5 Elements Yin & Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

About us

Beginning on full moon in March 20, 2019 this Yin & Restorative Yoga Teacher Training will focus on hands-on, anatomical, structural, and energetic based practices for restoration of the body mind. Blending Buddhist Concepts with the Eight Limbs of Yoga, the potent portal of the Sacred Valley will serve as our home for the week.

A specific focus on Pratyahara - the Great Withdrawal - will be encouraged by drawing the boundaries around retreat life to train in the principles of stillness, spaciousness, and quietude. Disconnecting from normative social contexts and devices is recommended during our time together to allow the nervous system to enter the deep folds of rich restoration. 

We will touch on the realms of resetting the nervous system, healing from past traumas, dissolving tensions, increasing musculoskeletal resiliency, strengthening joint stability, and cultivating elasticity in the body mind. We use embodied and informed anatomy and alignment, scientific bases for sequencing, and psychological self inquiry grounded in Buddhist practices.

Our work together as Sangha, spiritual community, will be within the domain of Yin Yoga and will contribute to your continuing education as a Yoga practitioner, inquisitor, and/or facilitator. 

Each day will co-mingle a balance of Yang/Vinyasa Flow and Yin/Restorative practices for your own embodied experience, as well as extensive teaching practicums to find your authentic voice as a space holder and mindful movement facilitator.

Noble Silence & Our Daily Ritual Each day will begin with a Noble Silence practice, where we will integrate Vipasana style meditation, Yang Vinyasa, Iyengar, and Pranayama to awaken and enrich inner life. We will remain in silence through breakfast, after which we will break silence with learning modules crafted to deepen your own relationship to Yoga & Chakra Theory, Asana & Alignment, Buddhist + 8 Limb Yoga Philosophy, Meridians, Sequencing & Adjustments, and more. After lunch we will dive into each of the 5 Elements, and embody the practice through guided Yin sequencing of each element. Cooking classes, Yoga Nidras, Restorative Practices, and Teaching Practicums will be segmented throughout the evenings.


This Yin Intensive training is a potent addition to integrate components of Yin and Restorative Yoga into your own daily practice and into the yoga studios. We encourage seasoned yoga facilitators as well as emerging and brand new students who wish to deepen their own practice or begin teaching and sharing the essential practice of Yin Yoga with others. 

"This training has deeply touched my soul in ways I will forever appreciate!" Practitioner, Yin TT, Bhakti Yoga Shala, Los Angeles "I feel connected to myself and inspired after the training. I feel like this was the beginning of a new journey to the self and in the world."

Event Highlights

  • INCLUDED:
  • 50 Hour Yoga Alliance
  • 5 days Yin Yoga Teacher Training
  • All meals (organic farm to table detox)
  • Shared Accommodation*
  • Daily Yang & Yin Practice
  • Yin Yoga Certification
  • A Focus on Restorative Yoga
  • Cacao Ceremony
  • 5 Elements Theory
  • Chinese Meridian Modules
  • Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy
  • Yoga Philosophy
  • Yoga Anatomy
  • Chakra Dhayana
  • Subtle Energetics
  • Teaching Practicum

Venue Highlights

Samadhi Retreat Center. Seven geodesic chakra bungalows rise along the ridgeline of the Sacred Valley with a kundalini serpant river threading through. Your shared residence will be within one of these sacred chakra homes, inviting in the color, gemstones, flowers and healing vibrations of that chakra. The main house above the crown overlooks the Sacred Valley, where we will celebrate the balance of Yin and Yang together as a spiritual family in this unique and world-renowned yoga shala. Samadhi is an intentional retreat center to know and and explore your own essence in this sacred, ancient land.

Amenities

  • Free Wifi
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Tour Assistance
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga Studio
  • House-Keeping

Schedule

MARCH 21, 2019 - EARTH ELEMENT: ABUNDANT NOURISHMENT
Mornings in Noble Silence
07:00 - 08:30 Yang Yoga practice
08:30 - 09:30 Breakfast
10:00 - 12:00 Module 1: Principles of Yin Yoga and Chinese medicine meridians
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:30 - 14:00 Module 2: Earth element and posture clinics 4-6 Embodied Earth: Hike
18:00 Dinner
20:00 Yin Yoga Practice

MARCH 22, 2019 - WATER ELEMENT: EQUANIMITY AND RESTORATIVE YOGA
Mornings in Noble Silence
07:00 - 08:30 Yang Yoga practice
08:30 - 09:30 Breakfast
10:00 - 12:00 Module 1: Principles of Restorative Yoga and Intro to propping, neuro-Immunologic importance of rest
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:30 - 16:00 Module 2: Water element and posture clinics. Pelvis psoas sacrum anatomy and physiology
16:00 - 18:00 Embodied Water: River Excursion
18:00 Dinner
20:00 Robust and Rich Rest: Water Element Restorative Practice

MARCH 23, 2019 - FIRE ELEMENT: KARUNA AND BHAKTI - COMPASSION AND DEVOTION
Mornings in Noble Silence
07:00 - 08:30 Cacao Ceremony and Bhakti Flow
08:30 - 09:30 Breakfast
10:00 - 12:00 Module 1: Art of adjustments
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:30 - 16:00 Module 2: Fire element module & posture clinic. Shoulder Anatomy
16:00 Sweat lodge
18:00 Dinner
20:00 Cultivating Compassion- Fire element slow flow and lunar Yin practice

MARCH 24, 2019 - METAL ELEMENT: RELEASE AND REFINE
Mornings in Noble Silence
07:00 - 08:30 Yang and pranayama
08:30 - 09:30 Breakfast
10:00 - 12:00 Module 1: Teaching practicum
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:30 - 14:00 Module 2: Metal element module and posture clinic
16:00 - 18:00 Science of sequencing and self-study
18:00 Dinner
20:00 Nekkhama Buddhist Renunciation philosophy and Shammata Yin Yoga: Anchoring to the breath

MARCH 25, 2019 - WOOD ELEMENT: TRANSFORM AND EVOLVE
Mornings in noble silence
07:00 - 08:30 Yang balancing postures
08:30 - 09:30 Breakfast
10:00 - 12:00 Module 1: Teaching practicum II
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:30 - 16:00 Wood element module and posture clinic
16:00 - 18:00 Envisioning transformation: Vision boards
18:00 Dinner
20:00 Mingling inquiry in Yin

MARCH 26, 2019 - FINAL CEREMONY
Mornings in noble silence
09:00 - 10:00 Yang Vinyasa
10:00 - 12:00 Teaching practicum III
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 15:00 Final ceremony
Please note the schedule may be slightly refined upon arrival.

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free

Menu/Cuisine

Delight in the local cuisine of the lush and fertile Sacred Valley. All meals will be made with intentional love from our local family on the property, so you can enjoy fresh produce straight from their own garden and the local market such as local fruits and vegetables, Quinoa, Kiwicha, Maca, Cacao, Kanuia, and more. While the particular plates will depend on season and preference, the menu reflects naturalness, ingenuity and innovation in each dish, to give retreat visitors vegan or vegetarian dishes to reinforce balance of the best quality.

Accommodations

Seven geodesic chakra bungalows rise along the ridgeline of the Sacred Valley with a kundalini serpant river threading through. Your shared residence will be within one of these sacred chakra homes, inviting in the color, gemstones, flowers and healing vibrations of that chakra. The main house above the crown overlooks the Sacred Valley, where we will celebrate the balance of Yin and Yang together as a spiritual family in this unique and world-renowned yoga shala.


Samadhi is an intentional retreat center to know and explore your own essence in this sacred, ancient land.

Directions

We recommend booking a flight to Lima International Airport and then a separate flight from Lima to Cusco as it’s more
economic to book separately. Once you send us your flight information, we will arrange a shuttle from the airport to the retreat center.

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