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radiant heart studio

The Art of Yin Teacher Training (Autumn Edition / Zurich or online)

Teaching Yin Yoga and holding space during a yin yoga class is an art that has to be learned, experienced, and redefined. Yin Yoga is a quite modern yoga style that comes from the Taoist Yoga & Martial Arts and in the last few years, it has grown its popularity.

The Art of Yin Teacher Training (Autumn Edition / Zurich or online)
The Art of Yin Teacher Training (Autumn Edition / Zurich or online)

Heure et lieu

20 oct. 2024, 08:30 UTC+2 – 03 nov. 2024, 16:00 UTC+1

radiant heart studio , Rüdigerstrasse 17, 8045 Zürich, Switzerland

À propos de l'événement

In the tumultuous landscape of contemporary life, amidst the ceaseless demands and pressures, there exists a sanctuary—a haven of tranquility and introspection known as Yin Yoga. Yin Yoga has emerged as a profound antidote to the frenetic pace of our modern existence.

Teaching Yin Yoga and creating a nurturing space during a yin yoga class is an art that evolves with experience and understanding. Rooted in Taoist Yoga & Martial Arts, Yin Yoga has gained significant popularity in recent years, often seen as a counterbalance to our fast-paced, achievement-driven society.

As a yin yoga teacher, you hold space for individuals to explore their inner world, providing a sanctuary where they can slow down, confront internal conflicts, reflect on life experiences, and nurture their physical and emotional well-being.

The intention behind this yin yoga teacher training is to empower you as a space holder and equip you with the skills to effectively share these teachings. This immersive training, limited to a maximum of 8 participants, focuses on embodying the practice of yin yoga. Beyond mastering the poses and self-reflection, you'll witness and honor the diverse expressions of yin yoga in each participant's practice.

We emphasize the importance of language and guiding students safely into yin yoga shapes, fostering an environment where silence is comfortable, and genuine connection thrives. My aspiration is for you to discover your unique voice and style in sharing this transformative practice.

In this transformative journey of Yin Yoga teacher training, we embark on a quest for mastery—to become proficient space holders, adept in the art of sharing these profound teachings. Within the intimate confines of our training environment, limited to a select few, we delve deep into the essence of Yin Yoga.

Emphasis is placed not only on the physical embodiment of the practice but on the subtle nuances of language and presence. We learn to guide our students safely into the depths of Yin Yoga poses, fostering an environment of trust and introspection.

Our journey encompasses a comprehensive exploration of Yin Yoga philosophy, rooted in the ancient wisdom of Taoism. We dissect the intricate anatomy of Yin Yoga poses, exploring variations and prop usage. Through intelligent sequencing and mindful instruction, we craft transformative experiences tailored to the needs and intentions of our students.

But this journey is not merely intellectual—it is deeply experiential. Through rigorous practice and self-inquiry, we peel back the layers of our own being, confronting our shadows and embracing our light. We emerge not only as skilled practitioners but as empowered teachers, ready to share the gift of Yin Yoga with the world.

Join us on this journey of self-discovery and transformation. Together, we will unlock the secrets of Yin Yoga, cultivating inner peace and wisdom in an increasingly chaotic world.

MAIN DETAILS:

  • The Training is happening at the Radiant Heart Studio in Zurich City and ONLINE live-streamed incl. the recordings for a year
  • The dates of the in-person training are during the weekends of 20.10., 25.10., 26.10., 27.10., 1.11., 2.11., 3.11.2024 (7 days)
  • Our timing is approximately from 8:30 to 164:15 (it may vary from day to day, 1-hour lunch break)
  • Approximate 10 hours of Self-study and practice between the in-person weekends and until graduation
  • Observation of one yin yoga class by Aleks Nikolic on November 8th, 9th, or 10th 2024 (will be confirmed, save the dates)
  • One 1h Q&A Call in December to ask questions, share, reflect
  • At the end of your 10 hours of teaching practice, you organize a graduation event at the Radiant Heart Studio or online with your fellow yin students where everyone teaches a class or you create (December 2024 and January 6th, 2025) and Aleks either joins in person or online. (dates can be discussed during the in-person/live training)
  • Teaching 10 hours of yin yoga from November 4th to December 2024 (all teaching reflections have to be submitted by January 10th, 2025)
  • We have a WhatsApp where we exchange & you can ask any time-sensitive questions

During this Yin Yoga Teacher Training, we will:

  • Explore Yin Yoga Philosophy derived from Taoist Philosophy, along with a Brief History of Yin Yoga.
  • Learn the art of teaching Yin Yoga and creating nurturing Yin spaces.
  • Understand the essence of holding space and the qualities of being a great Yin Yoga teacher.
  • Master the creation of safe spaces and the pivotal role of language in facilitating them.
  • Skillfully sequence Yin Yoga classes based on the prana vayus, myofascial anatomical lines, and Yin Yoga pose categories.
  • Explore over 40 Yin Yoga shapes, their variations, and effective prop usage.
  • Learn to teach Yin Yoga in a manner that caters to various body types, individuals, needs, and intentions.
  • Engage in introspective practices to deepen self-awareness and explore life's meaning, regardless of teaching aspirations.
  • Envision ourselves as Yin Yoga teachers and define our vision and intention (sankalpa) for sharing this transformative practice.
  • Gain inspiration while navigating our initial experiences in teaching Yin Yoga.
  • Experience an interactive training focused on embodied wisdom rather than mere theoretical understanding. This includes discussions, experiential learning, and feedback sessions, including the observation of a Yin Yoga class led by Aleks Nikolic.
  • Learn techniques for holding space for oneself and crafting Yin Yoga rituals tailored to personal needs.
  • Access a comprehensive Yin Yoga library, including 15+ online classes and ceremonies, from the date of registration, alongside seven days of in-person training, one online Q&A session, and the observation of a Yin Yoga class led by Aleks Nikolic.
  • Receive a Art of Yin manual (printed & digital for in person, digital for the online tt) and get the book "Sonic Alchemy" by Mehdi Dehbandi as part of the training materials.
  • Earn a certificate upon successful graduation (requirements detailed below).
  • Participate in Cacao Ceremonies and Meditations throughout the training.

Prerequisite and Eligibility:

  • You're a yoga teacher, space holder, coach, energy worker, or anyone seeking to enhance teaching and space-holding skills.
  • Desire to expand knowledge and acquire additional tools for working with individuals or groups.
  • Attendance of a few yin yoga classes. If not met, classes must be completed before the training begins, either online or in person, with at least one session attended with Aleks (that can be done through the included yin library).
  • Seeking a safe and sacred space to delve deeper into personal inner and outer journey.
  • Interest in exploring yin yoga on a deeper, embodied level – physically, mentally, emotionally, and energetically.
  • Curiosity about integrating rituals and ceremonies into personal and professional life.
  • Ability to self-regulate emotionally and maintain focus and groundedness. Emotional maturity is crucial for navigating deep inner work.
  • Commitment, dedication, and curiosity to actively participate in training activities, complete homework, and take self-responsibility.
  • Willingness to invest time in homework between in-person sessions and until graduation.
  • Option to join the yin yoga immersion without pursuing teaching certification, with a potential price reduction. Please inquire for details.

BOOKING AND PAYMENT:

EARLY BIRD TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE UNTIL JULY 30th (SAVE 150.-): 

Choose your payment and attendance option below through the tickets and fill out the form.

1) IN-PERSON/HYBRID:

--> Pay in full early-bird: CHF 1400.- 

--> Payment plan early-bird: CHF 200.- x 7 months (without extra cost)

For those traveling/living in Switzerland who prefer a hybrid experience, combining both online and in-person attendance, please get in touch via the contact form at www.aleksnikolic.com/contact to clarify which days you'd love to join in person and which live-streamed.

2) Live-streamed and online recording introduction offer:

--> Pay in full early-bird: CHF 1000.-

--> Payment plan early-bird:  5 split payments à CHF 200 .- (no extra cost)

BONUS if you pay FULL IN: You'll receive a 1:1 call à 45 min with Aleks to ask all the questions or get help on a specific topic around teaching and creating your classes OR a customized yin yoga session. 

This option provides accessibility to individuals regardless of location. You will have the recording of the training for one full year and you have to finish the training timeline on the same timeline as the in-person students for the certification.

Certification & Requirements:

  • Upon completion of the full course by Aleksandra Nikolic Art of Yin, you will receive a certification. In case of illness, a medical attestation is required, and any missed modules must be completed in a Private 1:1 session at an additional cost. Fulfillment of all homework assignments and successful creation and teaching of the final project are prerequisites for certification. If you do not intend to teach, participation in the teaching practice component of the training is optional.
  • Please note that certification is not guaranteed, as proficiency in teaching yin yoga necessitates self-responsibility, the ability to hold space, and groundedness. Yoga Alliance-certified individuals may include these 75 hours in their continuing education, as the training is registered under YACEP.
  • To attain the 75+ hours Yin Yoga Teacher & Space Holding Training Immersion designation, completion of all assigned readings and teaching of 10 hours of yin yoga is required. Additionally, you must submit a recorded (live-streamed) sample yoga class and/or organize a graduation event with your fellow yin students. All teaching reflections on the 10 hours of teaching and observing 1 yin yoga class with Aleks Nikolic must be submitted by January 10th 2025. 
  • It's essential to have prior experience in bodywork/yoga training and space holding to qualify for certification. Alternatively, participants can join solely for personal development without completing the certification and teaching requirements. Practicing the art of holding space for oneself is emphasized to enhance the ability to hold space for others.
  • 100% live attendance is necessary to graduate with a certificate. If you get sick you need an Arztzeugnis and have to complete the missed time. 

YOUR TEACHER: ALEKS NIKOLIC

I've been creating and holding spaces since 2015, teaching yoga since 2016, and specializing in yin yoga since 2019. This upcoming training marks my third yin yoga teacher training endeavor, following my inaugural one in 2022.

My mission has always been to foster safe environments where individuals can reconnect with their inner selves, confront their shadows, and rediscover their inner light. As an instructor, I aim to empower you to listen to your body's wisdom and reclaim your autonomy. While we address our challenges and engage in self-reflection, my goal is to equip you with the tools to transcend negative self-talk and step into your power to serve others.

During my extensive travels from October 2015 to January 2020, I pursued continuous growth and education in the field. This journey included completing a 200-hour Hatha/Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training, two yin yoga teacher trainings, assisting in two yin yoga teacher trainings under my mentor Nik Robson from Yin Culture, as well as certifications in yoga nidra and 100 hours of teacher training in Divine Feminine Yoga & Tantric Hatha.

My dedication is to ensure your experience is transformative and magical. Feel free to reach out via the contact form to schedule a discovery call, ask questions, or begin your application journey: Aleks Nikolic Contact Form.

BOOKING AND CANCELLATION POLICY:

I strongly recommend booking travel insurance and having international health insurance valid for Switzerland if coming from abroad. Please note that the CHF 500.- deposit is non-refundable for the in-person training and CHF 300.- for the online training.  In case of illness or inability to attend, it's your responsibility to schedule a 1:1 session with Aleks Nikolic at an extra cost, as full participation in the training is mandatory to receive certification.

The participant is responsible for paying cancellation fees as follows:

  • Cancel at least 30 days prior to arrival: 100% of the full booking fee is due to the organizer.
  • Cancel at least 40 days prior to arrival: 80% of the full booking fee is due to the organizer.
  • Cancel at least 60 days prior to arrival: 60% of the full booking fee is due to the organizer.

This cancellation policy applies to all reasons for cancellation. The organizer is not responsible for any force majeure events that may cause participants to cancel. Holiday insurance is recommended. If you find someone to take over your spot, you'll receive a voucher for the total payment minus the deposit, which can be used for another teacher training/immersion/ceremony with Aleks Nikolic until the end of 2024.

Billets

  • Early Bird Ticket (Zurich)

    Either pay in full or choose the partial payment option for CHF 200.- a month for 7 months in total.

    De 200,00 CHF à 1 400,00 CHF
    • 1 400,00 CHF
    • 200,00 CHF
  • Early Bird (online)

    Either pay in full or choose the partial payment option for CHF 150.- a month for 5 months in total.

    De 200,00 CHF à 1 000,00 CHF
    • 1 000,00 CHF
    • 200,00 CHF

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