Nov 3, 2019 - Nov 8 2019
Esalen Institute, California
Insight Yoga Teacher Training Intensive Secondary Level
Inner pranic practices and further Mindfulness training with Yin Yoga sequences
A 5-day residential 30-hour Yoga Alliance registered intensive.
This course is for Yin teachers who want to use the Yin yoga class as a doorway for developing the subtle body, Mindfulness practice and psychological inquiry.
We consider this a Secondary Level training. We require that you have completed (will complete) Insight Yoga Teacher Training Intensive Primary Level with Sarah Powers (10 day).
For details about the current Insight Yoga Teacher Training Intensive Primary Level offerings, please see:
- Beijing, China – May/June 2019 (Details & Registration coming soon)
- Esalen, Big Sur, California – August 2019
This is a 30-hour Yoga Alliance training and attendance in the entire program is required. In order to be eligible to receive the Certificate of Completion for this course, you must attend all of the hours of the training, and complete the required assigned essay. Please plan your time and travel accordingly in order to not miss any of the sessions.
Yin yoga encourages holding floor poses for long periods to enhance the Chi or energy distribution through the fascia, organs, and bones. Restoring the flow of Chi within us has a direct impact on our psychological states, encouraging increased ease of being, a foundation for authentic meditation to occur. After we have established a clear understanding of how and why to practice Yin yoga, we can begin to look more closely at the pranic and mind training aspect available to us while in the poses, and as a separate seated practice.
In this course, we will NOT focus on how and why to practice Yin Yoga (assuming you already know these things), INSTEAD we will explore the inner methods; various breath patterns and retentions, visualizations for the health of the organs, contemplations in the poses, as well as the foundation methods of Buddhist Mindfulness.
Each session will include a lecture, yin yoga session, seated meditation practices focusing on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, as well as interactive discussion time. Included will be handouts and suggestions for reading.
Study and Reading
Acquiring an intellectual understanding of the rich diversity of Yoga and Buddhism inspires one’s dedication to the path of awakening; it also fosters a clear level of communication and discussion with others.
Students will be provided a reading list 2-3 months prior to the start of the training and are required to read the books assigned for this training before they arrive. Readings from these books are an integral part of the training so please order the materials upon receipt of the reading list so you have ample time to read them before the training begins.
Outside reading prior to and during the course will be required to enrich one’s overall understanding.
A training manual will be handed out on the first day of class.