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.
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 Integration teacher training certificate upon completion of the program.
The knowledge and expertise gained through this training will enhance your personal practice as well as health awareness, and prepare you with the confidence to teach Yin Yoga, if you choose to do so.
Space will be very limited to maximize contact and personalization, so early registration is highly encouraged.
MODULE 1: Foundations of Yin Yoga - Philosophy, Anatomy, Physiology
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
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
Day 2: Yin Yoga Asana Practice for Yang Meridians - sequencing, limitations and modifications
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
Each module will include Yin & Yang style Yoga practices guided by Dr. Setareh Moafi.
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.
*The program also includes in-depth bonus teachings on Classical Chinese medical philosophy as well as Qi Gong practice and Sotai exercises.
Next training begins Fall 2019.