YIN AND MEDITATION YOGA TEACHER TRAINING (55 HOURS)
BALI, INDONESIA | MARCH 7-14, 2020
The Yin and Meditation Yoga teacher training—a curriculum close to our heart—is co-taught by Tiffany Cruikshank and Rashmi Bismark, MD, MPH. Rashmi brings over 15 years of study and practice of alternative healing modalities, including ayurveda, energy healing, yoga, and meditation. Together, these expert instructors will lead the group in lectures, discussions & practices – Rashmi guiding the mindfulness & meditation component and Tiffany leading the morning and evening asana practices. This is the fourth time that Tiffany and Rashmi have led this training together, and it is our pleasure to offer this curriculum with two experts from complementary fields in this incredible location!
This week-long training takes place at the Komune Resort in Bali, Indonesia. This beachfront resort is located on the beautiful and lush Keramas beaches so you can experience a nice getaway from your daily routine. Enjoy healthy, fresh, and delicious meals with a well-balanced mix of local produce. We hope you can join us there!
March 7-14, 2020
WHO IS THIS FOR?
For teachers dedicated to a higher standard of learning looking to deepen their knowledge.
The Yin and Meditation Yoga Teacher Training is a 55-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 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
7-9am — Asana
9-10am — Breakfast
10-1pm — Lecture for Teacher Training
1-3pm — Lunch then afternoon break
3-6pm — Lecture for Teacher Training
6-7pm — Restorative practice
7-8pm — Dinner
8-9pm — Homework
Our week-long yoga teacher trainings include room & 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 two-hour morning practice and ends with a mellow evening yin practice to help you ingest the information covered that day. The yoga teacher training lectures are held during the late mornings and afternoons with homework each evening to help you retain the information.
When booking flights, please keep in mind that the training begins with dinner on March 7th and ends with a morning vinyasa class from 7-8:30am followed by breakfast on March 14th. We recommend reviewing our attendance policy and cancellation/refund policy for more details before registering. Please consider acquiring travel insurance to help protect yourself from the unforeseen and unavoidable that may affect or prevent your participation in the training (sickness, injury, family emergency, weather, etc.).
Meditation & Yin Yoga Teacher Training (55 Hours)
This 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 yin and/or meditation practices, as well as the science behind how it affects our physiology. We will dissect the yin yoga practice to examine its therapeutic application as well as assess a complimentary approach using the Chinese Medicine meridians. This Eastern medicine lens allows us to look at various yoga poses’ affect upon the energetic body.
Our curriculum will also cover how to introduce your students to meditation by addressing common misconceptions, hindrances and how current research around meditation practices offer beneficial perspectives to offer in your classes. We will examine the science behind the physiological and psychological benefits as well as the concept of neuroplasticity and how it relates to our yin yoga and meditation practices.
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.
This intensive yoga teacher training counts as 55 hours towards your 500-hour/1000-hour Yoga Medicine® certification. Directly following the intensive yoga teacher training you will be invited to take a short, online quiz to receive your certificate of completion.
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.
THE HOTEL KOMUNE RESORT
Komune Resort welcomes you to the Island of the Gods. Located on the pristine East Coast of Bali, the beautiful resort hosts a mesmerizing view of the famous Keramas surf break. With its volcanic and black sand beach, this beachfront resort offers a wonderful getaway by spending your time in a natural luxury hotel.
As a top 5 beach club in Asia, Komune’s executive chef brings his unique worldwide cuisine experience using nutritious and fresh produce from their organic farm and local farmers. Hotel Komune is Bali’s premiere yoga, health and fitness retreat destination – making it the perfect destination for our Yin and Meditation Yoga Teacher Training. Find out more here
After registration, you will receive more information about the retreat center for transportation and planning ahead.
Please visit Hotel Komune’s website for more information about their lodging accommodations.
Single Deluxe Suite
Ocean view with king bed and outdoor patio, ensuite bathroom, and hotel-style amenities
Single Deluxe Room
Garden view with queen bed, spacious living area, ensuite bathroom, and hotel-style amenities
Garden view with queen bed, private bathroom, and hotel-style amenities
PRICING & POLICIES
BEFORE YOU REGISTER
If you would like to join this 500-hour yoga 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 Info@YogaMedicine.com.
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.