22.08.2023 - 27.08.2023
Yoga Styles: Yin Yoga
Sthira sukhamāsanam – Asana is a steady and comfortable posture ~ Patanjali, Sutra 2.46
As mentioned in the Yoga sutras asana is steady and comfortable, two Yin qualities.
To be able to sit for a long period of time in deep, undisturbed meditation the body needs to be open and strong. This opening especially in the hips and lower back can be developed through a dedicated yin practice.
Yin Yoga targets the deep connective tissues of the body (vs. the superficial tissues) and the fascia that covers the body; this Daoist yoga helps to regulate the flow of energy in the body.
The yin energy is ruled by the moon and enhances coolness and calmness in body and mind. The stillness of the body experienced in this yoga practice creates stillness of the mind and ultimately helps us to realize our true nature.
Our Yin YTT in the Eifel Nationalpark in Heimbach, Germany is a six days course and we will work about 8-10 hours together every day.
Come and join us on the Yin side of life!
This course is embedded in the YACEP program of Yoga Alliance and you can add the 50 hours of this course to your continuous education hours.
The way we know and practice Yin Yoga was developed by Paul Grilley in the late 80s. It is based on Daoist Yoga that combines the ancient Indian traditions with the Chinese energy system (meridians), his knowledge of anatomy and the meridian theory. It is a great complementary practice to all the yang Yoga styles and highly recommended for those of you who practice Ashtanga Vinyasa or Vinyasa Yoga to balance your yin and yang energies.
During the course we will practice and teach 26 yin asanas, like caterpillar, swan and frog with variations and modifications. With the help of different probs you can get a deeper feeling and understanding of the postures.
In the asana alignment classes we will break down each and every pose and you will learn verbal and hands on adjustment. We all have different bodies and enter poses in different ways. Therefore, the use of props like blocks, bolsters, cushions and blankets is one key element of a safe and effective Yin Yoga practice.
In these lectures of ou 50 h Yin Yoga teacher training in Germany you will learn, how Yin Yoga was developed, the theory of exercise behind it, how and when to practice Yin Yoga, the concept of playing your edges and much more.
From a yogic point of view we are much more than our physical body. Our different layers encompass all aspects of being, starting from the physical body, via the pranic, mental and intellectual body to the bliss body. When the five sheats are balanced and atman and brahman are one a state of wellbeing arises. In our yogic anatomy module we introduce you to
~ Pancha prana
~ Pancha kosha
A network of energy channels called meridians in the Traditional Chinese Medicine moves energy through our bodies. In this module we introduce you to the meridian system and how certain poses can improve the function of different organs in your body.
~ Large intestine
~ Small intestine
~ Urinary bladder
~ Triple warmer
~ Gall bladder
To offer a safe Yin Yoga practice that promotes health and supports healing processes it is important to understand the anatomical foundations of Yin Yoga and how it affects our physical body.
In this Yin Yoga course, we will cover
~ Nervous system
~ Spine anatomy
~ Hip anatomy
~ Yin tissues
Our teaching methodology sessions will help you understand:
~ How to give right instructions
~ The right tone of voice
~ How to give a proper alignment of the postures
~ How to modify the pose
~ Where and how to use props to do modification and to prevent injuries
~ How to prepare Yin classes
~ The art of sequencing and teaching
~ How to be mindful while teaching
Before joining Anandam Yoga School’s 50 Hours Yin Yoga Training in Germany Course, you have to fulfill this eligibility criteria.
The time schedule is not fixed and can change according to location, teacher availability, weather conditions and general situation.
Shared twin room
Five nights including all meals in a shared twin room with attached bathroom in Heimbach, Eifel.