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Mindfulness

Yoga, Mindfulness, and Evolution

March 10 - March 16

With Karen Macklin

Practicing and teaching with deeper intention 

35-hour Advanced Teacher Training with certification in Yoga and Mindfulness

(Note: The weekend portion of the training, called Heart of Meditation, is open to all students and can be registered for separately. Topics with an “*” will be covered over the weekend module.)

  • Saturday, March 10, 1:30-5:00pm (Heart of Meditation)
  • Sunday, March 11, 12pm-4:30pm (Heart of Meditation)
  • Monday-Friday, March 12-16, 1pm-6pm

At its heart, yoga is more than a physical practice; it is a practice of evolution and liberation. But to truly understand what this means, we must go beyond the physical postures and explore the subtler philosophical and spiritual tenants of this ancient tradition, while also investigating how these teachings relate to our modern lives.

The word “mindfulness” has become common in today’s yoga classrooms. But what does “mindfulness” really mean? How do we incorporate dharma (wisdom teaching) into the yoga classroom? How can we help our students tap into insight and surrender during practice?

In this week-long immersion, you’ll learn:

  • what “mindfulness” is, and how to incorporate it into meditation and yoga practice*
  • how to practice different types of meditation (insight, concentration, compassion) from both Yoga and Buddhist paths*
  • how to start or enliven your own personal home meditation practice*
  • what “evolution” means in a spiritual context, and why it’s an important part of practice*
  • how to incorporate contemplative teachings while teaching Restorative, Yin, and Yoga Nidra
  • how to weave philosophy that you love (ancient and modern) into your classes with ease and authenticity
  • how to write and offer a dharma talk on a subject close to your heart
  • how to create a workshop or retreat based on wisdom teachings

The full course is primarily for teachers, but the Sat-Sun portion will focus on a broader exploration of mindfulness and meditation, and is appropriate for all students.

For the entire course, tuition is $675, or $600 if you register by 2/24

For the weekend only: Register here, tuition is $200, or $150 if you register by 2/24

This course provides 35 hours for YGSF’s 300-Hour Program [35 Yoga Alliance® CEUs]. For more about our 300 Hour Teacher Training CLICK HERE.

YGSF Members receive 10% off the regular price of this workshop. Alumni receive 15% off the regular price of this workshop.

Karen Macklin, MA, MFA, E-RYT 500, has been practicing yoga and meditation for 18 years, and teaches both practices in the Bay Area and beyond. She is primarily influenced by seated meditation practices from the Buddhist (Theravāda) tradition, and physical practices from contemporary yoga traditions, including Vinyasa, Yin Yoga, and Shadow Yoga. She regularly sits silent Vipassanā meditation retreats, studies Nonviolent Communication, and has written extensively about yoga and Eastern philosophy for various publications. She teaches with an emphasis on developing internal awareness, deepening concentration, and promoting self-inquiry and healing. www.karenmacklin.com