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50-Hour Self Myofascial Release Teacher Training

January 6 – 10, 2025
Monday-Friday 9:00 – 14:00

Unlock Your Body’s Potential: Release, Restore, Renew with Self Myofascial Release

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Your essential guide to skillfully teach Myofascial Release classes

Embark on a transformative journey with our 50-hour Self Myofascial Release Teacher Training at Manas Yoga, taking place from January 6-10, 2025. Accredited by Yoga Alliance as a Continuing Education program, this training includes 20 hours of self and group study to deepen your understanding of Self Myofascial Release (SMR) at your own pace.

Whether you’re looking to deepen your personal practice or embark on a journey to become a certified SMR Instructor, this training is designed to meet your needs. Learn the principles of SMR, explore basic and advanced techniques, and gain the skills to teach students of all capabilities in a safe and systematic manner.

This is a 50-Hour Yoga Alliance certified Training which counts towards continuing education hours with the Yoga Alliance International (YACEP).

This training includes:

Day 1: Introduction to Myofascial Release

  • Participants learn about the anatomy and physiology of fascia
  • The role of fascia in the body, and the benefits of myofascial release techniques for overall health and well-being

Day 2: Techniques and Tools

  • Participants learn how to use foam rollers, massage balls, and other props to apply pressure to specific areas of the body, release tension in the fascia, and alleviate pain and discomfort.

Day 3: Anatomy and Biomechanics

  • Participants learn about the structure and function of fascia, how fascia interacts with muscles and other tissues in the body, and the role of fascia in movement and posture.

Day 4: Assessment and Programming:

  • Participants learn how to assess students’ movement patterns, posture, and range of motion to develop personalized myofascial release programs tailored to their individual needs.

Day 5: Integration and Application:

  • Participants learn how to incorporate SMR into yoga, Pilates, personal training, physical therapy, and other modalities to enhance performance, prevent injury, and promote recovery and relaxation.

Upon completion of the course, you’ll be equipped with the knowledge and expertise to guide others in the transformative practice of SMR. Join us at Manas Yoga and take the next step towards becoming a confident and compassionate teacher in the healing practice of Self Myofascial Release.

Reserve your spot today and unlock the potential of Self Myofascial Release for yourself and your future students.



€ 1,800*


*A non-refundable deposit of € 500 is required to secure your space.
*The YTT must be paid in full 45 days prior to the start date. *Please refer to our Terms & Conditions with regards to cancellations and refunds. *Members get a 10% discount on this yoga teacher training.

Meet your Instructor

Erika Smith Iluszko

I’m a yoga student and English yoga teacher based here in Vienna, Austria. As a young child in Asia, I was treated with either one or a combination of acupressure, acupuncture, moxa, dry cupping therapy, or herbs from my grandmother’s garden whenever I get sick. When this did not work I was given western medicine. When I got a bit older and moved to India, I saw yoga’s holistic way of healing the body. It sees well-being as extraordinarily intricate and that doctors, scientist, and sages do not have all the answers. Yoga and Samkhaya are based on logic and experience of the qualities (Gunas) and functions (Kriya).

These two ancient philosophies have shaped my way of seeing all beings. In combination with my education in psychology and social psychology, they have allowed me to understand that the heart of healing lies in our abilities to listen, see, and perceive the body and mind as one. That ultimately they are the sides of the same coin.

This is what I want to share with you – Traditional Chinese Medicine which at first seems to be a healing science, based on spiritual practices that restore and balance the mind and consciousness, and Yoga which at first seems to be a spiritual practice, but works by first healing the physical body, calming the emotions, focusing the mind and then allowing wisdom of the Self to bloom.

I am convinced that Yoga, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Psychology are powerful attempts to explain the same thing – THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE.