The Yin & Meditation Teacher Training kicks off with a deep dive into the science of stretching and research around fascia in order to look at the therapeutic implications of Yin yoga.
You’ll dissect the what, why, when and how behind both the gross and subtle aspects of teaching a Yin yoga practice and all the details in between to give you everything you need to teach group Yin classes and incorporate Yin yoga into private sessions.
This curriculum also includes a mastery of Chinese Medicine Principles and the essentials of teaching meditation. We’ll cover how to facilitate meditation in group and private settings, and how current research around meditation practices can offer beneficial perspectives for your students.
We will also examine the science behind the physiological and psychological benefits as well as the concept of neuroplasticity and how it relates to meditation. You’ll see an overview of styles and techniques to help guide your students and your own practice.
Throughout the training, you can expect meditation practices intermingled with lecture, light vinyasa and yin yoga. The vinyasa component is mild and moderate and is used to demonstrate how you can weave different styles together as well as help break up the lectures and bring the meridians and content to life!
Come prepared for a brain full of information as well as time spent on more contemplative personal discoveries.
Topics that we will cover during the Yoga Medicine Yin & Meditation Online Teacher Training include:
- The science of stretching, its effects on fascia, and what the latest research recommends in terms of yoga applications
- Fascia anatomy and function in a Yin practice
- Joint mechanics as it relates to static stretching in Yin yoga
- The myofascial chains and how they inform smart Yin sequencing
- Chinese Medicine principles, Yin/Yang Theory, and using the meridians to support the energetic body
- How to incorporate Yin into group classes vs. private sessions
- The essentials of teaching both guided and unguided meditation, including how and when to incorporate variations such as still vs. moving, focused attention vs. open monitoring, and more
- The effects of meditation on the brain, ways to increase neuroplasticity, and transformative learning through mindfulness
- Obstacles in the meditation practice and how to address them
- Individualizing private sessions to support uniqueness