This training is for those interested in deepening their Yin Yoga practice — geared towards both yoga students and teachers. Successful completion of the Program fulfills all the Continuing Education Requirements (CERs) that must be completed every three years by Registered Yoga Teachers to maintain their certified status in with Yoga Alliance.
During this training you will learn how to teach Yin Yoga from a functional approach rather than an aesthetic or performance-related approach to yoga, with the aim of creating a meaningful experience for yourself and your students, to explore a personal yoga. You will study Yin Yoga with an approach to promote awareness of what is happening in the whole person through the body. The training is aimed at those who want a deeper understanding of Yin Yoga. For those who are YA Certified, you will receive Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Credits.
While there are no pre-requisites for this course, it is recommended that you have practiced yoga for a minimum of a year. This course is for those who want to deepen their own practice and understanding of themselves and for those who want to teach Yin Yoga (with or without the 200 RYT certification).
Yin Yoga – THE FOUNDATIONS – 20 Contact Hours, 2 Non-Contact Hours
There will be a Yin Yoga practice each session. This will promote more understanding of the Yin practice and the functional approach. Topics covered:
– Yin and Yang Theory
– Muscles and bones
– Fascia studies
– Analysis of joint segments
– Theory of Exercise
– Analysis of skeletal variations
– Tension and Compression Theory
– Function vs Aesthetic Descriptions
– Analysis of yin yoga poses and much ore
Literature: Yin Yoga Manual included.
What to bring:
Required texts: (Please purchase by the first day of training)
Complete Guide to Yin Yoga, by Bernie Clark
Bring snacks. There are plenty of places in the plaza to eat during our breaks. Yoga mats, blocks and other props will be available in the yoga studio during the training.
Next Training Commences June 28th – 30th at Joya Yoga located in Livermore, CA