MAY 19-21: YIN YOGA TRAINING and WORKSHOP with Marla Cantor
“We don’t use the body to get into the posture, rather we use the posture to get into the body”
What is Yin Yoga?
Yin Yoga focuses on working deeper tissues – ligaments, joints, deep fascial tissues, and bones. Poses are similar to other styles of yoga but the approach is different. All poses are done seated or lying down. Yin is unique because we relax the muscles and use gravity to come to our edge. We resolve to be still and hold for an extended amount of time. Benefits depend upon your personal intention. Improvements in flexibility, mindful awareness, and stress level are common. With a continued practice, physiological, mental and emotional, and energetic benefits can be discovered.
Yin Yoga is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after styles of yoga. Perhaps it is because we are craving the qualities that a Yin practice provides: stillness, simplicity, self-examination, and just being in the present moment. These are the elements that make up the heart of Yin Yoga.
Yin Yoga is not to meant to replace other forms of yoga; it is designed to balance the heat building side of yoga and other forms of exercise.
The real Yoga is what’s happening on the inside.
All trainings and workshops are suitable for teachers and enthusiastic yin practitioners. Trainings are 14 hours.
CEUs will be awarded for those registered with Yoga Alliance.
In these trainings/workshops we cover:
•History of Yin Yoga
•What are Yin and Yang?
•What are the Yin and Yang Tissues of the Body?
•Theory of Exercise
•Physical, Mental, and Energetic Qualities of Yin
•Build a Case for Yin Yoga
•Hands-on Meridian Drawing
•Explore the 14 Basic Postures
•Sequencing and Teaching
Dates: May 19-21, 2017
Times: Friday Evening: 5:30-8:30pm, Saturday: 9:00am- 4:00pm and Sunday 10:00am- 3:00pm
Fees:$225 if registered before 4/28. After this date $245
My journey with Yin Yoga began six years ago. I was asked (because of my background in Restorative Yoga) to take over a Yin Yoga class for a teacher that had left suddenly from the Atlantic Coast Athletic Club where I taught Hatha and Restorative yoga. I did not know much about Yin Yoga, but what I did know, was that it wasn’t anything like Restorative Yoga. I agreed to take over the class until the session ended in six weeks. In that six weeks, I read Yin books, searched online classes, and practiced, practiced, practiced. Throughout this time, I received overwhelmingly positive feedback from students who experienced improvements in both physical health and general well-being. I was tremendously excited by the discovery of such a rewarding practice, and I experienced the added benefit of ease in my SI (sacroiliac joint) joint that had gently nudged at me for years.
After teaching for many years, I took trainings with Biff Midoefer and Bernie Clark that gave me more insight and validated that I was on the right track. However, most of my experience comes from the over 500 hours of teaching Yin Yoga.
My Yin Yoga classes are highly attended, and I am filled with gratitude that this practiced works such magic!
Questions? Please call Jennifer at 434-531-5441 or email her..
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