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50 hour Residential 

Yin Yoga TeacherTraining

Yoga Alliance Certified 50h CEP

About the Course

This Yin Yoga Training Programme is suitable for all dedicated yoga practitioners, yoga teachers and bodyworkers of all levels and styles who would like to deepen their practice and understanding of yoga, their own body and like to explore and learn a complementary practice to all the dynamic yoga styles and sport activities. The training will amplify both your knowledge about and your practice of yoga, therefore supplementing the unfolding of your spiritual path. Prior knowledge and experience of any style of yoga will be helpful.

The training is a combination of both theory and practice. Aspects we address are: anatomy, philosophy, teaching methology, motion analysis, group work and intense Asana practice.
Yin Yoga will be practiced 3-4 hours every day, including meditation and pranayama. To understand and embody what Yin Yoga is about, feeling and exploration has priority and huge transformative effects on body, mind and soul.
After the training you will have all tools to teach a Yin Yoga class with more than 35 Yin Yoga Asanas and to give your students individual assists and variations in every pose. And of course you will do your own Yin Yoga practice with awareness and respect to the limitations of your body. You will understand why two people will never experience the same yoga posture in the same way, and the same pose may look different on every person due to the individual bone structure.
The Yin Yoga training is an opportunity to immerse yourself more deeply into the various aspects of Yin Yoga, the physical, mental and emotional aspects.
Especially we dive into the energetic aspects of the Meridians and Chi Flow. We will amplify our anatomical understanding and knowledge in theory and practice and explore the fascinating world of connective tissue (Fascia). Themes will be chronic back pain, the impact of emotional stress.
In our Yin Yoga practice and sequences we will have a different theme every day focusing on the various parts of the body, integrating the use of Mudras and gear towards the different Meridians, as well as practicing Yin on the wall.
From day three on we will integrate Yang parts into our practice (Vinyasa Flow) and explore the power of Yin & Yang where it is all about balance. Combining dynamic and creative Vinyasa or meditation with deep opening meditative Yin Yoga.

Total 50hrs profound Yin Yoga practice, theory and exploration.

 

50 hours Yin Yoga Teacher Training Course Content 

Practice

  • Daily morning practice: intense 2hrs Yin Yoga class with different themes every day including meditation & pranayama

  • Yin Yoga Practice on the wall

  • Practice Yin Yoga related to the Meridians, stimulating the Qi along the Meridians

  • Afternoon Yin Yoga practice short sequences and student teaching

  • 35 Yin Yoga Asanas in theory and practice, breakdown of each Asana

  • Variations, modifications and the use of props in each of the 35 Asanas

  • 3 - 4 Classes Yin & Yang ´It´s all about balance´ an Asana experience combining

  • dynamic, creative Vinyasa Flow and deep opening and meditative Yin Yoga

Anatomy

  • Anatomy according to Paul Grilley: Looking at the 14 segments of the bone structure | Understanding the individual bone structure/skeleton | Compression versus Tension, Orientation and Proportion (Limitation in all asanas & the uniqueness of the human body)

  • Fascia and Tensegrity (appreciate the role of connective tissues in relation to yoga practice)

  • Motion analysis in the group, understanding the impact of individual bone structure in the Asana practice

  • Approach to the Meridian System (12 main meridians) and Chi Flow in Yin Yoga

  • The 5 Elements of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine)

  • Yin Yoga and Integration of Mudras

  • Fascinating world of Fascia `The matrix connective tissue`

  • Modern Meridian theory according to Dr. Motoyama (looking at the fascia network

  • versus the energetic channels (Meridians)

  • Fascia research the newest results

Teaching Methodology

  • Yin Yoga sequencing and tools to teach a Yin Yoga class

  • How to communicate the value of Yin Yoga (teaching methodology Function versus Aesthetic)

  • Developing a functional approach to Yoga

  • Group work

Philosophy

  • The learning prescription (Shravana, Manana, Nididhyasa)

  • What is Yin Yoga about? Knowledge and understanding of the Yin Yoga approach (difference between a Yin passive and Yang dynamic style of Yoga)

  • Yin & Yang (The Chinese understanding how the world functions)

Therapy

  • Study the benefits of the Yin Yoga Practice (physical, energetical, mental and emotional) and how Yin Yoga can improve your health

  • Pain relief through Yin Yoga stimulating the fascia

  • Chronic back pain, Hernia (slipped disc)

  • Where does pain come from?

  • The impact of emotional stress to chronic pain

Tarifa, Spain – Luxury Retreat Venue
 
Prices per person

Prices include 7 nights accomodation, 3 meals per day and the complete 50 hour Yoga Teacher Training Programme and all study materials:

  • Triple room occupation    (3 people sharing)  1,190 euros

  • Twin room occupation      (2 people sharing)  1,290 euros

  • Single room occupation   (1 person only – shared bathroom)   1,450 euros

  • Single room occupation   (1 person only – private bathroom)   1,550 euros

Book directly with Retreat Center

Flights and Airport transfer (Taxi, bus or rental car) are not included in the package

Daily Schedule
  •   7.30am -  9.30am    Asana Practice, Meditation & Pranayama

  •   9.30am - 10.30am    Breakfast

  • 10.30am - 12.00am    Anatomy, Lecture, Video

  • 12.00am -  1.30pm     Group work, Lecture

  •   1.30pm -  3.00pm     Lunchbreak

  •   3.00pm -  4.30pm     Motion Analysis, Student teaching

  •   4.45pm -  6.30pm     Asana Practice

  •   7.00pm                     Dinner

Tuesdays – additional evening session from 8.00–10.00pm | 

Wednesdays – half day programme only, free time after lunch. 

The 50 hour Yin Yoga Course is held over 1 week from Saturday to Saturday, those days are arrival and departure days without any Teaching Programme.

The course starts on Saturday at 6.00pm with a welcome meeting followed by dinner.

The Programme finishes the following Saturday after breakfast at 11.00am.

Impressions from our last residential trainings

What is Yin Yoga?

Yin Yoga is a subtle, deep and powerful approach to Yoga. It is an individually adapted, slow, meditative and deep opening asana practice combined with internal awareness. Asanas are practiced in a passive way with relaxed muscles. In this style most postures are floor postures and are held for a longer period of time like 3-5 minutes or more. When we hold the pose for 3-5minutes we reach into the deepest layers of our body working on the connective tissues, fascia, ligaments, tendons and joints. Letting go, listening to your inner voice and connecting to your true nature is the key and goal.

In the Yang style of yoga, postures are held for 3-60 seconds or 4-5 breaths only and all the muscles are actively involved. Ashtanga yoga, Vinyasa or Hatha are the best examples of yang styles of yoga.

Through the gentle but long hold stimulation of the connective tissue in Yin Yoga we increase mobility in the joints, recharge the energetic system of the body and draw the senses inward which brings the mind into a relaxed and meditative state.
On a mental and emotional level, the Yin practice allows the body to drop down into the parasympathetic nervous system, and therefore becomes deeply healing, nourishing and has profound energetic and emotional effects.


Yin Yoga is a wonderful preparation for longer meditation, pysically and mentally and combines breathing and asana into a meditative, very deep opening and healing practice.

It´s more about BEING and letting go than DOING.

How to Get There

Airports

There are many options to arrive at the venue, which is located approx. 4km from Tarifa town. There are 4 airports within 2 hours drive. Gibraltar, Jerez, Malaga and Sevilla

  • The nearest airport is Gibraltar (La Linea), which is a 40 minute drive to the venue, approx. 40km. Only flights from England come to Gibraltar.

  • Jerez Airport is an 80 minute drive away, approx. 120km

  • Malaga Airport is a 110 minute drive away, approx. 160km

  • Sevilla Airport is a 120 minute drive away, approx. 170km

Renting a Car

Renting a car at the airport is the easiest and cheapest way to get to the venue, starting from €70 per week. See www.rentalcars.com or www.1rentacar.com to find the cheapest option. For German speaking students www.billiger-mietwagen.de

We also recommend Autos Aguirre:
La Linea (Gibraltar Airport) – https://autosaguirre.com– around €100 p/w, Group A vehicle
Malaga Airport – https://autosaguirre.com– around €100 p/w, Group A vehicle

Shuttle Bus 

We run a once a day subsidised shuttle busfrom all airports and local bus stations on Saturdays.

Route 1 Bus leaves at 13.45 from Malaga Airport (€60 pp), at 15.00 from Gibraltar (€35 pp), at 15.30 from Algeciras Bus Station (€15 pp) and at 15.50 from Tarifa Town (€5 pp).

Route 2 Bus leaves at 14.00 from Sevilla Airport (€65pp) and at 14.45 from Jerez Airport (€45 pp). Please enquire for further details.

Public Bus

There is also a public bus option from Malaga Airport. For further bus details check: https://www.avanzabus.com

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