Yogadurango, 1485 Florida Rd, C-201, Durango, CO 81301, Durango, United States
Yin Yoga Teacher Training & Weekend Intensive
Yin Yoga weekend training / intensive - open to all students!
We will spend the weekend exploring the many postures of yin yoga, the physical, mental and energetic benefits of this style of practice, and the anatomy necessary to understand how different bodies create different shapes. We will look more closely at Paul Grilley's "Functional Approach to Yoga" and how it works with the teachings of yin and yang asana. We'll also dive a bit deeper into meridian theory and how it relates to yin poses.
The weekend is open to any current and aspiring yoga teachers, as well as enthusiastic students who wish to spend the weekend immersed in all things Yin. You’ll leave this weekend with the foundation and ability to guide yourself and your students safely and effectively into a wide variety of yin poses.
*This course qualifies for 15 hours of CE credit with Yoga Alliance for registered yoga teachers.
Topics covered in the weekend intensive include:
~The history and philosophy of yin yoga
~The main poses of yin yoga
~Newer yin poses that target the upper body
~The Functional Approach to Yoga
~Skeletal variation and how it affects the shape of the pose
~Anatomy review to support the ~Functional Approach
~Understanding connective tissue and fascia
~Stressing tissues through Compression and Tension
~Target areas of the poses
~Modifications and prop use
~Chinese Meridian theory as it relates to yin
~Introduction into mindfulness meditation practices
~How to build a class (sequencing, timing, music, props, intention)
Required books: either Bernie Clark's - The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga or Sarah Powers' - Insight Yoga for reference.
Friday, April. 23rd: 6-9pm
Saturday, April 24th: 10am-6pm (1 hour lunch)
Sunday, April 25th: 11am-5pm (1 hour lunch)
$299 (SAVE $50!) by April 1st
**minimum of 8 sign ups by April 1st for the training to occur, so don't delay - sign up today!
__________________________________________About Melissa Christensen (E-RYT500, YACEP):
Melissa is a full-time professional yoga teacher trainer and has been teaching yin yoga for over ten years, having studied with Paul Grilley and his senior assistant Joe Barnett, Bernie Clark and Sarah Powers. She brings a wealth of knowledge to her trainings, offering a comprehensive, engaging and fun approach to her love of yin. Melissa has led over 35 yin trainings over the last 5 years across the United States and into Canada. Her training is Yoga Alliance approved as a YACEP certified yoga teacher trainer. You can find her at www.yoginimelissac.com, on FB and IG @yoginimelissac.