Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training III
"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.
Welcome to Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training III
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.
Students must have completed our YYTTI and II programmes to be able to participate in the YYTTIII programme.
This 50 hour intensive programme 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.
This 6 day / 50-hour certified intensive yoga teaching programme comprises 5 sections:
1. Yin yoga asanas
In this yin yoga teacher training asana practice, we will concentrate, besides the usual yin practice on the upper body including shoulder, shoulder girdle, shoulder/neck region, wrists and as in level II – variations, passive assists, as well as exploring creative and undogmatic approaches to our own yoga practice and that of our students.
2. Anatomy is the key
In YYTT II, we focused on the pelvic girdle, thigh and lower back.
In YYTT III, we will learn about the muscle groups of the upper body as well as their function in yoga, and will look more closely at – for example – the shoulder cuff, which has a significant influence on our yang yoga practice. We’ll study the origins and insertions of the muscles, understand their function, and look at muscular and fascial chains as well as examine their role and effect on our yin yoga and yang yoga practice.
3. 7-point analysis principle for assists
In this section of the training, we will 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.
To do this, we will devote some time to analysing compression and tension in the shoulder joint and will also look at how this affects several yang yoga asanas such as warrior, downward-facing dog, shoulder stand and headstand. This means your understanding of skeletal variations won’t be restricted exclusively to yin yoga asanas.
We will recognise and understand why yoga props can be very useful for releasing tension from the muscles or altering the angle of the joint, thereby avoiding compression and avoiding injuries.
Within the group we will also carry out certain assist tests, whereby we give everyone the same assist and evaluate statistically whether a particular assist is universally valid.
Does one assist work for everyone?
The analysis principle provides a safety net, as it allows us to experience new ways of reading people, as well as enabling us to offer alternative assists so we can help each student individually.
Having now established strong foundations for our yoga practice, we are ready to progress to the next level.
5. Yin Therapy
In this section we will continue where we left off in YYTTII in our exploration into Yin Therapy's holistic approach and the profound 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 Yin Therapy's third 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
We hope you enjoy YYTT III :-)
On successful completion 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.