Teach to learn. Join Adi Amar and Ainslie Mintz Oct. 16-28. 2022 to earn 100 hours toward your 200-hour teacher training registered through Yoga Alliance. This training is for yoga teachers, teachers-to-be and students who wish to expand their practice. Every morning will be structured by a pranayama and meditation series followed by a detailed and deep asana practice. After lunch we will discuss and study yoga philosophy, anatomy, the art of sequencing, the art of adjustments, the art of breathing and meditation. We will break-down poses one by one in asana labs to look at the alignment of the pose and the alignment of the individual.
This session will cover much of what is required in a 200-hour yoga teacher training and throughout the rest of the year we will offer workshops with hours that count toward both attaining a 200-hour certification and completing continuing education units (CEU’s). The 200-hour yoga teacher training requires the following sections, all of which will be included in these first 100 hours:
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 Teton Yoga Shala has been a respite for me for over a decade. Ainslie is not just a masterful yoga instructor she is also genuine teacher of Yogic wisdom. I always leave her classes restored and renewed. I can’t recommend her highly enough!” --Evan D.
"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.