april 1-7, 2020

Samadhi Sacred Valley, Peru


50 HR Yoga Alliance

This Yin & Restorative Yoga Teacher Training will focus on hands-on, anatomical, structural, and energetic based practices for restoration of the body mind. Blending Buddhist Concepts with the Eight Limbs of Yoga, the potent portal of the Sacred Valley will serve as our home for the week.

A specific focus on Pratyahara - the Great Withdrawal - will be encouraged by drawing the boundaries around retreat life to train in the principles of stillness, spaciousness, and quietude. Disconnecting from normative social contexts and devices is recommended during our time together to allow the nervous system to enter the deep folds of rich restoration.


We will touch on the realms of resetting the nervous system, healing from past traumas, dissolving tensions, increasing musculoskeletal resiliency, strengthening joint stability, and cultivating elasticity in the body mind. We use embodied and informed anatomy and alignment, scientific bases for sequencing, and psychological self inquiry grounded in Buddhist practices.

Our work together as Sangha, spiritual community, will be within the domain of Yin Yoga and will contribute to your continuing education as a Yoga practitioner, inquisitor, and/or facilitator.

Each day will co-mingle a balance of Yang/Vinyasa Flow and Yin/Restorative practices for your own embodied experience, as well as extensive teaching practicums to find your authentic voice as a space holder and mindful movement facilitator.

Noble Silence & Our Daily Ritual Each day will begin with a Noble Silence practice, where we will integrate Vipasana style meditation, Yang Vinyasa, Iyengar, and Pranayama to awaken and enrich inner life. We will remain in silence through breakfast, after which we will break silence with learning modules crafted to deepen your own relationship to Yoga & Chakra Theory, Asana & Alignment, Buddhist + 8 Limb Yoga Philosophy, Meridians, Sequencing & Adjustments, and more. After lunch we will dive into each of the 5 Elements, and embody the practice through guided Yin sequencing of each element. Cooking classes, Yoga Nidras, Restorative Practices, and Teaching Practicums will be segmented throughout the evenings.

This Yin Intensive training is a potent addition to integrate components of Yin and Restorative Yoga into your own daily practice and into the yoga studios. We encourage seasoned yoga facilitators as well as emerging and brand new students who wish to deepen their own practice or begin teaching and sharing the essential practice of Yin Yoga with others.

Grounded in the Five Element Theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine, each day will be dedicated to a deep exploration of the Elements.



Anatomical & Physiological principles. Directions of spine, joint actions. Individual informed architecture: pelvis & femur. Root chakra. Abundant nourishment. Nurturing self. Sustenance & sustainability. Reciprocal inhibition in Yin Asana. Digestion & Spleen function. The Belly Brain. Spinal Flexion - Forward folds. Balanced Give & Receive. Hara.


Neuro-immunologic importance of rest. Sleep vs Rest. Adaptive & Innate immunity. Restorative Yoga. Essentiality. Replenishment & Kidney function. Creativity. Quietude. Reallocation of internal reserves & resources. Equanimity. Excretion. Psoas & Pelvis Anatomy. Sacrum, Ilium, nutation. Axial Rotations- Spinal Twists. Fear, Overwhelm, Stress, Trauma. Resiliency. 


Conscious Communication. Kriyas & Kundalini. Adjustments. Cacao. Expansion. Bhakti: The yoga of Devotion. Circulation. Joy, Sorrow. Oxygenation & Heart Function. Authentic Relating, Diads. Shoulder anatomy & therapeutic asanas for torso. Spinal Extension - Backbends. Compassion - Karuna. 


Refinement & Elimination. Self-doubt and cultivation of confidence. Worth. Grief & Mourning. Transition & Lung Function. Mindfulness seminar. Shamata meditation. Ritualized routine. Teaching Practicum.


Visioning. Jewels of Awareness. Sequencing.  Transform & Evolve. Integration. Purification & Liver function. Flexibility in physical and mental aptitude. Smoothing the Chi body. Detoxification. Breath & Lines of Energy. Vipassana Meditation. 




50 Hour Yoga Alliance

5 days Yin Yoga Teacher Training

All meals (organic farm to table detox)

Shared Accommodation* 

Daily Yang & Yin Practice

Yin Yoga Certification

A Focus on Restorative Yoga 

Cacao Ceremony

5 Elements Theory

Chinese Meridian Modules

Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy

Yoga Philosophy

Yoga Anatomy

Chakra Dhayana

Subtle Energetics

Teaching Practicum


Samadhi Retreat Center. Seven geodesic chakra bungalows rise along the ridgeline of the Sacred Valley with a kundalini serpant river threading through. Your shared residence will be within one of these sacred chakra homes, inviting in the color, gemstones, flowers and healing vibrations of that chakra. The main house above the crown overlooks the Sacred Valley, where we will celebrate the balance of Yin and Yang together as a spiritual family in this unique and world-renowned yoga shala. Samadhi is an intentional retreat center to know and and explore your own essence in this sacred, ancient land. See more at here.



Includes shared accommodation and 3 vegetarian meals a day.

* Inquire about private accommodation.

Earlybird discount of $150 until December 15, 2019 with code: EARLYBIRD108

Durga Excursions offers one SEVA - SERVICE YOGI scholarship per training (does not include room & board) Apply here for SEVA SCHOLARSHIP.

"This training has deeply touched my soul in ways I will forever appreciate!" - Practitioner, Yin TT, Bhakti Yoga Shala, Los Angeles

"I feel connected to myself and inspired after the training. I feel like this was the beginning of a new journey to the self and in the world." - Practitioner, Yin TT, Bhakti Yoga Shala, Los Angeles

"The main thing is being able to integrate the meridians and elements into yoga classes. I'm really excited about this! You also gave us effective and fun ways to increase our awareness about cueing language (haikus, ways to work with our own practice, etc.) and the importance of articulation. I also have a whole new understanding from an experiential standpoint of pratyahara. Wow! Thank you! "- Practitioner of Yin & Restorative YTT Sedona 2018

"You two are the perfect balance. Keep spreading your love and light" - Practitioner of Yin & Restorative YTT Sedona 2018

…View more testimonials here... 


Please note the schedule may be slightly refined upon arrival.

April 1 - Art of Arrival

2-4 pm Arrive. Ground. Settle.

5-6pm Dharma & Welcome

6 pm Dinner

8 pm Yin Yoga Practice

April 2 - Earth Element: Abundant Nourishment

Mornings in Noble Silence

7-8:30 Yang Yoga Practice

8:30-9:30 Breakfast

10-12 Module 1: Principles of Yin Yoga & Chinese Medicine Meridians

12-1 Lunch

1:30-4 Module 2: Earth Element & Posture Clinics

4-6 Embodied Earth Excursion

6 pm Dinner

8 pm Yin Yoga Practice

April 3 - Water Element: Equanimity & Restorative Yoga

Mornings in Noble Silence

7-8:30 Yang Yoga Practice

8:30-9:30 Breakfast

10-12 Module 1: Principles of Restorative Yoga, Neuro-Immunologic Importance

of Rest

12-1: Lunch

1:30-4 Module 2: Water Element & Posture Clinics. Anatomy & Physiology of the


4-6 Embodied Water Excursion

6 pm Dinner

8 pm Subtle Energetics- Psoas & Restorative Practice

April 4 - Fire Element: Karuna & Bhakti - Compassion & Devotion

Mornings in Noble Silence

7-8:30 Cacao Ceremony & Bhakti Flow

8:30-9:30 Breakfast

10-12 Module 1: Art of Adjustments'

12-1 Lunch

1:30-4 Module 2: Fire Element Module & Posture Clinic. Subtle Energetics-

Shoulder Anatomy, Karuna

6 pm Dinner

8 pm Fire Ceremony

April 5 - Metal Element: Release & Refine

Mornings in Noble Silence

7-8:30 Yang & Pranayam

8:30-9:30 Breakfast

10-12 Module 1: Teaching Practicum I

12-1 Lunch

1:30-4 Module 2: Metal Element Module & Posture Clinic

4-6 Science of Sequencing & Group Study

6 pm Dinner

8 pm Mindfulness Module: Shammata

April 6 - Wood Element: Transform & Evolve

Mornings in Noble Silence

7-8:30 Yang Balancing Postures

8:30-9:30 Breakfast

10-12 Module 1: Teaching Practicum II

12-1 Lunch

1:30-4 Wood Element Module & Posture Clinic. Breath & Lines of Energy.

6 pm Dinner

8 pm Mindfulness Module: Vipassana, Insight/Inquiry

April 7 - Final Ceremony

Mornings in Noble Silence

9-10 Yang Vinyasa

10-12 Teaching Practicum III

12-1 Lunch

1-3 Final Ceremony


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