Yin Yoga is a slow-paced approach practice where poses are held for a longer period of time in a relaxed way, up to 5 minutes or more. The practice requires little muscle engagement which helps develop physical relaxation and flexibility. The real challenge of Yin Yoga lies in the ability to remain still and stay mindful and present with what comes up during the poses.
Yin Yoga is a method that teaches you to let go and surrender, to slow down and stop identifying with the streams of thoughts and emotions, cultivating a deeper state of relaxation.
On the physical level, Yin Yoga targets bones, joints and connective tissues. It’s not about how the pose looks (aesthetic) but about what we feel (function), which makes the Yin Yoga approach very liberating.
On the energetic level, Yin Yoga reconnects with its roots of Taoist yoga, and uses the ancient map and modern theory of the meridian system, the long holds in Yin Yoga restore harmony in the subtle body by stimulating the chi (energy) in the channels that run through the connective tissues.
This Yin Yoga Teacher Training program will give you a deep understanding of how the body functions physically and energetically. You will be able to see and respond to people, their bodies, and their potential. You will learn about: bones, muscles, fascia, joints, movements, organs and connective tissue, chakra’s, chi, meridians and meridian pathways, pranayama and meditation.
With this knowledge, you will be able to create personalised and therapeutic Yin Yoga classes suited for everyone’s physical and energetic needs.
Do you want to know more about why I started the Yin teacher training and how the training works? There is an article that I’ve written on the blog of Yoga International online. Read the article here.