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*Free! Yin Yoga~holiday self-care
December 15, 2018
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
**Free holiday self-care series** Join Jason for a soothing session of yin-yoga.  This class will offers slow, gentle stretching and stillness.  …
Teacher Training 200 hr 6 mo
October 14, 2018 to March 31, 2019
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
*Free! Revolutionize Beyond Resolution 12/29/2018
December 29, 2018
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Yoga offers practical tools to create well-being in every area of your life. Go beyond resolution.  Revolutionize your life with yoga
*Free! Day 1: Beyond the Resolution 1/1/2019
January 1, 2019
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
What do you long for? Join Anne and Shannon as we set the template for the year of revolution beyond resolution
The Nectar of the Heart-a New Year Retreat
January 18, 2019
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
The Nectar of the Heart-a New Year Retreat RENEW. RECONNECT.RETREAT. Friday, January 18, 2019 - Sunday, January 20, 2019 Guides: Shannon Ball, Anne  …
Using Props in Yoga:Beyond the basics
February 1, 2019
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
February 1-2  Cost: $135, 300 YA credit, All Students Welcome In this workshop, students will review the fundamentals of using props in yoga and …
Teacher Training 200 hr Year Long
February 28, 2019 to February 6, 2020
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Whether you feel called to share yoga as a teacher or simply to embark on a journey of self-discovery and transformation, Five Points Yoga Institute& …
Teacher Training 200 hr Year Long
March 1, 2019 to February 7, 2020
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Whether you feel called to share yoga as a teacher or simply to embark on a journey of self-discovery and transformation, Five Points Yoga Institute& …
Teacher Training 200 hr Year Long
March 2, 2019 to February 8, 2020
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Whether you feel called to share yoga as a teacher or simply to embark on a journey of self-discovery and transformation, Five Points Yoga Institute& …
Exploring the Yamas:finding balance in our inner world
March 8, 2019
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
3/8-9 300 YA Credit All Students Welcome $135 As the first limb of yoga, we will explore how the 5 principles (Yamas) offer us a ground to nourish  …
Seasonal Ayurvedic Training:Spring
March 23, 2019
8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Cost: $135 300 YA Credit All Students Welcome In this 4 part workshop series, familiarize yourself with the fundamentals of Ayurveda. Ayurveda is the …
Seasonal Ayurvedic Training:Spring
March 24, 2019
8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Cost: $135 300 YA Credit All Students Welcome In this 4 part workshop series, familiarize yourself with the fundamentals of Ayurveda. Ayurveda is the …
Path of the Yogi
April 12, 2019
5:45 pm - 8:45 pm
Gota Cebrero April 12-14, 2019, 300 YA Credit, All Students Welcome , Cost: $225 Carve the Yogic path in your heart through consistent practices.  …
Pranayama:  Breathing Life into Yoga
April 26, 2019
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
April 26-27, 300 YA credit, All Levels Welcome, $135 Description: Incorporating regular pranayama as a compliment to asana practice dramatically  …
Foundations of Mindfulness: a core principle of yoga
May 10, 2019
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: $135 300 YA Credit All Students Welcome Through lecture, experiential practices in attention, intention, and attitude, students will gain an  …
Foundations of Mindfulness: a core principle of yoga
May 11, 2019
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost: $135 300 YA Credit All Students Welcome Through lecture, experiential practices in attention, intention, and attitude, students will gain an  …
Intro to Hands-on Adjustments
May 31, 2019
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$135 A workshop to introduce safe & effective hands-on assists while teaching yoga. Through discussion, visual demonstrations by Sarah Katie, and …
Intro to Hands-on Adjustments
June 1, 2019
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$135 A workshop to introduce safe & effective hands-on assists while teaching yoga. Through discussion, visual demonstrations by Sarah Katie, and …
Seasonal Ayurvedic Training:summer
June 22, 2019
8:15 am - 12:30 pm
Seasonal Ayurvedic Training:summer
June 23, 2019
8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Tales of the Ganges-the origins of yoga
June 28, 2019
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost : $225 300 YA Credit  In this workshop we will travel to the banks of the mother GANGES to learn the origins of yoga. Through restorative  …
Tales of the Ganges-the origins of yoga
June 29, 2019
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Cost : $225 300 YA Credit  In this workshop we will travel to the banks of the mother GANGES to learn the origins of yoga. Through restorative  …
Tales of the Ganges-the origins of yoga
June 30, 2019
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Cost : $225 300 YA Credit  In this workshop we will travel to the banks of the mother GANGES to learn the origins of yoga. Through restorative  …
Backbending from the Pelvis
July 13, 2019
8:00 am - 12:30 pm
7/13-14 300 YA All Levels Welcome $135 This exploratory class will take our backbends back to the drawing board. In conjunction with interactive  …
Loving Presence
July 26, 2019
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Cost: $225 300 YA Credit All Students Welcome Loving Presence & The Healing Relationship: an Introduction to the Hakomi Method Hakomi integrates  …
Loving Presence
July 27, 2019
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Cost: $225 300 YA Credit All Students Welcome Loving Presence & The Healing Relationship: an Introduction to the Hakomi Method Hakomi integrates  …
The Core of our Limbs: Shoulders & Hips
August 10, 2019
8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Cost: $135 300 YA Credit All Levels Welcome These are two areas of the body that receive a lot of focus from yoga asana, but are often not completely …
The Core of our Limbs: Shoulders & Hips
August 11, 2019
8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Cost: $135 300 YA Credit All Levels Welcome These are two areas of the body that receive a lot of focus from yoga asana, but are often not completely …
Creative Sequencing
August 23, 2019
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Creative Sequencing
August 24, 2019
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Yoga of the Heart
September 7, 2019
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost: $75 300 YA Credit All Studensts Welcome Kirtan is a sacred practice from Bhakti yoga in which you chant the divine names of God to create a  …
Seasonal Ayurvedic Training:Autumn
September 21, 2019
8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Cost: $135 300 YA Credit All Students Welcome In this 4 part workshop series, familiarize yourself with the fundamentals of Ayurveda. Ayurveda is the …
Seasonal Ayurvedic Training:Autumn
September 22, 2019
8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Cost: $135 300 YA Credit All Students Welcome In this 4 part workshop series, familiarize yourself with the fundamentals of Ayurveda. Ayurveda is the …
Yoga, Trauma, & the Ways we Heal
October 11, 2019
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: $145 300 YA Credit 9 CEUs for mental health (LPC, LCSW, LMFT) Come explore how the body remembers all we encounter. Our bodies hold the key to  …
Yoga, Trauma, & the Ways we Heal
October 12, 2019
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Cost: $145 300 YA Credit 9 CEUs for mental health (LPC, LCSW, LMFT) Come explore how the body remembers all we encounter. Our bodies hold the key to  …
Pranayama, Kriyas,  & the Subtle Body
October 18, 2019
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
October 18-20 300 YA Credit All Students Welcome $225 In this workshop we will tap into the ancient tradition of how to cultivate the life force and  …
Dyhana, the 7th limb of yoga
November 1, 2019
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
11/1-11/2 300 YA, All Levels Welcom $135 During this weekend, students will gain an understanding of the various forms of meditation and it’s  …
Bhakti Yoga-Create an Altar of Devotion in Your Heart
November 15, 2019
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
11/15-16 300  YA, All Levels Welcome $67 Each one of us has a different temperament. Therefore, we all have different ways that we connect with  …
Seasonal Ayurvedic Training:Winter
December 14, 2019
8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Cost: $135 300 YA Credit All Students Welcome In this 4 part workshop series, familiarize yourself with the fundamentals of Ayurveda. Ayurveda is the …
Seasonal Ayurvedic Training:Winter
December 15, 2019
8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Cost: $135 300 YA Credit All Students Welcome In this 4 part workshop series, familiarize yourself with the fundamentals of Ayurveda. Ayurveda is the …
Refining the Power of Quiet: a yin yoga teacher training
February 1, 2020
8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Cost: $135 300 YA Credit All Levels This workshop will be a basic introduction to yin yoga and the teaching of yin yoga postures, sequences, and  …
Refining the Power of Quiet: a yin yoga teacher training
February 2, 2020
8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Cost: $135 300 YA Credit All Levels This workshop will be a basic introduction to yin yoga and the teaching of yin yoga postures, sequences, and  …
Teaching Kid's Yoga-a guide for instruction
February 21, 2020
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: $180 300 YA Credit Through discussion, hands-on learning, and play Rachel will guide participants in a workshop that will help you become more  …
Teaching Kid's Yoga-a guide for instruction
February 22, 2020
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost: $180 300 YA Credit Through discussion, hands-on learning, and play Rachel will guide participants in a workshop that will help you become more  …
Teaching Kid's Yoga-a guide for instruction
February 23, 2020
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Cost: $180 300 YA Credit Through discussion, hands-on learning, and play Rachel will guide participants in a workshop that will help you become more  …
Making Yoga Accessible
March 6, 2020
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: $135 300 YA Credit All Students Welcome “If you have a mind and a body, you can do Yoga.” -Jivana Heyman (director of Accessible  …
Making Yoga Accessible
March 7, 2020
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Cost: $135 300 YA Credit All Students Welcome “If you have a mind and a body, you can do Yoga.” -Jivana Heyman (director of Accessible  …
Ethics with Heart
March 20, 2020
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Cost: $100 300 YA Credit All Students Welcome   The wise, heartfelt use of power is based on the ability to sustain relationship and connection  …
The Language of Touch
March 21, 2020
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Cost: $150 300 YA Credit Ethics with Heart is a pre-requisite for this workshop The Language of Touch— Practicum of Assists and Touch in Yoga  …
The Language of Touch
March 22, 2020
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost: $150 300 YA Credit Ethics with Heart is a pre-requisite for this workshop The Language of Touch— Practicum of Assists and Touch in Yoga  …
Universal Language: the art of words in yoga
April 4, 2020
8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Cost: $135 300 YA Credit How to teach asana with spirituality and humour in a language both relatable to the student and true to the teacher’s  …
Universal Language: the art of words in yoga
April 5, 2020
8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Cost: $135 300 YA Credit How to teach asana with spirituality and humour in a language both relatable to the student and true to the teacher’s  …
The Business of Yoga
April 24, 2020
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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April 25, 2020
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
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April 26, 2020
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Refining the Power of Quiet: a yin yoga teacher training

Refining the Power of Quiet: a yin yoga teacher training
Jason Wurnig
Five Points Yoga
February 2, 2020
8:00 am - 12:30 pm

Cost: $135

300 YA Credit

All Levels

This workshop will be a basic introduction to yin yoga and the teaching of yin yoga postures, sequences, and classes. The objective is for students to develop a more refined idea of what a truly ‘yin’ attitude is during a yin yoga practice. Participants will learn some of the traditional ideas of a Daoist and Traditional Chinese Medicine perspective. Students will gain a more fundamental and general understanding of the physical effects on connective tissue from relaxed, long-held traction.

Workshop Focus:

1. Traditional Chinese Medicine Meridians. How and which Meridian lines are affected by yin postures.

2. Modern physiological and anatomical concepts of a yin practice.

3. Cues, sequencing and prop usage.

4. Descriptions and properties of classical yin postures.

5. Definition, context and modern history of the phrase ‘yin yoga’

6. Leave the weekend with more confidence instructing basic yin classes

7. Become equipped with a broader array of asana sequencing

Jason Wurnig starting practicing yin yoga in 2009 with Bill Cottrell. He has been teaching yoga in the Athens and Watkinsville area for several years, and his yin background includes practice with Sarah Powers and a yin specific teacher-training with Bernie Clark and Diana Batts. Although his interests in yoga are eclectic, he has a deep appreciation for yin yoga and its benefits for the connective tissue. Jason started his yoga practice as a way to relieve mental stress, but also found it to be a valuable compliment to running and rock climbing. In a former life, he worked in the field of astronomy and astrophysics, and having lived and traveled to places with population densities similar to New Mexico and Tibet, his practice is inspired by the wind, the moon, the sun, and the stars. He joyfully agrees with an assertion that when you gaze upon a mountain range, ancient trees, or the Milky Way on a crystal clear night, know that you are just as vast. 

I completed my 200-hour training with Bill Cottrell at Yogaful Day Shala here in Athens in 2013 and have been teaching yoga (mostly yin) since then.

I teach weekly yin classes at Let It Be Yoga in Watkinsville, GA and at Rubber Soul in Athens, GA. I have also taught Hatha and Vinyasa classes at Keep It Simple Yoga and Yogaful Day Studio and Atman Shakti Yoga (the last two listed studios don’t exist anymore). I also occasionally teach yin yoga for runners at the Athens Running Store in Athens, GA and ‘pop-up’ yin yoga classes at Latitude Yoga in Monroe, GA. I have also led a handful of yin yoga mini-workshops (2.5 hours long) at Let It Be Yoga). Some of my regular practices over the years have been Hatha with Myrna Composto, Vinyasa Flow with Cathy Jackson and Alignment-based Hatha with Meg Brownstone. The intensive I attended with Bernie Clark and Diana Batts was a 60 hour teacher-training in British Columbia, Canada in 2015. Prior to that, I attended a weekend workshop with Sara Powers in Chapel Hill, NC in 2014. I’ve also attended workshops by Tias Little and Noah Maze. I'm registered as an ERYT-200 with Yoga Alliance and also as a Continuing Education Provider (YACEP).

February 2, 2020