Most of our lives are spent in a very Yang state of body and mind. Fast paced, busy, deadlines, family, obligations and disruptions. It is not often that we take the time to find balance, quiet the mind, and center the nervous system, not to mention- open the body and release stress and tension. Yin Yoga is the answer to to this balance. Yin is the lunar, quieter cooler, side to your practice, and I get it… for a long time I only practiced the more heated, intense style vinyasa flows. I thought that I needed to nearly exhaust myself in order to feel like I was moving forward in my practice. That is, until I understood the benefits of Yin and the profound transformation this practice brought.
On the surface, Yin may feel and look like your not doing much at all, but on a cellular level the body is quite busy! Yin can be Intense or Yin can be soft, depending on your needs on a day to day basis you… choose your path, (on and off the mat). Yin works to target the deeper connective tissues of the body such as the fascia, ligaments, joints, tendons and even the bones. Yin yoga balances the meridian systems found in the philosophy of Chinese medicine. Freeing blockages in our meridian lines brings balance to the entire body. These meridian lines include the liver, kidney, heart and many others.
I will be presenting a Yin Yoga Advanced Studies Training and in it will dive deep into the practice and study of Yin Yoga methods and applications. Chris Loebsack, my Yin Training co-creator, brings an incredible understanding and delivery of anatomy, specifically how it relates to the yoga practice and safety in stretching. You will also receive an understanding of The Five Elements of Chinese Medicine and how these energies can be integrated into the practice to serve you and your students based on what is needed on a day to day basis and a deep understanding of the postures of Yin.
Join Chris Loebsack and me in this comprehensive study of Yin Yoga. This course of study is open to students looking to deepen their understanding and practice of Yin Yoga as well as Certified Teachers seeking specialized certification and continuing education credits.
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