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Yin Yoga Teacher Trainings

Yin Yoga Teacher Training Module I:
The Bones and The Breath – Anatomy and Physiology of Yin Yoga

Dive (Y)In! Yin Yoga already challenges you to sink deeper into your hips and spine than you believed was possible. In this training you will plunge deeper into the system, seeking to understand key concepts necessary to teach safe, effective and powerful Yin Yoga classes. This training will focus on the incredibly therapeutic benefits of yin yoga on the physical and energetic bodies (the Annamaya Kosha and the Pranamaya Kosha). We will investigate the foundational shapes of yin yoga, seeking to understand the method of this practice, and exploring appropriate ways of modifying poses to meet individual students’ needs. Included in the training are daily yin yoga practices, and opportunities to work in partners and small groups for practical experience applying the information. You will viscerally integrate the information so that, upon completion, you will feel confident teaching yin yoga and also fielding students’ questions with confidence and true clarity. Topics to be addressed:
* Theory of Yin/Yang/Tao and how these concepts are embedded in the practice, and are vastly illuminating in a quest for balance
* Tension and Compression, two of yoga’s primary stressors
* Anatomy & Physiology: Bones, Muscles, Fascia and Organs
* Anatomical Uniqueness and “Inside-Out Alignment”
* Nadis/Meridians, Breath Practices for Yin Yoga
* Teaching Methodologies, Contraindications, and tailoring the practice to different populations.

Yin Yoga Teacher Training Module II:
Exploring Subtle Terrain in Yin Yoga: Feelings, Beliefs and Transformation

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. Included in the Training:
* 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

Upcoming Trainings:


Some of the Past Yin Teacher Trainings

  • Yin Yoga Teacher Training Modules 1 and 2 at Integral Yoga Institute – New York, NY – July 18 – 24, 2016
  • Yin Yoga Teacher Training at Breathe N Flow Yoga – Freeport, NY – March 4 – 6, 2016 
  • Yin Yoga Teacher Training at Twisters – Ambler, PA –February 5-7, 2016
  • Yin Yoga Teacher Training At Wake Up Yoga – Wake Up Yoga South,  Philadelphia, PA – January 15 – 17 2016
  • 15-hour Yin Yoga (Part II)  AT Yoga Goodness In Lynchburg, VA
    December 11 – 13
  • Yin Yoga Teacher Training At Wainwright House – Rye, NY – November 6, 7, 8, 2015
  • Yin Yoga: Diving Deeper Teacher Training  At Integral Yoga Institute, New York, NY – October 16-18, 2015
  • 27 Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training – Just Plain Yoga – Harrisburg, PA – October 9-11, 2015
  • 15 Hr Yoga TT Level I – Yoga Goodness Lynchburg, VA – September 11 – 13, 2015
  • Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Corina Benner – Enlighten Yoga – Charlotte, NC – May 15-17, 2015
  • Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Corina Benner
    Wake Up Yoga- Philadelphia – May 28-31, 2015
  • Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Corina Benner
    Integral Yoga Institute -New York City
    July 23–26, 2015 – July 23–26
  • Breathe N Flow Yoga – Freeport, NY – February 27 – March 1, 2015
  • Integral Yoga Institute – New York City, NY – February 5-8, 2015
  • My Yoga Studio – Margate, NJ – January 22 – 25, 2015
  • Atma Bodha Yoga – Virginia Beach, VA – November 6-9. 2014