This program is designed for all levels of practitioners and teachers. Though a background in Yin Yoga is helpful, it is not required.

All students will receive a 50-hour Yin Yoga teacher training certificate upon completion of the program.

The knowledge and experience gained through this training will enhance your personal practice and prepare you with the confidence and expertise to teach Yin Yoga, if you choose to do so.

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This one-of-a-kind immersion and teacher training program will help you develop an understanding of Yin Yoga practice through the lens of Classical Chinese medical philosophy, the Sinew Meridians and related practices that support you to optimize your health and well being.

Space will be very limited to maximize contact and personalization, so early registration is highly encouraged.


Curriculum Details*

MODULE 1: Foundations of Yin Yoga - Philosophy, Anatomy, Physiology

Day 1

  • Importance of Yin Yoga practice to balance other practices, exercises and lifestyle

  • Internal elements: Qi, blood and yin

  • Playing your edge: tension vs compression

  • Yin Yoga Anatomy: the spine, hips and pelvis in relationship to Yin Yoga practice

  • Physiology of the brain and central nervous system (CNS) in relationship to Yin Yoga practice

Day 2: Yin Yoga Asana Practice for Yin Meridians - sequencing, limitations and modifications

MODULE 2: Yin Meridians

Day 1: Yin Meridians of the Legs & Arms

  • Yin Meridians of the Legs

    • Spleen Meridian pathway, psycho-emotional and physical associations

    • Liver Meridian pathway, psycho-emotional and physical associations

    • Kidney Meridian pathway, psycho-emotional and physical associations

  • Yin Meridians of the Arms

    • Lung Meridian

    • Pericardium Meridian

    • Heart Meridian

Day 2: Overview of the 12 Primary Meridians and the corresponding Muscle Channels

  • The Five Elements in relationship to Yin Yoga

  • Balancing the meridians in preparation for Yin Yoga practice - Sotai and Qi Gong

  • Psoas releases to prepare the body for Yin Yoga practice

MODULE 3: Yang Meridians

Day 1: Yang Meridians of the Legs & Arms

  • Yang Meridians of the Legs

    • Stomach Meridian pathway, psycho-emotional and physical associations

    • Gallbladder Meridian pathway, psycho-emotional and physical associations

    • Bladder Meridian pathway, psycho-emotional and physical associations

  • Yang Meridians of the Arms

    • Large Intestine

    • Triple Heater

    • Small Intestine

Day 2: Yin Yoga Asana Practice for Yang Meridians - sequencing, limitations and modifications

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MODULE 4: Empowered Yin Yoga Teaching & Sharing

Day 1: Sequencing and Modifying

  • Sequencing a Yin Yoga practice based on Yin and Yang Meridians

  • Proper cueing and guidance of Yin Yoga asanas

  • Cautions and contraindications of Yin Yoga asanas

  • How to hold space for Yin Yoga practice

Day 2: Meditation and Self-Cultivation

  • Yin Yoga to cultivate stillness in our practice and lives

  • Yin Yoga as a healing art to prepare the body and mind for Meditation and deeper self-cultivation

  • Meditation techniques for daily practice

Yin Yoga Integration & Teacher Training Class of 2018

Yin Yoga Integration & Teacher Training Class of 2018

Each module will include Yin & Yang style Yoga practices guided by Dr. Setareh Moafi.

*The program also includes in-depth bonus teachings on Classical Chinese medical philosophy as well as Qi Gong practice and Sotai exercises

50 hours total includes 45 contact hours with Dr. Moafi and 5 hours for independent study.

All classes are held live at Dharma Studio at a Center for Natural Healing upstairs from our clinic in Santa Clara, CA.

2019 schedule and pricing will be announced in February 2019.

Email us at workshops@acenterfornaturalhealing.com to be added to our list so you’re the first to know.