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COURAGEOUS HEART yin yoga 
teacher training

SEPTEMBER 16-30TH 2023

160+ hours of Ceremonial Yin Yoga Teacher Training in beautiful zurich city

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Meeting your heart

A bittersweet medicine as we’ll encounter the ugly and the beauty.

 

Letting go a nessecity to move forward. Opening the heart to the known and unknown will require courage.

 

To meet oneselves - terror and joy as it’s stated in the Radiance Sutras.

intention

This extensive, detail-oriented and intensive Ceremonial Yin Yoga Teacher Training is an invitation to transform and step into our own potentional as we connect to our hearts so that we can be of service to humanity.

 

Sounds all very dramatic but if you take a moment of reflecting upon the way you make choices when feeling relaxed and trusting vs. fearful and stressed, you’ll see that something as simple as yin yoga can change your life. You might wonder why ceremonial? I’m curious about how we can bring more rituals to our lives. How we can do less but a clearer intention and with that it feeling more meaningful to ourselves and others.

Next to daily lectures, classes, workshops, delicious meals and yin yoga journeys, you’ll also experience cacao ceremonies, bonfire gatherings and a guided hike excursion where we’ll practice the art of yin and living yoga as we walk, breath, and talk.

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this is for you if

-You’re a new yoga teacher, space holder, coach, energy worker (and more) and want to expand on your own teaching and space-holding skills

-You haven't done a 200 hrs yoga teacher training yet or are planning one within a year of this training

-You’d love to broaden and deepen your knowledge and learn additional tools, techniques, and ways to work with yourself and humans in 1:1 or group sessions

-You crave a safely and sacredly held space for yourself to dive deeper into your own inner and outer journey

-You want to explore yin yoga on a deeper level not just intellectually but on an embodied level - physically, mentally, emotionally, and energetically

-Are curious to integrate more rituals and ceremonies in your personal life and your business

-You can self-regulate. It is important to have the emotional maturity and the capacity to hold space for yourself aka the ability to switch from emotional states to focus and groundedness —> self-regulation. This is a training where we will go deep inwards and things will come up, at the same time, we’re here to educate ourselves about yin yoga, which happens also on an intellectual level.

-Commitment, dedication & curiosity to do your homework, practice, and participate actively in the training as well as take self-responsibility, remember to come back to your own center and take inspired action and care of yourself.

How this training is built & how you'll get certified to teach yin yoga

  • Part 1
     

    • 135 hrs in-person yin yoga teacher training​ in Zurich City
       

    • September 16-30th
       

  • Part 2
     

    • 2​5 hrs practice teaching by yourself & observing 1 yin yoga class/ceremony by Aleks Nikolic
       

    • 3 Q&A group calls where we can exchange and you can ask questios as you practice teaching
       

    • October 2023 - January 2024
       

    • Graduation Celebration Dinner January/February
       

    • You’ll receive a certification if you participate in the full course by Aleksandra Nikolic Art of Yin (if you get ill, you’ll have to bring an attestation and re-do any modules you miss in a Private 1:1 at extra cost), do all homework, successfully create and teach your final project. If you're not planning on teaching, you don't have to participate in the 2nd part of the teacher training where you practice teaching.
       

    • It isn’t guaranteed to receive the certificate by all means as teaching yin yoga requires some level of self-responsibility, capacity to hold space, and groundedness.
       

    • 160 + hours Yin Yoga Teacher & Space Holding Training Immersion if you’ve done all the reading and have held space / taught 25 hours of yin yoga. You also have to finish all the required assignments/reading and send in a recorded (live-streamed) sample yoga class and submit a teaching reflection on each of the 25 hours of teaching and observing 1 yin yoga class with Aleks Nikolic. You will have time to submit everything until January 31st, 2023. We'll have an optional graduation dinner in Zurich City in Janauary / February (we'll doodle a date together). 
       

    •  You can also simply join for your personal journey minus the certification and the teaching hours/graduation yin yoga class. You can still join for your personal experience but won't be needing to do the required assignments and teachings. I believe one of the most essential parts is to practice holding space for ourselves so that we can expand our capacity to hold space for others.

what you'll study

All that we're studying/practicing/experimenting with happens with the intention to create embodied knowledge and not just rational. So that you can teach from your personal experience.

 

Next to the lecture practices and sitting in the ceremony, you’ll experience experimental workshops, where you’ll learn and unlearn what you know about (yin) yoga.
 

•   Yin Yoga Journeys & Cacao Ceremonies
 

•    Yin Yoga Asanas in Experimental Workshops
 

•    History of Yin Yoga & Yin Yoga Principles
 

•    Art of Teaching Yin Yoga & Yin Language
 

•    The Art of Creating, Opening, Holding, and Closing Spaces
 

•    Yin Yoga Sequencing based on the Prana Vayus (Yogic Tradition) and Myofascial Meridian Lines (Basics of the Fascia System (Anatomy Trains) / there is no TCM in this training)
 

•    Meditation & Pranayama Techniques from the Hatha Yoga Philosophy
 

•    Mantra, Rituals, Journaling
 

•    Art of Adjustments  & Hands-on
 

•    Business Basics & Creating Yin Yoga-related offerings
 

•    Meeting amazing humans, co-create, holding space for each other, sharing circles and lunch breaks in solitude or together
 

•    Expanding our capacity to hold space for ourselves and from there for others
 

•    Taking a leap into the unknown and staying open to new experiences in life
 

•    Training our courage muscles in the out-of-comfort zone space
 

•    Exploring your WHY and how to create authentic offers and sacred spaces 

•    There is a big emphasis in this training to practice these tools and not just learn about the intellectualy. You'll be creating sequences and go on different practicing teaching journeys and exersises. While having the support of an experiences teacher. 

•    How to use different props and variations for different bodys and needs. 

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what this training includes

  • 160 hs + of extensive yin yoga training
     

  • 15 days in-person studying from September 16-30th
     

  • Small Group Support as you put the theory into practice and start teaching yin yoga for over 6 months
     

  • Feedback on your yin yoga sequences as you start teaching and safe space to ask all the questions that can come up as you embark on teaching yoga
     

  • Unlimited tea and healthy snacks
     

  • extensive digital yin yoga manual
     

  • 20% off selected online and offline events by Aleks Nikolic from the paid deposit until
    March 31st 2024

     

  • ceremonial goodie bag

  • high quality yoga mats & props in our urban yoga studio
     

  • Not inlcuded: airfare, taxi transfer to and from the airport, 1:1 private sessions with Aleks, travel/health insurance, extra consumption at over lunch, recommended/required additional books, , any travel costs as visas, vaccinations, passports, etc.

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the Pricing & Application

  • Super Early-Booking Pricing until April 30th 2023:
     

    • PIF: CHF 2500.-​

    • PP: CHF 365.- / x 7 months
       

  • Early-Booking Pricing until May 30th 2023:
     

    • PIF: CHF 2600.-​

    • PP: CHF 535.- / x 5 months
       

  • Regular Pricing from June 2nd:
     

    • PIF: CHF 2700.-​

    • PP: CHF  555.- / x 5 months
       

  • Non-refundable deposit (incl. in the pricing above): CHF 750.- 
     

  • PIF = pay in full
     

  • PP = partial payments
     

  • If you have questions or would like to request an individual payment plan, email hello@aleksnikolic.com
     

  • The deposit/ 1st partial payment has to be paid as you apply for the spot. To benefit from the special pricing, the rest of the payment has to arrive on the last day of the special.
     

about the training
and aleks nikolic

The focus of this training lies not only in learning the theory but also in experiencing the tools and their effects on your own body, mind, emotions, and energy. Realizing it’s all interconnected - from the way you walk through life to the way you greet someone to the quality of your breath and thoughts. I want you to practice teaching and have a safe space to share, grow, transform, find your voice, and experiement with how it feels the most authentically for you to share yin yoga with others. 

It’s important for me to not only give you great tools to become great teachers and be of service to your community but also help you clarify your intentions and visions that you’d love to plant and harvest. A big part of it that often lacks in yoga training, is the business aspect. How can we do business in alignment with our intention and the yogic teachings instead of slipping into the old, manipulative, and sneaky ways of doing business?

 

From ethical business choices to pricing, website building, offering creation, and more you’ll be able to not only brainstorm and have support from your buddy, Aleks Nikolic, her assistants, and the whole group but also be able to receive practical tips from Aleks after teaching for over 6 years and building her yoga business and being confronted with many questions. I believe that you don’t have to figure everything out by yourself but that we can share our experiences and create a more ethical and aligned yoga industry.