poses.  This course also qualifies for 10 hours of CE credit with Yoga Alliance for registered yoga teachers.

We’ll be focusing on:

·         The history and philosophy of yin yoga

·         The main poses of yin yoga

·         What is connective tissue and fascia

·         What areas of the body each pose intends to stretch or open

·         Modifications and prop use for each pose

·         Counterposes and Rebound

·         Compression vs Tension

·         Discussion of anatomy specific to this practice (skeletal variation)

·         How to “read and understand” varying body types/limitations in this practice

·         Discussion of physical, energetic and mental benefits of the practice

·         How to build a class (sequencing, timing, music, intention, etc.)

Qualifies for 10 hours of CE (continuing education) for Yoga Alliance certified yoga teachers.

$199 for early bird (SAVE $50!)

$249 after 3/28

Saturday, April 11, 12:30-5:30pm

Sunday, April 12, 12:30-5:30 pm

Contact yogapura.com or call 602.843.PURA to get signed up!

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Mar
28
to Mar 29

10 Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training

10 Hour - Yin Yoga Teacher Training

During this weekend, we’ll focus on this rapidly growing style of yoga called Yin Yoga.  Working from the “yinside” out, we will explore the main postures of yin yoga, the benefits of this style of practice, and basic anatomy necessary to understand how different bodies create different shapes.  The training is open to both current and aspiring yoga teachers, as well as enthusiastic students who wish to spend the weekend immersed in all things Yin. You’ll leave this weekend with the foundation and ability to guide yourself and your students safely and effectively into a wide variety of yin poses.  This course also qualifies for 10 hours of CE credit with Yoga Alliance for registered yoga teachers.

We’ll be focusing on:

·         The history and philosophy of yin yoga

·         The main poses of yin yoga

·         What is connective tissue and fascia

·         What areas of the body each pose intends to stretch or open

·         Modifications and prop use for each pose

·         Counterposes and Rebound

·         Compression vs Tension

·         Discussion of anatomy specific to this practice (skeletal variation)

·         How to “read and understand” varying body types/limitations in this practice

·         Discussion of physical, energetic and mental benefits of the practice

·         How to build a class (sequencing, timing, music, intention, etc.)

Saturday - March 28 - 12:30 to 5:30pm

Sunday - March 29 - 12:00 to 5:00pm

$199 for early bird (SAVE $50)!)

$249 after 3/14

Sign up online at bethechangeyoga.org or call 714.417.9834 to secure your space!

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Mar
21
8:00 AM08:00

Ra University - Overview of the Yamas and Niyamas

*NOTE - this workshop is for 2015 RA Yoga Teacher Training students ONLY

I'll be guiding RA's TT students through the foundational philosophy of yoga through the classic text of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras. Focusing on the first and second limb, the Yamas and Niyamas. 

Why study the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali? Because, YSP is not just a manual on yoga philosophy, it is a manual on "life". Studying the 8 limbs will help us understand:

  • How to live a life full of peace, harmony and fulfillment
  • What is stress, what causes stress and how to manage it
  • What causes suffering and how can we prevent it
  • How to keep the mind calm and peaceful in the face of life's challenges
  • What is the goal of life (and of yoga) and how to achieve that goal
  • Does the practice of yoga only involves the practice of asana (physical postures) or is there more to this practice
  • What is self-realization and enlightenment

The 8 limbs consist of:

  1. YAMAS (restraints or self-discipline) – our dealings with others
  2. NIYAMAS (personal observances) – our internal actions and behaviors
  3. ASANA (physical postures) – to develop health, strength and inner perception
  4. PRANAYAMA (breath work – guiding prana/life force through breath)
  5. PRATYAHARA (sense withdrawal, control of desire) – draw attention away from things (sense objects) and to silence/stillness
  6. DHARANA (concentration – focused awareness)
  7. DHYANA (meditation – sustaining awareness)
  8. SAMADHI (union, nirvana, bliss, enlightenment)

 


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Feb
21
to Feb 22

10 Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training

10 Hour - Yin Yoga Teacher Training

During this weekend, we’ll focus on this rapidly growing style of yoga called Yin Yoga.  Working from the “yinside” out, we will explore the main postures of yin yoga, the benefits of this style of practice, and basic anatomy necessary to understand how different bodies create different shapes.  The training is open to both current and aspiring yoga teachers, as well as enthusiastic students who wish to spend the weekend immersed in all things Yin. You’ll leave this weekend with the foundation and ability to guide yourself and your students safely and effectively into a wide variety of yin poses.  This course also qualifies for 10 hours of CE credit with Yoga Alliance for registered yoga teachers.

We’ll be focusing on:

·         The history and philosophy of yin yoga

·         The main poses of yin yoga

·         What is connective tissue and fascia

·         What areas of the body each pose intends to stretch or open

·         Modifications and prop use for each pose

·         Counterposes and Rebound

·         Compression vs Tension

·         Discussion of anatomy specific to this practice (skeletal variation)

·         How to “read and understand” varying body types/limitations in this practice

·         Discussion of physical, energetic and mental benefits of the practice

·         How to build a class (sequencing, timing, music, intention, etc.)

$199 for early bird (SAVE $50!)

$249 after Feb 7

Saturday, Feb 21, 1-6pm

Sunday, Feb 22, 1-6pm

Contact Transform Power Yoga at transformpyoga.com or at (703) 753-2977 to get signed up!

 

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Nov
16
to Nov 17

Yin YogaTeacher Training- 10 Hours - Ra Yoga Studio

This 10 hour training will provide continuing education for 200hr certified Yoga Instructors, and a deeper look into Yin Yoga for inspired students. *This training will begin at Ra Yoga with Melissa's 10:30am Yin class on Sunday. The training will then convene at Ra University at 12:30pm - 7:00pm and conclude Monday 6:00pm - 9:00pm.

Join Melissa Christensen for a journey into the history and philosophy of Yin yoga. Yin yoga is an ancient system designed to systematically open the body by lengthening the connective tissue. Whether you are looking to expend your teaching knowledge or just really want to understand this gentle yet intense style of Yoga, this training is for you. At the end of this training, along with your previously acquired 200 hour yoga certification, you will be qualified to teach/sub Yin at Ra Yoga.

https://rayoga.com/events/list/teacher-training-modules

$250 Early Bird

$299 Regular Pricing (after 11/1)

**THIS TRAINING IS SOLD OUT**

 

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Aug
1
to Aug 3

Finding Balance - A Yin / Yang Yoga Retreat

Join Melissa Christensen and Madison Canary as they take you on an exploration of balance through movement and stillness, yin and yang asanas and a deeper exploration of how to create this balance in your life and relationships. This weekend will be filled with quiet time to reflect and active time to share experiences and grow from each others stories. Three-hour "Yoga of Relationships" workshop hosted by Melissa will focus on how to communicate more effectively using the tools of yoga, will also qualify as CE credit for Yoga Alliance certified teachers.

Held on 40-acres of beautiful land surrounded by waterfalls, breath-taking hiking trails and a hot tub! Includes 3 gourmet meals a day and asana and meditation classes.
Returned restored, renewed and inspired!

Visit http://www.whitelotus.org/ for more information and pictures of retreat center!

Email me for more information or to get signed up. 

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