Fall 2018 Session
Have you ever thought of yoga in terms of yin and yang? Whether it’s yoga, or anything and everything else in life, our body, mind and soul are constantly in play of balance. In this teacher training, you will learn how to introduce and incorporate more quieting, grounding, meditative “yin” aspects of yoga to your own practice as well as in your teachings. Most of us expose ourselves to so many “yang” activities, such as work, play and even yoga. We are in a constant state of a stimulating sympathetic nervous system, ie. “fight or flight” response. As the name “hatha yoga” implies, we all need the balance and unification of sun (ha = sun or yang) and moon (tha = moon or yin) energies.
Although, yin and restorative practices are sometimes referred to as the same or similar, they have distinct differences. Yin yoga works on tight and contracting connective tissues such as ligaments, tendons and the myofascia. Each pose is held for several minutes at a time to help let go of the muscles’ efforts and to “exercise” the connectives tissues the way they need to be exercised, which is very passive. Restorative yoga is the practice where your body is fully supported by props so that you can find ultimate relaxation–here we are not working on anything other than passively opening different parts of the body. You can say that restorative yoga is more “yin” than yin yoga.
The first weekend of this course will focus on yin yoga practice–its history, physical and energetic benefits, poses, how to sequence the class and how to teach.
The second weekend focuses on restorative yoga. This is mostly experiential–we will spend a great deal of time putting each other into poses to learn how to use the props, modify and spot tell-tale signs of discomfort in students.
Upon completion, you will receive 40 CEU credit hours.
Dates & Times
Our 36-hour program will meet for two weekends in December 2017. Hours are 9:00am-7:30pm (with a 11:45am-12:15pm lunch break).
Specific Dates Are As Follows:
*Tuition includes one month of unlimited classes at Sacred Sounds Yoga starting December 8 with non–refundable $150 deposit.
To reserve your spot, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Submit your non-refundable $150 deposit using the link at the top of the page, which is due when you reserve your spot.
For more information or to sign up, visit the studio, call 212.533.YOGA (9642) or email email@example.com.