Immersion & Teacher Training

Kelley Sue Photography
Kelley Sue Photography

Yoga Immersion & Teacher Training + 300-hour Advanced Teacher Training


Tantra | Dynamic Alignment | Ayurveda
Full Spectrum Living

With Gina Minyard, E-RYT 500
At Yoga Collective

Yoga Immersion & Teacher Training 200-hour program – Future dates TBA

Part 1: 100-hour Yoga Immersion is for any student of yoga wishing to go deeper into their practice, whether or not they wish to teach.
Immersion Dates: TBA

Part 2: 100-hour Teacher Training follows the Immersion, and is for those wishing to become yoga teachers.
Teacher Training Dates: TBA
*must complete 100 hour Immersion before taking Teacher Training.

Part 1 Immersion + Part 2 Teacher Training together create the Yoga Alliance registered 200-hour Teacher Training program

PART 1: BODY of LIGHT 100-hour Yoga Immersion

Madison Best Photography

Immerse yourself not only to discover a strong and beautiful yoga practice to know yourself more fully, but also a practice of how you wish to live and what you wish to offer to the world.

Align your Body
Explore in detail systematic alignment principles for intelligent, safe, and transformative progression through an endless frontier of possibility in your asana practice.

Align your Mind
Explore various templates, maps, and sequences that open your experience, ground your perspective, and inform skillful action.

Align your Heart
Align your will with the Flow of Life through relevant studies of yoga philosophy with emphasis on the non-dual householder path of Tantra.

More Than a Pose…
See how body, mind, and heart are interwoven. Integrate your will, your skill, and how you unfold your yoga poses and more importantly, your life. Discover how you’ve always been empowered, and step into it through every dimension of your being.

Immersion topics include:
Dynamic alignment principles | Shaivite Tantric Yoga Philosophy | Five Elements | Ayurveda | Chakras | Koshas | Rasas | Comparative yoga studies | Yoga Sutras of Patanjali | Bhagavad Gita | Anatomy and biomechanics | Subtle body anatomy | Studentship  
…And so much more!

Each Immersion weekend includes asana, pranayama, and meditation, along with lectures, contemplation and journaling, one-on-one and group sharing. Study materials will be provided along with additional reading. Each weekend build and develops progressively on the information presented previously.

This 100-hour Immersion is for any sincere student of yoga as a course for its own sake, for the commitment to living in greater truth and with ever-expanding freedom, the promise of yoga. It is also the basis for continuing into BODY of LIGHT 100-hour Teacher Training, with the completion of both qualifying for registration with Yoga Alliance at the 200-hour level through Yoga Collective. Keep reading below for more details on the 200-hour program.

Pre-requisite: 30 hours or 3 months of regular yoga practice. A minimum of 2 classes at Yoga Collective, one with Gina Minyard.

Cost: $1260. Payment plans available.

Contact Gina for more details and to register. Scroll to bottom of page for application.

PART 2: BODY of LIGHT 100-hour Teacher Training

Become an empowered and empowering yoga teacher in a supportive environment that nurtures this transformational journey!

Illuminate – To teach yoga is a natural outpouring of service: to share the gifts you’ve received. As well, sharing your practice is part of your ongoing growth. Having deepened your yoga knowledge and practice through Immersion, these next five weekends are dedicated to the art of teaching, which grows primarily from your own practice and self-discovery.

Learn effective, potent skills and tools that touch the heart, inspire the mind, and transform the body of your students. Master the elemental alignment principles and dynamic actions learned in Immersion and how to present them effectively. Channel life-affirming Tantric yoga philosophy into meaningful attitudinal themes for yoga practice. Discover your own voice and presence as a yoga teacher grounded in sound teaching methodology. Finally, continue in daily practice of asana, pranayama, and meditation geared towards awakening and supporting the inner teacher.

Develop and hone your teaching skills through:
Instructing with the breath | Effective languaging skills | Finding your authentic voice | Observation skills | Verbal adjustments | Hands-on adjustments | Demonstration skills

Learn and practice:
Class planning for all levels of classes and teaching environments | Sequencing strategies for engaging and inspiring instruction | Creating and weaving meaningful attitudinal themes | Contraindications, modifications, and refinements | Alignment for injury prevention and healing | Yoga for special populations | The business of yoga | Ethical guidelines for teachers | Taking the seat of the teacher | …and more

This training is both for new teachers as well as for existing teachers wishing to refine their skills for greater confidence and clarity. Each weekend includes personal practice, informative lectures, one-on-one and group practice teaching sessions, participation in public classes, contemplation and sharing, and homework assignments. Study materials are provided along with additional reading. This 100-hour Teacher Training follows the 100-hour Body of Light Immersion. The completion of Immersion and Teacher Training qualify for registration with Yoga Alliance at the 200-hour level through Yoga Collective.

s01-ya-school-rys-200Prerequisite: Body of Light 100-hour Yoga Immersion

Cost: TBA. Payment plans available.

At Yoga Collective. Contact for more information and to register.