LVL 1: FUNDAMENTALS OF YIN YOGA (40 hrs)

Overview

This 40hr foundational course spread over 2 weekends will focus primarily on the physical and energetic effects of Yin Yoga. The aim of this intensive is to help you learn how and why to practice Yin yoga so that you will feel confident and creative in a home practice and, for yoga teachers, equip you to teach Yin in either a group class or a private one-to-one setting.

 

Topics will include:

  • Anatomy specific to Yin Yoga
  • Yin sequencing and therapeutic application
  • Modifications, props and safety in postures
  • Theory of exercise and counter balancing Yang
  • When to use Restorative in place of Yin
  • Meditation (Foundation methods of Buddhist Mindfulness and Shamatha)

Cost: £400.00 (Early bird discount: £350 by Sept 30, 2017 for the Cheltenham training or by June 30, 2018 for Worcester training.)

A £100 non-refundable deposit will secure your place. Balance is due two months before the training. Early bird offer has to be paid in full by dates given. Refunds (deposit not included) will only be given if I can fill your place.

The cost includes a manual but you will be asked to bring your own meditation journal or to start keeping one.

Lvl 1 Locations:

This training will be offered at two locations in 2018 and limited to 20 people in each training:

CHELTENHAM TRAINING Wait list only 

JAN 2018: Fri 26 (5pm – 9pm), Sat 27 (9am – 6pm), Sun 28 (9am – 6pm)
FEB 2018: Fri 16 (5pm – 9pm), Sat 17 (9am – 6pm), Sun 18 (9am – 6pm)

Location: Southam Village Hall, School Lane, Southam, Cheltenham GL52 3NS

WORCESTER TRAINING

OCT 2018: Fri 19 (5pm – 9pm), Sat 20 (9am – 6pm), Sun 21 (9am – 6pm)
NOV 2018: Fri 16 (5pm – 9pm), Sat 17 (9am – 6pm), Sun 18 (9am – 6pm)

Location: Red Kite Yoga, Spetchley Park Gardens, Spetchely, Worcester WR5 1RS 

Required reading: Insight Yoga by Sarah Powers, Mindfulness in Plain English by Bhante Guranatana.

Recommended reading: Yin Yoga: Principles and Practice by Paul Grilley, The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga by Bernie Clark.

N.B. The training weekends will comprise 40 contact hrs. Reading, research and self-practice will be additional and at your own discretion.

For more information or to enrol please contact Alex.

LVL 2: DEVELOPING THE INNER LIFE (40 hrs)

5-day residential retreat at Gravito Healing & Retreat Centre in Portugal

Overview

Level II will focus on the subtle body and psychological realms. Once we are grounded in the physical practice and have created a foundation of steadiness and concentration we can start to turn the Yin postures into opportunities for deeper meditative states using them as a vehicle to generate insight, increase emotional awareness and engage in mind training.

Topics will include:

  • Anatomy of the subtle body
  • Pranayama, Mantra and the Voice
  • Meditation (from Shamatha to Vipassana)
  • Mind training/compassion practices
  • Buddha Dharma
  • Psychospiritual inquiry
  • Your role as a teacher/guide
  • Dinacharya (daily routine) and lifestyle in accordance with Ayurvedic philosophy

LVL 2: PREREQUISITE & DATES

Dates: Fri 21 – Wed 26 June, 2019

Prerequisite: Level 1 Fundamentals – or a foundation meridian-based Yin training – and a genuine interest in Buddhism, psychospiritual inquiry and Ayurveda. Committed students who are not teachers but looking to deepen their practice for their own benefit will be welcome to apply. Application will include an interview.

Cost: £780 (Early Bird offer of £720 is due by Nov 30, 2018)

Space is limited and a non-refundable deposit of £200 is required to hold your space.

Gravito is a quiet, magical spot surrounded by forests. There is a river swimming spot on the land with a waterfall, many walking trails and a lake close by. Individual terraces each with decked and furnished tipis provide group accommodation, a large outdoor shaded platform and a big yurt is available for practice, and a barn with kitchen and dining room for meals. They aim to use homegrown and locally sourced organic ingredients to create inventive and nutritious vegetarian cuisine.