Yin Yoga & Mindfulness Training

Advanced Principles - 5 elements & the 8 fold path

A 20hr Yin & Restorative Yoga Teacher Training Intensive 

Baja-Zen, Baja, Mexico

April 25th-28th 2019


Yin Yoga is a transformative and rejuvenative practice that seeks to mindfully lengthen and lubricate the connective tissues by practicing the methods of stillness, mindfulness, and loving kindness. This practice is an opportunity for neuroplastic molding of the rest and digest function of your brain, empowering practitioners to beckon the brain into a restful and restorative Theta Brain Wave state to increase immunologic function.

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.

A training intensive navigating the earth water and fire elements of the Traditional Chinese Medicine System and The Noble 8 fold Buddhist Path in Mindful Living.  An integrated approach to healing the subtle body through Yin Yoga. Active Vinyasa Yoga included each morning. Hands-on training technique to facilitating your own Yin & Restorative Asana sequencing.

This training 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 Yoga Asanas. This course offers advanced anatomy and physiology, Yin & Yang Posture Clinics/Asana Labs, Restorative Yoga, Neuro-physiology of the Autonomic Nervous System, Traditional Chinese Medicine Meridians, and methods for routine mindfulness. 


We will weave in a special focus on three primary vital centers of the Chinese Meridian system: 

Earth Element | Water Element | Fire Element

Nourish | Restore | Ignite

Beginners are welcome but a background of interest or experience in mindfulness and some experience in Yoga Asana (yin or yang) is required




Schedule Outline

subject to change

Day 1: Thursday 

Art of Arrival [Evening Program]

5-6pm Opening Dharma & Welcome

6pm Dinner

7-8pm Principles of Yin & Introduction to 5 Elements

8-9pm Yin Yoga of Arrival Practice

Day 2:  Friday [Earth Element] NOURISH.

8-9am Yang Practice, Inquiry & Diads 

9-10am Breakfast 

10-12 Mindfulness Module Arrive & Center. What is Mindfulness.  Seated Posture.

12-4 self lead retreat time

4-6:30  Yin Module. Breath, Breathing Into, Lines of Energy. Spleen Meridian, Earth Element

6:30-730 dinner

8-9 Spleen/Earth Yin Practice


Day 3: Saturday 11-3, 6-8pm [Water Element] RESTORE.

8-9am Yang Practice, Inquiry, Diads

9-10am Breakfast

10-12 Mindfulness Module The Buddhas Quest into the Unknown, Vipassana

12-4 Self-Lead Retreat Time

4-6:30 Yin Module. Anatomy of Pelvis Psoas Sacrum. Restorative Yoga. Kidney Meridian, Water Element

6:30-7:30 Dinner

8-9 Kidney/WaterYin Practice

Day 4: Sunday 12-2, 5-8pm [Fire Element] IGNITE.

8-9 Yang Practice, Inquiry, Diads

9-10 Breakfast 

10-11:15 Heart Meridian & Fire Element Practice

11:30 Shuttle to Airport

Price:  includes accommodations, airport transport, training + most meals

$810 double occupancy furnished safari tent per person 

$875 single occupancy furnished safari tent 

$900 shared room w/ shared bathroom per person

$975 single room with shared bathroom

$1025 single room private bath

Options for Locals - non-accomodation

Full training: $333

Day Long Retreats (Earth, Water, or Fire Day): $108/day

Register: E-Mail Kali.Basman@gmail.com

About the facilitator

Kali Basman

International and intentful Yin & Restorative Yoga teacher Kali Basman blends Chinese Medicine, Five Elements, and Buddhist Philosophy into a potent lunar Yin Yoga practice. On the textured path of mindful healing,  Kali is celebrated for her philosophical eloquence surrounding psychological self-inquiry, embodied Anatomy and Integrated Physiology with a sharp intellect and a soft, wide heart. She crafts innovative sequencing to address root causes of stagnation in the Chi body and targets the Yin Meridians to coax Prana into particular healing and rejuvenative pathways. 

Kali offers classes, teacher trainings, retreats and workshops around the globe. She is always happy and humbled to return to her home studio at Bhakti Yoga Shala in Los Angeles.

Kali pays reverent homage to the lineage of her two primary teachers: Sarah Powers & Pema Chodron. As well her gratitude extends to an outer mandala of other major influencers she’s studied with on the path: Jack Kornfield, Judith Hanson Lasater, Paul Grilley, Govind Das and more, contributing to her integration of Buddhist Philosophy & the Dharma, Yin & Restorative Yoga, & Bhakti Yoga.

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"You cannot miss an opportunity to train with Kali. She is an exceptional teacher. Yoga with Kali is transformative, inspiring and healing. She creates a safe, nurturing, encouraging environment for everyone from beginner to advanced. Kali is an insightful, intutitve, gentle and strong leader. Words are not enough to express how wonderful she is. She is a gift to the world. Do yourself a favor and study with her." - Practitioner, Bhakti Yoga Shala Teacher Training, Los Angeles, California- December 2017

"I equate Kali's teachings to that of an angel that has been hand selected specifically for you, to guide you through your yogic journey with knowledge, grace, and acceptance. I didn't want the class to end and look forward to learning more of Kali's wisdom . She is a gift packaged in a petite human vessel." - Student, Bhakti Yoga Shala, Los Angeles

"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 Peru 2018

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