Saturday 19th March to 26th March 2022
Continuing education program
About the Course
This Yin Yoga Training Programme is suitable for all dedicated yoga practitioners, yoga teachers and bodyworkers of all levels and styles who would like to deepen their practice and understanding of yoga, their own body and like to explore and learn a complementary practice to all the dynamic yoga styles and sport activities. The training will amplify both your knowledge about and your practice of yoga, therefore supplementing the unfolding of your spiritual path. Prior knowledge and experience of any style of yoga will be helpful.
The teacher training program enables you to dive deeper into your Yin qualities like stillness, receptivity, openness, surrendering, relaxation, acceptance, and find balance in a mainly Yangstyle world. Yin yoga helps you to find a meditative state, stillness, peacefulness, and balance and often promotes healing inside yourself.
The secret of Yin Yoga is more about BEING and letting go than DOING.
The training is a combination of both theory and practice. Aspects we address are: anatomy, philosophy, teaching methodology, motion analysis, group work and intense Asana practice. Yin Yoga will be practiced 3-4 hours every day, including meditation and pranayama. To understand and embody what Yin Yoga is about, feeling and exploration has priority and huge transformative effects on body, mind and soul. After the training you will have all tools to teach a Yin Yoga class with more than 35 Yin Yoga Asanas and to give your students individual assists and variations in every pose. And of course you will do your own Yin Yoga practice with awareness and respect to the limitations of your body. You will understand why two people will never experience the same yoga posture in the same way, and the same pose may look different on every person due to the individual bone structure.
The Yin Yoga training is an opportunity to immerse yourself more deeply into the various aspects of Yin Yoga, the physical, mental and emotional aspects. Especially we dive into the energetic aspects of the Meridians and Chi Flow. We will amplify our anatomical understanding and knowledge in theory and practice and explore the fascinating world of connective tissue (Fascia). Themes will be chronic back pain and the impact of emotional stress.
In our Yin Yoga practice and sequences we will have a different theme every day focusing on the various parts of the body, integrating the use of Mudras and gear towards the different Meridians, as well as practicing Yin on the wall.
Toward the end of the course we will integrate Yang into our practice and explore the power of Yin & Yang where it is all about balance. Combining dynamic and creative Vinyasa or meditation with deep opening meditative Yin Yoga.
Total 60hrs profound Yin Yoga practice, theory and exploration.
Prices per person
Prices per person
Prices include 7 nights accommodation, 3 meals per day and the complete 50 hour Yoga Teacher Training Programme and all study materials:
Triple room occupation (3 people sharing) 1,190 euros
Twin room occupation (2 people sharing) 1,290 euros
Single room occupation (1 person only – shared bathroom) 1,450 euros
Single room occupation (1 person only – private bathroom) 1,550 euros
Flights and Airport transfer (Taxi, bus or rental car) are not included in the package
9.30am – 10.30am Breakfast
10.30am – 12.00am Anatomy, Lecture, Theory
12.00am – 1.30pm Group work, Lecture
1.00pm – 3.00pm Lunch
3.00pm – 4.30pm Motion Analysis, Student teaching
4.45pm – 6.30pm Asana Practice
Tuesdays – additional evening session from 8.00–10.00pm | Wednesdays – half day programme only, free time after lunch. The 50 hour Yin Yoga Course is held over 1 week from Saturday to Saturday, those days are arrival and departure days without any Teaching Programme. The course starts on Saturday at 6.00pm with a welcome meeting followed by dinner. The Programme finishes the following Saturday after breakfast at 11.00am.
60 hours Yin Yoga and Traditional Chinese Medicine Course Content
- Daily morning 2,5 hours Yin yoga class with different themes including Meditation, Pranayama, and Mudras
- Afternoon Yin yoga practice with special themes like Yin on the wall and the practice of Yin & Yang
- Yin yoga is related to the meridians and elements, stimulating the Qi along the meridians
- Student teaching, group, and partner work
- 35 Yin yoga asanas in practice, breakdown of each Asana, variations, modifications, use of props
- Yin and Yang – an asana experience combining dynamic, creative Vinyasa flow, and deep opening and meditative Yin yoga
- 35 Yin Yoga Asanas in theory and practice, breakdown of each Asana
- Variations, modifications, and the use of props in each of the 35 Asanas
- Traditional Chinese Medicine
- The 5 Elements in TCM
- Approach to the Meridian system (12 main meridians) and Chi Flow in Yin yoga
- Physical, mental and emotional symptoms of Meridian imbalances
- Modern meridian theory according to Dr. Motoyama (looking at the fascia network versus the energetic channels (Meridians)
- Fascinating world of fascia – The matrix connective tissue
- Fascia research – the newest results
- Anatomy according to Paul Grilley, the founder of Yin Yoga
- Looking at the 14 segments of the bone structure
- Understanding the individual bone structure or skeleton
- Compression versus tension, orientation, and proportion (limitation in all asanas and the uniqueness of the human body)
- Fascia and tensegrity (appreciate the role of connective tissues in relation to yoga practice)
- Motion analysis in the group, understanding the impact of individual bone structure in the asana practice
- Yin yoga sequencing and tools to teach a Yin yoga class
- How to communicate the value of Yin yoga (teaching methodology function versus aesthetic)
- Developing a functional approach to Yoga
- Group work, partner work
- The learning prescription (Shravana, Manana, Nididhyasa)
- What is Yin Yoga about? Knowledge and understanding of the Yin Yoga approach (difference between a Yin passive and Yang dynamic style of Yoga)
- Yin & Yang (The Chinese understanding how the world functions)
- Study the benefits of the Yin Yoga Practice (physical, energetical, mental and emotional) and how Yin Yoga can improve your health
- Pain relief through Yin Yoga stimulating the fascia
- Chronic back pain, Hernia (slipped disc), pain therapy
- Where does pain come from?
- The impact of emotional stress on chronic pain
Mona is originally from Germany but lives in Spain for many years now and spends the winter in India. She is trilingual in English, German and Spanish. She’s an experienced and certified Yoga teacher in Ashtanga, Vinyasa Flow and Yin Yoga. Additional she is a qualified holisitc massage therapist and does bodywork for more than 20 years. At her Yoga Centre at Agonda beach in Goa, India, she has been offering open yoga classes, workshops and trainings for the last 8 years. In Europe and Asia she holds retreats, workshops and provides yoga training and immersion. For the past 15 years she has intensively practiced Ashtanga, Vinyasa Flow and Yin Yoga and has extended her experience in Anusara, Iyengar, Acro and Hormone yoga through exposure to different mentors in Germany, Spain and India. She combines the dynamic, sweeping stye of Vinyasa Flow yoga with the distinct, slow, and meditative elements of Yin yoga while placing particular attention to both breath and flow of life energy.
“Yang is about doing, yin is about letting go, it’s all about balance”.
To Mona, yoga means to be right here, right now; to surrender to the flow of life, to trust it; to accept the challenges life is offering and take them as a great gift. Yoga is far more than the practice of asanas. Rather, it is a philosphy of life, which has brought lots of joy, love and peace into hers. She seeks to share this experience with her students. Deep relaxation from the very first moment. Pure yoga geared to the requirements of each student free from the contraints of style or judgements. This is a key characteristic of Mona’s practice and teachings, which she conveys with lots of heart, passion and empathy.
Mona is a registered Yoga Alliance Teacher E-RYT (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher) with more than 2000hours of teaching experience.
Gunnar is originally from Germany but now lives in Spain and India. He is a former athletics professional and has worked as a sports coach. He has also trained as a sports massage therapist and is trained in energetic massage techniques. Years of professional sea diving gave him an insight into a variety of different breathing techniques and the application thereof. During a visit to India 10 years ago, he had his first encounter with yoga. His experience from both his sports and professional background made him realize the holistic perfection of yoga. Ever since, he has been practicing yoga regularly.
Gunnar has undertaken training in Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow and Yin. He continues to broaden his capacity in Meditation and Pranayama. He incorporates his many decades of sports coach experience in his style of conveying yoga to his students. Gunnar focuses on teaching the proper way of breathing. And in Gunnar’s classes there is always room for a dash of humour.
Gunnar is a registered Yoga AllianceTeacher E-RYT (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher).
Mona and Gunnar recongnise in each person their uniqueness and adapt yoga to them individually. Variations and modifications of yoga practice are therefore a given and encouraged. Rigid principles and dogmas are not encouraged. “What’s good for me is not necessarily good for you”. Our teaching style is characterised by passion, enthusiasm and clarity. While remaining rooted in everyday existence we’ve gradually aligned our lives according to the principles of yoga and walked the path of yoga. Extensive excursions in India and visits in other parts of Asia, intensive training in yoga, massage therapy and Ayuveda provided the basis for us so we can noshare this path with you heart to heart. We look forward to spending quality time with you.
What is Yin Yoga?
Yin Yoga is a subtle, deep and powerful approach to Yoga. It is an individually adapted, slow, meditative and deep opening asana practice combined with internal awareness. Asanas are practiced in a passive way with relaxed muscles. In this style most postures are floor postures and are held for a longer period of time like 3-5 minutes or more. When we hold the pose for 3-5minutes we reach into the deepest layers of our body working on the connective tissues, fascia, ligaments, tendons and joints. Letting go, listening to your inner voice and connecting to your true nature is the key and goal.
In the Yang style of yoga, postures are held for 3-60 seconds or 4-5 breaths only and all the muscles are actively involved. Ashtanga yoga, Vinyasa or Hatha are the best examples of yang styles of yoga.
Through the gentle but long hold stimulation of the connective tissue in Yin Yoga we increase mobility in the joints, recharge the energetic system of the body and draw the senses inward which brings the mind into a relaxed and meditative state.
On a mental and emotional level, the Yin practice allows the body to drop down into the parasympathetic nervous system, and therefore becomes deeply healing, nourishing and has profound energetic and emotional effects.
Yin Yoga is a wonderful preparation for longer meditation, pysically and mentally and combines breathing and asana into a meditative, very deep opening and healing practice. It´s more about BEING and letting go than DOING.
“The course exceeded my expactations. It was very balanced and structured and presented in a way easy to digest. Mona you are a beautiful, authentic teacher talking from your heart. Thank you for a YINCREDIBLE experience, i learned so much!” – Patrycja, Poland
“Awesome asana practice with different themes, very inspiring.
I have a lot more understanding about the meridians and the difference of Yin & Yang now.”– Ash, Taiwan
“I liked everything ?. The way the information and new knowledge was explained was very clear.
I feel now a lot more balanced and have a better self awareness and have a great tool to take with me to help me to stay grounded and balanced. I would love to join a 100hrs training or another 50hrs training taught by you.” – Christina, Denmark
“I enjoyed the structure of the day. Mona has a very easy attitude and very personable.
There was lots of love in the course.” – Barbara, Australia
Payment and Booking Conditions
30% deposit is required at time of booking
Final payment due two months before arrival
All deposits are non refundable
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