We Empower Women to Learn Together As Women
What makes KinneretYoga teacher’s training course unique is that we create an empowering environment for women to learn yoga together as women. The content of our teacher’s training program explores the study of poses and breathing work as outlined by the standards of the Yoga Alliance association.
Our Program Allows For Our Trainees to Stay Rooted in Their Own Tradition & Identity While Greatly Benefiting From Yoga
We have been offering yoga teacher’s training programs in Israel and North America since 2007 and these courses have helped us to develop a resource of information with social media connections to a broader international Jewish community of women who share a passion for practicing yoga. Our program is also comfortable for women of other religions and ethnicities who want to be able to practice yoga and stay rooted in their own tradition and identity.
KinneretYoga reinforces the idea that yoga is an ancient and adaptable system that can optimize a person’s physical and inner well being without the need for one to immerse oneself in Hinduism and eastern spirituality.
Our Style of Yoga Taught Demonstrates Yang Practices and Yin Energy Practices
The style of yoga taught on the KinneretYoga teacher training course is what is referred to as Yang Yin/Restorative Yoga. This approach to yoga training is integrated as opposed to focusing on only one school of yoga practice. Our Yang Yin approach draws for the “Yang (which refers to active)” on elements of practices of dynamic movements, flows and standing poses, Vinyasa Yoga and strength based active athletic practices. The Yin (referring to passive reflective) is a combination of actual Yin Yoga, Hatha Yoga and Restorative Yoga. This emphasizes postures practiced in a static way where poses are held for longer periods of time to increase flexibility while working on deep release and mindful release.
This integrated approach looks at all these elements in the context of a flow practice. Students who attend the course range from those with a power yoga background, to students who are looking for the in-depth knowledge of an alignment-based yoga practice, to students who come to yoga because of the breathing, mindfulness, and relaxation of a more restorative yoga practice.
We encourage our trainees to create classes with different percentage of Yang vs Yin by taking into account the population they are teaching and the needs of the students. More Yang creates heat in the body and pushes one’s edges in an active way in terms of active flexibility, strength and endurance. More Yin or Restorative Yoga facilitates greater release and a deeper sense of mindfulness and breath in order to guide one into greater flexibility and healing.
Trainees learn how yoga is not just a fitness class but is also in the modality of the healing arts. As such, we demonstrate how breathing, mindfulness, and stress reduction help students to integrate mind, body, and soul. Mindfulness is understood from either a non-Hindu, neutral perspective or from Jewish teachings.