Discovering the Jewel of the Lotus: Join Adi Amar and Ainslie Mintz April 29 – May 4, 2024 to earn 50 hours toward your 200-hour yoga teacher training in Jackson Hole.
This in-person yoga teacher training in Jackson Hole (a module of our 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training) is called Discovering the Jewel of the Lotus. In this fifty-hour yoga immersion/yoga teacher training we will move through blocks, resistance, and self limiting beliefs in a continuous search for the light that is eternal, illuminating, generating power and grace.
The lotus grows from deep below, it burrows itself and deepens its roots in the foundation of being. Yoga contains deep rivers of wisdom that we will draw from through our commitment to the study of Sutra, Sanskrit, anatomy, asana, pranayama, self-study, and meditation. This training will contain the cornerstone of what you need to effectively practice and teach yoga. We will study the roots to rise to the lotus.
Key Explorations in this module:
Adi Amar was introduced to yoga in 1994 and has been studying and practicing yoga sincerely since the age of 15. She completed her first formal training in 2001 at Mount Madonna under the guidance of Baba Hari Das.
Adi was hooked by the practice of Yoga as a mental, emotional, and physical healing system. In 1998, Adi had the fortunate experience to practice with Tim Miller and was instantly drawn to the Ashtanga Yoga method. After years of dedicating herself to the Ashtanga practice she began exploring other methods that would assist her in healing a major knee injury from skiing.
She started studying Iyengar Yoga and integrated a slower approach to her practice and teaching. As a result, Adi weaves detailed alignment within Vinyasa style yoga classes. Adi believes that consistent practice with open awareness is the window into reorganizing old mental patterns and tendencies that have been knowingly or unknowingly ingrained into how we operate and experience life. Through utilizing technologies for well being, Adi strives to inspire a passion for regular practice and taking responsibility for one’s own experience of living life to the fullest. Adi offers methods for individuals to extend his/her own growth and wisdom within inspiring classes that integrate the spiritual and philosophical teachings of Yoga.
Ainslie discovered yoga in 2005 in her high school library. She threw herself into the study of yoga at a local vinyasa studio and began working behind the desk shortly after. She fell in love with the challenging, graceful movements and has not taken a serious break ever since. In 2011 she completed her first 200-hour teacher training with Adi Amar and Angela Tong.
Since then she has been teaching yoga full time in Jackson Hole, completing an additional 300-hour training at Teton Yoga Shala and attending many workshops. She considers herself very lucky to have studied under Eddie Modestini, Barbara Benagh, Eddy Marks, Mary Obendorfer and most influentially Adi Amar.
Ainslie spent several years exclusively studying vinyasa and Ashtanga yoga but after a hip injury in 2013 she realized the capacity for the practice to truly heal the body in ways she couldn’t imagine. She began teaching more toward populations with injuries and chronic pain and feels so much more fulfilled in her day to day work teaching private students and supported group classes.
"There are no better instructors, in my opinion. Ainslie and Adi have different styles but both are well versed with many years of training under their belt. I have numerous PT issues and they always have a work-around for me, to keep me going and still getting the same benefit as the rest of the class." --Lisa W.
"The quality of the program and experience and skill of the instructors is exceptional. I went in apprehensive of my ability and came out with confidence and inspiration to do more, learn more and embrace yoga fully. The instructors brought many different aspects to the training and were committed to each and every students’ growth and development. I highly recommend Teton Yoga Shala and am lucky to have my first intensive training at such a remarkable school." –Toni B.
"The training I received from Adi Amar and co-teachers at the Teton Yoga Shala was spectacular! I have been well prepared to teach. My personal practice has also evolved and blossomed under the guidance of Adi in the years following my training with her. The program was comprehensive and engaging. I have recently left the nest of teaching at the studio where I was trained and mentored, but I will always feel that I have a resource to ask questions and gain more insight whenever I want and need." –Trish I.
"Most amazing and enriching experience, I have nothing but loving praise and very high recommendation for Teton Yoga Shala. I will be back for future trainings no doubt!" –Brianhe K.