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Yin Yoga: Foundations of Joint Tending - Teacher Training/Personal Enrichment with Machelle Lee


This Training Course if FULL.

Please email if you would like to be added to the wait-list or would like to be personally notified when the next training dates have been selected.

  • Saturday, January 26th 1:00-6:00pm

  • Sunday, January 27th 1:00-6:00pm

  • Saturday, February 23rd 1:00-6:00pm

  • Saturday, March 2nd 1:00-6:00pm

  • Saturday, March 23rd 1:00-6:00pm

  • Sunday, March 24th 1:00-6:00pm

Yin Yoga's quiet practice has been Machelle's passion for 14 years. In 2004, after having already taught for a decade prior on how the yoga asana practice can be used as a form of self-acupressure/acu-tension to stimulate meridian systems in the body, Machelle sought out to study extensively with Paul Grilley who developed and named this unique approach "Yin Yoga."  

Yin Yoga utilizes muscularly relaxed poses on the floor that are held for longer periods of time (3-5+ minutes typically) in order to safely and systematically stimulate chemical re-generative responses in tissues, particularly of fascia, ligaments and within joint capsules. Through modest traction and compression, one trains the structural tissues to reduce the process of contracture that shortens tissues and can cause degeneration, adhesions, pain, and decreased range of motion. Yin Yoga's methodical and subtle approach provides lubrication, mobility and a sense of lightness to the body's structure, energetics and and thus to the mind.  

This training/personal enrichment program is a valuable in-depth exploration for those who wish to deepen their understanding of the Yin Yoga practice for their own self-care and for teachers wishing to incorporate Yin Yoga wisely and safely into their class offerings. Registered yoga teachers with Yoga Alliance can earn 30 hours continuing credit hours. 

Topics of exploration include: 

  • History of Yin Yoga and its influence from Chinese Taoism and traditional Chinese medicine, the Hatha Yoga Padipika, and the lineage of modern teachers who informed and mentored Paul Grilley and his development of the therapeutic approach he named "Yin Yoga."

  • Theory of Yin Yoga - the science and practice of cutting edge research on the function of fascia/connective tissues and how "exercising" structural tissue appropriately, through long held and modest tractions and compressions, fosters a chemical response for tissue health.

  • Anatomy of joints and how skeletal variations affect range of motion and principles of individual alignment.

  • Comprehensive Yin Yoga repertoire of asanas and discussion on how to create mindful sequences.

  • Approaches to modify, adjust and prop Yin Yoga postures in order to safely create practices for each individual to stimulate desired joint tissue or energy lines.

  • Introductory core concepts of meridian theory, the study of the body's energy system as intertwined with fascia and how the practice of Yin Yoga influences meridians, organ health, and psychological well being. *There will be an addition 10 hour program on Yin Yoga and the meridian system offered in Spring 2019 for those who want to go more in-depth into Yin Yoga and the physical/psychological energetics.

This training is ideal for:

 Registered Yoga Teachers can earn 30 hours of CEUs for Yoga Alliance

Registered Yoga Teachers can earn 30 hours of CEUs for Yoga Alliance

  • New and experienced yoga teachers who want to expand their teaching knowledge and skills

  • Yoga students who are interested in deepening their personal practice and exploring the theory and application of Yin Yoga for self-care

  • Physical therapists, massage therapists, acupuncturists or health care practitioners looking to suggest home practices for their clients

Cost: $600 and includes manual