ANATOMY AND YIN YOGA TRAININGS – ADVANCED CERTIFICATION RYT 300 HOURS & 200 HOURS

ADVANCED COURSE (300 HOURS) – YIN YOGA, CHINESE MEDICINE AND THE MERIDIAN LINES – GOING DEEPER

NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2021 DATES

6 days over 2 long weekends, 60 hours advanced certification, accredited with the Yoga Alliance.

DATES TBC

50% deposit required to reserve your place. £450 before 1st August 2021.  Remainder due 1st October 2021.

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Location: The Light Centre, Belgravia

This course is for ANYONE who wants to have a deeper understanding of Chinese Medicine and the Meridian lines, and how to apply it to a yin yoga class, or for massage therapists or therapists who wish to incorporate this into their treatments.

A 6 day training, comprising of 60 hours of advanced anatomy, yin, and Chinese Medicine, certified through the Yoga Alliance.

Taking your understanding of anatomy, yin yoga and Chinese Medicine to another level, we will be delving deep and you will gain a more profound and conceptual understanding that will take your teaching, practice and treatments to a whole new level.

Each day will centre around a pair of meridian lines and their organs, going through the anatomy and yin poses of these channels, understanding the muscles, movement, compression, tension, orientation, and proportion.

We trace the channels and locate significant acupuncture / acupressure points and how to incorporate this into a class/ treatment.  We will work through myofascia techniques and how and when to bring this in to a Yin class.  You will gain an understanding of these often used points, their meaning, physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

We will go through the functions of the organs in Chinese Medicine and you will gain an insight into their properties and physiological functions, and understand how each pose can affect the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual body. We will also explore the relationships between the organs, and therefore understand the critical concept of harmony and balance and the relationship of Yin and Yang which pervades Chinese Medicine, philosophy, culture, politics and literature.   Alongside this we will also go through briefly the functions of the organs in Western Medical Science, so that the training is rounded and complete.

AIMS

Understand the theory of Yin and Yang, and the critical concept of harmony and balance in Chinese Medicine

A revision of the anatomy of yin yoga poses and the meridian lines they target

To gain a Chinese Medicine overview, the functions of the organs physiologically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually

To understand the parallels and differences to Western Medical Science

To learn the location of the channels and significant acupuncture points and their meanings and how to incorporate in to a class

To learn myofascia techniques and how and when to incorporate in a Yin class

To understand the concepts and mystery behind Chinese Medicine Theory

QUALIFICATION

The training is 6 days long, accumulating 60 hours of ADVANCED CERTIFICATION, RYT 500 hours certified. You will experience a full immersion of yoga and Chinese Medicine.

DATES:

LOCATION: The Light Centre, Belgravia, SW1W 9LX

LIMITED SPACE

50% deposit required to reserve your place. £450 before 1st August 2020.  Remainder due 1st October 2020.

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FUNDAMENTALS (300 HOURS) – YIN YOGA, ANATOMY AND CHINESE MEDICINE  – 100 HOURS

2021 DATES – TBC

16 days in person or online (Fridays & Saturdays), non-residential. 100 hour advanced certification, credited with Yoga Alliance.

Level 1 – Yin Yoga and anatomy of the Hips  £600 IRL or £400 online

Level 2 – Yin Yoga and anatomy of Shoulders and Myofascia Release  £600 IRL or £400 online

Level 3 – Yin Yoga and Chinese Medicine and the Meridian Lines   £600 IRL or £400 online

£1500 for whole course IRL or £1000 online,  £1350 or £900 Early Bird Discount BEFORE 

OR £600 £400 per  Level.

Location: London and online

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or EMAIL cal@yogainthebigsmoke.co.uk for ENQUIRIES

The first 4 days of the trainings centre around anatomy. Without an understanding of joints and muscles true confidence in teaching yoga is elusive. This anatomical insight and knowledge is crucial in dealing with poses, the logic of adjustments, modifications, and variations.

The true practice of yoga requires an understanding of the anatomy as every body is different. Understanding anatomy allows a deeper understanding of the positions and how every person may need to adjust to achieve this.

MODULE 1 – THE HIPS

2021

Centres around the movement, joints and muscles of the hip, leg, and lower leg. You will gain insight and understanding of ranges of motion, ultimate range of motion, difference between tension and compression particularly in the hip area.  You will learn the muscles of the hip and thigh, their movement and myofascial release techniques and trigger points for this area.

We will apply our learnings to both yang (vinyasa) and yin yoga poses. You will see and understand that everybody is different and that some poses, while they work well for the majority will cause injury or damage to others.

A large part of the course will be applied to yin poses, so that you come out of the training not only have a new-found knowledge of anatomy and physiology but you will also be able to teach yin yoga in a safe and informed way.

Yin Yoga is based on the wisdom and philosophy of Chinese Medicine so the training will also give you an insight and awareness of the 5 element and meridian line theory. You will gain a good understanding of which poses effect which meridian line and organ and the physical, mental, and emotional manifestations of them.

Learning will include visuals, repetition, kinetic as well as directly experiencing in ourselves and our classmates. Yoga anatomy cannot be learned from a textbook, it needs to be felt and experienced.

AIMS

To teach yin yoga effectively and competently
To understand basic anatomy and movement and apply to yoga poses, specifically of the hip and knee joint
To understand the key parameters of yoga poses and be able to offer modifications and adjustments
To gain an understanding of the principles of Chinese Medicine and Philosophy
To understand the meridian theory
To understand your responsibilities as a Yoga teacher

MODULE 2 – THE SHOULDERS AND MYOFASCIAL RELEASE

Centres around the movement, joints and muscles of the spine, shoulder and upper arm. You will gain insight and understanding of ranges of motion, ultimate range of motion, difference between tension and compression, particularly in and around the shoulders. You will learn the muscles of the spine, shoulder and torso, their movements and myofascial release techniques and trigger points for this area.

We will apply our learnings to both yang (vinyasa) and yin yoga poses. You will see that everyone is different and the importance therefore of modification and variation in each pose.

A large part of the course will be applied to yin poses, so you will come out with not only new found knowledge of anatomy and physiology but also you will be able to teach yin yoga in a safe and informed way.

Yin Yoga is based on the wisdom and philosophy of Chinese Medicine so the training will also give you an insight and awareness of the 5 element and meridian line theory. You will gain a good understanding of which poses effect which meridian line and organ and the physical, mental, and emotional manifestations of them.

Learning will include visuals, repetition, kinetic as well as directly experiencing in ourselves and our classmates. Yoga anatomy cannot be learned from a textbook, it needs to be felt and experienced.

AIMS

To teach yin yoga effectively and competently
To understand basic anatomy and movement and apply to yoga poses, specifically of the spine, shoulder and upper arm
To understand the key parameters of yoga poses and be able to offer modifications and adjustments
To gain an understanding of the principles of Chinese Medicine and Philosophy
To understand your responsibilities as a Yoga teacher

MODULE 3 – CHINESE MEDICINE

Yin yoga is based on the wisdom and theory of Chinese Medicine. Chinese medicine is an energetic practice and teaches us that Qi underlies all of our functioning. It is this intelligent life force which warms, moves, transforms, and protects everything in our bodies and minds. Therefore, among other things, in Chinese doctrine, rather than just examining a person’s body it looks for the underlying or energetic cause of a patient’s problem. The Chinese frequently look underneath it all and ask what is happening to a person on a deeper level. So, it is typical not only to address a person’s symptom but also to look for the energetic cause which underlies the symptoms.

The Five Elements describe the five important phases in this underlying Qi. They are the energetic substances or processes out of which the world is made. Each element is defined as having a set of associations. For example, a season, a colour, an odour, a taste. Through these associations arises a Five Element language to describe the world. The Elements connect to each other via two cycles, emphasising the interconnectedness of the organs and the cyclical patterns of movement and change with in the universe. It also illustrates the idea of imbalance and if in one element is in disharmony it will trigger dysfunction throughout the cycle. This Chinese practice believes that all of us are born with one Element which is constitutionally slightly more imbalanced than the others. This imbalance causes us to have repetitive negative states or difficulties expressing certain emotions.

This module will allow you to see, feel and identify with the emotional, physiological, and mental aspects of the Five Elements, the 10 organs, and the 12 channels. You will gain an insight and understanding in to the ancient practice and wisdom of both Traditional Chinese Medicine and Five Element Practice, and apply this to Yoga both on and off the mat. This module will elucidate this ancient philosophy and medicine and reveal how certain patterns, behaviours and habits play out in every part of your life.

AIMS

To understand the fundamental premises behind Chinese Medicine
To understand the concept of Qi, Yin and Yang and the Five Elements
To apply the ancient philosophy and wisdom to yoga on and off the mat
To understand the organs and meridian lines, their meanings and the poses which affect them
To gain an insight in to the delicate interplay of energy and emotions
To reveal your inner world and your underlying predisposition

QUALIFICATION

The training is 16 days long, accumulating 100 hours of ADVANCED CERTIFICATION, RYT 500 hours certified. You will experience a full immersion of yoga and a full exploration of you, your body, yourself.

LIMITED SPACE

200 HR Yoga West Teacher Training
CERTIFICATION RYT (ANATOMY)

DATES: 23rd April – 11th July 2021 (6 weekend modules & one 5 day intensive)
LOCATION: YogaWest, Acton

COST: £2990, early bird discount til 23rd Jan 2021, £2690
INCLUDED: Mats, manual, props, etc all supplied.

Please go to the link above to find more details. This is a comprehensive, well rounded teacher training programme, for which I am delighted to be teaching the anatomy & physiology section (30 hours). By the end of the programme you will have a theoretical knowledge and practical experience which will enable you to teach a Power Yoga class. The studio has an excellent reputation with some of the best teachers in London. The anatomy training, delivered by me, demystifies anatomy and is simple, structured and relevant. It is unique because it is applied to yoga and gives you an understanding of why some poses cannot be achieved in some bodies. It’s revealing, informative and enlightening.

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