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16 Days 100-Hour Yin Yoga Training in Morocco

  • Paradis Plage Surf Yoga Spa, 4 Rue Essaouira, Agadir, Morocco

Overview

Yin Yoga Teacher Training in Morocco

Our Yin Yoga/MyoFascial Release Therapeutics Program is designed as a retreat-style teacher training format offering you a delicious, feel-good flow in the morning followed by juicy and informative lectures, long midday breaks, and a powerfully deep and restorative Yin yoga and Myofascial Release practice after lunch. Each day you will have time to journal, get a massage, have a quick surf or enjoy coastal beach walks along Paradis Plage, home of Morocco's famous surf breaks! All while learning how to become an effective Yin Yoga/MFRT teacher.

Highlights

  • Basic theory of Qi
  • Ball therapy sessions
  • Basic Yin Yoga classes
  • Basic Myofascial Release Therapy Classes
  • Learning overlapping Chinese medicines meridians
  • Teaching methodology classes
  • Free time to enjoy the beach
  • Learning fascial network
  • Pranayama
  • Meditation
  • 14 days with instruction
  • English
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Choose from single or double accommodations. All rooms have sea view, wifi, kitchen, balcony and bathroom

The program starts with a fair bit of visual and hands-on, partner work so that you have a solid baseline of anatomical knowledge and familiarity. It is the only way to then understand how to rehydrate fascia and in recognizing skeletal variations in Yin yoga postures. Together, they form a uniquely comprehensive take on myofascial release work. On the flip side, we add a slow and steady, Yin Yang flow component because you will see that when we delve into all things Yin, we get very relaxed! We will start the day in meditation and a slow, fluid, graceful flow that will leave you feeling pretty blissed out.

Level One is a Foundational Course. You will have a lot of fun reviewing/learning all the most important muscles and bony landmarks as they apply to our work with myofascial rolling and Yin postures. This course will touch upon all modalities of learning i.e. tactile, kinesthetic, auditory (call and response), and visual aids so that all learning styles are recognized.

With a deeper understanding of anatomy, you move on to the theories of Myofascial (Roll and) Release and Yin Yoga. There will be a review of human anatomy by rolling out specific areas of the body, sequences that will melt adhesions and hydrate the fascia so that you regain mobility, enhance your proprioception, and down regulate your nervous system.

After introducing fascial mapping following the work of renowned rolfer, Thomas Myers, we then start to lay down a foundation of Traditional Chinese Medicine meridian lines that gets layered over the fascial mapping. These are two different systems with a lot of overlap and it's useful to understand them both.

There will be periodic labs where we will examine skeletal variations both on images and on each other. This will help to illustrate the great range of variety in structural mobility, or a lack thereof, and then from there how to teach one posture in several ways with props use and a little creativity! There will be a discussion in detail of all the basic 24 postures of Yin yoga, going over variations and modifications to address skeletal variations. Use of props will be exercised here.

Alicia will teach techniques on how to release the diaphragm and together will delve deeper into breath work to enhance and add a level of depth to your existing pranayama practice.

Throughout the course there will be a light discussion and journaling assignments revolving around yoga psychology, Taoist alchemy (Traditional Chinese Medicine), and Buddhist philosophies. You will be introduced to Qi and Meridian Theories, as well as Five Elements and the Taoist principles of Yin and Yang in greater detail.

This course will leave you ready and able to teach a 1-1.5 hour Roll and Release class, a 1-1.5 hour Yin Yoga Class, or a 1-1.5 hour Combination Yin Yoga and Roll and Release class.

Yin yoga postures

Practice and learn all the basic postures of Yin yoga and how to adapt to all student levels. Learn how to demonstrate variations and modifications, including the use of props and know the purpose of each. You will incorporate assisted Yin techniques, use of specific breath patterns to enhance the practice, and how to bring the fusion of Yin and Yang together to feel more balanced.

Ball therapy

This portion of the practice is deeply therapeutic, interesting and effective in Myofascial and emotional release. Since Yin yoga primarily addresses the lower body, you will find this particularly useful as an adjunct to Yin classes and in addressing the upper body. You will leave being able to design Yin yoga classes, ball therapy classes, or combining them into one class.

Anatomy and anatomy lab

Learn basic anatomy of muscles, bones, joints, the significance of connective tissue as it relates to Yin yoga, study Myofascial compartments and the impact Yin postures and ball therapy have on fascia, compression testing to determine skeletal variations (and understand tension vs compression), discerning how to best modify or vary a posture based on skeletal variations. This is a really useful, hands-on portion which illustrates the fact that all bodies are vastly unique in their skeletal design.This is often overlooked but necessary in making your skill sets more refined as a teacher.

Theory

Learn basic theory of Qi, meridians, yin and yang, five elements as it pertains to Yin yoga, meridian tracing, and subtle body anatomy based on traditional Chinese medicine. -Teaching methodology Guidelines on how to sequence and design a class, how to incorporate pranayama, pratyahara, dharana, and dhyana. You will teach a portion of a class as your final exam.

Pranayama and meditation

You will discuss and intensely practice various breath exercises as a way to enhance the physical practice of Yin yoga, but more importantly, how to deeply penetrate the workings of the mind and body complex.

Philosophy

Discussions and introduction to Taoism and Buddhism, examining the eight fold path as outlined in Patanjali's sutras, deeper discussion of select sutras.

Daily schedule

  • 06:30 - 07:00 Meditation
  • 07:00 - 08:30 Morning yin yang flow and yang workshops
  • 08:30 - 09:30 Breakfast
  • 09:30 - 12:30 Lecture
  • 12:30 - 15:30 Break for lunch, journaling, and free time
  • 15:30 - 17:00 Posture labs and pose variations
  • 17:00 - 18:30 Yin yoga plus Myofascial release techniques

You will earn 100 CEU's, which can be applied towards Yoga Alliance continuing education credits.

There will be one day off in the middle of the course to enjoy a group excursion at no extra cost.

Paradis Plage Resort is a 5-star retreat center with beautiful ocean view rooms, superb, gourmet food, and located directly on the beach for easy access to surf and the cool Atlantic at your toes. Opt to lounge on the beach, take a surf lesson, swim or ride a camel during get along, midday breaks.

Choose from vegetarian or non-vegetarian meal package. All food is prepared fresh daily by one of Paradis Plage's seasoned chefs. Enjoy amazing cuisine while studying yoga!

  • 3 PDF anatomy books and a student manual
  • Luxury, Ocean view accommodation
  • Vegetarian gourmet meals (Additional USD 160 for meat options)
  • Tuition
  • Airport Transfers
For information about the booking conditions, please send Samdhana Yoga an inquiry.
  • Review by Angelic Cheah from Singapore
    10 out of 10

    "I loved the the Yin Yoga Myofascial Release Course in Agadir, Morocco, because Alicia's groups are always so diverse, yet we are all on a journey and have similar life challenges and suffering. I love Alicia's direct, methodical structure and honesty in her teaching while Oliver is gentle, fun-loving and patient. I would most definitely recommend this Yin Yoga Course to students and teachers alike. Morocco is so conducive to practice Yin. Being in such a beautiful place by the ocean and nature induces so much love and gratitude. Anyone who thinks yoga is just about the physical practice will be pleasantly surprised what they will discover about themselves. You will leave the program with gratitude, humility and profound insights of themselves."

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  • Review by Vijaya Velagapudi from Hyderabad, India

    "I did not know what to expect from a teacher training and if it was what I needed. But what I learnt in five weeks is beyond anyones imagination."

    "Alicia and Oliver have created a secure environment for those who want to come and learn. The work that they put in everyday inspires us to do the same. The day starts with beautiful meditation practices with the noises of just nature surrounding you. You have classes on anatomy and philosophy that help you go deeper into the practice. The amazing teachings on asana build up your confidence in taking a yoga class."

    "Being a yoga teacher is not just about the ability to teach asana. It goes beyond that. This is something that Alicia and Oliver emphasize. The residential format where you are away from ‘modern’ life gives you space to try and incorporate the philosophy of yoga into your daily life. This is not like doing a weekend training; this will change the way you live your life."

    "Alicia’s teaching style is energetic, motivated and rigorous! Her passion for yoga comes through everyday. She has put in a lot of work to organize this program and it shows. Her yoga classes make you feel rejuvenated and teach you so much about being a future teacher. She has created a perfect environment of love and discipline. There are the intense days of asana and classes and then she organizes these amazing trips to go hiking and snorkeling. Then there are the movie nights and massages!! You realize how lucky you are to have a teacher like her when you are teaching your first class and can hear her voice guiding you through it!"

    "I am a doctor who was a little lost as to what to do next when I started this training. But being surrounded by Alicia, Oliver and an inspiring group of women has given me a clear mind and tools to help myself plan my future. You make friends for a lifetime here. I have learnt to see the beauty in other people and learn from them. Those few weeks have helped me conquer my fears and taught me the joy of love and acceptance."

    "At the end of it you come out with a new perspective on life, you learn to find peace in the middle of a noisy traffic jam in India and you start seeing beauty in the things around you. If you fall off this new path you can hear Alicia and Oliver’s voice resonating within you to help you get back on it. This course will be one of the best decisions of your life and you will fall in love. In love with yoga, with your teachers, with the others in your group and with yourself."

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  • Review by Candice Rubin from Melbourne, Australia

    "One of the many reasons as to why I have fallen in love with Alicia and her teacher training is because she as a teacher, mentor and now a true friend taught us with passion, truth, love and depth. It is rare to find someone so authentic and willing to share their true self with a bunch of individuals from all around the world. Alicia is not only real and understanding, but firm and fair. Her depth of knowledge goes beyond the books as it delves into her experiences in life and as a teacher. Alicia is raw and best of all she actually cares. I found myself instantly drawn to her, as there is something about her presence that just simply radiates and encourages you to be your better self (one of the strong philosophy’s of yoga)."

    "Her teaching style allows you to feel confident and at ease knowing that you will be able to not only know the material, but excel at it. If you had told me before the training that after 4 weeks I would be confident enough to teach a community by the end of it all I would have thought to myself absolutely no way, however her training techniques, confidence in you and guidance helped me to stand up in front of 23 volunteers and teach a part of an asana practice for the very first time."

    "Its not about ego or being better then one another, it is about doing the best you can and being ok when you make a mistake. Alicia ingrains this belief and the content into you so it just becomes second nature, I now feel as though I walk, talk, and feel everyday in Tadasana (mountain pose) everywhere I go as best as I can try to create balance within life and myself. "

    "There was not a day that went by where there wasn’t a surprise waiting for us, or an aha moment as she likes to call them (your moment of oh now I get it), funny outbursts and just a lot of love and fun times. Thank you Alicia for making my yoga teacher training experience everything it could have been and so much more. I feel so lucky to have experienced what was one of the most special, challenging, and mind-blowing journeys."

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  • Review by Alina Grecu from Romania

    "I liked the Yin yoga and Myofascial release techniques course because I discovered new techniques of relaxation, and we learned a lot about anatomy, fascia, and meridians. It was an intense experience, which helped me to relax, learn and charge my batteries for the whole year. I loved the energizing morning practice and the evening Yin class embraced by the colors of the sunset that made it so magical.The course allowed me to rediscover my femininity, and I learned to enjoy and accept myself in a deeper way, I regained confidence in me and my work and I reconfirmed that I am on a good track."

    "Alicia is organized and energetic when she teaches. The structure of her teaching makes complicated material seem so easy. She uses all tools and methods of learning in her teaching (tactile, kinesthetic, visual, auditory) which allows everyone to understand. Oliver's teaching style is playful and he has a good energy and is very relaxed. Everything he says is clear and simple.This course is ideal for those wanting to deepen their understanding of yoga and Myofascial release techniques, but philosophically, you learn a lot about how to live the practice. You learn how to help yourself but also how you can be useful to others."

    "Morocco is a beautiful country with very good energy and a pleasant climate. I felt like a princess there, Everyone is very friendly and wiling to help you, to serve you and make you happy. After this experience I declare myself in love with Morocco, I wish some day to return. Alicia and Oliver, thank you for making this happen! I am grateful I met you! "

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  • Review by Honeybee Carmona from Phillipines

    "I am fortunate to have been with the best team and to be mentored by two of the most skilled and talented mentors ever in the yoga circle. I was very impressed and pleased by how the curriculum was put together. Choosing the residential format was the best decision I ever made. The entire program is truly superlative. I was able to understand every body's limitations and why it's always best to practice safely and customize your approach. I learnt that yoga is beyond the physical practice - it's about acceptance-acceptance of who you are and what you are capable of doing. It also enables you to move within your limitations and embrace change. "

    "The way Alicia teaches guarantees that what you learn on the mat translates to what you can apply off the mat. She explains the concepts and theories in practical terms thoroughly and then she will allow everyone to understand these by doing it ourselves. She has the gift of influencing people without putting in much effort. What sets this training apart is how much of herself she’s given to ensure that our learning goes beyond the asana.I am deeply honored to be her student. The residential format is by far the best way to learn and get trained since your focus is limited to just yourself and yoga. It enables you to further deepen your practice without the hassle of daily commute and other things that will keep you from fully digesting what you learn in class. The residential format also allows you to appreciate your surroundings- the environment and the people you're with. "

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  • Review by Amelie Kuyliensterna from Luxembourg

    "Going to a residential teacher training with Alicia and Oliver was one of the best decisions I ever made. I often weigh my decisions in all directions to make sure I'm making the right decision, but this time, as soon as I read the first email from Alicia, I knew that this was where I should go. A month before applying, teaching yoga was not even something I considered as I was on the other side of the spectrum, I was a financial auditor!"

    "I could focus 100% on myself without all the "to dos" and without the millions of choices we face everyday, and at the same time I was learning so many new things! I was learning about myself, human anatomy, injury prevention, discovering the subtle body, how to teach yoga, and how to incorporate yoga philosophy into daily life which I am continuously working on so that I can have a clear mind even here in the “real” world."

    "Alicia interviews each student before they are accepted, which resulted in an amazing group and I have made new friends for life from all around the world! Alicia and Oliver really put 200% of their energy into the training and were always available to talk, process and they were committed to getting to know each one of us. We spent time together during meals, played and relaxed by the pool and even on the days off they organized activities for us."

    "Many thanks to Alicia and Oliver’s dedication to making our trainings so special. Alicia and Oliver are the perfect team and are so inspirational. I am so grateful for this experience and it exceeded any expectations I had. It is thanks to them that I started teaching already in the first week after returning to Luxembourg! "

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  • Review by Amelie Kuylenstierna from Luxemburg

    "I ended up going to Bali and I was surrounded by green rice fields and smiling, friendly villagers. It was the perfect place to spend 5 intense weeks where I could finally breathe deeply. Because of this idyllic location, I could focus 100% on myself without all the "to dos" and without the millions of choices we face everyday, and at the same time as all of this I was learning so many new things! I was learning about myself, human anatomy, injury prevention, discovering the subtle body, how to teach yoga and how to incorporate yoga philosophy into daily life which I am continuously working on so that I can have a clear mind even here in the real world."

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  • Review by Clare Van Elewoud from Melbourne

    "Teaching training with Alicia was a life changing experience for me. Not only has her teaching improved my physical practice and given me the confidence and tools to teach regular yoga classes, but her teaching also had a profound impact on my life as a whole. She creates a sacred environment and lovingly keeps the space for individuals, allowing them to find their way to their true self. I am eternally grateful to Alicia for everything she provided me. Whether your planning to become a yoga teacher or not, I highly recommend taking her teacher trainings. Your soul will thank you for it."

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  • Review by Cat Davis from USA

    "As a teacher, Alicia is such a powerhouse! She is nonjudgmental and approached everyone with love, respect, and openness. Furthermore, she is remarkably aware and sensitive towards peoples inherent differences and their unique set of past experiences. She built a loving, safe place for each student to connect to their bodies, minds and souls; I felt encouraged to love and accept myself and to believe in my own inner strength and beauty."

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Samdhana Yoga offers retreats, yoga teacher trainings, and workshops designed to take your practice deeper while allowing you skills to teach masterfully.

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Availability

Arrival: Tuesday February 7, 2017
Departure: Wednesday February 22, 2017

Early bird discount

Avail of USD 150 discount if paid in full before September 4, 2016.

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