Yin Yoga Teacher Training
Develop your knowledge of the fundamentals of Yin Yoga by attending a yoga education retreat that will give you a solid foundation in this ancient system of a human beings internal world of experience.
The Yin & Yang theory has been around for thousands of years and is slowly growing back into human consciousness at an alarmingly fast pace. But understanding what the Yin aspect of experience can be quite hard to comprehend for the everyday person. This is why we have set up a Yin training course that uses yoga postures to allow us to experience the true benefits of this system.
Yin refers to our internal experience whereas Yang is all outside in our external perception. Yin is our emotional experience and also refers to the sensations in the body and the feelings that we have based on what is being perceived in the outside world. The Yin is the subjective internal dialogue that takes place when we see something that creates either a reaction or a response. A Yin approach to what is being perceived would mean that we are able to take a step back and process how we feel in the moment. Where a more Yang approach would be simply to fly off the handle and react with anger which is not usually very helpful to us in our family and social life.
When we apply this philosophy to our yoga posture practice by spending more time in the position then we get a real sensation and feeling that the body position is really getting deep into the tissue and compressing the joints. Yin yoga is about finding the balance between compression and tension while surrendering and allowing the intensity of the sensation to be present. When we are in each posture we spend a little time observing how the mind is responding by becoming aware of any thoughts that arise from deep within the body. In yoga, we see the body as being a universe of stored experiences and when we look at the organs and the emotion they hold then we can understand exactly why.
Our fear is usually related to low kidney chi and when the chi is not flowing the first emotional manifestation can be anxiety. When the liver chi is not flowing freely the emotion is anger and if not dealt with can lead to rage. When the spleen is not functioning correctly then pensiveness and worry manifest. The lungs are related to grief and the heart is related to compassion or a state of peacefulness. At Yoga Evolution Retreats we hold a comprehensive course that will give you a solid foundation in the Yin aspect of Chinese medicine and the different practices. You will learn which sequences affect the different organs and how to unblock the meridians by performing simple Qi Gong movements.
Qi Gong literally means energy work and by performing the simple but very effective sequences you start to release the Facia of the body which then gets the blood moving into that area of the body. As a therapist and yoga teacher, we have to have a lot of tools at our disposal and Yin Yoga is one of those tools that can help a person come back from illness and be full of health and vitality.