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Yin-Restorative & Bhakti Yoga Teacher Training & Retreat

  • Yandara Yoga Institute - Baja, Mexico Todos Santos (map)


Location: Yandara Yoga Institute, Baja, Mexico
Cost of Training: $1550
usd (includes meals and accommodations)

Yandara's Yin - Restorative - Bhakti Yoga Training is an elective part of Yandara Yoga Institute's Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Program. You are also welcome to attend just this module as a regenerative retreat or continuing education course. During these 10 days we will explore the principals and philosophy of Yin and Restorative Yoga, as well as the fundamentals of Bhakti Yoga. The lead teachers for this training are Allison Eaton and Mercy Ananda. The 10 days we spend together will be healing and nurturing for the body, mind and heart. We will prioritize the cultivation of a calmer state of being through daily regenerative practices and activities.

Yin and Restorative Yoga 

Yin Yoga and Restorative Yoga are gentle, regenerative practices where all the poses are done on the floor, supported by props, to encourage deep relaxation, a natural opening of the joints and optimal energy flow through the body.

This slow, healing practice is a journey into the heart and soul of your being. It naturally cultivates inner listening, heightened awareness, compassion and acceptance for who you are and where you are in each moment of life.

Our focus is on both Yin and Restorative yoga. You will learn how to effectively teach these two distinct styles. To balance the yin and yang energies, this training also includes one yang-style, flowing asana class daily. 

Join us as we let go, relax and breathe our way to optimal health and wellness. The Yin-Restorative Yoga Training is ideal for those want to advance their yoga teaching career and certification and also for those who simply want to deepen their own personal practice.

Topics Explored in the Yin-Restorative Yoga Training:

Yin Yoga Principles and Practice
Yin Yoga Postures
Restorative Yoga Principles and Practice
Restorative Yoga Postures
Structuring a Yin or Restorative Class and Effective Sequencing
Sequencing for Organ Health
Exploring Props, Variations and Hands-On-Adjustments
Yin Yoga Anatomy
The Science of Stress and the Relaxation Response
Subtle Body Anatomy - deepening the connection to our vital energy (Prana), body centers (chakras) and energy channels (nadis/meridians)
Chinese Meridian Theory
Intuitive Practice and Teaching
The Cosmic DJ - the art of using music in your Yin/Restorative class
Yin Desserts - incorporating subtle body energy assists, sound and color healing, aroma therapy, crystal healing, music, mantras, mudras, poetry and ancient yogic teachings into your Yin and Restorative classes.

Bhakti Yoga 

Born from a deep desire to feel and express ones relationship to the divine, Bhakti Yoga offers a way to connect the spiritual heart with everyday life experience.

Become part of the global Bhakti Yoga community. Together we will explore many different devotional practices. You will learn to share traditional as well as contemporary mantras and kirtans. You will receive personal instruction on how to play Indian Bhakti Yoga instruments, such as harmonium, sitar, tamboura, shruti box, drums, and kartals. Instruments will be provided or you can bring your own, if you enjoy playing the guitar, bring it and learn to play mantras/kirtans. 

Learn how Bhakti developed in the yogic tradition, participate in study groups to discuss and apply the wisdom from ancient Yogic texts, such as the Bhagavad Gita, Narada's Bhakti Sutras, and the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra. Learn and share mythological stories about Gods and Goddesses, and find out about the origin and stories behind many of the mantras and asanas. Become familiar with the Bhakti Yogis of India, such as Ananda Mayi Ma, Sri Caitanya and the wandering mystic Mirabai. 

Heal and unravel your heart's radiant nature. Bhakti is a world of overflowing love, Yoga's sweetest path to enlightenment. Through Ishvarapranidhana - love and reverence for the essence of life - we look forward to support you in your individual expression of Bhakti Yoga.

Topics Explored in the Bhakti Yoga Training:

What is Bhakti Yoga
Sanskrit Mantra and Kirtan
Sargam - Indian Musical Notation - discover your SA (voice foundation note)
Instrument Classes - harmonium, shruti box, tamboura, dotar, sitar, dilruba, kartals, drums Sound Healing with Tibetan Bowls and Bells
Ancient Yogic Texts and Stories
The History and Development of Bhakti Yoga
The Relationship of Guru (teacher) and Shishya (student)
Mudra, Mudra Meditation Kriya, Nyasa (blessing of the physical body)
Puja (ceremony) and Arati (offering light with a traditional Indian oil lamp)
Sacred food - learn a chant to bless your food and learn to prepare prasadam - blessed food.

Allison Eaton, ERYT 500, YACEP, Reiki Master Teacher

Allison Eaton, ERYT 500, YACEP, Reiki Master Teacher

Mercy Ananda, ERYT 500

Mercy Ananda, ERYT 500

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