Teaching Yin & Restorative Yoga
Coming this Fall! Watch here for dates, location and pricing.
Yin and restorative yoga share many similarities but are distinctly different. A balanced blend of lecture, discussion and practice, this 10-hour workshop will explore the similarities and differences between these two amazing practices. Professional yoga teachers will gain tools for more effectively leading classes; non-teachers will gain insights to help deepen their own practices.
All are welcome to participate, whether a yoga teacher or not. Participants may enroll in the entire workshop, individual sessions, or only the practice portions.
Session 1: Intro to Yin & Restorative Yoga (4 hours)
We’ll discuss similarities and differences between these two styles of yoga and how some of the most common poses are taught. Session will include a 1-hour blended yin & restorative practice.
Session 2: Restorative Yoga Basics (3 hours)
We’ll take a deeper look at restorative yoga and it’s many variations. Session will conclude with a 1-hour restorative practice.
Session 3: Yin Yoga Basics (3 hours)
We’ll take a deeper look at yin yoga. Session will conclude with a 1-hour yin practice.
YA CEUs: 10 contact hours for entire session
The chakras are seven energy centers in the body that affect our physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being. When the chakras are blocked or inactive, imbalances occur and energy is low. Awakening these energy centers through gentle postures and meditation can help us bring positivity, peace, clarity, energy and balance into our lives. These workshops are appropriate for all levels of experience.
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