Yin Yoga and Mindfulness is now
40 hr training
Begins September 16th
Yin yoga is a beautiful complement to a more dynamic movement practice. It works more specifically with the connective tissues and joints in the body and is a great way to increase range of motion and flexibility. As a result of the passive and meditative component of the practice, it helps to calm the mind and balance out a busy life. Yin yoga enhances our vitality and overall health.
We are living a very yang lifestyle, the idea is to infuse our life with a yin sensibility. There is so much to be gained from really embodying the basic principles of yin yoga - playing your edge, stillness and time. We are able to walk away with a deeper understanding of ourselves and the space needed to share this wisdom with others.
This training is for yoga teachers and serious practitioners alike. This is great for yoga teachers looking to add yin to their classes or teach the yin style. This is great for students who simply want to deepen their relationship to the yin-side. Not just the style of yoga, but the yin sensibility of yielding and acceptance. This training is great for any body workers who are looking for a new edge to their offerings. Yin yoga could be just the thing you are looking for.
In this training we will cover:
~ the philosophy behind yin yoga and where it came from.
~ yin yang theory
~ the fundamental yin yoga postures - how to modify, proper use of props, and energetic connection
~ essentials in energetics
~ the basics of mindfulness meditation
~ how to teach a yin yoga class - how to sequence and theme an effective class
~ how to weave the yin postures and philosophy into your life and other modalities of teaching and moving.
The Anatomy of Fascia
Energetics of Sound
Intro to TCM
This training is really for anyone looking to find a way to slow down and connect to them self. To find the courage to lean in to the current situation. A way to enrich your life and your relationships.
The course is about so much more than making shapes with the body. The program is an invitation to unfold into who you are - and to meet yourself right there.
You will learn how to safely and intelligent incorporate yin yoga (and some restorative) postures into your current classes and home practice, as well as how to sequence a yin yoga class for yourself and others.
The foundation of the course is really about bringing the yin energy into our daily lives. Can we allow this wisdom to seep into our interactions and relationships with others and self. The yin energy is a place of 'being' rather than 'doing'. It's an opening to what is. We practice surrender and acceptance. We open to compassion and connectivity.
The program is broken up to include theory on the physical body, energetic and mind body and then how to weave it all into a cohesive, thriving being - you!
We will spend a fair amount of time exploring a mindfulness practice; in both seated meditation and as a tool to bring into your daily life.
It's a jam packed program. Yet due to the nature of the information, is really quite nourishing as you prioritize the yin sensibility of slowing down and self care.
Space is open to 16 students. Please message firstname.lastname@example.org to begin the application process to see if this is the training for you.
Format for the training:
Every Wednesday night 530-830pm from September 16th - November 4th (eight weeks)
Sundays 11am-2pm - Sunday September 20th, Sunday September 27th, Sunday October 25th, Sunday November 1st
Classes will be held LIVE ONLINE through Zoom
**Recordings of each class will be available for download
Cost - sliding scale $600-700 +hst. *payment plans available
**In addition to the sliding scale rates, this training has a limited number of spots available at discounted rates for low income (ODSP, OW) seniors, trans and queer folk, BIPOC, etc. Please email me @ Shawna.email@example.com to inquire or to let me know if you have any access needs that I can accommodate.
You will receive a digital yin yoga training manual
You will receive a certificate of completion with 100% attendance and completion of any assignments.
Required reading is 'Complete Guide to Yin Yoga" by Bernie Clark
Bernie Clark says "it's not so much what you do that's important, as how you do it". Open yourself to the yin-side.
What people are saying....
"I couldn’t have found a better place to spend my time and energy [at the YYTT back in August, 2018]. Shawna's Yin Yoga Training was very approachable but also thorough and insightful. The practice and knowledge gained from the course have taken a foundation in my everyday life. Shawna shares the joys of yin [and meditation] in a light handed manner, and her thorough depth of knowledge invites participants to learn about the practice and teaching in a safe and encouraging environment. The greatest gift I received from the course was that it fostered greater awareness and provided tools to living a more Present life." ~ Terrence
"When I saw that Shawna was offering a yin yoga teacher training I immediately signed up and booked flights to Toronto. She is one of those wonderful teachers who teaches from a place of deep wisdom and experience, and I jumped on the opportunity to learn from her. The training itself went way above and beyond what I expected; in addition to philosophy, anatomy and all the regular YTT content, we really dove into energy work, chakras, and personal inquiry. I learned so much about yin yoga and myself in one short week and now feel confident in my practice and teaching it to others." ~ Curniss
Still not sure if this is for you??
*If you have a question you want answered, this is for you.
*If you feel there is more to life than what you are living, this is for you.
*If you're into empowering yourself and empowering others, this is for you.
*If curiosity fills your soul, and community lifts your spirit, this is for you.
Please message me with any questions and if you'd like to reserve a space in the training.
I'm so looking forward to this!