Residential Training Courses
Our residential trainings are the perfect experience for those who want to immerse themselves into the training experience, without any distractions, and with a big sense of sangha (community). Our residential training courses are designed to take your through an experiential journey where you will not only deeply develop many aspects of your teaching and practice, but you will also be inspired by those around you and have the opportunity to inspire others.
Our venues are locally based and specifically selected to be a home away from home, as well as a place of Ashram to learn, experience, work and develop spiritually. Our venue locations include Spain, Bali, Thailand, India, Australia and Guatemala. Coming soon are Portugal and Sri Lanka. With small groups we make sure that we can attend to everyone’s needs and questions.
Yin Yoga, Functional Anatomy & Chinese Medicine (100 HR)
Yin Yoga, Pranayama, Meditation & Mindfulness (100 HR)
Yin Yoga, Neuroplasticity & Mindfulness (50 HR)
Yin Yoga, Emotional Intelligence & Aromatherapy (50 HR)
Yin & Yoga Nidra (I-rest) (80 HR)
Yoga Philosophy: Traditional Yoga Nidra & Meditation (50 HR)
Yoga Philosophy: 5 Koshas & Life Management (50 HR)
Yoga Philosophy: 300 Hours (300 HR)
Silent Sangha (30 HR)
Yin & Sound (Coming soon)
Trauma Informed Yoga (Coming Soon)
The functional anatomy and Chinese medicine training takes you through the fundamental and non-negotiable elements of teaching Yin Yoga safely. Learning the foundations of functional anatomy means that you will be able to make the practice accessible to everybody who comes to your classes. Journeying through Chinese medicine, you will understand where Yin comes from, separate of Yoga, and how the Chinese view the body as an energy system, incorporating the elements within the universe (macrocosmos) that also reside inside our “body” (microcosmos). You will gain a new perspective of the practice and understand how “Yin Yoga” is not only a bridge between two ancient traditions that are similar in concept, but not identical, but also how “Yin Yoga” is a Yin approach to Yoga.
Yin Yoga, Pranayama, Meditation and Mindfulness takes you through deeper realms of the Yin and Yoga practice. Asana was created as an exercise to enable sitting in meditation for longer periods of time. By moving beyond the asana you can enter the more intricate components that make up the spiritual practice of Yoga. Developing tools and understanding in how to integrate Pranayama into Yin Yoga will help you offer a deeper healing experience for your community. Exploring the essence of meditation and mindfulness you will not only get insight as to what may be happening inside the brain throughout the practice, but you will understand how to create a seamless experience incorporating these important parts of the spiritual practice of Yoga.
In this training you will start to explore an important aspect of the human existence (the mind) and how we can promote a holistic and responsible way to practice and teach Yin Yoga through the mental lens. Looking at how the brain is designed to change itself based on everything we feed it (environment, thoughts, beliefs, friends and family, for example), we can start to understand the impact Yin Yoga can have on our minds in a profound way. Not only can we start becoming more intelligent within our teaching but we can start to acknowledge patterns, beliefs and behaviours, in our practice, that are not serving us, and learn to disempower negative neural circuitry.
Yin Yoga, Emotional Intelligence & Aromatherapy will take you into the emotional dimension of the Yin Yoga practice. The way in which we navigate life through society is largely by our emotional awareness and interpersonal skills. Many people who come to the Yin Yoga practice come for some level of development in emotional awareness or connection. In this course you will learn how to approach Yin through the emotional lens, and how the emotional brain functions with the plasticity (changing) of the brain and how we can harness our full potential of teaching and practising through our emotional layer. Including aromatherapy offers you an extra tool in connecting directly to the limbic brain (the emotional brain), through the olfactory system (the sensory system for smell), to raise emotional intelligence for a deeper and more meaningful experience.
Yin and Yoga Nidra fit together seamlessly with the Yin practice being a stepping stone into the brain wave frequency and state of awareness of Yoga Nidra. The Yoga Nidra practice is an important part of the spiritual practice of Yoga as it is a heightened state of meditation. Sometimes known as Yogic sleep, it is in this state of existence that we thin the veil between the conscious and subconscious mind. Learning how to combine these two practices together will give you the ability to help your community on a much deeper level than a simple Yin practice. Moving beyond the asana and into the higher practices of Yoga, this Yin and Yoga Nidra course will help your journey through your spiritual quest.
Not sure if Yin Yoga is for you?
Our mini courses offer you an short introductory experience of our five signature training courses (above) through an online, self paced, platform. These courses consist of 6 – 7 hours of training that will give you a good idea of the direction in which you wish to journey next.
Studying texts from multiple lineages and philosophies within Yoga, such as Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Bagavad Gita & the Yoga Upanishads, you will develop a holistic perspective of Yoga philosophy in its truth. Ancient Indian spiritual masters formulated Orthodox and Heterodox schools of Philosophy to gain ultimate liberation and happiness. This course is centered on two Orthodox schools, Yoga and Vedanta. To assimilate the truth reveled in Yoga and Vedanta one needs a calm, learning and contemplative mind. This shall be developed through Yoga and Yoga Nidra, where your presence will become more grounded and rooted, and your experience more centred and truthful. Your practice in Yoga Nidra shall be purposeful and it will become a part of your everyday life.
Yoga looks at human personality from from five different perspectives, presented as the 5 Koshas (5 sheaths):
1. Annamaya Kosha (food sheath)
2. Pranamaya Kosha (vital energy sheath)
3. Manomaya Kosha (mental sheath)
4. Vijnanamaya Kosha (Intellectual sheath)
5. Anandamaya Kosha (blissful sheath)
This course is centered on simple life changing principles through integrating Yoga beyond asana into your life. This course is for anyone who wants to develop their Yoga Journey from the very roots of Yoga; the philosophy behind the movement, the principles behind the lifestyle, the transcendence of the asmita (ego mind). Through this course you will gain a new perspective of how to deal with everyday life matters, in a more calm and spiritual way.
Silent Sangha is a 3 day journey that helps you journey beyond the chit chat of everyday life. By practicing silence, we develop the space between the thoughts, known as moana. Taking some time out of everyday busy life, we facilitate the space and environment for you for deeper self-inquiry within the practice of Yoga. This retreat style experience is designed to not only develop a discipline of the mind, but to allow you to move into a space of quietude to calm the mind. We do this in solidarity, together with our community, yet each on our own individual path.