Yin Yoga Teacher Training
with Tahnee McCrossin
Is the training Yoga Alliance accredited?
No. I was torn on this decision as I know teachers want the YA hours, but I’m not a huge fan of the Yoga Alliance and feel that there are plenty of options for people who want YA certified trainings. In fact, there are over 5,500 registered Yoga schools in the world, so if YA certification means something to you, by all means, seek one of them out. Yoga Alliance asks teachers to teach to a certain curriculum, which I appreciate for a 200hr training as an attempt to ensure that at least some of the scope of yoga practice is explored, however, this being a shorter training with a specific focus on the transformative power of Yin Yoga, I feel that Yoga Alliance accreditation would only hold me back. If you’re looking for a Yin Yoga teacher in Australia with Yoga Alliance accreditation contact Mysan or Leonie, I highly recommend their work and we have similar backgrounds, so you will get a quality training with the YA stamp.
My training covers areas that I have dedicated myself to studying and practicing: Yin and Hatha Yoga, anatomy, physiology, Classical Chinese medicine, the subtle body (chakras, meridians etc) and meditation, as well as a little something I am developing called Organ Yoga. I weave these topics together in a way that has meaning to me and hopefully will have meaning to you. I know that this type of teaching works for students, and it’s bloody awesome to experience as a practitioner.
Who can attend this training?
This training is for both the interested practitioner and the teacher, however please note that it will be taught assuming you have a minimum of several years of regular practice under your belt and a 200hr certificate. I expect a high degree of commitment and full participation. If you’re new to yoga and curious, contact me and we can chat. I think it benefits everyone to have a range of knowledge and experience in the room, however I will reserve the right to recommend you to another course if I don’t think this training will be appropriate for you. Teachers will do extra work to prove to me they understand and embody the key principles I am sharing, and will have an assessment to complete before I award certification.
Where is this training held?
This teacher training will be held in the Byron hinterland, a short drive from Bangalow. It is in a naturally constructed space that comes complete with a stunning mud brick and timber yoga shala and glass-walled meditation room. The property is also used to host writers retreats. It’s the perfect place for going deep and contemplating the more subtle aspects of Yoga.
Yin Yoga is the gateway to deeper states of meditation and a portal through which we can start to examine the deeper aspects of Self, and this training needs to be supported by the land and the space in which we practice.
This property has been reforested from farmland and is abundant with native birds, and also offers landscaped gardens with fountains, private nooks (Aiya, my daughter, and I were pretty sure we saw a fairy!) and amazing artefacts from the owners’ travels.
We will be held by this stunning house and will have time to enjoy all it has to offer. There is also a swimming pool and large fireplace for chilly spring and autumn evenings.
The nearest airport is Ballina (25-30 mins), however the Gold Coast is also relatively close if you cannot fly into Ballina (1 hr).
What will I learn on this training?
This training’s main emphasis is Yin Yoga, and the time we spend together will be devoted to the practice that slows us down and draws us deep within. We cover the Yin Yoga asanas, meditation and pranayama techniques, assists and modifications for the Yin asanas (including foundational anatomy), benefits of practice from an anatomical and energetic perspective, sequencing notes and frameworks and so much more. We will also explore chakra meditation and meridian theory, however a deep dive into the subtle energy body will be saved for a future training. There is also a bonus round of Organ Yoga so you get to experience the power of chi nei tsang and share it with your students.
What is Organ Yoga?
It’s something I invented! Please don’t think it’s anything new, it’s a combination of the techniques I’ve learned from chi nei tsang and studying Chinese medicine, Hara diagnosis, yoga and myofascial release. Its intention is to connect you to your body in a new way, and to mobilise Qi in the most wonderful and powerful part of your body - your belly!
Are meals included?
Yep! Only the best caterers in the Shire will be feeding us. ;) All dietary requirements are welcomed, and it’ll be next-level organic and/or local Byron Shire produce (sometimes spiked with SuperFeast tonic herbs, just because we can)!
I live in the Shire, do I have to stay on site?
I have permission from the property owner to host up to 5 extra guests each day if you wish to stay home and travel in each day. You will be welcome to join us for breakfast and lunch, though dinner will not be provided. Please contact me for details.
What do I need to bring?
Yoga mat, props if you wish (I will supply blocks and straps), blanket (ideally a large-ish blanket for Yin Yoga and yoga nidra), pillow for meditation, books and pens, a big smile and an open mind. You will need your toiletries and any other necessities - there are no shops nearby, so please make sure you have everything you need. You are welcome to duck out to Bangalow on your breaks, it’s about 20 mins away.
What do the days look like?
We will begin at 6:30 am, for asana, pranayama and meditation practice, followed by breakfast. After breakfast we will have a study session, followed by a practicum, lunch, and a break to enjoy the pool, go for a wander, hit the books or make new friends. Whatever floats your boat! After lunch we will have another study session, practicum, and then a practice, either Yin Yoga or Yoga Nidra, followed by dinner. Most nights you’ll be free to enjoy yourself, however, we will occasionally have a later session after dinner to go over the finer theoretical points of the practice.
Still interested? Fill out the form below and I’ll be in touch.
May 9 - 15, 2020
Private retreat, Bangalow hills, near Byron Bay
$2,400 Queen bed w. ensuite (1 remaining)
$2,100 shared room w. single beds (2 beds per room) w. ensuite (1 remaining)
SOLD OUT $2,100 single w. shared bathroom
SOLD OUT $2,000 shared room w. single beds (2 beds per room) w. shared bathroom
Fees incl. organic/consciously sourced food, accommodation and manual.
A $250 deposit is required on booking to secure your spot.
Early bird $200 discount applies to all rooms if booked before Jan 31, 2020.
Pay in full discount of $200 (save $400 by combining with early bird price if booked before Jan 31).
Payment plans are available.
Option to stay offsite in own accommodation and travel in daily to participate in training, please enquire for costs. Limited spots for this option. Fees will include breakfast and lunch but not dinner and will exclude accomodation.
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Pay your deposit now to reserve your spot on this course or pay in full to receive the discount. Early bird ends January 31. To received the ‘pay in full’ discount please contact me for payment info.
This training is available to all students of Yoga.
This course will be capped at 15 participants to keep the quality of transmission high.
DEPOSITS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.
Refunds (less deposit) are available until 4 weeks from course start date, after which time no refunds are issued.
Training includes manual for all participants.