Yin Yoga Applied to Vinyasa

Yin Yoga Applied to Vinyasa – 100hr RYT Certification
with Jamie Clarke

Applies to The Yoga People 500 Hour Teacher Training Program – Yoga Alliance.

COURSE DATES: 
Week 1: July 10, 11, 12 & 13
Week 2: July 17, 18, 19 & 20
Week 3: July 24, 25, 26 & 27

TEACHING TIMES:
Monday to Thursday, 9am – 5pm for 3 weeks.

YOUR INVESTMENT:
– Regular price: £1,600
– Non refundable deposit: £150 to guarantee a place on the course. Full payment is required before the course start date.
– Payment is by BACS to the Light Centre.

WHAT IS INCLUDED:
– Tuition, Materials & Yoga Alliance Certification.

BOOKINGS:
Please contact Chloe (chloe@lightcentre.com) for more information or to request a course pack.

“Yin Yoga: A Functional Approach to Teaching Vinyasa Yoga”

The Yin practice as an experiential understanding of how it applies to each of our unique structures/ bodies. We will now go beyond the Yin practice and poses to fully nourish the understanding of how the laws of tension and compression affect the daily dynamic practice that we know and love.

Course Overview
The course will be for current teachers and yoga students who have a committed yoga practice. As a platform, we will be developing knowledge of the Yin practice, with an experiential understanding of how it applies to each of our unique structures/ bodies. We will be further researching our bodies and bones, one by one, next to each other in Range of Motion comparisons. This will give a systematic insight that empowers teaching asana with greater wisdom than any standardized or formulaic approach. As such will use the modality of applied anatomy to work towards integrating a Target Area approach when we practice.

We will also understand why the Yin practice is fundamentally different than a dynamic yang experience and will get to tangible grips of why its process and technique is a bridge into meaningful and effective seated meditation.

Why is this course different? For the first time we will be taking the Range of Motion tests that give insight into a students skeletal variation understanding, but now the learning will be linked to their own daily Vinyasa routine that they practice or teach. Each test and their varied outcomes will relate back to a students yang practice in detail, each pose or sequence, with an open forum of review and discussion. We will now go beyond the Yin practice and poses to fully nourish the understanding of how the laws of tension and compression affect the daily dynamic practice that we know and love.

A typical day
9:00 — 9:30: Meditation / Pranayama
9:30 — 11:30: Practice
11:30 – 13:00: Yin Anatomy Analysis
14:00 — 16:00: Yin & Vinyasa Laboratory
16:00 — 17:00: Vinyasa Flow applied to Anatomy

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Q: If I take this course, can i teach Yin?
A: Yes. This 100 Hours course has comparable design to our straight Yin Foundations course. The emphasis is focused towards Vinyasa teachers and practitioners. The Yin practice will come with an explanation of the methodology and structure so students will feel comfortable leaving the training and teaching a Yin class. There will also be slices of academic and juicy Applied Anatomy which will relate specifically to the practice and how to teach it.

Q: Would I learn enough to put together a class?
A: Yes, you will able to teach a Yin Yoga class at the conclusion of the course. You will also understand a Vinyasa class with greater knowledge and skill. We will use range of motion analysis to understand what limits a yoga practice through tension and compression and then how this applies to a Vinyasa, dynamic yoga practice. We will breakdown a wide range of yoga poses and look at the Skeletal Variation of each student and then apply it to Vinyasa sequencing and transitions as well as key dynamic poses such as inversions, standing, seated and closing asanas.

Q: Is It Only Applied Anatomy?
A: No. A large part will be Applied (practical) Anatomy but there will also be Academic- visual learning. There will be illustrated, projector presentations as well as reviewed “text book” discussions on how the body theoretically fits together. We will spend time learning the 10 muscle groups, the 14 segments and 13 joints of the body as well as rich conversations on fascia and connective tissue. Context is key in comprehending this intriguing subject so we be using different perspectives of learning, which will lead to a deeper understanding.