Experience this online yoga teacher training course that is designed for yoga teachers who are ready to take the next step in their teaching career by broadening their experience and offering to include the balancing gift of Yin yoga. It is also suitable for enthusiastic practitioners who are interested to learn how to create a safe and sustainable home practice of Yin yoga.



Highlights

  • 40-hour self-paced online Yin yoga teacher training
  • 2 manuals
  • For RYT, you're eligible for 40 continuing education hours with Yoga Alliance upon the completion of this course
  • This course is part of the Bhakti Prema Yoga 300 hrs Teacher Training Program
  • 3 live sessions held over Zoom to check progress and practice teaching (the schedule is coordinated with the group)
  • Online sessions' timezone: Ispica, Italy (GMT+1)
  • Over 10 hours of Bhakti Prema Yin yoga and pranayama classes
  • Every module comes with homework and quizzes to test your progresses.


Course information

This course is structured in 4 didactic sections: 

  1. Anatomy for Yin Yoga
  2. Chinese meridians
  3. Yin Yoga Theory and Practice
  4. Yin Yoga poses

Students will receive videos for each topic (you can see the videos' titles and content by scrolling below). The 3 live sessions will be coordinated together with other students who are taking the course at the same time.

During the teaching labs the students have to practice teaching the techniques and postures they are learning.

Yin yoga is a nourishing practice that complements perfectly Yang practices such as Vinyasa and Ashtanga yoga. During this course, you will learn about Paul Grilley, the father of Yin yoga, and how this practice came into existence, and its tenets: functional anatomy, Chinese meridian theory, creative Sequencing, Use of props and modifications, as well as the practice of self-inquiry and mindfulness.

The anatomical principles taught in this course are applicable to every style of yoga, and knowing them will complement the way you teach Vinyasa flow as well. Besides learning about skeletal variations and their application in Yin yoga, you will also learn Chinese meridians theory and why this is relevant for Yin yoga. 

This course will also introduce you to how to hold space during Yin yoga classes, share meaningful themes, lead meditations, and self- inquiry. 

Ameriga, the lead teacher of this training, has trained extensively in Yin yoga with Jo Phee, the senior student of Paul Grilley, studying also for advanced modules such as cadaver dissection. In her classes, she brings together her technical knowledge with her experience in leading self-inquiry journeys grounded in yoga philosophy.

If you are already a registered yoga teacher (RYT), you will be eligible for 40 continuing education hours with Yoga Alliance upon the competition of this training.



This Yin yoga course will cover the following topics:

  • Foundations of Yin yoga
  • Roots and development of Yin yoga
  • Yin yoga postures: use of props, modifications, and assists
  • Art of sequencing Yin yoga classes
  • Functional Yin yoga
  • Interoceptive skills
  • Svadhyaya
  • Asking powerful questions
  • Mindfulness
  • Leading inquiries and journaling
  • Anatomy
  • Skeletal Variations for hips, shoulders, spine
  • Connective tissue in Yin yoga
  • The importance of appropriate stress
  • Chinese medicine
  • Introduction to meridian theory
  • Analysis of Yin postures in relation to Chinese meridian theory
  • MFR: integrating myofascial release techniques in your Yin Yoga classes.


To enroll to this course email us: [email protected]

Course Curriculum

  Welcome
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  Anatomy for Yin Yoga
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  Chinese Medicine
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  Teaching Methodology
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  Study of Yin Yoga Poses
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  Yin Yoga Practices
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Meet Ameriga


Ameriga, E-RYT500, MSc in Anthropology and Development (London School of Economics) and MA in Yoga Studies (University of Venice), is an avid student of Eastern Philosophies and soteriological disciplines since a young age.

Feeling a strong attraction to Asian cultures, she pursued her first University Degree in Oriental Languages and Cultures, and was introduced to Asian philosophies during her undergraduate studies. She spent her early youth living and traveling across different East Asian countries and at the age of 25, while living in Burma, she begun to practice vipassana meditation A few years later she was introduced to postural yoga. It was love at first asana and since then she has studied with profoundly inspiring teachers and collected over 2000 hours of formal trainings. She can be found on the students’ mat during the winter months every year, when she devotes her time to sadhana and research.

Ameriga’s classes eclectically blend together her experiences with different styles of postural yoga. She teaches a slow and deep vinyasa flow, infused with the philosophical underpinnings of yoga, tantra and advaita vedanta. She guides the classes primarily by voice and touch (students are advised to let her know if they prefer not to be touched) inviting the students to find depth in the pose by exploring it, instead of “performing it” according to an ideal shape. 

She often sequences her flows in a mandala style, with emphasis on intentional movements, playfulness, breath work, and somatic embodiment.

The teachers that have influenced her movement practice are Shiva Rea (with whom she has completed over 300 hrs of trainings), Meghan Currie, Vinay Kumar (Pranavashya Yoga), and several Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga teachers, starting with Gregor Maehle and Monica Gauci, who inspired Ameriga to study Sanskrit, yoga philosophy and anatomy. Ameriga also visits the Ashtanga shalas of Nancy Gilgoff, Balu Tevar, and Lino Miele. She has also trained extensively in Yin Yoga with Jo Phee, studying also for advanced modules such as cadaver dissection.

Outside of the mat, Ameriga loves to live by the sea, where she kitesurfs when she can. She is also an avid student of Tibetan buddhism and Sanskrit, and loves to play kirtan with her band, the Bhakti Sisters.

Her instagram account is Ameriga_yoga .

To enroll in this course please email [email protected]


€450

Online Yin Yoga Training