Yin Yoga & Meditation Teacher Training: Foundations
Nov 17-19, 2017 | Torrington, CT
Nov 17-19, 2017 | Torrington, CT
Yin Yoga & Meditation is a powerful, healing combination of yin exercise to balance the body with Mindfulness Meditation practices to train the heart and mind in compassion. In this quiet, powerful practice, students explore the radical art of stillness while experiencing the transformative Applied Mindfulness practices taught by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and other important contemporaries.
In Yin Yoga & Meditation, the poses are “mini-meditation sessions,” supporting the development of your emotional toolbox, a mind that is steadier and less reactive, and the ability to live in greater harmony with ourselves and with the world around us. This meditative approach provides deeper access to both body and mind and enhances physical and emotional attention and intention on and off the mat. This class opens a generous gateway to the present moment, helping to cultivate a peaceful mind and a body at home with itself.
“I loved the balance of practice, lecture, and practicum. The practicum piece is such a valuable component and not often included in shorter trainings. And you have such a beautiful presence and teaching style.”KP, Burlington
Most exercise focuses on superficial muscles (yang), Yin is the “Other Half” of your practice. Yin exercises the “hidden half of the body.” In Yin Yoga, muscles relax to open and work deeply into the connective tissues to improve and maintain flexibility and mobility. Yin targets the areas of lower back, thighs, spine, and hips, strengthening and hydrating them. Restrictions of the body’s range of motion lay 41% in muscles and 47% in connective tissues, so Yin provides a powerful opportunity to restore and maintain the body’s flexibility and fluidity, making it the perfect complement to yang exercise, including Vinyasa Yoga, cycling, and running. Yin Yoga also regulates energy pathways, balancing and promoting a healthy flow of energy throughout the body, nourishing the body’s organs and steadying emotional states.
This training will provide participants with the foundational knowledge you need to bring Yin Yoga & Meditation to your students, covering the fundamentals of Yin, poses and safety, Pranayama and energy movement, and the foundations of Applied Mindfulness practices. And while this training was developed with an emphasis on building a teacher’s toolbox, anyone is welcome to apply, including those wishing to deepen their practice and understanding of Yin Yoga (no 200hr teacher training certificate is required). If you have any questions about Yin Yoga & Meditation or this training, just drop me a line! Space in this training is limited and it will sell out, apply early to secure your spot and take advantage of the early bird pricing!
24 contact hrs/each day 1hr lunch
23 Franklin St
Regular Single Payment Rate: $460 if after June 17, 2017
Split Payment Rate: $480 (two payments of $240)
Yin Yoga & Meditation manual (req’d, included in program tuition and will be given to you upon your arrival at the training)
The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga: The Philosophy & Practice of Yin Yoga by Bernie Clark (req’d, please purchase prior to training)
Peace is Every Step by Thich Nhat Hanh (suggested, purchase prior to training if you desire)
*a yoga strap (or long belt from home)
*two yoga blocks
*a bolster (or firm pillow from home)
Nov 2017 Yin Yoga & Meditation Teacher Training: Foundations
You will receive an overview of Yin Yoga and its origins and will explore how Yin differs from other styles of yoga as well as the benefits of the practice: physical, mental/emotional, and energetic.
You will learn how to teach the classical Yin Yoga poses, including effective cuing, pose variations and modifications to meet diverse student needs, and safety precautions.
You will learn the basics of both Indian Yogic and Chinese Daoist views of the subtle energy body and receive suggestions for practical approaches to integrate these concepts into your Yin classes.
This practice is grounded in Mindfulness Practices, and you will receive basic seated meditation instruction to help you guide students of all levels through samatha/vipassana meditation exercises during your class. Fundamentals of Applied Mindfulness Practices will be covered.
You will learn to teach foundational, Yin-like Pranayama (directed breathwork), including techniques, benefits, and contraindications.
You will be given the opportunity to practice teaching others in the group, including feedback and discussion. All students completing this training will receive a certificate of completion. Students who wish to offer their own “Meditative Yin Yoga” class may submit a short teaching video within 60 days of completing the program to receive additional feedback.
You will explore ideas for the development, introduction, and marketing of Yin Yoga & Meditation classes.
To apply for the Yin Yoga & Meditation Teacher Training: Foundations course, please complete and submit the application. The fee for this course covers tuition; students are responsible for their own meals, transportation, etc. Please see terms and conditions for details. Payments made for this program are non-transferrable to any other program.
Space in this training is limited and it will sell out, apply early to secure your spot and take advantage of the early bird pricing!
Please submit an application only if you are planning to attend if accepted. This program does not discriminate based on gender, race, religion, or sexual orientation.