Training Description & Overview

Training Description & Overview

LEVEL 1

The Complete Yin Yoga Teacher

Nuanced • Empowering • Playful

Submerge yourself into a Yin Yoga Training and learn to share the subtle meditative qualities of this practice. Created from a blend of the ethereal sciences of the East and the material sciences of the West Yin Yoga is all about balance.

This training uses lecture and guided practice to develop a conceptually diverse understanding with extensive first-hand experience.

Yin Yoga brings your awareness through the tissues of your body releasing tension layer by layer. Becoming well versed in Yin Yoga is like being able to apply a deep tissue massage to your body with your mind. Making that experiential connection to all you have heard or read about Chi you can begin to find a new way to experience your body.

This curriculum emphasizes the balance between Eastern (ethereal) and Western (material) sciences. With an in depth exploration of meditation, subtle anatomy and physical anatomy learn to teach the subtle qualities of Yin Yoga. Using lectures and guided practice you will develop your own strategies for teaching and working with students to guide them to listen to their body. The deeper you go with your training and self-exploration the more you can help students learn from their own bodies to create a deep tissue massage with their mind.

*** No previous experience required, this training is suitable for beginners to Yin Yoga or Yoga in general. It is both for those who want to deepen their own practice as well as for those experienced with Yin and teaching who want more insights.


LEARN TO


  • Deepen & explore your own Yin Yoga practice

  • Guide a Yin Yoga class of any duration

  • Develop & refine Yin Yoga sequences

  • Set the proper tone & environment for a Yin Yoga class

  • Instruct private Yin Yoga sessions

  • Safely cue & adjust a wide array of student needs

  • Create a safe & supportive space for students

  • Respond appropriately to student questions

 

TOPICS OVERVIEW


  • Yin asana [standard 20+ poses]

  • Tao + Yin Yang Philosophy

  • Yin Yoga theory + history

  • Meditation techniques + applications

  • Muscular/Skeletal Anatomy

  • Anatomical variation

  • Joints & Connective Tissue

  • Fascia

  • Yin asana [15+ non-standard poses]

  • Meridian Channels

  • Chi

  • Chakras

  • Subtle Anatomy

  • Breathing methods to enhance Yin practice

  • Organs/Systems of the body

  • Yin Yoga teaching methodology

  • Yin Yoga propping and cueing

  • Yin Yoga sequencing



A Practical Student-Centered Approach To Illuminating What Is Within You


Course Structure

The training consists of 4 primary formats of imbuing the content. Our focus is on practicing the content via guided Yin sessions and Meditation techniques alongside significant practice of each pose in our Asana Lab. Providing the groundwork for the practice are the lectures which are presented via projector and slide show. Dialogue plays an important role throughout in connecting the content with each student and addressing their questions. Finally the course requires some at home study prior to and during the training to ensure that the individual students are processing the material in their own way. This is accomplished through readings, journaling and an essay. There are no formal tests in the course as we maintain an ongoing evaluation of student comprehension through various means including the Teaching Practicum at the end (don’t worry we keep it super casual and are there to support you in each moment))).

 

 
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INCLUDED IN YOUR TRAINING


  • 46 card Asana Deck

  • Newly published book >
    Yin Nuance: The Tao Of Practicing + Teaching Yin Yoga
    by TJ Maher (foreword by Bernie Clark)

  • 8 Ebooks based on the lectures

  • Daily Yin Yoga session

  • YACEP 100 hour Certification

  • YUJMU Level 1 Certification

  • Meditation Workshop + Lecture

  • Breathing Workshop + Lecture

  • Chakra Workshop + Lecture

  • YINfinite Family Membership


 
 
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Content Segments (8-10 days)

Our trainings span 8 to 10 consecutive days to adapt around the venue class schedules. This is different at each venue and you can see the exact days on each venue spotlight page. The content covered is identical regardless of the number of days. We are able to do this by adjusting the number of hours per day and/or adjusting how we curate the dialogues throughout the week. Below is the sequence of content through the week and an overview of that day. This is a general outline as this content overlaps or shifts to span various days (8-10) to suit the venue, pace and dynamic of each group.

 

Settling YINto Yin

[Stage 1]

  • Openning Circle & Orientation

  • Yin Yoga Session - Standard Style

  • Yin Yoga Essentials Lecture

  • Standard Asana Lab


 
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Anatomy For Yin Yoga

[Stage 1]

  • Yin Yoga Session - Standard Style

  • Sharing Circle

  • Anatomy Of Yin Yoga Lecture

  • Standard Asana Lab


 

Deep Dive Into Anatomy

[Stage 1]

  • Yin Yoga Session - Modified Standard Style

  • Sharing Circle

  • Deeper Anatomy Lecture

  • Standard Asana Lab


 
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The Subtlety Of Meditation

[Stage 2]

  • Yin Yoga Session - Minimized Standard Style

  • Sharing Circle

  • In-depth Meditation Overview Lecture

  • Standard Asana Lab


 

Getting Subtle: Breathing

[Stage 2]

  • Yin Yoga Session - Guiding Variation

  • Sharing Circle

  • Breath Lecture

  • Standard Asana Lab


 
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Getting Subtle: Chi

[Stage 2]

  • Yin Yoga Session - Guiding Variation

  • Sharing Circle

  • Chi Lecture

  • Non-Standard Asana Lab


 

Teaching Without Teaching

[Stage 3]

  • Yin Yoga Session - Silent Mysore’esque Variation

  • Sharing Circle

  • Teaching Lecture

  • Non-Standard Asana Lab


 
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Advanced Yin Yoga

[Stage 3]

  • Teaching Practice - Student Guided Yin Session

  • Feedback Circle

  • Sharing Circle

  • Tao Lecture

  • Non-Standard Asana Lab


 

Getting Subtle: Chakras

[Stage 3]

  • Teaching Practice - Student Guided Yin Session

  • Feedback Circle

  • Chakra Lecture

  • Guided Chakra Meditation

  • Non-Standard Asana Lab

  • Closing Circle


 
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