Yin Teacher Training: A pranakriya Approach


Led by Amanda Trevelino, C-IAYT, RYT500, YACEP, this training will prepare teachers to guide Yin yoga, a passive practice of gently loading the body’s fascia, or connective tissue, for a period of time with emphasis on joint health, to hydrate, lubricate and improve or maintain the body’s overall mobility and flexibility. We’ll learn how Yin stimulation of dense connective tissue promotes the tissue’s strength, vitality, hydration and resilience.

We will enhance our understanding of skeletal variation and fascia’s role in the body, and experience the way connective tissue may invite connection to the subtle body or the psyche. As Yin becomes a meditative practice of non-resistance and mindful witnessing, we learn how to language for self-awareness, how to calm the nervous system, craft various Yin sequences, when to use counterposes, rebounds and props for safety. We also will explore what yin is not: active stretching or restorative yoga.

Named for the Chinese taichi symbol that illustrates complementary duality, the practice acknowledges that muscular yang-like yoga asanas are more fiery and superficial, while Yin is a cooling practice that may offer deeper access to the body, and perhaps to the deeper Self. It will help teachers understand the concepts of moving energy, even in stillness, and will offer a brief orientation to the TCM meridians, as well as the nadis and koshas of tantric philosophy.

Program Times: Friday 6-9:00pm, Saturday and Sunday 9:00am-6:30pm
This training is within Pranakriya School of Yoga Healing Arts’ 300-hour teacher training program, or can be taken for 20 Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Units.
— Pranakariya School of Healing Arts