50 Hr Yin Yoga Teacher Training

This course can be taken as a workshop for non-yoga teachers or as a 50 HOUR Yoga Alliance Continuing Education module for Yoga Teachers. 

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Accredited by Yoga Alliance YACEP continuing education for existing Yoga Teachers

14-18 May 9am – 6pm
Sequence preparation work.

Deposit R1000 to secure your place.

Please see Payments page for EFT details, Payment Options, Student rates and cancellation details. 

Yin Yoga is a subtle, deep and powerful approach to Yoga.  It is an individually adapted, slow and meditative asana practice combined with internal awareness. Asanas are practiced in a passive way with relaxed muscles.

Course Outline
Philosophy of Yin Yoga
Understanding the philosophy and origins of Yin: both its differences and similarities with other styles of yoga and how it applies to the practice.

Yin Yoga Anatomy and Poses
An exploration of 30 of the more common yin yoga asanas; and what happens beneath the skin as we shift shapes as well as the intelligent use of props based on the individuals needs.

Learning how to observe, prop poses and adjust
Learn how to see what each individual needs in each pose. Using props can be plentiful and fun, as well as creative. How to use props, both studio props and household items to prop and adjust Yin Poses for different individudal needs.

The Nature of Connective Tissue
An overview of the structure of connective tissue: how it differs from muscle and why it bares importance in a yin practice.

We will look at the Meridian system as it appears in Chinese Medicine and applications to the practice of Yin.

Creating a class, for yourself or your students
How to theme; sequence and verbally construct an engaging class; learning to balance words with silence.

Exploring mindfulness; meditation and breath work and its integration within this yoga practice. Learn to teach and to hold the space in silence.

Carla Collins
Carla is a 500 hr Registered Yoga Teacher, as well as a Teacher Trainer on the Wellness Connection Yoga 200 hr and 300hr Teacher Training courses.  Carla has studied Yin extensively including trainings with the leading Yin teacher, Bernie Clark. Carla teaches both Yin, Restorative and Vinyasa Yoga, and has an in depth understanding of anatomy, modifications and adjustments. 

“Carla has a lovely way of communicating, a sincere interest in helping you. I love her classes especially her attention to adjustments” Anonymous feedback 200 hr Teacher trainee