A brief introduction to Yin Yoga:
Yin yoga works with the fascia (connective tissue) of the body. These tissues bind together all that you are, and they hold everything in place, and as such, our postural habits are ‘held’ in our fascial matrix. Yin Yoga specifically targets these tissues and has a profoundly positive impact on our postural tendencies.
Our unique patterns of movement are determined by our activities, sleeping patterns, how we think, past accidents, surgeries and our interaction with all the people in our lives. As we move away from an anatomically neutral position, we begin to feel pain in our joints. Manipulating our connective tissue is one of the best ways to restore healthy alignment and to reduce discomfort.
Traditional yoga does effect the fascial network and is an important compliment to the Yin practice. Yin yoga ‘unpins’ the holding patterns and more Yang styles of yoga like Ashtanga help the student to develop the strength to maintain and support their new healthy postural habits. Without the ‘unpinning’ of old holding patterns, students tend to practice more dynamic styles of yoga with all of their unconscious compensations. Practising like this can lead to a worsening of misalignments and can increase physical discomfort.
This course is appropriate for:
Qualified yoga teachers, trainee yoga teachers, aspiring yoga teachers…
Also for social workers, physiotherapists, chiropractors, psychotherapists, life coaches, psychologists, massage therapists, reiki practitioners, Rolfers, and structural integration therapists…
(although please be aware that you won’t be able to teach Yin Yoga until you have your 200 hour qualification, however you are very welcome, and encouraged to integrate Yin Yoga in to your existing offering).
Angela is an E-500 Certified Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance in America. All graduates of Angela’s courses can count the hours towards their continuing education if they are registered with this organisation.
Objective of the Yin Yoga Teacher Training Course:
The objective of this Yin Yoga Teacher Training is to develop a strong foundation in the psychology of yoga and deepen your understanding of the psycho-somatic relationship. This teacher training course will help you explore ways to develop your students and to cultivate your own practice of Yin Yoga (and, indeed, all yoga!)
Learn three concise and easy to follow body maps from which you will be able to build thoughtful, therapeutic and interesting classes: 1. Chakra Theory (psychology of Indian Yoga) 2. Meridian Theory (psychology of Traditional Chinese Medicine) 3. Myofascial Trains (the hardware that carries the mental and emotional vibrations through our physical make-up)
Theory and Philosophy (Energetic Anatomy)
• What is Yin Yoga?
• The history of Yin Yoga
• Yin and Yang Theory – Based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
• Organ Meridian Theory – Learn the physical, mental and emotional qualities of the twelve main organ meridians (TCM)
• Chakra Theory – Study the qualities and attributes of the seven main chakras that reside along your main energetic channel.
• Study the nature of fascia and the location of the 12 myofascial lines. Compare how these trains correspond to both the meridian system in Traditional Chinese Medicine as well as the Chakra system of traditional yoga
• Learn the defining principles of Yin Yoga that allow you to safely manipulate your fascial fabric.
• Learn all of the Yin asanas (postures), their variations and how best use props to support each pose
• Meditation – The art of concentration (Dharana). To safely manipulate fascia, Yin asanas are held for 3 – 10 minutes. Here the student has an opportunity to explore the art of stillness amid this physical intensity. Yin yoga can be a wonderful bridge into a steady meditation practice, even for the busiest of minds.
• Pranayama – Learn the ‘Abandha’ breath and how to work with the Bandhas in a Yin way.
• Learn to sequence classes that take into consideration your students physical, mental and emotional condition by applying your knowledge of meridians and chakras to the manipulation of the myofascial lines.
Angela Jervis-Read E-RYT 500 has been immersed in the world of yoga since 1998. She stumbled upon the science while seeking out a way to manage her chronic back back. Within a only a few months of practising her physical pain and attitude towards life had shifted dramatically. It was at this time, that she realized, that her mission in life was to spread the magic of yoga around the world.
Known as a pain specialist , Angela’s intuitive nature fuels her ability to manipulate the relationship between mind and body. She holds a private practice in Toronto, where she works one-on-one with people suffering from PTSD, depression, anxiety, arthritis, repetitive strain injuries and other mental and physical discomforts. Compassion and kindness define her approach, setting her clients at ease — allowing for the greatest potential for change.
Sought out by studios around the globe, Angela leads international teacher trainings, retreats and workshops in the both the yin and vinyasa traditions. She contributes to health and wellness magazines, has appeared on national television networks, speaks at conferences and is currently completing her first book.
Inspirations both and on and off the mat are: Jeannine Woodall, Hali Schwartz, Sarah Powers, Tom Myers and Rishi Sudhir of the Sampoorna Yoga School in Goa – India.
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