"This training has transformed my perspective on how Yin can heal the physical by unlocking the energy flow of the meridians pathways, while creating space for a deeper spiritual connection." - Practitioner, Intrinsic Wholeness Retreat Peru 2018
“Well rounded and potent” -Practitioner, Samadhi Training March 2019
“A week with Durga Excursions has been so nourishing for my soul. So informative. I feel as though I have gained so much confidence to teach yin and restorative. I can’t wait. I have enjoyed the process, learning and diving deeper to get to know myself. A perfect balance of yin and yang”
“Durga Excursions offers broad and astoundingly deep knowledge. Their passion for continued learning and their love is teaching is apparent and contagious. They create a safe and supportive space that allows their students to receive constructive critique providing opportunities for personal and professional growth. They personify yin & yang and offer a beautiful overall balance” -Practitioner, Manitou Springs
“I’ve learned an indescribable amount of knowledge to be able to teach my own yin class, this training gave me what I need to begin”
“How delightful it was to discover this week-long remedy to all my needs!”
“Durga Excursions exceeded all of my expectations. From building an organized, comprehensive schedule to encouraging group bonding and fun they were professional, knowledgeable, poised, and available. I learned both academically and spiritually, feeling supported along the way.” -Practitioner, Manitou Springs, Colorado
“This training was lead with absolute wisdom, compassion, a deep knowledge that was so inspiring. The programme was designed with such a balance that by the end of the 6 days it was actually astonishing to see how many juicy topics, themes, practices, rituals, love, joy and laughter was spend together. Durga Excursions created a special sanctuary this week,, something I will hold in my heart and treasure forever” -Practitioner, Manitou Springs, Colorado
“It’s been a pleasure to spend time in the loving presence of the Durga Excursions team. I’ve received profound initiation into the art of Yin Yoga that I’m looking forward to apply both in my personal and my professional practices”- Manitou Springs, Colorado
“Kali & Kylie are the perfect flow of yin & yang. Their yoga teacher training was nothing short of magical leaving every student feeling uplifted, inspired & ready to spread their wings and fly back to the world of yoga with newfound knowledge & confidence for the journey. The training was well put together, gracefully articulated, engaging & practical. I highly recommend soaking in these teachings, you will be fulfilled.” - Practitioner, Sedona Level I
"Every part of the training was designed to help each of us find our voice and find the confidence to use them... by the end of the training, we were all roaring with confidence"
“You both have guided me to see the light within me. There is no bigger gift than that. I'm forever grateful. My heart sends you endless unconditional love.” -Practitioner, Tulum
“I am a loyal student of Durga Excursions. I received the gift of experiencing the union of Kali and Kylie's Dharma. I attended the first training in which two strong, devoted yogis flew in from different continents and combined their souls' passion and offered in unison a platform for transformation. I went to this training to find myself. I knew that I had the power within to live with a bigger more meaningful purpose but I carried emotions that were weighing me down like extensive grief and fear. I knew my light had become dim and I wanted to expand it. I had no previous extensive yoga training. I simply wanted to remember who I am. I went with the expectation that I would be the student who knew the least. I knew I wouldn't be able to keep up physically with experienced traveling certified yoga teachers. I packed my bag and flew to Peru! I quickly realized that yoga isn't about a certification, a Manduka mat or certain leggings. Yoga is an innate science, a method of remembering the connection of your energy or light with all existence. I learned that Yoga was a way of life, an awareness that I had alive within. I found connection with all the trainees. Nobody judged me. It didn't matter that I lacked flexibility, balance and my poses were off. Instead, these yogis recognized the flexibility in me regarding the way I've lived my life and my strength in my internal power. I learned I was a yogi trying to remember and self realize. I began to heal myself. I remembered who I am and my connection with all beings.” - Practitioner, Peru
“I just had one of the best yoga trainings ever with Durga Excursions! We were a small group of women, led by Kali and Kylie into a deeper experience of Yin yoga as informed by the 5 elements (Earth, Water, Fire, Metal and Wood), and their corresponding Yin meridians. It was well thought out, full of information and juicy poses... I even got into Frog pose for the first time ever, with love!” - Practitioner, Manitou Springs August 2019
“My heart is bursting with love and gratitude for the knowledge I have gained in such little time. Kali and Kylie balance each others energy so well! I feel so blessed to share this beautiful space with beautiful souls and potent teachings” -Practitioner, Samadhi Training March 2019
"Kylie's Yang to Kali's Yin was beyond perfect! She brought Fire and held the safest of space to explore the deeper, lower realms; unlocking blocks so that each of us could move forward as yoga teachers in authenticity! Kylie's a true Shaman and healer, while her teaching encourages the spirit to soar... free, wild and uninhibited. And Kali's Yin to Kylie's Yang was also beyond perfect! Kali has a beautiful balance of playfulness and fierceness to her teaching style that allows for both personal discovery and the discovery of yoga through it's ancient roots. Kali carries a wisdom that is truly imparted to her students through her teaching. It is an honor, a blessing and truly life changing to study under her guidance!" - Practitioner, 5 Elements Yin Yoga Teacher Training, Cusco
“Love the connection between yoga and philosophical views, it helped me deepend my personal practice and understand the deeper meaning of yoga, deepen my general knowledge of connections through the body in different poses. I learned so much about my personal self and how to become stronger in my practice to ultimately be of service to others.” -Practitioner, Samadhi Training March 2019
“I learned that you can't release things unless you are aware of them and they come to the surface. With that comes pain but then liberation just like in yin yoga, you move into a pose and as you lengthen emotions arise and then they slowly begin to release. Yin yoga and the energy from the space created by Durga Excursions has enabled me to stretch beyond grief and fear. After every training I feel lighter.” -Practitioner, Tulum
"As I have learned Yin asks the body to gently hold in a pose for an elongated amount of time so that there is a path carved for the mind and body to find equanimity; therefore bringing deeper awareness, unlocking the body's meridians and thus igniting the mind, body, spirit connection for a transformational and empowered healing process!"
“I have found newness in me, I have released oldness no longer serving me. I have more clarity in my life just from these past few days. Light has been shown on the dark places in me, really transmitting the dark to create light.”
“Thank you SO much for sharing your magic and knowledge. You inspired me to continue on this yoga journey and deepen my knowledge. I love the balance between the two of you, it was a beautiful mix of yin and yang. I felt really supported and treated as an equal. I love how egoless you both are. It proves to me that this practice takes time to understand and grow into the yogi I am meant to be. I also appreciated how often you checked in with the group and made sure we were all content. You show what it means to be a good retreat leader and inspired me to become the same one day” -Practitioner, Samadhi Training March 2019
"I really appreciated the daily schedule. It was helpful to be done around 4 so we could have a full evening to integrate and rest. I enjoyed how clear the schedule was and that you stuck with it. You did a great job of presenting a lot of depth and material, but in chunks that were digestible and manageable. I never felt overwhelmed or tired with material. I appreciate this a lot! I've facilitated retreats and workshops also and know that this can be a challenge. Well done! I think this is especially important in a yin training, so the system is not ever overloaded. The training manuals is also top notch! Clean, organized, and a manageable amount of content." - Practitioner of Yin & Restorative YTT Sedona 2018
"I equate Kali's teachings to that of an angel that has been hand selected specifically for you, to guide you through your yogic journey with knowledge, grace, and acceptance. I didn't want the class to end and look forward to learning more of Kali's wisdom . She is a gift packaged in a petite human vessel." - Student, Bhakti Yoga Shala, Los Angeles
"I would not change anything about the Yin program! I felt everything was by design and for our learning. It was truly life changing in such a beautiful way for me! My heart is filled with such gratitude!"
“These teachers bring a vast knowledge. I never saw a question unanswered or misunderstood by myself or the other students”-Practitioner, Samadhi Training March 2019
“What an amazing balance. I feel safe and confident in both of these instructors. An incredible level of professionalism and easygoingness is achieved. I feel so much depth in both instructors, and such dedication. It has been an honor learning and sharing from and with each of you”-Practitioner, Samadhi Training March 2019
“I have found my style and can’t wait to teach yin” -Practitioner, Samadhi Training March 2019
"The main thing is being able to integrate the meridians and elements into yoga classes. I'm really excited about this! You also gave us effective and fun ways to increase our awareness about cueing language (haikus, ways to work with our own practice, etc.) and the importance of articulation. I also have a whole new understanding from an experiential standpoint of pratyahara. Wow! Thank you! "- Practitioner of Yin & Restorative YTT Sedona 2018
"I feel a greater level of comfort in teaching and guiding others after this course - more than I expected. Prior to the class I knew only bits and pieces on the principles and philosophy of Yin, where now many of the pieces fit together like a puzzle. I feel I have the tools and knowledge to better describe Yin and what it has to offer to improve the intrinsic wholeness of others. "-Practitioner, Intrinsic Wholeness Retreat Peru 2018
"Just this one week transformed so much in my entire life! These two women are powerful, playful and together they bring a balance of Yin and Yang. They have the biggest hearts and so much passion, commitment and integrity in what they do. The curriculum allows you to learn basics but also reaches deep into your soul and connects you to yourself in unbelievable ways!" - Practitioner, 5 Elements Yin Yoga Teacher Training, Cusco
"I feel very comfortable to use my authentic voice as a teacher but I have also learned some things from others that I can now incorporate. Further I feel a lot more comfortable with giving adjustments."
"Kali provides the keys to the kingdom linking body, mind and breathe with subtle nuances enriched with her deep understanding of the knowledge of Yin Yoga. From the way she utilizes her vocals to move you through a posture or her creative way of breaking down the meridian channels and elements I felt my thirst for the awareness and insight into the Yin practice quenched a new depth of understanding of my body as well as a deeper mindful expansion of boundless nature for practioners."
"Understanding each element is key to truly understanding Yin Yoga and I feel each module brought to life each element. The exercise to connect in with the element that spoke to us was what brought it all together for me!" - Practitioner, Structural Restoration Yin Yoga Teacher Training, California
"Having never taught a yoga class before, I found Yin TT with Kali and Kylie to really help me find my authentic voice as a yoga teacher. Every part of the training was designed to help each of us find our voice and find the confidence to use them"
"I am so incredibly grateful to do this work, to be aware, to have the opportunity to change my belief system and to clear so many of the dysfunctional patterns in my lineage and those which showed up in my marriage. A mirror of what I needed to clear in myself so I can now stand whole in my own love and ready to embark on my biggest adventure yet! I thank you from the bottom of my heart, another example of the universe providing me with what I needed before I needed it. Yin has been such an emotional safe haven for me to unravel these last parts of transformation and release."
"Kali has just a gift that I can tell has been nurtured with years and years of structure, guidance and strength through compassion with is truly remarkable. Her knowledge is astute and I am looking forward to the next training with her continue my journey I could not have asked for a more grounded teacher. I really like Kali’s guidance in accentuating the verbal language with breathe and on vowels. Very helpful technique that I personally I feel lucky was able to harness and hold space for others in the room. That part alone I found to be grounding."