Yin Yoga Teacher Training Toronto


Yin YogaTeacher Training Toronto: Summer 2017

T he yin yoga TT intensive has grown to embody all that I hold dear by skillfully taking students on a journey of themselves through the paradigms of both East & West. The course content has been expertly reviewed by MD’s, TCM Practitioners, and experienced Yoga Teachers ensuring that students leave with the ability to offer yin yoga classes that are grounded in western science and eastern philosophy. Collectively the faculty offers years of training and experience in clinical settings, as well as thousands of hours in training yoga teachers. Since the program inception in 2009, we have worked to collectively enhance the academic calibre of the training, maintaining rigorous standards to ensure that every teacher experiences profound growth in their knowledge, teaching skills, and personal self-study. 
The Course:
Yin Yoga is a highly beneficial therapeutic practice that is available to all students at all levels. The power in this form of yoga is that it profoundly affects both the physical and energetic aspects of the self. It is the logical balance to a yang style of practice (i.e.: vinyasa yoga), and it has the added bonus of contributing to the mindfulness necessary for a successful meditation practice. Additionally, yin yoga is pivotal in affecting the functional mobility associated with a balanced and healthy body. The key to this practice is knowledge of both physical human anatomy and the energetic body
(Meridian System/Nadis & the Chakra System).
Who Would Benefit From this Training?
This training would benefit teachers, practitioners and students alike. It can be used as a therapeutic treatment or as a personal practice (sadhana). You don’t need to have the desire to teach, only to fully immerse yourself in yoga.
Graduates are: Sports Medicine Specialists, RMT’s, Thai Massage Practitioners, Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, Psychotherapists, Yoga Teachers, Yoga Students who aim to move more deeply into their practice, Energy Healers, Martial Artists, Athletes & Physicians.
Overview of Course:
-Human Anatomy: Includes an in-depth examination of anatomical variation and connective tissues. The practice will be dynamic and interactive.
-History of Yin Yoga: Paulie Zink, Paul Grilley, Sarah Powers, Bernie Clarke
-Traditional Chinese Medicine & Meridian Theory: As it pertains to Yin Yoga
-Chakra Theory
-Yin Yoga Postures: benefits, contraindications, modifications, prop utilization, sequencing for health benefits, therapeutic application, and special populations.
-Special Considerations: We will look at the application of yin yoga as a complementary tool of healing in various disease processes (based on the clinical experience of Tracey Soghrati).
-Mindfulness Meditation and Yin Yoga
-The course includes a 200-page Soghrati Yoga Manual© (author: Tracey Soghrati)
Application & Admission Process:
Applicants are considered on the basis of experience and education.  It is recommended that applicants have a minimum of 200 hours of Yoga Teacher Training and 2-3 years of yoga teaching experience OR the equivalent experience in a related field (i.e.: medicine, physiotherapy, registered massage therapy). We are happy to consider you if you are simply passionate about yin yoga as well!
Training Dates:
August 14th-18th, 2017
9am-445 pm Daily
Location: Yoga Therapy Toronto
Email  traceybelanger@gmail.com  for an application.  The application will be submitted electronically to Tracey Soghrati (traceybelanger@gmail.com).  You will then be contacted for a short telephone interview.  Please note that the program cap is 18 students. 
Required Texts:
 InsightYoga: By Sarah Powers
The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga: Bernie Clark
Suggested Reading:
The Web That Has No Weaver, Understanding Chinese Medicine:  Ted J. Kaptchuk
Yin Yoga, Outline of a Quiet Practice:  Paul Grilley
Tracey Soghrati BSc., BSc.N, RN, RYT (Program Creator, Director, Facilitator)
Tony Tavares, Chinese Medicine Faculty   www.norwoodholistichealthcentre.com
Allison Alexander
$1300 + HST: This breaks down to: $21/hour spent on work for the course after assignments, mentorship and marking.
$80 for attendance at two yin yoga workshops with Tracey Soghrati 
Tracey's information can be found at: www.soghratiyoga.com