Become accredited in Yin Yoga, certified by Yoga Alliance, in the most beautiful place on earth; Chamonix Mont-Blanc.
The Yoganica Yin Yoga training curriculum, designed by EYRT 500 HR Yin and Yoga philosophy instructor; Jess Dezaux, has been created to ensure a superior standard of intelligent teaching practice. You will be immersed in the vast knowledge of Yin and enjoy practical integration and philosophical insight that is easily adaptable to any to style of yoga practice with confidence, awareness and wisdom.
This certified 50 hr Yin Yoga Teacher Training Retreat offers an inspiring and in-depth training program designed to advance your yin yoga practice and certify your yoga teaching credentials with confidence, creativity, knowledge and care. Yin yoga continues to gain notoriety and momentum mainly for its physical, meditative and deeply restorative qualities which provides a powerful anecdote for stress relief. As well as having a unique and profound effect upon the body, yin yoga encourages mobility, flexibility and creates space within the body mind for self-enquiry, stillness, connection and healing.
This program is also designed to help you become the teacher you truly wish to be, and includes mentorship and self-development coaching to develop the teacher within you in discovering and expanding upon your unique path and potential.
As well as becoming an accredited yin yoga teacher, you will explore the incredible nature of the Chamonix valley on beautiful nature walks with our experienced guide, enjoy delicious gourmet vegetarian food and relax in our luxury Alpine chalet with it’s on-site spa.
“May we teach to inspire and inspire to teach “Jess Dezaux
What you will learn:
- You will discover the practice and methodology of Yin Yoga
- You will learn in depth applied philosophy in Yoga, Buddhism and Taoism
- You will learn how to professionally teach this deep and powerful style of yoga with confidence and inspiration
- You will gain a deep understanding of the Yin Yoga postures, and how to modify and vary them for different levels of practice and flexibility
- You will learn myofascial release techniques designed to enhance and deepen the mind body experience of Yin
- You will understand how to create and sequence unique Yin practices, develop intentional inspiring class plans and facilitate Yin workshops and experiences.
What you will get:
This Yin Yoga Teacher Training Retreat includes:
- 7 nights accommodation in a beautiful chalet
- Healthy and delicious meals. Breakfast, lunch and dinner (apart from one free evening to enjoy a meal at one of the fabulous local restaurants)
- A full week of classes (check the retreat schedule for detailed info)
- Guided mountain hikes / nature walks
- Transfers to and from Geneva airport
After the completion of the 50-hour Yin Yoga teacher training you will receive:
- An internationally recognized Yin Yoga teacher certification with Yoga Alliance International.
- The confidence to teach Yin Yoga to your students, effectively, efficiently with confidence and inspiration.
- Post training support and access to the Yoganica Community of inspired teachers and students.
Our beautiful chalet is nestled in the mountainside, high above the valley floor, with stunning views of Mont Blanc.
The chalet has 7 bedrooms, all designed and equipped to a very high standard. All of them have French doors leading out on to a South facing balcony overlooking the Chamonix valley and directly opposite the magnificent Mont Blanc mountain range. The bedrooms can be shared twins or doubles with a super king size bed and all have an en-suite bathroom, TV, DVD player and iPod docking station. Several have sun loungers just outside on the balcony.
The chalet has its own spa with a sauna, steam room, walk in shower and treatment room for the on-site massages. The terrace is the ideal place for yoga, complete with Jacuzzi, outdoor pool and breath-taking panoramic views of the French Alps. We also have a secluded indoor space for yoga and meditation, in case of rain.
The living area has large floor to ceiling windows to capture the valley scenery. A stone open fire place plays centrepiece to the sunken lounge and dining area, making it an inviting and sociable area to relax. There is also a cinema room and games room at the chalet to enjoy in your free time.
During your retreat, there will be an excellent full-time chef, chalet host and driver providing catering, cleaning, driving and 24hr assistance.
The quality of the food on our retreats is very important to us. You will enjoy healthy, nutritional meals carefully chosen by our chef to complement the retreat perfectly. The food will be absolutely delicious and mostly vegetarian or vegan but you can opt for fish or meat when booking your retreat. Please include your dietary requirements in the section provided at checkout. We use organic and local produce where possible.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Jess Dezaux (ERYT-500) has been teaching Yin and Advanced Vinyasa flow Yoga for ten years. Furthering her studies in yogic philosophy, Ayurveda and Buddhist studies, Jess has taken the essence of these complimentary teachings and developed a style of yin teaching designed to shift the practitioner to deepen their experience of yoga. Through her numerous workshops and facilitated immersions around the world, Jess has ascertained a diverse and extensive portfolio of yin knowledge and now dedicates much of her practice and trainings towards a yin style that facilitates transformation and deep healing.
“My intention is to serve and support each student, to help them develop and to share the wise and important teachings of Yin Yoga which, in my experience is a deeply profound, truly healing model of Yoga that is both accessible, inclusive and beneficial to everyone. I want my students to complete this training feeling energised, inspired and confident in themselves and in their journey” Jess Dezaux
The Yin Deep YTT program will be completed over seven immersive and inspiring days at the stunning Bluerise Retreat Chalet in the spring of Chamonix. During the program students will also experience the incredible spring awakening within the Alps and enjoy guided nature walks and mountain meditation practices.
The training starts at 5pm on day 1 and finishes at 5pm on the last day.
This course has been artfully created with purpose and intention to develop your capacity to teach Yin effectively with exceptional confidence, ease, tools strategies and wisdom to elevate your teaching to a superior standard.
Completion and Certification
For graduates of any 200-hour Yoga Alliance certified training, the credits of this course can be applied towards a 250-300 hour certification and is eligible for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) with Yoga Alliance.
• Yin philosophy and principles
• Yin anatomy and physiology
• 32 Yin postures sequencing and adjustments
• Buddhist theory and application
• Taoist theory and application
• Traditional Chinese medicine energetics
• Five element theory and application
• Meridian line theory and application
• Chakra and energetic anatomy theory and application
A complete training manual in English will be provided.
Experience guided walks through the stunning French Alps.
Our gentle half day hikes last 2 – 3 hours with plenty of rest time to take in the incredible views. No prior fitness level is required. Our qualified and experienced walking guide and nature expert, Susanna Walker, carefully chooses trails to suit the abilities of our clients. She makes sure no-one is left behind, while imparting knowledge on the local wildlife and beautiful fauna.
All hikes are optional.
WHAT TO BRING
Chamonix Mont Blanc is the most beautiful Alpine region in Europe and as with all mountain regions, the weather is unpredictable. It can be extremely hot on sunny days and occasionally very cold even in summer, so it’s always a good idea to check the weather report right before you travel.
We recommend bringing hiking boots or sensible outdoor footwear, sunglasses, sun cream, a bathing suit (for the hot tub / spa / pool), a backpack, a waterproof coat, a hat, warm layers and flip flops or slippers to wear on the deck. Don’t panic if you come unprepared or forget anything, there are plenty of shops in town.
Please bring a watch or timer (to be used in the ‘How to Teach’ classes).
We provide masks for our guests to use when they wish but please bring your own for the journey here.
The yoga classes will take place on the decking outside the chalet surrounded by the stunning Mont Blanc mountain range but we do have an indoor room to use on rainy days. We provide blankets as well as all yoga equipment (mats, blocks, bricks, straps, bolsters, eye pillows and blankets) but please bring extra layers in case of cold days.
We also provide towels and bathrobes at the chalet so no need to bring your own.
During the meet and greet we will go over the schedule and weather report for the week so we can adjust the schedule a bit if necessary (hiking on sunny or slightly overcast days).
HEALTH AND SAFETY
In light of recent events, our diligent staff have been retrained and now implement updated health and safety procedures in line with government guidelines. It is now obligatory for our staff to wear personal protective equipment (PPE). We will also provide masks for our guests to use and there are hand sanitising stations in place.
We now have a lower maximum number of clients (10) and if you opt for a shared (twin) room you will be in one of the two largest rooms, with daily thorough cleans of the bathroom and each guest having their own sink, products, towels and bathrobes. There will be a top to bottom disinfection of the property between retreats, extremely thorough cleans between use of sauna / steam room (only one person at a time and 30 – 40 minute slots), regular disinfecting of surfaces, no sharing of yoga equipment, general social distancing rules which we will go over with you on arrival and whenever possible we will practice yoga on our spacious deck in the fresh mountain air.
Please try to social distance as much as possible for 2 weeks BEFORE the retreat and check your temperature on the morning of travel. If you are feeling in any way unwell, stay at home. It may be possible to reschedule your retreat at no cost to you but please take out cancellation insurance to avoid any disappointment.
“I’m so thankful for Meeting Jess. She has been an amazing yoga teacher, but more than that, a real mentor to me in my yoga journey. She knows how to make you feel engaged and truly care of every student in the group in the class I attended. I felt she taught yoga will real meaning and passion and connect it with real life in a flawless approach. She helped me reconnect to myself and found the best of who I am. She had such a positive impact on me. I felt empowered, reconnected, peaceful, grounded and full of positive energy. I’m excited to attend each class with her because I know it will inspire me in my yoga journey to become a better me. ” – Emilie, France
“I found Jess’ teaching deeply inspiring and profound. The philosophical part of this training and the practices were what I preferred as well as the possibility to exchange and share so much knowledge with the other teachers and Jess of course! I would totally recommend this YTT for people interested to deeply connect with Yin Yoga and feel empowered to share it.” – Johanna, Germany
“The Jess Dezaux Yin Teacher Training explores each aspect of Yin with depth and accuracy: Yin history, poses theory and technical possibilities to adapt, traditional spiritual foundations of Yin, meticulous practices with different approaches incorporating breath work, innovative movements, and last but not least anatomy and physiology supporting Yin benefits with a scientific approach. As a professional researcher in Biology, I was very impressed by Jess’s commitment to sharing physiology and anatomy facts explaining Yin effects ranging from the macroscopic scale to the cellular levels with a deep scientific knowledge. Sharing well-sourced notions, her scientific reliability is a strong point in her Yin Teacher Training, always spicing up with smile and humour.” – Doriane, France
“Thank you for this wonderful Yin certified 50-hours training. This opportunity to have a great teacher during this special time. So much useful information, great feedback from Jess and that level of support she gives as an instructor is just inevitable. I can say that after this course I have no more excuse but to develop as a Yin yoga teacher. I recommend Jess as a teacher, tutor, instructor and just an extremely caring person. If you will have any opportunity to have a session with Jess, don’t hesitate to do it at least once. (I hope, I’m not Jess addict for now!)” – Lidia, Russia
“During this training, I understood better my emotions from the past. I can now evolve with peace toward the future. Your class was really clear, and it is great to apply some theory to our own life, it makes the concept more relevant. I took loads of notes.” – Amelie, France
“This training was enlightening, soothing and so much fun!” – Yustinya, Russia