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Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training III (50 hours)

4 - 9 November 2018
Yin Therapy - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND
with international Yin Yoga teachers and assistant to Paul Grilley, Markus Henning Giess & Karin Michelle Sang


Nyima Tashi Buddhist Centre2299720
30B Pollen St, Auckland Ponsonby, NZ 1020

Type of Event

  • Teacher Training

Yoga Styles



Nov 4 to
Nov 9
08:30 amto17:30 pm

Sun - Friday - 8.30am - 5.30pm (incl. 1 hour lunch break



Full Description

This intensive 50 hour training is the third of four modules that make up Yin Therapy’s RYT200hr Yin Yoga Teacher Training programme.

Students must have completed Yin Therapy's YYTT I and II courses to be eligible to participate in our YYTT III.

This training is suitable for experienced and aspiring yoga teachers and students alike who wish to enhance their knowledge of yin yoga – the quiet practice – and discover the anatomical and energetic theories of yin yoga for their own personal practice and/or with the intention to teach.

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." (Lao-tzu)

In this teacher training we complete the yin yoga practice and yoga anatomy theory.

We focus our attention on the individual bone structure, muscles and facial chains of the upper body and discover the implications for our yin and yang yoga practice. Through many different tests, analysis, variations and suggestions for therapeutic benefit shoulder neck pain, we learn to appreciate the person as a whole.

This 50-hour certified intensive yoga teaching course (6 days) comprises 5 sections:

1. Yin Yoga Asanas
In this yin yoga teacher training course, we concentrate on the upper body eg. shoulder, scapula, shoulder/neck, wrists and as in level II, on the many variations of relevant poses. Furthermore, with special exercises, we begin to discover, experience and differentiate between blood, breath, nerves and chi flow within our own bodies.

2. Blood, Nerves, Breath, Chi
Heartbeat, blood circulation, nerve impulses, breath circulation are fluctuations within the body that can distract one's ability to sense the underlying chi flow and can often be misinterpreted by many experienced yoga students and teachers for the chi flow eg. blood circulation for chi flow.

We delve into the anatomical function of the blood, nerves breath and clarify with practical exercises, how to consciously feel blood, nerves, breath to enable us to place these sensations to the periphery.

What remains is chi.

3. Energy, Mantras & Philosophy
In this module, we begin our journey into energy work, mantras & yoga philosophy and slowly become familiar with the teachings of reincarnation, karma, the 3 realms, Patanjali's sutras, tantric chakra teachings, nadis (meridian theory) & mantra work.

Here is where we discover the key to our true spiritual growth.

4. Upper Body Anatomy - Analyse, Tests & Passive Assists
In YYTT III, we learn the muscle groups of the upper body, their function and explore in detail various aspects eg. rotator cuff, scapula etc.

We analyse compression and tension of the shoulder joint and explain and show it's relevance to yang yoga asanas (Downward Facing Dog, Warrior), to demonstrate how individual bone structure not only limits and affects our Yin Yoga asana practice.

5. Yin Therapy
In YYTT II, we established a fundamental understanding of how Yin Yoga can enhance and restore balance for ourselves and our students from a physical and mental aspect.

In YYTT III, we delve deeper.

NZ$1200 / NZ$1050 Early Bird offer (if paid in full by 31 July 2018)