If you are a yoga teacher or practitioner or are simply interested in yoga, the body, the mind, holistic mental health & wellness, growth and development, then this course will benefit you.
3rd August – 21st September 2021
Live Sessions: Tuesdays & Thursdays
7-9pm New Zealand (NZDT) / 6-8am UK
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Every Tuesday & Thursday we will come together for live and interactive theory to set you up for the homework and activities for the week. This will be your chance to connect with like individuals and build your community of aware and informed practitioners.
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 more yin tissues within the body, the connective tissues, ligaments, tendons and joints. We do this through long, still holds of varying asanas that 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.
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.
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 the 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.
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.
How it Works
Anatomy, Fascia, Function &
Anatomy for Every Body
Functional approach to yin yoga
Yin and yang asana practice
Muscle groups with physical target areas
Skeletal and muscular system
The approach of bio-individuality
Tension and compression theory
Facilitating yin yoga safely & accessibly for all
Cueing and sequencing workshops
The power of propping
Intricate breakdown of each asana
Mind-body connection and Embodiment workshop
Your Brain on Yin
Mental and emotional approach to yin yoga
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
At the end of the course you will be able to:
- Follow a path in yin yoga
- Incorporate techniques into and advance teaching and self-practice
- Broaden your teaching expertise with knowledge from an anatomical, neurological and yin perspective
- Have a strong foundation of the art of teaching Yin Yoga with the addition of trauma-informed ways of teaching for the general public
- Offer your students a new style of yoga that complements and balances other practices
- Offer your students a new style of yoga that works with the physical, energetic, mental and emotional dimension of the body
- Have tools to cultivate and facilitate a powerful and informed practice that leans towards a well-rounded and holistic approach to health and wellness
-Receive and upload to YA a 100-Hour YACEP Certification
Equity in Investment - Choosing your tier
We are committed to offering trainings that are of the highest quality, affordable and accessible while striving to keep equity and mutual exchange at the soul of how we serve.
We recognize that we live in systems of inequity and we strive to find ways of finding balance within this. We feel that the deepest engagement and greatest benefit comes when there is a meaningful mutual exchange.
For these reasons, we offer tiered pricing. There is an invitation to reflect on your access to resources and privilege, the value of this work, what you can genuinely afford, and what you might pay for comparable training programs. By committing to what is truly within your means you make it possible for others to show up within theirs and we are all grateful for this.
All prices are in New Zealand Dollars (NZD)
TIER 1: $1875 – For those who are financially well-resourced. Reflects the value of the course in Western economic markets.
TIER 2: $1575 – For those on medium incomes and access to financial resources.
TIER 3: $1175 – For those on low incomes, caring responsibilities and from marginalized communities.
TIER 4: Choose your contribution (for those in low economy and financially disadvantaged countries and communities.)
In addition to our tiered pricing, we also have scholarships available for:
1) People from non-western / low-economy countries and financially marginalized communities, who otherwise would be unable to access a training such as this.
2) People experiencing serious personal / financial hardship.
To apply for a scholarship please complete our scholarship application form. Applications close Tuesday 20th July 2021.