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About the Instructor
Yoga Alliance (USA) E‐RYT 200/ RYT 500 Teacher Trainer
Chris Su is a Certified Yoga Trainer by Yoga Alliance. He graduated from Yoga Vidya Gurukul University of Hatha Yoga in India. Chris Su recently co‐founded the Yin Mindfulness Immersion, a mindfulness‐based strategy firm and he is currently writing a new book and preparing for publication.
As his interest in Vipassana or Insight Meditation has developed, so too has his interest in more contemplative forms of yoga practice. With a professional background in Chinese Medicine and personal passion for the Dharma, Chris Su fell in love with Yin Yoga as a beautiful synthesis of these two interests. Chris Su studied Yin Yoga with Sarah Powers, Josh Summers, and Sebastian Pucelle, His primary meditation teacher is Master Shin Shen.
Chris’s yoga and mindfulness meditation courses emphasize safety, the cultivation of moment-to-moment awareness and the potential for freedom in the here and now.
About Mindfulness Yin Yoga Teacher Training Program
Yin Yoga is a complementary yoga practice to the more dynamic and invigorating yoga styles that are predominant today. 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, Primarily between the navel and the knees. Energetically, Yin Yoga opens the body’s meridian system, which enhances the body’s energetic flow and supports emotional equilibrium. And as this practice emphasizes stillness and silence, Yin Yoga prepares both the body and the mind for deeper experiences in meditation.
The Yin Yoga Teacher Training is open to all levels. This course is also a comprehensive training designed for teachers interested in learning the anatomic and energetic theories of the practice. This training is divided into three components:
- Theory and Practice of Yin Mindfulness Yoga
- Anatomy of Yoga
- Chinese Medicine (Meridians module)
This training is open to all levels of practitioners, particularly those wanting to teach Yin Yoga, acquire a better understanding of Chinese meridians, delve deeper into the study of Yoga Anatomy, or simply wanting to deepen their yin practice. No pre-requisite is required. A keen and sincere interest to learn is key.
Theory and Practice of Yin Yoga
- History of Yin Yoga
- Yin and Yang Theory
- Modern Yin Yoga Theory
- Modern Meridians Theory
- Theory of “Chi”
- 20 main Yin Yoga Poses
- Props usage in Yin Yoga
- Modifications and safety in Yin Yoga
- Sequencing in Yin Yoga
Yin Yoga Anatomy
- 14 joints segment analysis
- Tension and Compression
- Function and Aesthetics
- Proportion and Orientation
- Skeletal variation analysis
- 4 myofascial compartments of the thigh
- 6 myofascial compartments of the torso
- 3 layers of a joint
- Fascial contracture
- Fascia studies and meridians relationship
- Movement tests analysis
Chinese Medicine (Introduction to Meridians module)
- Theory of “Qi/Prana”
- Meridians Organ Health
- Meridians and the Emotions
Students will receive the 50 hours Yin Yoga Teacher Training certificate accredited by YOGA ALLIANCE upon graduation.
Rates & Packages
Early Bird Rate (until April 15, 2018 only)