This August, join Cora Geroux for a 50 Hour Yin Yoga Practice Immersion and Teacher Training.
Just as the light can not exist without the dark, yang can not exist without yin.
Yin yoga offers us a balancing force in our yoga practice in relation to the strong dynamic styles of yoga such as hatha, vinyasa and ashtanga. Yin and Yang are concepts that govern all of life, yet stem from ancient Taoist philosophy. Indian yogis also held such concepts when they referred to hatha yoga - Ha ( sun ) Tha ( Moon ).
Yin Yoga is a slow, mainly floor based practice where poses are held from 2 -
20 minutes. This style of practice brings immense physical, energetic and mental healing as we work with the Meridian system from Traditional Chinese Medicine.
During this 50 Hour training you will gain a clear understanding of the theory and practice of yin yoga, and become qualified to teach complete yin yoga classes with intelligence and respect for the practice. You will also gain a deeper understanding of the concept of yin in your personal and teaching life, and how this awareness is vital to our own health and wellbeing.
We have immense respect for the physical body, and the safety and health of your students so we have partnered with Liz Bennet, Physiotherapist and Yoga Teacher will provide an in-depth examination of the anatomy and physiology of a yin yoga practice.
- Anatomy & Physiology
- Individual differences is skeletal structure, and how this impacts our yoga practice & teaching
- How to keep the the yin tissues ( fascia, connective tissue, joints, ligaments and bones ) happy and healthy
- How yin yoga uses positive stress to strengthen the yin tissues
- Understanding tension vs. compression, and how to identify this with
- The Theory Of Yin Yoga
- What is Yin Yoga, and how is it different from restorative yoga
- A basic understanding of taoist philosophy as it applies to yin yoga
- Why yin yoga is needed now more than ever
- Yin Yoga as a gateway into deeper meditative practices
- The Energy Body
- Meridians, Nadis & Chakras
- Energy, Chi & Prana
- Yin Sequencing
- basic principles
- learn specific sequences for the meridian / organs pairs
- learn specific sequences for the chakras
- Wall Yin
- The Inner Methods Of Yin Yoga
- meditation, pranayama and contemplation
- Yin Yoga Teaching Methodology
- The art of holding space
- Props & modifications
- Personalised Yin - teaching the individual within the group
- Using music as a tool for yin yoga practice
Cora is an E - RYT 500, has been practicing Yin Yoga for over a decade, and started teaching yin classes in Vancouver in 2010, after training with Bernie Clark. She has then continued to study with Sarah Powers, and is deeply grateful for the knowledge passed down from her teachers. Cora currently leads the 200 HR Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga Village, and is a faculty member of the Level 2 Yoga Teacher Training at Qi Health & Yoga. For more information about Cora, you can visit her website.
Liz has been teaching yoga and working as a physiotherapist for over 15 years. Having my early physiotherapy career in the hospital system, then moving into private practice where I have remained, I’ve worked with people in a huge variety of settings, both in a hands on treatment capacity and teaching yoga to clients.
Liz Began teaching yoga at 21, and has trained extensively with Simon Borg Olivier, Bianca Machliss and Michael De Manicore. She has been teaching Anatomy & Physiology to yoga teachers since 2006. For more information about Liz, you can visit her website.
This course is open to 200 HR Yoga Teachers, and dedicated students.
This course does NOT qualify you to teach yoga, but provides continuing education for yoga teachers.