28 February – 7 March 2021 – Arsha Yoga, Kerala, India
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 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. During the course of the training you will study these parts of the body in detail: muscles of the thigh and torso as well as the skeletal variations of the legs, hips and spine. You will learn how asanas work in these different areas and how each individual will approach asana practice to avoid injuries or frustration and enjoy the deepest benefit of the pose.
This course will give you a whole new understanding about the importance of an individual approach to asana practice and infuse your teaching with new enthusiasm, as you will be able to recognize the anatomical differences in your students and provide them with appropriate individual guidance.
What you will learn in this training:
- Yin Yoga in theory and practice, theory of exercise, Yin & Yang-theory, the functional approach to yoga
- Interactive hands-on study of anatomy
- Understanding and discriminating sensation: Tension vs Compression, Muscle vs Fascia, Physical vs Subtle Energy.
- Exploring Yin Yoga Poses and the Variations of Functional Alignment, finding skeletal landmarks and testing range of motion
- Target areas in Yin Yoga: in depth study of 9 muscle groups (thigh and torso mandala)
- Skeletal variations: ankles, tibia, femur, hips and spine
- The 7 archetypal asanas and their variations
- Functional analysis of asanas (spinal twists, hip openers and sitting postures, backbends and forward bends)
- Fascia and the regenerative effect of Yin Yoga
- How to teach Yin Yoga
- Sequencing a Yin Yoga class
Daily schedule for the trainings at Arsha Yoga, Kerala, India
6:30 to 7:20 AM Meditation (25 Min. Sitting Meditation, 20 Min., Mindful Movement on the Beach)
08:00 – 9:00h Lecture/Workshop
09:00 – 10:00h Yang/Yin Yoga Class
10:45 – 11:30h Seva
13:30 – 15:00h Lecture/Workshop
15:30 – 17:15h Yin Yoga Class
19:30 – 20:30/21:00h Workshop, Meditation, Chanting
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.
Course fee: 780 € shared Double-Room, 720 € Safari-Tent or Dorm (Indian Nationals 30.000 Rupees) incl. food & accomodation. Non-refundable deposit of 200 € due upon registration. Balance fees can be brought only in cash in USD or EUR. Payment by Credit Card is not available.
Start of the 2021-Course in India: Sunday 28. Febuary 2:00 pm/14:00h
please arrive latest by 11am/11:00h, 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. (additional cost of 1.850 INR per night applies)
End of the course: Sunday 7. March 4 pm/10:30 h