• Day 1

     

    • 08.00 – 09.30 Opening the circle, Mindful Yin Yoga for Lung and Heart Meridians and Mindfulness Meditation practice
    • 09.30 – 10.00 break
    • 10.00 - 11.00 Teaching Methodology and Philosophy of Mindful Yin Yoga and MBSR Mindfulness Meditation.

    o   Brief history and benefits of Mindfulness

    o   History and what is Mindful Yin and Mindfulness-based Interventions

    • 11.00 – 13.30 Mindful Yin practice, Training & Practicum, Anatomy (subtle and physical)

    o   Introduction to the ‘What Stops me?’ Spectrum The role of fascia and human variation on range of motion

    o   Exploring the differences between Mindful Yin Yoga and Restorative Yoga

    o   Meridian Theory overview and exploring the Governing Vessel and Conceptual Vessel Meridians

    o   Anatomy of a Mindful Yin Yoga class

    o   Review of Mindful Yin Yoga Spinal Health sequence

    o   Mindful Yin Yoga Asanas – Sphinx, butterfly, caterpillar, reclining twist practice and practicum

    • 13.30 - 15.00 Break 
    • 15.00 - 17.00 Mindful Yin practice, Training & Practicum and MBSR Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction meditation workshop

    o   Exploring Mindfulness and Mindful Yin Yoga

    o   Raisin exercise, conclusions, autopilot and the relevance to how we practice asana

    o   Defining “deepening practice” at the level of body sensations, thoughts and emotions

    o   Exploring the Intention, Attention, Attitude for Mindful Yin

    • 17.00 – 19.00 Mindful Yin practice, Training & Practicum

    o   Morning workshop continues, practice teaching todays asanas in pairs

    Day 2

     

    • 08.00 – 09.30 Mindful Yin Yoga for Spinal Health and Mindfulness Meditation practice
    • 09.30 – 10.00 break
    • 10.00 - 11.00 Anatomy (subtle and physical) Teaching Methodology, Training and Practicum

    o   How a pranayama and mudra practice supports Mindful Yin

    o   Pranayama practical Awareness of Breathing, Ocean breath & Nadhi Shodana

    o   Mudras for Mindful Yin Yoga

    o   Exploring the Liver and Gallbladder meridians

    • 11.00 - 13.30 Mindful Yin practice, training & practicum, Anatomy (subtle and physical)

    o   Review of Mindful Yin Yoga Liver and Gallbladder sequence

    o   Mindful Yin Yoga Asanas – Swan, Supine crescent moon, Shoelace, Dragonfly, Seal practice and practicum

    • 13.30 - 15.00 Break 
    • 15.00 - 17.00 Mindful Yin practice, training & practicum and MBSR Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction meditation workshop

    o   MBSR Workshop Exploring our Perceptions and relationships to challenges and stressors in life and yoga

    • 17.00 - 19.00 Mindful Yin practice, training & practicum

    o   Morning workshop continues, practice teaching in pairs

    Day 3

     

    • 08.00 – 09.30 Mindful Yin Yoga practice for the Liver and Gallbladder Meridians and Mindfulness Meditation practice
    • 09.30 – 10.00 Break
    • 10.00 - 11.00 Anatomy (subtle and physical) Teaching Methodology and Philosophy of Mindful Yin Yoga and MBSR Mindfulness Meditation, Training and Practicum.

    o   How Meditations supports health and wellbeing

    o   Pranayama - Orbiting Energy & 3 Step Breathing Space

    o   Exploring the Stomach and Spleen meridians

    • 11.00 - 13.30 Mindful Yin practice, Training & Practicum

    o   Review of Mindful Yin Stomach and Spleen sequence

    o   Practical Mindful Yin Yoga Asanas – Childs pose, Saddle, Dragon series, Savasana practice and practicum

    • 13.30 - 15.00 Break 
    • 15.00 - 17.00 Mindful Yin practice, Training & Practicum and MBSR Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction meditation workshop

    o   MBSR Workshop The Power of being present: Living all your moments on and off the mat

    o   Staying present with the pleasant, unpleasant and neutral experiences of our Yin Yoga practice

    o   Coming to our senses to deepen embodiment of Yin

    • 17.00 - 19.00 Mindful Yin practice, Training & Practicum

    o   Morning workshop continues, practice teaching in pairs

    Day 4

     

    • 08.00 – 09.30 Mindful Yin Yoga for the Stomach and Spleen Meridians and Mindfulness Meditation practice
    • 09.30 – 10.00 Break
    • 10.00 - 11.00 Anatomy (subtle and physical) Teaching Methodology and Philosophy of Mindful Yin Yoga and MBSR Mindfulness Meditation.

    o   Guiding Mindfulness-based Meditations, review of scripts and tips for guiding

    o   Exploring the Kidney and Urinary Bladder meridian

    • 11.00 - 13.30 Mindful Yin practice, Training & Practicum

    o   Review of Mindful Yin Kidney and Urinary Bladder sequence

    o   Practical Mindful Yin Yoga Asanas – Melting Heart, Happy Baby, Rag Doll, Snail, Triple Warmer practice and practicum

    • 13.30 - 15.00 Break 
    • 15.00 - 17.00 Mindful Yin practice, training & practicum and MBSR Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction meditation workshop

    o   Cultivating Curiosity to the whole of my experience both on and off the mat

    o   Working with body sensations, thoughts and emotions during practice

    • 17.00 - 19.00 Mindful Yin practice, Training & Practicum

    o   Morning workshop continues, practice teaching in pairs

    Day 5

     

    • 08.00 – 09.30 Mindful Yin Yoga for the Kidney and Urinary Bladder Meridians and Mindfulness Meditation practice
    • 09.30 – 10.00 Break
    • 10.00 – 10.30 Mindful Yin practice, training & practicum

    o   Preparation to teach a 30 minute Mindful Yin Yoga asana session in pairs

    • 10.30 - 12.30 Mindful Yin practice, training & practicum

    o   Pairs teaching of a 30 minute Mindful Yin Yoga asana session

    o   Regroup and review

    • 12.30 – 13.30 Mindful Yin practice, training & practicum and MBSR Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction meditation workshop

    o   Building on our foundation of Mindfulness and Mindful Yin – paying attention to our capacity to respond to stressors and challenges both on and off our mats

    • 13.30 - 15.00 Break 
    • 15.00 - 18.00 Anatomy (subtle and physical) Teaching Methodology and Practice, Training and Practicum

    o   Coming full circle, review of Lung, Heart, Intestines meridian

    o   Review of Mindful Lung, Heart, Intestines sequence

    o   Maka Ho stretches practical

    o   Teaching Mindful Yin Summary

    o   Question and Answers

    • 18.00 – 19.00 Closing the circle, certificates and goodbyes

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