Why is Yin …. Yin?

Yin isn’t just the same old poses held for longer. It’s a highly therapeutic, meditative style that requires a completely different approach. To teach it well one has to know the philosophical theory that was it’s genesis and the anatomical and physiological protocol that makes it such a healing practice. So often we teachers regurgitate the rhetoric of our teachers but Yin is more than theory. Learn the science behind the “Yin tissues”. Discover the true and false of traditional strategies to make your teaching even stronger.

Our Focus

We’ll focus on what we can feel and observe. Yin yoga has a fascinating genesis in Taoisim and is an evolving expression of the Chinese Meridian system. Though it is important to understand the context of Yin, to teach and practice well we will delve into the science of Yin. You’ll understand the specific Yin protocol of duration and you’ll know how to guide practice in a way that is both safe and transformative

Yin Yoga has far fewer postures than Hatha or Vinyasa Yoga. We’ll begin with several basic poses to understand our purpose. Then we will branch out into variations. Students will learn how to tinker and explore poses in a way that honors Yin protocol.
Though it is important to understand the context of Yin, to teach and practice well we will delve into the science of Yin. You’ll understand the specific Yin protocol of duration and you’ll know how to guide practice in a way that is both safe and transformative
The flow of a Yin class is essential to a productive practice. Yin doesn’t follow traditional sequencing strategies, so understanding the postures and how they fit with each other is vital.
A vital component of teaching Yin – assisting students. Yin poses are often complicated. The long duration in poses makes it especially important that poses are safe and productive. Learn how to assist students while still allowing them to stay in the zone and explore in their own unique way. Assists are based on principals of observation and Thai Massage.
The element that makes a good teacher great. Incorporate powerful theming material into your classes while honoring your students’ personal practice space. Learn to create environments that are ripe for self discovery and introspection.

Yintensive® and 35 Hour Yin Teacher Training

at Sound Method Yoga
12302 Emmet St
Omaha, NE 68134

In Yintensive® Module I you will learn why Yin is what it is and how to both adhere to the basic rules and make them your own to keep your students safe and make their Yin practice productive. We’ll begin with Yin Energetic Theory on Friday evening.

Saturday will include a morning practice before we dive into basic Yin Postures. Understanding the basics will be the foundation for tinkering and creativity. Student feedback and group work will enhance learning and retention.

Our centerpiece discussion: How postures work, really work, scientifically, in the body. An overview of all popular theories regarding flexibility will be presented. Learn why duration is such a healing practice and how to employ it safely and productively.

You will learn best sequencing practices and the science of the counter pose. We’ll finish the weekend with an exploration of yoga props in Yin Yoga.

All SMY trainings include practice, discussion, lecture, audio and visual aids, group exercises and games, and peer feedback.

Our schedule is:
Friday 5:30-9 pm (begins with a practice)
Saturday 10:30 am-5 pm (Begins with a practice. Half hour for lunch)
Sunday 10 am to 5 pm (Half hour for lunch)
This training is designed to lay a deep foundation for students of Yin as well as teachers who aspire to teach Yin.

Yintensive® Module II builds on the foundation that was laid in Module I. Armed with an understanding of Yin postures, counterposes and sequencing we will delve deeper into the Art of Teaching Yin.

We’ll begin with introspection and a review of the Yogic Koshas. With this knowledge we’ll branch out into practices for leading students and classes in a way that encourages vulnerability and self reflection. Learn sequencing strategies that result in deep and safe poses. This Module includes practices for theming classes powerfully.

Module II concludes with an afternoon of Yin assisting techniques and strategies. All assists are based on Thai Massage and principals of observation.

All SMY trainings include practice, discussion, lecture, audio and visual aids, group exercises and games, and peer feedback.

Our schedule is:
Monday 9 am-5 pm (1 hour for lunch)
Tuesday 9 am to 5 pm (1 hour for lunch)

7 Non-Contact hours are required to recieve SMY’s Yin Yoga Teacher Training Certificate. Students who complete both modules and wish to complete the training will be required to complete 7 non-contact hours which will include Yin Home practice and teaching. The student will follow up via email with Mandy to receive the certificate of completion.

Yintensive® hours may be submitted to the Yoga Alliance for Continuing Education Credit. The YA requires 35 CE’s every 2 years for Registered Yoga Teachers.

Yintensive® Cost

  • Module I Only

    Developing an informed Yin practice and teaching Yin basics – $210

  • Module II Only

    Advanced Yin training for teachers – $210

  • 35 Hour Yin Teacher Training

    Both weekends plus non contact hours. Certificate awarded to students who complete all requirements. – $400

Register with a $150 deposit

Our training sizes are capped and space is limited. Register by clicking below or call 402-991-7673.