Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training IV - Flying Masters, Melbourne
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. Theory – Meditation, Pranayama and Anatomy
Teaching the theory of meditation (dharana – concentration / dhyana – seeing what is), 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, 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:
Chakra meditation over two days
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:
Exoteric & esoteric
The Little Yoga Way - life in balance
Dr Motoyama’s perspective on chakras, meridians and healing
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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.
Recommended Reading List (before the commencement of the training):
Christopher Key Chapple “Yoga and the Luminous – Patanjali’s Spiritual Path to Freedom”
Sri Swami Satchidananda “The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali”
Paramahansa Yogananada & Kryananda “Demystifying Patanjali: The Yoga Sutras (Aphorisms): The Wisdom of Paramahansa Yogananda”
We also recommend writings and commentaries from Iyengar, Feuerstein and Miller.
Super Saver: AU$1100 (If booked and paid 6 months advance)
Early Bird: AU$1250 (If booked and paid 3 months advance)
Full Price: AU$1380
*Further discount available when booking two or more levels together: AU$50 off discount when booking TWO levels together at once; AU$100 off discount when booking THREE levels together at once; AU$150 off discount when booking FOUR levels together at once.
Mon - Sat 8:30am – 5:30pm
726 High St, Armadale, Melbourne VIC 3143
For more information and bookings, please visit Flying Masters