April 13th, 14th & 20th
7-5 PM each day (1 hour break)
Yin yoga is the opposing energy to the yang of power practice. It still holds a lot of power-- but that power is in stillness, not in movement. This slow-paced style of yoga where the postures are held for longer periods of time. The holding challenges the mind and body to surrender and release tight spots. This type of practice unlocks the body while having super healing powers on the circulatory, respiratory, digestive, excretory, nervous and endocrine systems- it also emphasizes the connective tissues of the hips, thighs, pelvis and lower spine. The posture may be held from 45 seconds to two minutes; more advanced practitioners may stay in one asana for five minutes or more. This process can prepare the body and mind for longer meditation practices and draws the practitioners awareness away from the muscles and deeper into the bones, obtaining a deep level of relaxed focus and awareness.
Its teaching in the Western world, beginning in the late 1970s, was founded by martial arts expert and Taoist yoga teacher Paulie Zink.
The yin practice of non-straining and how it influences our lives and our teaching.
The movement of Qi or Prana in the body and how it can be affected by yin practice
Yin yoga poses: analysis, modifications, alternatives.
Teaching Technique: Sequencing, Assists, What it means to hold a safe, sacred space for a yin practice.
Anatomy: natural anatomical patterns,skeletal segments, muscle groups, the concepts of target areas and functional yoga. Skeletal variations, tension X compression,...more
Concepts of Karma, Samskaras, and Vasanas
Fascia and meridians
• Part 1 Anatomy: This is the backbone of the yin yoga training. It is crucial when dealing with injuries, contraindications and the logic of adjustments and variations. • We will focus on the fourteen joint segments, muscles and fascia, specifically the four myofascial compartments of the thighs and the six myofascial compartments of the torso. You will learn by touching, and doing, as well as understanding the theory of exercise.
• Part 2 Skeletal: We will learn skeletal movements and muscular groups of the arms, shoulders, and upper back. • You will learn the meridian system and how it is an integrated energetic net of fascia, [using of "Tribal Markers" as a visual] and how they feed the Chakras. • You will learn about the Chakras as the coordinating centers of the meridian system and as doorways to higher consciousness • We will cover the basic fundamental in practice of utilizing the Koshas principles when creating a sequence to teach Yin Yoga.
**This training is registered with Yoga Alliance and counts as 30 CEUs.
Meet Yin teacher: Naomi Pagan-Fox
Naomi Pagan-Fox, a 10th generation Hawaiian, is a seeker of knowledge, divine moments of truth and pure love. Her philosophy is that in YIN moments we turn inward and nurture our calm, quiet center in this intense world that we live in. Her music is soulful with a soothing, spiritual vibe and she adds a hands-on approach that is truly healing. You will leave her class feeling as though you have just had a massage - relaxed, re-charged and centered. Naomi is a trained Reiki master, 3rd degree Martial Artist, and massage therapist. She began teaching yoga in 2015 with specialization in YIN training. She currently runs intro and advanced yoga teacher trainings & classes in NJ.