Free Yin Yoga Level 1 Teacher Training
- No program experience required. This course is suitable for all levels.
Learn all the fundamentals to this beautiful style of yoga.
We can think of active yoga styles, such as Ashtanga, Iyengar, Hatha & Vinyasa as “yang” yoga as their main focus is on your muscles. Whereas Yin yoga targets your deeper connective tissues, like your fascia, ligaments & joints. We hold each yoga asanas for longer periods to maximize a deep stretch & for the body & to completely surrender to relaxation. The practice encourages mindful steady conscious breathing, as well as listening to your body & observing the mind. Allowing you to reconnect both body & mind & return to a sense of wholeness.
In this short training, you will grasp what is Yin yoga practice and all the main benefits. This free training includes-
What is Yin yoga
• The origin of 'Yin'
• Connection to the meridian system
• Understanding Fascia, our connective tissue
• Causes of tension within the body
• Physical, emotional and mental connectivity
• How the Yin yoga practice differs to more Yang styles
The benefits of Yin yoga
• Body/mind balance
• Benefits to the physical body
• Connections to energetic body
• Impact on nervous system
• Releasing old wounds
• Increasing sensing abilities
• Developing introspection
Yin Yoga Class -The 5 Stages of a Yin Yoga Practice
We can think of active yoga styles, such as Ashtanga, Iyengar, Hatha & Vinyasa as “yang” yoga as their main focus is on your muscles. Whereas Yin yoga targets your deeper connective tissues, like your fascia, ligaments & joints. In Yin yoga we want to hold each yoga asanas for longer periods to maximize a deep stretch into the fascia focused areas.
We can use many variations/props within the chosen shapes that allow us to relax within the target area. Within this stillness, we can then become receptive & reflective to what's happening within & around the body.
We can become more aware of our own body's innate wisdom & intelligence, & learn to 'just' listen. Learning to really 'hear' the 'Self' sounds easy, but Yin yoga can be challenging, in many ways & for different reasons. But, also such a very rewarding practice.
YIN - THE REBOUND
Ever wondered why we include a rebound within the Yin yoga practice?. There are many physical, mental & energetic benefits as to why we include it within the practice, & also many ways we can creatively include it within our Yin sequencing. Here is a short video explaining the rebound & why we include it within a Yin yoga practice.
Yin Yoga as a Bitter/Sweet Practice - Physical & Mental Challenges
A misconception is to think Yin yoga is easy. That seems to stem from a notion that Yin Yoga is a form of restorative yoga.
Although on the yoga styles scale it would certainly come closest to Restorative yoga, there are some essential differences to the practice.
Yin yoga is a “Bitter-Sweet” practice that is both meditative & nourishing, yet brings it’s own physical & mental challenges. There are four fundamental bittersweet stages we can experience during this beautiful style.
YIN YOGA PHYSICAL PRACTICES
Explore all these fundamentals within the 2 PHYSICAL PRACTICES for the hips/lower body and shoulders/upper body.
These practices will not only increase flexibility & joint health but also release excess emotion & negativity we can store inside both body & mind.
Variations are given to suit all levels of ability and skeletal structures.
Use whatever props you have available. I recommend:
Yoga mat or thick towel
Yoga Blocks or two cushions or pillows
By the end of this FREE course you will have a grasped a wider understanding of the Yin yoga style, and the main benefits to evoke wellness and balance in both body and mind.
Who this course is for:
- Whether you are new to Yin yoga, a yoga practitioner of other styles, a teacher or healer, wishing to deepen your skills & knowledge of Yin yoga
I hold over 3,000 hours of Teacher Training & 20 years of yoga teaching experience. My Teacher training incorporates influences from Hatha yoga, Forest yoga, Pregnancy yoga, Yoga Therapy, Ayurveda, Functional yoga, Restorative yoga, Trauma yoga, Yin yoga & Chinese Medicine principles.
Teacher trainers have included Gillian Russel, British Wheel of Yoga. Dr Francoise Freeman, Birthlight. Donna Farhi, Sacroiliac Stability. Ana Forrest, Forrest Yoga. Maggie Reagh, Yoga Therapy International. Neil Pearson, Anatomy & Physiology for Musculoskeletal Conditions & Persistent Pain Specialist. Jaisri M Lambert, Ayurvedic Practitioner & Consultant. Todd Caldecott, Ayurvedic Practitioner, & Medical Herbalist. Tianne Allan, Restorative Yoga. Nicole Emily Marcia, Trauma & Addictions. DV Sridhar, Radha Sridhar & Viji Vasu, Yoga Philosophy, Yogaraksanam, Chennai. Paul Grilley, Functional Yoga & Skeletal differences. Jo Phee & Joe Barnett, Yin Yoga. Tom Myers, Anatomy Trains, & Dr Vincent Chung, Chinese Medicine.
I am a Yoga Alliance RYT 500 yoga teacher qualified to lead teacher training & my yoga school is called Akirayoga, registered Yoga Alliance school.
For me, encouraging an inclusive learning environment that is informative, insightful, & embodies vital theoretical concepts within the physical practices is integral to my experience of teaching. In addition, to holding a passion for anatomy functionality & empowering students.
My offerings are inclusive, holistic & therapeutic, finding equal emphasis on strength building of the mind, body & soul, and graceful acceptance. Akira in Sanskrit means ‘graceful strength. ‘