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This training is your perfect opportunity to hone your skills as a Yin yoga instructor. Hosted in a beautiful retreat in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, the training comprises just the right mix of theory classes and practical demonstrations of the asanas, giving you the right tools and knowledge to build confidence in your teaching. Although the course has a heavy focus on art of teaching to build confidence and finetune delivery of meaningful classes, you don't have to be a qualified teacher or want to teach Yin yoga to attend. This training is for anyone wanting to deepen their knowledge of anatomy and chinese medicine, and slow down to balance Yang with Yin.
The Heart Center is the main sacred shala space for learning and practice. The 100-square-meter space has a stunning view all the way across the Hinterland to distant Noosa.
The course / 100-hours count as Continuing Education hours for Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®) only.
This community of Yin yoga lovers will join together in a magical retreat center in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland to learn, discover, experience, and explore the magical realm of Yin yoga in a beautiful, private retreat venue with swimming pool and lots of space outside for barefoot walking, sunshine, sharing and love.
Yin yoga is the gentle application of tension and compression to the body which induces a healthy phase change in the tissue. The practice is characterized by long, static holds, using floor based asana for muscle relaxation and myofascial release, allowing for a meditative focus. Yin yoga focuses on strengthening the inter-connectivity of the physical, mental, emotional, and energetic dimensions of the body and its systems. Also, learn the functional movement of fascia. This is the main practice of the day, which is the Yin yoga with mindfulness and meditation.
Functional anatomy, fascia and art of teaching: The first week will have a strong focus on the functional approach to yoga, functional anatomy, and the unique bio-individuality of the body. Targeting the physical body you will incorporate physical target areas and visit multiple propping technique for myofascial release through Yin yoga.
Chinese medicine, five elements and art of teaching: The second week will have a strong focus on the energetic approach to yoga, targeting the energetic dimension of the body, incorporating Chinese five elements.
This is the juicy bit of the course where you will have the opportunity to intricately break down the components of Yin yoga and reveal what it all means. In the first week, you will break down skeletal variation and dive deep into fascial studies. The second week is an introduction to Chinese medicine, five elements, and Qi (energy, prana, Ki, vital life force).
Some of the theory classes will have supporting educational videos and workshops to accompany the lecture. This session is to give you the scientific and theoretical foundation needed for a deeper understanding of experiential Yin yoga.
These classes are where you will break down 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 you 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.
Evening practice incorporates a multitude of inner practices that range from Yang styles of yoga and movement to a meditation circle.
This course will take you through a journey like no other. You will get the chance to get to know yourself, to come home to yourself, and most importantly to nurture, nourish, and love yourself whole hardheartedly. This is where heart meets human and human meets soul.
The course is split into two modules with a day in between to rest, digest, snooze, and stretch. Both modules will take you through the functional and energetic approach to yoga, breaking them down individually, and then layering them upon another to make your understanding of yin yoga and art of teaching brighter and bolder and better than the rest.
This course offers you the time to slow down and work on bringing yourself back into the parasympathetic nervous response. This is where rejuvenation, relaxation, and restoration reside. On a practicing level, you will dive deeper into the connection of yoga asana, meditation, and mindfulness, both on and off the mat.
On a teaching level, you will significantly enhance your teaching style and technique with your personality. You will refresh your knowledge of functional anatomy, fascial studies, and the bio-individuality of the body through experiential workshops and theory sessions. You will be introduced to Chinese medicine, the five elements, and will develop an art of teaching to teach Yin yoga in a creative and efficient way.
Please note that this course has a strong thread of art of teaching. 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 explores the understanding of unique bio-individuality of the human body. This can be translated not only Yin yoga, but our day-to-day practices. You will be introduced to functional anatomy, the fascial system, tension and compression, skeletal variation, muscle groups and target areas, asana breakdown, art of teaching, and the art of propping. 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 you can teach Yin yoga from this approach. Breaking down Chinese medicine theory, Yin Yang theory, and the five Chinese elements, you will gain new insight as to how you can benefit from yoga, how Qi (energy) flows around the body. You will layer onto the depth of philosophy by looking at the history of Yin yoga from its original roots; the Taoist point of view.
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.
Amara Retreat endeavors to facilitate knowledge for a sustainable future by inspiring human beings to re-ignite their love for life and nature. Nestled in the beautiful Noosa Hinterland, the venue offers stunning 180 degree views to the North across to Noosa. Amara Retreat is only 20 minutes from Maroochydore Airport, 10 minutes to Peregian Beach, 1.5 hours from Brisbane, and 20 minutes to Noosa.
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Delicious home cooked, vegetarian food will be served three times a day with the aim of nourishment and organic pleasure. Fresh healthy flavors prepared from around the world to nourish mind and body.
You can take a dip in the pool in between classes, take a walk in the surrounding nature on your day off, enjoy the countryside, and integrate yourself into a sense of community.
On site, you will have access to and exclusive use of the entire 44-acre property, for a full immersion experience within the elements that surround you.
If you wish to venture off site during the day off, the center is only 10 minutes to Peregian Beach, 1.5 hours from Brisbane, and 20 minutes to Noosa.
Transfer not provided
Sunshine Coast Airport
Transfer available for additional US$33 per person
Please book your flight to arrive at Brisbane Airport (BNE) or Sunshine Coast Airport (MCY).
From MCY airport, taxis will be available to take you directly to the venue (20-minute trip).
If you are arriving into BNE airport, the train will take you via Brisbane city to the Sunshine Coast. Please discuss arrival details upon booking and Shanti Atma Yoga will discuss different transfer options to suit your needs.
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