COMING FALL 2014
Mindfulness Yoga & Meditation Training Program (MYMT3)
A Yearlong Mindfulness Intensive for Yoga Teachers
Directed by Anne Cushman and Will Kabat-Zinn
[NOTE: Applications open August 1, 2013]
Vipassana Teachers: Phillip Moffitt, Spring Washam, Pascal Auclair
Yoga teachers: Janice Gates, Chip Hartranft, Jill Satterfield and Leslie Booker
Take your yoga deeper! Transform your practice, your teaching, and your life as you:
• Integrate mindfulness and asana
• Develop a meditation practice that’s grounded in your body
• Cultivate physical, energetic, emotional and interpersonal awakening
• Study with nationally renowned teachers of mindfulness and yoga
• Explore the philosophical, historical, and practical intersection of the yoga and Buddhist traditions
Coming in the Fall of 2014, Spirit Rock’s Mindful Yoga and Meditation Training (MYMT3) will be an intensive 12-month training in the integration of Buddhist mindfulness practice with yoga asana and pranayama and classic yoga philosophy. Consisting of three silent residential retreats (and an in-between curriculum of study, practice and teleconferences), the training is designed for yoga teachers who want to deepen their practice and teaching to embody, include and support mindfulness meditation. Experienced yoga practitioners who are not teachers may be admitted at the discretion of the directors. An optional, additional one-week certification retreat will enable yoga teachers who already have their 200-hour Yoga Alliance certification to receive their 500-hour Yoga Alliance certification in Mindful Yoga and Meditation, assuming they have also completed all three other retreats of the MTYT.
Retreat 1 Spirit Rock Meditation Center: Oct 15-24, 2014
Retreat 2 Joshua Tree: Apr 13-22, 2015
Retreat 3 Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Sept 28-Oct 7, 2015
Optional certification retreat: Spring 2016, TBD
"The single most transformational experience I have had as a yoga teacher, meditation student and psychologist."
- Robin Boudette, PhD - graduate of MTYT1
“From the very first retreat, I found myself immersed in an integrated yoga and meditation practice that was different from any previous training I'd had… It reframed the measure of a successful practice from one where my body needed to meet a pre-existing standard of physical perfection, to one where success meant being able to stay present with the sensations of my body as I moved through the practice and see how those sensations rippled into thoughts, and vice versa. In addition to shifting my attitude about the "goal" of yoga practice, I learned many concrete tools there that I could share with my students, including language for directing students to their inner experiences.
–Kate Johnson, yoga teacher, graduate of MTYT2