Yin Yoga Teacher Training

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learn to teach the profound practice of yin yoga with this 50 hour Yoga Alliance program.

Upcoming trainings:

  • Lahti, Summer 2019 at yogaROCKS: June 1 - June 6 at one of yogaROCKS locations in Lahti. 9:00 - 17:30 daily
  • Helsinki, winter 2020 at Tanssikoulu EdBH: January 11-12, January 25-26, and February 8-9, 9:00 a.m. - 17:30 p.m. daily

• The Philosophy and Practice of Yin Yoga
• Understanding the practical benefits of Yin Yoga
• The difference between Yin and Yang styles of Yoga
• All key Yin Yoga asanas and variations, including use of props and the wall
• Physical Anatomy for Yin Yoga, including exploration of skeletal variation
• Introduction to Energetic Anatomy for yin yoga, including Modern Meridian Theory
• Sequencing, facilitation and how to theme
• The Limb Path and Introduction to Meditation
• Hands on adjustments and assisted yin yoga
• A certificate of completion

This foundational training will teach you to safely and effectively guide students in the practice of yin yoga.  We will explore the archetypal pose families in depth --- learning to analyze what is going on in terms of muscles and joints in each pose, and, importantly, in each individual's body.  We will also explore beyond the physical to energetic theories and to the level of mind and emotions, learning to take a personalized, mindful and holistic approach to the practice.

LETA LAVIGNE (E-RYT 500) is founder of yogaROCKS studios and one of Finland's senior yin yoga teachers. She has been greatly influenced by studies with Yin Yoga pioneer Paul Grilley over the last decade of teaching. As a devoted Grilley student, she teaches yin with a functional approach rather than relying on alignment rules based on how a pose should look. 

A functional approach stresses the “why” as much as the “how,” and encourages students to customize their practice for their unique body. It builds confidence in the individual to proceed on the yogic path verified by their own experience, and acts as a platform from which a teacher can use her artistry to facilitate greater presence/awareness/healing/peace.

As an experienced teacher trainer who still teaches full time herself, Leta infuses her trainings with a wealth of practical experience and a love of helping new teachers identify and develop their unique strengths.

WHO IS THIS TRAINING FOR?
This program is open to anyone who wishes to dive deeper into the practice and offering of yin yoga....current teachers who wish to broaden their skill set (yes! this program can be counted as Yoga Alliance continuing education hours) or dedicated practitioners who want "more" but may not be sure about teaching yet.
This 50 hour module is also a requirement for yogaROCKS 200 hour certification program -- if you are interested in the joining full program, please contact Leta for more information.

PREVIOUS STUDENTS HAVE SAID:
"Hyvät ystävät - jos harkitsette Yin-joogan syventävää koulutusta, suosittelen tosi lämpimästi Leta-An LaVignen funktionaalisen lähestymistavan kurssia. Hinta-laatusuhde on huikea ja kurssin anti on 100% käyttökelpoista opetuksessa. Olen tosi tyytyväinen ♥"
- Nina Pyykkönen 

"Leta on ihanan lempeä ja ammattitaitoinen opettaja. Asioita kerrattiin paljon ja lähestyttiin eri näkökulmista mikä teki opiskelusta mielekästä ja asiat jäi hyvin mieleen. Sain erinomaiset eväät Yin-joogan ohjaamiseen!" - Outi Heiniö

Required text: The 10th Anniversary Edition of Yin Yoga: Outline of a Quiet Practice by Paul Grilley

PRICE:
800€ (sis. 24% alv)
Early bird price 750€ (summer 2019 training paid by
March 1, 2019. Winter 2020 training paid by August 31, 2019)

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Yoga Teacher Training

Are you ready to deepen and share your passion for yoga?  Our trainings and immersions are here to inspire the evolution of your own yoga journey, help you launch a successful yoga-teaching career and advance your professional development!

* FREE INFO SESSION* - Would you like to know more about our teacher training programs? Join Leta LaVigne for a free info session, including a yin and yang practice : January 19, 2019, klo 14-16:00 at yogaROCKS Aleksanternikatu 1.  Register for the info session online or by contacting Tämä sähköpostiosoite on suojattu spamboteilta. Tarvitset JavaScript-tuen nähdäksesi sen..

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200 HOUR RYT  - Become a Certified Yoga Teacher

Our 200 Hour Yoga Alliance program is a deep dive into the many layers of yoga -- a comprehensive training that will prepare you with all the fundamentals to teach both yin yoga and "yang" yoga (hatha/vinyasa flow), as you develop your own powerful and unique voice.

200-hour teacher training curriculum includes:

  • Study of foundational yoga postures
  • Principles of anatomy and how they apply to the practice of yoga
  • Skeletal variation -- learn to see and work with a variety of bodies
  • The science and art of sequencing a class
  • Teaching and practicing from a functional approach
  • Finding your voice and teaching from a heartfelt place
  • Confidence through practice teaching
  • Hands on adjustments and Assisted Yin Yoga
  • Yoga history and philosophy
  • An introduction to the subtle body, pranayama and meditation
  • Beyond basic instruction -- how to theme, teach people instead of poses, and cue to different levels of awareness
  • Basic business for yoga and how to articulate your passion and purpose

What Makes YogaROCKS 200 Hour Teacher Training Unique?

  • Multidimensional: Our program gives you a diversity of teaching tools and modalities instead of limiting you to one particular style or sequence.  This widens the range of possibilities for you as a facilitator, and deepens your understanding and experience of the range of transformative benefits of yoga practice.
  • Learn to truly facilitate: You will not be memorizing and reciting rules and sequences. Instead, we emphasize thorough understanding of the foundations and mastery of basic teaching skills, so that you can successfully create your own classes and offer informed, intelligent, skillful and safe instruction from a place of presence and confidence.
  • Find Yourself: Our mission is to help you identify and develop your own style, so you can grow your career from a deep sense of clarity about your unique strengths and purpose.
  • Small Group Size:  We maintain small group sizes so that each individual is truly supported and a real community is developed.  These small group sizes also allow for a strong practicum element, so that each teacher gets to teach multiple yoga classes throughout the training.

Full course details and upcoming 200 RYT dates

50 HOUR YIN YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

Learn to teach Yin Yoga with this 35 Hour Yoga Alliance continuing education program!

50-hour teacher training includes:

  • The Philosophy and Practice of Yin Yoga
  • Understanding the practical benefits of Yin Yoga
  • The difference between Yin and Yang styles of Yoga
  • All key Yin Yoga asanas and variations, including use of props and the wall
  • Physical Anatomy for Yin Yoga, including exploration of skeletal variation
  • Introduction to Energetic Anatomy for yin yoga including Modern Meridian Theory
  • Considerations for sequencing and facilitation
  • Cultivating Mindfulness in Yin Yoga
  • Hands on adjustments and assisted yin yoga
  • Confidence through practice teaching
  • A certificate of completion

Full course details and upcoming dates for 50 Hour Yin Yoga TT

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yogaROCKS Yoga Teacher training

Are you ready to deepen and share your passion for yoga?  Whether you are interested in learning to teach, or are looking for the most in-depth and transformational exploration of your personal practice, our 200 hour Yoga Alliance-approved program will help you take that next step on your life path!  This training will prepare you with all the fundamentals to teach both yin yoga and "yang" styles of practice (hatha/vinyasa flow) in combination, or on their own. 

This is a foundational training where we will work a great deal with essentials of asana, the nuts and bolts of bodies, and fundamental teaching skills. But at its heart, yoga is not about the achievement of any particular physical form -- yoga invites us to a profound experience of our connection to all creation -- so we work with this perspective in mind. As teachers, we can learn not only to direct students intelligently in asana, but to enrich experience of this holistic aspect of the practice.

Influenced by studies with Paul Grilley, Leta strongly believes in empowering students by teaching with a functional approach, which stresses the "why" of doing a pose or technique as much as the "how," and takes into account the unique practitioner.  The development of this skill will be supported in every aspect of our TT program from learning about skeletal variation and biomechanics of asana, to our personal explorations of pranayama and meditation techniques and their effects on the subtle body.  

Group sizes are small and we are particularly strong on practicum, so you will graduate the program feeling confident about teaching. (Though you absolutely do not need to intend to teach in order to join the program and deepen your practice :-)).

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You can expect a physically, mentally and spiritually challenging program consisting of workshops, lecture, practice, readings, self study/reflection, and observation covering:

  • Study of foundational yoga postures
  • Principles of anatomy and how they apply to the practice of yoga
  • Skeletal variation -- learn to see and work with a variety of bodies
  • The science and art of sequencing a class
  • Teaching and practicing from a functional approach
  • Finding your voice and teaching from a heartfelt place
  • Confidence through practice teaching
  • Hands on adjustments and  Assisted Yin Yoga
  • Yoga history and philosophy
  • An introduction to the subtle body, pranayama and meditation
  • Beyond basic instruction -- how to theme, teach people instead of poses, and cue to different levels of awareness
  • Basic business for yoga and how to articulate your passion and purpose

Candidates who complete this program will achieve the following objectives:

  • Learn the skills and techniques to confidently and successfully plan and teach yoga classes.
  • Gain a more detailed understanding of foundational asanas informed by knowledge of functional anatomy for yoga.
  • Learn the philosophy of yoga and through self-study, reflection and practice, explore how to more fully integrate the principles yoga into life in order to inspire transformation in others.

Required Texts:
Yin Yoga: Outline of a Quiet Practice (10th anniversary edition) by Paul Grilley
Meditations from the Mat by Rolf Gates
Teaching Yoga: Essential Foundations and Techniques by Mark Stephens
Yoga Anatomy-2nd Edition by Leslie Kaminoff
Required viewing:
Anatomy for Yoga DVD by Paul Grilley

Recommended Texts:
The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga by Bernie Clark
Insight Yoga by Sarah Powers
The Spark in the Machine: How the Science of Acupuncture Explains the Mysteries of Western Medicineby Daniel Keown
any of Paul Grilley's online courses

Price:

3,350e

2 payments: 1775e due Sept. 24, 2016  + 1775e due January 20, 2017 ( total 3550e)

500e non-refundable deposit to secure a place.

Teacher Training Refund Policy:

If a trainee withdraws from the program, the deposit is non-refundable.
If a trainee withdraws 30 days+ from the program, 50% of the cost is refunded, less the deposit.
If a trainee withdraws less than 30 days from the program's commencement or mid program, full cost is forfeited.

Some individual modules may be taken on their own but will not lead to certification.  Please visit our event page to learn more about individual modules that may be open for outside attendance.

Prices include VAT 24% (education).  Tuition does not include books. Students of this progam will receive a discount on regular yogaROCKS classes during the training period.

About lead teacher Leta LaVigne:

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Leta LaVigne, E-RYT 500, is a Seattle native who now lives with her family in Lahti, Finland, where she owns the studio yogaROCKS. She has been teaching since 2008 having started with hot yoga and moved into vinyasa flow and yin. She draws from all of these traditions to craft intuitive classes that often combine both dynamic movement with the depth and stillness of yin asanas, drawing awareness through body, muscle and bone, to the subtle breath and inner landscape. Her teaching style has been influenced very much by studies with Paul and Suzee Grilley which she began in 2011.

“Finding yoga felt like falling in love… buzzing with a new-found ease in the moment despite many unknowns in my life at the time. As my own practice continues to unfold and draw me further inwards, I feel a corresponding strengthening of my connection to all life flowing outwards, and this connectivity is the yoga I wish to share.  My mission in teaching is to facilitate this experience of wholeness.”

Leta strives to teach with a functional approach rather than  relying on alignment rules based on how a pose should look. A functional approach stresses the “why” as much as the “how,” and encourages students to customize their practice for their own unique body.  Leta has certifications to teach Hot Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Yin Yoga and Aerial Yoga.  She continues her advanced studies with Paul and Suzee Grilley and is beginning and a program with Tara Judelle in Embodied Flow summer of 2016.

 "yogaROCKSin ohjaajakoulutusohjelma oli erinomaisesti suunniteltu ja toteutettu. Koulutusohjelma oli Letan ja muiden kouluttajien ansiosta hyvin perusteellinen ja siinä lähestyttiin harjoituksia paljon toiminnallisista lähtökohdista, unohtamatta kuitenkaan joogan historiaa ja syvempää filosofiaa. Suosittelen vahvasti yogaROCKSin ohjaajakoulutusta kaikille, jotka haluavat joogaohjaajan ammattitaidon tai edetä pidemmälle omassa harjoituksessaan" -- Jari, yogaROCKS TT graduate 2015

"Leta's teacher training is a great way for you to deepen your practice and knowledge of yoga, whether you plan to teach or not. Her functional approach to yoga helps you build confidence and knowledge of your own body's limits and possibilites as well as for others.  This will benefit you to guide others in a safe way in their practice. Her supportive personality, vast experience and holistic view of yoga allows you to learn and grow on and off the mat."  -- Cat, yogaROCKS TT graduate

Who can apply?  Anyone with a sincere desire to learn more and share the practice.  We recommend at least one year of dedicated yoga practice.  Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.  All sessions and hours MUST be complete to graduate and obtain a 200hour certificate, so please make sure attendance will not be an issue.

To apply, email Tämä sähköpostiosoite on suojattu spamboteilta. Tarvitset JavaScript-tuen nähdäksesi sen. and answer the following questions:

1. What is your background in yoga/other related disciplines/sports/experience?

2. What is your current practice? (what style, how often, where -- home practice? studio?, meditation? pranayama? etc.)

3. Why are you drawn to this particular program?

Please note, if I am not familiar with your practice, I may ask for a recommendation from your teacher.  Once accepted to the program, pay the deposit to ensure your spot.

2016-2017 Dates

September 24-25 
Saturday klo 9-18
Sunday klo 9-18

October 7-9 
Saturday klo 9-18
Sunday klo 9-14:30

October 22-23
Saturday klo 9-18
Sunday klo 9-14:30

November 5, Saturday klo 9-18:30

November 19, Saturday klo 9-18:30

December 10, Saturday klo 9-18:30

January 7-8 2017
Saturday klo 9-18
Sunday klo 9-18


January 28-29

Saturday klo 9-18
Sunday klo 9-14:30


February 11-12
Saturday klo 9-18
Sunday klo 9-14:30

March 5-6

Saturday klo 9-18
Sunday klo 9-14:30


March 19-20
Saturday klo 9-18
Sunday klo 9-14:30


April 7-9

Saturday klo 9-18
Sunday klo 9-14:30

April 22

Saturday klo 9-18


May 5-6
Saturday klo 9-18
Sunday klo 9-14:30

May 12-13

Saturday klo 9-13, 14-18
Sunday klo 9-12

All training will take place at yogaROCKS in Lahti.

*Please note a few hours of individual teaching practicum may be scheduled outside of these times.  Self study and observation hours outside of the above dates will be required.

Om Sahana Vavatu Sahanau Bhunaktu
Saha Veeryam Karavaa Vahai
Tejasvi naa Vadhee Tamastu Maa Vidvishaa Vahai
Om Shaanti Shaanti Shaantihi

 

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