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Yin & Mindfulness Teacher Training


Course runs over 2 weekends at Soul Tribe Studio, Batemans Bay. Bookings via email - hello@clarelovelace.com

Enquiries to hello@clarelovelace.com or 0447617619

Weekend 1: Friday 18th - Sunday 20th October
Weekend 2: Friday 1st November - Sunday 3rd November

Friday 5pm - 8pm
Saturday 8am - 5pm
Sunday 8am - 5pm

Earlybird rate $850 until 1st August 2019. Full rate $950.

facilitated by Clare Lovelace (ERYT500) and Andrew Dowler (BapSci HM)

I am so excited to share with you this 50 hour Yin & Mindfulness teacher training at Soul Tribe Studio, a beautiful light filled studio nestled between the beautiful beaches of the Batemans Bay area, South Coast NSW.

Is this training for me?

Yes if you have completed 200 hour yoga teacher training or higher and you are interested in teaching Yin Yoga and furthering your education.

Yes if you are not a yoga teacher but have a solid grounding in the practice of Yin Yoga (over 1 years consistent practice) and would like to deepen your understanding.

What is Yin?

Yin Yoga is a quiet, receptive practice designed to bring fluidity and flexibility to the physical body, a sense of calm, kindness and resilience to the mental and emotional body and increased awareness and health for the energetic body.

This 5 day immersion and training is designed for anyone who is looking to deepen their general knowledge of Yin Yoga as well as those looking to specialise in teaching Yin Yoga as a one on one experience or in the class setting.

This training blends practical, experiential exercises with anatomy, philosophy, Chinese Medicine theory (taught by Andrew Dowler) and Buddhist theory to provide you with the deepest understanding of both how to practice and guide students through this transformational practice.

Course Practice

My teachings are framed around Purpose, Method and Result. Each teaching will be framed around this.

I believe students learn by 1. hearing the teachings 2. practising the teachings 3. embodying the teachings.

Each day you will have equal amounts of 1. hearing the teachings (via a more traditional lecture style learning environment), 2. practising the teachings (time for quiet, reflective meditation and yin practice for you to integrate the work and put yourselves in your students bodies/minds) 3. embodying the teachings – practical teaching time to allow the learning to integrate in a tangible way. All teachings will have benefits on a physical, mental, emotional, energetic and interpersonal level and this will be explored each time.

About Clare

Clare, originally from the UK has been living, teaching and running Yin Yoga Trainings in Sydney for the the last three years. Trained by Sarah Powers, she has also trained extensively with Mathew Bergan, Jasmine Tarkeshi and Shiva Rae. Clare is registered at the ERYT350 and RYT500 hour level with Yoga Alliance.

“I believe that yoga does not just take place on the mat but intertwines with every element of our lives. Through my practice I have understood that happiness is not based on external conditions and can be achieved by living simply and mindfully with generosity and compassion. This is a philosophy I want to share with the world.

Yin Yoga is an incredibly powerful practice. I have seen huge shifts within myself and my students on a very deep level. One of the most powerful teachings within Yin Yoga is learning how to get comfortable with being uncomfortable. During the long held, passive postures we learn how to look within, with compassion and acceptance at all parts of ourselves, both the shadow and the light. This takes huge patience, strength and courage and by practising regularly we become very kind, compassionate, patient and resilient. The practice of yin yoga begins in stillness on the mat. We start by going inwards. When we become adept at viewing ourselves in this kind and objective way we start to realise the interconnectedness of all humans and all life on earth as well as our interconnectedness to the planet itself. When we see struggle and suffering within ourselves we become tolerant of others because we understand the human condition. The more able and willing we are to make peace within, the more able and willing we are to spread peace outside of ourselves. Yin yoga is the silent revolution that will change the world.”

About Andrew

Andrew Dowler began his movement journey in 2000 when he started to practice Tai Chi and Qigong to recover from chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Andrew trained with his Tai Chi teacher, Master Wong, a Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner and Marital Artist for seven years as an indoor student. During this time Andrew completed studies in Exercise Sports Science (Exercise Physiology), Exercise Rehabilitation, and Traditional Chinese medicine (Acupuncture), holding dual degrees in western and eastern exercise and healing arts.

Andrew describes himself as a lifelong student, a teacher, and a healer, and practices/ teaches a fully integrated approach to health, well being and longevity, based on the principles of Human Movement and the natural cycle of things,or the Tao. Andrews passion is to help people find their own unique practice, and guide them on how to develop a pain free, balanced, purposeful, and active lifestyle that provides them the freedom to enjoy life.

Having extensively studied traditional Chinese medicine, Tai Chi and Qigong Andrew teaches what's known as the Scholar, or health systems of the Chinese longevity arts. With a focus on health, vitality, and living a long happy life, Andrew integrates Qigong, Yoga and Tai Chi practice and incorporates modern exercise rehabilitation sports science to craft personalised practices and rehabilitation programs for his clients, both locally and online.

Andrew Travels annually to California America to continue studies with his Yoga Teachers Mark and Catherine Divine, founders of Kokoro (Heart - Mind) Yoga, a Modern practice integrating traditional Yoga practices with modern knowledge of neuroscience, exercise science, personal development and functional fitness. Andrew is a senior Instructor with Kokoro Yoga International, and is a member of their presenting team training new Kokoro Yoga Instructors.

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