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Yin Yoga Weekend Immersion (English) - New Plymouth, NEW ZEALAND
Dec
1
to Dec 2

Yin Yoga Weekend Immersion (English) - New Plymouth, NEW ZEALAND

Yin Yoga Weekend Immersion with Sanctuary Hill, New Plymouth (in English)

This Yin Yoga Weekend Immersion is suitable for yoga teachers and also yoga students

Saturday 1 December
Morning Session (11.00am - 2.00pm)
Yin Yoga - The Six Senses

"Some people are so afraid to die that they never begin to live." - Henry Van Dyke

Many of us are not only afraid of dying!
Many of us are afraid of living and are stressed and overwhelmed from the constant changing state of emotions such as grief, anger, frustration, love, happiness. <
Many of us detest ourselves throughout life and criticise for example, our own bodies (too big, too thin, too tall, too small) covering up our deep-seated fears of being criticised, ridiculed or not being good enough.
A deep-seated feeling within us says "you are not (good) enough".

It appears that we simply have no idea how to live a happy life.

Instead of experiencing the miracle of life - our existence as part of nature, we distract ourselves from it and deal with life the best we can.

At the end of life, most of us are full of regret.

Author, songwriter and international speaker Bronnie Ware wrote a best-selling memoir “The Top Five Regrets of the Dying” after countless conversations with dying people with the five main regrets being:
1. I wish I'd had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me
2. I wish I hadn't worked so hard
3. I wish I'd had the courage to express my feelings
4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends
5. I wish that I had let myself be happier

In this Yin Yoga session, we explore the art of living through the six senses with which we perceive life!

We will discuss how to overcome our ignorance of the Queens and Kings (ourselves), how to deal with fear, frustration and anger and how to nourish one’s happiness through mindfulness.

We introduce a powerful tool, a sound which brings us back to the here and now - to live life in the present and without regrets in the future.


Afternoon Session (3.30pm - 6.30pm)
in Yoga - Why Are You Here?

Why Are You Here is posed at the beginning of class to lend more depth and purpose to your yoga practice.
Why Are You Here awakens consciousness, urging you to respond.

But what is the underlying purpose of our yoga practice and our lives? Why are we here?

Theory
In an initial lecture, we delineate the yogic view of the question why we are here and explain what our purpose in this life could be!  

Meditation and Contemplation
During a guided meditation, we will touch on every area of your life as you meditate on the question:
"Why am I here?"

A deeply personal and intense experience!

Yin Yoga Asana Practice
We will conclude the afternoon session with a Yin Yoga asana practice guiding, and integrating the charged mental energy throughout our bodies. Yin Yoga has a mental, emotional, energetic and physical effect. Following this very personal and intensive mediation/contemplation, we can expect response in all areas of our lives.

This asana practice can be challenging on all levels!

Are you ready to encounter your true self?


Sunday 2 December
Morning Session (9.00am - 12.00pm)
Pure Yin Yoga & Meditation Practice

We will conclude the immersion with a deep 3 hour practical Yin Yoga asana & meditation practice, integrating the philosophical aspects from the previous day’s sessions.

The hours from this weekend immersion can be used towards Continuing Education with Yoga Alliance for registered teachers.

Fee
NZ$175 / $155 (early bird offer if fully paid by 31 October 2018)

Location
Sanctuary Hill Retreat, 109 Veale Rd, Ridgewood, New Plymouth 4371

Accommodation
Sanctuary Hill can offer accommodation for out of towners, please contact us to provide costs: sanctuaryhillretreat@outlook.com or 021 081 66486 with Bhavani

Further information at Sanctuary Hill

 
 
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Candlelight Yin Yoga Class (English) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND
Nov
23
6:30 PM18:30

Candlelight Yin Yoga Class (English) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND

Candlelight Yin Yoga Class at Contemporary Yoga Centre, Auckland
(in English)

Yin Therapy, together with five dedicated and experienced Yoga teachers at Contemporary Yoga Centre in Auckland, will be offering Friday night rotating Yoga classes of Restorative, Yin, Nidra and Moon Vinyasa.

Karin will be offering candlelight Yin Yoga practice on the following dates in 2018:
12 October / 23 November

Fee
NZ$30      Casual
NZ$125      5 Class Concession *
*Concession cards can be purchased directly at class and have a four month expiry date from purchase

Payment
Can be made by cash directly or bank transfer to Contemporary Yoga Centre at 06-0185-0507923-25. No EFTPOS.

Bookings
Classes are limited to 16 students to optimise learning and therefore bookings are essential for the Friday Night Yoga Gatherings.
For further queries click here
For bookings: karin@yintherapy.com

Venue
Contemporary Yoga Centre, 351 Remuera Road, Remuera Village, Auckland, New Zealand
(The centre is located across the road from the BNZ, down the alley and through the blue doorway on the left. The shop on the corner of the alley is called Blue Illusion)

 
 
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Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training IV (English) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND
Nov
12
to Nov 17

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

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Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training IV - Nyima Tashi Buddhist Centre, 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. 

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:

  •  Universal meditation
  • Chakra meditation over two days
  • 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:

  • Exoteric & esoteric
  • The Little Yoga Way - life in balance
  • 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.

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

Location
Nyima Tashi Buddhist Centre, 30b Pollen Street, Ponsonby

Investment
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)

For any further enquires, please contact Yin Therapy

 
 
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Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training III (English) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND
Nov
4
to Nov 9

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

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Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training III - Nyima Tashi Buddhist Centre, 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.

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.

We focus our attention on the individual bone structure, muscles and facial chains of the upper body and discover the implications for our yin and yang yoga practice. Through many different tests, analysis, variations and suggestions for therapeutic benefit e.g. shoulder neck pain, we learn to appreciate the person as a whole.

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

1. Yin Yoga Asanas

In this yin yoga teacher training course, we concentrate on the upper body eg. shoulder, scapula, shoulder/neck, wrists and as in level II, on the many variations of relevant poses. Furthermore, with special exercises, we begin to discover, experience and differentiate between blood, breath, nerves and chi flow within our own bodies.


2. Blood, Nerves, Breath, Chi

Heartbeat, blood circulation, nerve impulses, breath circulation are fluctuations within the body that can distract one's ability to sense the underlying chi flow and can often be misinterpreted by many experienced yoga students and teachers for the chi flow eg. blood circulation for chi flow.

We delve into the anatomical function of the blood, nerves breath and clarify with practical exercises, how to consciously feel blood, nerves, breath to enable us to place these sensations to the periphery.

What remains is chi.


3. Energy, Mantras & Philosophy

In this module, we begin our journey into energy work, mantras & yoga philosophy and slowly become familiar with the teachings of reincarnation, karma, the 3 realms, Patanjali's sutras, tantric chakra teachings, nadis (meridian theory) & mantra work.

Here is where we discover the key to our true spiritual growth.
 

4. Upper Body Anatomy - Analyse, Tests & Passive Assists

In YYTT III, we learn the muscle groups of the upper body, their function and explore in detail various aspects eg. rotator cuff, scapula etc.

We analyse compression and tension of the shoulder joint and explain and show it's relevance to yang yoga asanas (Downward Facing Dog, Warrior), to demonstrate how individual bone structure not only limits and affects our Yin Yoga asana practice.


5. Yin Therapy

In YYTT II, we established a fundamental understanding of how Yin Yoga can enhance and restore balance for ourselves and our students from a physical and mental aspect.

In YYTT III, we delve deeper.

Students must have completed Yin Therapy's YYTT I and II courses to be eligible to participate in our YYTT III.

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 course or Continuing Education hours with Yoga Alliance for registered teachers.


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

Schedule
4 - 9 November 2018
Sun - Fri 8:30am – 5:30pm (with a 1 hour lunch break)

Location
Nyima Tashi Buddhist Centre, 30b Pollen Street, Ponsonby

Investment
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)

For any further enquires, please contact Yin Therapy

 
 
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7th Inside Yoga Conference (German) - Frankfurt, Germany
Oct
26
to Oct 28

7th Inside Yoga Conference (German) - Frankfurt, Germany

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7th Inside Yoga Conference in Frankfurt, Germany (in German)

Markus' Workshops and Classes at the 7th Inside Yoga Conference.


Friday 26.10.2018 (Pre-Conference) from 2pm - 5pm

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


Saturday 27.10.2018 from 5pm - 6.30pm

Yin Yoga Masterclass: The Rebound
Westin Grand, Konrad-Adenauer-Strasse 7, 60313 Frankfurt


Sunday 28.10.2018 from 10.30am - 12pm

Yin Yoga Masterclass: Why Are You Here?
Westin Grand, Konrad-Adenauer-Strasse 7, 60313 Frankfurt


Sunday 28.10.2018 from 5pm - 6.30pm

Yin Yoga Masterclass: Yin Yoga & the Six Senses
Westin Grand, Konrad-Adenauer-Strasse 7, 60313 Frankfurt


7. Inside Yoga Conference Programme

For more information and bookings for the Inside Yoga Conference

 
 
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Buddha's Way & Yin Yoga Workshop (German) - Aachen, GERMANY
Oct
21
9:00 AM09:00

Buddha's Way & Yin Yoga Workshop (German) - Aachen, GERMANY

Buddha's Way & Yin Yoga Workshop at Yogaworx, Aachen (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:

Sunday 21 October 2018
9:00am - 12pm & 1.30pm - 4.30pm

For more information, please go to Yogaworx

 
 
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Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training II (German) - Hamburg, GERMANY
Oct
14
to Oct 19

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

Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training II - Unit Yoga, 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 course (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 Analysing 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 Analysing 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.

Detailed Information
Click here for further information about YYTT II

Fee
Full Price €900 / Early Bird €800
(Early Bird offer when booked and fully paid by 7 July 2018)

Schedule
Sun 14.10.2018 - Fri 19.10.2017
8.00 - 12.00Uhr & 13.30 - 17.30Uhr

Location
Unit Yoga Hamburg, Leinpfad 75, 22299 Hamburg

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Candlelight Yin Yoga Class (English) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND
Oct
12
6:30 PM18:30

Candlelight Yin Yoga Class (English) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND

Candlelight Yin Yoga Class at Contemporary Yoga Centre, Auckland
(in English)

Yin Therapy, together with five dedicated and experienced Yoga teachers at Contemporary Yoga Centre in Auckland, will be offering Friday night rotating Yoga classes of Restorative, Yin, Nidra and Moon Vinyasa.

Karin will be offering candlelight Yin Yoga practice on the following dates in 2018:
12 October / 23 November

Fee
NZ$30      Casual
NZ$125      5 Class Concession *
*Concession cards can be purchased directly at class and have a four month expiry date from purchase

Payment
Can be made by cash directly or bank transfer to Contemporary Yoga Centre at 06-0185-0507923-25. No EFTPOS.

Bookings
Classes are limited to 16 students to optimise learning and therefore bookings are essential for the Friday Night Yoga Gatherings.
For further queries click here
For bookings: karin@yintherapy.com

Venue
Contemporary Yoga Centre, 351 Remuera Road, Remuera Village, Auckland, New Zealand
(The centre is located across the road from the BNZ, down the alley and through the blue doorway on the left. The shop on the corner of the alley is called Blue Illusion)

 
 
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Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training I (German) - Hamburg, GERMANY
Oct
7
to Oct 12

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

Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training I - Unit Yoga, 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 Analysing 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 Analysing 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.

Detailed Information
Click here for further information about YYTT I

Fee
Full Price €900 / Early Bird €800
(Early Bird offer when booked and fully paid by 7 July 2018)

Schedule
Sun 07.10.2018 - Fri 12.10.2017
8.00 - 12.00Uhr & 13.30 - 17.30Uhr

Location
Unit Yoga Hamburg, Leinpfad 75, 22299 Hamburg

For more info and booking Unit Yoga Hamburg

 
 
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Yin Yoga & Anatomy Workshop (German) - Hamburg, GERMANY
Oct
6
10:00 PM22:00

Yin Yoga & Anatomy Workshop (German) - Hamburg, GERMANY

Yin Yoga & Anatomy Workshop at Unit Yoga Hamburg
(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 Workshop
9-00am - 12pm

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


Workshop II - Yoga Anatomy Workshop
1.00pm - 4.00pm

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?

Schedule
9:00am – 12.00pm & 1pm - 4pm

Investment
One session: €60
Both sessions: €105

Location:
Unit Yoga Hamburg, Leinpfad 75, 22299 Hamburg

For more information please go to Unit Yoga Hamburg

 
 
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Yin Yoga & Anatomy Workshop (German) - Wiesbaden, GERMANY
Sep
30
11:00 PM23:00

Yin Yoga & Anatomy Workshop (German) - Wiesbaden, GERMANY

Yin Yoga & Anatomy Workshop at UNIT Yoga, Wiesbaden
(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?

Schedule
Sun 30 September 2018
9:00am – 12.00pm & 1pm - 4pm

Fee
One session: €60 (GST exempt)
Both sessions: €105 (GST exempt)

Location:
UNIT Yoga Wiesbaden, Biebricher Allee 30, 65187 Wiesbaden

For more information please go to UNIT Yoga Wiesbaden

 
 
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Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training I (German) - Frankfurt, GERMANY
Sep
24
to Sep 29

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

  • Inside Yoga Frankfurt (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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 course (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 Analysing 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 Analysing 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.

Detailed Information
Click here for further information about YYTT I

Fee
€900

Schedule
Fri 27.04. – Wed 2.05.2018
8:00am – 5:00pm

Location
Inside Yoga Frankfurt, Stephanstraße 3, Frankfurt 60313

For enquiries and bookings, please visit Inside Yoga

 
 
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Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training II (German) - Vienna, AUSTRIA
Sep
16
to Sep 21

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

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 course (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 Analysing 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 Analysing 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.

Detailed Information
Click here for further information about YYTT II

Cost
Full Price €899 / Early Bird €799
(Early Bird offer when booked and fully paid by 16.06.2018)

Schedule
Sun 16.09.2018: 7.00 - 9.30Uhr & 12.00 - 17.30Uhr
Mon 10.09. - Fri 14.09.2018: 7.30 – 16.30Uhr

Location
Power Yoga Vienna, Franz-Hochedlinger-Gasse 4, Wien 1020, Austria

For more info and booking Power Yoga Vienna

 
 
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Candlelight Yin Yoga Class (English) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND
Sep
14
6:30 PM18:30

Candlelight Yin Yoga Class (English) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND

Candlelight Yin Yoga Class at Contemporary Yoga Centre, Auckland
(in English)

Yin Therapy, together with 4 dedicated and experienced Yoga teachers at Contemporary Yoga Centre in Auckland, will be offering Friday night rotating Yoga classes of Restorative, Yin, Nidra and Moon Vinyasa.

Karin will be offering candlelight Yin Yoga practice on the following dates in 2018:
14 September / 12 October / 23 November

Fee
NZ$30      Casual
NZ$125      5 Class Concession *
*Concession cards can be purchased directly at class and have a four month expiry date from purchase

Payment
Can be made by cash directly or bank transfer to Contemporary Yoga Centre at 06-0185-0507923-25. No EFTPOS.

Bookings
Classes are limited to 16 students to optimise learning and therefore bookings are essential for the Friday Night Yoga Gatherings.
For further queries click here
For bookings: karin@yintherapy.com

Venue
Contemporary Yoga Centre, 351 Remuera Road, Remuera Village, Auckland, New Zealand
(The centre is located across the road from the BNZ, down the alley and through the blue doorway on the left. The shop on the corner of the alley is called Blue Illusion)

 
 
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Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training I (German) - Vienna, AUSTRIA
Sep
9
to Sep 14

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

Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training I - Power Yoga Vienna
(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 Analysing 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 Analysing 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.

Detailed Information
Click here for further information about YYTT I

Fee
Full Price €899 / Early Bird €799
(Early Bird offer when booked and fully paid by 09.06.2018)

Schedule
Sun 09.09.2018: 7.00 - 9.30Uhr & 12.00 - 17.30Uhr
Mon 10.09. - Fri 14.09.2018: 7.30 – 16.30Uhr

Location
Power Yoga Vienna, Franz-Hochedlinger-Gasse 4, Wien 1020, Austria

For more info and booking Power Yoga Vienna

 
 
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Yin Yoga Masterclasses (German) - Vienna, AUSTRIA
Sep
8
9:30 PM21:30

Yin Yoga Masterclasses (German) - Vienna, AUSTRIA

Yin Yoga Masterclass - Power Yoga Vienna
(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
9.00am – 11:30am & 1pm - 3.30pm

Fee
Full Price €99 / Early Bird €79
(Early Bird offer when booked and fully paid by 08.06.2018)

For more information please go to Power Yoga Vienna

 
 
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Yin Yoga - The Rebound Workshop (English) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND
Aug
26
12:00 PM12:00

Yin Yoga - The Rebound Workshop (English) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND

Yin Yoga - The Rebound Workshop - Yoga Centre for Higher Self, Wellington (in English)

The journey from the gross to the subtle body.

“With each yoga asana practice, we have the privilege of experiencing an inner journey from the gross to the subtle body and through this, insight arises out of the practice. The wonder and healing unfolds during the rebound.” - Markus Giess

Experience and enjoy the journey inwards.

We will stimulate the energy of your body through the mind, the breath, the voice (vibration) and with the body.

Experience and enjoy the journey inwards.

We will stimulate the energy of your body through the mind, the breath, the voice (vibration) and with the body.

In the rebound, we will experience the gentle, undulating to the strong and powerful electrical stimulation of the chakra and meridian systems, which has a powerful effect on the physical, emotional, energetic and mental planes. A potent experience that you will not easily forget.

Practice:
Chakra Pranayama Meditation – Rebound – feel, see, hear
Bija Mantras – Rebound – feel, see, hear
Yin Yoga Asana Practice – Rebound –  feel, see, hear
Silent Meditation

The hours from this workshop can be used towards Continuing Education with Yoga Alliance for registered teachers.

Investment
Sunday workshop only        NZ$80
Both Sat & Sun workshops  NZ$150
(Yin Yoga & Skeletal Variations & The Rebound Workshops)

Schedule
Sunday 26 August 2018    12.00pm - 4.00pm
(Free Info Talk RYT200 Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training on Saturday 25 August 2018 6.15pm - 6.45pm)

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

For further information please visit Yoga Centre for Higher Self

 
 
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Free Info Talk - 200hr Yin Yoga Teacher Training (English) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND
Aug
25
6:15 PM18:15

Free Info Talk - 200hr Yin Yoga Teacher Training (English) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND

Free Info Talk about our RYT200 Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training - Yoga Centre for Higher Self, Wellington
(in English)

Saturday 25 August 2018   6.15pm - 6.45pm

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 (internationally 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.

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.

Everyone is welcome. 


Schedule
Saturday 25 August 2018   6.15pm - 6.45pm
(following the Yin Yoga & Skeletal Variations Workshop)

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

For further information please visit Yoga Centre for Higher Self

 
 
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Yin Yoga & Skeletal Variations Workshop (English) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND
Aug
25
1:00 PM13:00

Yin Yoga & Skeletal Variations Workshop (English) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND

Yin Yoga & Skeletal Variations Workshop - Yoga Centre for Higher Self, Wellington (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.

We will discuss skeletal variation, see for ourselves just how different our bone structures really are and in doing so, discover the shortfall of classic alignment rules. When we understand the importance of respecting our own unique bone structure, we can determine our own individual alignment and consequently discover our own very unique yoga asana practice – maximising the benefits and minimising the risk of injury.

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 will 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 will 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?

The hours from this workshop can be used towards Continuing Education with Yoga Alliance for registered teachers.

Investment
Saturday workshop             NZ$100
Both Sat & Sun workshops  NZ$150
(Yin Yoga & Skeletal Variations & The Rebound Workshops)

Schedule
Saturday 25 August 2018    1.00pm - 6.00pm
Saturday 25 August 2018   6.15pm - 6.45pm   Free Info Talk - RYT200 Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training)

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

For more information please visit Yoga Centre for Higher Self

 
 
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Candlelight Yin Yoga Class (English) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND
Jul
27
6:30 PM18:30

Candlelight Yin Yoga Class (English) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND

Candlelight Yin Yoga Class at Contemporary Yoga Centre, Auckland
(in English)

CYC-Friday-Night-Yoga.jpg

Yin Therapy, together with 4 dedicated and experienced Yoga teachers at Contemporary Yoga Centre in Auckland, will be offering Friday night rotating Yoga classes of Restorative, Yin, Nidra and Moon Vinyasa.

Karin will be offering candlelight Yin Yoga practice on the following dates in 2018:
11 May / 13 July / 27 July / 14 September / 12 October / 23 November

Fee
NZ$30      Casual
NZ$125      5 Class Concession *
*Concession cards can be purchased directly at class and have a four month expiry date from purchase

Payment
Can be made by cash directly or bank transfer to Contemporary Yoga Centre at 06-0185-0507923-25. No EFTPOS.

Bookings
Classes are limited to 16 students to optimise learning and therefore bookings are essential for the Friday Night Yoga Gatherings.
For further queries click here
For bookings: karin@yintherapy.com

Venue
Contemporary Yoga Centre, 351 Remuera Road, Remuera Village, Auckland, New Zealand
(The centre is located across the road from the BNZ, down the alley and through the blue doorway on the left. The shop on the corner of the alley is called Blue Illusion)

 
 
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Candlelight Yin Yoga Class (English) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND
Jul
13
6:30 PM18:30

Candlelight Yin Yoga Class (English) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND

Candlelight Yin Yoga Class at Contemporary Yoga Centre, Auckland
(in English)

Yin Therapy, together with 4 dedicated and experienced Yoga teachers at Contemporary Yoga Centre in Auckland, will be offering Friday night rotating Yoga classes of Restorative, Yin, Nidra and Moon Vinyasa.

Karin will be offering candlelight Yin Yoga practice on the following dates in 2018:
11 May / 13 July / 27 July / 14 September / 12 October / 23 November

Please click here or on the image to the right to view the flyer with the complete 2018 listing of Friday yoga offerings.


Fee
NZ$30      Casual
NZ$125      5 Class Concession *
*Concession cards can be purchased directly at class and have a four month expiry date from purchase

Payment
Can be made by cash directly or bank transfer to Contemporary Yoga Centre at 06-0185-0507923-25. No EFTPOS.

Bookings
Classes are limited to 16 students to optimise learning and therefore bookings are essential for the Friday Night Yoga Gatherings.
For further queries click here
For bookings: karla@contemporaryyoga.nz

Venue
Contemporary Yoga Centre, 351 Remuera Road, Remuera Village, Auckland, New Zealand
(The centre is located across the road from the BNZ, down the alley and through the blue door on the left. The shop on the corner of the alley is called Blue Illusion)

 
 
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Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training II (English) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
Jul
2
to Jul 7

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

  • 726 High Street Armadale, VIC, 3143 Australia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training II - Flying Masters, Melbourne
(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.

"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 Analysing 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 Analysing 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.


Detailed Information
Click here for further information about YYTT II


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

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

Investment
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. 

Schedule
Mon - Sat 8:30am – 5:30pm

Location
726 High St, Armadale, Melbourne VIC 3143

For more information and bookings, please visit Flying Masters

 
 
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Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training I (English) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
Jun
25
to Jun 30

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

  • 726 High Street Armadale, VIC, 3143 Australia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training I - Flying Masters, Melbourne
(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.

“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.


Detailed Information
Click here for further information about YYTT I

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

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

Investment
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. 

Schedule
Mon - Sat 8:30am – 5:30pm 

Location
726 High St, Armadale, Melbourne VIC 3143

For more information and bookings, please visit Flying Masters

 
 
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Free Info Talk - 200hr Yin Yoga Teacher Training (English) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
Jun
24
5:15 PM17:15

Free Info Talk - 200hr Yin Yoga Teacher Training (English) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA

  • 726 High Street Armadale, VIC, 3143 Australia (map)
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Free Info Talk about our RYT200 Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training - Flying Masters, Melbourne
(in English)

Sunday 24 June 2018   5.15pm - 5.45pm

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.

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.

Everyone is welcome. No booking required.

Location
726 High St, Armadale, Melbourne VIC 3143

For more information, please visit Flying Masters

 
 
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Buddha's Way & Yin Yoga Immersion (English) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
Jun
23
to Jun 24

Buddha's Way & Yin Yoga Immersion (English) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA

  • 726 High Street Armadale, VIC, 3143 Australia (map)
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Buddha's Way & Yin Yoga Immersion - Flying Masters, Melbourne (in English)

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.


The hours from this weekend immersion can be used towards Continuing Education with Yoga Alliance for registered teachers.


Investment
AU$220

Schedule
23 & 24 June 2018    12.30pm - 5.00pm
(24 June 2018   5.15pm - 5.45pm RYT200 Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training - Free Info Talk)

Location
726 High St, Armadale, Melbourne VIC 3143

For more information and bookings, please visit Flying Masters

 
 
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11th Annual Evolution Asia Yoga Conference (English) - Hong Kong, CHINA
Jun
7
to Jun 10

11th Annual Evolution Asia Yoga Conference (English) - Hong Kong, CHINA

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11th Annual Evolution Asia Yoga Conference in Hong Kong, China (in English)

Yin Therapy is honoured to be a part of the 11th Annual Evolution Asia Yoga Conference in Hong Kong from 7 - 10 June 2018 - Asia’s largest event of its kind.

Markus Giess will join the 45+ international teaching faculty to offer Yin Yoga intensives and workshops over the 4 day event.

Markus' Workshops and classes at the 11th Annual Evolution Asia Yoga Conference.


Thursday 7 June 2018  10.30am - 1.30pm

Yin Therapy: Yin Yoga
You will be taken on a journey to “the other half” of yoga to discover the profound practice of Yin Yoga and its role in Yin Therapy.  We will discuss the unique therapeutic benefits and discover why Yin Yoga is a vital complementary practice for not only yoga teachers/practitioners but for everyone, especially those suffering from chronic back pain and/or stress related illnesses.

In the Yin Yoga asana class, you will experience, that when we truly listen and respect our bodies, it becomes a profoundly holistic and therapeutic practice.


Friday 8 June 2018  2.00pm - 5.00pm

Skeletal Variation: Understanding Individual Alignment
In recent years, the concept of “one alignment for all” has come under scrutiny in the international yoga world. Practitioners and teachers alike are recognising the limitations (and potential harm) of dogmatically following this rule.

We will discuss skeletal variation and its relevance to yoga asana practice. You will discover for yourself, how different our bone structures really are and in doing so, realise the shortfall of classic alignment rules. When you understand the importance of respecting your own unique bone structure, you will discover your individual alignment which will liberate your yoga asana practice as well as your students’ – maximising the benefits of the practice and minimising the risk of injury.


Saturday 9 June 2018  10.30am - 12.30pm

Yin Yoga - The Rebound
The Journey from the Gross to the Subtle Body

“With each yoga asana practice, we have the privilege of experiencing an inner journey from the gross to the subtle body and through this, insight arises out of the practice. The wonder and healing unfolds during the rebound.” - Markus Giess

Experience and enjoy the journey inwards.

We will practice chakra pranayama meditation, bija mantras, Yin Yoga asana practice, stimulating the energy of your body through the mind, the breath, the voice (vibration) and with the body. In the rebound that follows the practice, we will experience the gentle and undulating to the strong and powerful stimulation of the chakra and meridian systems, which has a profound effect on the physical, emotional, energetic and mental planes. A potent experience that you will not easily forget.

 

Sunday 10 June 2018  2.30pm - 4.30pm

Yin Yoga - Why Are We Here?
Why Are You Here is posed at the beginning of class to lend more depth and purpose to your yoga practice.
Why Are You Here awakens consciousness, urging you to respond.
But what is the underlying purpose of our yoga practice and our lives? Why are we here?

 We delineate the yogic view of the question why we are here and explain what our purpose in this life could be!  During a guided meditation, we will touch on all areas of your life as you meditate on the question: "Why am I here?"

 In the Yin Yoga asana practice you will guide and integrate the charged mental energy throughout your body. Yin Yoga has a mental, emotional, energetic and physical effect. Following this very personal and intensive mediation/contemplation, you can expect response in all areas of your life. This asana practice can be challenging on all levels!

 Are you ready to encounter your true self?


Pricing: please click here
(Early Bird offer until 30 April 2018 saving up to 30%)

Location: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, China

For more information and bookings: 11th Annual Evolution Asia Yoga Conference

 
 
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Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training IV (German) - Taunus (near Wiesbaden), GERMANY
May
20
to May 26

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

Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training IV - Seminarhaus Sampurna, Taunus
(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?
     

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:

  •  Universal meditation
  • Chakra meditation over two days
  • 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:

  • Exoteric & esoteric
  • The Little Yoga Way - life in balance
  • Dr Motoyama’s perspective on chakras, meridians and healing

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

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 20.05.2018 - 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 21.-25.05.2018 - 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 26.05.2018 - 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 bookings please contact Seminarhaus Sampurna

 
 
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Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training III (German) - Frankfurt, Germany
May
13
to May 18

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

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Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training III - Inside Yoga Frankfurt
(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 course, we concentrate on the upper body eg. shoulder, scapula, shoulder/neck, wrists and as in level II, on the many variations of relevant poses. Furthermore, with special exercises, we begin to discover, experience and differentiate between blood, breath, nerves and chi flow within our own bodies.


2. Blood, Nerves, Breath, Chi

Heartbeat, blood circulation, nerve impulses, breath circulation are fluctuations within the body that can distract one's ability to sense the underlying chi flow and can often be misinterpreted by many experienced yoga students and teachers for the chi flow eg. blood circulation for chi flow.

We delve into the anatomical function of the blood, nerves breath and clarify with practical exercises, how to consciously feel blood, nerves, breath to enable us to place these sensations to the periphery.

What remains is chi.


3. Energy, Mantras & Philosophy

In this module, we begin our journey into energy work, mantras & yoga philosophy and slowly become familiar with the teachings of reincarnation, karma, the 3 realms, Patanjali's sutras, tantric chakra teachings, nadis (meridian theory) & mantra work.

Here is where we discover the key to our true spiritual growth.
 

4. Upper Body Anatomy - Analyse, Tests & Passive Assists

In YYTT III, we learn the muscle groups of the upper body, their function and explore in detail various aspects eg. rotator cuff, scapula etc.

We analyse compression and tension of the shoulder joint and explain and show it's relevance to yang yoga asanas (Downward Facing Dog, Warrior), to demonstrate how individual bone structure not only limits and affects our Yin Yoga asana practice.


5. Yin Therapy

In YYTT II, we established a fundamental understanding of how Yin Yoga can enhance and restore balance for ourselves and our students from a physical and mental aspect.

In YYTT III, we delve deeper.

Students must have completed Yin Therapy's YYTT I and II courses to be eligible to participate in this YYTT III.

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 hours with Yoga Alliance registered teachers.

Fee
€900

Schedule
Fri 27.04. – Wed 2.05.2018
8:00am – 5:00pm

Location
Inside Yoga Frankfurt, Stephanstraße 3, Frankfurt 60313

For enquiries and bookings, please visit Inside Yoga Frankfurt

 
 
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Yin Yoga & Anatomy Workshop (German) - Frankfurt, GERMANY
May
12
10:00 PM22:00

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

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 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?

Schedule
9:00am – 12.00pm & 1pm - 4pm

Fee
One session: €60
Both sessions: €105

For more information please go to Inside Yoga Frankfurt

 
 
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Candlelight Yin Yoga Class (English) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND
May
11
6:30 PM18:30

Candlelight Yin Yoga Class (English) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND

Candlelight Yin Yoga Class at Contemporary Yoga Centre, Auckland
(in English)

Yin Therapy, together with 4 dedicated and experienced Yoga teachers at Contemporary Yoga Centre in Auckland, will be offering Friday night rotating Yoga classes of Restorative, Yin, Nidra and Moon Vinyasa.

Karin will be offering candlelight Yin Yoga practice on the following dates in 2018:
11 May / 13 July / 14 September / 12 October / 23 November

Please click here or on the image to the right to view the flyer with the complete 2018 listing of Friday yoga offerings.


Fee
NZ$30      Casual
NZ$125      5 Class Concession *
*Concession cards can be purchased directly at class and have a four month expiry date from purchase

Payment
Can be made by cash directly or bank transfer to Contemporary Yoga Centre at 06-0185-0507923-25. No EFTPOS.

Bookings
Classes are limited to 16 students to optimise learning and therefore bookings are essential for the Friday Night Yoga Gatherings.
For further queries click here
For bookings: karla@contemporaryyoga.nz

Venue
Contemporary Yoga Centre, 351 Remuera Road, Remuera Village, Auckland, New Zealand
(The centre is located across the road from the BNZ, down the alley and through the blue door on the left. The shop on the corner of the alley is called Blue Illusion)

 
 
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