Yin Yoga Training 2024

Part l September 20 – 22, 2024

Part ll October 25 – 27, 2024

Part lll November 15 – 17, 2024

Registration Now Open – Please see our workshop page, here.

(*Students can buy all three part’s together or each part separately)

(*please see refund policy at the bottom of the page)

Weekend l

Friday, September 20, 2024

Saturday, September 21, 2024

Sunday, September 22, 2024

 

Yin Yoga Part l Weekend Immersion

Foundations of a Functional Approach
to Yoga Anatomy and Yin Yoga*

When: September 20 – 22, 2024

Friday – 7pm – 9pm

Saturday – 10:30am – 6:30pm

Sunday – 12pm – 6:15pm

*15 CEUs available with Yoga Alliance

Cost: $375 (Mint Members, please contact info@mintyogastudio.com for discount information)

ABOUT YIN YOGA: This form of yoga is a slow, relaxed practice holding simple floor postures for a few minutes at a time with muscles relaxed. This style of practice is not only therapeutic for the body, it also allows for a calming of the mind and spirit and a balancing of the energetic system. By drawing awareness away from the muscles and deeper into the bones, a profound level of relaxed focus is achieved. Expect a practice that is accessible for all levels and abilities and a sincere yet casual and even humorous teaching style.

Friday, September 20, 2024  7-9 pm Tuck You Yin- The Yin aspect of Taoist yoga is a slow, relaxed practice holding simple floor postures for three to five minutes at a time with muscles relaxed. It is the ideal complement for more dynamic or “Yang” forms of yoga that emphasize muscles and movement. This style of practice is not only therapeutic for the body, it also allows for a calming of the mind and spirit and a balancing of the energetic system. It is a perfect end to a day, putting the practitioner in just the right place to crawl slowly home and sleep very soundly.

Saturday, September 21, 2024  10:30 am — Noon – Intro to Taoist Yoga, led practice – What is Taoist Yoga? Yin Yoga is one half of a Taoist Yoga practice. Based on Eastern systems of medicine and energy work, this class is the ideal blend of yin and yang, sure to inspire and balance any practice. Yang refers to dynamic and fluid movement sequences to challenge the muscular tissues of the body, mobilizing the energy and lifting the spirit. Taoist yoga practice will also include passive, relaxed Yin floor poses for deep tissue stretching, and time for relaxation and meditation. Expect a radically different perspective and practice.

Saturday, September 21, 2024  1-6:30 pm – Foundations of a Functional Approach – aka “Bare Bones”- What are we exercising and why? Empower your practice from the inside out. Rather than a focus on a universal, aesthetic alignment, a functional approach focuses on what we feel in the posture. Through hands-on testing we will learn to assess yoga postures, exploring the impact of natural differences in our bodies. This workshop will enhance body awareness in your asana practice, and broaden the scope of teaching postures and variations. A great study for all student levels and serious practitioners to take a deeper look, and necessary for yoga teachers of any style.

Sunday, September 22, 2024 12 pm- 6 pm Yin Yoga, Theory and Practice – This two-part workshop is designed for yoga teachers and practitioners who would like to further explore the underpinnings of the Yin practice and is intended to give instructors greater confidence in leading Yin Yoga classes. There are two sections to this workshop. *We encourage you to register for both, however, they can be taken independently.

Section I: Yin Yoga Led Practice- Yin Yoga practice usually targets the fascia of the pelvis and spine. A yielding practice, Yin Yoga involves variations of seated and supine poses typically held for 3 to 5 minutes. In an overly yang culture, it is too often discouraged to underdo, slow down, or settle into stillness. Ambition and even aggression are often rewarded in our material society. Cultivating a Yin attitude is the necessary antidote. The physical practice is necessary exercise for the health of the joints of the body, and the Yin mental attitude asks us to relax ambition, to soften, to listen in stillness. Time will be given throughout the workshop for questions and deeper explanation and exploration of poses.

Section II: Yin Yoga, Philosophy and Anatomy – Why does Yin Yoga feel so good and so different from other styles of yoga? It’s all about fascia! The Yin yoga postures are simple and are held in a relaxed way for relatively long periods of time. This makes them the ideal means to begin to understand a functional approach. Without exertion or hurry, a practitioner has time for introspection, and can with practice clearly feel the effects of the postures and their variations with increasing subtlety. When this skill is well-developed through the study of Yin Yoga, it is then much easier to apply a functional approach to more dynamic postures or movements. This workshop will build on the foundation of the bones and skeletal segments from the “Bare Bones” Workshop, which would be very helpful to attend, but is not required as a prerequisite.

Workshop Refund Policy:
Full refunds if event is canceled.
100% refunds one month prior, less a $50 processing fee.
50% refund three weeks prior. $75 processing fee.
No refunds two weeks prior.