Yintensive® 35 Hour Yin Teacher Training

Yin is a highly therapeutic, meditative style that requires a wise and informed approach. To teach it well one has to know the philosophical theory that was its genesis and the anatomical and physiological protocol that makes it such a healing practice. So often we teachers regurgitate the rhetoric of our teachers but Yin is more than theory. Learn the science behind the “Yin tissues”. Discover the true and false of traditional strategies to make your teaching even stronger.

Yin Teacher Training with Mandy is different. Curriculum nods to tradition but asks deeper questions about the purpose of Yin and how we can truly harness this modality to help our students.

Feel. Observe. Absorb.

Yin yoga has a fascinating genesis in Taoisim and is an evolving expression of the Chinese Meridian system. Though it is important to understand the context of Yin, to teach and practice well we will delve into the science of Yin. You’ll understand the specific Yin protocol of duration and you’ll know how to guide practice in a way that is both safe and transformative. Establish a strong foundation and make the information your own!

Yin Yoga has far fewer postures than Hatha or Vinyasa Yoga. We’ll begin with several basic poses to understand our purpose. Then we will branch out into variations. Students will learn how to tinker and explore poses in a way that honors Yin protocol.
Yin Yoga observes an energy body aligned with the philosophies of Chinese Traditional medicine. The meridians are the lines of energy and points of focus that we use to give our practice and teaching of Yin direction and purpose. Learn about the meridians and how to use them to enhance practice experience.
Though it is important to understand the context of Yin, to teach and practice well we will delve into the science of Yin. You’ll understand the specific Yin protocol of duration and you’ll know how to guide practice in a way that is both safe and transformative
The flow of a Yin class is essential to a productive practice. Yin doesn’t follow traditional sequencing strategies, so understanding the postures and how they fit with each other is vital.
A vital component of teaching Yin – assisting students. Yin poses are often complicated. The long duration in poses makes it especially important that poses are safe and productive. Learn how to assist students while still allowing them to stay in the zone and explore in their own unique way. Assists are based on principals of observation and Thai Massage.
The element that makes a good teacher great. Incorporate powerful theming material into your classes while honoring your students’ personal practice space. Learn to create environments that are ripe for self discovery and introspection.

Yintensive® Training Logistics

Yintensive® Yin Teacher Training is a 50 hour training that takes about 5-6 days to complete. 8 non-contact hours may be completed by the trainee after formal contact hours are finished

The first module of Yin Teacher training is aimed at developing a strong and informed Yin practice. The portion of training may be taken as a standalone training by non-yoga teachers.

The training is about 2.5-3 days and includes practice, lecture, discussion, group work and multi media learning aids. Our scope is the yin postures, energetic theory, science of Yin, sequencing and props.

Module II of Yin Teacher Training is just for teachers. This portion of training is about 2-3 days.

Our focus is on not just learning and regurgitating information, but on developing a strong process for all yoga teaching. Starting from the foundation of practice, students will reflect a great deal in these 2-3 days. This module includes strong class leadership skills, theming practices and assisting for Yin.

8 Non-Contact hours are required to receive a Yin Yoga Teacher Training Certificate. Students who complete both modules and wish to become certified will be required to complete 8 non-contact hours which will include Yin Home practice and teaching. The student will follow up via email with Mandy to receive the certificate of completion.

All Yin Teacher Training hours may be submitted to the Yoga Alliance for Continuing Education Credit. The YA requires 40 CEU’s every 2 years.

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