Shanti Atma Yoga New Zealand

Shanti Atma Yoga proudly welcomes you to its associate International Yin Yoga Teacher Training School in New Zealand, Directed by Amanda Hanna

Amanda is originally from Canada and now living in Queenstown, New Zealand, where she teaches regularly, hosts various workshops and facilitates different seminars while focusing on building a community for like minded people. She has been practicing various styles of yoga for over 12 years but her love affair remains strongly rooted in Yin as well as Hatha. She began her teaching career after training in Mysore, India, in Hatha Yoga.

When she discovered the power and beauty of Yin Yoga years ago, the whole game changed. She knew that was where her passion lie and has continued to grow her knowledge and expertise ever since. With over 500 hours in Yoga and Anatomy & Physiology Trainings as well as extensive training and experience in nutrition, meditation, mindfulness and energetics she has definitely developed a style that is unique to her. Her goal is always to leave people feeling empowered and confident as well as feeling as if they’ve learnt something new as they continue their yogic path on and off the mat.

100 Hour Teacher Training Course – Functional Anatomy, Neuroplasticity, Trauma Sensitive Approach 

In this 100 Hr Yin Yoga Teacher Training you will be immersed in theory, practice, ideating intentional sequencing as well as indulging in conversation & self-exploration, helping you obtain a functional and relatable understanding of the yin practice as a whole. This course is for beginners with an already existing yoga practice as well as for the more seasoned practitioners looking to either deepen their own experience or begin their journey as a teacher.

Over the course of the 100 Hr Yin Yoga Teacher Training you will gain knowledge and experience in:

  • Anatomy for Yoga; understanding unique 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, muscle groups and target areas, asana (posture) breakdowns and the art of propping.

  • Trauma informed ways of teaching; understanding the emotional depth that is involved with this sacred practice and honouring everyone’s personal experience and practice. You will gain a general understanding of the mental and emotional health considerations that may arise as well as what is appropriate in your scope of practice.

  • Neuroplasticity, mindfulness and pranayama; We will explore the power of conscious, mindful breathing and how we can restructure thoughts, patterns and beliefs on a neurological level. You will also gain insight into the ways in which breathing may impact physical, mental, energetic and emotional health through anatomy and physiology.

  • Teaching Responsibly; teaching from the heart while understanding the great responsibility you hold. You will gain practical experience in holding space for others mentally, emotionally and energetically but also keeping yourself and the student’s safe while practicing yin yoga. We will explore things like communication, propping, sequencing and other components that make a strong teacher.

How You Will Develop
By studying Yin Yoga professionally, you will gain the knowledge and experience to confidently share your understanding with your students while also deepening your own personal practice. This allows you the opportunity to hone your existing skills and expertise while learning new and informed ways of cultivating a powerful and safe class for the general public.

You will be able to confidently sequence and guide a safe and accessible class while understanding the power of the language we, as teachers, use as well as offering ways in which your students can further explore the capacity of their thoughts, beliefs and patterns.

Anatomy, Fascia, Function & Mindfulness, Neuroplasticity and Trauma Informed in Two Modules:
Functional Anatomy
​Functional approach to yin yoga
Yin and yang asana practice
​Muscle groups with physical target areas
Skeletal and muscular system
Fascial studies
The approach of bio-individuality
Tension and compression theory and workshops
Teaching yin yoga as an art
Cueing and sequencing workshops
The art of propping and asana breakdown
Mind-body connection ​and Embodiment workshop

Your Brain on Yin:
Mental and emotional approach to yin yoga
Nervous system
Mindfulness theory and workshops
Neuroplasticity and our thoughts
Types of stress and trauma
Trauma informed ways of approaching classes
Appropriate language and communication
Scope of practice and teaching responsibly
Group work and study time

*There is 1 day off between Module 1 and Module 2

What’s Included
100 Hour of Yin Yoga education
Daily Yin Yoga practice
Evening Yoga practice
Snacks and tea throughout the day
Two modules: Functional Anatomy & Your Brain on Yin
Learning materials (Manual and Yin asana guidebook)
Welcome Bag
Yoga Alliance CDP Certification ​​
Theory and interactive learning ​
Art of teaching / Teaching methodology
​Self-discovery and embodiment workshops
Yin Yoga asana breakdown workshops​​
Inspirational and positive learning environment
One on one time with the teacher
Postural Clinics
Group work exercises
Sequencing and communication workshops
Access to your teacher after the training is complete for ongoing growth

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