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Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training IV (English) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND

  • Golden Yogi 46 Hurstmere Road Takapuna, Auckland 0622 New Zealand (map)

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

This training is suitable for experienced and aspiring yoga teachers and students alike who wish to enhance their knowledge of yin yoga – the quiet practice – and discover the anatomical and energetic theories of yin yoga for their own personal practice and/or with the intention to teach.

"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.

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 become 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 - the Ultimate Path of Yoga

In the yoga philosophy section, we study the ultimate path of practising yoga. We deepen our exploration by learning about the Samkhya philosophy - the Indian understanding of reincarnation, karma and an insight into their understanding of the universe and describe the path of a yogi.

We will intensify our study of Patanjali and his first four yoga sutras, and discuss in detail the eightfold path.

Furthermore, for inspiration we will look to the Buddha's way, his teachings and the path of a yogi from the exoteric to the esoteric from a Buddhist perspective. Here we will illustrate how essential meditation practice is. 

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 study 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. Meditation, Bandhas, Pranayama and Anatomy - Theory

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. Meditation, Bandhas, Pranayama and Anatomy - Practice

With the theoretical knowledge of meditation under our belts, we focus intensely each day on one of the following meditation themes 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 our Yin Therapy Meditation Retreat / Teacher Training course.
The Yin Therapy Meditation Course (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 fourth and final Yin Therapy module lie:

  • Exoteric & Esoteric
  • The Little Yoga Path = Health
  • Dr Motoyama’s perspective on chakras, meridians and healing

Students must have successfully completed our YYTT I - III courses to be eligible to participate in this YYTT IV course.

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 for registered teachers.

Detailed Information
Click here for further information about YYTT IV
Alternatively click here for a downloadable PDF with detailed information about the course.

NZ$1200 / NZ$1050 Early Bird offer (if paid in full by 31 July 2018)
Complete 200hour Teacher Training course NZ$4400 /
Early Bird offer NZ$3900 (if paid in full by 31 December 2017)
Contact Golden Yogi for further information:

12 - 17 November 2018
Mon - Fri 8:30am – 5:30pm (with a 1 hour lunch break)
Sat 9.30am - 6.30pm (with a 1 hour lunch break)

Golden Yogi, Level 1 / 46 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna, Auckland

For enquires and bookings, please go to Golden Yogi