Yin Yoga Teacher Training - 100hr Course with YUJMU
October 4-13, 2019 at Wild Ginger Apothecary
Submerge yourself into a Yin Yoga Training and learn to share the subtle meditative qualities of this practice. Created from a blend of the ethereal sciences of the East and the material sciences of the West Yin Yoga is all about balance.
This training uses lecture and guided practice to develop a conceptually diverse understanding with extensive first-hand experience.
Yin Yoga brings your awareness through the tissues of your body releasing tension layer by layer. Becoming well versed in Yin Yoga is like being able to apply a deep tissue massage to your body with your mind. Making that experiential connection to all you have heard or read about Chi you can begin to find a new way to experience your body.
This curriculum emphasizes the balance between Eastern (ethereal) and Western (material) sciences. With an in depth exploration of meditation, subtle anatomy and physical anatomy learn to teach the subtle qualities of Yin Yoga. Using lectures and guided practice you will develop your own strategies for teaching and working with students to guide them to listen to their body. The deeper you go with your training and self-exploration the more you can help students learn from their own bodies to create a deep tissue massage with their mind.
*** No previous experience required, this training is suitable for beginners to Yin or Yoga in general, those who just want to deepen their practice and/or for those experienced with Yin who want more insight to teach.
* Deepen & explore your own Yin Yoga practice
* Guide a Yin Yoga class of any duration
* Develop & refine Yin Yoga sequences
* Set the proper tone & environment for a Yin Yoga class
* Instruct private Yin Yoga sessions
* Safely cue & adjust a wide array of student needs
* Create a safe & supportive space for students
* Respond appropriately to student questions
* Yin asana [standard 20+ poses]
* Tao + Yin Yang Philosophy
* Yin Yoga theory + history
* Meditation techniques + applications
* Muscular/Skeletal Anatomy
* Anatomical variation
* Joints & Connective Tissue
* Yin asana [+15 non-standard poses]
* Meridian Channels
* Subtle Anatomy
* Breathing methods to enhance Yin practice
* Organs/Systems of the body
* Yin Yoga teaching methodology
* Yin Yoga propping and cueing
* Yin Yoga sequencing
INSTRUCTOR: TJ MAHER
TJ’s Yoga story began when he received a book, the Tao Te Ching, as a gift from his sister 18 years ago. The book poetically explores ideas that resonated with him then and continue to guide him today.
Several years ago TJ’s journeys finally led him back to Taoism via Yin Yoga beginning with Bernie Clark’s 60 hour Yin training in Vancouver. Next, he studied with Corina Benner in her 30 hour Yin training in NYC. After that he found Stephanie Calhoun and took her 100 hour Yin training in New Brunswick. TJ liked Stephanie’s teachings so much he chose to pursue his 200 hour Yoga teacher training with her. From there he continued with her 100 hour Chakra training and 100-hour Restorative Yoga training, completing his 500-hour training in 2015. In November of that year TJ completed a 30-day solitary self-guided meditation retreat at Milarepa Center in Vermont.
With an MFA in art and 6 years as a grade school art teacher, TJ has a deep appreciation for the journey of self-exploration that is essential to learning. That paired with traveling, reading countless books, and over a decade of meditation, TJ decided that the inward journey would be his focus. He began seeking out teachers to deepen his understanding and go beyond the limits he had reached on his own. He took up residence at CAVE in Brooklyn NY, a Butoh Dance and performance space, where he began to study movement with several visiting teachers from Japan. During that time he also began practicing Shaolin Kung Fu and Tai Chi with Sifu Shi Yan Ming, a 34th generation Shaolin Temple monk. Soon after he traveled to San Francisco to study Zen Calligraphy with Kazuaki Tanahashi, a teacher of Zen Buddhism. When possible, TJ also attends lectures and teachings offered by HH The Dalai Lama, including the Kalachakra Mandala teachings that were offered in Washington DC in 2010.
Most recently TJ went to Kripalu Center in Massachusetts to broaden his training and completed the first part of a Thai Yoga Massage certification with Sukha Wong.
Early-bird pricing: $1095 (by July 1st).