40 Hour Yin and Slow Flow Teacher Training with Leah Adams & Ara Cusack

Tuesday, February 19th to Sunday, February 24th, 2019


40 hour Yin & Slow Flow Training
Faculty: Leah Adams & Ara Cusack
Guest Teachers:
Carie Martin, L.Ac

Dates: February 19-24, 2019

Port Orchard, Washington residential retreat.


Join us for a Yin and Slow Flow teacher training in Washington, just a short ferry ride from Seattle. Surround yourself with nature, nourish your body with Paige Stoll’s amazing vegetarian meals (free of 8 main allergens) and learn how to tap into the yin & yang energy through your yoga practice and bring it to others as a teacher.  We will also have two talks by by guest speaker, acupuncturist Carie Martin: “On the Yinside: Chinese Medicine and caring for the whole self”, “Get your Yang on—Preparation and recovery for the physical body.”

This Yin and Slow Flow training combines the foundational poses of an active practice (hatha, vinyasa, slow flow) with the quiet poses of the Yin practice. Both practices are essential to enhance and maintain the health of all layers of our being (physical, mental / emotional and energetic).  We will learn how to honor and care for these layers by exploring:

  • Benefits of Yin classes, Yang classes and combination practices (Yin / Yang)

  • For those new to Yin & a review for Yin grads, an introduction to the history & philosophy of Yin yoga, general benefits and considerations and principles*

  • Skeletal variation and how this influences the shape of our Yang yoga poses (e.g. Sun Sal A & B, Down Dog, Chaturanga, Backbends, Warriors, Balancing & Inversions, Standing & Seated Twists) and an intro to Yin poses often used in fusion classes (e.g. Pigeon, Caterpillar, Butterfly & Dragonfly)*

  • How to cue poses using the knowledge of skeletal variation

  • Yin poses to integrate into a Yin / Flow sequence

  • Weaving Yin / Flow sequences together into a class

  • Meditation through movement and stillness

  • Introduction to the energetic body: breath, qi, and meridians*

  • Learn easy ways to apply Traditional Chinese Medicine to your life with Carie Martin (option to book acupuncture appointments after class times)

*To further explore the yin practice and teaching yin only classes, visit 50 Hour Yin Yoga program which dives deeper into the history of yin, philosophy, poses for upper and lower body, joint movement, sequencing, breath, meditation and energy body.



This program is designed for existing yoga teachers or experienced students interested in enhancing their personal connection to yoga. If you are uncertain whether this immersion and training is right for you, contact us at yinflowTT@gmail.com and let us help you prepare for the program.



Arrive Tuesday by noon.

Depart Sunday by noon.

Detailed times will be added.



Info Sessions & Registration

Have more questions?

  • If you’d like to meet us in person or have more questions, come to one of our in person or online Info Sessions to learn more about the training. Please email yinflowTT@gmail.com to request information.

  • We’re also happy to arrange a time to talk on the phone or respond to additional questions via email.

Ready to enroll?

  • Complete the online application/registration form by clicking "Apply" button to the right.

  • Pay the registration fee (PayPal, cheque, cash)

  • Determine remaining payment details (in full or payment plan)

  • Complete the student/teacher contract

  • We will be in touch in a couple of weeks prior to the start date of the training with additional training details



Residential Pricing (includes food,lodging and training)
- Single room $1375
- Shared room $1150

Non Residential Pricing: $850 (includes training)
*Optional daily lunch and snacks for a additional $125.00



40 hours (37 contact, 3 homework)
1 hour lunch break provided



You will receive a certificate of completion upon graduating. You may teach Yinflow (Yin / Slow FLow) if you are already a 200/300/500 Yoga Alliance certified teacher and count 50 hours towards your continuing education units (CEUs).


About Faculty


Leah Adams

Leah is a certified Yoga Instructor and Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor. She describes yoga as a "natural and essential component" of her humanity, a practice that is “beautiful and effective because it taps us into our parasympathetic nervous systems and allows us to rest, reset, heal and digest to feel calm and nourished.” Leah has an extensive amount of training and education in both yoga and ayurveda.


Ara Cusack

Yoga was my way in. I stumbled upon yoga in 1998 with a 20 minute video, popping it into the VCR late at night after lugging my desk bound body home from a stressful day at work. Little did I know this simple video would change my life! I discovered an all-encompassing system that showed me how to find ease, stability and strength in body, mind and spirit. Yoga led me to Qigong and both have become important tools for my health and well-being. They continue to help me find perspective and balance with greater ease – at home, work, alone, with others, and within every moment. Over 20 years later (with 5000+ hours of training, teaching and leading 40 teacher trainings), I enjoy teaching others how to use the system of yoga & qigong to meet themselves where they are and find their own well-being.

Ara is an E-RYT500/YACEP with Yoga Alliance, a Medical Qigong Practitioner (MQP) and has studied hatha, flow, yin, restorative, kundalini, prenatal, anatomy, qigong and meditation.


About Guest Speakers


Carie Martin

Carie is an Acupuncturist, Health Coach, and movement enthusiast in the Seattle area. She earned her Masters in Acupuncture from the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, where she studied sports medicine and chronic disease management, and she founded Collaborative Care Seattle. Carie is also 200-hour Vinyasa Yoga Trained, 50-hour Yin Yoga Certified, a certified Indoor Cycling and Barre Instructore. She has taught yoga and spin classes in Denver, Seattle, and Edinburgh, Scotland, and when she isn't treating patients, walking her dog, or hanging with her husband, you can find her at one of the many studios around Seattle working on her heart and soul through active and passive practices. Carie believes in treating the body in a holistic way – addressing the mental, physical, spiritual and emotional pieces that make everyone unique, and is passionate about helping her patients live vibrant, healthy lives.