Loving Kindness Yoga is a unique 200 and 300 hour yoga teacher training program that emphasizes the heart of yoga. The concept and beliefs of metta or loving kindness are emphasized as we bring this into our own lives and share this with others. The spiritual aspects of yoga are vital components and highlighted in our program. The Americanization of yoga emphasizes the asana practice, diet and fitness aspects of yoga. Yoga is not something we simply do, it is a something we live, a yogic path and lifestyle, a lifelong practice comprised of much more than the physical and asana practice. Loving Kindness Yoga takes time to recognize the heart of yoga, the spirit. This training takes the student deep into the connection of mind, body, spirit, HeartnSoul. Yoga Teacher Trainees will learn practices to include metta, pranayama, meditation, mudras, mantras, bhakti, kirtan, and yoga nidra. There is an undisputed connection between body and the mind. We will examine various forms of dis-ease and delve into how yoga and yogic practices can help prevent and relieve discomfort in the mind and the body. In order to assure safety of the students, a strong understanding of anatomy and physiology is taught with an awareness of keeping yoga an inquiry into the self and out of the self. We as yoga instructors must do no harm keeping students safe physically and emotionally within our classes. This training will also examine effective communication skills for various populations. Loving kindness Yoga seeks to offer a curriculum for yoga teacher trainees to be ready to effectively teach with the general population with sensitivity for individuals dealing with trauma, addiction recovery, grief and chronic pain. The yoga sequences and lessons developed will be adaptable to for yogis of all shapes and sizes, from all walks of life. HeartnSoul seeks to stay aligned with traditional yoga, the type of yoga practiced by ancient yogis thousands of years ago, within a classic yoga framework. As yoga teachers, we are honored to share this with our community as we teach and extend this out into the world. Loving kindness towards the self and others, spirituality, intuition, seva, the creation of a true yogic family and living the yogic lifestyle will be considered. This program is open to yoga students wishing to take their practice to a deeper level as well as yoga students wishing to teach yoga to the world!