Next Level Yin: An advanced dive into the Yin practice through a deep study of pose modifications and variations as well as intelligent sequencing for all bodies. Appropriate for yoga teachers and intermediate students. ~ ॐ ~
Tuesday, June 2nd, 6-9pm **
Thursday, June 4th, 6-9pm
Saturday, June 6th, 12:30-7:30pm
Sunday, June 7th, 12:30-7:30pm
**Please note the first meeting, June 2nd, will be held at Hacker Labs: 1715 I Street Sacramento**
This weekend intensive has been designed for intermediate students and teachers of yoga who wish to increase their understanding of the yin practice and to gain knowledge of yin postures and philosophy. We will discuss and examine topics such as chi, Taoism, yin/yang, anatomy, Chinese meridians,chakras, and meditation. Practicum will explore how to move through postures in a way that will help you deepen your practice and adapt it to the personal needs of students. This will include working with modifications and variations,as well as building sequences around the seasons, anatomical features, and Chinese meridians.
The foundational aspects of this training include:
· Yin poses for all bodies
· Coming safely in & out of shapes safely
· Anatomical & energetic sequencing
· Use of props, modifications & variations
· Assisting & massage
· Partner yin yoga
· Counter poses
· Teaching & embodiment of yin philosophy
· Holding space that supports healing
· Use of silence & stillness
Students are encouraged to be familiar with the Yin yoga practice. For further reading:
~ Yin Sights – Bernie Clark – Free at www.yinyoga.com
~ Yin Yoga – Paul Grilley - www.paulgrilley.com
~ Insight Yoga – Sarah Powers - www.sarahpowers.com
What is Yin Yoga?
Yin yoga is a meditative practice in which poses are held for an extended time with relaxed muscles and a deep connection to the breath. This stillness allows the body to soften and the postures to stimulate connective tissues, facia and ligament, as well as affect bone density, joint mobility, and the overall health of the internal organs. The yin practice complements dynamic, muscular 'yang' styles of yoga and other exercises that emphasize internal heat through the lengthening and contracting of muscles. These poses help create space in the body, particularly the hips and low back, as well as develop a more introspective and mindful awareness of one’s physical, energetic, emotional, and mental equilibrium.
Meet the Teachers:
James Kapicka is a yoga ambassador with a passion for bringing together community in a way that supports acceptance and forgiveness as we learn to evolve as beings. He offers sacred yoga ceremonies intended to facilitate personal growth and healing that supports the unconditionally giving of authentic self in a way that protects innocence and promotes creative play and expression. James encourages potent expanded awareness and awakened consciousness through offerings center around profound re-evolutionary change both within and in how we exist in society and in our relationship with Mother Earth.
Reno Gorman brings a calm, philosophical presence into the room that will keep you grounded as well as interested in why we are doing yoga in the first place. He adapts the session to the students' needs so that everyone has a safe and fruitful practice.
“The key to it all is finding a balance,” he says, and his goal is to help students discover balance and harmony in their body, heart, and mind – on the mat and off, and he embodies that balance in his teaching and personality. Reno teaches Yin, Yin/Yang, All Bodies, Vinyasa, and Acro Yoga, and is one of two lead teachers of The Yoga Seed Collective's 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training .
Reno also teaches in multiple outreach programs around Sacramento.
$289 (Save $60 if you register before 5/15/2015)
$349 (after 5/15/2015)