Beyond its obvious and measurable physical benefits, Yin Yoga practice affects and influences deeper levels of being. Through tension and compression, the stretch and the squeeze in Yoga poses, we build energy and also dissipate energetic patterns of disharmony. Thoughts and feelings, which are often influenced by subconscious belief systems, contribute to those energetic patterns. Shining the light of consciousness on habitual patterns of perceiving and reacting to life empowers the practitioner to engage life directly in the moment. In this training we will explore the Manomaya Kosha (relating to the mental/emotional body) and Vijnanamaya Kosha (relating to the intuitive/wisdom body), seeking to understand how the organs and meridians correspond to thoughts and feelings, and how they interact within this dynamic, living system. We’ll also explore chakras, and the powerful realm of unconscious belief systems, learning to reality-test negative patterns and unleashing the possibility of liberation and transformation. Included in the training are daily yin yoga classes designed to take you deep into your somatic and intuitive wisdom, and opportunities to work in pairs and small groups to practically apply the lessons learned. This is a highly experiential training designed to help participants viscerally integrate information, inviting personal healing while cultivating the skills necessary to hold space for students’ transformational journeys. The Anandamaya Kosha will be revealed as we discover the magic and mystery of being alive.
Included in the Training:
Exploration of Emotions, what they are, where they come from and the purpose they serve
Organs and Emotions, Patterns of Excess, Deficiency and Balance
Meridians, Chakras, Life Issues and Associations
A.A.F.F.R.: a formula for responding to emotional responses in yin yoga practice
Breathing practices to invite the fullness of experience
Safe, Sacred and Neutral: prerequisite for personal YINquiry
This training is best suited to experienced yoga teachers of all traditions, as well as teachers/students with a meaningful and deep relationship with the practice of yin yoga. Completion of the Foundational Yin Yoga Training isn’t mandatory for participation in this training, although the experience will be more meaningful to those who have a significant relationship with Yin Yoga and/or deep personal inquiry (Svadhyaya) with the intimacy of being human. Participants will receive a certificate of completion which can be applied as “Continuing Education Units” (CEU’s) for Registered Yoga Teachers.
December 8-10, 2017, Friday-Sunday, 9am-5pm
$400 ($360 by 10/1)