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Shanti Atma Yoga invites you for a diverse training program in Yin yoga and myofascial release. The course combines asana practice with meditation, anatomy, and fascia studies and has a strong thread of the art of teaching Yin yoga and other subjects, and takes a deeper look into the energetic workings of the body. You will discover different types of Yin Yang practices and shift your focus, feeling how the energy of your mind and body become connected. You will learn to think and feel from a Yin perspective and truly discover your mind, body, and soul.
Accommodation will be shared in a comfortable homestay house where all participants will be living together in a small community of like-minded people. The spaces are limited but the atmosphere is intimate, friendly, and warm with peace, tranquility, and sunshine on your doorstep. Tara Casa is surrounded by secluded Mediterranean gardens with mature plants and trees, the terraced swimming pool garden, with sunbeds, umbrellas, and seating, and a pool bar, it is a perfect place to chill out when the sun is setting.
Yin yoga is a powerful style of yoga that works towards physically unraveling the body’s matrix of tension, activating the parasympathetic nervous system, mentally transitions the mind into a meditative state, emotionally relaxes the body-mind complex and energetically stimulates the flow of qi. Yin yoga holds the key to unlocking the full potential of a holistic and comprehensive yoga practice, both on and off the mat.
If you are stuck in your teaching, want to refresh your approach to yoga, ignite your body-mind consciousness or enhance your self- practice or teaching with a complementing style of yoga then this course is for you.
Yin yoga is the epitome of self-care and self-love. When one can sit with the mind to take care of oneself then the seed of health and wellness is planted, inside and out. Yin Yoga provides and allows this space to transition from a human doing back to an authentic human being.
You will come away with an abundance of confidence to guide your own practice focusing on physical and energetic target areas as well as being prepared to share this practice with others.
You will explore how Yin yoga and its application of gentle, sustained and monitored tension and compression to the body can effect the functionality of the entire system, physically and emotionally. The practice comprises longer and more static holds than Hatha yoga. With the use of floor based yoga asana, for muscle relaxation and myofascial release, you will bridge the gap between body and mind, seamlessly, allowing for a meditative and therapeutic experience.
Yin yoga focuses on strengthening the inter-connectivity of the physical, mental, emotional and energetic dimensions of the body that everyday life can filter down to a level that is consciously or unconsciously unhealthy.
This course offers you the time to slow down and work on bringing yourself back into the parasympathetic nervous response, rest and digest. This is where rejuvenation, relaxation and restoration reside. You will dive deeper into the connection of yoga asana, on and off the mat, meditation and mindfulness, within the physical and energetic body.
You will refresh your knowledge on anatomy, functional approach to yoga, fascia through multiple experiential workshops and theory sessions.You will be introduced to Chinese Medicine, the 5 elements and develop an art of teaching to share yin yoga in a creative and efficient way.
The art of teaching will prepare you to understand the responsibilities of being a Yin Yoga teacher, looking at key aspects within teaching methodology. Being an experiential, positive and inspirational learning environment, you will embody the physical, energetic, mental and emotional realms within the yin yoga practice from two points of view: the practitioner and the teacher.
This part of the training visits the understanding of unique bio-individuality of human beings and translating this into, not only yin yoga but our day-to-day practices. You will be introduced to functional anatomy, the fascial system, tension and compression, muscle groups and target areas, asana (posture) breakdowns, the art of teaching and the art of propping. Art of propping is taught in a unique way but can be adapted to all other styles of yoga asana.
In this part of the training you will break down the essence of the energetic body and how we can teach yin yoga form this approach. Breaking down Chinese Medicine theory, Yin Yang Theory and the 5 Chinese Elements you will gain new insight as to how we can benefit from yoga, how qi flows around the body, emotions that are relevant to the elements and how we can translate this into the 5 bodies approach for a holistic practice of teaching and moving meditation / asana. Furthermore, you will layer onto the depth of your philosophical education by looking at the Yin yoga from its original roots; the taoist point of view. Yin yoga brings you home to yourself, where you become whole
This course will take you through the fascia, function and energy of yoga so that you can expand your expertise and experience in practice and teaching.
By professionally learning about Yin yoga you will have wealth and abundance of knowledge which will allow to you intelligently offer an experience of yin yoga to your students and yourself! Through an intelligently sequenced class and atmosphere created by you, you will have the knowledge of how to specifically use physical and energetic target areas that benefit a multitude of issues such as pain, immobility, stress, relaxation, and insomnia to name a few, Yin Yoga is preventative and curative if taught and practiced in the right way.
By being mentored you will gain insight into how to start running successful yoga retreats and workshops, cutting out up to 5 years of working it out yourself, by yourself.
This is the main practice of the day and is pure Yin yoga with mindfulness meditation and breath work interwoven through the practice. The first week will have a strong focus on the functional approach to yoga, targeting the physical body incorporating tension and compression, physical target areas and myofascial release through yin yoga asana and tennis ball trigger point release.
The second module will layer upon module one and have a strong focus on the energetic approach to yoga, targeting the energetic dimension of the body and incorporating all subjects from module 1 whilst adding the Chinses 5 elements into yin yoga asana.
This is the juicy bit of the course where we will have the unique opportunity to intricately break down the components of Yin yoga and reveal what it all means in its true form. In the first module we break down skeletal variation and dive deep into fascial studies. The second module is an introduction to Chinese Medicine, 5 Elements and Qi (energy, Prana, Ki, vital life force). Some of the theory classes will have supporting educational videos / documentaries or workshops to accompany the lecture. This session is to give you the scientific and theoretical foundation needed for a deeper understanding of Yin yoga. Please have a notebook and pen ready to go. It may be useful to bring a couple of notebooks and colored pens.
These classes are where we will breakdown what it means to teach yin yoga. This is the ‘how to’ and the ‘why’. You could call this the ‘behind the scenes’ of yin yoga teaching. The art of teaching is a discussion-based class and participation from students is welcome and encouraged.
Asana breakdown is a practical class where we break down the Yin yoga asana (target area, cueing, propping). This requires small group work from students for experiential learning. This session is ultimately about you and to build your teaching expertise. Please have a notebook, pen and yoga mat at the ready.
Evening practice incorporates a multitude of inner practices that range from yang styles of asana to meditation circle. The idea of this more inward and explorative time of day is that we close the daily session with introspection and connection to the self.
This schedule is subject to small change depending on the time of year, location and weather at the venue.
Becky is a yoga teacher trainer who specializes in Yin yoga and fascial studies. She started teaching yoga on a rooftop in Guatemala as part of a women’s yoga collective. After several years of working in development and yoga tourism in Guatemala, Ecuador, Panama, Indonesia, England, and Taiwan, she resided in India for the last one and a half years, training students on 200 and 300-hour courses and Yin yoga. Becky now trains students all over the world, particularly in Europe and Asia. She particularly values her education in anatomy, physiology, and aromatherapy under FHT.
Enjoy 3 home-cooked meals a day.
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