Yin Yoga Workshop
- Yin and Yang are opposite sides of the same coin; they are two halves that create wholeness.
- Nothing is completely Yin or Yang. Even darkness (Yin) has some light (Yang) and the darkness of dusk is Yang compared to the darkness of midnight.
- Yin and Yang are not static. For example, the day flows into night and daylight is shorter at certain times of the year.
- Most yoga practiced in the West today is a Yang form of yoga, which emphasizes muscular contraction and fluid movement. Yin Yoga focuses on the connective (Yin) tissue of the hips, pelvis and lower spine.
- Yin tissue responds best to gentle stress that is held longer than Yang poses.
- Poses are practiced with relaxed muscles and act to strengthen and gently open connective tissue while stimulating the body’s subtle energy channels.
In our Yin Yoga Workshop, you’ll learn:
- Overview of Tensile and Compressive Forces in the Body
- Roots of Yin Yoga
- Three Pillars of Yin Yoga Theory
- Three Dimensions of Chi
- Meditation Practices
- Modern Meridian Theory
- Chakra Theory
- Bandha Practices
- Pose Breakdown and Benefits of Specific Yin Postures
- Pranayama Practices
- Yin Sequencing
- Yin Pose Modifications
A year or more of yoga practice is recommended to get the most benefit from this workshop.
Continuing Education Credits
This workshop counts as 24 contact CEC hours for Yoga Alliance RYTs.