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A 20hr Yoga Alliance ADVANCED

LEVEL II Yin Yoga Teacher Training

with Yang & Dharma Aspects

Sedona Hot Yoga, Sedona Arizona

September 24 - September 27, 2020

cultivate the bodymind complex | explore unique anatomy | harness the chi body | distribute its resources

This weekend immersion will focus on the cultivation of an enriched Pranic field and an in-depth investigation of Buddhist Philosophical Principles- which we mingle with psychological self-inquiry and awareness practices in Yin & Yang Yoga Asanas. This course offers anatomy, Yin & Yang Posture Clinics, Neuro-physiology of the Autonomic Nervous System, the path of awakening to the Dharma, and Meditation methodology.

Radiating with ritual, this integrated wisdom practice is a tool to rise to your intrinsic baseline of tranquility, recall your innate ability for spaciousness, and remind your system of its unique anatomical, structural, and emotional wholeness.

Our focus together for this time will be on the contemplative side of yoga, the internal methods of cultivating the bodymind complex, harnessing the chi body, distributing its resources. The Buddha used one word in his sermons more than any other- Bhavana. Meaning, to cultivate. The trainings we offer are a nod towards human's agency to direct our attention to areas in which we’d like to manifest. As neuroplastic beings, where to attend to, is where our force field grows and thickens. Through consistent discipline practice mingled with the soft expanse of heart methods such as Tonglen, Compassion practices, authentic relating in partner practices and diads, we encourage deep roots. These roots become the foundation of our daily practice so that we aren’t plucked from our fertile soil when the winds of turbulence meet our brief display of vital life in this body. Our yin trainings and retreats are a commitment to the inner dimensions of experience, a willingness to open up inside & wonder.

Topics Covered

Yin Yoga: Principles, Anatomy & Physiology, Asana, Breath & Lines of Energy, Traditional Chinese Medicine Meridians & Organ health, Mapping the Subtle Body,Yoga for Trauma Healing & PTSD.

Yang Yoga: Yang Tissues- Meeting the Muscle Belly (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation & Reciprocal Inhibition), Surya Namaskar: Rhythm Repetition & Ritual, Foundations: Breath & Bandha, Biomechanics in Surya Namaskar,

Asana Analysis & Adjustments, Pranayama

Mind: Methods of Mindfulness, Shamata & Vipassana style Meditation in Asana, Buddhist Principles, Philosophy, & Psychology




Daily Practice as Ritual:

Dharma talks, Yang and Yin practices, inquiry exercises and mindfulness methods will be employed daily


Learn more about our curriculum content: curriculum, teaching methodology, our inspiration

Meet the Facilitators:

Kali & Kylie created Durga Excursions, a conscious collaborative offering worldwide Teacher Trainings & Retreats dedicated to the living discipline of Yin Yoga. Interweaving the wisdom discipline of Yin Yoga and Buddhism with a commitment to Seva, Selfless Service.

Read more about the Yin & Yang facilitators here


Kali Basman, international yoga teacher, is passionate about using yoga as a tool for self-inquiry, strength and healing. Specializing in Yin and Restorative textured practices to honor the lunar, often neglected side of yoga, Kali shares her teachings around the globe from Envision Festival in Costa Rica to retreats in Colorado and California  Kali pays reverent homage to her lineage of teachers, Sarah Powers, Paul Grilley and Judith Lasater.


Kylie Roswell is an energetic Vinyasa & Iyengar teacher spreading joy through yoga. Teaching from her heart-center, she connects the origins of love and spontaneous flow to refined dedication to a structured practice. Kylie is known to weave intentional Mantra music with her well-traveled ukulele, who has guest starred in yoga classes in India, Bali, and beyond. 


162A Coffee Pot Drive

- Non-residential, Accommodation not included


COST: $550

Sign up with Yin & Soundhealing Teacher Training weekend Immersion 10/2-10/4

at Sedona Hot Yoga the following weekend for a package deal


$550 - Pranic Pathways Total

$550 - Yin & Sound Total

$900- Package deal for both weekends

Earlybird Discount Code (EARLYBIRD10): $50 off until July 20th

only one discount applicable

Durga Excursions offers one SEVA - SERVICE YOGI scholarship per training (does not include room & board) Apply here for SEVA SCHOLARSHIP.

QUESTIONS? E-mail Kali & Kylie at

Schedule Outline

schedule subject to refinements

Thursday, September 24: Softening to the Sense Body [earth]

7-9pm Evening Program

- Inner Methods in Mindful Process: Sangha, The Sense Body & Internal Family Systems (IFS)


-Yin: Glimpse Practice & Earth Chi Pumps 

Friday, September 25: Excavating Our Awakening [water]

1-3pm Mind Module: Dedication to Practice, Roles of Self & Parts Detection, Hara Breath

3-5:30 Yang Module: Biomechanics of Surya Namaskar, Breath & Bandha, Vinyasa Flow

5:30-6:30 Evening Break

6:30-8pm Yin Module: A Sequence for Kidney Health, Inner Smile Meditation, Roles of Self & IFS Practice

Saturday, September 26: Navigating the Inner Methods [fire]

1-3pm Mind Module: Dukkha & The First Noble Truth, 3 Wisdom regions: integration, insight & empathy. Heart & Hara Breathing. Shamatha Practice.

3-5:30 Yang Module: Asana Analysis & Adjustments, Yang Tissues- Meeting the Muscle Belly (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation & Reciprocal Inhibition); Vinyasa Flow

5:30-6:30 Evening Break

6:30-8pm Principles of Yin. The Divine Abodes & Restorative Practice

Sunday, September 27: Integration

10:30-11:30 Bhakti Ceremony: Integration & Celebration

11:30-1:30Teaching Practicum, Community Practice, Closing



"Kylie's Yang to Kali's Yin was beyond perfect! She brought Fire and held the safest of space to explore the deeper, lower realms; unlocking blocks so that each of us could move forward as yoga teachers in authenticity! Kylie's a true Shaman and healer, while her teaching encourages the spirit to soar... free, wild and uninhibited. And Kali's Yin to Kylie's Yang was also beyond perfect! Kali has a beautiful balance of playfulness and fierceness to her teaching style that allows for both personal discovery and the discovery of yoga through it's ancient roots. Kali carries a wisdom that is truly imparted to her students through her teaching. It is an honor, a blessing and truly life changing to study under her guidance!"  - Practitioner, Yin Yoga Teacher Training, Summer 2017 - Cusco, Peru

"This training has transformed my perspective on how Yin can heal the physical by unlocking the energy flow of the meridians pathways, while creating space for a deeper spiritual connection."  - Practitioner, Intrinsic Wholeness Retreat, Cusco -Peru 2018

"I feel a greater level of comfort in teaching and guiding others after this course - more than I expected. Prior to the class I knew only bits and pieces on the principles and philosophy of Yin, where now many of the pieces fit together like a puzzle. I feel I have the tools and knowledge to better describe Yin and what it has to offer to improve the intrinsic wholeness of others. "- Practitioner, Intrinsic Wholeness Retreat, Cusco - Peru 2018

"Every part of the training was designed to help each of us find our voice and find the confidence to use them... by the end of the training, we were all roaring with confidence" 

"Having never taught a yoga class before, I found Yin TT with Kali and Kylie to really help me find my authentic voice as a yoga teacher. Every part of the training was designed to help each of us find our voice and find the confidence to use them"

"Kali has just a gift that I can tell has been nurtured with years and years of structure, guidance and strength through compassion with is truly remarkable. Her knowledge is astute and I am looking forward to the next training with her continue my journey I could not have asked for a more grounded teacher. I really like Kali’s guidance in accentuating the verbal language with breathe and on vowels. Very helpful technique that I personally I feel lucky was able to harness and hold space for others in the room. That part alone I found to be grounding."

"Every part of the training was designed to help each of us find our voice and find the confidence to use them... by the end of the training, we were all roaring with confidence" 

"Kali and Kylie are not just teaching Yin Yoga 50 hours.  You are providing individuals with an opportunity to find their inner light and  strength.  (Teaching us to breathe) and provide the opportunity for beautiful souls to awaken together.  Again, I cannot express my gratitude through words." - Practitioner, 5 Elements Yin Yoga Teacher Training March 2018

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