Turning Inward: Yin Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher Training
In this 35-hour course, we will explore the four Foundation of Mindfulness as explored in the Buddha’s Satipatana Sutta, and use this as a framework to explore the practice of long-held postures. While teaching theory, anatomy, skeletal variation and posture clinics will be a large component of the course, this program requires participants to engage in personal inquiry and a willingness to establish a consistent home practice. When we teach from a place that is grounded in the insights of our own self-study, that which we teach has more resonance and transmission for our students.
This first module of the 70-hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training program will provide you with the foundations to teach a yin yoga class with confidence and a thorough understanding of the physical body and mindfulness meditation. This course differs from other yin yoga teacher training programs in the depth of study we will do around meditation, Buddhist and Taoist theories as taught by Stephanie’s teacher, Sarah Powers. This course is NOT for those who wish to just learn about teaching Yin Yoga postures, rather, for those who have a keen interest in meditation and self-development that can be practiced within the Yin Yoga container.
Breathing in Yin Yoga
Chi flow- what it is and how to stimulate it
Physical and energetic “target areas”
Basics of modern meridian theory (as it pertains to Yin Yoga)
Osteokinematics (how joints move) and variations due to skeletal variation
Skillful prop usage
Sequencing a Yin class
How to structure a “Yin/Yang” class sequence
Developing a home practice
Mindfulness Meditation (first 3 foundations)
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