Yin Yoga 5 Bodies Approach 200 Hour
Anatomy, Chinese Medicine, Mindfulness, Neuroplasticity, Trauma Sensitivity with
Art of Teaching
You owe it to yourself to be yourself
You will leave this course with:
- An in depth structure of how Yin Yoga works with the 5 dimensions of the body
- An in depth understanding of how to teach Yin Yoga to benefit each dimension of the body
- A strong foundation of the art of teaching from your voice, with your personality
- Great opportunity to widen your scope of Yoga for self practice
- Very high potential to lead your yoga teaching to the next levels
- Information which is rarely available on Yin Yoga teacher training courses
- A new perspective on how and why to teach Yin Yoga
Week 1: Functional Anatomy, Fascia and Art of Teaching
Week 2: Chinese Medicine, 5 Elements and Art of Teaching
Week 3: Neuroplasticity, Mindfulness and Art of Teaching
Week 4: Trauma Sensitive Approach to the Art of Teaching
Morning Nurturing Practice:
This is the main practice of the day and is Yin yoga with mindfulness, pranayama and meditation. Each week will shift in focus pertaining to the theme of the week’s content. You will visit multiple techniques for practising Yin Yoga, connecting with the 5 dimensions of the body to take your Yin Yoga experience truly to another level.
Art of Teaching and Asana Breakdown:
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.
This is the juicy bit of the course where we will have the opportunity to intricately break down the components of Yin Yoga and reveal what it all means. Revisit the beginning of your yoga journey and take the next steps in your career by returning to the roots of the ‘why’ and ‘how’ we approach the components of teaching yoga. The theoretical classes provide you with an opportunity to take a deeper look and specifically evaluate, question, discuss and develop the topics which make up the backbone of teaching, exploring and developing your experience and expertise in yoga.
Evening Empowering Practice: Evening practice incorporates a multitude of inner practices that range from yang styles of yoga and movement to a meditation circle.
Re-align the ‘why’ and the ‘how’ in your yoga teaching by enriching your knowledge base, skills, and experiential learning by intricately picking apart the core foundations of each approach, intricately weaving teaching methodology and asana practice throughout the whole course. 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.
About This Training
Experiencing is fundamental to learning
We will dive into the depths of what it means to fully understand and embody the principles and benefits of Yin Yoga from 5 different approaches which give a unique twist to your teaching and practice. This course and its components will guide you through your strengths and areas of development with active workshops, practical learning, theory classes, group work, individual reflection, self-practice, case studies and practicums. This course works towards the development and goals in creating the right avenue for you in Yoga.
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 practising level, you will dive deeper into the connection of yoga asana, meditation, breath, mindfulness, energy and the brain, both on and off the mat.
On a teaching level, you will significantly enhance your teaching style and technique with your personality, refreshing your knowledge and confidence. 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.
There are 4 parts to the training:
Functional Anatomy; 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. Art of propping is taught in a unique way but can be adapted to all other styles of yoga asana.
Chinese Medicine and 5 Elements; we 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 embody a new way of teaching that enhances creativity. We will layer onto the depth of your philosophical education by looking at the Yin Yoga from its original roots; the Daoist point of view.
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.
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; 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 practising yin yoga. We will explore things like communication, propping, sequencing and other components that make a strong teacher. 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.
This will be a message I carry through my teaching and life.
It’s hard to put on one finger what I loved most about this training but one thing that will stay with me throughout my journey is the empowerment, sense of ownership and knowledge of self that Amanda embodies and encourages for her students.Charlie
200 Hour of Yin Yoga education
24 Nights accommodation
Daily Yin Yoga practice
Evening Yoga practice
3 deliciously nutritious meals a day
4 educational modules
Learning materials (Manual and Yin asana guidebook)
Yoga Alliance 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
Group work exercises
Sequencing and communication workshops
Access to your teacher after the training is complete for ongoing growth via online portal (Exclusive to Shanti Atma Yoga graduates)
The Mindfulness section, neuroplasticity and the trauma-sensitive parts were eye-opening and enlightening. These sections apply to way more than only yoga.
The structure of the course is very well organized, makes sense and flows perfectly. LOVED how Amanda described and conveyed the message/points. She articulates it well, makes sense, enjoyable and easily accessible to anyone.Felicia
Amanda has such a profound depth of knowledge and wisdom..
It is presented in a sincere, genuine and professional way which leaves you feeling empowered. It is the best course I have undertaken and I highly recommend it as it is a beautiful journey.Noeleen
Nov 21 – Dec 15