Yin Yoga Foundations
Establishing Stability for the Journey
with Narisara Vanichanan
June 5–7, 2020
Saturday + Sunday 9am–5:30pm
about the training
Love yin yoga and wish to share this passion with your students? This weekend training will focus on experiencing and understanding the fundamentals of yin yoga, and how to present this material in various classroom environments. We’ll examine poses in depth, including their benefits and contraindications, and explore this subtle practice as a complement to more dynamic and active practices. In yin yoga, floor postures are held passively for several minutes in order to access a safe and positive stress on the deep layers of connective tissue in the body. Physically, yin yoga restores and maintains the natural mobility of the joints, while enhancing the body’s energetic flow. Emphasizing stillness and reflection, the practice of yin yoga prepares the body and the mind for dharana (concentration), dhyana (contemplation), and samadhi (unity).
In this training you will:
- Review major fundamental poses of yin yoga
- Practice traditional yin postures to experience their benefits personally and immediately
- Review anatomy and physiology of bones, muscles, and organs affected by a yin practice
- Explore connective tissue, fascia, and principles of tension and compression
- Review theory, history, and the science of the yin practice
- Examine how to work with injuries and conditions, anatomical considerations, and contraindications
- Gain teaching experience in small groups and partners
- Review and discuss case studies
- Discuss sequencing and complementary practices
This training is open to yoga teachers as well as dedicated yin yoga practitioners. Students will receive a certificate of completion, which may be applied as 18 CEUs for registered yoga teachers.
about the teacher
Narisara Vanichanan (E-RYT 500) blends anatomy studies, poetry, dharma, and the arts into her classes and draws inspiration from everyday urban life. Narisara received her 200-hour and 500-hour vinyasa yoga teacher training from Om Yoga in New York City, and advanced anatomy studies at The Breathing Project under Amy Matthews and Leslie Kaminoff. She has certifications in yin yoga, hand mudras, Yoga Tune Up® therapy balls, Yoga4Cancer, restorative yoga, prenatal yoga, and meditation. She also holds a 200-hour certification in therapeutic yoga from Abhyasa Yoga Center, and has been practicing vipassana (insight) meditation for over 14 years with Downtown Meditation Community. She has taught yoga at Zen residential meditation retreats for the Village Zendo, and is a guest teacher trainer in hand and foot anatomy, restorative yoga, and yin yoga.