LIVE ONLINE: Teaching Yin Yoga: Minds, Meridians, Moments

Yin yoga can give us the space to slow down and to savour the experience of being in postures. This five day training will explore the possibilities and examine the potentials of this practice. We will embed ourselves in the practice: looking at the postures, discussing variations and learning teaching skills.

Course Information

Dates

Friday 25 to Tuesday 29 September 2020

Live classroom each day led through Zoom: 9.00 to 15.00 (UK time) each day, including a short break in each session. Lunch will be from 11.30 to 12.30.

  • Cost £575
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    Cost Detail

    Includes hard copies of training manual and handouts which will be posted prior to course start

  • Booking Full Details

    LIVE ONLINE: Teaching Yin Yoga: Minds, Meridians, Moments

    Click BOOK NOW to confirm your place. You will be taken to our booking partner’s site to complete the booking. Please look out for your confirmation email. If the course is fully booked click on WAITING LIST to join the wait list.

  • Eligibility Full Details

    Eligibility

    The training is open to teachers and teachers in training, as well those with an established understanding and practice of Yin yoga.

  • Other Information Full Details

    Other Information

    Maximum participants: 22

    Number of hours: 30

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Yin yoga can give us the space to slow down, a chance to stay with our experiences rather than always rushing.

Course Description

The intention of this course is to equip students with the skills needed to lead Yin Yoga classes. This covers knowledge of the principles of Yin yoga, anatomy of Yin postures, how to practice and teach the ten main Yin postures including options for hyper-mobility and contraindications, Yin postures for meditation, how to talk students into postures, how to describe and market Yin yoga classes and individual detailed guidance on developing a personal practice.

In a Yin yoga practice, all the postures are sitting – and all the postures are held for sustained periods of time (often five minutes). Within these long holds there is an encouragement of softness and an emphasis on relaxing muscular tissue. Through these attitudes there can be a gaining of harmony and peace: so there is a greater ease, a deeper sense of balance, feelings of calmness and acceptance.

Central themes covered by Norman will include awareness, intention, attending to the individuality of anatomy: each of us having our own unique biology, and our own unique biography. You will learn and experience sequences that can deepen inner quietening, that can open the hips and other emotional centres of the body, and that can encourage self-reflection

By the end you will have a flavour of this work and an appreciation for the depth of the study. We strongly encourage repetition and continued learning. It is hoped that this will support your own health and way of living and that you may begin to incorporate this learning into your teaching.

Course Structure

Limited to just 22, this five day training will explore the possibilities and examine the potentials of this practice. We will embed ourselves in the practice:

  • looking at the postures, discussing variations and learning teaching skills
  • investigating the postures, studying examples of sequencing and focusing plenty of time on evaluating our own experience

How is the course taught online?

You will be provided with hard copies (via post) of two course manuals and extra handouts prior to the start date of the course. The live online delivery of the course will comprise;

Lecture and Yin Yoga Classes Each day you will receive a 45 minute talking head lecture (and also a two hour Yin yoga class taught by Amanda Wright) – this content will be available to you for six months

Live Classroom Each day you will participate in a live classroom led through Zoom, running from 9am-3pm; with a short break in middle of morning session and middle of afternoon session. Lunch will be from 11.30am-12.30. The number of students on this course is limited to 22 to ensure substantial contact time and interaction with teachers. These live sessions will also include group teaching practice.

An assistant will be present for all days of the course, and available to assist individual students with any queries.

Self Study Questionnaire At the end of each day, you will do a short quiz to help embed that day’s learning and maximise your engagement with course material.

Group discussion The course material will be studied through both group discussions and as smaller ‘breakout groups’ of a maximum of six in each group, to reflect on particular elements of the course content. This structure is aimed toward making the course accessible for all personalities and learning types.

This structure is geared toward: Encouraging interaction; lessening Zoom fatigue and supporting you in achieving your learning objectives through a combination of live experience, recorded lectures and reviews of course material. Please download the COURSE SCHEDULE at the bottom of this page for a detailed breakdown of the syllabus for each day

Learning Objectives

The intention of this course is to equip students with the skills needed to teach Yin yoga classes. It will cover;

  • knowledge of the principles of Yin yoga,
  • anatomy of Yin postures,
  • how to practice and teach the ten main Yin poses including options for hyper-mobility and contraindications,
  • Yin postures for meditation,
  • how to talk students into poses,
  • how to describe and market Yin yoga classes
  • and individual detailed guidance on developing a personal practice.

Assignments

As part of the course there will be small group teaching practice.

Guest Teachers

Your leaning experience on the course is enriched by the presence of a different guest teacher each day. These include Emma Charlton, Amanda Wright, Ben Wolff, Kate Henley and Maitripushpa Bois. Each teacher brings extensive knowledge from their fields of expertise, spanning anatomy, meditation, Chinese medicine, breath-work and neuroscience.

Who is the Course for?

This course is for yoga teachers and yoga therapists, and teachers in training, as well as those with an already established understanding and practice of Yin yoga.

Online Syllabus - Teaching Yin Yoga: Minds, Meridians, Moments

What our students say

Thank you Norman and your wonderful team for a fab five days and my first intro to proper yin. There is so much to absorb. Thank you for your patience and enthusiasm. Thank you for embracing Zoom. I don't think I could have attended a course in person. Student on July 2020 Live Online Yin Training on Yin Yoga Teacher Training, July 2020

Accreditation

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Course Information

Dates

Friday 25 to Tuesday 29 September 2020

Live classroom each day led through Zoom: 9.00 to 15.00 (UK time) each day, including a short break in each session. Lunch will be from 11.30 to 12.30.

  • Cost £575
  • Cost Details Full Details

    Cost Detail

    Includes hard copies of training manual and handouts which will be posted prior to course start

  • Booking Full Details

    LIVE ONLINE: Teaching Yin Yoga: Minds, Meridians, Moments

    Click BOOK NOW to confirm your place. You will be taken to our booking partner’s site to complete the booking. Please look out for your confirmation email. If the course is fully booked click on WAITING LIST to join the wait list.

  • Eligibility Full Details

    Eligibility

    The training is open to teachers and teachers in training, as well those with an established understanding and practice of Yin yoga.

  • Other Information Full Details

    Other Information

    Maximum participants: 22

    Number of hours: 30

Book Now