Yin Yoga Integration Teacher Training
This one-of-a-kind immersion and teacher training program will help you develop an understanding of Yin Yoga practice through the lens of Classical Chinese medical philosophy, the Sinew Meridians and integrative practices that support you to optimize your health.
This program is designed for all levels of practitioners and teachers. Though a background in Yin Yoga is helpful, it is not required.
All students will receive a 50-hour Yin Yoga Integration teacher training certificate upon completion of the program.
The knowledge and expertise gained through this training will enhance your personal practice, empower your health and self-care, and prepare you with the confidence to teach Yin Yoga, if you choose to do so.
Space will be very limited to maximize contact and personalization. You can preview this training by watching the video above, then submit your application to participate.
MODULE 1: Foundations of Yin Yoga - Philosophy, Anatomy, Physiology
Day 1: Introduction to Yin Yoga Integration
Importance of Yin Yoga practice to balance other practices, exercises and lifestyle
Internal elements: Qi, blood and yin
Playing your edge: tension vs compression
Yin Yoga Anatomy: the spine, hips and pelvis in relationship to Yin Yoga practice
Physiology of the brain and central nervous system (CNS) in relationship to Yin Yoga practice
Day 2: The 12 Sinew (Muscle) Channels in Relationship to Yin Yoga
Overview of the 12 Sinew Channels
The Sinew Channels and the 6 Stages of disease progression as a metaphor for movement through life
Sotai & Qi Gong practices to release stagnation in the meridians in preparation for Yin Yoga practice
Psoas releases to prepare the body for Yin Yoga practice
Proper warmup to loosen the joints and prevent injury
Module 2: Yang Meridians
Day 1: Yang Sinew Meridians of the Legs & Arms
Yang Sinew Meridians of the Legs (Bladder, Gallbladder, Stomach) pathways, psycho-emotional and physical associations
Yang Meridians of the Arms (Small Intestine, Triple Heater, Large Intestine) pathways, psycho-emotional and physical associations
Day 2: Yin Yoga Asana Practice with emphasis on the Yang Sinew Meridians - limitations and modifications
Module 3: Yin Meridians
Day 1: Yin Sinew Meridians of the Legs & Arms
Yin Sinew Meridians of the Legs (Spleen, Liver, Kidney) pathways, psycho-emotional and physical associations
Yin Meridians of the Arms (Lungs, Heart, Pericardium) pathways, psycho-emotional and physical associations
MODULE 4: Empowered Yin Yoga Teaching & Sharing
Day 1: Sequencing and Modifying
Sequencing a Yin Yoga practice based on Yin and Yang Meridians
Proper cueing and guidance of Yin Yoga asanas
Cautions and contraindications of Yin Yoga asanas
How to hold space for Yin Yoga practice
Day 2: Meditation and Self-Cultivation
Yin Yoga to cultivate stillness in our practice and lives
Yin Yoga as a healing art to prepare the body and mind for Meditation and deeper self-cultivation
Meditation techniques for daily practice
Each module will include extended Yin & Yang Yoga practices guided by Dr. Setareh Moafi.
50 hours total includes 45 contact hours and 5 hours for independent study.
All classes are held live at Dharma Studio at a Center for Natural Healing upstairs from our clinic in Santa Clara, CA.
The program also includes online resources, as well as in-depth bonus teachings on Classical Chinese medical philosophy, Qi Gong practice and Sotai exercises co-taught by Salvador Cefalu, M.S., L.Ac.
*A note from Dr. Moafi: Much of the teachings offered in this training are assimilated from Salvador and my combined 25+ years of study with our teacher, 88th generation Daoist Grand Master, Dr. Jeffrey Yuen. The synthesis of these teachings with Yin Yoga practice and theory is unique to this training program.
Saturdays 11am - 5pm & Sundays 11am - 4:15pm on the following weekends:
September 14 -15, 2019September 28-29, 2019
October 12-13, 2019
October 26-27, 2019
Space is very limited. Click here to submit an application to participate in this one-of-a-kind training.
Watch the video to hear what past graduates have to say about this training.