In this 50-hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training, we will create a strong understanding of the body by studying its anatomy. We will build from your basic understanding of anatomy and move towards Functional Anatomy. You will learn the biomechanics of the body and how you can create a functional pose. Yin yoga is not an aesthetic practice, because it’s important how it feels, we call it a feeling practice.
You will learn to read the human body and find out and explore that every person’s body is different. So every person’s body needs different adjustments to find their pose. We will use the Paul Grilley method, a system where you can analyze any yoga pose and break it into parts. By mapping the body into 14 skeleton segments being moved by 10 muscle groups you will be able to adapt any yoga pose for yourself and your students. This functional approach will apply to any kind of yoga or movement practice.
“We don’t use the body to get into the pose, we use the pose to get into the body.” – Bernie Clark
What plays a big part in Yin Yoga asana is fascia. Fascia is a giant web that surrounds and penetrates every muscle, bone, and tissue in your body. The fascia is the biggest sensory organ of the body, which you will not only feel on the outside but also and especially on the inside. You will learn everything about Fascia and how to target these tissues to find more harmony in your system.
Once we have laid the foundation of ‘the physical poses’, we will make an introduction to the Chinese Medicine Philosophy and the meridian system. You will learn that every meridian is connected to an organ and an emotion and how to target these meridians. Adding this will bring more balance to your emotions and thoughts.
There is a strong science part in this training, but there is also a spiritual side to these practices. We believe that they go hand in hand and will pave a path inwards for you and your students.