My guru Bernie Clark and I after The Dragons Dance Workshop, Semperviva Yoga 2016

YIN YOGA – THE FOUNDATIONS  – 20 Hours

-Introduction to Yin Yoga (Principles)
– Yin and Yang Theory
– Muscles and bones
– Fascia studies
– Analysis of joint segments
– Theory of Exercise
– Analysis of skeletal variations
– Myofascial compartments of upper and lower bodies
– Movement tests analysis
– Tension and Compression Theory
– Function vs Aesthetic Descriptions
– Proportion vs Orientation
– Analysis of yin yoga poses
-Modifications and Safety in Yin Yoga
-Benefits and contraindications
-Sequencing -Yin “Assists” adjustments
-How to teach Yin Yoga
-Responsibilities/Ethics of a Teacher

Literature: Manual included. Required texts:  (Please purchase by the first day of training) Complete Guide to Yin Yoga, by Bernie Clark

YIN YOGA (MODULE 2)  – YIN YOGA & CHINESE MERIDIANS (20 HOURS)
The integration of Yin Yoga & Chinese Meridian Theory for Healing.

The integration of Yin Yoga & Chinese Meridian Theory for Healing.

This module is the ONLY Yin Yoga Teacher Training in the Bay Area that offers Chinese Meridian Theory with Acupressure in its syllabus! The training may be taken on your own for self-inquiry, to fulfill continuing education hours with Yoga Alliance or as part of The Yoga Company’s 300/500HR Teaching Training Program.

Eligibility This training is open to the public and to all levels of practitioners, especially those wanting to teach Yin Yoga, acquire a better understanding of Chinese energetics or simply wanting to deepen their yin practice. No pre-requisite is required. A keen and sincere interest to learn is required.

Day 1 On this day we will cover the application of Yin and Yang energetic theory based on Daoism View and understanding of Chi, Meridian Theory, Five Element Theory. We will begin to delve deeper into understanding Meridian Lines using acupressure. Acupressure is an ancient system of healing from China. Students will learn hands-on experience feeling and locating meridians and points to promote overall balance and health. Meridian lines covered this day: Urinary Bladder and Kidneys. A review of Yin Yoga poses that target these meridians will also be discussed.

Day 2 We will begin to delve deeper into understanding Meridian Lines using acupressure. Acupressure is an ancient system of healing from China. Students will learn hands-on experience feeling and locating meridians and points to promote overall balance and health.  Meridian lines covered this day: Liver, Gall Bladder, Stomach & Spleen. A review of Yin Yoga poses that target these meridians will also be discussed.

Day 3 We will begin to delve deeper into understanding Meridian Lines using acupressure. Acupressure is an ancient system of healing from China. Students will learn hands-on experience feeling and locating meridians and points to promote overall balance and health.  We will begin to cover upper body meridians this weekend. Meridian lines covered this day: Lungs, Large Intestine, Heart, Small Intestine, Pericardium and Triple Warmer. A review of Yin Yoga poses that target these meridians will also be discussed.

Day 4 (for 20-Hour Module) We will begin to introduce yoga props into the Yin Yoga practice to incorporate use of accessing widely used acupressure points. We will also introduce “gua-sha” – a healing technique of traditional East Asian healing with hands-on feeling and experience.
Accreditation: Students who complete 100% attendance and participation will be awarded a 20-hour module certificate of completion by the Studio.

Required text: (Please purchase by the first day of training) Complete Guide to Yin Yoga, by Bernie Clark
Recommended text: The Concise Book of Acupoints, by John R. Cross

Required texts: (Please purchase by the first day of training)
Complete Guide to Yin Yoga, by Bernie Clark
The Concise Book of Acupoints, by John R. Cross

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