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[Live Streamed] Iya Kin 200-Hr Yoga Teacher Training
May 1| $2,999
At Iya Kin we believe in holding space for equitable practices that honor the lived experiences of marginalized populations while empowering them to create legacy. We are committed to cultivating highly intuitive, service-minded yoga teachers dedicated to guiding individuals in their return to self.
Who Is The Iya Kin Instructor?
The Iya Kin Instructor is an advocate and storyteller, holding intuitively brave space for self study within the lived experience of marginalized communities.
He/she/they are highly skilled instructors who’s practice explores the multidisciplinary grounds of yoga beyond performative asana. In turn, they are devoted to their journey of self mastery and dismantling systems of oppression that perpetuate harm.
Learning Beyond Yoga Alliance
We believe in reducing the commodification of yoga to create equitable practices rooted in dismantling white supremacy and honoring the lived experiences of other’d communities. It is for this reason that Iya Kin has chosen not to be affiliated with Yoga Alliance. Upon completion of our program students will be 200-HR certified Iya Kin yoga instructors.
Our Curriculum Includes
1. Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics – 32 hrs
✓ Origin of yoga
✓ Study of yoga philosophies and traditional texts
✓ Understanding Dharma and the greater service of yoga
✓ Paths of yoga
2. Sanskrit, Pranayama, Meditation, Chanting – 22hrs
✓ Exploration of pranayama
✓ Intuitive breathwork for intelligent sequencing
✓ Journey of meditation
✓ The history & power of chanting
✓ The origin of Aum
✓ Sanskrit 101
3. Asana – 54 hrs
✓ Styles of yoga: Vinyasa, Hatha, Ashtanga, Kundalini, Iyengar, Forrest, Yin
✓ Intro, Restorative & yoga Nidra practices
✓ Psychological and energetic benefits of each pose
✓ 5 categories of asana: twists, backbends, inversions, standing poses and forward folds
✓ Pose modifications for support, body types & injuries
✓ Pose transitions
✓ Exploration of the Bandhas
✓ Prenatal yoga
✓ Sun & moon salutations
✓ Kula teaching
✓ Trauma Informed Yoga Training hosted by Yoga Behind Bars – 10hrs
4. Art of Sequencing – 22hrs
✓ Balance of Ha and Tha energy
✓ The art of Storytelling
✓ Sequence Infrastructure
✓ Accessible & mindful sequencing
✓ Holding inclusive space through language
✓ The art of teaching to all-levels
✓ Refining your skills & intuitive nature through personal practice
✓ Teaching to the senses/ sensory body
✓ How to craft sequences that are intuitively and anatomically aligned
✓ Kula teaching
5. Anatomy – 20hrs
✓ Anatomy as it relates to kinesiology
✓ Energetic anatomy
✓ Fascial awareness
6. Teaching Methodology – 20hrs
✓ How to mirror your students
✓ Effective demo’ing
✓ Identifying your voice as an Iya Kin Instructor
✓ Clear & effective cueing
✓ Teaching from matured ego
✓ Defining your teaching style/legacy
✓ Boundaries & ethics with your students
✓ Virtual vs. in-person teaching
7. Dismantling Racism and White Supremacy – 10hrs
✓ Upholding equitable yoga practices
✓ Yoga and social justice
✓ Understanding your power responsibly
✓ Dismantling colorism in the yoga arena
✓ Cultural Appropriation vs. Appreciation
8. Practicum & Professional Essentials – 10hrs (contact) | 10 non-contact
✓ Business of Yoga – 10hrs
✓ Observing classes – 5hrs
✓ Teaching classes – 5hrs
✓ Assisting classes
✓ Kula mentoring
✓ Weekly quizzes
✓ Final exam
✓ May 1st – July 1st, 2021
✓ 2 Month Virtual Intensive
✓ Mon-Thurs 3-6pm Pt | Sat-Sun 9am-5pm Pt
About the lead instructors: Abiola Akanni & Terilyn Wylder
A leader in the community and field of yoga, Abiola Akanni has successfully cultivated inclusive wellness spaces that encourage individuals to develop their personal yoga practice.
The Nigerian-American, certified yoga instructor is the wellness influencer behind Yoga by Biola and the founder of the radically body-positive Trap VinyasaTM and Body Party event series. Akanni is on the cutting edge of the global wellness scene, presenting her workshops and events at major festivals and conferences around the world in addition to speaking about wellness education on major platforms.
Her liberating mission holds space for healing, while her creative teaching style offers physical and emotional introspection. The wellness entrepreneur is also the creator of The Divine Feminine Yoga Workshop, designed to help individuals embrace the archetypes of the divine feminine.
Abiola’s soulful teachings continue to redefine the yoga and wellness arena while offering representation and cultural expression.
What to expect in Terilyn’s classes: Terilyn’s weekly classes at Capitol Hill, Phinney Ridge and West Seattle are deeply rooted in building community. Her style is a strong and challenging and provides a dynamic blend of mindful vinyasa, infused with Bhakti (devotion) through uplifting fun music (live kirtan Sunday nights), chanting/singing, storytelling, poetry, and guided meditation. Her intention as a teacher is to create space for every body to feel equally valued and welcomed.
Main Influences/Styles/Traditions: vinyasa, mythology/storytelling, Bhakti yoga.
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