YIN YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
With Angela Jervis-Read and Shehla Khan
November 25th – 3:15PM-9:15PM
December 1st / December 15th / January 12th, 2019: 9:00AM-6:00PM
December 2nd / December 16th: 9:00AM-6:00PM
This 50 hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training;
Is appropriate for:
Yoga teachers, social workers, physiotherapists, chiropractors, psychotherapists, life coaches, psychologists, massage therapists, reiki practitioners, Rolfers, and structural integration therapists.
Develop a strong foundation in the psychology of yoga and deepen your understanding of the psycho-somatic relationship.
Learn three concise and easy to follow body maps — from which you will be able to build thoughtful, therapeutic and interesting classes.
1. Chakra Theory (psychology of Indian Yoga)
2. Meridian Theory (psychology of Traditional Chinese Medicine)
3. Myofascial Trains (the hardware that carries the mental and emotional vibrations through our physical make-up)
Theory and Philosophy (Energetic Anatomy)
- What is Yin Yoga?
- History of Yin Yoga
- Yin and Yang Theory — Based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
- Organ Meridian Theory – Learn the physical, mental and emotional qualities of the twelve main organ meridians (TCM)
- Chakra Theory – Study the qualities and attributes of the 7 main chakras that reside along your main energetic channel.
- Study the nature of fascia and the location of the 12 myofascial lines. Compare how these trains correspond to both the meridian system in Traditional Chinese Medicine as well as the Chakra system of traditional yoga
- Learn the defining principles of Yin Yoga that allow you to safely manipulate your fascial fabric.
- Learn all of the Yin postures, their variations and how to prop them.
- Meditation – The art of concentration (Dharana). To safely manipulate fascia, yin postures are held for 3-10 minutes. Here the student has an opportunity to explore the art of stillness amid this physical intensity. Yin yoga can be a wonderful bridge into a steady meditation practice, even for the busiest of minds.
- Pranayama – Learn the ‘Abandha’ breath and how to work with the Bandhas in a Yin way.
- Learn to sequence classes that take into consideration your students physical, mental and emotional condition by applying your knowledge of meridians and chakras to the manipulation of the myofascial lines.
The course comes with a detailed and comprehensive manual, with plenty of practical lesson plans and ideas for you to use.
A certificate of completion will be granted upon successful completion of the course:
45 hours of Faculty led sessions
5 hours homework assignment due by Friday, January 25, 2019.
This course is a Yoga Alliance Registered Continuing Education Program with Angela Jervis-Read E-RYT 500 and Shehla Khan, Yoga Therapist
Angela Jervis-Read E-RYT 500 has been immersed in the world of yoga since 1998. She stumbled upon the science while seeking out a way to manage her chronic back pain. Within a only a few months of practicing her physical pain and attitude towards life had shifted dramatically. It was at this time that she realized that her mission in life was to spread the magic of yoga around the world.
Known as a pain specialist, Angela’s intuitive nature fuels her ability to manipulate the relationship between mind and body. She holds a private practice in Toronto, where she works one-on-one with people suffering from PTSD, depression, anxiety, arthritis, repetitive strain injuries and other mental and physical discomforts. Compassion and kindness define her approach.
Sought out by studios around the globe, Angela leads international teacher trainings, retreats and workshops in the both the yin and vinyasa traditions.
Inspirations both and on and off the mat are: Alan Florence, Jeannine Woodall, Hali Schwartz, Sarah Powers, Tom Myers and Rishi Sudhir of the Sampoorna Yoga School in Goa – India. She makes her home in Toronto with the love of her life and her two sweet dogs.
Shehla Khan, Senior Faculty
Shehla’s journey began long time ago in her grandfather’s courtyard where she was introduced to simple practices of Ayurveda and few rounds of salutations!
Having been trained in classical practices of Hatha yoga where the emphasis is on conditioning the mind as well as the body she cultivated understanding of this tradition at a very young age.
Strict discipline of just few postures and Ayurvedic diet allowed her to bring balance in dealing with childhood Asthma and a shoulder injury and planted the seeds to further study and understand this system. After moving to Canada she explored many different styles of yoga and completed several yoga teacher trainings and believes her journey has just began. She combines teachings from different styles of yoga and infuse them with yogic philosophy, Indian mythology, stories and poetry while reminding students of the healing side effects of yoga.
She is forever grateful to all her teachers past and present especially her Dada Ji! (Grandfather)
Shehla is a certified yoga therapist and Ayurvedic practitioner and teaches Hatha, Vinyasa, chakra Yin, Restorative yoga along with workshops on yoga Therapy and Pranayama, meditation and yoga Nidra.