Yin Yoga 5 Bodies Approach 200 Hour
ANATOMY. NEUROPLASTICITY. MINDFULNESS. TRAUMA SENSITIVITY. CHINESE MEDICINE. ART OF TEACHING.
What is Yin Yoga?
Yin is slow and passive. It is steady and reflective. It is the energy with which we approach our Yin Yoga practice. Our aim is to target the deeper connective tissues within the body. We do this through longer and stiller holds that that of Hatha Yoga. We modify asanas due to the bio-individuality of each practitioner and target different parts of the physical and energetic body. The body and mind are challenged in a multitude of ways helping us to not only reap the physiological and anatomical benefits but also to cultivate more mindfulness and mental health benefits both on and off the mat.
About This Training
By joining this course and studying Yin Yoga professionally, you will gain the knowledge and experience to confidently share your understanding with your students and others while also deepening your own personal practice. This allows you the opportunity to hone your existing skills and expertise, to a new profound depth, while learning new and informed ways of cultivating a powerful and safe class for the general public.
Join Becky Khalil and Amanda Hanna on this 200 Hour 5 Bodies Approach to Yin Yoga Teacher Training Course. 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 will give you a depth and spice to your yoga teaching like no other. Over the course of the training you will gain a fundamental and uniquely put together knowledge and experience in:
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.
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. 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.
Chinese Medicine and 5 Elements; 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.
Self Love and Compassion; When teaching such a deep and sensitive practice that encapsulates the 5 bodies it is important to offer a compassionate undertone of every experience. Yin Yoga is a style that allows more space than other practices for samskaras to come up to the surface, through emotions and emotional release. This means that the scope of a yin yoga teacher should be able to approach this in a compassionate and self loving way. In this part of the training we will be looking at the the emotional body and how we can use essential oils to complement the therapeutic aspects of yin yoga to enhance the holistic offering. You will take a look at the limbic and olfactory system and how essential oils change your emotional experience. We will be visiting creative writing and self loving rituals that can transform the practice of Yin Yoga on a deeper level than just the physical and energetic body
What is it?
A Yin Yoga 200 Hour teacher training course over 27 nights which aims at facilitating growth in your yoga career by incorporating the 5 bodies approach to Yin Yoga and within the yoga field as a whole:
1) Physical Body (Functional Anatomy and Fascia)
2) Energetic Body (Chinese Medicine, 5 Elements and Qi)
3) Emotional Body (Mindfulness, Meditation, Essential Oils, Trauma Sensitive, Self Love)
4) Mental Body (Neuroplasticity, Mindfulness, Meditation, Pranayama)
5) Spiritual Body (Higher practices of yoga and connection to self and the cosmos)
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. 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.
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 body approach, intricately weaving teaching methodology and asana practice throughout the whole course. The practical workshops and interactive sessions provide you with a wide variety of learning approaches and a solid ground of teaching techniques. 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.
The goal of this course is designed to expose the natural ability and potential of the student to teach with confidence and a high level of teaching expertise, with a solid understanding of how to elevate your yoga teaching career to enable yoga teachers to share their passion with authenticity and confidence.
Whether you are a frequent yoga teacher in yin or yang styles this course will benefit you. If you have completed a basic 200 hour course already then this course is also for you. What is shared, explored and unveiled in this teacher training course is not covered on a basic 200 hour course. While this course will be accredited for 200 hours of teacher training, it is in no way a ‘basic’ training. With small groups there is a lot of one on one time with the teachers, as well as individualised time to help you expand on what you already know, practice and experience.
Cabuya Lodge, Costa Rica
Close to the ocean in Costa Rica and among the trees, Cabuya Lodge is a haven for reflective practices. The ambiance of the lodge is one of love, light and connection, to mother earth and to the self. The tropical atmosphere of Costa Rica gives an exciting and adventurous feel while the grounding practice of yin and yoga keeps you centred, calm and relaxed.
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.
200 Hour of Yin Yoga education
27 Nights accommodation
Daily Yin Yoga practice
Evening Yoga practice
3 deliciously nutritious meals a day
5 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)