Workshop &Immersion Descriptions

 
 
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Yin Yoga I Immersion: Introduction to Practicing & Leading

Yin is one of the fastest growing styles of yoga and helps tone connective tissue, ligaments and tendons which are critical to our physical well-being and range of motion. Postures are practiced on the floor and each is held for 3-5 or more minutes. As a result, the body is energized, encouraging a free flow of chi/prana—the “life force” of the body that often gets blocked or stagnant.

IN THIS TRAINING YOU WILL:

  • Learn about Yin Yoga history and philosophy

  • Explore the differences between Yin and Yang styles of Yoga and the benefits of Yin practice

  • Gain a basic understanding of energy/prana/chi and the meridians and connective tissues

  • Establish a safe practice using compression and tension

  • Explore the major Yin Yoga asanas

  • Learn to shape yin energy and lead classes using the Baptiste methodology

  • Practice teach Yin Yoga and receive specific, concrete feedback to inform your future teaching

No prior experience is necessary. Accessible and to yoga teachers, students and seekers—suitable for all levels of practitioner. Please bring your journal, pen, snacks, water bottle, mat, a bolster if you have one, if not bring a bed pillow and if you would like, a blanket.

CEUS available through Yoga Alliance. (8-12 hours)


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Yin Yoga II Immersion: Exploring the Energy Body

Deepen your understanding and teaching of Yin Yoga and its relationship to the energy body in this full day workshop. The basic substance of a person is energy. The motions of life are energy. Explore this experientially and feel the physics of the mind and body connection through the charge in your own body and walk away ready to integrate this wisdom into your practice and teaching of Yin (and Healing Flow) classes.

Yin focuses on the toning the body’s deep connective tissues, rather than muscles, to improve our physical well-being and functional range of motion. Long held floor postures are practiced with an emphasis on relaxation of muscles, finding an appropriate individual depth, mindfulness of breath and body and holding for time. Yin also promotes the release of stagnant prana/chi/life force energy and encourages our parasympathetic nervous system (relaxation) response.

IN THIS TRAINING WE DELVE MORE DEEPLY INTO:

  • Explore the main meridians effected by a traditional Yin practice

  • Gain a basic understanding of the Central Nervous System and its role in overall health and well-being—in particular the Vagus Nerve, and its role in overall health and well-being

  • How Yin practice affects meridians, nadis, chakras, energy/prana/chi

  • The meridians and chakras as energy systems

  • The 6 main meridians strongly affected by Yin—where they are, what they affect, why does it matter

  • Associated fields of energy work to enhance your Yin practice

  • Foundations and techniques of sequencing, transitions and flow in a Yin practice

  • Expand your repertoire of Yin poses & wall Yin

  • Contraindications and modifications of common medical conditions

  • Shaping yin energy and leading classes using the Baptiste methodology

  • Practice teaching Yin Yoga and receive specific, concrete feedback to inform your future teaching

No prior experience is necessary. Accessible and to yoga teachers, students and seekers—suitable for all levels of practitioner. Yin I is recommended but not required—just a working knowledge of Yin will suffice. Please bring your journal, pen, snacks, water bottle, mat, a bolster if you have one, if not bring a bed pillow and if you would like, a blanket.

CEUS available through Yoga Alliance. (8 hours)


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Fundamental Yoga Nidra Immersion

Nourish and Rejuvenate through the Experience of Deep Relaxation

Yoga Nidra, “the Yoga of Sleep” is gaining popularity. It is a conscious relaxation practice where you will experience a deep state of release while at the same time maintaining complete awareness. It assists in easing tensions and bringing healing to the body and mind. This training will begin with a 45 minute Yoga Nidra experience followed by an overview of the history, physiology and science of Yoga Nidra and will culminate in practice leading Yoga Nidra.


IN THIS TRAINING YOU WILL:

  • Gain a introductory understanding of the practice and state of Yoga Nidra

  • Learn the different elements of a Yoga Nidra session

  • Explore shaping the energy and holding space for Yoga Nidra sessions

  • Experience the power of Yoga Nidra to relax and revitalize the physical and subtle body

  • Practice leading others through Yoga Nidra

No prior experience is necessary. Accessible and to yoga teachers, students and seekers—suitable for all levels of practitioner. No experience required. Please bring your journal, pen, snacks, water bottle, mat, a bolster if you have one, if not bring a bed pillow and if you would like, a blanket.

CEUS available through Yoga Alliance. (3 hours)


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Yin Yoga Nidra Experience

Join us for a 2 hour Yin and Yoga Nidra experience that evokes the senses, nourishes the body and nurtures the soul.

Explore the micro-sensory layers of your subtle energy body in this playshop that infuses Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra with a conscious collection of healing energy medicine practices including breathwork, meditation with visualizations, acupressure, aromatherapy, smudging, intentional hands-on assists with Reiki, crystal singing bowl sound baths and delectable hand-made treats shortly following savasana. Yummmmmm.

Through sacred stillness, this sensitivity attunement grounds the charge of the CNS which facilitates optimal parasympathetic health for profound and lasting physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being.

 

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Integrating Everyday Energy Medicine into your Life, Yoga Practice and Teaching

IN THIS TRAINING YOU WILL:

  • Learn about the history and philosophy behind energy medicine

  • Explore the meridians effected by a traditional and modern Yin practice

  • Deepen your understanding of the Central Nervous System and its role in overall health and well-being—in particular the Vagus Nerve, and its role in overall health and well-being

  • Examine the similarities and differences between eastern and western healing practices

  • Explore and experience various energy and healing modalities including pranayama, meditation, tapping & acupressure, aromatherapy, and Reiki

  • Learn to seamlessly integrate healing modalities into sequencing, poses & counterposes.

  • Explore and create non-traditional Yin Yoga asanas

  • Refine your delivery when shaping yin energy and lead classes using the Baptiste methodology

  • Practice teach Yin Yoga and receive specific, concrete feedback to inform your future teaching

No prior experience is necessary. Accessible and to yoga teachers, students and seekers—suitable for all levels of practitioner. Yin I and II is recommended but not required—just a working knowledge of Yin will suffice. Please bring your journal, pen, snacks, water bottle, mat, a bolster if you have one, if not bring a bed pillow and if you would like, a blanket.

CEUS available through Yoga Alliance. (8 hours)


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Experience the Chakras through Yin Yoga & Essential Oils Workshop

In this workshop, we will be introduced to and experience the chakras, the subtle and vital energy centers that run through our spine and direct life-giving, healing 'prana' or 'chi' to our entire body. We will begin with short a discussion and then move into a 2 hour meditative Yin Yoga Nidra class accompanied by Doterra essential oils where participants can explore and interact with their chakras first hand.

CEUS available through Yoga Alliance. (2-3 hours)