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Yin Yoga Teacher Training Course – Module B

January 4, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - January 12, 2020 @ 3:00 am

“Yin Yoga, Upper-Body-Anatomy, Meridians & Chakra Meditation“- Module B

4. – 11. January 2020with Shakti and Maheshwara

This Yin Yoga Teacher Training offers two modules and after each module students will be awarded a Arsha Yoga/Yoga Alliance 50 hour certificate.

The trainings are based on the anatomical principles of Paul and Suzee Grilley and each module is complete in itself, providing you with the foundations of Yin Yoga and then specialize on a different theme, deepening your understanding of this mindful asana-practice as well as yoga-philosophy in general.

The tissue in our body needs an appropriate exercise in order to stay healthy, grow and heal. The law of our body is: use it or lose it.

Yin Yoga originated in the US and was founded by Paul Grilley. It is a soft and slow asana practice without any correct or exact form. While the connective tissue, fascia and soft tissues of the joints are “trained“ in a specific way, our muscles remain relaxed. The postures are held without any effort or strain. Yin Yoga has has a strengthening and regenerative effect on the tissues while the entire system enjoys deep states of relaxation. Physical restrictions disappear and energy flows.

Yin yoga positively influences the joints and myofascial structures mainly of the pelvis, legs and spine. In this training we will specialise in the muscles of the upper body and skeletal variations of the shoulder girdle, cervical spine, humerus and ulnar, which has an influence on all asanas involving the upper back, arms and hands.We will then deeply explore the fascia as the “meridian-tissue“ and look at the Yin-Meridians of the body in theory and practice.


What you will learn in this training:
In this training we will analyse, observe and practice all of the elements of Yin Yoga in depth. We will break down the theory and practice of Yin, Chakras and Meridians, Anatomy of yoga for Yin and Yang and Modern Meridian Theory as applied to Yin Yoga. The trainings are based on the philosophical and anatomical principles of Paul and Suzee Grilley. Students will be awarded a yoga alliance 50 hour certificate.

    • Introduction to Taoist Anatomical Analysis and Yin/Yang Yoga Sutras of Paul Grilley.
    • Interactive hands-on study of anatomy.
    • Finding skeletal landmarks and testing range of motion.
    • Understanding and discriminating sensation: Tension vs Compression, Muscle vs Fascia, Physical vs Subtle Energy.
    • Exploring Yin Yoga Poses and the Variations of Functional Alignment.
    • Communication: When to listen/observe, when to speak/lead.
    • Yin Yoga in theory and practice, theory of exercise, Yin & Yang-Theory, the functional approach to yoga
      Overview: 14 skeletal segments, 10 muscle groups
    • In depth study of the upper-body-musculature
    • Skeletal variations: shoulder girdle, cervical spine, humerus, ulnar
    • The 7 archetypal asanas and variations
    • Functional analysis of asanas like shoulderstand, headstand, wheel, pigeon, caturanga, downward dog and implications for your Yin Yoga practice
  • Energy-theory & Chakra Meditation
  • Exploring the target areas for the Yin and Yang Meridians of the Body
  • The Effect of Yin Yoga on Meridians and how to apply this in your Yin Yoga Class

After complete attendance at all parts of the course including the meditations sessions, Karma Yoga and Satsangs and the successful completion of your exam (Writing a short paper on a given topic of yin yoga), you will receive a certificate “Yin Yoga Instructor (50 hours)“ or after attending both modules „Yin Yoga Teacher (100 hours) “ by Arsha Yoga Gurukulam.

Daily schedule:6:30 to 7:20 AM Meditation (25 Min. sitting meditation on the roof, 20 Min. walking meditation
7:30h Tea
08:00 – 9:00h Lecture/Workshop
09:00 – 10:00h Yang to Yin Yoga Class
10:15 Brunch
10:45 – 11:30h Seva
13:00h Tea
13:30 – 15:00h Lecture/Workshop
15:30 – 17:15h Yin Yoga Class
18:15h Dinner
19:30 – 20:30/21:00h Meditation, chanting or Workshop

Start of the course: Saturday 4. December 7pm

Please arrive latest by 16:00h, you are welcome to book your stay a few days prior to the beginning of the course to enjoy the serene atmosphere, get accustomed to the climate or to recover from your jet lag. If there is no availability in the Ashram, we are happy to book a homestay for you in the neighbourhood (additional cost of 1.000 INR per night applies)

End of the course: Saturday 11. January 4pm

Course fee: Early Bird Discount 600 € until September 1st 2019, 690 € thereafter (Indian Nationals 25.000/30.000 Rupees) incl. food & accommodation. Non-refundable deposit of 150 € due upon registration. Balance fees can bring in cash in USD or EUR.


About teachers:

Maheshwara Manfred Lehner, yoga teacher (BYV) and yoga acharya (ISYVC), Yin Yoga Teacher Level 1 & 2 with Paul Grilley, meditation course instructor (BYVG), long time experience in teaching teacher trainings since 2002 (YV Speyer, ISYVC India, SYVP India), post graduate biologist, physical therapist;

Shakti Simone Lehner, yoga teacher (BYV) and yoga acharya (ISYVC), Yin Yoga Teacher Level 2 with Paul Grilley, meditation teacher (BYV), experience as teacher trainer since 2002 (YV Speyer, ISYVC India, SYVP India), post graduate biologist, naturopath, Ayurveda- & hormone yoga therapist.

Both did their yoga teacher trainings with Yoga Vidya in Germany (BYV) and the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers (ISYVC) in India in 1999 and 2001. In 2003 they founded the Yoga Vidya Center in Speyer, Germany where they teach courses and trainings since then. Every year they visit India to continue and deepen their knowledge. They also organize yatras to India and study with their yoga and vedanta teachers Swami Govindananda and Swami Tattvarupananda philosophy and Sanskrit. Every January they teach anatomy and asana classes in the advanced training for Yoga Teachers (YTTC Level 2) of the Sivananda Yoga Vidya Peetham. Maheshwara´s passion is the teaching of hatha yoga anatomy in a lively, practical and down to earth approach. Both teach with humor and love from 20 years of practice and teaching experience.


January 4, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
January 12, 2020 @ 3:00 am
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January 4, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
January 12, 2020 @ 3:00 am
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