" Just sit there right now. Don't do a thing. Just rest for your separation from God is the hardest work in this world. Let me bring you trays of food and something that you like to drink. You can use my soft words as a cushion for your head." - Hafiz
TAOISM, ANATOMY AND SEQUENCING Module 1: Yin Yoga Teacher Training
This Training, formally known as Level 1, is a stand alone course. In this 6-day training we will look at how this practice, with its ancient yogic roots, can affect our physical, energetic and emotional bodies. Through this understanding we will explore ways to lead a Yin class, and to incorporate Yin postures and philosophy into any practice.
The greatest emphasis in the training is placed on the experience of the practice itself. Time will also be spent in discussion of anatomy and philosophy, and as a community we’ll examine the postures and how they can affect us all differently as individuals. The training is suitable for teachers and dedicated practitioners. You don’t need to be a teacher or even experienced in Yin, just come with an open heart and a willing mind.
The training will consist of approximately 45 contact hours. In order to receive a certificate of completion, I will ask each student, during the 30 days following the training, to complete an additional 10 hours of independent study. After completing the independent study, each student will communicate their experience to me by mail or email. Your communication won’t be judged or graded, but I will answer all correspondence, and send a certificate of completion in a 50 hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training
THIS TRAINING INCLUDES • Taoist philosophy • The Yin practice of non-striving and how it influences our lives and our teaching • The movement of Qi or Prana in the body, and how it can be affected by Yin practice. • Anatomy and the understanding of our own natural pattern (li) • Understanding the postures and sequencing a Yin class • What it means to hold a safe, sacred space for a Yin practice
The syllabuses for both trainings have been submitted to Yoga Alliance through certain Yoga Schools and are part of their 500 hour Teacher Trainings. If you have any questions about Yoga Alliance or the training, please feel free to email me at email@example.com