The 50 hrs of Himalayan Yin Yoga Immersion (HYYI) as offered by Taraji is the combination of the authentic, unbroken lineage of the Himalayan Yoga tradition and Yin Yoga.
March 30 - April 2, 2018
Friday March 30, 9.30am - 5pm
Saturday March 31, 9.30am - 5pm
Sunday April 1, 9.30am - 5pm
Monday April 2, 9.30am - 5pm
Facilitated by TARAJI
50 hour training includes online study.
Yoga Alliance Accredited.
Workbook and Manual included
ONLINE STUDY COMPONENT
Access to the online study with password will be sent out with our registration form once payment is received in full. The Pre-Course learning is mandantory and comprehension of this material will be reviewed mid-way during the immersion.
The Himalayan traditions blends three streams of learning: Yoga, Vedanta and Tantra. The aim is to integrate the three.
Yin Yoga combines Hatha Yoga and Chinese Medicine.
The 50 hr YA (yoga alliance) HYYI training is divided in to three progressive parts.
THE THEME OF THIS IMMERSION IS: Yin Anatomy (50hrs)
All of the 50 hour trainings include 5-10 hours of online Pre-Course learning and 5-10 hour of post course mentor support. Even though there are three modules to this full immersion each part is a complete section and a thorough comprehension of the system of Himalayan Yin Yoga. Each module is a stand alone course that will enable you to teach HYY. The Pre Course Learning is essential to inclusion in the immersion and your understanding of the content will be reviewed mid-way during the course.
We are offering two partial scholarships to any students that seeks to be part of this path but is financially unable. Please email us with the reasons why you should be considered for this scholarship. Applications for the scholarship closes November 22, 2017. The successful applicant will be contacted by email.
Please consider answering the following questions keeping your response succinct (less than 100 words per answer ) and relevant to the question.
1. Why are you interested in HYYI?
2. In what ways will receiving this scholarship change the way you live your life?
3. How will you use the HYYI to help yourself and or the community?
4. Why should you especially receive this scholarship?
5. Are you already a yoga teacher? Please elaborate about your previous training and teaching experience.
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WHO SHOULD DO THIS IMMERSION
Whether you are a student of Yoga or a teacher, or both, if you're seeking to experience the highest goals of the adepts, the sages, the masters, then this course will lead you toward a greater depth for which you may have been longing
This course is suitable to anyone wanting to deepen their experience with yoga for self development, empowering optimal health and understanding the fundamentals of being a teacher. Himalayan Yin Yoga is deeply rooted in healing and therefore welcoming of anyone seeking to improve their health and wellbeing.
YOU WILL LEARN:
YIN ESSENTIALS + VITALITY WITH YIN ANATOMY
- Hatha Yoga
- Himalayan Tradition
- The Tao
- Yin Yoga
PRINCIPALS OF HYY
- 8 Major joints of the body
- Skeletal variations
- Planes + Directions of Movement
- Compression v Tension
- Theory of Exercise
- Exercise of Yin and Yang Tissues
PRACTICE OF HYY
- Target areas
- Length of time to hold a passive pose
- Finding the correct degree of resistance
- Surrendering to the pose
- Coming out of the pose
- Experiencing the rebound
HOW TO TEACH HYY
- 20 Plus Yin Yoga Postures
- From a Chinese Medicine perspective or a Yin Anatomy perspective
- Ahimsa + Skeletal variations
- Use of Props
- How to sequence a class - according to Module A or Module B
- Ethics and Standards
- Learning Prescription - Ancient + Moderns
- Himalayan Yin Yoga as an authentic path of Yoga
- Share the Yin Yoga approach
- Highlight differences between a Yin "passive" and a Yang "Dynamic" style of yoga
- The value of the Yin practice - physcially, mentally, emotionally and spiritually
- Dedication to Lifelong Learning
VITALITY WITH YIN ANATOMY
- 20 Plus Yin Yoga poses and their variations
- Individual Posture Analysis
- 14 Skeletal Segments of the Body
- Skeletal Variations
- Using a functional approach to Yoga
- Function v Aesthetics
- 10 Myofascial Groups - thigh + torso mandalas
- Axis + Extremities
- Proportion + Orientation
- Demonstrate tension v compression
- Test Range of Movements
- Ahimsa adjustments
- Analysis of the Edge - physical, emotional, psychological, spiritual
- The Pain Body
- Cultivation of the Breath Body
- Basics of Fascia theory including - the role of connective tissues in Yin Yoga and Fascia network, tensegrity, cr, Viscosity, Creep, Plasticity + Elasticity etc
- Proprioception and Interoception
The Pre-Course learning includes a test. Bookings will be closed by FEBRUARY 11, 2018 to give students time to complete registration and the online learning component.
During the period of the course there is requirement to demonstrate practical knowledge learnt from the Pre-Course Learning as well as to complete a mid-course review (test).
Another requirement for accreditation is the willingness to teach from an open heart space. This includes self-examination and an ability to listen deeply to students.
It is necessary HYY teachers interact, guide and support rather than instruct their students. All students of this immersion whether carrying forth as a teacher or deepening their personal practice will be enriched by the wealth of self-empowerment.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF HYYI
1. Increased flexibility of joints and connective tissue
2. Increased bone density
3. Improved range of movement
4. Increased mobility especially in joints and hips
5. Decreases stress and anxiety, deeper relaxation, calms, balances body and mind.
6. Releases fascia
7. Increased lubrication of joints
8. Ability to sit longer in seated meditation
9. Improves Yang practices
10. Balances energy in meridians and organs
11. Increased circulation
In this tradition HYY is presented as the path to self-realization used by the Himalayan Masters and Chinese Taoist masters in a simple, easy to understand manner. The quality and depth of the ancient wisdom practices are not compromised in the simplification of these ancient wisdom traditions.
Himalayan Yoga incorporate three streams of learning: Yoga, Vedanta and Tantra.
Yin Yoga combines Hatha Yoga and Chinese Medicine. Yin Yoga is also an attempt to present the energetic sciences and ancient wisdom traditions of The Tantra and The Tao as complimentary descriptions of the same system.
The uniqueness of the Himalayan Yoga tradition is that it is one of the few known remaining traditional yoga lineages that can trace a line of Masters in an unbroken way approximately over 5,000 years so that the original lineage is still ‘alive’. Just the mere mention of having adopted the traditional Himalayan Yoga lineage in India causes people to bow with reverence that only a Master commands in India.
In the Himalayan Yoga tradition the classical approaches of Raja, Jnana, Karma, and Bhakti Yoga, as well as Hatha, Kriya, Kundalini, Laya, Mantra, Nada, Siddha, and Tantra Yoga are used simultaneously. Together, they guide the student directly through the layers (Koshas) of the being to the direct experience of the center of their own consciousness. Meditation, contemplation, mantra and prayer combine to direct the student to the final stage: piercing the pearl of wisdom called bindu, leading to the Absolute.
HYYI: Daily Teacher Training Schedule
DAY ONE FRIDAY MARCH 30, 9.30AM - 5.00PM
9.30 - 11.00am Morning Practice
11.00am - 1.00pm Introductions | Orientation to Course + Course Manual | Re-Cap of Pre-Course Learning
2.30 - 5.00pm Principles of Yin Yoga + Yin Anatomy. + Student Teaching
Preparation for Home Study
DAY TWO SATURDAY MARCH 31, 9.30AM - 5PM
9.30 - 11.00am Morning Practice
11.00am - 1.00pm Principles of Yin Yoga | Student Demonstrations of Online Learning Introductions | Orientation to Course | Re-Cap of Pre-Course Learning
2.30 - 5.00pm Practice of Yin Yoga + Yin Anatomy + Student Teaching | Self -Enquiry practices
Preparation for Home Study
DAY THREE SUNDAY APRI 1, 9.30AM - 5.00PM
9.30 - 11am Morning Practice
11am - 1pm Course Review (Test) Principles of Yin Yoga | Student Demonstrations of Online Learning Introductions | Orientation to Course | Re-Cap of PreCourse Learning
2.30 - 5pm Yin anatomy Principles + Student Teaching| Self -Enquiry practices
Preparation for Home Study
DAY FOUR MONDAY APRIL 2, 9.30AM - 5PM
8 am - 5pm Morning Practice
9.30am - Noon Discussion of mid -course Review (Test) . Personal Development practises, Yin Yoga teaching practises and principles
2.15 - 5pm Practice of Yin Yoga using principles of Yin Anatomy. Student Feedback + Closing Ceremony
Tara is the founder of Himalayan Yin Yoga.
Tara commenced studying traditional Chinese medicine in the 1970’s. During this time she also studied other Taoist energetic practices such as Qi Jung and Tai Chi. Movement has always been Tara’s main mode of expression. From a very young age she expressed herself through classical ballet, highland dancing, hockey, dragon boating and triathlons. Tara believes movement and sound connect her to the cosmos and the divine. Yoga did not come naturally to Tara. It took her many years of Yang activities and several subsequent injuries coupled with sporting disciplines that pushed her mind and body to the edge physically, mentally and emotionally before she was able to embrace the Yogic path. In 2010 Tara took her first Yin Yoga class and immediately recognised to couple her 20year relationship with Buddhism was her purpose in this life. she needed to teach this practice. Tara passionately believes she can only teach what she practices; this is her spiritual path. Read more
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