Certification in Mindful Yoga and Meditation

lotusRYT-500 Certification in Mindful Yoga and Meditation
Exclusively for graduates of Spirit Rock’s Mindfulness Yoga and Meditation Training!

With Anne Cushman, Janice Gates, and Jill Satterfield
April 10-17, 2016, Mount Madonna Center

Yoga teachers who have completed Spirit Rock’s MYMT training—and who already have their RYT-200 certification with Yoga Alliance—can become certified at the RYT- 500 level by attending this 8-day intensive teacher-training retreat. Open to graduates of MYMT 1, 2, and 3, this retreat builds on the foundation of the Spirit Rock Mindful Yoga program to fulfill the highest level of Yoga Alliance certification requirements. If you have been accepted into and registered for MYMT3, you are eligible to register now for this certification retreat.

About the Retreat
This retreat will focus on deepening the art of teaching yoga in a way that addresses the interpenetrating layers of your students’ physical, energetic, emotional, and mental bodies–in order to support and embody the journey of meditative awakening. Together we’ll explore specific approaches to teaching asana, pranayama, and seated meditation from the inside out to help students cultivate embodied presence, aliveness, mindfulness, joy, and equanimity. The training will emphasize guiding you deeper into your own unique teacher’s voice, empowering your own vision for what you want to bring your students, rather than imposing a method from the outside.

We’ll especially look at:

  • how to work with body and breath to address the energetic blocks and emotional wounds that inevitably reveal themselves as we   journey deeper into the meditative aspects of our practice
  • the dynamics of a healthy student-teacher relationship and the potential pitfalls of a teacher’s journey
  • what the current brain research tells us about the power of mindfulness practice
  • how to effectively bring the benefits of mindful yoga to a wide range of populations

This will not be a silent retreat but an interactive training (although part of each day will be held in silence). This will be a wonderful opportunity to share with and learn from each other in community, building on the common background of your MYMT training. Even if you are not interested in (or already have) your 500-hour certification, you are welcome to attend just to deepen your own practice and teaching.

Registration Deadline 9/21/15

Camping (own tent or van)
Dormitory (4-7 in a room)
Double with bath
Single with bath


Deposit of $350 saves your space.
Your payment will be confirmed through our Awakening As Women Paypal account.

Regular Registration

Fees include all 7 nights accommodations, three delicious vegetarian meals/day and all teaching fees for the program in a beautiful retreat center surrounded by the sanctuary of nature.

Deposit of $350 saves your space.

Regular registration closes 8/1/2015

Final balances due: 1/10/16

Cancellation Policy: Once the deposit or the balance has been paid, cancellations must be made in writing to MYMT 500RYT Program. If you cancel up to 60 days before the training, we charge a $200 cancellation fee per person. No refunds for cancellations within 60 days of the program. No refunds will be made for failure to attend or failure to complete the program. All refunds will be processed within two weeks after the end of the program.