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YIN YOGA
IMMERSION & TEACHER TRAINING

with Scott Farber, Ph.D.


Part 1: November 20-22, 2020
Part 2:
December 4-6, 2020

Friday Evening: 5:30 pm-8:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 8:00 am-6:00 pm


This workshop is for anyone who wants to add Yin Yoga to their practice and teaching repertoire. We will explore the history, philosophy, anatomy, physiology and guiding principles supporting a Yin Yoga practice, including the new research on fascia and connective tissue.  The first weekend will introduce the philosophy and physiology of Yin Yoga as we practice Restorative Yin, Legs-up-the-wall Yin, and Gentle Yin. The second weekend will introduce meridian theory and the energy body as we practice more challenging Standing Yin--including T'ai Chi and Qigong--and Dynamic Yin. Weekends can be taken separately or together. Yoga teachers will learn to lead a basic Yin Yoga sequence and will have an opportunity to practice teach. Practitioners will be immersed in a Yin Yoga retreat. You do not have to be a yoga teacher to take this training.



What you will learn:

  • Introduction to Yin-History & Philosophy

  • Anatomy – Ligaments, Tendons, Fascia, and the role of Connective Tissue

  • Energy Meridians (TCM)

  • Standing Yin & Qigong

  • Legs up the Wall Yin

  • Beginner Posture Sequence

  • Restorative Posture Sequence

  • Dynamic Posture Sequence

  • Appropriate Props

  • Appropriate Hold Times

  • Quieting the Mind--Yin as Meditation


Teachers learn how to teach a beginner Yin yoga sequence appropriate for all body types as well as more challenging Yin postures for experienced students. Using teaching methods inspired by Bernie Clark and Paul Grilley, we will demonstrate the use of props for each posture and the proper amount of time to be held. You’ll also learn about injuries and how to properly work with your students who may have limitations. Teachers learn how to teach a beginner Yin Yoga sequence appropriate for all body types. Practitioners will be immersed in a weekend Yin Yoga Retreat. 



REQUIRED READING:
The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga
Philosophy & Practice
by Bernie Clark

Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
(S. Mitchell translation)


SINGLE WEEKEND TUITION: $325
Early-Bird Discount: $300, paid in full one month before the start date.

TUITION FOR BOTH WEEKENDS: $600
Early-Bird Discount: $550, paid in full one month before the start date.


20/40 CEUs for yoga teachers

You do not have to take both weekends; you can take either weekend by itself.


REGISTER ONLINE


CANCELLATION POLICY:
All refunds will be charged a 10% cancellation fee.
If you drop out of the workshop after the start date, there will be no refund.


Scott Farber
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Ph.D., YACEP/RYT500/E-RYT200 has a doctorate in philosophy and holistic education, with over twenty years experience as a university professor and educational trainer.  Practicing yoga, t'ai chi and meditation for nearly 40 years, he is a graduate of the 500 hour Discovery Yoga Teacher Training, having studied with Amrit Desai, as well as Deva Parnell and other senior Kripalu teachers. A longtime apprentice teacher in the international School of T'ai Chi Ch'uan, he also is trained in meditation, including TM, Kabbalah, Qigong, Osho, Arican, and Buddhist methods, as well as the African drum tradition. Having taught in Hawaii, Asia, Europe, Central America and throughout the U.S., he now teaches Kripalu Yoga, Yin Yoga, Chakra Yoga, Dynamic Gentle Yoga, and the Yoga Basics Training course at Discovery while also leading 200 hr. and 300 hr. Yoga Teacher Trainings. His integrative healing sessions blend Eastern and Western bodywork modalities, including sound healing and energy techniques. He founded 5 Waves Learning to integrate the art of transformational learning with the science of holistic wellness. He lives at the beach and is an avid waterman.



Claudia Saucy aka "Karuna Pragya" 500-CYT, began practicing yoga and meditation at age 18, and later in life completed her 500-hour certification under Don and Amba Stapleton, renown teachers in the Kripalu tradition. She studied Ayurveda with Dr. Vasant Lad and Matthew Remski, among others, and is an Ayurveduc Lifestyle coach, a Bach Flower practitioner, and a private YogaGuide®. Holding a master’s degree in education, she moved from teaching academic subjects to children to teaching yoga in a variety of settings in Costa Rica, Canada, Italy, and the USA. Karuna brings to her Discovery Yoga classes the qualities that she is named for: karuna (compassion) and pragya (discernment). Combining breath, focus, and mindful flow, her movement explorations develop strength, and offer opportunities for relaxation and opening. Karuna's classes are an invitation to hold yourself with kindness while you explore with awareness the unique makeup of your body-mind-spirit.



   
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