YOGA FOUNDATIONS, DAOIST ELEMENTS & MERIDIANS, MINDFULNESS
Want to learn a style of yoga that’s focused on bringing balance – physically, energetically and mentally? Get all the knowledge to start teaching with a focus on Yin Yoga in this month-long training and gain the certificate to share it.
For an embodied experience of the theory behind the practice students will have the opportunity to teach from the second week onwards. Stretched over 4 weeks there is time to practice teaching and the student will leave this training feeling confident to lead a yin yoga therapy class.
Yin Yoga waves all layers of our being -body, energy and mind- into a seamless whole, allowing a sublime experience of stillness and peace. The stillness of the long held static stretches with relaxed muscles in Yin Yoga allows the space for awareness and the opportunity to reveal and release deep layers of tension held within your fascia. The healing wisdom of the Daoist philosophy and the Meridians provides insight and guidance.
In this Yin Yoga teacher training you get an unique opportunity to learn to release physical and emotional tension, free stagnant or blocked energy, and to cultivate a peaceful quality of mind. By practicing Yin we are practicing acceptance and surrender, connecting our body to a Zen state of mind and we create the space to allow energetic and physical healing to take place.
In our 200hrs training you get to know the basics of a classical yoga teacher training plus we will guide you through a journey through all the Daoist elements and their healing wisdom. There is no specific prerequisite required but an open mind and commitment to put some work into your personal development. You will learn all about the ancient wisdom of the main Acupuncture Meridians and Chi flow in the body. We will give you a deep insight in each element and the correlating acupuncture meridians and organs. Find out more about their subconscious value and the applied body acupressure points and Yin Yoga poses to help balance those. In detail we explore each body target area and its correlation with the meridians. We explain you ways to emotional healing and the releasing of energetic blockages in the poses. As we put our bodies in certain positions different meridian energy streams get stimulated and we activate our body’s own healing powers.
You will get to know more about additional tools and different meditation techniques to support this process. We offer you insight into the power of visualization and breath, Yoga Nidra, Mantras, Mudras and Chakras. There will be different meditations, acupuncture healing sessions and chanting circles.
To complete a basic understanding of yoga in all its variations we will look into the anatomy of the muscular and skeletal body, in the Ayurvedic Dosha system and share different aspects of yoga philosophy and foundations like the eight limbs and Patajalis yoga sutras.
In our Circles of Transformation we create a save space to connect and share. Together we open the gates to a long lasting transformation.
CONTENT YIN YOGA TTC 200 hours
Yin Yoga Therapy, Yoga Foundations & Mindfulness
Foundation, Definition and Theory of Yin Yoga
Physical / energetic / soul & mind
Mindfulness history, concept and practice
Practice of Yin Yoga
25 regular yin yoga poses
Additional upper body poses, wall poses and modifications
Special situations / Target areas
Sequences for each Daoist element and each meridian
The Art of Teaching Yin
Intention / Expression / Context / Tools
The art of sequencing a yin class
Embodied practical experience
Professional Development & Ethics, Yoga Alliance Credentialing, Code of Conduct, Marketing
Yin Therapy, Chi & the Meridian Flow in the Body
Yin / yang / chi defined
5 Daoist elements & the three treasures
12 primary traditional Oriental Medicine Meridians & their healing wisdom
+ Physical, energetic and emotional value
+ Functional aspects in the pose
Dan Tien breath
Acupressure points for each meridian and pose
Anatomy of the mind
An invitation to mindful living
Tools to transformation
The power of visualization & the Dan Tiens
Basics of Oriental Medicine & Ayurveda
Daily Yang and Yin Yoga Practice
Morning classes for self practice of different dynamic yang styles of yoga for the balance, afternoon yin yoga immersions
Basic Anatomy & the Theory of Exercise
Muscular and skeletal system, joints and their movements, nervous system and vagal theory, aesthetic vs. functional alignment, compression vs tension, understanding fascia and tensegrity, the physical theory of the practice, the piezoelectric principle in the poses
Yoga Philosophy and Basic Foundations
History and people, overview of different yoga styles, the 8 limbs of yoga, Patanjali yoga sutras, pranayama, chakras, mudras & mantras, spiritual concepts
Different meditations, Yoga Nidra, chanting, healing sessions, circle of transformation, mindful sunset walks …
With successful completion of the training students will receive a Yoga Alliance affiliated Yoga Teacher Training Certificate from The Body-Mind-Soul Centre (registered school with Yoga Alliance) and a Yin Yoga Therapy Training Diploma as a component of Alexandra Denkinger M.D.(ACU) physical therapy practice, licensed and registered as Doctor of Medicine in Acupuncture M.D.(ACU) by the Indian Board of Alternative Medicine, affiliated with Yoga Alliance as a registered yoga teacher (RYT 500) and owner of The Body-Mind-Soul Centre (RYS 200).