Yin Yoga is not a self-improvement project. So, what is Yin Yoga?
Our Yin Yoga practice is a time where we practice being mindful.
To be mindful simply means being where we are, exactly as we are, in the most minimal and uncomplicated way.
Mindfulness is not a state of mind we are trying to achieve, but rather an ability to host all states – whether they are joyful, restless, anxious or apathetic.
Yin is where we have time to integrate all the aspects of our fragmented selves:
the undigested experiences,
the tight places of our body,
and the dark corners of our hearts.
While we may aspire towards a calmer mind and a more flexible body, we cannot grow these ambitions if we don’t start where we are and take time to honor each part of ourselves which needs care and attention.
So, what is Yin Yoga?
Yin Yoga is the act of mindfulness. It is the act of bringing more clarity and freedom into your life.
My next Yin training coming up at the end of January will focus on seeing our experience through a beginner’s mind- as this is the very essence of mindfulness.
This first module (Level 1) of the 70-hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training program will provide you with the foundations to teach a yin yoga class with confidence and a thorough understanding of the physical body and mindfulness meditation. To further extend your studies, I also offer a Level 2 Yin Yoga Teacher Training.
We will be covering the basics of mindfulness meditation, and Chinese energy medicine as concepts to help heal our body, heart, and mind.
While we will cover how to sequence and teach a yin class, my programs are experiential.
This means that the training is open to anyone who simply wants to learn more about the practice of Mindfulness.
In our time together, we will talk about how to cultivate this quality of curiosity in our practice and how that attitude can open to many possibilities.
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