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50-Hour Yin Yoga Integration Teacher Training

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Dharma Studio at A Center for Natural Healing - Santa Clara, CA

Saturdays 11am - 5pm & Sundays 11am - 4:15pm on the following weekends:

September 14 -15, 2019

September 28-29, 2019

October 12-13, 2019

October 26-27, 2019

This integrative immersion and teacher training program is designed for all levels of practitioners and teachers. Though a background in Yin Yoga is helpful, it is not required. 

The program includes 45 contact hours and 5 non-contact hours for self-study. All students will receive a 50-hour Yin Yoga teacher training certificate upon completion of the program. The knowledge and experience gained through this training will enhance your personal practice and prepare you with the confidence and expertise to teach Yin Yoga.

In this training, you'll:

  1. Cultivate balance in your Yang (active) lifestyle and practices through the quiet power of Yin Yoga

  2. Learn the philosophy, anatomy and physiology of Yin Yoga practice from both Western and Chinese medical perspectives

  3. Learn the Primary Meridian and Muscle Channel pathways and their psycho-emotional & physical associations in relation to Yin Yoga

  4. Understand how to sequence a Yin Yoga practice for optimal health

  5. Integrate the Yin Yoga benefits of being and non-striving into your practice, teaching and life

  6. Learn how to prepare your body for Yin Yoga and allow it to prepare you for Meditation

  7. Develop skills for deeper awareness and self-cultivation.

Space is very limited. See the curriculum details and submit an application to participate in this one-of-a-kind training. 

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9:30 AM09:30

Yoga Integration Fall Half Day Retreat

Dharma Studio at A Center for Natural Healing - Santa Clara, CA

As the first Yin season of the year, Autumn begins to guide us toward deeper reflection and transformation in both our internal and external environments.

Join Dr. Setareh Moafi for a silent morning of Yin & Yang yoga and meditation guided through the lens of Classical Chinese Medicine. You’ll learn simple, practical tools to adjust your lifestyle for the Fall season, focusing on the associated Metal element, as well as the Lungs and Large Intestine, in order to build a foundation for optimal health year round.


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9:30 AM09:30

Yoga Integration Summer Half Day Retreat

Dharma Studio at A Center for Natural Healing - Santa Clara, CA

When the Heart energy is balanced, Summer brings joy, love and connection. But as the most Yang time of the year, the heat of the Summer can lead to a plethora of symptoms including anxiety, burnout and insomnia.

In this morning of Yin & Yang yoga and meditation, Dr. Moafi will guide you through a practice to balance the Heart and Fire element so you can mitigate common imbalances and create healthy lifestyle adjustments to support your health year round.

Tuition: $90

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9:30 AM09:30

Yoga Integration Spring Half Day Retreat

Dharma Studio at A Center for Natural Healing - Santa Clara, CA

As the first Yang season of the year, the fertile Spring energy fosters rebirth and renewal, and supports us to manifest our dreams.

Join Dr. Setareh Moafi for a morning of Yin & Yang yoga and meditation guided through the lens of Classical Chinese Medicine.

You’ll learn how to cultivate a home practice and adjust your lifestyle for the Spring season so that you can bring your goals and dreams to fruition. You’ll also learn insights to balance your Wood element and the corresponding Liver and Gallbladder organs to allay the frustration, restlessness and allergies that are cardinal symptoms of the Spring season.

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12:15 PM12:15

Yin Yoga: Cultivating a Quiet Practice

Mind Body Zone, Fremont, CA

For most of us, the nature of our work, exercise, and daily activities is very active, or Yang. As such, we live in a chronic state of stress. To balance, we must cultivate a sense of stillness, or Yin.

While Yang style practice activates the muscle tissue, Yin Yoga is designed to nourish the connective tissue, including the ligaments, tendons, and bones. By sitting or lying in gentle and supported postures for extended periods of time, we replenish the fluids in the connective tissue of the major joints, improving the flexibility and strength of the entire body and releasing withheld energy in the meridians. This allows us to let go in the body and mind and thus improve our circulation, energy, and overall health.  

This workshop will consist of lecture on meridian theory and application as well as a guided Yin Yoga Practice.

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11:00 AM11:00

Internal Power Yoga

Mind Body Zone, Fremont, CA

Modern forms of aerobic exercise and Yoga focus on intensive, repetitive movement to develop strength and stamina in the physical body. However, with the stress that they place on the body, these practices can over time lead to injury, exhaustion and mental-emotional restlessness.

Ancient forms of exercise including Daoist Yoga and the internal martial arts such as Tai Chi and Qi Gong instead use slow, gentle movements to enhance energy flow and develop strength in the internal body. The intention is to activate the subtle body to cultivate physical power and balance from the inside out. 

In this workshop, you’ll practice Classical Yoga to control the body’s energy or Qi through slow, intentional movements that will open the Meridians and Chakras and create a potent sense of balance in the body-mind. This subtle yet powerful form of practice will provide you with mental clarity, physical power as well as an awareness that will help you recover from stress and improve the quality of your life. 

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10:00 AM10:00

New Year, New Intentions: A Special New Year's Eve Yoga & Qi Gong Class

Dharma Studio at A Center for Natural Healing - Santa Clara, CA

Annually on December 31st

Join Dr. Setareh Moafi and Salvador Cefalu for an integrative practice of Yin/Yang Yoga, Qi Gong and meditation designed to support you to cultivate your intentions and enliven your dreams for the new year. All ages and levels welcome.

Cost: $25 on site. 100% of proceeds will go to the Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund, which focuses on providing local assistance to those facing a crisis, including housing assistance, critical family needs and food banks. The best part of living is giving - please join us to give back to those in need during the holiday season.

This is one of our most popular classes and space is limited.

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