TJ Maher created and facilitates our Yin Yoga teacher training course. He is an incredibly experienced yogi and has even been taught by HH the Dalai Lama.
Yoga with TJ Maher
TJ runs our 100-hr Yin Yoga Teacher Training Course . It is a complete program providing everything you need to understand, guide and practice the nuanced art of Yin.
The program provides an in-depth look at what is happening in one’s body and mind during the practice, how to modify and assist, and the healing effects brought by this practice.
The course covers anatomical variation, teaching methodology, meridian channels, muscular anatomy, connective tissue, yin/yang philosophy, meditation, sequencing, chakras, fascia, cueing, joints, asana, chi and more.
About TJ Maher
TJ created and facilitates the upcoming Yin Yoga Teacher Training in May/June, 2019. His yoga story began when he received a book, the Tao Te Ching, as a gift from his sister 18 years ago. The book poetically explores ideas that resonated with him then and continue to guide him today.
Several years ago TJ’s journeys finally led him back to Taoism via Yin Yoga. He began with Bernie Clark’s 60 hour Yin training in Vancouver. Next, he studied with Corina Benner in her 30 hour Yin training in New York.
After that he found Stephanie Calhoun and took her 100 hour Yin training in New Brunswick. TJ liked Stephanie’s teachings so much he chose to pursue his 200 hour Yoga teacher training with her. From there he continued with her 100 hour Chakra training and 100-hour Restorative Yoga training, completing his 500-hour training in 2015.
In November of that year TJ completed a 30-day solitary self-guided meditation retreat at Milarepa Center in Vermont.
The self-exploration of TJ Maher
With an Master of Fine Arts and 6 years as a grade school art teacher, TJ has a deep appreciation for the journey of self-exploration that is essential to learning. That plus with traveling, reading countless books, and over a decade of meditation, TJ decided that the inward journey would be his focus.
He began seeking out teachers to deepen his understanding and go beyond the limits he had reached on his own.
He took up residence at CAVE in Brooklyn NY. CAVE is a Butoh Dance and performance space, where he began to study movement with several visiting teachers from Japan.
During that time he also began practicing Shaolin Kung Fu and Tai Chi with Sifu Shi Yan Ming – a 34th generation Shaolin Temple monk.
Soon after he traveled to San Francisco to study Zen Calligraphy with Kazuaki Tanahashi, a teacher of Zen Buddhism.
When possible, TJ also attends lectures and teachings offered by HH The Dalai Lama. The Kalachakra Mandala teachings offered in Washington DC in 2010 were a highlight.
Most recently TJ went to Kripalu Center in Massachusetts to broaden his training. There he completed the first part of a Thai Yoga Massage certification with Sukha Wong.
Our one year members get 15% off TJ’s upcoming Yin Yoga Teacher Training and six month members (including monthly members) get 10% off the upcoming Training.