Teacher Training

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Guiding the Quiet Revolution with Richard Gartner

Date: October 24-25th, 2020
Time: Saturday 11-5:30pm; Sunday 11-5:30pm
Location: SPY North
Investment: $250 (includes manual)

Yin Yoga is the art of insightful relaxation, personal acceptance and contemplative awareness. Those who have experienced it are rejuvenated and transformed. The practice consists of long relaxed holds with an emphasis on the connective tissue and joints of the hips, pelvis and lower spine. It allows students to focus deeper into the body.

Richard’s style is paradoxically both unique and universal. His instructions allow for any student to approach the practice, embracing all levels of experience and ability. This allows for anybody to explore their own unique structure and make every practice their own. cxRichard’s approach is influenced by his primary teacher, Tias Little. Tias developed Prajna Yoga, which means ‘the yoga of deep insight.’ Tias describes Prajna Yoga as a ‘style-less style’, where the yoga should fit the student and not the other way around.

For Richard, this ‘style-less style’ means a yoga practice should be vibrant, in-the-moment and multi-disciplinary. His teachings fuse traditional posture and breathwork with contemporary anatomy and bodywork. He draws from many forms of yoga, fascial release, mindfulness techniques, and common sense.

This specialized 12 hour training examines the following:

Yin Yoga and Daoist Philosophy
Techniques to enhance meditation practice
Anatomical considerations in poses
Prop and non-prop modifications
The role of language to enhance the Yin experience
Techniques on incorporating Yin into general classes

This training includes a manual for continued reference. Students will appreciate your addition of Yin Yoga to their practice, and this training will enhance your own yoga sadhana. 

Often yoga's physical practice is marketed as "more, hotter, faster", but more and more students are getting wise to this unattainable acceleration. Yin Yoga's philosophy of stillness and independence counters this frenzied rush. Empower your students!