MEDITATION AND YIN YOGA TEACHER TRAINING (60 HOURS)
CADIZ, SPAIN | MAY 11-18, 2019
The Meditation and Yin Yoga Teacher Training, a curriculum close to our heart, will be co-taught by Tiffany Cruikshank & Rashmi Bismark, MD, MPH. Rashmi brings over 15 years of study & practice of alternative healing modalities, including ayurveda, energy healing, yoga, & meditation. Together, these expert instructors will lead the group in lectures, discussions & practices – Rashmi guiding the mindfulness & meditation component & Tiffany leading the yin & morning asana/meditation practices. This will be the third time that Tiffany & Rashmi have led this Meditation and Yin Yoga Teacher Training together, & it is our pleasure to offer this training again with two experts from complementary fields in this incredible location!
This course takes place at one of Yoga Medicine’s favorite destinations — the Suryalila Retreat Center in Cadiz, Spain. This retreat center is tucked away in the beautiful countryside so you can experience a refreshing change of pace from your daily routine during this yoga teacher training in Spain. Enjoy locally sourced vegetarian menus designed daily by the onsite chefs. We hope you can join us there!
May 11-18, 2019
WHO IS THIS FOR?
For teachers dedicated to a higher standard of learning looking to deepen their knowledge.
The Meditation and Yin Yoga Teacher Training is a 60-hour advanced course for active yoga teachers who are actively pursuing their 500-hour certification with Yoga Medicine®. To fully benefit from this training, we recommend that anyone considering to enroll are actively working with students and clients within a yoga setting.
Yoga Medicine® believes that an experienced yoga teacher can be an asset in conjunction in the healthcare network; and with our credentials, your students will know that their yoga teacher is well trained and has a range of experience. Yoga Medicine® trains our community of teachers to understand the body and the therapeutic approaches within a yoga practice so that they can build a personalized practice to the individual across any yoga style or level of wellness.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Anticipated Daily Schedule
7-9:30am — Asana
9:30-10:30am — Breakfast
10:30-1pm — Lecture
1-3:30pm — Lunch then Afternoon Break
6-7pm — Restorative Practice
7-8pm — Dinner
Our week-long yin yoga and meditation teacher trainings include room and board, so you have a 7-day getaway from your daily obligations by immersing yourself in learning and deepening your teaching repertoire. Each day begins with a 2.5-hour morning practice and ends with a more remedial practice in the evening where you can apply the information investigated that day. The yin yoga and meditation teacher training lectures are held during the late mornings and afternoons with homework each evening to help you retain the information.
Meditation and Yin Yoga Teacher Training (60 hours)
This meditation and yin yoga teacher training looks at these two more contemplative practices and the science behind how they can be used more therapeutically. We will look at how and when to use meditation and yin practices, as well as the science behind how it affects our physiology. We will dissect the yin yoga practice and examine how to apply it in a therapeutic format as well as breakdown the Chinese Medicine meridians and look at how different yoga poses affect the energetic body. This meditation and yin yoga teacher training will also cover how to introduce your students to meditation, common misconceptions, hindrances and the when, why and how of meditation as well as a look at some of the current research around meditation practices. We will examine the science behind the physiological and psychological benefits as well as the concept of neuroplasticity and how it relates to a yoga and meditation practice.
This week involves an introspective practice of self inquiry through daily practices of meditation, mindfulness, and yin yoga. Participants must have a strong desire to cultivate a meditation practice or already have a regular meditation practice. We welcome the seasoned or novice meditator as long as both come with an open mind. Each day you can expect morning and afternoon meditation practices intermingled with light vinyasa and yin yoga. Come prepared for a brain full of information as well as time spent on more contemplative personal discoveries.
Meet Your Teachers
Dr. Rashmi Bismark, MD, MPH, RYT
Dr. Rashmi Bismark is a US-trained physician, board certified in Preventive Medicine and Public Health. In parallel with conventional medical training, she has spent the past 15+ years studying various complementary and alternative healing modalities, including ayurveda, energy healing, yoga, and meditation.
Rachel is a full-time yoga teacher based in Queenstown New Zealand. Some of her students are strong vinyasa yogis aiming to deepen their personal practice. Others come for the slower, more subtle exploration of Yin yoga. Her therapeutic private yoga students want to learn how yoga can help them feel stronger, more stable and more serene.
The Suryalila Retreat Center
Suryalila is nestled serenely in a large open valley in the foothills of the Sierra de Grazelema. This majestic mountain range can be seen looming large on the horizon behind Suryalila. A striking part of the natural beauty of the property is the breathtaking vista extending in all directions: rolling hills, fields of sunflowers, and lakes. The sense of vastness and expansiveness is very uplifting.
Suryalila is a beautiful old renovated olive farm consisting of eight houses that form the cortijo. The property sits on 45 acres of land and is still a working olive farm with 350 olive trees. The onsite gardens produce organic vegetables and fruits that are featured in your daily meals alongside fresh eggs from the chickens. Suryalila’s team of chefs create the daily meals based on the seasonal offering and are well-known for delivering colorful and delightful vegetarian meals!
After registration, you will receive more information about the retreat center for transportation and planning ahead. You are also welcome to find out more here.
Single Deluxe Suite
Deluxe room with its own ensuite bathroom and sitting area
2 people per room, bathroom is shared with the neighboring room
Tent, Yurt or Eco Casa – 2 people per option (except 1 yurt is a triple)
PRICING & POLICIES
BEFORE YOU REGISTER
If you would like to join this 500-hour yin yoga and meditation teacher training, then please complete the online application (see link below) for the Yoga Medicine 500-hour program. An in-depth overview of the 500-hour curriculum and structure can be found here. Once your application has been approved, please proceed with registering for the room and payment plan of your choice.
If you have any questions about this training or the application process, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: if you have already submitted an application or you have been approved for the 500-hour program, then you do not need to re-apply.