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Matt Shinkai Kane

Matt Shinkai Kane

Shinkai studied Zen in Japan for over 7 years and is certified as a senior Zen teacher in the Hakuin-Inzan line of the Rinzai tradition. He has also practised under the direction of Soto Zen teachers.

While living abroad Shinkai studied a wide range of East Asian and Indian styles of yoga, both within the monastic setting and outside of it. In two monasteries he served as the resident taiso (body exercise) instructor. His teaching style integrates this experience and emphasizes being grounded and awake. Shinkai has taught yoga for over 7 years to a variety of groups including kids, elementary school teachers, university students, people who are vision or hearing impaired, and elderly folks. He encourages teachers to explore creating their own style and to find their own niche.

In 2014, Shinkai and his students founded the Blue Cliff Zen Center in Eugene, Oregon. It is dedicated to offering everyday people with yoga classes, mindfulness courses, and a Zen meditation group.

Upcoming Events

December 2017

Intensive 200hr Yoga Teacher Training USA, week 1 of 2

10 December - 17 December
Breitenbush Hot Springs, PO Box 578
Detroit, OR 97342 United States
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$2990
Yoga teacher training at Zenways

This is the first Zenways Yoga Teacher training to be run in the USA. This course forms part 1 of a two-week inclusive programme (cost includes both weeks). The second week will run from 21st-28th February 2016 at the same location. Students are expected to attend both weeks.

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February 2018

Intensive 200hr Yoga Teacher Training USA, week 2 of 2

25th February 2018 - 4th March 2018
Breitenbush Hot Springs, PO Box 578
Detroit, OR 97342 United States
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Yoga teacher training at Zenways

This is the first Zenways Yoga Teacher training to be run in the USA. This course forms part 2 of a two-week inclusive programme (cost includes both weeks). Students are expected to attend both weeks.
Tuition Cost: $2990, Early Bird Cost: $2691, Accommodation from: $78/night

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