Teaching Yin Yoga

Frequently Asked Questions and dispelling myths

 

About Yin Yoga Teacher Training at Whitespace

Do I need to have an experience of Yin Yoga to join this Yin Teacher Training?

You don’t need to have had experience of Yin, but if possible attending a variety of yin yoga classes prior to the training is helpful. You will need to have a strong motivation to want to learn Yin and have read ‘The Complete Yin Yoga Book’ by Bernie Clark prior to taking the course.

I am not a qualified yoga teacher, can I still do the Yin Teacher Training?

Yes you can. If you are a dedicated yoga student (with a minimum of 2 years consistent practice) you are able to attend the course to deepen your knowledge and experience. However you will not be qualified to teach Yin Yoga as a Yoga Teacher unless you have completed a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training program. In this instance you will still receive your Certificate of Attendance or Certificate of Completion upon receipt of your assignment.

What will be covered during the course?

In this Teacher Training we will explore Yin Sequencing, Understanding the use of props and modifications in teaching Yin, Deeper teaching skills of language usage and holding space, The history and concepts of Yin Yoga, Chinese Meridian Theory, Exploring fascia and skeletal variations in Yin, and Meditation practices.  The course includes a mixture of experiential Yin Practice, lectures, group discussions and teaching practice exercises.

Will there be an opportunity to meet with Dawn Wright privately during the course?

As this is a 4 day intensive there will not be the opportunity for any personal mentoring during the course itself, but post course there will be the possibility to arrange a personal mentoring session with Dawn either through Skype or FaceTime at additional cost, payable directly to Dawn post study.

About the Commitment for Yin Teacher Training

What do I need to do to best prepare for this training?

Please purchase a hard copy of the book ‘The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga’ by Bernie Clark prior to your course.

Participate in or observe 3 yin yoga classes (ideally with 3 different teachers). Make notes of the outline of the class along with your reflections on the content and focus of the lesson. You will need to bring these with you to the course training dates. If you have a lack of Yin Yoga classes in your area you can do observations of on-line classes, but attendance of a physical class is recommended where possible.

How much time do I have to dedicate to the training outside of the contact hours?

The course is a 50 hour course, which is made up of the following.

24 contact teaching hours

26 non-contact hours including:

- 12 Hours reading, research or DVD viewing on the subject of Yin Yoga

- 14 Hours to include “om” work between training days, course assignment, and observation of yin classes.

How long do I have to complete the Assignment?

You will have 2 months to complete the written assignment (unless you have written consent from Dawn Wright to have an extension in exceptional circumstances).  The assignment will be explained in full detail during the training, and the exact deadline date will be given to you.

What happens if I can’t attend one day of the training?

To obtain the 50-hour Yin Yoga Teaching Certificate, you need to have attended 100% of the training, otherwise you will receive a Certificate of Attendance only for the number of hours attended. Please plan ahead for this as requests to leave early/arrive late cannot be accommodated. If there is space, it may be possible to attend the day missed when the course is next run at Whitespace Studio. There would be an additional fee for this and is subject to availability.

How long do I have to complete the Assignment?

You will have 2 months to complete the written assignment (unless you have written consent from Dawn Wright to have an extension in exceptional circumstances).  The assignment will be explained in full detail during the training, and the exact deadline date will be given to you.

What happens if I have to cancel my Yin Teacher Training - Cancellation T&C's

We make our cancellation and refund policy transparent – ensuring it’s available before booking, at the time of booking and also on your receipt confirmation – so you can make an informed decision. Please take time to read this carefully.  All clients are asked to agree to Whitespace terms and conditions upon booking a course or workshop.

In the event of Whitespace cancelling an event:
you will receive a full refund, or the option of being transferred to another workshop or a credit to your Whitespace account.

In the event of you cancel an event place:
provided you have notified us within the cancellation window (see below), you can receive a refund less 10% admin fee, or the option of being transferred to another workshop or a credit to your Whitespace account

We regret no refund or transfer can be given outside of these terms, including if you are unable to attend due to illness, work, family or other reasons. Before committing to a course or event, please ensure you can attend the scheduled number of sessions to get the most out of the programme. This cancellation policy is firm.

Event Cancellation Window
Teacher Workshops & Intensives & 8 Week Mindfulness
+60 days before start date
refund less 10% admin fee
200hr Training and Retreats
+90 days before start date
refund less non-refundable deposit

Transfer to Another Student

By You – If you cancel an event outside of the cancellation window, no refund will be available. You may pass your booking on to a friend at no additional cost (please arrange payment between you). We must be notified via email if a friend will attend in your place.

By Us – If the event is full and we can find someone on the wait list to take your place, we will offer you a refund less a 20% admin fee, or credit your Whitespace account for future purchases – valid for 1 year.

Leaving an Event

It is our aim and policy to facilitate students who may be experiencing difficulties either with the event or in other areas of their life, so they are able to complete the event. However, we understand that in some circumstances this is not possible, and students may feel they have no choice other than to leave a course or programme. In this instance we will be unable to give you a certificate or graduate you from the training, and your event fees cannot be refunded. 

Teacher Availability

In the event where a teacher is unavailable due to illness or an emergency, an alternative teacher will be arranged wherever possible. For retreats, we strongly recommend participants have adequate insurance to cover any cancelled travel or personal expenses, as we cannot make reimbursements over and above our cancellation policy.

About the Yin Yoga Qualification

Does this course count towards Level 2 teacher training?

Completion of this course will count towards your Continued Professional Development Points (CPD). Please check with your regulatory body (ie Yoga Alliance Professionals, BWY, FRYOG), about how to record these. If you require a signature on a certificate of attendance please bring this along to the training days.

What happens if I fail the assignment?

Provided you have maintained your commitment to the course, you will be given an opportunity to re-submit your assignment.

Booking
We do expect this Yin Yoga Teacher Training course to fill up quickly and places are limited to ensure the best standard of training, and providing a personal and supportive learning experience. Bookings are all on a first come first served basis and confirmed on payment. Please make sure you have read and understood our Cancellation Policy before you book.  

Further Questions

We hope this answers all of your questions. If you have any further questions, or wish to discuss any of the topics covered about, please don’t hesitate to contact us at Whitespace Yoga Studio on 01908 566610.

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