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Teacher Training: Yin & Yang Yoga – 5 Day Intensive (50hr CPD)

LEARNING TO TEACH YIN YOGA

by Sarah Lo, SYT Yoga Alliance UK & Greg Downing

YIN TT – LEVELS 1 & 2

Yin Yoga Overview – Taoist Analysis

Yoga as Self transformation

Yin vs Yang – Integration of Chinese Medicine to our practice

Chinese Meridian Theory overview – 14 Meridians and the 6 organ pairs & the 4 purified essences

Studying the Meridian pathways of the Organs Sources of Chi – Constitutional, Grain and Air

Functions of Chi & Balancing Chi

Studying Emotional & Mental Equilibrium

YOGA ANATOMY

Yin vs Yang tissues – fascia, ligaments, tendons, bones, muscle, blood, joints and myofasciae

Understanding safety in Yin poses & finding your edge

Tension vs Compression

Function of a Yin pose and where in the body it is intended to target ?

Addressing individual skeletal shapes and variations & Universal laws of alignment

The Theory of Exercise

Ranges of Motion

MINDFULNESS MEDITATION

Mindfulness of the Breath – Anapanasati

The Four Foundations of Mindfulness

Meditation postures

Shamatha and Vipassana – purpose and method and cultivation of Buddhist practices

Compassion or Aspiration Meditation – Loving Kindness and Metta Meditation

Living our life in awareness – Mindfulness of Present Moment

YIN SEQUENCING & PRANAYAMA

Pranayama practices for Yin & Kumbhakas

Conscious breathing in Yin

Teaching Yin Sequencing for the Organ Pairs

Modifications & Counterposes & Adjustments

Emotional, Mental & Physical properties of the Organs

Kidney & Bladder

Liver & Gallbladder

Stomach & Spleen

Lung & Large Intestine

Heart & Small Intestine

YANG SEQUENCING

Principles of Yang Yoga

Yang Sequences for Beginners

Yang Sequences for Kidney Vitality

Yang Pranayama – Clearing Rounds

PSYCHOLOGICAL ENQUIRY

Listening Skills in Diad Meditation dialogues

Introspection & Contemplation

YIN & YOGA CLASSROOM EXPERIENCE

Teaching Yin & Yang

Modifications for disabilities & injuries

Wall Yin

Teaching Language with Yin

Classroom settings and appropriate prop use

Assisted teaching Yin experiential training

Principles of Teaching

DESIGNING WORKSHOPS ASSIGNMENT

Creating themes for successful workshops

Setting sequences for Yin & Yang classes