60-hr Yin Yoga Teacher Training (Level 1 & 2)

Join Loyfa BetterLife Retreats in magical Koh Phangan to deepen your knowledge of Yin Yoga! This course consists of three separate modules. You can access the first two modules in January 2020. These can be done together or separately.
This training is for everyone and everybody, from any age and any life. No previous experience, flexibility level or any other ability of the body needed! If you presently hold a RYT 200 or RYT 500 certification each module will give 30 hours of YACEP (Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Program).

All modules of this Yin Yoga TTC will take a place at the beautiful Loyfa BetterLife Retreats, a lush natural resort with its own private beach and 2o meter saltwater pool in the heart of Sri Thanu Village, Koh Phangan. A selection of accommodation choices are available from dormitory to beach front cottages. The schedule is specifically designed to allow time to integrate the teachings and to experience relaxation within the learning environment. A selection of spa treatments at our beach-side spa are included in the package as well as all meals and accommodation.
This course is taught by enigmatic, Viktoria Hartung, a Therapeutic Hatha Yoga Teacher with over 2o years’ experience as a yoga practitioner and teacher and therapist.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The course will take you through the functional and energetic approach to yoga, breaking each of these down individually and then layering them upon another to make your understanding of Yin Yoga and art of teaching brighter and bolder and better than the rest.
Yin Yoga focuses on strengthening the inter-connectivity of the physical, mental, emotional and energetic dimensions of the body and its systems. This course will take you through the functional and energetic approach to yoga, breaking each of these down individually and then layering them upon another to make your understanding of Yin Yoga and art of teaching brighter and bolder and better than the rest.
This course is taught in three levels, each level focusing on different aspects:

  • Level 1: Anatomy focus (5-10 January 2020)
  • Level 2: Energy focus (11-17 January 2020)
  • Level 3: Therapeutic aspects (to be announced)

Each of the 30 hours are contact hours. That means every hour mentioned is real, not just on paper!

Level 1: Anatomy focus (5-10 January, 2020)

  • Anatomy focus (fascia and connective tissue: targets bones, tendons and joints, systems in the body with the focus on nervous system)
  • Functional approach to Yin Yoga, the art of attentive relaxation
  • Overview, background and lineage of Yin Yoga
  • Tension and compression theory
  • Yin and Yang theory
  • Basics of traditional Chinese medicine (meridians and elements)
  • The asanas of Yin yoga poses and variations
  • Meditation practice
  • Lesson planning, sequencing and teaching methodology

Level 2: Energy focus (12-17 January, 2020)

  • Deeper understanding of TCM aspects, meridians and elements theory
  • Physical and subtle anatomy, energetic approach to yin yoga
  • The chakras, koshas and gunas
  • Diagnostics and symptoms of imbalance, restoring harmony
  • The Philosophical Underpinnings of Yin Yoga
  • Adaptation Yin asanas to the individuals, Sequencing for energetic, mental and physical benefits
  • The asanas of Yin yoga poses and variations
  • Lesson planning, sequencing and teaching methodology

Level 3: Therapeutic aspects (Date to be announced)

  • Therapeutic aspects of Yin practice
  • The art of embodied harmony
  • Breathing initiated practice, different aspects of pranayama
  • Meditation, balance and tune, cultivation of inner stillness, sense of introspection.
  • The asanas of Yin yoga poses and variations
  • Lesson planning, sequencing and teaching methodology

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 5 full days of Yin yoga teacher training 
  • 30-hour (YACEP) Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Certification
  • Daily Yin yoga class
  • Evening practice
  • Delicious vegan brunch and dinner
  • Access to the private beach and two saltwater pools
  • Fresh daily juice, coconut, and organic fruit from the local farm
  • Learning materials (Manual and Yin asana guidebook)
  • Welcome bag
  • 1x oil and 1x Thai massage (60 minutes)
  • 1x refreshing facial treatment (60 minutes) all-natural ingredients
  • 1x body scrub and oil treatment (60 minutes) all-natural ingredients
  • Art of teaching, tailored to you and your personality
  • Introduction to yogic, Buddhist, Tao philosophy, and TCM
  • Theory and interactive learning
  • Myofascial studies and active workshops
  • Inspirational and positive learning environment
  • 6 nights of accommodation
  • Free pick and drop off Thong Sala Pier - Resort (Check in-out only)

DAILY SCHEDULE

Day 1 - 4

06:30 – 06:50 Fresh Morning Juice
07:00 - 09:00 Meditation / Pranayama / Yin Yoga
09:00 - 10:30 Theory Class
10:30 - 11:30 Brunch
11:30 - 15:00 Relaxation and Integration (enjoy our private beach, 2 x saltwater pools or indulge in a beachside spa treatment)
15:00 - 16:30 Theory Class
18:00 - 19:30 Yin and/or Yoga Nidra
19:30 - 20:30 Dinner
20:30 - Rest and relaxation under the stars

Day 5 (Teaching practice with feedback and Certification)

06:30 – 6:50 Fresh Morning Juice
07:00 - 10:30 Practical exam, feedback and Q/A
11:00 - 12:00 Brunch
12:00 - 15:00 Relaxation (Enjoy some our private beach, pool or spa and get ready to graduate!)
15:00 - 17:30 Special YIN Class and CERTIFICATION
18:00 - Dinner and CELEBRATION

 

COURSE DETAILS

Morning practice

This is the main practice of the day and is Yin yoga with mindfulness and meditation.
Level 1 will have a strong focus on the functional approach to yoga, targeting the physical body incorporating physical target areas and myo-fascial release.
Level 2 focus on the energetic approach to yoga, targeting the energetic dimension of the body, adding the Chinese 5 elements into Yin yoga asana.

Theory

This is a unique opportunity to intricately break down the components of Yin Yoga and reveal what it all means.
Level 1 you break down skeletal variation and dive deep into fascial studies.
Level 2 is an introduction to Chinese Medicine, 5 Elements, and Qi (energy, prana, Ki, vital life force). Some of the theory classes will have supporting educational videos and workshops to accompany the lecture. This session is to give you the scientific and theoretical foundation needed for a deeper understanding of experiential Yin yoga.

Art of teaching and asana breakdown

These classes are where we will breakdown what it means to teach Yin Yoga. This is the ‘how to’ and the ‘why’. You could call this the ‘behind the scenes’ of Yin Yoga teaching. The art of teaching is a discussion-based class and participation from students is welcome and encouraged.
Asana breakdown is a practical class where we break down the Yin Yoga asana (target area, cueing, propping). This requires small group work from students for experiential learning. This session is ultimately about you and to build your teaching expertise.

Evening practice

The evening practice incorporates a multitude of inner practices that range from Yang styles of yoga and movement to a meditation circle.

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR

This Yin Yoga TTC is for everyone and everybody, for any age and any life. No previous experience, special flexibility level of any other ability needed.
Yoga Teachers and Students, Sports Medicine Specialists, Thai Massage Practitioners, Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, Psychotherapists, Energy Healers, Martial Artists, Athletes & Physicians.

WHAT YOU WILL GAIN FROM THIS COURSE:

  • Confidence in yourself
  • Solid introduction to Yin yoga
  • Opportunity to share your vision of teaching Yin Yoga with your peers and receive feedback from your teacher
  • Strong sense of community with inspirational and like-minded people
  • Deeping your understanding of the body and mind connection
  • Broaden your teaching and practice with knowledge from a yin perspective
  • Time to self for development and exploration *30-hour YACEP accreditation

Level 1 & 2 can be taken as individual courses or can be combined as a package. Please see below for details.

Package Details

3o hr. Level 1 or Level 2 Yin Yoga Yoga Teacher Training
Dates
3o hr. Level 1January, 5, 2020 - January, 11, 2020
3o hr. Level 2 - January, 12, 2020 - January, 18, 2020

Number of Guests Deluxe
Dormitory
Deluxe Sea-view
Cottage
Beach front
Cottage
1 Guest 21300 31200 33300
2 Guests 57720 59760

 

60 hr. Level 1 & 2 Yin Yoga Yoga Teacher Training
Dates
60 hr. Level 1 & 2 January, 5, 2020 - January, 18, 2020

Number of Guests Deluxe
Dormitory
Deluxe Sea-view
Cottage
Beach front
Cottage
1 Guest 38340 56160 59400
2 Guests 103896 107568

 

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