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Yin Yoga Teacher Trainings

Evoke Energy Yoga offers Yin, Yoga Nidra and Vin/Yin yoga teacher trainings via the Baptiste Methodology. Evoke founders, Brandy Berlin & Suzy Aragon are experienced Certified Baptiste Yoga Teachers who are passionate about yoga making accessible to all students. Trainings are customized to meet the needs of your 200 & 300 hour programs or as a stand alone workshop.

Upcoming Trainings

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Yin is one of the fastest growing styles of yoga and helps tone connective tissue, ligaments and tendons which are critical to our physical well-being and range of motion. Postures are practiced on the floor and each is held for 3-5 or more minutes. As a result, the body is energized, encouraging a free flow of chi/prana—the “life force” of the body that often gets blocked or stagnant.

 

IN OUR YIN I TRAINING YOU WILL:

  • Learn about what Yin Yoga is, why to practice it, and how it works both physically and energetically

  • Establish a safe practice using compression and tension

  • Gain a basic understanding of energy/prana/chi and the meridians and connective tissues

  • Explore Yin Yoga poses using a functional versus an aesthetic approach

  • Learn to teach Yin classes using the Baptiste methodology including: pose sequencing, leading poses, transitions, counterposes, shaping the energetic container of a class, techniques for leading classes in-studio, via Zoom and concurrently.

  • Listen to other students share their experiences and insights from the live training

  • Receive a training manual what covers the content as well as additional resources.

Investment: $175/ $150 earlybird

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3 Sundays, 8a-4p PST - Online via Zoom

  • April 3 and 17, May 15, 2022

  • Daily Schedule: 8-12p session; 12-1p Break; 1-4p Session

  • Interim Assignments: 4 hours

Led by Brandy Berlin, each of the 3 Sundays in this training begins with a 90 minute Yin practice followed by sharing and discussion where we land content delivered through the practice. We then move into lecture as an introduction to the day’s explorations and break for a one hour lunch. After lunch is a combination of more discussion and sharing, activities and explorations, practice teaching and feedback designed for participants to have an embodied experience of the teachings.​​

IN THIS YIN TRAINING YOU WILL:

  • Deepen your understanding of Yin Yoga and its relationship to the energy body

  • Compare and contrast the Daoist view of energy with the Western view of energy

  • Explore the meridian system of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the main meridians affected by Yin—where they are, what they affect and why it matters

  • Integrate the meridians into your Yin practice with the five seasonal elements, acupressure points, class themes and sequencing

  • Gain an understanding of the Central Nervous System - especially the Vagus Nerve - and its role in overall health and well-being

  • Expand your repertoire of Yin poses

  • Be introduced to  associated fields of energy work to enhance your Yin practice

  • Deepen your skills in leading classes using the Baptiste methodology

  • Practice teach Yin Yoga and receive specific, concrete feedback to inform your future teaching

WHAT WE WILL BE SOURCING AND READING:

Required:​

  • Yinsights: The Philosophy and Practice of Yin Yoga by Bernie Clark

  • The Language of Yin by Gabrielle Harris

Optional:​

  • Yin Yoga: Practices and Principles by Paul Grilley

COST: $600

Recorded Trainings 

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Couldn't make our live training? That's ok! Work through it at your own pace. 

Yin I Immersion: $99

After you purchase, please email Namaspayoga@gmail.com to get the training links and the student manual.

Previous Trainings

Evoke 60 Hour Yin
Yoga Immersion
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“If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you.” 

— GOSPEL OF THOMAS

  • Have you experienced healing through your yoga practice and want to explore it more?

  • Are you active and on-the-go and know ya need to slow down?

  • Will you allow yourself to commit to self-care by regularly practicing yin, meditation, breathwork, chanting and other energy medicine practices?

  • Do you want to love, support, educate and lead classes full of people seeking alternatives to the western therapeutic approach?

  • Do you want to inspire your students to tend to themselves and their families in ways that affect generations?

Online via Zoom

Seven Sacred Self-care Sundays, 8a-4p PST

January 24, February 7 & 28, March 14

April 11 & 25, May 16, 2021

(can be taken individually)

WHO IS THIS FOR?

This is an invitation for all yoga students and teachers into your inner space. It's for those who can no longer deny the call to explore, experience - and perhaps even evangelize -  the profound power of stillness. Using the Baptiste methodology as a framework, it is a journey into power through the stillness found within the practices of Yin Yoga, breathwork, meditation, inquiry and other energy medicines.

 

It is for those who have moved too fast and done too much and find themselves exhausted, out of energy and out of balance. It's for those who need to shift it down a couple gears and drop-in to self-care.

It training is for anyone who desires a deeper connection - and rawer conversation - with their true Self as an energetic, spiritual being having a beautiful, baffling human experience. It’s for those who want to see beyond the veil and look into the eyeballs of the Divine as it moves through them - as them. It’s for those who know in the center of their chest they have been wholly called forth to rebirth ancient and sacred wisdom into the world. If you do not wish to teach and simply desire to deepen your knowledge and expand your experiences, you are absolutely welcome to grab your pool noodle and jump into the waters of this training! 

WHAT WILL WE BE DOING? WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE?

Stilling, moving, meditating, praying, playing, humming, chanting, laughing, crying, breathing and being

 

We will practice a lot of yin, share our experiences and insights from practice, and practice teaching with feedback. We will engage in lecture and discussions, individual explorations, exercises and drills. We will be learning from and teaching each other all the time.

We will be engaging in wisdom practices to clean up the debris and emotional backwash that clouds our consciousness. During this time, you will commit to take care of your divine-ass self and engage in daily physical, energetic and emotional hygiene.

 

We will be examining the physiology and philosophy of Yin as inspired by Paul Grilley and Bernie Clark. Each of the module will focus on a chakra using both Carolyn Myss and Anodea Judith's teachings.

 

You will leave this training with a deeply connection yourself, others, and your yoga practice, confident in your ability to lead impactful Yin classes using the Baptiste methodology.

 

Seven Sacred Self-care Sundays, 8a-4p PST

  • January 24, February 7 & 28, March 14, April 11 & 25, May 16: (49 hours)

  • Daily Schedule: 8-12p session; 12-1p Break; 1-4p Session

  • Interim Assignments & Practicum: (11 hours)

WHAT WE WILL COVER

  • Review of Yin Yoga history, philosophy and principles 

  • Establishing a safe yoga practice using the principles of compression and tension

  • Physiological, energetic and psychological benefits of Yin

  • Functional and energetic anatomy

  • Eastern and western energy system models

  • Poses and their variations including Wall Yin

  • Breathwork, meditation techniques, mudras, humming, chanting, visualizations

  • Integrating themes and heart shares into your class

  • Delivering a class experience using the Baptiste methodology

  • Practice teaching and specific, concrete feedback​

 

WHAT YOU WILL GET/POTENTIAL RESULTS

  • New relationship with stillness, space and grace

  • Courage to sit with pain as a sacred process - and the power to discern it from suffering 

  • Clarity around what you want and need and the boundaries that makes that possible

  • Confidence to speak the truth of your heart while deeply listening to others

  • Authentic connection with others and the true you 

  • A nourished physical body; mental and emotional stability

  • Expanded emotional skills that will allow you to respond rather than react to life 

  • Transformed personal and professional relationships

  • A community, sangha, you can always count on

  • Tons of resources for diving deeper into the topics we cover

  • Yoga Alliance CEUs and hours toward Namaspa TRUE U 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

  • New skills and experience to elevate your teaching and resume

  • Professional reference 

  • Increased class sizes 

WHAT WE WILL BE SOURCING AND READING

Required:

  • Yinsights: The Philosophy and Practice of Yin Yoga by Bernie Clark

  • Anatomy of the Spirit by Caroline Myss

  • The Key Poses of Yoga, Vol. 2 by Ray Long 

  • The Language of Yin by Gabrielle Harris

  • Mudras for Modern Life by Swami Saradananda

Optional:​

  • Yin Yoga: Practices and Principles by Paul Grilley

  • Charge and the Energy Body by Andeo Judith

  • The Humming Effect by Jonathan Goldman

 

Cost:

$1400 

$150 non-refundable down payment to secure your spot

Individualized payment plans available.

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About your Facilitators:

 

A lifelong educator, E-RYT 500 and Tier 3 Certified Baptiste Yoga Teacher, Brandy Berlin has a heart for authentic connection. As co-owner of Namaspa Yoga Community and Evoke Energy Yoga, Brandy leads lovingly fierce classes, workshops, trainings and retreats that invite all humans to break open their forbidden happiness and lead more empowered lives. Brandy believes together the teacher and the taught do the teaching, and her powerfully playful and often comically introspective offerings leave space for her students to lean in, grow, transform and heal. A grateful student of her primary teachers Baron Baptiste and Suzie Newcome, Brandy uses the Baptiste methodology to support teachers in purposefully and masterfully shaping the energy in their classrooms in ways that leave students feeling nourished, revitalized, and empowered. This training is also largely influenced by the work of Paul Grilley, Bernie Clark, Caroline Myss, Andeo Judith, Brene Brown and Marianne Williamson. It is ultimately grounded in the learnin’ and lovin’ harvested from Brandy’s 20 years of being with people as a high school social studies teacher and requisite humorist

Suzy Aragon (aka “Tiny” Dynamite) is an RN, E-RYT 500, Certified Baptiste Teacher, Reiki 1 and 2 Practitioner and co-founder of Evoke Energy Yoga. Her yoga journey began in 2007 while attending nursing school and going through a difficult divorce. Getting on her mat did something to her body and mind that she did not understand at the time nor could she explain to anyone else. When she discovered Baptiste Yoga in 2011, it spoke even louder to her and she knew she found something everlasting. Suzy is a petite powerhouse that packs her offerings with sass and badassery. She is a wickedly passionate wellness professional dedicated to her students awakening to their authentic Self on their path to self-discovery, healing and freedom.