Yin Yoga & Self Myofascial Release
Instead of dwelling on the negative and what we lack, let us be grateful for what we have and use this time for cleansing and renewal. We need to move out the old to create space for what is new; we need to clear what is keeping us trapped in the same outmoded, habitual patterns and learn a new dance. We need to learn a new way of being that helps us to access our body’s natural healing capabilities and power in order to deal with the challenges that face us with greater equanimity.
Yin yoga is a practice of long-held, deeply relaxing “stretching” poses that unblock the Nadis and the “meridians” ( energy pathways of the body), restoring youthful joint mobility as well as gathering Prana, the life force.
Whereas the yoga most people are familiar with focuses on the muscles or yang tissues of the body, yin yoga targets the more interior, supportive structures called the fascia or “The Fuzz”. Yin is as vital as a yang yoga practice, where one flows from pose to pose, energetically pushing the envelope, concentrating on building muscular strength and stamina. In today’s world, Yin Yoga is designed to stretch and revitalize the deeper connective tissue in every part of the body helping us to find balance in our both, physical and emotional bodies.
This a “needle-less” form of acupuncture that leave us feeling calm and energized at the same time.
The asanas combined with deep, focused breathing encourage us to tune in and listen to our body and surrender to our feelings rather than trying to push them down or controlling them. Poses are held for up to ten minutes, liberating the body’s chronic holding patterns and relieving pain, while helping you to recapture some of the ease and freedom of movement you used to have as a child. One of the most potent ways to cultivate the body’s subtle energy, Yin enables us to heal ourselves, remove blockages, prevent injury and find a deep sense of peace in the body, mind and spirit.
When we are more grounded in the body, the mind and the spirit can be set free. By finding the courage to let go and surrender the need for control, we discover the unexplored territories of our own interior landscapes. While what we find may feel new, these treasures, our body-mind potentials and capabilities have actually been there all along.
Time: 3 or 6 hours
Partner and Fly Yoga
When we follow our heart, we will connect with another heart. Partner and Fly Yoga is a beautiful practice, a different way to experience the many gifts of yoga. This is an inspirational practice of giving and receiving, a practice where you are inspired and where you inspire others, a practice of trust and kindness whilst learning to embrace the unknown, as we face in life. Release fears, increase mental and physical flexibility and all this with a big sense of adventure and open heart.
This workshop will focus on a more gentle and introductory approach to the partner practice.
This will include: a brief discussion on partner yoga and its benefits, meditation, seated postures, standing postures concluding with Acrobatic fly Yoga.
This session is open to all levels. Time: 2 workshops, each lasting 3 hours / two evenings or mornings
The art of adjustment
The art of adjustments to yoga poses come in a variety of forms including physical, verbal, and even energetic.
Safe and intelligent adjustments should always begin with experiencing the actual pose, which is then followed by an understanding of the intention, energy lines and the quality of the pose. You will learn the following in this workshop:
o why do we do adjustments in the first place?
o what makes a good adjustment?
o understanding the energy lines in the poses
o learn to see the adjustment first, does the body/breath need length or space?
o learn to use a variety of tools (body parts) that you have available
o use your own weight, good body mechanics to keep you safe
o build confidence through different exercises and practices
o play with the balance between the student working and you working
Time: 2 workshops, each 3 hours long – 2 evenings or 2 mornings
Meridian Yin yoga workshop
15 hours certification
Yin yoga is a practice of long-held, deeply relaxing “stretching” poses that open unblocking the Nadis and the “meridians,” e or energy pathways of the body, restoring youthful joint mobility as activate and gather Prana, the life force.
Whereas the yoga most people are familiar with appropriates the muscles or yang tissues of the body, yin yoga targets the more interior, supportive structures, the fascia or “The Fuzz”.
One of the most potent ways to cultivate the body’s subtle energy, Yin enables us to heal ourselves, move blockages out, prevent injury and find a deep sense of peace in the body, mind and spirit.
In this workshop you will learn :
- The relationship in between the meridians and the yin yoga postures
- Chakras and emotional blockages in the body
- Self Myofascial release with props
- Basic Myofascial anatomy and physiology
- How to name and teach the Yin postures
When: 30th August – 1 September 2013
Where: Ubud, Bali