Yin Yoga comes from the teachings of ancient Daoist yoga and has become more popular in our yoga communities in recent years. Yin Yoga teaches us how to slow down, find comfort in discomfort and create a sense of quiet within the deepest layers of our being. In the Western world we are encouraged to live fast paced lifestyles. Multitasking is seen as a strength and active is often thought of as “best.” This results in an overabundance of Yang energy. Practicing Yin allows us to balance our energies so we can live a more present and abundant life.
In this training students will learn:
History of Yin Yoga
Principles of Yin Yoga
Insight into the most common Yin Yoga asanas; alignment, props, benefits/contraindications, variations for all body types and different levels
Understanding Physiology & Anatomy; knowing what stops you and the difference between Tension and Compression
Deeper insight into Daoist philosophy; understanding Yin/Yang energies
Understanding Energy including Prana, Qi (chi) & the Meridians
How to sequence a balanced Yin Yoga class - beginners Yin sequence provided
Learn by experiencing: practice teaching opportunities
Find your Yin Yoga teaching voice - what to say (or not say) in a Yin Yoga class
Take-home Yin Yoga manual
Upon completion of this course students will receive a Certificate of Completion; 20 CEUs through Yoga Alliance (Sara is a certified YACEP, Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider)
Friday, 11/16: 5 - 9pm
Saturday, 11/17: 11am - 5pm
Sunday, 11/18: 11am - 5pm
No prerequisite required however, in order to be a certified yoga teacher, students must also have completed a 200 hour Yoga Alliance Yoga Teacher Training program.
Sara Wait, 200 E-RYT and YACEP, has been studying yoga since 2003 (certified in 2014). Her path originated in Yang formats of yoga such as Vinyasa, Bikram and Ashtanga but eventually the dynamic energies needed to be balanced. Sara sought out a more gentle/calm side of yoga and became certified in Restorative, Yin and Yoga Nidra. While she is fond of many different styles of yoga, Sara finds the feminine, still and cooling energies of Yin Yoga to resonate with her the most.
Sara initially studied Yin with Jaina Portwood in Minneapolis, MN and has continued her education under the instruction of Bernie Clark and Diana Batts at Semperviva Yoga in Vancouver BC.