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50-Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training
March 2022 in Alfeizerão, Portugal
(Near São Martinho do Porto)

 
Dates | Friday, March 18 - Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022

Daily Training Hours | 9:00am - 6:30pm

with Eva Maxine Hamilton,
ERYT-500, YACEP, Yoga Trainer-Pro

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What is Yin Yoga? |

 

Yin Yoga is a beautiful convergence of traditional Indian Hatha & principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is an intentional practice that can benefit tissues in your body often ignored by other styles of yoga and movement. 

 

Informed by modern science and ancient meridian theories, yin yoga invites us to slow down and sink deeper into each pose. Anatomically, yin yoga takes into account individual bone structure variation, supporting students to be adaptable in each posture. And perhaps most beneficial to our students, yin yoga offers stillness and internal reflection in our modern context of constant rush and activity.

Unfortunately, many people receive the impression that yin yoga is just "slow yoga," partially as so many teachers offering yin classes have no formal training in this style. And this prevents our students from accessing the deeper benefits of this soft but powerful practice. 

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About the 50-hr In-Person Yin Yoga Teacher Training | 

In this six-day in-person training we’ll take a deep dive into yin philosophy, variable anatomy, fascial health and the meridian system so that you can learn how to sequence and theme meaningful yin yoga classes that fully support your students (and yourself) to slow down, release stress and welcome peace.

 

During the training we’ll explore the theory, science and anatomy of the practice, balanced with experiential and energetic aspects of each asana. We'll unpack contemporary research on fascia, a sustainable approach to stretching, and an individualistic perspective of the body. You'll also learn about the foundational principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the five-element theory, and how to work with the meridian lines in your yin practice and teaching. 

 

In our asana analysis, you'll explore an adaptable approach to instructing, propping and modifying classical and creative yin poses. Not only will you learn how to teach the shape safely but you’ll also learn why to teach each asana as you gain an understanding of the physical, emotional and energetic benefits.

Weaving these concepts into classes, you'll learn how to confidently sequence and theme yin yoga practices, as well as how to mindfully communicate and hold safe space. The training also incorporates other traditional and therapeutic tools including pranayama, meditation, yin yang yoga, yoga nidra, restorative yoga, and myofascial release.

This course is open to new and experienced teachers, as well as dedicated yoga students who desire to deepen their yin practice. Offering this unique expression of yoga to your students will create diversity within your teaching & support your students' (& your own) busy life.

* Please note | The training is facilitated in English. 

Are you seeking supportive education in yin yoga to weave this wisdom into your yoga classes?

 

Learn how to teach safe & meaningful yin yoga classes, holding space for your students to melt into stillness with our upcoming Live Yin Yoga Online 30-hr YTT immersion, held over two weekends this November. 

What will you get from this course?

  • Learn the background, theory and method of yin yoga to teach informed and beneficial yin practices

  • Unpack contemporary research on fascia, tissue health and safe stretching

  • Explore foundational principles of the Chinese five-element system and meridians

  • Learn the subtle (and essential) skills of teaching yoga, including sequencing, theming, language and holding safe space 

  • Experience two daily practices, in-person lectures and transmissions, and personalized support and feedback

  • Receive our in-depth yin yoga textbook, including sample sequences, an overview of current research, and lots of extra resources to support your teaching

  • Enjoy a small supportive group atmosphere practicing in person in Freiburg, Switzerland

  • Includes extra access to our online resources including on-demand hands-on-assisting tutorials

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Course content includes:

  • Yin Yang philosophy & the yin methodology

  • The Daoist origins & modern development of yin yoga

  • Contemporary research on fascia and tissue health

  • Variable anatomy analysis of major joints

  • The Chinese five-element system & meridian lines

  • Anatomical Reviews

  • Guiding, propping and modifying all classic yin poses

  • Assisting Tutorials

  • Introduction to the nervous system

  • Sequencing & theming meaningful yin classes

  • Teaching language & holding safe space

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About Alfeizerão, Portugal

 

The studio is located in the small village of Alfeizerão, a short distance from the beautiful Atlantic coastline. The nearest places to stay and visit are São Martinho do Porto (around 4,5km) and Nazaré (around 14km).

 

São Martinho do Porto, a historical fishing village, has a beautiful bay with calm waters and fine white sand. A popular beach destination in Portugal, the sheltered seaside is surrounded by many cafes, shops, and traditional restaurants. 

 

Also close by is Nazaré, known internationally as a surfing destination, famous for some of the world's largest waves. The town wraps around a golden bay, overlocked by cliffs and a historical old fort. This is where Paz & Amor Guest House will happily receive those who want a peaceful, warm and traditional place to stay during the training. (See more info on additional accommodation options below).

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About Eva Maxine Hamilton |  

 

Eva Hamilton is a Canadian Yoga Educator, specializing in the slow, supported and soulful practices of yin yoga and restorative yoga. She completed her first (of many) yoga trainings when she was just 17 and has been teaching full time since 2008. She owned a studio in Canada for many years before choosing to travel and teach around the world. 

 

Her gentle approach is combined with an in-depth understanding of anatomy and functional movement as well as the mindbody connection and intricate workings of the human nervous system. Before becoming a yoga teacher, Eva studied religious studies at university and has a thorough understanding of philosophy and mysticism.

 

Eva specializes in educating on applied anatomy, yoga philosophy, teaching methodology, posture clinics & alignment, preventing yoga injuries, myofascial release, and more. Eva has completed over 1000-hrs of yoga studies and is registered as a Yoga Alliance YACEP (Continuing Education Provider) and a Yoga Alliance Professionals Yoga Trainer-Pro and Senior Yoga Teacher.

 

Eva's intention in teaching is to craft a supportive & nourishing energy for her student's self-exploration. She places an emphasis on the internal experience and encourages self-empathy, kindness and curiosity both on and off the mat.

 

As a Teacher Trainer, her objective is to elevate the standard of yoga teacher trainings and train knowledgable, confident and compassionate teachers who embody their teachings, hold safe space, and pass along the wisdom of yoga in their communities. 

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The Studio  |  I'M Yoga Terapias 

 

I’M - Eu Sou in portuguese – expresses a sweet though powerful invitation for those who long for (re)connecting to their Essence, from a place of Truth, Freedom and Surrender. Humbly and courageously, in a familiar and cozy environment, with an open and curious heart, I’M is a place of encounter, search and togetherness in community. We honor you and look forward to meet you there!

 

The studio also will provide all necessary props for the training, including bolsters, belts, blocks and blankets. Yoga mats can also be provided if required.

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Investment  |  

Early Bird Rate | €450 

Early Bird Offer: Book before December 16th, 2021 and save €100

Regular Tuition Rate | €550

To Register | Contact I'M YOGA TERAPIAS at imyogaterapias@gmail.com

Tuition Includes: 

  • Tuition fees (Yoga Alliance accredited 50 hour continuing educated credits).

  • Detailed course notes and a comprehensive printed manual.

  • Access to additional online resources.

  • Not Included: Accommodation, meals and travel not included.

Early Bird Payment Plan Available:

  • Payment in instalments available for early bird bookings:

    • 2x 180€ until February 18th

Regular Payment Plan:

  • After the early bird period, payment in instalments will have an extra cost of 4% of admin costs (22€) and only be available until January 18th.

    • 2x 230€ until February 18th

    • + 22 in deposit or one of the two instalments, in the preference of the student.

Additional Options (Not Included in Tuition Price) 

  • Add daily vegetarian snacks and lunch delivered at to the training for €14/day (€84 total for complete training)

  • Add accommodation at a nearby guest house in Nazaré, including accommodation (shared rooms) and breakfast: 23€/day (138€ for complete training) 

  • A shuttle can also be arranged to transport students between the guesthouse and studio (prices to be confirmed) 

  • To book both meals & accommodation packages, the total amount is €222

  • Please confirm if you would like to add food or accommodation when booking the training

To Book: 

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Food & Accommodation Options
 

Additional Options

(Not Included in Tuition Price) 

  • Add daily vegetarian snacks and lunch delivered at to the training for €14/day (€84 total for complete training)

  • Add accommodation at a nearby guest house in Nazaré, including accommodation (shared rooms) and breakfast: 23€/day (138€ for complete training) 

  • To book both meals & accommodation packages, the total amount is €222

  • Please confirm if you would like to add food or accommodation when booking the training

Terms & Conditions

To Book: 

  • Hold your place with a 20% deposit

  • To register & see full details, please visit I'M YOGA TERAPIAS

Booking Terms |

  • Early Bird Rate | €450 (Book by Dec 16th, must pay in full by February 18th, 2022)

  • Regular Tuition Rate | €550  (Must pay in full by February 18th, 2022)

  • Please note that a 20% deposit is required to book your spot and any additional packages (the deposit is non-refundable) 

  • After February 18th, 2022 all monies are non-refundable 

 

Tuition | 

Tuition includes YTT course & textbook. Students should bring their own yoga mats. Props will be provided at the yoga studio. 

 

Certification |

Students must complete all course hours and final written assignments to fully certify. Following the in-person portion of the training, students must also complete the take-home assignment within 30-days following the course completion for Eva to recognize & authenticate any registration of students’ certificate in the Yoga Alliance registration system. Students cannot miss more than 3-hrs of the live teaching hours and still receive certification.

Cancelation Policy |  If a student needs to cancel their booking for this YTT:

  • The 20% deposit is non-refundable

  • After February 18th, 2022 all monies are non-refundable

Traveling to the Training |

Students are responsible for their own travel to and from the training. 

  • There is a possibility of having a shuttle (from the guest house to I’M Yoga and back at the end of the day), depending on those who might need it)

  • For those who travel (national or international) we can put them in contact to organize co-driving or shared cars.

  • Students can also leave luggage at the studio on the 23rd when leaving the accommodation booked.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I receive CE (continuing education) credits with the Yoga Alliance for this training? Yes, you will receive 50-hrs of accredited continuing education hours with the Yoga Alliance (US-based/international) and the Yoga Alliance Professionals (UK-based organization). 

Will I get a textbook? Yes, you will receive a printed copy of our in-depth Yin Yoga Textbook upon arrival at the training. 

I want to take this course, but I'm not a Yoga Teacher and I'm not very interested in teaching. Keen students are welcome! Many people take educational courses for personal interest. There are no pre-requisites for this YTT, just a love of Yin Yoga and experience practicing this style. You can take this course to simply learn more about Yin Yoga and build a more dedicated and informed self-practice. 

I want to take this course, but I'm not a Yoga Teacher (yet). I'm hoping to take my 200-hr training. Can I attend this training? Generally in this program, we receive a mix of people who have completed their 200-hr YTT or who are on the path towards it. There are no prerequisites to this training and many students new to the teacher training experience have previously told us how much they appreciated the foundation they received from this training. The Yin YTT includes an an overview of anatomy as well as yoga philosophy and teaching methodology. We are dedicated to creating a supportive and inclusive atmosphere for all students and teachers

 

Please note, all course participants will be required to teach a short yin practicum before the conclusion of the practice to apply course concepts and maintain professional standards. This 50-hr Yin YTT is offered as specialized yoga education, but is not a substitute for the industry standard 200-hrs yoga teacher training. 

Can I start teaching after this course if I have not yet completed my 200 hour training? If you are yet to complete your 200 hours then it’s recommended that you begin by teaching friends or family for experience. Most studios, as well as yoga insurance providers, will require you to have completed your 200 hour training, which is extremely important if you want to become a teacher. This programme is a great first step though and you can still log this certificate with Yoga Alliance to start building your experience. Then when you start teaching professionally, you will already have a niche offering to share.

 

Is accommodation included? Accommodation is not included in the cost of tuition, but you can book an additional accommodation package in nearby Nazaré. Add accommodation at a nearby guest house in Nazaré, including accommodation (shared rooms) and breakfast: 23€/day (138€ for complete training) 

 

Are meals included? Meals are not included in the cost of tuition, but can be added in an extra package. You can add daily vegetarian snacks and lunch delivered at to the training for €14/day (€84 total for complete training)

Please feel welcome to contact me with any questions about this upcoming training.

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