Yin Yoga Online Teacher Training Intensive
Part I—Foundations
Part II—
Deepening Relationship & Connection

with Narisara Vanichanan

2021 dates to be announced

$475 Part I or Part II only (includes a 1-week pass of unlimited classes at Now Yoga)
$800 for both Parts I and II

Students will receive a certificate of completion, which may be applied as 24 CEUs for registered yoga teachers or toward our Yoga Alliance accredited 300-hr RYT certification. Students are encouraged to submit a short, final project teaching video within 2 weeks for additional feedback.

RYTs who complete this course successfully will be offered the opportunity to teach a Community Yin class on the schedule in order to receive practical experience and feedback and support from Narisara and other Now Yoga faculty.

about the training
Part I—Foundations

This discrete training module (part one of two, both offered within our 300-hour training program) 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).

Course Overview (Part One)

—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, online groups and partners
—Review and discuss case studies
—Discuss sequencing and complementary practices

Part II—Deepening Relationship & Connection

Gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of yin yoga with this thorough study of the scientific research of fascia, physiological benefits, energy work, and benefits of the practice.

Geared for teachers who are already certified in Yin Yoga Part I—Foundations, we’ll spend time working with anatomical and energetic analysis primarily through the lens of Traditional Chinese Medicine, while attuned to the layers of the yogic subtle body (chakras, koshas), discuss how to increase body awareness, and activate healing. Pre-course study will be assigned, and additional reading will be recommended.

Course Overview (Part Two)

—Discuss recent research with yin yoga, and how they affect connective tissues and systems of the body
—Explore Chinese energy meridian lines, organ health (sequences for kidney, liver, etc.), the yogic subtle body, postures recommended for Ayurvedic doshas and more
—Explore protocol and postures for a variety of bodies & specific populations: such as those with PTSD, athletes, the elderly, the hypermobile (dancers, gymnasts) and those recovering from injury, and more
—Refine traditional poses offered in yin yoga classes and discuss modifications & benefits
—Solidify foundations with recommended pranayama, visualizations and contemplation practices
—Opportunities to refine and practice teach online. Questions welcome.
—Previous teacher training in yin yoga is recommended as this is a continuation from Yin Yoga Part I—Foundations. Please contact us if there are further questions. This is a fun, immersive continuing education for teachers looking to study and practice teach yin yoga.

The format for both weekends of this intensive online training is:

—14 hours with several breaks, over two days, of live, online training which includes teaching experience, real time discussion, and Q & A
—5-minute breaks every hour, an afternoon break, & an hour lunch break each day
—Asana, yoga practices for the eyes, & pranayama to complement online format
—4 hours of pre-recorded Yin Yoga classes for learning and practice
—4 hours of pre-recorded lecture and analysis
—2 hours of study, readings and self-assessment
—A digital manual
—Access to a private Facebook or social media group for camaraderie, questions, and sharing of resources.

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.