50 hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training
50 Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training
2019 Training Dates
May 1 – May 8
EARLY BIRD COST (before 1 April): $1,199
The price includes tuition fees, learning materials & 2 meals per day.
FULL TRAINING COST: $1,449
The price includes tuition fees, learning materials & 3 meals per day.
Deposit to register and secure your place
A non-refundable US$200 deposit is required to secure your place.
Pay on your first day
On the day of arrival, the remaining US$999/US$1,249
is to be paid by lunchtime on the first day by PayPal or cash.
The price does not cover travel to/from Hoi An.
We recommend the Hoi An Expats Facebook Group as a resource for finding long-term accommodations. If you need further assistance with finding accommodations, visa info or transportation please let us know.
What is Yin Yoga and why would somebody choose to practice it?
Yoga, to me, is about connection and integration. Connection and integration of body, mind and spirit. Yin yoga is helping me find balance in my yoga practice and my life. Exercises that focus on muscles and blood are yang and exercises that focus on connective tissue is yin. Yang exercise is characterised by rhythm and repetition and yin exercises are characterised by gentle traction.
Yin Yoga is “a being” practice and gives us the perfect opportunity to practice this deep connection and integration with long held postures and inward focused techniques. Yin yoga uses long-held (3-5mins) floor based postures to temporarily “stress” the deep connective yin tissues in the body. Deep connective tissues in the body do not respond the same as muscles. They are able to resist brief stresses but slowly change when a moderate stress is maintained for a longer period of time (3-5mins). To stress the connective tissue around a joint the muscles must be relaxed. If the muscles are tense the connective tissue will not be targeted. Holding this stress with a connective tissue , to an appropriate edge, with muscles relaxed, for an extended period of time, creates a change in its fluids and results in a lengthening of the tissue and a feeling of space. This allows a greater movement of chi through the area, maintaining the health of the meridian system of the body, which is enjoyable and promotes the healing response.
Your Teacher – Linda Carofano
I started practicing Bikram yoga in 2005 and had never previously done any yoga before. My first class is a bit of a blur now, I think I attempted everything but remember saying to myself, “Is this yoga?” over and over again. I also remember how much energy I had after class and how amazing I felt. I started practicing more and more, I guess you could say I got addicted!
Now I practice 6-7 times a week.
In September 2010, I went to Bikram yoga teacher training in San Diego with Shannon and Katherine. We all shared amazing experiences. I personally learnt so much about myself, yoga, the body and mind. It really was a once in a lifetime experience and am so grateful for having the opportunity to go.
I teach 5-6 classes a week and am also a practicing speech pathologist. I absolutely love teaching and sharing all the amazing information I was privileged to learn at teacher training to help people improve their bodies and mind.
I continue to enjoy the challenges of Bikram’s beginners’ class everyday and also enjoy practicing the advanced series a couple of times a week with other teachers and students who wish to compete in the annual Bishnu Gosh Yoga Championships, which I also love to do. My favourite postures are standing head to knee and standing bow pulling pose as they both take tremendous strength, flexibility and focus and continually challenge me.
My goals for the future are to continue to share yoga with as many people as possible and continue to practice and appreciate all I have been blessed with in my life. In August 2012 I opened up the second Bikram Yoga studio in Glenelg, I’m so blessed that I have a job I love going to everyday!
The benefits of a regular Yin Yoga Practice
- Improves flexibility, especially around joint sites
- Strengthens the immune system
- Balances a yang yoga practice
- Teaches physical relaxation and stillness
- Promotes organ health
- Heals imbalances in the energetic body
- Removes blockages of Chi
- Maintains meridian health: better absorption of chi and healing capacity
- Develop a storehouse of vitality in the body to draw upon
- Creates a time to practice inner methods such as meditation or pranayama
- Improves mental ease in stillness
- Enhances clarity of the mind
- Teaches us to rest in space without spacing out
- Increases our inquisitive nature with our bodies and life
- Helps to balance emotions
- Teaches us to observe emotions without reacting instantly.
- Stress and anxiety reduction
Here is what we will cover:
– Yin/Yang theory
– Tenants of Yin Yoga
– Anatomy and Yin Yoga
– Meridians/Chi/Chinese Medicine
– Benefits of Yin Yoga
– Postures: dialogue examples, modifications, skeletal differences and using props
– Theme your class
– Sequence examples