In this 50 Hr Yin Yoga Teacher Training - Mental Health Informed Approach, 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 50 Hr Yin Yoga Teacher Training you will gain knowledge and experience in:
Mental Health Informed ways of Facilitating; 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.
Mindfulness Neuroscience; 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.
Facilitating 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 students safe while practicing yin yoga. We will explore things like communication, propping, sequencing and other components that make a strong teacher.
Why Join Us?
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.
How it Works
This training is broken down into 6 modules and you will have 1 week for each module to respect time, energy, and the fluid nature of life. This is a self-paced experience.
This online training will work to immerse you in the knowledge of yin yoga, mindfulness, mental health, and self-discovery to ensure you come away from this transformational training feeling connected to your Self and your practice as well as fully set up to take this training onto your mat and into the world.
You will have access to the lead facilitator, Amanda Hanna, throughout your training via email and the online community to ask questions, discuss growth opportunities for your practice and teaching, and so much more.
You can choose how long you'd like to have access to the learning materials, course content, videos, and support of the lead facilitator: 6 month access OR Lifetime access to the course content!
MODULE 1 - Intro to Yin Yoga & Art of Facilitation
History, philosophy, and principles of Yin
Mindfully facilitating yin yoga in a safe, accessible way for all
Cueing and sequencing workshops
Power of props and an intricate breakdown of each asana
MODULE 2 - Nervous System
Nervous System overview
Mental and emotional approach to yin yoga
Extra senses and their role in yoga
Ways of appropriately adjusting and making this practice accessible
MODULE 3 - Neuroplasticity
Neuroplasticity and our thoughts
Obstacles in practice & overcoming them
Breathing techniques for stress reduction
MODULE 4 - Mindfulness
Mindfulness theory and workshops
Principles of mindfulness and how to take this on and off the mat
Mind-body connection and Embodiment workshop
MODULE 5 - Mental Health Informed Approach
Types of stress and trauma
Trauma & Mental Health informed ways of approaching classes
Appropriate language and communication
Scope of practice and teaching responsibly
MODULE 6 - Self-Agency & Beyond
Self-discovery and growth through the
principles of yin
Scope of practice
Group work and study time
Taking your practice off the mat
50 Hour of Yin Yoga education
Recorded Yin & Yang practices
Learning materials (downloads and Yin asana guidebook)
Yoga Alliance CDP Certification
Theory and interactive learning
Powerful Facilitation Methodology
Self-discovery and embodiment practices
Yin Yoga asana breakdown
Transformational learning environment
Bi-weekly calls for discussions, Q&A, and integration
Support from lead facilitator throughout your training
Sequencing and communication workshops
Access to your teacher after the training is complete for ongoing growth