Yin Yoga Teacher Training

Nature Reserve Retreat Center - Andalucia / Spain

26th to 31th of August 2022

Yin Yoga differs from other yoga practices by presenting a passive and smooth characteristic that stimulates self observation and introspection.

One of the intentions of Yin Yoga is to deepen and  complement more dynamic physical activities (Yang nature activities).

The aim in this practice is to work Yin quality tissues os the body, such as connective tissue. The work done with the connective tissue is different from the work done with the muscles. Because they do not respond as fast as muscles, connective tissues need to be exercised differently.

 

The yin postures are postures that develop the flexibility and release of blocked prana, while providing throughout the practices a feeling of relaxation and connection. During Yin Yoga classes, students remain in the postures for 3 to 5 minutes, relaxing all the muscles. It can be said that this is an exercise of 'traction' (using body weight along with gravity) and time in positions so that the connective tissue can move slowly, safely.

 

During practice, most of the time, the focus of the postures is on the lumbar and hip, to make them more flexible / 'open'. This 'opening' of the lumbar region and the hip brings benefits to the practice of meditation, which is done with more comfort and stability in the sitting posture.

 

An important goal of practice is to induce us to slow down from a routine and detach ourselves from the stress of everyday life, to devote time to restore our energies, a time for contemplation and introspection, a time devoted to body and mind. This 'time' is often left out with our habit of always 'be doing' some activity. Many times we do not know how tired we are until we give ourselves this space to stop and simply 'be there'.

 

Yin Yoga is a practice focused on silence, and on the physical and mental connection. During the practices, one observes the mental states and physical sensations, with the intention of bringing the quality of attention and consciousness, without attachment. The practicioner understands then the nature of impermanence, where sensations and thoughts are constant and we become observers of ourselves.

Pre-requisites:

It is necessary to have at least 6 months of regular yoga practice (in any style practicing asanas / yoga poses). This prerequisite is required for the safety and well-being of all participants, since it has an intensive format and a strong physical demand.

 

Certification:

The course is adapted to the standards of the International Yoga Alliance www.yogaalliance.org and is considered by the institution as a continuing education course (YACEP) with 50 hours credit.

Students with previous certification in any style of yoga:
In order to receive the certificate, the participant must successfully complete all course activities and have at least 80% attendance in class. After the end of the course and all activities completed, the student will receive the certification that will enable him to teach Yin Yoga classes.

Students without previous certification in any style of yoga:
To receive the certificate, the participant must successfully complete all course activities and have at least 80% attendance in class. After the end of the course and all activities completed, the student will receive the certificate of participation in the Yin Yoga course, and may later request the certificate of specialization after participating in a training of at least 200 hours in any style of yoga.

Learn about the teachers:

Rebeca Petry & Leo Shivaluna

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Course Syllabus:

  • Teaching methodology, sequencing and training

  • Yin Asanas (yin postures) ~ 40 Postures

  • Anatomy e Physiology (related to Yin Yoga)

  • Meditation

  • Pranayama (breathing techniques)

  • Ethics and life style of a Yoga Teacher

  • Use of props

  • Principles of Yin Yoga

  • History of Yin Yoga

  • Practical teaching

  • Practicum teaching class, writing final exam (the student will create a Yin Yoga class based on given criteria)

 

Date and time:

From 26 to 31 of August 2022

Check-in on 26th at 4pm

Check-out on 31th after breakfast

Sample of the Daily Schedule:

  • 07:00 - Yin Yoga/Pranayama Practice

  • 09:00 - Breakfast

  • 10:00 - Theory

  • 13:00 - Free time

  • 14:00 - Lunch + Free time

  • 16:00 - Theory

  • 17:00 - Break

  • 17:30 - Practical Study of Yin Yoga Practice/Asanas

  • 20:00 - Dinner

  • 22:00 - Silence

Note: The schedule may change according to the needs of the group.

Address:

Immerse in the peace of nature enjoying rural luxury accommodations, five swimming pools, breathtaking scenery and hiking routes. According to BBC Travel, the best place to hike in Andalusia.

 

Surrounded by lush mountains in the middle of the Nature Reserve, the Andalusian sunlight illuminates the surrounding panoramic views. The retreat center has 5 swimming pools, a tennis court, gardens, terraces and hiking trails. Our retreat chefs prepare vegetarian meals and special diet menus are accomodated upon request. Wine is available for purchase.

This venue is a collection of charming Spanish villas nestled in Andalusia’s spectacular national park, Sierra de Grazalema.

The retreat center is located 1 hour 30 minutes from both Malaga and Seville airports.

 

AIRPORT TRANSFER: 160€ per way and car for one, two or three people.

RONDA TRAIN STATION TRANSFER: 60€ per way and car for one, two or three people.

We recommend participants go to Ronda by train or bus from their airport.

There are daily buses from Seville, Jerez or Malaga stopping in El Gastor, the closest village to the Nature Reserve retreat center.

The pick up at the El Gastor bus station is 15€ per car.

 

Check out this amazing place:

Tuition Fee:

Super Early Bird:

(payment in full by March 25th)

€1.096- 1 person / shared room

€2.034 - 2 persons / shared room

€1.394 - 1 person / private room

Early Bird:

(applications made after June 25th)

€1.196 - 1 person .

€2.240 - 2 people enrolling together

€1.493 - 1 person / private room

Full Tuition Fee:

(applications made after June 25th)

€1.295 - 1 person .

€2.330 - 2 people enrolling together

€1.592 - 1 person / private room

Note: The price includes the course, certification by Yoga Alliance International, accommodation, three daily meals (starting at dinner on the 26th and ending at breakfast on the 31st of August) and study material.

Reservation and payments:

To reserve your spot we ask you to pay a nonrefundable deposit of 300 Euros.

The rest you can pay until March, 25th for Super Early Bird discount, June 25th for the Early Bird discount or 6 weeks before the training begins for full tuiton.

To enroll, fill up the form available in the button below and wait to receive payment instruction by e-mail shortly.

 

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