This 200hr 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
This training will include a comprehensive practice in Vinyasa Flow, Restorative Yoga, Pranayama, Yoga Nidra and Ayurveda. There will be special attention to the alignment in asana, understanding asana practice for managing health, sequencing for classes, and posture adjustments. We will explore yogic philosophy by discussing the teachings of Pantanjali’s Yoga Sutras and the Bhagavad Gita.
Two of the weekend modules will focus on Ayurvedic philosophy and how to apply the science into your own practice and classroom. Our priority in this training that is Yoga Alliance compliant for a 200hr certification and create a platform for continued personal growth.
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.
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. 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
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