Yin

Come learn the art and benefits of slowing down

  • What is Yin
  • Anatomy & Meditation Teaching Methodology

This foundational program will immerse you in all things yin – philosophy, anatomy, poses, breath and meditations used in this quiet practice.

The awareness that you will cultivate from this style of yoga, will inform other yoga & meditations practices, types of exercise and show you how to find your center among the busyness of life.

1

What is Yin?

  • History & origins of yin yoga
  • Difference between passive and active yoga practices, yin & restorative yoga
  • Benefits & principles of yin

2

Philosophy

  • Meaning of Yin – Intro to yin/yang relativity
  • Learning to listen to yourself, and the benefits of slowing down

3

Anatomy

  • Key joints, bones & tissues & how they are affected by yin poses for the lower & upper body
  • Understanding what influences the shape of a pose
  • Identify the difference between tension and compression to understand & respect what is preventing you from moving further

4

Pranayama & Meditation

  • How to weave various breath & meditation techniques into your yin practice and into your teachings

5

Teaching Methodology

  • Sample routines to use in your personal yin practice or teaching others
  • Class structure and sequencing for yin or yin fusion classes
  • Atmosphere of a yin class – pace, vocabulary, voice, and music
  • How to support students with various needs
  • Practicum for those interested in teaching

This Foundational Program covers:

  • The origins and philosophy of Yin yoga
  • Skeletal variation anatomy
  • How to use props
  • Key joints, bones & tissues & how they are affected by yin poses
  • Understanding what influences the shape of a pose
  • Identify & respect what is preventing you from moving further
  • Best breath & meditation techniques
  • Sample routines to use in your personal yin practice or teaching others
  • Class structure and sequencing for yin or yin fusion classes
  • Atmosphere of a yin class – pace, vocabulary, voice, and music
  • How to support students with various needs
  • Practicum for those interested in teaching

Dates/times:

Next training 3 weekends Nov. 21/22, Nov 28/29, Dec. 4/5 ,2021 Online or in person at Ashtanga Yoga Vancouver.

January 7/8/9 & 14/15/16 2022 Pemberton Yoga Studio

TBA 2022

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