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The Yin within: Embrace the inner quiet and strength. (30 hours)

Yin Yoga focuses on holding passive poses for an extended period, typically 3 to 5 minutes or more, allowing for deep stretching and release of tension in the connective tissues. This will promote self-awareness and help in personal growth.

Introduction to Yin Yoga:

  • Understanding the principles and benefits of Yin Yoga.

  • Explaining the differences between Yin and Yang styles of yoga.

Foundations of Yin Yoga Poses:

  • Workshop on key Yin Yoga poses, such as Dragon Pose, Swan Pose, and Butterfly Pose.

  • Breakdown of alignment, props usage, and modifications for different body types.

Yin Yoga Sequencing:

  • Exploring the art of sequencing Yin Yoga classes to create balanced and therapeutic practices.

  • Understanding the principles of targeting specific areas of the body and energy meridians.

  • Discussion on the physiological effects of Yin Yoga on the connective tissues, joints, and energy channels (meridians).

  • Understanding the role of tension and compression in Yin Yoga poses.

Sthira and Sukha (Steadiness and Ease):

  • Yin Yoga poses emphasize the balance between effort and surrender 

  • Finding the sweet spot between stability and relaxation.

Anatomy and Physiology:

  • Yogas Chitta Vritti Nirodhah (1.2):

  • Understanding the Anatomy of the Mind.

  • Reflecting on the role of modifications and adjustments in calming the fluctuations of the mind. 

  • Allowing practitioners to find stillness and presence in their practice.

Self-Compassion and Acceptance:

  • Fostering self-awareness and personal growth by setting an intention at the beginning of each Yin Yoga practice and reflecting on their experiences and insights at the end.

  • Encouraging kindness and compassion towards oneself, embracing limitations, and honoring the body's unique needs and boundaries.

Mindfulness and Meditation:

  • Cultivating present-moment awareness and non-judgmental observation of physical sensations, thoughts, and emotions.

  • Guided meditation sessions to deepen relaxation and introspection.

  • Focus on releasing stress and emotions and cultivate resilience.

Pratyahara (Sense Withdrawal):

  • Using Yin Yoga to turn inward and withdraw attention from external stimuli facilitates deep relaxation and introspection.

Gratitude and Surrender:

  • Cultivating gratitude for the body to release tension and surrender to the practice.

 

In this workshop, Yin Yoga practitioners can deepen their practice, cultivate mindfulness, and explore profound insights into themselves and their bodies.

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