26-Day Yin and Yang Yoga Teacher Training Retreat in Goa, India

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Suitable for beginner and intermediate practitioners
Learn the art of teaching Yin
Basic anatomy and the theory of exercise
Eligibility to register with Yoga Alliance upon completion
3 daily delicious and nutritious meals
Learn the art of teaching Yang flow
Receive a Yoga Alliance and a Yin Therapy Diploma
Enjoy Goas beach scenery and beautiful sunsets
With this Yang and Yin yoga TTC program, you can find new ways to balance the body, mind, and soul and broaden your skillset to encompass more than one kind of yoga. Ultimately, it is all about the balance. you need activity and rest. In this Yang and Yin Yoga TTC, you work on the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual levels to balance Yin and Yang in your yoga practice and your life.

Accommodation

Beach setting
Special menu request
Swimming pool (outdoor)
Barbeque facilities
Environmentally friendly
Lounge
Multilingual staff
Restaurant
Yoga deck
Board rental
Currency exchange
Tour assistance
Free parking
Air-conditioned rooms
Café
Garden
Meditation garden
Picnic area
Terrace
Yoga shala
Car rental
Free Wi-Fi
Outdoor shower
A kaleidoscopic blend of Indian and Portuguese cultures, sweetened with sun, sea, sand, susegad, and spirituality, Goa is India’s pocket-sized paradise. Located on the west coast of India you can have the sight of high Sahyadri ranges on one side and on another side the picturesque view of the Arabian Sea. Goa is known for its pictorial beauty, striking beaches, beautiful temples and churches, grand festival celebrations and colourful Hindu and Catholic heritage. Goa has become a well-visited winter getaway where yoga is celebrated and spiritual activities are on a daily schedule: sunrise yoga sessions on the beach, reiki healing courses, meditation, and just about every other form of spiritual exploration, are all practised freely.

Morjim is known as one of the best beaches in North Goa and provides a little bit of everything without being too crowded. Perfect for a yoga immersion and a bit of beach life on your weekend off.

The venue
Welcome to an amazing nature spot! Our classes are mostly held at the beautiful jungle shala of the centre with the natural shade of the surrounding trees. For the evening session, you move to the hilltop lounge from where you have the most amazing view overlooking one of Goa's most beautiful beaches. It is actually the best spot to watch every day how spectacularly the sun kisses the sea at sunset.

It’s really peaceful in the jungle on a little hilltop but not too far away so you can walk everywhere around town. Within just a walk away you are able to find a little bit of everything, empty stretches of the beach but also you can get a little taste of the vibrant Goan multicultural scene.

Every cottage has a private terrace, often with a stunning sea view. The air-conditioned rooms are provided with a mini-fridge and hot water kettle, private bathrooms with showers, cold and hot water, and WC. You will find an infinity swimming pool on the hilltop of the resort from where you can overlook the beautiful Morjim-Ashvem beach, which is only a short walk away.

In the extended neighbourhood, there are a few shops and a small but exquisite range from local eateries to lovely bakeries, cafes and sublime restaurants, lots to discover for your day off. Our team is always available to help you out and about.

It is fairly easy to get there, but to make sure you find the right spot you will be provided with all the information on how to make your way safely to Morjim and Yin Yoga Therapy Teacher Training are happy to offer your airport pick-up complementary! Dabolim Airport is approximately one hour drive away.

Highlights:
Nature - Jungle - Hilltop - Beach - Love

Welcome to an amazing nature spot! It’s really peaceful in the jungle on a little hilltop but also not too far away so you can walk everywhere around town and to the beach. Within just a stroll away you are able to find a little bit of everything, empty stretches of the beach but also you can get a little taste of the vibrant Goan multicultural scene.

There is a beautiful jungle shala where we practice in the natural shade of the surrounding trees. Some sessions are held at the hilltop lounge from where you have the most amazing view overlooking one of Goa's most beautiful beaches. It is the best spot in all of Morjim-Ashvem to watch how spectacularly the sun kisses the sea for sunset.

Food
Papa Zen – Peaceful Kitchen is providing us with the most delicious yummy healthy food in the jungle café as well as in the hilltop lounge. Healthy, conscious, local, pure and fresh vegetarian or vegan food made with love. Filtered water, fresh lemon water, and herbal tea infusion are available throughout the day.

If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate them to the organiser when making a reservation 
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6th March to 31st March 2023
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Program

Certification
Students who complete the training are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®).

It is essential to remember that no two bodies are alike and that your needs vary from day to today. A key part of any yoga practice is to develop an awareness that helps you to observe the daily changing needs (mental, emotional, and physical) so that you can choose and adapt your yoga practice – more breath work, more meditation, more restorative yin or more active dynamic yang yoga asana – to these needs and to be able to offer the student's different options and alternatives.

By practising Yin and Yang together, you are re-balancing the body, mind, and soul at once, gaining fitness, and practising listening closely. By finding balance in your physical yoga practice, you allow this experience to guide the way to find balance on an emotional and mental level. By working with your body and breath in different scenarios, you fine-tune your intuition and insight, and this, in turn, will allow you to deepen the understanding of your own and others' well-being.

In this Yang and Yin Yoga TTC you will gain insight into the importance and joy of a balanced practice, and discover the different opportunities yoga provides to release physical and emotional tension and stress. Learn how to identify your student's needs to adjust your teaching to a variety of diverse scenarios and challenges.

This Yang and Yin Yoga TTC program is designed to allow you to deepen your own practice and be able to teach the full spectrum yoga has to offer.

Yang flow
Yang flow, a more dynamic yoga practice offers a wonderful active way of stimulating the vital energy (chi or prana) that flows through your body. While a dynamic flow yoga practice is one of the most popular forms of yoga offered in the modern world nowadays, it is often not fully understood. As a philosophy, the Yang Flow practice recognizes the temporary nature of things. You enter into a posture, stay there for a few breaths, and then leave in transition to the next pose.

Yang flow Yoga offers a variety of postures, the classes have a dynamic and creative character. In fact, the variable nature of this dynamic style of yoga helps you to develop a more balanced body as well as prevent repetitive motion injuries that can happen out of a mechanical, fixed yoga sequence.

There are no particular body requirements to practice this style of yoga and it is not targeted to specific yogis, such as people with a particular body type or workout routine.

Through developing your own style of a Yang Flow practice, you will discover new ways to prepare yourself for stillness and meditation, you’ll be exploring the powerful benefits of combining breathwork techniques with poses, and therefore it will contribute to benefit the overall of your physical, emotional and mental wellbeing, alongside the physical benefits promoted by this dynamic style of yoga.

As physical activity causes the body to sweat and expels toxins, synchronized breathing calms the mind. Improving your cardiovascular system and muscle strength as well as your flexibility are additional benefits of a Yang flow practice.

Yin yoga
Yin yoga (also often titled the other half of your practice) is a deep and meditative practice that enhances your awareness, allows you to feel more subtle energies and sensations, and teaches you to listen to your body closely.

In this Yang and Yin Yoga TTC, you will learn Yin yoga’s components and principles and you’ll get the chance to deepen your own practise in order to re-balance your body and mind — unravelling energetic blockages, boosting the immunity system, lowering stress hormones so then you will feel re-energized at every level. 

The stillness of the long-held static stretches with relaxed muscles in Yin Yoga creates a deep awareness of body, mind, and soul. By the emotional release of stress and tension stored on a physical level, in the connective tissues and fascia, Yin yoga reverses the process of generating stress-related diseases and stimulates high vibrational body energy that promotes emotional, physical, and spiritual healing. 

Yin yoga activates your inner body intelligence in order to reach out to a blissful state of being, also well-known as “Zen”. It’s a natural process of self-healing that can reverse long-term issues due to mental and physical patterns hard to let go of. 

In this training, you’ll be exploring the powerful and natural healing powers residing in your own body, mind, and soul, and you’ll learn that by changing your energy vibrations, you will heal yourself from a long-term perspective. The ancient healing wisdom of the Daoist elements and the chi flow in the body will be guiding you through a long-lasting self-transformation. 

This Yang and Yin Yoga TTC offers both practices together and so creates the perfect balance of body, mind, and soul. 

By attending this Yang and Yin Yoga TTC, you’ll learn the benefits of combining styles of yoga and you’ll be beautifully conveying to your students the common goal of these polar practices together: to purify, balance and harmonize the body, mind, and soul. Processing, integrating, and teaching in more than one style can both serve your students and enliven your own practice.

Overview and focus

Yin and Yang in Balance Yoga Teacher Training
  • Two styles of yoga at once – yang or dynamic yoga and yin or passive yoga – and use them both to nurture, balance, and heal yourself and others. You are offered an immersive yoga journey through dynamic yoga alongside yin yoga, learning the power of the Daoist elements alongside Chakra and Breath Work and you’ll be exploring their powerful healing wisdom.
  • Personal practice and gain hands-on teaching experience in both styles.
  • Foundations of classical yoga teacher training, get a solid overview of the basics of yoga, its history, philosophy, and ethics.
  • Coordinate the movement with the breath to flow from one pose to the next in Vinyasa style. Expand your own vital life force energy through movement to clear your energy on a physical, mental, and emotional level. You’ll learn the withdrawal of your senses and flow with your students in the classroom.
  • The precious art of sequencing your Yang flow Yoga classes. You’ll learn all the main traditional pranayama techniques for your own and others’ well-being, and combine them within a contemporary dynamic yoga scenario to re-balance the chakras, and to diverse physical and emotional needs of yourself/your students.
  • Embody mindfulness principles in your Yin yoga practice. You’ll learn all about mindfulness theory and practice to design mindfulness classes and guide your students through a mindful practice on the mat, and invite them to use mindfulness and additional tools like visualizations and mudras in their daily life to promote a long-lasting transformation.
  • Learn about Yin yoga’s oriental medicine aspects, the Daoist elements, and the Chi flow. Get to know yin sequences according to the elements and meridians to integrate this ancient healing wisdom in your Yin yoga practice and teaching.
  • Look into the Ayurvedic dosha system, doshas analysis, and tips for well-being.
  • For a complete package get to know the basic anatomy of the muscular and skeletal body, physiology and biomechanics principles, and the theory of the exercise.
  • A variety of different meditation techniques are offered as additional tools to support your teaching experience. You look into the power of visualization and inspirational breath, metta meditation, heart *opening meditation, yoga Nidra, mantras, mudras and chakras, moon rituals, acupuncture healing sessions, and transformational healing and sharing circles.
  • The art of sharing and connecting – you’ll be learning to create a sharing circle to allow your students to heal and to connect with each other.
  • And to take your yoga teaching to the next level you look into your professional development. Yoga Alliance’s code of conduct and the credentialing process will be discussed as well as marketing for yoga teachers are offered alongside the art of promoting your own yoga and wellness retreats with tricks and tips for building a healthy and solid yoga business.
For an embodied experience of the theory behind the practice, students will start teaching both styles right away. Stretched over a month, there is plenty of time for students to practice and refine their own teaching. The students will leave this Yang and Yin Yoga TTC program feeling confident, having gained a broad dynamic and yin yoga background being able to sequence Yang Flow Yoga and Yin Yoga classes, and lead creatively and intelligently classes in both styles. 

In this Yang and Yin Yoga TTC 200 hours of training, you will also gain the opportunity to release physical and emotional tension and stress, free blocked and stagnant energy, recognize your student's physical and emotional needs, and address yoga practices to a variety of diverse physical and emotional scenarios and challenges.

By practising Yin and Yang together, you are re-balancing the body, mind, and soul at once, practising listening closely. Working with your breath and fine-tuning your intuition and insight will allow you to deepen the understanding of your own and others’ physical and emotional well-being.

What you will learn

Foundation, definition, and theory of Yin and Yang Flow yoga
  • Physical / Energetic / Soul and mind

The practice of Yin and Yang yoga
  • The classic Yin and Yang poses + variations
  • Modifications and alternatives
  • Special situations / Target areas / Meridians / Chakras 
  • The 7-point-asana-analysis-principle

The art of teaching Yin
  • Intention / Expression / Context / Tools 
  • The art of leading a Yin class/seduction to stillness
  • The language of Yin
  • Sequences for each meridian and Daoist element and their healing wisdom
  • Students teaching practice - Embodied practical experience
  • How to use props in Yin yoga / Special situations

The art of teaching Yang Flow
  • Intention / Warm-up / Context / Tools 
  • Directional language, tone of voice, cues and demo, extra verbal, and body tools
  • The art of sequencing a Yang yoga class based on theme/chakra/peak pose/extra ideas to sequence a flow yoga class
  • Breathwork instructions and context 
  • Students teaching practice - Embodied practical experience
  • Yoga props for Yang yoga

Mindfulness
  • Mindfulness history, concept, and practice
  • Neuroplasticity
  • Anatomy of the mind
  • An invitation to mindful living

Self-healing toolbox
  • Learn about acupressure points and the Chi meridian flow
  • Tools to transformation and self-empowerment 
  • Dan Tien healing breath
  • The Yin healing method
  • Supporting transformational healing tools
  • Basics of oriental medicine and Ayurveda 

Daily yoga practice 
  • Morning Yang yoga 
  • Opportunity for self-practice / Sadhana
  • Different styles of dynamic yoga are explored and deepening the knowledge of Yang Flow yoga
  • Afternoon Yin yoga immersion
  • Yang and Yin sequence and poses analysis
  • Yang and Yin yoga interactive workshops and student lead classes

Basic anatomy and the theory of exercise
  • The physical theory of the practice 
  • Anatomy of the muscular and skeletal body
  • Biomechanical principles, joints, their safe movements and stabilization, contraindications
  • Physiology such as nervous system, cardiovascular, endocrine, digestive systems, respiratory system
  • Anatomical and intelligent alignment principles 
  • Aesthetic vs. functional alignment
  • Everyone’s unique variation of the structure of the skeleton 
  • Compression vs tension
  • Fascia and tensegrity 
  • The piezoelectric principle in the poses

Yoga foundations - History, philosophy, and ethics
  • Overview of different yoga styles, history, and people
  • The 8 limbs of yoga and Patanjali yoga sutras
  • Pranayama
  • Chakras
  • Mudras
  • Mantras
  • Spiritual concepts

Professional development
  • Class management
  • General professionalism
  • Marketing and promotion
  • Credentialing process with Yoga Alliance
  • Responsibility and accountability 
  • Scope of Practice and Code of Conduct, Equity in Yoga 

Sunset circles
  • Different active meditations, Yoga Nidra, chanting, healing sessions, sharing circles, circles of transformation, mindful sunset walks

Optional activities
  • Dolphin boat trip
  • Massage
  • Acupuncture 
  • Reiki
  • Sound healing
  • Cacao ceremony
  • Kirtan

Instructor

Alexandra Denkinger (M.D.Acu)
Alexandra
Alexandra Denkinger is an acupuncture therapist (M.D.Acu), yoga teacher (RYT500), Yin yoga expert, and founder of The Body-Mind-Soul Centre. She likes to see herself Body-Mind-Soul Bio-Hacker, an "urban shaman", dedicated to helping people empower themselves to live the most authentic, healthy life possible. As an all-time seeker on a soul-searching journey, she came across many different yoga styles and healing systems. In her Yin yoga teachings, she integrates the ancient wisdom of acupuncture meridians and chi flow in meditative yoga practice.

Cancellation policy

Cancellation

Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a 70% refund

Changes

You may not change your dates after booking

Covid

No refund if you test positive for Covid
Full refund if you cannot travel due to Covid restrictions
Full refund if the retreat does not take place due to Covid restrictions
6th March to 31st March 2023
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