Yin Yoga & Anatomy Workshop (English) - Napier, New Zealand
Jul
1
10:30 am10:30

Yin Yoga & Anatomy Workshop (English) - Napier, New Zealand

  • Modern Yoga Napier

Yin Yoga & Anatomy Workshop at Modern Yoga Napier
(English)

Yin Yoga Weekend Immersion

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” (Confucius)

Yin yoga is one of the calmest and most relaxing forms of yoga in the world, consisting of a series of passive poses of the body.

By means of long-held stretches (3–5 minutes) without muscle tension, we focus on the deep connective, fascial and ligamental tissues – stimulating, strengthening and stretching the tissues.

We mobilise the joints, and stimulate and calm the nervous system, thereby reducing stress and encouraging regeneration.

During the practice we temporarily slow down the flow of Chi energy, enabling the revitalising energy to accumulate and then flow more freely on conclusion of the practice.

Indeed for days after a yin yoga practice, we’ll feel blissfully relaxed and recharged.

This workshop is suitable for yoga teachers and also yoga students wishing to experience and learn more about Yin Yoga and yoga anatomy.
 

10.30am - 2.00pm Morning Session - Yin Yoga

Theory:
What is Yin Yoga?
What is yang yoga?
What are the advantages of each kind of yoga?
How do they complement each other?
What is tension and what is compression?
What is the function of our connective tissue/fascia in this practice?
Stress and back pain, and yin yoga as a “therapeutic touch”

Practice:
Yin Yoga class (Paul Grilley style)
Focus: back class


3.00pm - 6.30pm Afternoon Session - Yoga Anatomy

Theory:
Skeletal variation
Function/aesthetics
Compression and tension
Analysis of a yoga pose

Practice:
Skeletal variation tests and practical consequences for yang yoga asanas and assists – such as lotus, shoulder stand, pigeon, down dog, warrior, etc.

We’ll analyse the following asanas in detail:
Lotus position        - external rotation of the hip joint
Reclining hero       -  internal rotation of the hip joint
Shoulderstand       - neck, shoulder, collarbone and shoulder blade

We'll discuss the following issues:
What restrictions does my individual bone structure impose on me?
How different is it from other people’s bone structure?
Will I or my students ever manage to get into the lotus position or achieve a “perfect” pigeon, etc?
Where are the areas of compression and tension within my individual bone structure? How do I deal with it? How can I stretch and stimulate the tissues, when compression is constricting me?
What is the physical function of a yoga pose?

For more detailed information about the workshop, please go to: http://www.yintherapy.com/ws/yin-yoga-anatomy/

Fee: 
NZ$140 / NZ$120 (early bird offer if booked and fully paid by 31 May)

Location:
Modern Yoga Napier, 5/46 Holden Street, Onekawa, Napier

Bookings:
http://modernyoganapier.co.nz/

 
 
Free Info Talk - 200hr Yin Yoga Teacher Training (English) - Napier, New Zealand
Jul
1
6:30 pm18:30

Free Info Talk - 200hr Yin Yoga Teacher Training (English) - Napier, New Zealand

  • Modern Yoga Napier

Free Info Talk about our RYS200 Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training at Modern Yoga Napier (in English)

Saturday 1 July 2017 - 6.30pm - 7.00pm

Free info talk for yoga students and teachers alike, who are interested to find out more about Yin Therapy's 200hr Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training (recognised by Yoga Alliance).  We will explain the outline of the training with time for discussion and an opportunity to answer any questions that may arise regarding the training.

No booking required.  Just come on by to Modern Yoga Napier!
http://modernyoganapier.co.nz/

 
 
Buddha's Way & Yin Yoga Workshop (English) - Napier, New Zealand
Jul
2
9:30 am09:30

Buddha's Way & Yin Yoga Workshop (English) - Napier, New Zealand

  • Yin Yoga Napier

Buddha's Way & Yin Yoga Workshop at Yin Yoga Napier (in English)

Yin Yoga Weekend Immersion Napier

"Everything begins with us and ends with us.  There is no situation or person responsible for causing ourselves stress,  just ourselves." - Markus Henning Giess

Buddha's Way

- Learning the reality from a different perspective and in doing so, reducing stress. 
- Learning to focus one's awareness and perception for what it really is.
- Learning to know one's mind through thought, emotion, reaction.
- Learning to understand the Interrupter and how to release emotional states

Theory:
•    How does the mind function?
•    Buddha's Way – the way out of suffering
•    How does the mind cause dis-ease? 
•    How does stress arise?
•    What happens in the body under stress? 
•    Stress – Fear - Ego
•    Consciousness, perception, personal responsibility
•    To see the life as it really is
•    Poisons of the mind
•    Doctrines, patterns, values, programs, identification und conditioning
•    Thoughts – Emotions – Reactions
•    The Interrupter – The Observer – Who observes?
•    What happens in the body during meditation
•    Meditation & breath
•    Yin yoga, the perfect preparation for meditation ´physically and psychologically´

Practice:
•    Attention exercises
•    Sitting positions for meditation practice
•    Deep breathing meditations with variations
•    Gratefulness meditation
•    Yin yoga practice

"We leave our ego behind and come into our selves. Life is so much simpler then we think!"  - Markus Henning Giess

Schedule:

9:30am - 1pm & 2pm - 5.30pm

Fee:
NZ$140 / $120 (early bird offer if booked and fully paid by 31 May)

Location:
Yin Yoga Napier, 35 Hastings Street, Napier

Bookings:
www.yinyoganapier.co.nz

 
 
Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training I (English) - Gold Coast, Australia
Jul
13
Jul 18

Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training I (English) - Gold Coast, Australia

  • Ritual Yoga And Pilates

Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training I - Flying Masters, Gold Coast
(in English)

YYTTI - Gold Coast 2017

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” (Confucius)

In this 6 day/50 hour certified Level I course of our 200 hour Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training, we not only learn the 20 basic yin yoga poses in theory and in practice, we also discover a sense of security when teaching, through developing an anatomical understanding of skeletal variation.

We learn to employ the 7 point analysis principle to understand each yoga pose as well as the individual and unique bodies of not only ourselves but also our students. In turn this enables us to offer logical assists and variations.  Anatomy is the key. 
 

Welcome to Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training I
This 50-hour intensive yoga teaching programme (6 days) comprises 4 sections:


1. Yin Yoga asanas

This section covers the theory and practice for teaching 20 yin yoga poses, including their specific characteristics and their effects.


2. Anatomy is the key

Anatomical understanding of not only the individual bone structure but also the muscular, connective, fascial and ligament tissues is an essential prerequisite for an effective yoga teacher.
 

3. 7-point analysis principle for assists - theory

This Yin Yoga and Anatomy Teacher Training focuses less on teaching set assists and much more on introducing a 7-point analysis principle, which you can then use for every known yoga pose and for each individual student.


4. 7-point analysis principle - practical tests

In the Yin Yoga and Anatomy Teacher Training, we’ll study and apply a series of practical tests for analysing the bone structure, compression and tension of our students.  We will have the opportunity to learn – in a safe environment – to read a human being, to sense our own limitations and to test and recognise those of others.  Eventually, with the benefit of myriad insights and enhanced self-awareness, we will be able to assess the needs and limitations of any individual student.

The foundation has been laid.

This level I training is a certified stand-alone teacher training and is also the first of four modules that together make up Yin Therapy’s 200hr Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training.

On successful completion of all assignments and 100% attendance you will be awarded a 50 hour Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training certificate which may be counted towards our Yoga Alliance internationally recognised 200hr Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training certificate or recognised as continuing education hours for Yoga Alliance registered yoga teachers.

YACEP Yoga Alliance

Required Reading (before the commencement of the training):
Yin Yoga: Principles and Practice by Paul Grilley ISBN 1935952706
Available to order online at:
http://www.pranamaya.com/products/yoga-books-cds/yin-yoga-10th-anniversary-edition-book.html

Suggested Resource:  
General Anatomy and the Musculoskeletal System by Schuenke, et al.
Second Edition: ISBN 1604069228
Available to order online at: http://www.amazon.com/General-Anatomy-Musculoskeletal-System-THIEME/dp/1604069228/ref=dp_ob_title_bk

For more detailed information about the syllabus:
www.yintherapy.com/en/yin-yoga-teacher-training-i/

Please click here for a downloadable PDF of the course.

Fee
AU$1380 (early bird offer AU$1250 when booked and paid by 5 June 2017)

Schedule
Th - Tu 8:00am – 5:00pm with a 1 hour lunch break

Location
Ritual Yoga And Pilates, 9 Palm Beach Avenue, Palm Beach, Queensland

For more information and bookings, please visit Flying Masters

 
 
Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training I (English) - Wellington, New Zealand
Aug
1
Aug 6

Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training I (English) - Wellington, New Zealand

  • Yoga Centre for Higher Self

Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training I - Yoga Centre for Higher Self, Wellington
(in English)

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” (Confucius)

In this 6 day/50 hour certified Level I course of our 200 hour Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training, we not only learn the 20 basic yin yoga poses in theory and in practice, we also discover a sense of security when teaching, through developing an anatomical understanding of skeletal variation.

We learn to employ the 7 point analysis principle to understand each yoga pose as well as the individual and unique bodies of not only ourselves but also our students. In turn this enables us to offer logical assists and variations.  Anatomy is the key. 


Welcome to Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training I
This 50-hour intensive yoga teaching programme (6 days) comprises 4 sections:


1. Yin Yoga asanas

This section covers the theory and practice for teaching 20 yin yoga poses, including their specific characteristics and their effects.


2. Anatomy is the key

Anatomical understanding of not only the individual bone structure but also the muscular, connective, fascial and ligament tissues is an essential prerequisite for an effective yoga teacher.
 

3. 7-point analysis principle for assists - theory

This Yin Yoga and Anatomy Teacher Training focuses less on teaching set assists and much more on introducing a 7-point analysis principle, which you can then use for every known yoga pose and for each individual student.


4. 7-point analysis principle - practical tests

In the Yin Yoga and Anatomy Teacher Training, we’ll study and apply a series of practical tests for analysing the bone structure, compression and tension of our students.  We will have the opportunity to learn – in a safe environment – to read a human being, to sense our own limitations and to test and recognise those of others.  Eventually, with the benefit of myriad insights and enhanced self-awareness, we will be able to assess the needs and limitations of any individual student.

The foundation has been laid.

This level I training is a certified stand-alone teacher training and is also the first of four modules that together make up Yin Therapy’s 200hr Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training.

On successful completion of all assignments and 100% attendance you will be awarded a 50 hour Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training certificate which may be counted towards our Yoga Alliance internationally recognised 200hr Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training certificate or recognised as continuing education hours for Yoga Alliance registered yoga teachers.

Required Reading (before the commencement of the training):
Yin Yoga: Principles and Practice by Paul Grilley ISBN 1935952706Yin Yoga: Principles and Practice by Paul Grilley ISBN 1935952706
Available to order online

Suggested Resource:  
General Anatomy and the Musculoskeletal System by Schuenke, et al.
Second Edition: ISBN 1604069228
Available to order online 

Please click here for a downloadable PDF with detailed information about the course.

Fee
NZ$1200 (early bird offer NZ$1050 when fully paid by 30 April 2017)

Schedule
8:15am – 5:15pm with a 1 hour lunch break

Location
Yoga Centre for Higher Self, Level 1, 1 Marion Street, Te Aro, Wellington

For bookings please visit Yoga Centre for Higher Self

 
 
Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training II (English) - Wellington, New Zealand
Aug
9
Aug 14

Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training II (English) - Wellington, New Zealand

  • Yoga Centre for Higher Self,

Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training II - Yoga Centre for Higher Self, Wellington (in English)

"Tell me, and I will forget. Show me, and I may remember. Involve me, and I will understand." (Confucius)

Confucius’ saying reflects the emphasis of this particular Yin Yoga Teacher Training where the focus is on sensing, feeling, experiencing the yin yoga practice and the unique anatomy of our individual bone structure for ourselves.  You will be analysing yourselves and each other, conducting passive assists as well as experiencing compression and tension amongst your fellow students.  Through this very much hands on, practical approach your knowledge and understanding will be increased tenfold.



Welcome to Yin Yoga Teacher Training II
This 50-hour intensive certified yoga teaching programme (6 days) comprises 6 sections:

1. Yin yoga asanas

In this continuance of our yin yoga teacher training programme, we concentrate mainly on the 9 awareness points of functional yoga.


2. Anatomy is the key

As well as analysing compression, we’ll study the tension of the muscular and fascial tissues and the effect of these on the asana practice.  This will allow us to offer our students logical assists.


3. 7-point analysis principle for assists - theory

In this section of the training schedule, we’ll improve our knowledge of the 7-point analysis principle.
 

4. Application of the 7-point analysis principle – tests and analysis of assists/adjustments

In this element of the training programme, we’ll focus on applying the 7-point analysis principle for assists and – working with the student – study ways of analysing yoga poses on the basis of compression and tension, orientation of the joints, and proportions.

To do this, we’ll learn tests from the Yin Yoga and Anatomy Teacher Training I programme then apply them to our fellow students.

One special feature of this series of tests will be analysing a shoulder stand in detail. This is a sneak preview for the Yin Yoga and Anatomy Teacher Training level III programme, where we’ll focus on the upper body and extremities.


5. Passive Assists

In section 5 we learn passive, hand-on assists.


6. Yin Therapy - the therapeutic benefits of Yin Yoga

In YYTT II, we establish a basic understanding of how – using Yin Therapy's approach – we can employ the therapeutic elements of Yin Yoga to support our students’ individual and specific physical and emotional issues.

According to statistics, 25% of the yoga students who come to us took up yoga originally precisely because they have these specific problems.


Students must have completed Yin Therapy's Yin Yoga and Anatomy Teacher Training I course to be able to participate in Yin Yoga and Anatomy Teacher Training II.

This level II training is a certified stand-alone teacher training and is also the second of four modules that together make up Yin Therapy’s 200hour Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training.

On successful completion of all assignments and 100% attendance you will be awarded a 50 hour Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training certificate which may be counted towards our Yoga Alliance internationally recognised 200hr Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training certificate or recognised as continuing education hours for Yoga Alliance registered yoga teachers.


Required Resource:
General Anatomy and the Musculoskeletal System by Schuenke, et al.
Second Edition: ISBN 1604069228
Available to order online at: http://www.amazon.com/General-Anatomy-Musculoskeletal-System-THIEME/dp/1604069228/ref=dp_ob_title_bk

Suggested Resource:  
The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga: The Philosophy and the Practice by Bernie Clark
ISBN 1935952501
Available to order online at:
http://www.fishpond.com.au/Books/Complete-Guide-to-Yin-Yoga-Bernie-Clark-Sarah-Powers/9781935952503

Please click here for a downloadable PDF with detailed information about the course.

Fee
NZ$1200 (early bird offer NZ$1050 when fully paid by 30 April 2017)

Schedule
8:15am – 5:15pm with a 1 hour lunch break

LocationYoga Centre for Higher Self, Level 1, 1 Marion Street, Te Aro, Wellington

For bookings please visit Yoga Centre for Higher Self

 
 
Buddha's Way & Yin Yoga Immersion (German) - Vienna, Austria
Aug
26
Aug 27

Buddha's Way & Yin Yoga Immersion (German) - Vienna, Austria

  • Power Yoga Vienna

Buddha's Way & Yin Yoga Immersion at Power Yoga Vienna (in German)

For all levels from beginners to experienced yoga practitioners and yoga teachers.

"Everything begins with us and ends with us.  There is no situation or person responsible for causing ourselves stress,  just ourselves." - Markus Henning Giess

Buddha's Way:

  • Learning the reality from a different perspective and in doing so, reducing stress. 
  • Learning to focus one's awareness and and perception for what it really is.
  • Learning to know one's mind through thought, emotion, reaction.
  • Learning to understand the Interrupter and how to release emotional states

„We come out of our egos and into our selves.  The life can be so much easier then what we see, feel and think."  - Markus Henning Giess

This weekend promises be a deeply personal journey within.

Buddha's Way & Yin Yoga Immersion

Theory:
•    How does the mind function?
•    Buddha's Way – the way out of suffering
•    How does the mind cause dis-ease? 
•    How does stress arise?
•    What happens in the body under stress? 
•    Stress – Fear - Ego
•    consciousness, perception, personal responsibility
•    to see the life as it really is
•    poisons of the mind
•    doctrines, patterns, values, programs, identification und conditioning
•    Thoughts – Emotions – Reactions
•    The Interrupter – The Observer – Who observes?
•    what happens in the body during meditation
•    meditation & breath
•    yin yoga, the perfect preparation for meditation ´physically and psychologically´

Practice:
•    Practical meditation exercises for one's individual practice and to pass on to one's students!
•    3 yin yoga classes
•    Deep breathing meditations with variations
•    Gratefulness meditation
•    Deep relaxing - body scan
•    Universal Meditation
•    Namasté Meditation
•    Silent Meditation

The guided yin yoga classes will be taught with the focus on the more meditative, spiritual and energetic aspects of yin yoga in keeping with Buddha's meditation und Buddha's Way.

For those who have already experienced our Yin Yoga & Anatomy workshops,  you will already know that we always connect the physical function of the poses in our classes making our classes tangible, understandable and clear (and sometimes with a bit of humour thrown in for good measure!)

We look forward to seeing you there.

For more information, please go to Power Yoga Vienna

 
 
Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training I (German) - Vienna, Austria
Aug
28
Sep 2

Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training I (German) - Vienna, Austria

  • Power Yoga Vienna

Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training I - Power Yoga Vienna
(in German)

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” (Confucius)

In our 6 day certified Level I (50 hour) training of our 200 hour Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training programme, we not only learn the 20 basic yin yoga poses in theory and in practice, we also discover a sense of security when teaching, through developing an anatomical understanding of skeletal variation.

We learn to employ the 7 point analysis principle to understand each yoga pose as well as the individual and unique bodies of not only ourselves but also our students. In turn this enables us to offer logical assists and variations.  Anatomy is the key. 
 

Welcome to Yin Yoga Teacher Training I
This 50-hour intensive yoga teaching programme (6 days) comprises 4 sections:


1. Yin yoga asanas

This section covers the theory and practice for teaching 20 yin yoga poses, including their specific characteristics and their effects.


2. Anatomy is the key

Anatomical understanding of not only the individual bone structure but also the muscular, connective, fascial and ligament tissues is an essential prerequisite for an effective yoga teacher.
 

3. 7-point analysis principle for assists - theory

The Yin Yoga and Anatomy Teacher Training programme focuses less on teaching set assists and much more on introducing a 7-point analysis principle, which you can then use for every known yoga pose and for each individual student.


4. 7-point analysis principle - practical tests

In the Yin Yoga and Anatomy Teacher Training programme, we’ll study and apply a series of practical tests for analysing the bone structure, compression and tension of our students.  We will have the opportunity to learn – in a safe environment – to read a human being, to sense our own limitations and to test and recognise those of others.  Eventually, with the benefit of myriad insights and enhanced self-awareness, we will be able to assess the needs and limitations of any individual student.

The foundation has been laid.

This training is suitable for already certified and aspiring yoga teachers as well as dedicated yoga students, who wish for a deeper understanding of Yin Yoga and Yoga Anatomy for their teaching and/or own practice.

On successful completion of all assignments and 100% attendance of this training, students will be awarded a Yoga Alliance 50 hour certificate which can be counted towards our 200 hour Yin Therapy Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training programme or Continuing Education with Yoga Alliance.

For more information please go to Power Yoga Vienna.

 
 
Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training II (German) - Vienna, Austria
Sep
4
Sep 9

Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training II (German) - Vienna, Austria

  • Power Yoga Vienna

Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training II - Power Yoga Vienna
(in German)

"Tell me, and I will forget. Show me, and I may remember. Involve me, and I will understand." (Confucius)

Confucius’ saying reflects the emphasis of this particular Yin Yoga Teacher Training where the focus is on sensing, feeling, experiencing the yin yoga practice and the unique anatomy of our individual bone structure for ourselves.  You will be analysing yourselves and each other, conducting passive assists as well as experiencing compression and tension amongst your fellow students.  Through this very much hands on, practical approach your knowledge and understanding will be increased tenfold.


Welcome to Yin Yoga Teacher Training II
This 50-hour intensive certified yoga teaching programme (6 days) comprises 6 sections:

1. Yin yoga asanas

In this continuance of our yin yoga teacher training programme, we concentrate mainly on the 9 awareness points of functional yoga.


2. Anatomy is the key

As well as analysing compression, we’ll study the tension of the muscular and fascial tissues and the effect of these on the asana practice.  This will allow us to offer our students logical assists.


3. 7-point analysis principle for assists - theory

In this section of the training schedule, we’ll improve our knowledge of the 7-point analysis principle.
 

4. Application of the 7-point analysis principle – tests and analysis of assists/adjustments

In this element of the training programme, we’ll focus on applying the 7-point analysis principle for assists and – working with the student – study ways of analysing yoga poses on the basis of compression and tension, orientation of the joints, and proportions.

To do this, we’ll learn tests from the Yin Yoga and Anatomy Teacher Training I programme then apply them to our fellow students.

One special feature of this series of tests will be analysing a shoulder stand in detail. This is a sneak preview for the Yin Yoga and Anatomy Teacher Training level III programme, where we’ll focus on the upper body and extremities.


5. Passive Assists

In section 5 we learn passive, hand-on assists.
 

6. Yin Therapy - the therapeutic benefits of Yin Yoga

In YYTT II, we establish a basic understanding of how – using Yin Therapy's approach – we can employ the therapeutic elements of Yin Yoga to support our students’ individual and specific physical and emotional issues.

According to statistics, 25% of the yoga students who come to us took up yoga originally precisely because they have these specific problems.
 

Students must have completed our Yin Therapy's Level I programme to be able to participate in the Yin Yoga and Anatomy Teacher Training II programme.

On successful completion of all assignments and 100% attendance of this training, students will be awarded a Yoga Alliance 50 hour certificate which can be counted towards our 200 hour Yin Therapy Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training programme or Continuing Education with Yoga Alliance.

For more information please go to Power Yoga Vienna.

 
 
Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training I (German) - Bremen, Germany
Sep
11
Sep 16

Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training I (German) - Bremen, Germany

  • Vinya Loft Yogastudio

Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training I - Vinya Loft Yogastudio, Bremen
(in German)

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” (Confucius)

In our 6 day certified Level I (50 hour) training of our 200 hour Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training programme, we not only learn the 20 basic yin yoga poses in theory and in practice, we also discover a sense of security when teaching, through developing an anatomical understanding of skeletal variation.

We learn to employ the 7 point analysis principle to understand each yoga pose as well as the individual and unique bodies of not only ourselves but also our students. In turn this enables us to offer logical assists and variations.  Anatomy is the key. 
 

Welcome to Yin Yoga Teacher Training I
This 50-hour intensive yoga teaching programme (6 days) comprises 4 sections:


1. Yin yoga asanas

This section covers the theory and practice for teaching 20 yin yoga poses, including their specific characteristics and their effects.


2. Anatomy is the key

Anatomical understanding of not only the individual bone structure but also the muscular, connective, fascial and ligament tissues is an essential prerequisite for an effective yoga teacher.
 

3. 7-point analysis principle for assists - theory

The Yin Yoga and Anatomy Teacher Training programme focuses less on teaching set assists and much more on introducing a 7-point analysis principle, which you can then use for every known yoga pose and for each individual student.


4. 7-point analysis principle - practical tests

In the Yin Yoga and Anatomy Teacher Training programme, we’ll study and apply a series of practical tests for analysing the bone structure, compression and tension of our students.  We will have the opportunity to learn – in a safe environment – to read a human being, to sense our own limitations and to test and recognise those of others.  Eventually, with the benefit of myriad insights and enhanced self-awareness, we will be able to assess the needs and limitations of any individual student.

The foundation has been laid.

This training is suitable for already certified and aspiring yoga teachers as well as dedicated yoga students, who wish for a deeper understanding of Yin Yoga and Yoga Anatomy for their teaching and/or own practice.

On successful completion of all assignments and 100% attendance of this training, students will be awarded a Yoga Alliance 50 hour certificate which can be counted towards our 200 hour Yin Therapy Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training programme or Continuing Education with Yoga Alliance.

For more information please go to Vinya Loft Yogastudio

 
 
Buddha's Way & Yin Yoga Workshop (German) - Bremen, Germany
Sep
17
9:30 pm21:30

Buddha's Way & Yin Yoga Workshop (German) - Bremen, Germany

  • Vinya Loft Yogastudio

Buddha's Way & Yin Yoga Workshop at Vinya Loft Bremen (in German)

For all levels from beginners to experienced yoga practitioners and yoga teachers.

"Everything begins with us and ends with us.  There is no situation or person responsible for causing ourselves stress,  just ourselves." - Markus Henning Giess

Buddha's Way

  • Learning the reality from a different perspective and in doing so, reducing stress. 
  • Learning to focus one's awareness and and perception for what it really is.
  • Learning to know one's mind through thought, emotion, reaction.
  • Learning to understand the Interrupter and how to release emotional states

Theory:
•    How does the mind function?
•    Buddha's Way – the way out of suffering
•    How does the mind cause dis-ease? 
•    How does stress arise?
•    What happens in the body under stress? 
•    Stress – Fear - Ego
•    consciousness, perception, personal responsibility
•    to see the life as it really is
•    poisons of the mind
•    doctrines, patterns, values, programs, identification und conditioning
•    Thoughts – Emotions – Reactions
•    The Interrupter – The Observer – Who observes?
•    what happens in the body during meditation
•    meditation & breath
•    yin yoga, the perfect preparation for meditation ´physically and psychologically´

Practice:
•    Attention exercises
•    Sitting positions for meditation practice
•    Deep breathing meditations with variations
•    Gratefulness meditation
•    Yin yoga practice

"We leave our ego behind and come into our selves. Life is so much simpler then we think!"  - Markus Henning Giess

Schedule:

9:00am - 12pm & 1.30pm - 4.30pm

For more information, please go to Vinya Loft Yogastudio

 
 
Yin Yoga Masterclass (German) - Hamburg, Germany
Sep
23
10:30 pm22:30

Yin Yoga Masterclass (German) - Hamburg, Germany

  • Flying Yogi Hamburg

Yin Yoga Masterclass - Flying Yogi Hamburg
(in German)

The journey from the gross to the subtle body. 

"When someone asks me what is so special about Yin Yoga, I answer: it is the journey from the gross to the subtle body, that we can experience during our yoga practice and the insight that results from it. The magic and the healing unfold during the Rebound." - M.G. 

Experience and enjoy the journey inwards in this intensive Yin Yoga Masterclass.
We will stimulate the internal energy through our mind, breath, resonance and our body. 

During the Rebound effect we will sense the gentle to strong electrical stimulation of the chakra and meridian systems and the resulting powerful effect on the physical, emotional, energetic and mental levels. An experience that you will not forget. 

Practice
Chakra pranayama meditation
• Rebound – feel, hear, see

Bija mantras
• Rebound – feel, hear, see

Yin Yoga asana practice
• Rebound -  feel, hear, see

Silent Meditation

Schedule
7:30am – 10:30am & 1pm - 4pm

Fee
One session: €45  
Both sessions: € 80 

For more information please go to Flying Yogi Hamburg-Altona

 
 
Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training I (German) - Hamburg, Germany
Sep
24
Sep 29

Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training I (German) - Hamburg, Germany

  • Flying Yogi Hamburg

Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training I - Flying Yogi Hamburg
(in German)

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” (Confucius)

In this 6 day certified Level I (50 hour) training of our 200 hour Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training programme, we not only learn the 20 basic yin yoga poses in theory and in practice, we also discover a sense of security when teaching, through developing an anatomical understanding of skeletal variation.

We learn to employ the 7 point analysis principle to understand each yoga pose as well as the individual and unique bodies of not only ourselves but also our students. In turn this enables us to offer logical assists and variations.  Anatomy is the key. 

Welcome to Yin Yoga Teacher Training I
This 50-hour intensive yoga teaching programme (6 days) comprises 4 sections:


1. Yin yoga asanas

This section covers the theory and practice for teaching 20 yin yoga poses, including their specific characteristics and their effects.


2. Anatomy is the key

Anatomical understanding of not only the individual bone structure but also the muscular, connective, fascial and ligament tissues is an essential prerequisite for an effective yoga teacher.
 

3. 7-point analysis principle for assists - theory

The Yin Yoga and Anatomy Teacher Training programme focuses less on teaching set assists and much more on introducing a 7-point analysis principle, which you can then use for every known yoga pose and for each individual student.


4. 7-point analysis principle - practical tests

In the Yin Yoga and Anatomy Teacher Training programme, we’ll study and apply a series of practical tests for analysing the bone structure, compression and tension of our students.  We will have the opportunity to learn – in a safe environment – to read a human being, to sense our own limitations and to test and recognise those of others.  Eventually, with the benefit of myriad insights and enhanced self-awareness, we will be able to assess the needs and limitations of any individual student.

The foundation has been laid.

This training is suitable for already certified and aspiring yoga teachers as well as dedicated yoga students, who wish for a deeper understanding of Yin Yoga and Yoga Anatomy for their teaching and/or own practice.

On successful completion of all assignments and 100% attendance of this training, students will be awarded a Yoga Alliance 50 hour certificate which can be counted towards our 200 hour Yin Therapy Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training programme or Continuing Education with Yoga Alliance.


For more information please go to Flying Yogi Hamburg-Altona

 
 
Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training II (German) - Hamburg, Germany
Oct
1
Oct 6

Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training II (German) - Hamburg, Germany

  • Flying Yogi Hamburg

Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training II - Flying Yogi Hamburg
(in German)

"Tell me, and I will forget. Show me, and I may remember. Involve me, and I will understand." (Confucius)

Confucius’ saying reflects the emphasis of this particular Yin Yoga Teacher Training where the focus is on sensing, feeling, experiencing the yin yoga practice and the unique anatomy of our individual bone structure for ourselves.  You will be analysing yourselves and each other, conducting passive assists as well as experiencing compression and tension amongst your fellow students.  Through this very much hands on, practical approach your knowledge and understanding will be increased tenfold.


Welcome to Yin Yoga Teacher Training II
This 50-hour intensive certified yoga teaching programme (6 days) comprises 6 sections:

1. Yin yoga asanas

In this continuance of our yin yoga teacher training programme, we concentrate mainly on the 9 awareness points of functional yoga.


2. Anatomy is the key

As well as analysing compression, we’ll study the tension of the muscular and fascial tissues and the effect of these on the asana practice.  This will allow us to offer our students logical assists.


3. 7-point analysis principle for assists - theory

In this section of the training schedule, we’ll improve our knowledge of the 7-point analysis principle.
 

4. Application of the 7-point analysis principle – tests and analysis of assists/adjustments

In this element of the training programme, we’ll focus on applying the 7-point analysis principle for assists and – working with the student – study ways of analysing yoga poses on the basis of compression and tension, orientation of the joints, and proportions.

To do this, we’ll learn tests from the Yin Yoga and Anatomy Teacher Training I programme then apply them to our fellow students.

One special feature of this series of tests will be analysing a shoulder stand in detail. This is a sneak preview for the Yin Yoga and Anatomy Teacher Training level III programme, where we’ll focus on the upper body and extremities.


5. Passive Assists

In section 5 we learn passive, hand-on assists.
 

6. Yin Therapy - the therapeutic benefits of Yin Yoga

In YYTT II, we establish a basic understanding of how – using Yin Therapy's approach – we can employ the therapeutic elements of Yin Yoga to support our students’ individual and specific physical and emotional issues.

According to statistics, 25% of the yoga students who come to us took up yoga originally precisely because they have these specific problems.
 

Students must have completed our Yin Yoga and Anatomy Teacher Training I programme to be able to participate in the Yin Yoga and Anatomy Teacher Training II programme.

On successful completion of all assignments and 100% attendance of this training, students will be awarded a Yoga Alliance 50 hour certificate which can be counted towards our 200 hour Yin Therapy Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training programme or Continuing Education with Yoga Alliance.

For more information please go to Flying Yogi Hamburg-Altona

 
 
Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training III (English) - Auckland, New Zealand
Oct
23
Oct 28

Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training III (English) - Auckland, New Zealand

  • Golden Yogi Beachside Studio

Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training III - Golden Yogi, Auckland
(in English)

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." (Lao-tzu)

You have already completed many steps along your personal and unique Yin Yoga & Anatomy journey.

In this teacher training we complete the yin yoga practice and yoga anatomy theory, in that we focus on the individual bone structure, muscles and facial chains of the upper body and discover the implications to our yin and yang yoga practice with the aid of many tests, analysis, variations and therapeutic suggestions e.g. shoulder neck pain.
 



Welcome to Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training III
This 50-hour certified intensive yoga teaching programme (6 days) comprises 5 sections:

1. Yin yoga asanas

In this yin yoga teacher training course, we will concentrate – as in level II – on various poses and passive assists, as well as exploring creative approaches to our own yoga practice and that of our students.


2. Anatomy is the key

In YYTT III, we’ll learn about the muscle groups of the upper body as well as their function in yoga, and will look more closely at the shoulder cuff along with other upper body joints.


3. 7-point analysis principle for assists

In this section of the training, we’ll improve our knowledge of the 7-point analysis principle – focusing on the upper body in particular.
 

4. Application of the 7-point analysis principle – tests and analysis of assists/adjustments

In this element of the training course, we will focus on applying the 7-point analysis principle for assists and study ways of analysing yoga poses on the basis of compression and tension, orientation of the joints, and proportions.
 

5. Yin Therapy - the therapeutic benefits of Yin Yoga

In YYTT II, we established a basic understanding of how Yin Yoga can enhance and restore balance for ourselves and our students.

In YYTT III, we delve deeper.

The focal points of this second Yin Therapy module are:
Physical level
Mental level
Energetic level
All is one
The synergy of body and mind
Work, relationships, life’s circumstances, environment, eating behaviour, sports activities, etc.
Yin and yang analysis
Yin and yang programme
How to begin your transformation
Achieving mental stability
Initiating changes of patterns, beliefs, programmes, values
Attachment, judgement, criticism of ourselves and of others
The cause of disease


Students must have completed Yin Therapy's YYTTI and II courses to be eligible to participate in the YYTTIII.

On successful completion of all assignments and 100% attendance of this training, students will be awarded a Yoga Alliance 50 hour certificate which can be counted towards our 200 hour Yin Therapy Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training programme or Continuing Education with Yoga Alliance.

Please click here for a downloadable PDF with detailed information of the course.

Fee
NZ$1200 (early bird offer NZ$1050 when fully paid by 31 July 2017)

Schedule
8:30am – 5:30pm with a 1 hour lunch break

Location
Golden Yogi Beachside Studio, Level 1 / 46 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna, Auckland

For enquiries and bookings, please visit Golden Yogi

 
 

Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training IV (German) - Taunus (near Wiesbaden), Germany
May
21
May 27

Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training IV (German) - Taunus (near Wiesbaden), Germany

  • Seminarhaus Sampurna

Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training IV - Flying Yogi Hamburg
(in German)

"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life." (Confucius)

When one arrives, we feel, as yin yoga practitioners and teachers that it is no longer work,
but rather a gift.

Through the previous training levels, we have enough knowledge under our anatomy belts to understand and sense the more refined energy work of the meridians and to explore the implications for our own practice and that of our students.

The desire is for the energy – internally and externally – to be tangible for each and every student, so that our teaching becomes authentic and not only theoretical.

Furthermore, besides delving into yoga philosophy and the theory of energy work you can expect to be taken on a very personal, energetic and emotional journey this week with much yin yoga, meditation and pranayama practice.

The intention of this course – the middle way (Buddha's teaching)  the journey inwards  – the journey to our essence.

This 50 hour intensive programme IV is created for all yoga teachers who wish to delve deeper into Yin Yoga - the quiet practice and increase their knowledge on the anatomic and energetic theories of the practice.
 

Welcome to Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training IV
This 50-hour certified intensive yoga teaching programme (6 days) comprises 6 sections:

1. Yin yoga asanas

In this continuance of our yin yoga teacher training programme, we concentrate mainly on the chakras and meridians of our bodies.  For asana practice, this means learning to be aware of the subtle chi (energy) flow in the meridians, and to feel its effects on the balance of both body and mind.
 

2. Yoga philosophy

In the yoga philosophy section, we study the ultimate goal of practising yoga. To do this, we look to Patanjali and his first four yoga sutras, and embark on the eightfold path.

The main questions that we will address are:

  • What is yoga?
  • What is the path of yoga?
     

3. Chakras and meridian theory

In this section, we examine chakra theory as the energy centre of our body and discover the sense and power of practising chakra meditation on the spiritual path to enlightenment.

We’ll also cover meridian theory.

In the physical body, we know about the role of bioelectrical flow (nerves) and chemical flow (hormones) as a natural source of power and energy for the body.  In chakra and meridian theory, chi represents the highest authority at a physical level, coordinating both the bioelectrical and the chemical flow in the body and supplying it with energy.

If chi is flowing, we are healthy.  If chi is not flowing, we become ill.

Through yin yoga, pranayama and meditation, we move chi and achieve balance in the body and mind.
 

4. Theory – meditation, bandhas, pranayama and anatomy

Teaching the theory of meditation (dharana – concentration / dhyana – seeing what is), bandhas (locks), pranayama (breath control), pratahara (looking inwards and conducting energy to the spinal column) and the anatomy associated with it is as fascinating as it is exhilarating.

In addition, we compare it with classical Buddhist meditation practice and universal meditation, philosophy and theory.
 

5. Practice – meditation, bandhas, pranayama and anatomy

Fully conversant with the theory of meditation, we are now ready to move on to meditation practice.

Each day, we will focus intensively on a theme as we practise:

  •  Universal meditation
  • Chakra meditation over two days
  • Bandha meditation
  • Pranayama exercises
  • Pratyahara exercises
  • Shushumna purification   

This practice offers an insight into and provides a taster of the Yin Therapy Meditation Training.
The Yin Therapy Meditation Programme (100 hours) can lead to an extremely profound personal experience and transformation.
 

6. Yin Therapy

In this section we turn our attention to creating a more extensive picture of energy and holistic healing in the body.
During this module, we will explore various theories and find the connection between them.

At the heart of this third Yin Therapy module lie:

  • Theory of Universal meditation – thought, emotion, reaction
  • Fascial research results in conjunction with the new meridian theory
  • Dr Motoyama’s perspective on chakras, meridians and healing
  • Quantum physics
  • Brain research with regard to meditation
  • Various therapeutic energy methods:
  • Reiki
  • Thai massage
  • Shiatsu

Students must have successfully completed our YYTTI - III programmes before participating in this YYTTIV programme.

This level IV training is a certified stand-alone teacher training and is also the last of four modules that together make up Yin Therapy’s 200hour Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training.

On successful completion of levels I - IV, students will be awarded a Yoga Alliance 200 hour Yin Therapy Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training certificate or a 50 hour certificate towards Continuing Education with Yoga Alliance.

NOTE: The final module of our 200hr Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training course is a residential programme and will take place in the beautiful Seminarhaus Sampurna in Taunus (near Wiesbaden).
 

Daily Schedule
Sunday 21.05.2017 - Arrival
All participants should please arrive between 3pm - 6pm to the Seminarhaus Sampurna, where you will be met by the staff of the Seminarhaus.
For a small surcharge we can arrange a transfer shuttle bus between 3pm - 5pm to collect participants from Wiesbaden train station to bring them to the Seminarhaus.
Dinner will be served at 6pm.
The group will then all meet at Raum Purna 7.30pm - 9.30 pm for an introduction round and the first class.

Monday – Friday 22.-26.05.2017 - Schedule
6.30am - 7.30am     morning meditation + mantras
7.30am - 9.00am     breakfast + relaxation
9.00am - 1.00pm     asana & lecture
1.00pm - 3.00pm     lunch + relaxation
3.00 - 6.00pm         practical & theory
6.00pm                    dinner & relaxation

Saturday 27.05.2017 - Departure
6.30am - 7.30am     morning meditation + mantras
7.30am - 9.00am     breakfast + relaxation
9.00am - 1.00pm     final exam and leaving ceremony
from 1.00pm             possible lunch (exclusive) / departure


For more information about the venue and to reserve your accommodation please contact Seminarhaus Sampurna directly.

For more information, price and registration please contact Flying Yogi Hamburg

 
 
Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training I (German) - Rosenheim, Germany
May
15
May 20

Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training I (German) - Rosenheim, Germany

  • Yogaart Studio

Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training I - Yogaart Studio, Rosenheim
(in German)

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” (Confucius)

In this 6 day certified Level I (50 hour) training of our 200 hour Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training programme, we not only learn the 20 basic yin yoga poses in theory and in practice, we also discover a sense of security when teaching, through developing an anatomical understanding of skeletal variation.

We learn to employ the 7 point analysis principle to understand each yoga pose as well as the individual and unique bodies of not only ourselves but also our students. In turn this enables us to offer logical assists and variations.  Anatomy is the key. 

Welcome to Yin Yoga Teacher Training I
This 50-hour intensive yoga teaching programme (6 days) comprises 4 sections:


1. Yin yoga asanas

This section covers the theory and practice for teaching 20 yin yoga poses, including their specific characteristics and their effects.


2. Anatomy is the key

Anatomical understanding of not only the individual bone structure but also the muscular, connective, fascial and ligament tissues is an essential prerequisite for an effective yoga teacher.
 

3. 7-point analysis principle for assists - theory

The Yin Yoga and Anatomy Teacher Training programme focuses less on teaching set assists and much more on introducing a 7-point analysis principle, which you can then use for every known yoga pose and for each individual student.


4. 7-point analysis principle - practical tests

In the Yin Yoga and Anatomy Teacher Training programme, we’ll study and apply a series of practical tests for analysing the bone structure, compression and tension of our students.  We will have the opportunity to learn – in a safe environment – to read a human being, to sense our own limitations and to test and recognise those of others.  Eventually, with the benefit of myriad insights and enhanced self-awareness, we will be able to assess the needs and limitations of any individual student.

The foundation has been laid.

This training is suitable for already certified and aspiring yoga teachers as well as dedicated yoga students, who wish for a deeper understanding of Yin Yoga and Yoga Anatomy for their teaching and/or own practice.

This level I training is a certified stand-alone teacher training and is also the first of four modules that together make up Yin Therapy’s 200hour Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training.

On successful completion of all assignments and 100% attendance of this training, students will be awarded a Yoga Alliance 50 hour certificate which can be counted towards our 200 hour Yin Therapy Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training programme or Continuing Education with Yoga Alliance.

For more information please go to Yogaart Studio

 
 
Yoga Therapy Conference (German) - Rosenheim, Germany
May
13
May 14

Yoga Therapy Conference (German) - Rosenheim, Germany

  • Yoga Therapy Conference

Yoga Therapy Conference - Yogaart Studio, Rosenheim
(in German)

Saturday 13.05.2017 - 11.15am - 12.45pm
Yin Yoga Hip Opener Class "Issues in the Tissues"

Why is Yin Yoga & hip opener classes so often emotional? 

This Yin Yoga class is aimed at everyone who always wanted to know why long held Yin yoga asanas eg. hip openers leave us so vulnerable and emotional. 

What is coming up? How do I deal with it? Is this part of my yoga journey? 
 

Sunday 14.05.2017 - 2.30pm - 4.00pm

Attention: Individual Bone Structure

Following international yoga teacher (and fellow Paul Grilley student) Bernie Clark’s long awaited and hotly discussed book “Your Body, Your Yoga”, yoga students and teachers around the world are recognising the limitations (and potential harm) of the “one alignment for all” rule book.

We will learn about individual bone structure, discover just how different our bone structures really are and how this has great significance in regards to the question of yoga alignment. When we understand the importance of respecting our individual bone structure, we realise the shortfall of classic alignment rules and the importance of finding our own individual alignment and consequently we will discover our own very individual and unique yoga asana practice – maximising the benefits and minimising the risk of injury.

Are we all the same? You will be surprised to discover how much skeletal variation exists in one room of yogis! You will find up to 80 degree difference in the joints from one person to another. 

For more information and registration Yoga Therapy Conference

 
 
Yin Yoga & Anatomy Workshop (German) - Aachen, Germany
May
7
10:00 pm22:00

Yin Yoga & Anatomy Workshop (German) - Aachen, Germany

  • Yogaworx

Yin Yoga & Anatomy Workshop at Yogaworx, Aachen
(in German)

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” (Confucius)

Yin yoga is one of the calmest and most relaxing forms of yoga in the world, consisting of a series of passive poses of the body.

By means of long-held stretches (3–5 minutes) without muscle tension, we focus on the deep connective, fascial and ligamental tissues – stimulating, strengthening and stretching the tissues.

We mobilise the joints, and stimulate and calm the nervous system, thereby reducing stress and encouraging regeneration.

During the practice we temporarily slow down the flow of Chi energy, enabling the revitalising energy to accumulate and then flow more freely on conclusion of the practice.

Indeed for days after a yin yoga practice, we’ll feel blissfully relaxed and recharged.

Depending on the length of the workshop, either all or only certain themes of Yin Yoga and Anatomy theory – as listed below – will be discussed.
Depending on the length of the workshop, either all or only a selection of Yin Yoga and Anatomy listed below will be practiced.

All workshops are suitable for yoga teachers and also yoga students wishing to learn more about yin yoga and yoga anatomy.
 

Workshop I - Yin Yoga

Theory:

  • What is yin yoga?
  • What is yang yoga?
  • What are the advantages of each kind of yoga?
  • How do they complement each other?
  • What is tension and what is compression?
  • What is the function of our connective tissue/fascia in this practice?
  • Stress and back pain, and yin yoga as a “therapeutic touch”

Practice:

  • Yin yoga class /classes (Paul Grilley style)
    Focus: hip opener or back class

Course instructor: Markus Henning Giess


Workshop II - Yoga Anatomy

Theory:

  • Skeletal variation
  • Function/aesthetics
  • Compression and tension
  • Analysis of a yoga pose

Practice:

Skeletal variation tests and practical consequences for yang yoga asanas and assists – such as lotus, shoulder stand, pigeon, down dog, warrior, etc.

We’ll analyse the following asanas in detail:

  • Lotus position        - external rotation of the hip joint
  • Reclining hero       -  internal rotation of the hip joint
  • Shoulderstand       - neck, shoulder, collarbone and shoulder blade

We'll discuss the following issues:

  • What restrictions does my individual bone structure impose on me?
  • How different is it from other people’s bone structure?
  • Will I or my students ever manage to get into the lotus position or achieve a “perfect” pigeon, etc?
  • Where are the areas of compression and tension within my individual bone structure? How do I deal with it?
  • How can I stretch and stimulate the tissues, when compression is constricting me?
  • What is the physical function of a yoga pose?

Course Instructor: Markus Henning Giess

For more information please contact Yogaworx

 
 
Yin Yoga Masterclass (German) - Frankfurt, Germany
May
6
7:30 pm19:30

Yin Yoga Masterclass (German) - Frankfurt, Germany

Yin Yoga Masterclass at Inside Yoga Frankfurt (in German)

The journey from the gross to the subtle body. 

"When someone asks me what is so special about Yin Yoga, I answer: it is the journey from the gross to the subtle body, that we can experience during our yoga practice and the insight that results from it. The magic and the healing unfold during the Rebound." - M.G. 

Experience and enjoy the journey inwards in this intensive Yin Yoga Masterclass.
We will stimulate the internal energy through our mind, breath, resonance and our body. 

During the Rebound effect we will sense the gentle to strong electrical stimulation of the chakra and meridian systems and the resulting powerful effect on the physical, emotional, energetic and mental levels. An experience that you will not forget. 

Practice
Chakra pranayama meditation
• Rebound – feel, hear, see

Bija mantras
• Rebound – feel, hear, see

Yin Yoga asana practice
• Rebound -  feel, hear, see

Silent Meditation

Schedule:
Sat 9:00am - 12:00pm

Fee:
€60 

More information and bookings Inside Yoga

 
 
Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training I (German) - Frankfurt, Germany
Apr
29
May 4

Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training I (German) - Frankfurt, Germany

  • Inside Yoga Frankfurt

Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training I - Inside Yoga Frankfurt
(in German)

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” (Confucius)

In this certified Level I (50 hour) training of our 200 hour Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training programme, we not only learn the 20 basic yin yoga poses in theory and in practice, we also discover a sense of security when teaching, through developing an anatomical understanding of skeletal variation.

We learn to employ the 7 point analysis principle to understand each yoga pose as well as the individual and unique bodies of not only ourselves but also our students. In turn this enables us to offer logical assists and variations.  Anatomy is the key. 

Welcome to Yin Yoga Teacher Training I
This 50-hour intensive yoga teaching programme (6 days) comprises 4 sections:


1. Yin yoga asanas

This section covers the theory and practice for teaching 20 yin yoga poses, including their specific characteristics and their effects.


2. Anatomy is the key

Anatomical understanding of not only the individual bone structure but also the muscular, connective, fascial and ligament tissues is an essential prerequisite for an effective yoga teacher.
 

3. 7-point analysis principle for assists - theory

The Yin Yoga and Anatomy Teacher Training programme focuses less on teaching set assists and much more on introducing a 7-point analysis principle, which you can then use for every known yoga pose and for each individual student.


4. 7-point analysis principle - practical tests

In the Yin Yoga and Anatomy Teacher Training programme, we’ll study and apply a series of practical tests for analysing the bone structure, compression and tension of our students.  We will have the opportunity to learn – in a safe environment – to read a human being, to sense our own limitations and to test and recognise those of others.  Eventually, with the benefit of myriad insights and enhanced self-awareness, we will be able to assess the needs and limitations of any individual student.

The foundation has been laid.

This training is suitable for already certified and aspiring yoga teachers as well as dedicated yoga students, who wish for a deeper understanding of Yin Yoga and Yoga Anatomy for their teaching and/or own practice.

This level I training is a certified stand-alone teacher training and is also the first of four modules that together make up Yin Therapy’s 200hour Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training.

On successful completion of all assignments and 100% attendance of this training, students will be awarded a Yoga Alliance 50 hour certificate which can be counted towards our 200 hour Yin Therapy Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training programme or Continuing Education with Yoga Alliance.

For more information please go to Inside Yoga Frankfurt

 
 
Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training I (German) - Bern, Schweiz
Apr
21
Apr 26

Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training I (German) - Bern, Schweiz

  • Yoga Studio4

Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training I - Yoga Studio4
(in German)

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” (Confucius)

In this certified Level I (50 hour) training of our 200 hour Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training programme, we not only learn the 20 basic yin yoga poses in theory and in practice, we also discover a sense of security when teaching, through developing an anatomical understanding of skeletal variation.

We learn to employ the 7 point analysis principle to understand each yoga pose as well as the individual and unique bodies of not only ourselves but also our students. In turn this enables us to offer logical assists and variations.  Anatomy is the key. 

Welcome to Yin Yoga Teacher Training I
This 50-hour intensive yoga teaching programme (6 days) comprises 4 sections:


1. Yin yoga asanas

This section covers the theory and practice for teaching 20 yin yoga poses, including their specific characteristics and their effects.


2. Anatomy is the key

Anatomical understanding of not only the individual bone structure but also the muscular, connective, fascial and ligament tissues is an essential prerequisite for an effective yoga teacher.
 

3. 7-point analysis principle for assists - theory

The Yin Yoga and Anatomy Teacher Training programme focuses less on teaching set assists and much more on introducing a 7-point analysis principle, which you can then use for every known yoga pose and for each individual student.


4. 7-point analysis principle - practical tests

In the Yin Yoga and Anatomy Teacher Training programme, we’ll study and apply a series of practical tests for analysing the bone structure, compression and tension of our students.  We will have the opportunity to learn – in a safe environment – to read a human being, to sense our own limitations and to test and recognise those of others.  Eventually, with the benefit of myriad insights and enhanced self-awareness, we will be able to assess the needs and limitations of any individual student.

The foundation has been laid.

This training is suitable for already certified and aspiring yoga teachers as well as dedicated yoga students, who wish for a deeper understanding of Yin Yoga and Yoga Anatomy for their teaching and/or own practice.

This level I training is a certified stand-alone teacher training and is also the first of four modules that together make up Yin Therapy’s 200hour Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training.

On successful completion of all assignments and 100% attendance of this training, students will be awarded a Yoga Alliance 50 hour certificate which can be counted towards our 200 hour Yin Therapy Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training programme or Continuing Education with Yoga Alliance.

For more information please go to Yoga Studio4

 
 
Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training II (English) - Melbourne, Australia
Mar
27
Apr 1

Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training II (English) - Melbourne, Australia

  • Flying Masters

Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training II - Flying Masters, Melbourne (in English)

"Tell me, and I will forget. Show me, and I may remember. Involve me, and I will understand." (Confucius)

Confucius’ saying reflects the emphasis of this particular Yin Yoga Teacher Training where the focus is on sensing, feeling, experiencing the yin yoga practice and the unique anatomy of our individual bone structure for ourselves.  You will be analysing yourselves and each other, conducting passive assists as well as experiencing compression and tension amongst your fellow students.  Through this very much hands on, practical approach your knowledge and understanding will be increased tenfold.



Welcome to Yin Yoga Teacher Training II
This 50-hour intensive certified yoga teaching programme (6 days) comprises 6 sections:

1. Yin yoga asanas

In this continuance of our yin yoga teacher training programme, we concentrate mainly on the 9 awareness points of functional yoga.


2. Anatomy is the key

As well as analysing compression, we’ll study the tension of the muscular and fascial tissues and the effect of these on the asana practice.  This will allow us to offer our students logical assists.


3. 7-point analysis principle for assists - theory

In this section of the training schedule, we’ll improve our knowledge of the 7-point analysis principle.
 

4. Application of the 7-point analysis principle – tests and analysis of assists/adjustments

In this element of the training programme, we’ll focus on applying the 7-point analysis principle for assists and – working with the student – study ways of analysing yoga poses on the basis of compression and tension, orientation of the joints, and proportions.

To do this, we’ll learn tests from the Yin Yoga and Anatomy Teacher Training I programme then apply them to our fellow students.

One special feature of this series of tests will be analysing a shoulder stand in detail. This is a sneak preview for the Yin Yoga and Anatomy Teacher Training level III programme, where we’ll focus on the upper body and extremities.


5. Passive Assists

In section 5 we learn passive, hand-on assists.


6. Yin Therapy - the therapeutic benefits of Yin Yoga

In YYTT II, we establish a basic understanding of how – using Yin Therapy's approach – we can employ the therapeutic elements of Yin Yoga to support our students’ individual and specific physical and emotional issues.

According to statistics, 25% of the yoga students who come to us took up yoga originally precisely because they have these specific problems.

Students must have completed Yin Therapy's Yin Yoga and Anatomy Teacher Training I course to be able to participate in Yin Yoga and Anatomy Teacher Training II.

This level II training is a certified stand-alone teacher training and is also the second of four modules that together make up Yin Therapy’s 200hour Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training.

On successful completion of all assignments and 100% attendance you will be awarded a 50 hour Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training certificate which may be counted towards our Yoga Alliance internationally recognised 200hr Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training certificate or recognised as continuing education hours for Yoga Alliance registered yoga teachers.

YACEP Yoga Alliance

Required Resource:
General Anatomy and the Musculoskeletal System by Schuenke
Second Edition: ISBN 1604069228
Available to order online 

Suggested Resource: 
The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga: The Philosophy and the Practice by Bernie Clark
ISBN 1935952501
Available to order online

For more detailed information about the syllabus:
www.yintherapy.com/en/yin-yoga-teacher-training-ii/

Please click here for a downloadable PDF with detailed information about the course.

Fee
AU$1380 (early bird offer AU$1250 when booked and paid by 10th February 2017)

Schedule
8:30am – 5:30pm with a 1 hour lunch break

Location
320 Toorak Rd, South Yarra VIC 3141
(Tram No.8 direction Toorak. Tram stop 32)

For enquires and bookings, please visit Flying Masters

 
 
Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training I (English) - Melbourne, Australia
Mar
20
Mar 25

Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training I (English) - Melbourne, Australia

  • Flying Masters

Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training I - Flying Masters, Melbourne
(in English)

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” (Confucius)

In this 6 day/50 hour certified Level I course of our 200 hour Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training, we not only learn the 20 basic yin yoga poses in theory and in practice, we also discover a sense of security when teaching, through developing an anatomical understanding of skeletal variation.

We learn to employ the 7 point analysis principle to understand each yoga pose as well as the individual and unique bodies of not only ourselves but also our students. In turn this enables us to offer logical assists and variations.  Anatomy is the key. 


Welcome to Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training I
This 50-hour intensive yoga teaching programme (6 days) comprises 4 sections:


1. Yin Yoga asanas

This section covers the theory and practice for teaching 20 yin yoga poses, including their specific characteristics and their effects.


2. Anatomy is the key

Anatomical understanding of not only the individual bone structure but also the muscular, connective, fascial and ligament tissues is an essential prerequisite for an effective yoga teacher.
 

3. 7-point analysis principle for assists - theory

This Yin Yoga and Anatomy Teacher Training focuses less on teaching set assists and much more on introducing a 7-point analysis principle, which you can then use for every known yoga pose and for each individual student.


4. 7-point analysis principle - practical tests

In the Yin Yoga and Anatomy Teacher Training, we’ll study and apply a series of practical tests for analysing the bone structure, compression and tension of our students.  We will have the opportunity to learn – in a safe environment – to read a human being, to sense our own limitations and to test and recognise those of others.  Eventually, with the benefit of myriad insights and enhanced self-awareness, we will be able to assess the needs and limitations of any individual student.

The foundation has been laid.

This level I training is a certified stand-alone teacher training and is also the first of four modules that together make up Yin Therapy’s 200hr Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training.

Yoga Alliance International 200hr Registered Yoga School

On successful completion of all assignments and 100% attendance you will be awarded a 50 hour Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training certificate which may be counted towards our Yoga Alliance internationally recognised 200hr Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training certificate or recognised as continuing education hours for Yoga Alliance registered yoga teachers.

YACEP Yoga Alliance


Required Reading (before the commencement of the training):
Yin Yoga: Principles and Practice by Paul Grilley ISBN 1935952706
Available to order online

Suggested Resource: 
General Anatomy and the Musculoskeletal System by Schuenke, et al.
Second Edition: ISBN 1604069228
Available to order online

For more detailed information about the syllabus:
www.yintherapy.com/en/yin-yoga-teacher-training-i/

Please click here for a downloadable PDF with detailed informaton about the course.

Fee
AU$1380 (early bird offer AU$1250 when booked and paid by 10th February 2017)

Schedule
8:30am – 5:30pm with a 1 hour lunch break

Location
320 Toorak Rd, South Yarra VIC 3141
(Tram No.8 direction Toorak. Tram stop 32)

For more information and bookings, please visit Flying Masters

 
 
Yin Yoga & Anatomy Workshop (English) - Melbourne, Australia
Mar
18
Mar 19

Yin Yoga & Anatomy Workshop (English) - Melbourne, Australia

  • Flying Masters

Yin Yoga & Yoga Anatomy Workshop with Flying Masters, Melbourne (in English)

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” (Confucius)

Yin yoga is one of the calmest and most relaxing forms of yoga in the world, consisting of a series of passive poses of the body.

By means of long-held stretches (3–5 minutes) without muscle tension, we focus on the deep connective, fascial and ligamental tissues – stimulating, strengthening and stretching the tissues.

We mobilise the joints, and stimulate and calm the nervous system, thereby reducing stress and encouraging regeneration.

During the practice we temporarily slow down the flow of Chi energy, enabling the revitalising energy to accumulate and then flow more freely on conclusion of the practice.

Indeed for days after a yin yoga practice, we’ll feel blissfully relaxed and recharged.

Depending on the length of the workshop, either all or only certain themes of Yin Yoga and Anatomy theory – as listed below – will be discussed.
Depending on the length of the workshop, either all or only a selection of Yin Yoga and Anatomy listed below will be practised.

Both workshops are suitable for yoga teachers and also yoga students wishing to learn more about yin yoga and yoga anatomy.


Saturday 18 March 2017 (12.30pm - 4.30pm)

Workshop I - Yin Yoga

Theory:

  • What is Yin Yoga?
  • What is yang yoga?
  • What are the advantages of each kind of yoga?
  • How do they complement each other?
  • What is tension and what is compression?
  • What is the function of our connective tissue/fascia in this practice?
  • Stress and back pain, and yin yoga as a “therapeutic touch”

Practice:

  • Yin Yoga class /classes (Paul Grilley style)
    Focus: hip opener or back class

Saturday 18 March 2017 (12.30pm - 4.30pm)

Workshop II - Yoga Anatomy

Theory:
Skeletal variation
Function/aesthetics
Compression and tension
Analysis of a yoga pose

Practice:
Skeletal variation tests and practical consequences for yang yoga asanas and assists – such as lotus, shoulder stand, pigeon, down dog, warrior, etc.

We’ll analyse the following asanas in detail:
Lotus position        - external rotation of the hip joint
Reclining hero       -  internal rotation of the hip joint
Shoulderstand       - neck, shoulder, collarbone and shoulder blade

We'll discuss the following issues:

  • What restrictions does my individual bone structure impose on me?
  • How different is it from other people’s bone structure?
  • Will I or my students ever manage to get into the lotus position or achieve a “perfect” pigeon, etc?
  • Where are the areas of compression and tension within my individual bone structure? How do I deal with it? How can I stretch and stimulate the tissues, when compression is constricting me?
  • What is the physical function of a yoga pose?

Fee:
AU$98 Yin Yoga Foundation Workshop (4hrs)
AU$98 (Yin) Yoga Anatomy Workshop (4hrs)
AU$180 for both workshops

Location: 
320 Toorak Rd, South Yarra VIC 3141
(Tram No.8 direction Toorak. Tram stop 32)

For more detailed information regarding the workshop syllabus, venue, booking information please contact Flying Masters

 
 
Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training II (English) - Auckland, New Zealand
Feb
27
Mar 4

Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training II (English) - Auckland, New Zealand

  • St Benedicts St Studio

Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training II - Golden Yogi, Auckland (in English)

"Tell me, and I will forget. Show me, and I may remember. Involve me, and I will understand." (Confucius)

Confucius’ saying reflects the emphasis of this particular Yin Yoga Teacher Training where the focus is on sensing, feeling, experiencing the yin yoga practice and the unique anatomy of our individual bone structure for ourselves.  You will be analysing yourselves and each other, conducting passive assists as well as experiencing compression and tension amongst your fellow students.  Through this very much hands on, practical approach your knowledge and understanding will be increased tenfold.



Welcome to Yin Yoga Teacher Training II
This 50-hour intensive certified yoga teaching programme (6 days) comprises 6 sections:

1. Yin yoga asanas

In this continuance of our yin yoga teacher training programme, we concentrate mainly on the 9 awareness points of functional yoga.


2. Anatomy is the key

As well as analysing compression, we’ll study the tension of the muscular and fascial tissues and the effect of these on the asana practice.  This will allow us to offer our students logical assists.


3. 7-point analysis principle for assists - theory

In this section of the training schedule, we’ll improve our knowledge of the 7-point analysis principle.
 

4. Application of the 7-point analysis principle – tests and analysis of assists/adjustments

In this element of the training programme, we’ll focus on applying the 7-point analysis principle for assists and – working with the student – study ways of analysing yoga poses on the basis of compression and tension, orientation of the joints, and proportions.

To do this, we’ll learn tests from the Yin Yoga and Anatomy Teacher Training I programme then apply them to our fellow students.

One special feature of this series of tests will be analysing a shoulder stand in detail. This is a sneak preview for the Yin Yoga and Anatomy Teacher Training level III programme, where we’ll focus on the upper body and extremities.


5. Passive Assists

In section 5 we learn passive, hand-on assists.


6. Yin Therapy - the therapeutic benefits of Yin Yoga

In YYTT II, we establish a basic understanding of how – using Yin Therapy's approach – we can employ the therapeutic elements of Yin Yoga to support our students’ individual and specific physical and emotional issues.

According to statistics, 25% of the yoga students who come to us took up yoga originally precisely because they have these specific problems.


Students must have completed Yin Therapy's Yin Yoga and Anatomy Teacher Training I course to be able to participate in Yin Yoga and Anatomy Teacher Training II.

This level II training is a certified stand-alone teacher training and is also the second of four modules that together make up Yin Therapy’s 200hour Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training.

On successful completion of all assignments and 100% attendance you will be awarded a 50 hour Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training certificate which may be counted towards our Yoga Alliance internationally recognised 200hr Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training certificate or recognised as continuing education hours
or Yoga Alliance registered yoga teachers.

Required Resource:
General Anatomy and the Musculoskeletal System by Schuenke, et al.
Second Edition: ISBN 1604069228
Available to order online

Suggested Resource: 
The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga: The Philosophy and the Practice by Bernie Clark
ISBN 1935952501
Available to order online 

Please click here for a downloadable PDF with detailed information about the course.

Fee
NZ$1200 (early bird offer NZ$1050 when fully paid by 30 November 2016)

Schedule
8:30am – 5:30pm with a 1 hour lunch break

Location
St Benedicts St Studio, Level 2 / 40 St Benedicts St, Newton, Auckland

For enquiries and bookings, please visit Golden Yogi

 
 
Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training I (English) - Auckland, New Zealand
Feb
19
Feb 24

Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training I (English) - Auckland, New Zealand

  • St Benedicts St Studio

Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training I - Golden Yogi, Auckland
(in English)

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” (Confucius)

In this 6 day / 50 hour certified Level I course of our 200 hour Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training, we not only learn the 20 basic yin yoga poses in theory and in practice, we also discover a sense of security when teaching, through developing an anatomical understanding of skeletal variation.

We learn to employ the 7 point analysis principle to understand each yoga pose as well as the individual and unique bodies of not only ourselves but also our students. In turn this enables us to offer logical assists and variations.  Anatomy is the key. 


Welcome to Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training I
This 50-hour intensive yoga teaching programme (6 days) comprises 4 sections:


1. Yin Yoga asanas

This section covers the theory and practice for teaching 20 yin yoga poses, including their specific characteristics and their effects.


2. Anatomy is the key

Anatomical understanding of not only the individual bone structure but also the muscular, connective, fascial and ligament tissues is an essential prerequisite for an effective yoga teacher.
 

3. 7-point analysis principle for assists - theory

This Yin Yoga and Anatomy Teacher Training focuses less on teaching set assists and much more on introducing a 7-point analysis principle, which you can then use for every known yoga pose and for each individual student.


4. 7-point analysis principle - practical tests

In the Yin Yoga and Anatomy Teacher Training, we’ll study and apply a series of practical tests for analysing the bone structure, compression and tension of our students.  We will have the opportunity to learn – in a safe environment – to read a human being, to sense our own limitations and to test and recognise those of others.  Eventually, with the benefit of myriad insights and enhanced self-awareness, we will be able to assess the needs and limitations of any individual student.

The foundation has been laid.

This level I training is a certified stand-alone teacher training and is also the first of four modules that together make up Yin Therapy’s 200hr Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training.

On successful completion of all assignments and 100% attendance you will be awarded a 50 hour Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training certificate which may be counted towards our Yoga Alliance internationally recognised 200hr Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training certificate or recognised as continuing education hours for Yoga Alliance registered yoga teachers.


Required Reading (before the commencement of the training):
Yin Yoga: Principles and Practice by Paul Grilley ISBN 1935952706
Available to order online 

Suggested Resource: 
General Anatomy and the Musculoskeletal System by Schuenke, et al.
Second Edition: ISBN 1604069228
Available to order online

Please click here for a downloadable PDF with detailed information about the course.

Fee
NZ$1200 (early bird offer NZ$1050 when fully paid by 30 November 2016)

Schedule
8:30am – 5:30pm with a 1 hour lunch break

Location
St Benedicts St Studio, Level 2 / 40 St Benedicts St, Newton, Auckland

For enquiries and bookings, please go to Golden Yogi
 

 
 
Yin Yoga & Anatomy Workshop (English) - Wellington, New Zealand
Jan
28
8:30 pm20:30

Yin Yoga & Anatomy Workshop (English) - Wellington, New Zealand

  • Yoga Centre for Higher Self

Yin Yoga & Yoga Anatomy Workshop with Yoga Centre for Higher Self, Wellington (in English)

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” (Confucius)

Yin yoga is one of the calmest and most relaxing forms of yoga in the world, consisting of a series of passive poses of the body.

By means of long-held stretches (3–5 minutes) without muscle tension, we focus on the deep connective, fascial and ligamental tissues – stimulating, strengthening and stretching the tissues.

We mobilise the joints, and stimulate and calm the nervous system, thereby reducing stress and encouraging regeneration.

During the practice we temporarily slow down the flow of Chi energy, enabling the revitalising energy to accumulate and then flow more freely on conclusion of the practice.

Indeed for days after a yin yoga practice, we’ll feel blissfully relaxed and recharged.

This workshop is suitable for yoga teachers and also yoga students wishing to learn more about yin yoga and yoga anatomy.


Saturday 28 January 2017

9.00am - 12.30pm Morning Session - Yin Yoga

Theory:
What is Yin Yoga?
What is yang yoga?
What are the advantages of each kind of yoga?
How do they complement each other?
What is tension and what is compression?
What is the function of our connective tissue/fascia in this practice?
Stress and back pain, and yin yoga as a “therapeutic touch”

Practice:
Yin Yoga class (Paul Grilley style)
Focus: back class


2.00pm - 5.30pm Afternoon Session - Yoga Anatomy

Theory:
Skeletal variation
Function/aesthetics
Compression and tension
Analysis of a yoga pose

Practice:
Skeletal variation tests and practical consequences for yang yoga asanas and assists – such as lotus, shoulder stand, pigeon, down dog, warrior, etc.

We’ll analyse the following asanas in detail:
Lotus position        - external rotation of the hip joint
Reclining hero       -  internal rotation of the hip joint
Shoulderstand       - neck, shoulder, collarbone and shoulder blade

We'll discuss the following issues:
What restrictions does my individual bone structure impose on me?
How different is it from other people’s bone structure?
Will I or my students ever manage to get into the lotus position or achieve a “perfect” pigeon, etc?
Where are the areas of compression and tension within my individual bone structure? How do I deal with it? How can I stretch and stimulate the tissues, when compression is constricting me?
What is the physical function of a yoga pose?

Fee: 
NZ$130

Location: 
Yoga Centre for Higher Self, Level 1, 1 Marion Street, Te Aro, Wellington

For bookings please visit Yoga Centre for Higher Self

 
 
Buddha's Way & Yin Yoga Immersion (German) - Frankfurt, Germany
Jan
14
Jan 15

Buddha's Way & Yin Yoga Immersion (German) - Frankfurt, Germany

  • Inside Yoga

Buddha's Way & Yin Yoga Immersion at Inside Yoga Frankfurt (in German)

For all levels from beginners to experienced yoga practitioners and yoga teachers.

"Everything begins with us and ends with us.  There is no situation or person responsible for causing ourselves stress,  just ourselves." - Markus Henning Giess

Buddha's Way:

  • Learning the reality from a different perspective and in doing so, reducing stress. 
  • Learning to focus one's awareness and and perception for what it really is.
  • Learning to know one's mind through thought, emotion, reaction.
  • Learning to understand the Interrupter and how to release emotional states

"We come out of our egos and into our selves.  The life can be so much easier then what we see, feel and think."  - Markus Henning Giess

This weekend promises be a deeply personal journey within.

Buddha's Way & Yin Yoga Immersion

Theory:
•    How does the mind function?
•    Buddha's Way – the way out of suffering
•    How does the mind cause dis-ease? 
•    How does stress arise?
•    What happens in the body under stress? 
•    Stress – Fear - Ego
•    consciousness, perception, personal responsibility
•    to see the life as it really is
•    poisons of the mind
•    doctrines, patterns, values, programs, identification und conditioning
•    Thoughts – Emotions – Reactions
•    The Interrupter – The Observer – Who observes?
•    what happens in the body during meditation
•    meditation & breath
•    yin yoga, the perfect preparation for meditation ´physically and psychologically´

Practice:
•    Practical meditation exercises for one's individual practice and to pass on to one's students!
•    3 yin yoga classes
•    Deep breathing meditations with variations
•    Gratefulness meditation
•    Deep relaxing - body scan
•    Universal Meditation
•    Namasté Meditation
•    Silent Meditation

The guided yin yoga classes will be taught with the focus on the more meditative, spiritual and energetic aspects of yin yoga in keeping with Buddha's meditation und Buddha's Way.

For those who have already experienced our Yin Yoga & Anatomy workshops,  you will already know that we always connect the physical function of the poses in our classes making our classes tangible, understandable and clear (and sometimes with a bit of humour thrown in for good measure!)

We look forward to seeing you there.

For more information, please go to Inside Yoga

 
 
Yin Yoga - Skeletal Variations Workshop (English) - Auckland, New Zealand
Nov
6
9:00 pm21:00

Yin Yoga - Skeletal Variations Workshop (English) - Auckland, New Zealand

  • Golden Yogi Beachside Studio

Yin Yoga - Skeletal Variations Workshop - Golden Yogi, Auckland
(in English)

Following international yoga teacher (and fellow Paul Grilley student) Bernie Clark’s long awaited and hotly discussed book “Your Body, Your Yoga”, yoga students and teachers around the world are recognising the limitations (and potential harm) of the “one alignment for all” rule book.

In this 4hr intensive workshop, we will learn about individual bone structure, discover just how different our bone structures really are and how this has great significance in regards to the question of yoga alignment. When we understand the importance of respecting our individual bone structure, we realise the shortfall of classic alignment rules and the importance of finding our own individual alignment and consequently we will discover our own very individual and unique yoga asana practice – maximising the benefits and minimising the risk of injury.

We will conclude the workshop by taking our new knowledge on to the mat with a profound and deeply relaxing yin yoga class. Individual alignment is relevant for all styles of yoga asana, but with a yin yoga class we have the benefit of time while marinating in one pose, to explore our bones, our joints, our bodies to feel where they naturally want to align. We will discover that by respecting the individual alignment of our individual bodies, our yoga asana practice will become liberated. 

Fee
NZ$80

Schedule
12.00pm – 4.00pm 

Location
Golden Yogi Beachside Studio, Level 1 / 46 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna, Auckland

For enquiries and bookings, please visit Golden Yogi

 
 
5th Inside Yoga Conference (German) - Frankfurt, Germany
Oct
28
Oct 30

5th Inside Yoga Conference (German) - Frankfurt, Germany

  • Inside Yoga Studio

5th Inside Yoga Conference in Frankfurt, Germany (in German)

Markus' Workshops and Classes at the 5th Inside Yoga Conference.

Friday 28.10.2016 (Pre-Conference) from 1pm - 5pm

Yoga Anatomy Workshop – Individual Bone Structure
Your Body – Your Alignment
Inside Yoga Studio, Stephanstraße 3, 60313 Frankfurt


Sunday 30.10.2016 from 9am - 12pm

Buddhas Way & Yin Yoga Workshop
Inside Yoga Studio, Stephanstraße 3, 60313 Frankfurt
 

For more information and bookings for the Inside Yoga Conference

 
 
Yin Yoga & Anatomy Workshop (German) - Rosenheim, Germany
Oct
23
11:00 pm23:00

Yin Yoga & Anatomy Workshop (German) - Rosenheim, Germany

  • Yogaart Studio

Yin Yoga & Anatomy Workshop at Yogaart Studio, Rosenheim
(in German)

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” (Confucius)

Yin yoga is one of the calmest and most relaxing forms of yoga in the world, consisting of a series of passive poses of the body.

By means of long-held stretches (3–5 minutes) without muscle tension, we focus on the deep connective, fascial and ligamental tissues – stimulating, strengthening and stretching the tissues.

We mobilise the joints, and stimulate and calm the nervous system, thereby reducing stress and encouraging regeneration.

During the practice we temporarily slow down the flow of Chi energy, enabling the revitalising energy to accumulate and then flow more freely on conclusion of the practice.

Indeed for days after a yin yoga practice, we’ll feel blissfully relaxed and recharged.

Depending on the length of the workshop, either all or only certain themes of Yin Yoga and Anatomy theory – as listed below – will be discussed.
Depending on the length of the workshop, either all or only a selection of Yin Yoga and Anatomy listed below will be practiced.

All workshops are suitable for yoga teachers and also yoga students wishing to learn more about yin yoga and yoga anatomy.
 

Workshop I - Yin Yoga

Theory:

  • What is yin yoga?
  • What is yang yoga?
  • What are the advantages of each kind of yoga?
  • How do they complement each other?
  • What is tension and what is compression?
  • What is the function of our connective tissue/fascia in this practice?
  • Stress and back pain, and yin yoga as a “therapeutic touch”

Practice:

  • Yin yoga class /classes (Paul Grilley style)
    Focus: hip opener or back class

Course instructor: Markus Henning Giess


Workshop II - Yoga Anatomy

Theory:

  • Skeletal variation
  • Function/aesthetics
  • Compression and tension
  • Analysis of a yoga pose

Practice:

Skeletal variation tests and practical consequences for yang yoga asanas and assists – such as lotus, shoulder stand, pigeon, down dog, warrior, etc.

We’ll analyse the following asanas in detail:

  • Lotus position        - external rotation of the hip joint
  • Reclining hero       -  internal rotation of the hip joint
  • Shoulderstand       - neck, shoulder, collarbone and shoulder blade

We'll discuss the following issues:

  • What restrictions does my individual bone structure impose on me?
  • How different is it from other people’s bone structure?
  • Will I or my students ever manage to get into the lotus position or achieve a “perfect” pigeon, etc?
  • Where are the areas of compression and tension within my individual bone structure? How do I deal with it?
  • How can I stretch and stimulate the tissues, when compression is constricting me?
  • What is the physical function of a yoga pose?
     

Course Instructor: Markus Henning Giess

For more information please contact Yogaart Studio

 
 
Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training I (German) - Vienna, Austria
Oct
10
Oct 15

Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training I (German) - Vienna, Austria

  • Power Yoga Vienna

Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training I - Power Yoga Vienna
(in German)

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” (Confucius)

In our 6 day certified Level I (50 hour) training of our 200 hour Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training programme, we not only learn the 20 basic yin yoga poses in theory and in practice, we also discover a sense of security when teaching, through developing an anatomical understanding of skeletal variation.

We learn to employ the 7 point analysis principle to understand each yoga pose as well as the individual and unique bodies of not only ourselves but also our students. In turn this enables us to offer logical assists and variations.  Anatomy is the key. 
 

Welcome to Yin Yoga Teacher Training I
This 50-hour intensive yoga teaching programme (6 days) comprises 4 sections:


1. Yin yoga asanas

This section covers the theory and practice for teaching 20 yin yoga poses, including their specific characteristics and their effects.


2. Anatomy is the key

Anatomical understanding of not only the individual bone structure but also the muscular, connective, fascial and ligament tissues is an essential prerequisite for an effective yoga teacher.
 

3. 7-point analysis principle for assists - theory

The Yin Yoga and Anatomy Teacher Training programme focuses less on teaching set assists and much more on introducing a 7-point analysis principle, which you can then use for every known yoga pose and for each individual student.


4. 7-point analysis principle - practical tests

In the Yin Yoga and Anatomy Teacher Training programme, we’ll study and apply a series of practical tests for analysing the bone structure, compression and tension of our students.  We will have the opportunity to learn – in a safe environment – to read a human being, to sense our own limitations and to test and recognise those of others.  Eventually, with the benefit of myriad insights and enhanced self-awareness, we will be able to assess the needs and limitations of any individual student.

The foundation has been laid.

This training is suitable for already certified and aspiring yoga teachers as well as dedicated yoga students, who wish for a deeper understanding of Yin Yoga and Yoga Anatomy for their teaching and/or own practice.

This level I training is a certified stand-alone teacher training and is also the first of four modules that together make up Yin Therapy’s 200hour Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training.

On successful completion of all assignments and 100% attendance of this training, students will be awarded a Yoga Alliance 50 hour certificate which can be counted towards our 200 hour Yin Therapy Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training programme or Continuing Education with Yoga Alliance.


For more information please go to Power Yoga Vienna.

 
 
Yin Yoga & Anatomy Workshop (German) - Bern, Schweiz
Oct
8
11:00 pm23:00

Yin Yoga & Anatomy Workshop (German) - Bern, Schweiz

  • Yoga Studio4

Yin Yoga & Anatomy Workshop at Yoga Studio4, Bern
(in German)

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” (Confucius)

Yin yoga is one of the calmest and most relaxing forms of yoga in the world, consisting of a series of passive poses of the body.

By means of long-held stretches (3–5 minutes) without muscle tension, we focus on the deep connective, fascial and ligamental tissues – stimulating, strengthening and stretching the tissues.

We mobilise the joints, and stimulate and calm the nervous system, thereby reducing stress and encouraging regeneration.

During the practice we temporarily slow down the flow of Chi energy, enabling the revitalising energy to accumulate and then flow more freely on conclusion of the practice.

Indeed for days after a yin yoga practice, we’ll feel blissfully relaxed and recharged.

Depending on the length of the workshop, either all or only certain themes of Yin Yoga and Anatomy theory – as listed below – will be discussed.
Depending on the length of the workshop, either all or only a selection of Yin Yoga and Anatomy listed below will be practiced.

All workshops are suitable for yoga teachers and also yoga students wishing to learn more about yin yoga and yoga anatomy.
 

Workshop I - Yin Yoga

Theory:

  • What is yin yoga?
  • What is yang yoga?
  • What are the advantages of each kind of yoga?
  • How do they complement each other?
  • What is tension and what is compression?
  • What is the function of our connective tissue/fascia in this practice?
  • Stress and back pain, and yin yoga as a “therapeutic touch”

Practice:

  • Yin yoga class /classes (Paul Grilley style)
    Focus: back class


Workshop II - Yoga Anatomy

Theory:

  • Skeletal variation
  • Function/aesthetics
  • Compression and tension
  • Analysis of a yoga pose

Practice:

Skeletal variation tests and practical consequences for yang yoga asanas and assists – such as lotus, shoulder stand, pigeon, down dog, warrior, etc.

We’ll analyse the following asanas in detail:

  • Lotus position        - external rotation of the hip joint
  • Reclining hero       -  internal rotation of the hip joint
  • Shoulder stand       - neck, shoulder, collarbone and shoulder blade

We'll discuss the following issues:

  • What restrictions does my individual bone structure impose on me?
  • How different is it from other people’s bone structure?
  • Will I or my students ever manage to get into the lotus position or achieve a “perfect” pigeon, etc?
  • Where are the areas of compression and tension within my individual bone structure? How do I deal with it?
  • How can I stretch and stimulate the tissues, when compression is constricting me?
  • What is the physical function of a yoga pose?

For more information please contact Yoga Studio4

 
 
Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training III (German) - Hamburg, Germany
Sep
11
Sep 16

Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training III (German) - Hamburg, Germany

  • Flying Yogi Hamburg

Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training III - Flying Yogi Hamburg
(in German)

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." (Lao-tzu)

You have already completed many steps along your personal and unique Yin Yoga & Anatomy journey.

In this teacher training we complete the yin yoga practice and yoga anatomy theory, in that we focus on the individual bone structure, muscles and facial chains of the upper body and discover the implications to our yin and yang yoga practice with the aid of many tests, analysis, variations and therapeutic suggestions e.g. shoulder neck pain.
 

Welcome to Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training III
This 50-hour certified intensive yoga teaching programme (6 days) comprises 5 sections:

1. Yin yoga asanas

In this yin yoga teacher training programme, we’ll concentrate – as in level II – on various poses and passive assists, as well as exploring creative approaches to our own yoga practice and that of our students.


2. Anatomy is the key

In YYTT III, we’ll learn about the muscle groups of the upper body as well as their function in yoga, and will look more closely at the shoulder cuff along with other upper body joints.


3. 7-point analysis principle for assists

In this section of the training, we’ll improve our knowledge of the 7-point analysis principle – focusing on the upper body in particular.
 

4. Application of the 7-point analysis principle – tests and analysis of assists/adjustments

In this element of the training programme, we will focus on applying the 7-point analysis principle for assists and study ways of analysing yoga poses on the basis of compression and tension, orientation of the joints, and proportions.
 

5. Yin Therapy - the therapeutic benefits of Yin Yoga

In YYTT II, we established a basic understanding of how Yin Yoga can enhance and restore balance for ourselves and our students.

In YYTT III, we delve deeper.

Students must have completed Yin Therapy's Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training I and II courses to be able to participate in Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training III.

This level III training is a certified stand-alone teacher training and is also the second of four modules that together make up Yin Therapy’s 200hour Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training.

On successful completion of all assignments and 100% attendance of this training, students will be awarded a Yoga Alliance 50 hour certificate which can be counted towards our 200 hour Yin Therapy Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training programme or Continuing Education with Yoga Alliance.


For more information please go to Flying Yogi Hamburg-Altona

 
 
Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training II (German) - Hamburg, Germany
Sep
4
Sep 9

Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training II (German) - Hamburg, Germany

  • Flying Yogi Hamburg

Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training II - Flying Yogi Hamburg
(in German)

"Tell me, and I will forget. Show me, and I may remember. Involve me, and I will understand." (Confucius)

Confucius’ saying reflects the emphasis of this particular Yin Yoga Teacher Training where the focus is on sensing, feeling, experiencing the yin yoga practice and the unique anatomy of our individual bone structure for ourselves.  You will be analysing yourselves and each other, conducting passive assists as well as experiencing compression and tension amongst your fellow students.  Through this very much hands on, practical approach your knowledge and understanding will be increased tenfold.


Welcome to Yin Yoga Teacher Training II
This 50-hour intensive certified yoga teaching programme (6 days) comprises 6 sections:

1. Yin yoga asanas

In this continuance of our yin yoga teacher training programme, we concentrate mainly on the 9 awareness points of functional yoga.


2. Anatomy is the key

As well as analysing compression, we’ll study the tension of the muscular and fascial tissues and the effect of these on the asana practice.  This will allow us to offer our students logical assists.


3. 7-point analysis principle for assists - theory

In this section of the training schedule, we’ll improve our knowledge of the 7-point analysis principle.
 

4. Application of the 7-point analysis principle – tests and analysis of assists/adjustments

In this element of the training programme, we’ll focus on applying the 7-point analysis principle for assists and – working with the student – study ways of analysing yoga poses on the basis of compression and tension, orientation of the joints, and proportions.

To do this, we’ll learn tests from the Yin Yoga and Anatomy Teacher Training I programme then apply them to our fellow students.

One special feature of this series of tests will be analysing a shoulder stand in detail. This is a sneak preview for the Yin Yoga and Anatomy Teacher Training level III programme, where we’ll focus on the upper body and extremities.


5. Passive Assists

In section 5 we learn passive, hand-on assists.
 

6. Yin Therapy - the therapeutic benefits of Yin Yoga

In YYTT II, we establish a basic understanding of how – using Yin Therapy's approach – we can therapeutically support our students’ individual and specific physical and emotional issues.

According to statistics, 25% of the yoga students who come to us took up yoga originally precisely because they have these specific problems.
 

Students must have completed our Yin Yoga and Anatomy Teacher Training I programme to be able to participate in the Yin Yoga and Anatomy Teacher Training II programme.

This level II training is a certified stand-alone teacher training and is also the second of four modules that together make up Yin Therapy’s 200hour Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training.

On successful completion of all assignments and 100% attendance of this training, students will be awarded a Yoga Alliance 50 hour certificate which can be counted towards our 200 hour Yin Therapy Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training programme or Continuing Education with Yoga Alliance.

For more information please go to Flying Yogi Hamburg-Altona

 
 
Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training I (German) - Hamburg, Germany
Aug
28
Sep 2

Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training I (German) - Hamburg, Germany

  • Flying Yogi Hamburg

Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training I - Flying Yogi Hamburg
(in German)

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” (Confucius)

In this 6 day certified Level I (50 hour) training of our 200 hour Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training programme, we not only learn the 20 basic yin yoga poses in theory and in practice, we also discover a sense of security when teaching, through developing an anatomical understanding of skeletal variation.

We learn to employ the 7 point analysis principle to understand each yoga pose as well as the individual and unique bodies of not only ourselves but also our students. In turn this enables us to offer logical assists and variations.  Anatomy is the key. 

Welcome to Yin Yoga Teacher Training I
This 50-hour intensive yoga teaching programme (6 days) comprises 4 sections:


1. Yin yoga asanas

This section covers the theory and practice for teaching 20 yin yoga poses, including their specific characteristics and their effects.


2. Anatomy is the key

Anatomical understanding of not only the individual bone structure but also the muscular, connective, fascial and ligament tissues is an essential prerequisite for an effective yoga teacher.
 

3. 7-point analysis principle for assists - theory

The Yin Yoga and Anatomy Teacher Training programme focuses less on teaching set assists and much more on introducing a 7-point analysis principle, which you can then use for every known yoga pose and for each individual student.


4. 7-point analysis principle - practical tests

In the Yin Yoga and Anatomy Teacher Training programme, we’ll study and apply a series of practical tests for analysing the bone structure, compression and tension of our students.  We will have the opportunity to learn – in a safe environment – to read a human being, to sense our own limitations and to test and recognise those of others.  Eventually, with the benefit of myriad insights and enhanced self-awareness, we will be able to assess the needs and limitations of any individual student.

The foundation has been laid.

This training is suitable for already certified and aspiring yoga teachers as well as dedicated yoga students, who wish for a deeper understanding of Yin Yoga and Yoga Anatomy for their teaching and/or own practice.

This level I training is a certified stand-alone teacher training and is also the first of four modules that together make up Yin Therapy’s 200hour Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training.

On successful completion of all assignments and 100% attendance of this training, students will be awarded a Yoga Alliance 50 hour certificate which can be counted towards our 200 hour Yin Therapy Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training programme or Continuing Education with Yoga Alliance.


For more information please go to Flying Yogi Hamburg-Altona

 
 
Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training I (German) - Frankfurt, Germany
May
29
Jun 3

Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training I (German) - Frankfurt, Germany

  • Inside Yoga Frankfurt

Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training I - Inside Yoga Frankfurt
(in German)

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” (Confucius)

In this certified Level I (50 hour) training of our 200 hour Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training programme, we not only learn the 20 basic yin yoga poses in theory and in practice, we also discover a sense of security when teaching, through developing an anatomical understanding of skeletal variation.

We learn to employ the 7 point analysis principle to understand each yoga pose as well as the individual and unique bodies of not only ourselves but also our students. In turn this enables us to offer logical assists and variations.  Anatomy is the key. 

Welcome to Yin Yoga Teacher Training I
This 50-hour intensive yoga teaching programme (6 days) comprises 4 sections:


1. Yin yoga asanas

This section covers the theory and practice for teaching 20 yin yoga poses, including their specific characteristics and their effects.


2. Anatomy is the key

Anatomical understanding of not only the individual bone structure but also the muscular, connective, fascial and ligament tissues is an essential prerequisite for an effective yoga teacher.
 

3. 7-point analysis principle for assists - theory

The Yin Yoga and Anatomy Teacher Training programme focuses less on teaching set assists and much more on introducing a 7-point analysis principle, which you can then use for every known yoga pose and for each individual student.


4. 7-point analysis principle - practical tests

In the Yin Yoga and Anatomy Teacher Training programme, we’ll study and apply a series of practical tests for analysing the bone structure, compression and tension of our students.  We will have the opportunity to learn – in a safe environment – to read a human being, to sense our own limitations and to test and recognise those of others.  Eventually, with the benefit of myriad insights and enhanced self-awareness, we will be able to assess the needs and limitations of any individual student.

The foundation has been laid.

This training is suitable for already certified and aspiring yoga teachers as well as dedicated yoga students, who wish for a deeper understanding of Yin Yoga and Yoga Anatomy for their teaching and/or own practice.

On successful completion of all assignments and 100% attendance of this training, students will be awarded a Yoga Alliance 50 hour certificate which can be counted towards our 200 hour Yin Therapy Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training programme or Continuing Education with Yoga Alliance.


For more information please go to Inside Yoga

 
 
Yin Yoga & Anatomy Workshop (German) - Frankfurt, Germany
May
28
10:00 am10:00

Yin Yoga & Anatomy Workshop (German) - Frankfurt, Germany

  • Inside Yoga Frankfurt

Yin Yoga & Anatomy Workshop at Inside Yoga, Frankfurt
(in German)

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” (Confucius)

Yin yoga is one of the calmest and most relaxing forms of yoga in the world, consisting of a series of passive poses of the body.

By means of long-held stretches (3–5 minutes) without muscle tension, we focus on the deep connective, fascial and ligamental tissues – stimulating, strengthening and stretching the tissues.

We mobilise the joints, and stimulate and calm the nervous system, thereby reducing stress and encouraging regeneration.

During the practice we temporarily slow down the flow of Chi energy, enabling the revitalising energy to accumulate and then flow more freely on conclusion of the practice.

Indeed for days after a yin yoga practice, we’ll feel blissfully relaxed and recharged.

Depending on the length of the workshop, either all or only certain themes of Yin Yoga and Anatomy theory – as listed below – will be discussed.
Depending on the length of the workshop, either all or only a selection of Yin Yoga and Anatomy listed below will be practised.

All workshops are suitable for yoga teachers and also yoga students wishing to learn more about yin yoga and yoga anatomy.
 

Workshop I - Yin Yoga

Theory:

  • What is yin yoga?
  • What is yang yoga?
  • What are the advantages of each kind of yoga?
  • How do they complement each other?
  • What is tension and what is compression?
  • What is the function of our connective tissue/fascia in this practice?
  • Stress and back pain, and yin yoga as a “therapeutic touch”

Practice:

  • Yin yoga class /classes (Paul Grilley style)
    Focus: hip opener or back class

Course instructor: Markus Henning Giess


Workshop II - Yoga Anatomy

Theory:

  • Skeletal variation
  • Function/aesthetics
  • Compression and tension
  • Analysis of a yoga pose

Practice:

Skeletal variation tests and practical consequences for yang yoga asanas and assists – such as lotus, shoulder stand, pigeon, down dog, warrior, etc.

We’ll analyse the following asanas in detail:

  • Lotus position        - external rotation of the hip joint
  • Reclining hero       -  internal rotation of the hip joint
  • Shoulderstand       - neck, shoulder, collarbone and shoulder blade
  • Headstand             - collarbone and shoulder blade

We'll discuss the following issues:

  • What restrictions does my individual bone structure impose on me?
  • How different is it from other people’s bone structure?
  • Will I or my students ever manage to get into the lotus position or achieve a “perfect” pigeon, etc?
  • Where are the areas of compression and tension within my individual bone structure? How do I deal with it?
  • How can I stretch and stimulate the tissues, when compression is constricting me?
  • What is the physical function of a yoga pose?
     

Course Instructor: Markus Henning Giess

For more information please contact Inside Yoga

 
 
Yin Yoga & Anatomy Special (Germany) - Hochheim am Main, Germany
May
23
5:30 pm17:30

Yin Yoga & Anatomy Special (Germany) - Hochheim am Main, Germany

  • Julianne Yoga Centrum

Yin Yoga & Yoga Anatomy Workshop at Julianne Yoga Centrum (in German)

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” (Confucius)

Yin yoga is one of the calmest and most relaxing forms of yoga in the world, consisting of a series of passive poses of the body.

By means of long-held stretches (3–5 minutes) without muscle tension, we focus on the deep connective, fascial and ligamental tissues – stimulating, strengthening and stretching the tissues.

We mobilise the joints, and stimulate and calm the nervous system, thereby reducing stress and encouraging regeneration.

During the practice we temporarily slow down the flow of Chi energy, enabling the revitalising energy to accumulate and then flow more freely on conclusion of the practice.

Indeed for days after a yin yoga practice, we’ll feel blissfully relaxed and recharged.

This workshop is suitable for yoga teachers and also yoga students wishing to learn more about yin yoga and yoga anatomy (à la Paul Grilley).


Workshop - Yin Yoga & Yoga Anatomy

Yin Yoga Theory:

  • What is yin yoga?
  • What is yang yoga?
  • What are the advantages of each kind of yoga?
  • How do they complement each other?
  • Stress and back pain, and yin yoga as a “therapeutic touch”

Yin Yoga Practice:

  • Yin yoga class (Paul Grilley style)
    Focus: back class

Yoga Anatomy Theory

  • Compression vs Tension
  • “It’s All in the Bones” - unique bone structure (joint variations)
  • Funktion vs Aesthetic

Yoga Anatomy Practice:

Skeletal variation tests and practical consequences for yang yoga asanas and assists.

We’ll analyse the following asanas in detail:

  • Lotus position        - external rotation of the hip joint

We'll discuss the following issues:

  • What restrictions does my individual bone structure impose on me?
  • How different is it from other people’s bone structure?
  • Will I or my students ever manage to get into the lotus position or achieve a “perfect” pigeon, etc?
  • Where are the areas of compression and tension within my individual bone structure? How do I deal with it?
  • How can I stretch and stimulate the tissues, when compression is constricting me?
  • What is the physical function of a yoga pose?

Course Instructor: Markus Henning Giess

For more information please contact Julianne Yoga Centrum

 
 
Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training II (German) - Zurich, Switzerland
May
16
May 21

Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training II (German) - Zurich, Switzerland

  • Planet Yoga

Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training II - Planet Yoga, Zurich
(in German)

"Tell me, and I will forget. Show me, and I may remember. Involve me, and I will understand." (Confucius)

Confucius’ saying reflects the emphasis of this particular Yin Yoga Teacher Training where the focus is on sensing, feeling, experiencing the yin yoga practice and the unique anatomy of our individual bone structure for ourselves.  You will be analysing yourselves and each other, conducting passive assists as well as experiencing compression and tension amongst your fellow students.  Through this very much hands on, practical approach your knowledge and understanding will be increased tenfold.


Welcome to Yin Yoga Teacher Training II
This 50-hour certified intensive yoga teaching programme (6 days) comprises 6 sections:

1. Yin yoga asanas

In this continuance of our yin yoga teacher training programme, we concentrate mainly on the 9 awareness points of functional yoga.


2. Anatomy is the key

As well as analysing compression, we’ll study the tension of the muscular and fascial tissues and the effect of these on the asana practice.  This will allow us to offer our students logical assists.


3. 7-point analysis principle for assists - theory

In this section of the training schedule, we’ll improve our knowledge of the 7-point analysis principle.
 

4. Application of the 7-point analysis principle – tests and analysis of assists/adjustments

In this element of the training programme, we’ll focus on applying the 7-point analysis principle for assists and – working with the student – study ways of analysing yoga poses on the basis of compression and tension, orientation of the joints, and proportions.

To do this, we’ll learn tests from the Yin Yoga and Anatomy Teacher Training I programme then apply them to our fellow students.

One special feature of this series of tests will be analysing a shoulder stand in detail. This is a sneak preview for the Yin Yoga and Anatomy Teacher Training level III programme, where we’ll focus on the upper body and extremities.


5. Passive Assists

In section 5 we learn passive, hand-on assists.


6. Yin Therapy - the therapeutic benefits of Yin Yoga

In YYTT II, we establish a basic understanding of how – using Yin Therapy's approach – we can employ the therapeutic elements of Yin Yoga to support our students’ individual and specific physical and emotional issues.

According to statistics, 25% of the yoga students who come to us took up yoga originally precisely because they have these specific problems.


Students must have completed our Yin Yoga and Anatomy Teacher Training I programme to be able to participate in the Yin Yoga and Anatomy Teacher Training II programme.

On successful completion of all assignments and 100% attendance of this training, students will be awarded a Yoga Alliance 50 hour certificate which can be counted towards our 200 hour Yin Therapy Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training programme or Continuing Education with Yoga Alliance.


For more information please go to Planet Yoga

 
 
Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training I (German) - Zurich, Switzerland
May
9
May 14

Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training I (German) - Zurich, Switzerland

  • Planet Yoga

Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training I - Planet Yoga, Zurich
(in German)

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” (Confucius)

In this certified Level I (50 hour) training of our 200 hour Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training programme, we not only learn the 20 basic yin yoga poses in theory and in practice, we also discover a sense of security when teaching, through developing an anatomical understanding of skeletal variation.

We learn to employ the 7 point analysis principle to understand each yoga pose as well as the individual and unique bodies of not only ourselves but also our students. In turn this enables us to offer logical assists and variations.  Anatomy is the key. 

Welcome to Yin Yoga Teacher Training I
This 50-hour intensive yoga teaching programme (6 days) comprises 4 sections:


1. Yin yoga asanas

This section covers the theory and practice for teaching 20 yin yoga poses, including their specific characteristics and their effects.


2. Anatomy is the key

Anatomical understanding of not only the individual bone structure but also the muscular, connective, fascial and ligament tissues is an essential prerequisite for an effective yoga teacher.
 

3. 7-point analysis principle for assists - theory

The Yin Yoga and Anatomy Teacher Training programme focuses less on teaching set assists and much more on introducing a 7-point analysis principle, which you can then use for every known yoga pose and for each individual student.


4. 7-point analysis principle - practical tests

In the Yin Yoga and Anatomy Teacher Training programme, we’ll study and apply a series of practical tests for analysing the bone structure, compression and tension of our students.  We will have the opportunity to learn – in a safe environment – to read a human being, to sense our own limitations and to test and recognise those of others.  Eventually, with the benefit of myriad insights and enhanced self-awareness, we will be able to assess the needs and limitations of any individual student.

The foundation has been laid.

This training is suitable for already certified and aspiring yoga teachers as well as dedicated yoga students, who wish for a deeper understanding of Yin Yoga and Yoga Anatomy for their teaching and/or own practice.

On successful completion of all assignments and 100% attendance of this training, students will be awarded a Yoga Alliance 50 hour certificate which can be counted towards our 200 hour Yin Therapy Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training programme or Continuing Education with Yoga Alliance.


For more information please go to Planet Yoga

 
 
Buddha's Way & Yin Yoga Immersion (German) - Zurich, Switzerland
May
7
May 8

Buddha's Way & Yin Yoga Immersion (German) - Zurich, Switzerland

  • Atha Yoga Zollikon (in Zurich)

Buddha's Way & Yin Yoga Immersion at Atha Yoga Zollikon (near Zurich) (in German)

For all levels from beginners to experienced yoga practitioners and yoga teachers.

"Everything begins with us and ends with us.  There is no situation or person responsible for causing ourselves stress,  just ourselves." - Markus Henning Giess

Buddha's Way:

  • Learning the reality from a different perspective and in doing so, reducing stress. 
  • Learning to focus one's awareness and and perception for what it really is.
  • Learning to know one's mind through thought, emotion, reaction.
  • Learning to understand the Interrupter and how to release emotional states

„We come out of our egos and into our selves.  The life can be so much easier then what we see, feel and think."  - Markus Henning Giess

This weekend promises be a deeply personal journey within.

Buddha's Way & Yin Yoga Immersion

Theory:
•    How does the mind function?
•    Buddha's Way – the way out of suffering
•    How does the mind cause dis-ease? 
•    How does stress arise?
•    What happens in the body under stress? 
•    Stress – Fear - Ego
•    consciousness, perception, personal responsibility
•    to see the life as it really is
•    poisons of the mind
•    doctrines, patterns, values, programs, identification und conditioning
•    Thoughts – Emotions – Reactions
•    The Interrupter – The Observer – Who observes?
•    what happens in the body during meditation
•    meditation & breath
•    yin yoga, the perfect preparation for meditation ´physically and psychologically´

Practice:
•    Practical meditation exercises for one's individual practice and to pass on to one's students!
•    3 yin yoga classes
•    Deep breathing meditations with variations
•    Gratefulness meditation
•    Deep relaxing - body scan
•    Universal Meditation
•    Namasté Meditation
•    Silent Meditation

The guided yin yoga classes will be taught with the focus on the more meditative, spiritual and energetic aspects of yin yoga in keeping with Buddha's meditation und Buddha's Way.

For those who have already experienced our Yin Yoga & Anatomy workshops,  you will already know that we always connect the physical function of the poses in our classes making our classes tangible, understandable and clear (and sometimes with a bit of humour thrown in for good measure!)

We look forward to seeing you there.


For more information, please go to Atha Yoga Zollikon (near Zurich)

 
 
Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training II (German) - Bremen, Germany
Apr
25
Apr 30

Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training II (German) - Bremen, Germany

  • Vinyaloft Bremen

Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training II - Vinya Loft Yogastudio, Bremen (in German)

"Tell me, and I will forget. Show me, and I may remember. Involve me, and I will understand."" (Confucius)

Confucius’ saying reflects the emphasis of this particular Yin Yoga Teacher Training where the focus is on sensing, feeling, experiencing the yin yoga practice and the unique anatomy of our individual bone structure for ourselves.  You will be analysing yourselves and each other, conducting passive assists as well as experiencing compression and tension amongst your fellow students.  Through this very much hands on, practical approach your knowledge and understanding will be increased tenfold.


Welcome to Yin Yoga Teacher Training II
This 50-hour intensive yoga teaching programme (6 days) comprises 6 sections:

1. Yin yoga asanas

In this continuance of our yin yoga teacher training programme, we concentrate mainly on the 9 awareness points of functional yoga.


2. Anatomy is the key

As well as analysing compression, we’ll study the tension of the muscular and fascial tissues and the effect of these on the asana practice.  This will allow us to offer our students logical assists.


3. 7-point analysis principle for assists - theory

In this section of the training schedule, we’ll improve our knowledge of the 7-point analysis principle.
 

4. Application of the 7-point analysis principle – tests and analysis of assists/adjustments

In this element of the training programme, we’ll focus on applying the 7-point analysis principle for assists and – working with the student – study ways of analysing yoga poses on the basis of compression and tension, orientation of the joints, and proportions.

To do this, we’ll learn tests from the Yin Yoga and Anatomy Teacher Training I programme then apply them to our fellow students.

One special feature of this series of tests will be analysing a shoulder stand in detail. This is a sneak preview for the Yin Yoga and Anatomy Teacher Training level III programme, where we’ll focus on the upper body and extremities.


5. Passive Assists

In section 5 we learn passive, hand-on assists.


6. Yin Therapy - the therapeutic benefits of Yin Yoga

In YYTT II, we establish a basic understanding of how – using Yin Therapy's approach – we can employ the therapeutic elements of Yin Yoga to support our students’ individual and specific physical and emotional issues.

According to statistics, 25% of the yoga students who come to us took up yoga originally precisely because they have these specific problems.


Students must have completed our Yin Yoga and Anatomy Teacher Training I programme to be able to participate in the Yin Yoga and Anatomy Teacher Training II programme.


On successful completion of all assignments and 100% attendance of this training, students will be awarded a Yoga Alliance 50 hour certificate which can be counted towards our 200 hour Yin Therapy Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training programme or Continuing Education with Yoga Alliance.
 

For more information please go to Vinyaloft Bremen

 
 
Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training I (German) - Bremen, Germany
Apr
18
Apr 23

Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training I (German) - Bremen, Germany

  • Vinyaloft Bremen

Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training I - Vinya Loft Yogastudio, Bremen (in German)

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” (Confucius)

In this certified Level I (50 hour) training of our 200 hour Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training programme, we not only learn the 20 basic yin yoga poses in theory and in practice, we also discover a sense of security when teaching, through developing an anatomical understanding of skeletal variation.

We learn to employ the 7 point analysis principle to understand each yoga pose as well as the individual and unique bodies of not only ourselves but also our students. In turn this enables us to offer logical assists and variations.  Anatomy is the key. 
 

Welcome to Yin Yoga Teacher Training I
This 50-hour intensive yoga teaching programme (6 days) comprises 4 sections:


1. Yin yoga asanas

This section covers the theory and practice for teaching 20 yin yoga poses, including their specific characteristics and their effects.


2. Anatomy is the key

Anatomical understanding of not only the individual bone structure but also the muscular, connective, fascial and ligament tissues is an essential prerequisite for an effective yoga teacher.
 

3. 7-point analysis principle for assists - theory

The Yin Yoga and Anatomy Teacher Training programme focuses less on teaching set assists and much more on introducing a 7-point analysis principle, which you can then use for every known yoga pose and for each individual student.


4. 7-point analysis principle - practical tests

In the Yin Yoga and Anatomy Teacher Training programme, we’ll study and apply a series of practical tests for analysing the bone structure, compression and tension of our students.  We will have the opportunity to learn – in a safe environment – to read a human being, to sense our own limitations and to test and recognise those of others.  Eventually, with the benefit of myriad insights and enhanced self-awareness, we will be able to assess the needs and limitations of any individual student.

The foundation has been laid.

This training is suitable for already certified and aspiring yoga teachers as well as dedicated yoga students, who wish for a deeper understanding of Yin Yoga and Yoga Anatomy for their teaching and/or own practice.

On successful completion of all assignments and 100% attendance of this training, students will be awarded a Yoga Alliance 50 hour certificate which can be counted towards our 200 hour Yin Therapy Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training programme or Continuing Education with Yoga Alliance.


For more information please go to Vinyaloft Bremen at:
http://www.vinyaloft.de/teacher-trainings/18-23-april-2016-yin-yoga-teacher-training1-assists-anatomie-50-stunden/