This 200 hour Yoga Alliance Certification will provide you with a comprehensive study of the yogic arts. Led by Kristi Murrin, 500 ERYT and other guest teachers from the Crested Butte Community Yoga Coop. Click here to see Teacher Bios
Our modules are designed to offer a retreat experience for anyone interested in the study and practice of Yoga and Meditation. The 4 modules together are designed to incorporate a complete 200hr Yoga Teacher Training Certification with Yoga Alliance Registration School. Students must participate in all 4 modules to receive a certification.
Every module will contain studies and practices to help support the process of growing awareness in physical, mental, and emotional states of well-being. Content of retreats will include comprehensive studies in Vinyasa Flow, Restorative Yoga, Pranayama, Meditation, Yoga Nidra and Ayurveda.
Vinyasa / Hatha Flow
Yoga History & Philosophy
Yoga Anatomy & Physiology
Alignment & Adjustment Skills
Kirtan Mantra & Hindu Deities
Yoga Sutras & Bhagavad Gita
Yoga Ethics and Business
There will be a yoga practice everyday consisting of Pranayama and Yoga. Thursday - Sunday Mornings will have 1hr of Pranayama and a 1hr 15min Yoga Class.
Fresh plant based protein based meals are included to make the experience stress free and nutritional.
1:00pm-4:30pm Class Room
5:00pm-6:30pm Yoga Practice
7:30pm-9:30pm Class Room
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays:
7:00am-9:30am Yoga Practice
10:30am-1:30pm Class Room
3:00pm-6:30pm Class Room
7:00am-9:30am Yoga Practice
10:30am-1:30pm Class Room
2:30pm-4:30pm Class Room
Kristi Murrin 500 E-RYT, lead instructor has studied yoga for over 20 years and has 10 years of studying, training and teaching yoga. She is also trained in Homeopathy and Ayurveda and has an ongoing Wellness Clinic in Crested Butte. Along with guest teachers from the Crested Butte Community Yoga Coop, this program is designed to encourage a personal practice and a thorough study of the yogic arts that can be offered back to our local community.
Please take some time to fill out this form. The ancient teachings of yoga not only challenge the physical body but mental & emotional transformation is inevitable. Our teachers all have a profound backgrounds in the practice of Yoga & Meditation and are mindful of the shifts and changes that may occur during your time with us. It is important to be honest with your responses to our questions so that we can start to get to know you from the very beginning. Please respect the responsibility as a student of this process and we ask that you acknowledge the obligation of self awareness with your personal growth and how you contribute to the group as a whole. By turning in this form and accepting acceptance to the CBCYC Yoga Teacher Training, you have agreed to fulfill all requirements of this training. It must be understood that tuition is payed in full before the beginning of the training as listed in the three payment options and that full payment of tuition does not guarantee certification with CB Community Yoga Coop Teacher Training.
Along with your application, you will need to provide one letter of recommendation from a yoga teacher you have attended classes with for a extended period of time. Please ask them to write a statement on behalf of your yoga practice, your level of appreciation and strengths that would benefit your learning and participation in a Teacher Training program. Please have them describe their background in teaching yoga, if they are teaching presently and what styles of practice do they teach. They can email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
4 Module Course Content
4 Module Course Content
August 14th - 18th
This retreat will incorporate studies in meditation, yoga and practices to encourage a deeper understanding of how to bring these techniques into the classroom and daily life.
We will start every morning with a 2 hour practice. Each practice will share different aspects of sequencing and will be discussed during sequencing workshops.
Topics of study include:
· The history and growth of Yoga from ancient times to the modern day.
· How to use Sanskrit language when teaching yoga; what is the relevance of using the traditional names as opposed to the English translations.
· The 5 categories of Asana: Forward Standing Poses, Side Standing Poses, Forward Bends, Back Bends, Twists & Inversions.
· We will go over the 5 energetic Vayus of the body. The objective is to help students understand subtle alignment in each asana pose. This will help encourage the student to identify alignment issues in practice.
· The yoga sutras of Patanjali and how they represent Yoga as a wholesome practice. Class time will be spent exploring the wisdom of the 8 limbs and how these are practical to daily life.
· Students will learn the practices of 7 Pranayamas and the benefits of Pranayama in the body's physiology. These practices are from the teachings of Dr. Vasant Lad, founder of The Ayurvedic Institute, graciously offers to the Western World.
· Special emphasis will be placed on the limitations between different body types in poses. Understanding this will help students become aware of injury prevention during practice.
. An introduction to Yoga Nidra will be covered during this module. Yoga Nidra is a type of practice teachers can use at the end of their class to help encourage true resting potential in the body. It is a great way to enhance the Savasana experience at the end of class.
September 11th - 15th
This retreat focus on foundations of yoga poses, how to cue poses and how to create a healthy well rounded practice.
For teachers who already have their 200hr certification, this module is designed to help teachers strengthen their skills in sequencing and practicing teaching others.
We will also cover an introduction to the Bhagavad Gita and Yoga Nidra.
Topics of study include:
· Families of Asana
· What are the different families of Asana and how can this knowledge be beneficial to creating your own sequences. Students will work with each other and present a family of poses in a sequence. Poses that work together when moving from one to the other. We will also discuss how each pose can have several different variations that build onto one another to a final peak pose.
· Asana Clinic
· Students will break down key poses and identify the proper alignment of each pose.
· The art of sequencing. Wave Sequencing.
Students will begin to develop a sequence consisting of 3 Asanas. Scripting a way to move from one pose to the next using the understanding of the 5 types of asana; where the hips align and creating a beginning middle and end of a movement: Left and Right sides.
· Adjustments, Assists & Props
Students will work on different techniques of offering support during a movement yoga class. Small sequences will be shown where the teacher can move from one assist to the next as the student moves from one pose to the next. We will focus on how to come into someone else's space and how to properly offer adjustments with or without touching. Students will work on how to use props effectively and prevent injury.
· The philosophy of Kirtan & how it relates to yoga. Students will experience the practice of singing mantra and utilizing sound bowls as a tool to help relieve tension and clear the mind. Emphasis will be placed on personal expression and the sound of our voice as we teach.
· Introduction to the Bhagavad Gita, Ch.1&2 & Meditation
· "The war within and Self Realization." Students will begin to study the first two chapters of the Bhagavad Gita. The objective is to introduce students to one of the most important stories in Hindu mythology. The story represents the human being's potential and how to attain purpose.
October 16th - 20th
We will continue studying topics in Meditation, philosophy, anatomy and asana practice with an emphasis in the Ayurvedic Science.
As an individual retreat, this module is designed to introduce Ayurveda and how to incorporate the science into our daily lives, our yoga practice and our eating habits.
Topics of study include:
· The Science of Life: An Ayurvedic Perspective. This helps students begin to understand the concept of Ayurvedic Dosha Types. Students will begin to identify the 20 different qualities or “gunas” in the physical body, personalities, foods, time of the day, time of the season etc.
· There will be emphasis on how to incorporate Ayurveda into a daily routine called the Dinacharya.
· A brief look at the way Ayurveda recognizes imbalance in each dosha and how we can identify imbalance early in order to maintain a healthy well-being.
· Students will begin to explore the energetic qualities of foods and spices with the gunas in mind. Individual constitutions will be discussed on how to find balance in our daily lives.
· Chakras and Energetic Anatomy
· Learning Asanas that are specific for maintaining good health and flow of chi and Prana.
· How to Use the 5 energetic Vayus to understand the true nature of a pose and how the pose can target different organ systems.
· Students will continue to study the way energy moves through the body and how to maintain balance between the 5 vayus. What poses are best for Ayurvedic Doshic imbalance.
· Using the Vayus in practice.
· Chandra & Surya Namaskar
· Students will learn the Chandra Namaskar and the Mantra to each 16 aspects of the Moon and 12 Aspects of the Sun.
· Yogic Philosophy & Meditation- we will continue studying the story of the Bhagavad Gita Ch. 6-7
· Students will study the principle of selfless action and the importance of practicing meditation. Students will work on journaling and spending time in meditation.
· Restorative Yoga
· How to set up the space for restoration and relaxation.
Students will spend time working on different restorative poses and how they benefit the joints, muscles and balance within the body. We will cover the contraindications of the poses and how to prevent injury.
· An introduction to the energetic body and Ayurvedic Marma Points.
This is an introduction the Subtle body and Energetic Anatomy. Students will learn the basic Marma points to offer during Savasana.
November 6th - 10th
This module will be focused on the practice teaching in a yoga in our local communities. This is the final module of a 4 part teacher training and students will practice teaching a full class and receive constructive feedback from their peers.
As an individual retreat, this module is designed to encourage confidence in in the classroom and connecting to a personal purpose of what we want to offer our local community.
This is an excellent retreat for yoga teachers to deepen their personal practice and dial in their teaching techniques.
Topics of study include:
· Working on the first full class sequence
· Students will start to work on a full class sequence. We will work on how to write out a sequence on paper so others can follow. Emphasis in this class is to help students pick a peak pose and create sequencing that can properly prepare the body for the pose.
· The Asana Map
Students will work on creating an asana map from the 4 styles of yoga taught during teacher training. Attention to alignment will be the main focus.
· Cueing and Assisting
· Students will continue working through short sequences offering assists and practicing cuing with each other.
· Ashtanga Yoga and the personal practice
· This discussion begins with the basic background of Ashtanga and how the sequencing is designed to help student’s build up to harder poses. The class focus will be on creating a home practice with simple sequences, the challenges of maintaining a personal practice and ways to organize our day with yoga in mind.
· Bhagavad Gita
Attainment: This is the final series of discussions on Hindu Philosophies. These chapters in the BG discuss the attainment of a consistent practice. The discussion will be based on what does it take to integrate a consistent practice into the every day life.
· Ethics of a Teacher & the Business Aspect Students will discuss the many aspects of Yoga business in the modern western world locally and globally. We will discuss the importance of maintaining proper ethics within the classroom and how to establish a good relationship between student and teacher. There will be further discussion on the proper ways of offering adjustments and assists. Making sure students understand the boundaries between student and teacher.
· Yoga Anatomy
· Exploring further the bodies anatomy and physiology and the effects yoga practices have on it; breaking down the anatomy of shoulders and knees, as well as talking about the physiology of our organs to give us a deeper understanding on how yoga can heal ailments.
· Sequencing Workshop & Full Class Prep
· Student Practice and Sequencing Workshop.
Students will finalize the details of their full class and prepare for the student led practices.
· The Art of Teaching
· What does it take to become an effective teacher?
· Students will take the time to go over teaching tips, questions of style and the responsibility of teaching.
· What does Yoga mean to you?
· Students will spend time looking into their personal philosophy of yoga and what parts of the training have resonated with their personal life. Presentations can include excerpts from books used in the training, poems, movement expression, and mythical stories of the asanas as examples. This is to help each individual student share with their TT tribe their experience and what yoga means to them personally.
· Alignment Principles in Vinyasa Flow
· How to acquire alignment when the body is moving from one pose to the next.
Using the full class sequence we worked on earlier, students will practice the moves in small groups and become aware of the alignment principles within each asana and how the body shifts from one pose to the next.
· How to prepare the class and create space.
Students will explore the different ways to set up a classroom and make their students feel welcome and comfortable.
We consider your payment as a personal investment and are committed to create a retreat and training environment that is purposeful and professional. Understand we must have straight forward cancellation policies in place so that we can run these events without a lot of last minute stresses.
If you are planning on using your credit card, you will be charged 3% in addition to the training cost. This is the charge fee for using a credit card with paypal. If you would like to send a check for the full amount not including the extra 3%, please send your check to:
Po Box 2631
Crested Butte, Co 81224
There are only 8 spaces available for this Teacher Training. Once you have made your deposit and completed your application form you will be on the list.
A $250 deposit is required if you would like to reserve your spot in this program before July 1st, 2019. The option is the last on the drop down menu below.
There is a $100 cancellation fee if you have decided to cancel your acceptance after July 1st, 2019. The remaining balance will be refunded back to you.
There is a $250 cancellation fee if you have decided to cancel your acceptance to any module 1 week before starting date of the individual module.
Lead Trainer, Kristi Murrin grew up in West Virginia and moved to Colorado in 1990. She began her studies with healing arts when she first went to an acupuncturist in Crested Butte for chronic back pain. She was recommended to an Iyengar yoga class and after the first week of classes she knew yoga would always be an important part of her life.
Her interest for the healing arts grew and in 1993 she moved to Boulder, Co to begin her studies in Homeopathy at the International School of Homeopathy. There she spent four years completing a certification program for Homeopathic Consultation. At the same time she continued her education at the University of Colorado and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology.
Her passion for adventure and travel led her to a job teaching at a traveling high school for teenagers who are advanced whitewater kayakers. For six years she travelled around the world teaching math, science and occasionally yoga to the World Class Kayak Academy Students. She has kayaked in Africa, China, Chile, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru and all over the US.
In 2010 she decided to travel to Indonesia and complete her first of many certifications to teach yoga. Since then, she now has over 500hrs of training with Shiva Rea, the creator and founder of Prana Flow©, a vinyasa style of yoga that integrates natural body movement with the alignment of breath and asana.
Her most recent studies have been focused on the ancient teachings of Ayurveda, and has completed her 500hr certification as a AyuryogaÒ Wellness Consultant with Maria Garre and Dr. Vasant Lad at the Ayurvedic institute in Albuquerque New Mexico. Ayurveda teaches the art of living in harmony with the five elements in nature. She is also trained in Ayurvedic Marma Point Therapy and Pulse diagnosis.
In the last two years, Kristi has been invited to teach weekend seminars for Yoga Teacher Trainings on Ayurveda, Yoga Nidra, Restorative Yin Yoga and Vinyasa Flow. She has a love of teaching and travelling; two activities she is finally meshing together to create magical trips focused on creating an environment for any adventure enthusiast who enjoys exploring the natural environment and a deeper connection to their personal self healing, growth and awareness.
Kristi is a full time resident of Crested Butte Colorado and has a Homeopathy, Ayurveda and Yoga practice available for private consultations. Her contact number is (970)596-7337 to schedule an appointment. Or visit her web page at www.kristimurrin.com
I moved to Crested Butte in 1999 having no idea I would return for so many winters and now finally summers too! The first love of my life was dance. Growing-up I study tap, jazz, ballet, and modern dance. In high school I performed in the theater, with a traveling dance company and was on the high school varsity competing dance line. While at University, I managed to fit in African and Ballroom dance classes and auditioned dance performances. Dance was always a foundation for joy and deep connection in my life. After college I gratefully fell into yoga. I have since, explored deep connection and presence through yoga, meditation, NIA, and yoga trace dance. I have been a yoga and mediation practitioner since 1994. I earned both my 200hr yoga teacher certification (in 2009) and my 500hr advance teacher certification (in 2014) from the Sivananda Ashram. I have returned every year to the Sivananda Ashram to study the philosophy and practical application of Raja Yoga (Ashtanga 8-limbs of yoga) and Bhakti Yoga. These studies have included an in-depth look at the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. I am well established in Zen Meditation and have spent 4-5 months per year for the last four years living and practicing full time at the Crestone Mountain Zen Center.
The art of sequencing, Yoga business and ethics.
Yoga is the journey to self-discovery; it is an endless process of finding out who we are and then allowing our gifts to shine through. I am an avid skier, rock climber and mountain biker and the foundation of my training is yoga. Not only does it give me a faster recovery time but also better balance, agility and focus to accomplish the task at hand. Yoga is a tool that is complimentary to anyone at any stage in life. Being present and understanding ourselves is what keeps us evolving, moving and becoming who we truly want to be; so come flow with me. More information at www.katiedark.com
The Art of Kirtan and Yoga Philosopy
Yoga has been a part of my life for over 15 years. Around the time I began my studies in massage therapy and holistic health, I came to the understanding that my entire yoga practice could be as simple as aligning my spine and taking a few deep breaths. I slowly began to dive deeper into my yogic path. The first time I did kirtan, the practice of chanting sacred, ancient mantras with music, I entered a profound state of tranquillity. With the newfound realization that my practice could be singing ancient mantras of love, gratitude and joy, I was inspired to take my studies to a higher level. I immersed myself in the teachings brought to the west by Ram Dass and several other amazing yogis and today I am honored and humbled to be able to share these ancient teachings.
Yoga is many things to many people but often defined as the union of the self with the One Divine Universal Consciousness. From the teachings of Yoga come many practices designed to bring the practitioner into the present moment, into a place of infinite love and abundance, where life exists.
My intention is to provide soulful, heart-focused, breath-centered transmissions of these sacred teachings through traditional Yogic practices including pranayama (breath), asana (posture), dhyana (meditation) and mantra, as well as drawing from practices of other ancient cultures, to help practitioners clear their minds, connect with their hearts and realize that we are all cells in the same body...we are all One Love.
Thank you to all of my teachers, especially Ram Dass, Krishna Das, Govin Das, Saul David Raye, Monica Mesa and Kristi Murrin.
Restorative Yoga Techniques
Terri has been teaching yoga since 2009. She acquired her 200 teaching certification at Shoshoni Yoga School and Meditation Center in Rollinsville Colorado.
Although she enjoys studying a variety of styles, Terri's practice is firmly rooted in the Shambhava tradition. Encompassing meditation, asana ( yoga posture) ,seva (selfless service) as well as conscious living through these diverse practices.
Terri's teaching style is a strong foundation in the breath, body awareness and alignment then moves deeper, allowing the student to explore their own personal experience of yoga through inner focus and surrender.
She believes the ultimate purpose of asana and restorative yoga is to cultivate a meditative state, to guide the student inside where their potential awaits.
" I bring a clear and compassionate instruction, an authentic practice, and a love for yoga and health to my teaching".
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Light On Yoga by BKS Iyengar
Yoga Nidra by Swami Satyananda
Bhagavad Gita As It is by Prabhuda
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Swami Satchidananda
Prakriti by Svaboda
Ayurveda: The Science of Self Healing. by Dr. Lad
The Journey Home and the Journey Within by Radhanath Swami
Chants of a Lifetime by Krishna Das
The Language of Yoga by Bachman
Yoga Anatomy by Kaminoff
Mantra, Yoga and Primal Sound by David Frawley
Be Here Now by Ram Das
The Heart of Yoga: Devleoping a Personal Practice by TKVDesikachar