*This yoga teacher training course is the first module of our new 300hr Yin Yoga Therapy TTC program; but it’s also a complete training on its own. Upon completion of this Yin Yoga TTC you will be ready to teach Yin yoga classes, but also you can use the 50 hours towards your 300hr Yin Yoga Therapy certification process. (More details about this new program here)
In this training course, you’ll study the what’s, why’s and how’s of Yin Yoga.
You will learn that what we practice is important but how we practice it is even more important. In Yin Yoga, we position our body in a particular pose and then let go of all muscular efforts and surrender to the floor for gravity to do the work. By doing so, we relax our muscles and apply moderate stress to the deepest layers of connective tissues of the body -tendons, fascia, and ligaments- improving the health and mobility of joints.
Our foundational 50-hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training Course provides all the tools, resources and knowledge you need to deepen your practice and to start teaching Yin Yoga to others. The functional approach of the course -based on skeletal variations and uniqueness of every and each practitioner- provides a renewed perspective of the yoga asanas.
If you love the benefits of the Yin Yoga practice in your body and mind, and are ready to take it to next level, this is the perfect start for you!
AT THE END OF THE TRAINING, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO
Understand what is Yin Yoga and what is not.
Know that Yin Yoga is not a new style of yoga.
Get familiar with the archetypal poses and their variations.
Skillfully practice and modify the Yin Yoga poses.
Comprehend where and how you should feel the effects of the poses.
Start sequencing Yin Yoga flows centered in the anatomical and physiological benefits of the postures.
Discern when/if yoga props are needed.
Understand how emotions work and their relation to the connective tissue.
THIS COURSE IS FOR YOU, IF
You are a yoga practitioner and want to learn how to practice yin yoga
You are ready to learn yin yoga asanas from a functional approach
You are a qualified yoga teacher who want to expand your scope of teaching
You are a yoga teacher looking for Yoga Alliance CEP courses
You own a yoga studio/school and want to add value to the classes you offer to your clients
You are looking to add a certification to your resume as yoga teacher
You have been practicing yin yoga and want to move to the next level
You are looking for a comprehensive, safe, well/structured, anatomically precise yet intuitive approach.
NO PRE-REQUISITES NEEDED.
Upon completion of the course, you will receive a 50-hour certificate eligible to be registered with Yoga Alliance as CEPs, according to their requirements. This training also counts towards your 300hr Yin Yoga Therapy TTC.
You don’t have to be enrolled in our 300hr Yin Yoga Therapy TTC to participate of this course. If you are interested in pursuing our modular 300hr YTTC, then you can apply the 50 hours of this Yin Yoga Foundations TTC towards your 300hr Yin Yoga Therapy certification process.
This course is pre-requisite to the rest of modules of the Yin Yoga Therapy program.
This course is the updated version of our previous Yin Yoga TTC. If you took our former Yin Yoga course with Eli Aguilar -either in person or online- you can continue your Yin education with our Online Module 2: Advanced Yin Yoga TTC.
Eli has been passionate about exercising, teaching and healthy lifestyle most of her life, which led her to study Clinical Psychology. While seen patients and teaching workshops, she realized that in order to achieve an optimum state of well-being, a more holistic approach is required, and she went on to become a Pilates Instructor, Reiki Master and Health Coach.
In her pursuit for a deeper understanding of the body and its functionality, she moved from Costa Rica –her homeland- to New York to expand her studies in Pilates. Once in USA, she reconnected with her personal yoga practice that ignited a desire to come to India, not only to study how to teach yoga but also how to live a more fulfilling life.
Eli traveled to India in 2014 and joined Sampoorna Yoga as a facilitator of the 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Course. That experience was the non-return point. She felt in love with India and its culture, and she found her passion: teaching. In Sampoorna Yoga, she has taught almost all the topics of the syllabus and she is particularly passionate about functional anatomy, how different bodies express the asanas in different ways, and she is very keen on respecting everyone’s unique body and practice.
Today, she is a key member of the Sampoorna Yoga family. Along with Deepak, she has co-founded Sampoorna Yoga Costa Rica, while she continues teaching in English and Spanish courses, developing curriculum and content for new courses, managing and teaching Yin Yoga training courses, handling the online education platform, and overseeing different management responsibilities.
Yoga has changed her life, and she has made yoga her lifestyle.
This course is based on the functional approach to yoga, which emphasizes the importance of understanding the human differences, especially the skeletal variations. The main topics we cover in this course are:
The essential elements of Yin Yoga: definition and principles
The Yin and the Yang
History of Yin Yoga
Yin yoga vs Restorative yoga
How to practice Yin yoga
Anatomy of Yin yoga
Comparative and functional anatomy
Aesthetic and functional alignment
Compression and tension theory
Differences in bones and skeletons
How skeletal differences affects the postures, range of movements and the joins
Skeletal segments to define compression areas
Muscle groups to define tension areas
Target areas of yoga asanas
Beneficial effects of Yin yoga on connective tissues, fascia and joints: anatomical and energetic benefits
Archetypal poses and their variations
Appropriate use of props
Sequencing Yin yoga classes
Teaching methodology of Yin Yoga
*Pre-study/non-contact hours: The course also includes a pre-study anatomy module and some suggested pre-reading. We will give you more details about this, along with joining instructions, upon your acceptance onto the course.
To receive the 50-hour Yin Yoga Foundations TTC certificate, you need to complete a multiple-choice written exam at the end of the course.
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Sampoorna Yoga’s Teacher Training Courses are registered with Yoga Alliance USA. When you graduate from our school you will be eligible to register with them as a RYT, Registered Yoga Teacher, in your respective categories.