Heart of Yin Yoga (Mindfulness-Based) Teacher Training
July 8, 2023 @ 9:00 am - August 19, 2023 @ 1:00 pm UTC-7
Yin Yoga is a unique combination of Yoga, Chinese Medicine, and Mindfulness Meditation. Concentration, mindfulness, and receptivity are cultivated in the poses, making Yin Yoga a wonderful introduction to meditation.
In the Heart of Yin Yoga Training, we delve more deeply into mindfulness, heartfulness, and embodiment through the Yin Yoga practice. Through further practice and study, you’ll refine your trauma-informed teaching skills and learn to use Yin Yoga as a stress resilience practice. These teachings will help prepare you to lead insightful one-on-one Yin Yoga sessions and more impactful group classes.
This 30-hour training module covers:
– Working with the nervous system and preparing for stillness
– Lovingkindness and Compassion Meditation practices within the Yin poses
– The Mindfulness Meditation practice of RAIN and other forms of inquiry
– Interoception (inner awareness) and embodiment
– Applying trauma-informed principles to Yin Yoga
– Creating effective class sequences and meaningful themes
While many people think of stretching and flexibility when they think of Yin Yoga, the benefits of the practice can be far more profound, especially on the mental-emotional level. Yin Yoga can help us slow down, build stress resilience, and enhance our mental health and well-being. And, at the same time, the stillness of Yin Yoga can be very challenging, even confronting, for many students.
In this module, we focus on how to help students navigate their inner terrain, from felt sensations to moods, emotions, and thoughts. You’ll learn helpful principles like working within the “window of tolerance” and titrating exposure to more challenging experiences. We’ll discuss how our choice of poses and meditations, as well as the sequencing of those elements can best support these intentions.
This online training will be spaced out over the Summer, with four meetings (of 4 hours each) in July-August. In addition to the live sessions above, you will learn from readings, pre-recorded materials, and at-home practices.