The first week covers fascia and connective tissue, the anatomy of joints, the theory of exercise, aesthetic vs functional alignment, and why yin poses are named differently. We also begin our discussion on meridians and chakras. The asana practices include these 60 min practices: classic yin yoga, yin with yang transitions, intro to yang yoga, and a guided yin meditation.
"I really loved this discussion! To me Yin is less about thinking and perfecting alignment, breath, dristi, bandha... and much more about working intuitively with our own bodies... I really love how you add more and more tiny layers of available variation for us to try all the way through our training.For me personally, this course is like stepping out of rigidity and into acceptance, allowance." - Carrie T.
Module 1 Guided Practice Videos
- Classic Yin Yoga Sequence (65 min)
- Introductory Yang Yoga Sequence (60 min)
- Yin with Yang Transitions (57 min)
- Instinctive Meditation: Welcoming (17 min)
Module 1 Learning Videos
- Intro to Yin & Yang (8 min)
- Fascia & Connective Tissue (14 min)
- Anatomy of a Joint (11 min)
- The Theory of Exercise (11 min)
- Aesthetic vs Functional Alignment (8 min)
- The Names of Yin Poses (4 min)
- Intro to Energy, Meridians & Chakras (20 min)
- Intro to Yang Yoga (4 min)
- Intro to Instinctive Meditation (8 min)
- Make an audio recording of yourself leading a full body yin session, just for yourself(script available), then practice with your recording. You will not need to submit the recording, but you will fill out a form to summarize your experience.
- Read Teaching Yin Yoga, Pages 1-22