75-hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training

A Journey into a Silent PracticeOctober 18 - 28, 2017
Samahita Retreat, Koh Samui, Thailand

October 18 – 28, 2017

with Marije E. Paternotte (E-RYT 500)
at Samahita Retreat, Koh Samui, Thailand

You are invited on a journey into a silent practice. In this Yin Yoga Teacher Training of 75 hours you will learn and explore the basic principles of the Taoist practice of Yin Yoga, Pranayama and Mindfulness Meditation.

This training will allow you to teach this practice with confidence, as ample time will be dedicated to the art of teaching, based on a solid and effective teaching methodology. Marije is a long-time student of Sarah Powers. This training is based on what she has learned from Sarah, Paul Grilley, and Bernie Clark, and her own experience as a dedicated practitioner and teacher.

Also if you do not wish to teach you are welcome to take this training, as it is an excellent way to deepen your practice, cultivate mindfulness, and develop self-awareness.

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Program outline

  • Extensive practice of Yin Yoga, Pranayama and Mindfulness Meditation, and some additional Yang Yoga;
  • An in-depth exploration of what Yin Yoga is;
  • Understanding the difference between Yin and Yang;
  • Basic anatomy and physiology, and learning how every body is unique;
  • Posture clinic: understanding the Yin Yoga postures, learning to work with props and modifications, and how to assist students;
  • The physical, emotional and mental benefits and effects of Yin Yoga;
  • Basic principles of Chinese Medicine, the Meridian theory, and the energy body;
  • Basic principles of Mindfulness Meditation and Buddhism;
  • Practice in teaching Yin Yoga;
  • Self study.

Program hours

The training will start on Wednesday October 18, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Daily schedule (subject to change):

7:00 am Morning Tea
7:30 – 8:00 am Meditation
8:00 – 10:00 am Program Session
Brunch Buffet (10:00 am – 1 pm)
2:00 – 6:00 pm Program Session
Dinner Buffet (6:00 – 7:30 pm)
7:30 – 8:00 pm Meditation

The training ends on Saturday October 28, 2017 after breakfast. Check-out is at noon.

Extra hours:

The onsite-training will consist of 65 contact hours. Students will be required to complete at least 10 additional hours of post-training self-study (as per further instructions), and read the required reading material. Expect to dedicate additional hours during the training to prepare for practice teaching and the final exam.

Continuing Education:

For Yoga Alliance registered yoga teachers this program is eligible for 75 hours of Continuing Education. Continuing Education is required to maintain your status as a Registered Yoga Teacher.

Requirements

Requirements for the 75-hour teacher training:

  • At least 6 months of weekly Yin Yoga practice prior to the program;
  • At least 2 years of weekly practice of Hatha or Vinyasa yoga prior to the program;
  • A 200-hour Yoga teacher training certification is not required but recommended;
  • A willingness to practice and be present as a dedicated student;
  • Self-study (as per further instructions) in addition to training hours.

 

Required reading:

  • Book: Insight Yoga by Sarah Powers;
  • Book: Yin Yoga principles & practice by Paul Grilley;
  • Book: Mindfulness in Plain English by Bhante Gunuratana.

Additional recommended reading/watching (not required):

  • Book: The complete guide to Yin Yoga by Bernie Clark;
  • Book: Loving kindness by Sharon Salzberg;
  • Book: The Key Muscles of Hatha Yoga by Ray Long;
  • DVD: Insight Yoga by Sarah Powers;
  • DVD: Yin Yoga by Paul Grilley.

Tuition

Early bird prices

till June 15, 2017

  • Private Room: 71,750 THB (approx. USD 2050)
  • Semi Private Room: 65,500 THB (approx. USD 1870)
  • Shared Two-Bedroom Loft: 58,800 THB (approx. USD 1,680)
  • Private Room Couple: 58,800 THB (approx. USD 1,680)
Regular prices

after June 15, 2017

  • Private Room: 80,500 THB (approx. USD 2,300)
  • Semi Private Room: 74,250 THB (approx. USD 2,120)
  • Shared Two-Bedroom Loft: 67,550 THB (approx. USD 1,930)
  • Private Room Couple: 67,550 THB (approx. USD 1,930)

The tuition is per person, and is inclusive of accommodation for 10 days, 3 buffet meals daily and full use of the Samahita Retreat facilities.

Connect

I understand you may have questions about this training. Or you simply would like to get to know me a little bit before you apply. I’d be happy to talk with you through Skype, or answer your questions by email.

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Application

Everyone who is interested in joining this Yin Yoga Teacher Training has to fill out an application.

Participation is only confirmed after acceptance of your application and receipt of full payment of the tuition. The program is limited to 30 students, to ensure an intimate, safe and spacious learning environment.

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About the location

Samahita Retreat has been a pioneer in healthy programming for the body, breath and mind for almost 15 years. Known as one of the most authentic yoga teaching locations worldwide while introducing a balance of practices and activities for both body and mind that includes meditation, Pranayama and breath work as well as full cardio and core strength fitness routines.

Samahita Retreat is set away from the busy tourist areas, chosen for its proximity to Koh Samui’s important cultural and historical landmark, Laem Sor Pagoda. Formerly known as “Yoga Thailand” this lifestyle retreat center features a variety of guest room options, wifi across the property, 4 dedicated yoga shalas, an indoor cycle studio at the beach, an open air fitness and barre sea-view loft, a detox and wellness center, eco-lifestyle boutique, juice and coffee bar, drinking water stations, and the celebrated buffet–style health-food restaurant, Sattva Dining.

Accommodations

All rooms are set back from the main retreat, perfect for quiet contemplation and relaxation. The eco-friendly buildings make use of cross ventilation, natural lighting, rainwater harvesting, and solar power. There are rooms for couples and singles, as well as loft-style accommodations that are ideal for families or two people sharing.

Regardless of which room you stay in, the yoga shala, restaurant and lounge, swimming pool, and beach are only one minute away. You can see the ocean from some of the balconies in the top level rooms, but we cannot guarantee sea views.

All rooms include the following modern amenities:

  • private balcony
  • air conditioning
  • queen-size bed
  • ceiling fan
  • ipod ready alarm clock
  • writing desk
  • refrigerator
  • hot water kettle
  • wifi internet access
  • hair dryer
  • personal locker drawer suitable for laptops and other personal effects
  • 100% natural non bleach cotton sheets and towels

Please note that there are no phones or televisions in the guest accommodations except for Deluxe Suite.

The eco-friendly design of the rooms includes:

  • solar-powered hot water
  • mosquito screens for cross ventilation
  • energy-saving magnetic key card
  • low energy appliances
  • photo sensor light switches
  • low-flush water-saving toilet and bathroom fixtures
  • structured brick-work that minimizes both energy and sound loss
  • rainwater harvesting

AC is provided for your comfort. Please use as needed. You are encouraged the use of the fans and open breeze as much as possible to be conscious of the environment.

Room options

Private Room

Suitable for singles or couples

Approximately 35 square meters of personal space, which includes a private balcony. The room has a Queen-size bed with individual reading lamps and personal built-in shelf space at the headboard. Also included is a large writing desk (2.5m), bookshelves, storage cabinet that can be locked and can accommodate even large laptops, hot-water kettle, medium-size fridge, built-in wardrobe with sufficient space for luggage, ceiling fans, and air conditioning. Fully equipped bathroom with large shower area and room for clothes hanging and drying.

Semi-Private Room

Suitable for two people sharing

Guests can enjoy approximately 25 square meters of personal space, including a private balcony. Room features include a queen-size bed with individual reading lamps, writing desk, bookshelves, lockable storage cabinet, hot-water kettle, medium-size fridge, built-in wardrobe, ceiling fans and air conditioning. The bedroom section of these rooms is private and includes a dedicated entrance as well as direct access to a fully furnished bathroom, which is shared between two rooms.

(Our reservations team will arrange bookings so guests of the same sex are in these room types, unless guests are friends and request otherwise).

Shared Two-Bedroom Loft

Suitable for two people sharing

Approximately 50 square meters of personal space, which includes a private balcony. The room is split-level, with a loft. Each bedroom has its own private space. There is a fully equipped bathroom shared by both bedrooms. Some of these rooms are equipped with an outdoor rain shower. Each bedroom has a Queen-size bed with individual reading lamps and a personal built-in shelf space at the headboard. Also included is a large writing desk, bookshelves, storage cabinet that can be locked and can accommodate even large laptops, hot-water kettle, medium-size refrigerator, two wardrobes with sufficient space for luggage, two ceiling fans, and air conditioning.

(Our reservations team will arrange bookings so guests of the same sex are in these room types, unless guests are friends and request otherwise).

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