30 Hour Yin Yoga Immersion
Are you ready to deepen your practice? Curious about yin yoga and how it really works? Wonder why you feel so amazing after class, but struggle in certain poses? The 30 hour Immersion is packed with practices, philosophy, energetics, anatomy, and meditation to help you cultivate your yin energy (and understand what that even means!). We go deep into Taoist Philosophy, and how our culture is so predominantly yang. We explore how to modify poses for your own body, how to be with yourself in quiet, and how to take these teachings off your mat and into your life. The Immersion is open to anyone, but having taken at least a few public yin yoga classes before you enroll is a good idea. Beginners, intermediate, and advanced students of yin yoga are most welcome, as are people who think they're not flexible. Everyone who enrolls adds an important perspective to our discussions, no matter their body type, age, or physical ability!
Here's what's included in the Immersion:
- The energetics of Yin Yoga, including Taoist cosmology, Yin vs. Yang, Chi & Elements
- The physical, elemental, and emotional role of the 5 Yin organs
- Mapping the Meridians
- The anatomy of fascia and how it applies to Yin Yoga
- The anatomy of the brain and how it applies to Yin Yoga
- The science of meditation and how it changes the brain and the body
- Yin Yoga as a posture-based meditation practice
- Detailed instructions for 25 Yin Yoga Postures
- The Yin Yoga Posture Wheel, a 1-page visual representation of the 25 postures, their associated organ, and their associated element. Great to use during your home practice or as a reference while teaching.
- 6 Guided Yin Yoga Practices
- 6 Guided Three Gates Meditation Practices
- The Benefits and Contraindications of Yin Yoga
- The Five Essentials of Yin Yoga
- The How-To’s of Home Practice
- How to Modify for Injuries
- Plenty of time for Question and Answer
- Modifications for postures based on your body and its unique needs
Check the schedule for dates and details of upcoming immersions.
35 Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training
Building upon the practice, theory, energetics, and anatomy that we covered in the Immersion, we'll now dive into the practice with new eyes: How to share what we've learned. My emphasis is on teaching from a place of experience, authenticity, and clarity. This is a unique and powerful training because it involves looking at yourself, your habits, your fears, your voice, your ego, etc, as equally important to your teaching as the details of each posture or your knowledge about the philosophy of Yin Yoga. It's my belief that your energy and your home practice have a dramatic effect on the experience of your students.
Here's what's included in the Teacher Training:
- Teaching Methodology, including the role of a yin yoga teacher and how to hold sacred space
- Sequencing a Yin Yoga Practice for Others
- How to Modify for Injuries on the Spot
- How to customize a private client's practice with prior knowledge of their injuries, illnesses, and movement restrictions
- Practice Teaching Games
- Practice Teaching with Voice Recording
- Building Confidence as a Teacher
- Individual Practice teaching opportunities for each participant
- Yin Yoga Lifestyle: Creating a home practice and caring for yourself off the mat
- Teaching Yin Yoga as a Spiritual Practice
- Working with Emotions in Practice and in Life
- Emotional Healing Meditations, including the Organ mudras and Organ healing sounds
- Five 90 minute guided yin yoga practices, one for each of the 5 Yin Organs, with their associated Emotional Healing Meditation
- Four 20 minute guided meditation practices
- Written feedback about your teaching from Sally and from your peers. All written feedback is confidential, compassionate, and constructive.
Please note that this training is only available to those who have completed the 30 hour Immersion. If you have taken one of my teacher trainings in the past (as long at it was at least 30 hours), you are welcome to take the 35 hour Teacher Training to continue refining your skills. If you have taken another yin yoga teacher's training, but not mine, I ask that you please start with my Immersion before enrolling in this Teacher Training. I've found over the years that I teach and practice Yin Yoga in a unique way, and that other trainings will not necessarily cover the 5 Essentials (Feeling, Relaxing, the Three Gates, The Yin Breath, and the Pause). Of course many of them have immense value, and I highly recommend that you study with various teachers, but you will need to have experience with my style of teaching and practice before enrolling in this teacher training. If you have questions about this, please email Monica at email@example.com.
Check the schedule for dates and details of upcoming trainings.
Graduation Certificates and the 100 Hour Yoga Alliance Approved Course
While you are enrolled in the 35 Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training, you will also be assigned 35 non-contact hours, which include various homework, fascia-related projects, and reflection on public classes that you take at various other yoga studios in your area to gain exposure to other ways of teaching yin yoga and to learn from other teachers besides Sally. Upon completion of your homework, as well as the 30 hour Immersion and the 35 hour TT, you will receive a 100 Hour Graduation Certificate. This certificate is required for Sally to endorse that you are ready to teach yin yoga publicly or privately.