In this 50 hour training, including 45 contact hours, we will explore the physical, emotional and energetic theories, benefits and teaching methodology of Yin Yoga. We will discuss the deep ancient roots of the practice and how the Taoist philosophies have influenced the teaching. With this understanding we will explore not only the Taoist theories, but also the Buddhist mindfulness practices as they relate to the non-striving, passive nature of yin yoga and the importance of intentionality. Significant time will be spent on the meridian system of Chinese medicine and how Qi is affected through the practice. We will take time to delve deeply into the yin yoga shapes, sequencing, and to how to incorporate yin yoga and philosophy into any practice for any student population.
The greatest emphasis in the training is placed on the experience of the practice itself with ample time for practice and journaling including the use of meditation and pranayama techniques as a supplement to yin yoga.
The training is suitable for teachers with a minimum of 200 hrs of prior yoga teacher training.
THIS TRAINING INCLUDES
• Taoist philosophy
• The Yin practice of non-striving and how it influences our lives and our teaching
• Anatomy and the understanding of our own natural pattern (li)
• Movement of Qi in the body, basic understanding of the meridian system, organ pairs
and how Qi imbalances can present in the physical, mental/emotional and energetic
• Understanding the postures and sequencing a Yin class
• What it means to hold a safe, sacred space for a Yin practice
*This Level I training is approved by the Jamste Yoga School under Biff Mithoefer and will count towards the Jamste Yoga School’s Yin Yoga Teacher Training Program for Level I accumulated hours.