Yinyogalärarutbildning, level I is a training of 5 days. Upon attending all 5 days and completing the homework, students receive a diploma for Yin Yoga: Level I. 40 hours.
This course can be used to broaden and expand your understanding of Yin Yoga for your own personal practice. Yoga teachers can use this course to receive a strong foundation for using the philosophy and practice methodology to begin integrating Yin yoga into their teachings. If your goal is to become a yoga teacher and to teach Yin Yoga, it requires a more in-depth study which includes a fundamental understanding of anatomy, philosophy, and pedagogic skills. We offer an option to combine our 200-hour teaching training with this course.
The intention of this course is to provide the foundation for the ground principles of Yin Yoga. We’ll become familiar with the Taoist philosophy, and how Traditional Chinese medicine’s view of nature, the body and the cosmos intertwines. We’ll study the fourteen major meridians, twelve of which are associated to the major organs, and the postures that stimulate these meridians. Included will be variations and modifications of the poses for practitioners with special needs and how to approach them safely.
We’ll cover the anatomy that pertains to yin yoga, explaining the meaning of yin tissues vs. yang tissues and the different ways we can move to strengthen and stimulate them. This includes an in-depth study of connective tissue, currently called “the neuromyofascial web”, anatomy trains, tensegrity, piezoelectricity, subtle body anatomy and what the ancient yogis have in common with quantum physicists. Included will be an introduction to Vipassana meditation, mindfulness and how modern science supports what yogis have known for thousands of years.
As we develop the skill of listening and the capacity to become still and quiet, we’re ready for the practice of Vipassana, a method of meditation, which means to “see things as they really are”. Using the physical body as a tool, learning how to allow and “hold” whatever arises in the yin postures, the journey turns inward and we begin to observe the mind. Mindfulness is a natural component of yin yoga and furthers our intention to be more present and alive in our bodies, not only on the mat, but also off the mat – in our lives, as we live them.
Elizabeth has been teaching yoga since 2004. She is certified to teach yin yoga through Sarah Powers. Since being certified, she has been teaching yin yoga for over ten years. Elizabeth is a registered E-RYT 500 with Yoga Alliance. She is also a YACEP®, which means this course can be used to fulfill RYT’s Continuing Education requirements.
If you have any questions please send a mail to Elizabeth.
Elizabeth is teaching in English but understands Swedish very well, so you can talk Swedish to her in the training.
Dates & time
Sunday June 6 – Thursday June 10
08.00 – 12.00
12.00 – 13.00 Lunch
13.00 – 16.30
Yin Yoga is a method of practicing yoga inspired by Taoism, an ancient philosophical system from China. The name refers to the concepts yin and yang. Yin being the more slow, still, quiet, cooling and calming aspects; yang describing the opposites – dynamic movement, changing, warming, energetic. Most of the yoga we do in our culture is yang in nature, as well as how we live our lives -always moving, achieving, going somewhere, the faster the better. The intention of Yin yoga is balance. We allow time to simple be, right here, where we are. When we slow down enough, we creating space for listening and time for contemplation. This opens a portal, an opportunity, to feel the deeper more subtle layers of the body, which will eventually lead us to the mind.
Yin yoga is a subtle practice that draws our attention inward. Our intention is to slow down the way we practice, in order to feel and sense what is actually unfolding in the present moment. The emphasis is not about accomplishing and doing poses, but rather on refining, sharpening, and clarifying our ability to listen and pay attention. The prerequisites are not flexibility or strength, but the willingness to be inquisitive, investigating and exploring. We hold the shapes and postures for three to five minutes, allowing time for the breath to work it’s magic. As we let go of physical tensions, we become more available to a wider range of sensations, and feelings and emotions that we have been holding, repressing and resisting. As we let go, space arises, the breath calms and we can begin to explore mind.
Datum: 6-10 juni
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Lärare: Elizabeth Welsh
Pris: 6900 kr
Plats: Norrtullsgatan 20
Antal kurstillfällen: 5 gånger
OBS Minimiantal för kursstart 8 deltagare