Yin Yoga presents the opportunity to connect with the physical, mental, emotional and energetic body, using the posture and breath (asana and pranayama). It has been reported that when one takes their yin yoga practice seriously, diving deep inside the connection to their consciousness and the self, their overall well-being within the 5 dimensions of their body (physical, mental, emotional, energetic, spiritual) has a profound positive effect on their life.

Yin Yoga is the fusion of two traditions:
1) Yin
2) Yoga

Yin yoga is becoming an increasingly common style of yoga practice due to positive benefits on the body, mind and spirit. Yin Yoga incorporates a mix of Yogic, Taoist and Buddhist practices and can be broken down into 5 dimensions of the body:

  • Physical
  • Energetic 
  • Mental
  • Emotional
  • Spiritual

Each dimension of the body receives different benefits that are effective individually, as well as together, supporting holistic wellness of body and mind.

It is important to note here that the way in which one practices and teaches yin is not dogmatic. There is no set philosophy, school, god or goddess that one should follow.

We are only at the beginning of Yin Yoga! Yin Yoga is a very new style of yoga and is still developing to this day. Originally stemming from Taoist Yoga, Yin Yoga has been:

Pioneered by: Paulie Zink
Taught abundantly by: Paul Grilley
Coined by: Sarah Powers
Loved by: The human race

The physical level is where we tend to start and considers the fascial matrix, skeletal variation, target areas and other components of functional anatomy.
Yin yoga is the gentle application of tension and compression to the body which can induce a healthy adaptation in the tissue. Yin yoga practice is characterised by long, static holds, using floor-based asanas for muscle relaxation and myo-fascial release, allowing for a meditative focus.
You can see our foundation yin yoga teacher training course here

The energetic level often comes second due to the Chinese Medicine and Taoist Roots of Yin. Yin Yoga is the Yin approach to Yoga. Sequencing classes in synchronicity with the meridian channels, as well as taking inspiration from, and connecting to, the 5 elements of the universe, teaching and practicing yin yoga from the energetic perspective offers freedom, creativity, meaning and healing.
You can see our foundation yin yoga teacher training course online here

The mental level arises after the roots of Yin Yoga have been discovered by the practitioner. This is including more advanced and dedicated practices of Yoga such as meditation, mindfulness and pranayama. Create laser sharp focus in the mind is what takes us to another level of Yoga practice. Within this level it is important to understand neuroplasticity, how to brain interacts with Yin Yoga and how meditation and committed focus can re-write our patterns.
You can see our yin yoga teacher training with meditation, mindfulness and pranayama   
You can see our yin yoga teacher training course with neuroplasticity here

The emotional level includes emotional intelligence. This dimension is often intertwined with the mental level. We can use Yin Yoga as an introspective platform to be mindful of our emotions and thoughts. Without engaging in them, we can develop the strength of the mind to be more emotionally aware and intelligent. Essential oils and aromatherapy are known to abundantly offer emotional benefits and complement Yin Yoga like a hand to glove.
You can see our yin yoga teacher training course on emotional intelligence here

The spiritual level offers a beautiful combination of all other dimensions and really brings you back to the root of it all: Yoga. Whether you are interested in Yogic, Buddhist or Taoist philosophy, it is about connecting to the way in which we approach our life philosophy: how we do things and what the intention is behind them.
You can see our 200 hour yin yoga teacher training on all 5 dimension and approaches here

One thing to remember is: Yin is the Approach to Yoga.

 

We have a variety of Yin Yoga training’s that keep topping up your heart, mind and soul:

Yin Yoga Teacher Training Online:

Yin Yoga Teacher Training: 100 hour Functional Anatomy and Chinese Medicine
Yin Yoga Teacher Training: 100 hour Pranayama, Meditation and Mindfulness
Yin Yoga Teacher Training: 80 hour Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra
Yin Yoga Teacher Training: 50 hour Neuroplasticity and Mindfulness
Yin Yoga Teacher Training: 50 hour Essential Oils and Emotional Intelligence

Residential Yin Yoga Teacher Training:

Yin Yoga Teacher Training: 100 hour Functional Anatomy and Chinese Medicine
Yin Yoga Teacher Training: 100 hour Pranayama, Meditation and Mindfulness
Yin Yoga Teacher Training: 80 hour Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra
Yin Yoga Teacher Training: 50 hour Neuroplasticity and Mindfulness
Yin Yoga Teacher Training: 50 hour Essential Oils and Emotional Intelligence
Yin Yoga Teacher Training: 200 hour 5 Bodies Approach

Locations:

Yin Yoga Teacher Training Bali
Yin Yoga Teacher Training Thailand
Yin Yoga Teacher Training India
Yin Yoga Teacher Training Spain
Yin Yoga Teacher Training Australia
Yin Yoga Teacher Training Guatemala

We also have a variety of Yin Yoga Retreats and Yoga Holidays:

Yin Yang Yoga Retreat Spain: Rest and Revive Retreat
Yin Yoga Retreat Bali: Sacred Space Yoga

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