Immerse yourself deeply in the practice of Yin Yoga during this 50-hour teacher training with Sarah Owen.
Yin Yoga uses restorative, floor-based poses to nourish and stimulate the deeper energetic channels in the body, providing support for the immune system. Yin Yoga also provides the perfect container to develop deeper levels of self-inquiry and to cultivate the capacity for meditative self-awareness.
During this Yin Yoga Teacher Training, Sarah Owen will give you the tools to take your yin yoga and meditation practice to a deeper level. You will come away with a clear understanding of safety and anatomical issues pertaining to the Yin Yoga practice, as well as having the ability to creatively sequence yin yoga classes for all levels of students. This training is also designed to deepen your own personal practice of yoga and meditation by incorporating elements of meditation and self-inquiry into your daily yoga practice. The most effective yoga teaching comes from your own personal immersion and deepened personal experience of these ancient methods and teachings.
The 50-Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training Course Curriculum will include the following:
- Anatomy and Physiology specific to Yin Yoga (including skeletal variations)
- Modifications and Safety in Yin Yoga, including the use of props and supports
- Anatomy of the Subtle Body (chi and prana, meridians, nadis, vayus, koshas)
- Mindfulness in Yin Yoga (including concentration methods and investigation methods)
- Sequencing in Yin Yoga (including different body types, ages, injuries and class types)
- Organs and Meridian Health (using yin yoga to affect specific organs and meridians)
- Yin/Yang Theory (Taoist theory and the principles of yin and yang – how they are applied to yoga)
- History of Yin Yoga (modern lineage of yin yoga, as well as Yin Yoga and Meditation as referenced in the ancient scriptures)
- Pranayama (breathing techniques) for relaxation and awaking the energy body
- Establishing a supportive home practice/daily sadhana
*Whilst this training is designed specifically for qualified Yoga Teachers wishing to teach Yin Yoga classes, it is also open to dedicated practitioners of yoga, with the intention to use the knowledge to deepen one’s own understanding and practice. To be a certified teacher of Yin Yoga, you must have previously completed a 200-hour Yoga Teaching Certification prior to this training.
Required Reading for the course:
‘Insight Yoga’ by Sarah Powers (this book is required reading and you will need to bring a copy with you to the course)
‘Yin Yoga: Principles and Practice’, by Paul Grilley (highly recommended)
At the commencement of the course students will be given a comprehensive course manual with additional material, information and readings to study as part of the course content.
“The training was everything I was looking for and Sarah delivered it beautifully, balancing each day with a mixture of practice and theory. Sarah’s training gave me a greater understanding of anatomy and our skeletal limitations, the ability to sequence based around meridians and individual needs, and new meditation methods to use during my own practice. Thank you Sarah for your experience and wisdom.” NM
“Taking part in the Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Sarah Owen was a very special experience. The training deepened my knowledge of the principles of yin yoga, as well as my understanding of the practice of mindfulness. Sarah is a kind and supportive teacher, who is incredibly generous with her time and knowledge, and has such a beautiful teaching style. The training helped me to develop the skills I needed to feel confident as a yin yoga teacher, and was a lot of fun! I would recommend this training in a heartbeat!” NK
About Sarah Owen:
Among the leading Yin Yoga teachers in Australia, Sarah Owen was one of the first teachers to introduce Yin Yoga to the Australian audience. She is the only Insight Yoga teacher in Australia, endorsed by Sarah Powers’ Insight Yoga Institute (USA). She has been mentored by Sarah Powers (world-renowned Yin Yoga teacher and founder/author of Insight Yoga) for almost a decade and is the coordinator for Sarah Powers’ Insight Yoga Institute programs in Australia.
Sarah teaches workshops and classes at various well-known yoga studios across Sydney, as well as offering Yin Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher Training courses for yoga teachers and dedicated students. Her popular teacher training courses are highly-acclaimed due to her depth of knowledge, her experienced understanding of the material, and her personable delivery of the course with more than a decade of teaching experience.
Weekend One: Friday 16, Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 October
Weekend Two: Friday 23, Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 October
Time: 10.30am – 5.30pm each day
2 Davy Road, Eveleigh, NSW, 2039