“Harmony is a beautiful balance between mind, body and soul measured in tender peaceful moments” -Melanie Koulouris
Do you want to feel more grounded in your yoga and meditation practice or maybe look to deepen your Yin during yoga practice?
Are you ready to relax, let go and heal your body and mind?
Do you want to learn how to understand and balance the Yin & Yang energies within yourself and in your life?
Maybe you are already a yoga teacher and would like to invite more Yin into your teachings?
You have come to the right place; This Yin Yoga Training is the course that will guide you there!
This Yin Yoga Teacher Training is for experienced and aspiring yoga teachers and students alike who wish to enhance their knowledge of yin yoga – “the quiet practice”. One will discover the anatomical and energetic theories of yin yoga for their own personal practice and/or with the intention to teach. Turning our attention inwards, to connect to the true essence of ourselves. One will gain a myriad of insights and enhanced self-awareness, assessing the needs and limitations of any individual student.
What is Yin Yoga?
Yin Yoga is a slow-paced and passive style of Yoga where postures or asanas are held for extended periods of time ranging from three to six minutes. Yin yoga focuses on the connective tissue of the body (tendons, fascia, and ligaments) to increase circulation in the joints and improve flexibility.
Yin yoga originated on the Taoist concepts of Yin and Yang, opposite and complementary principles in nature. Yang is masculine, active, hot, sun, changing, and upward moving. Yin is feminine, passive, cold, moon, stable, and downward moving. In this training, you will learn the concepts Yin and Yang applied to yoga practice, the differences between them, and how they complement each other.
Yin practice is a more meditative approach to Yoga, bringing our focus more inwards and allowing ourselves to go deeper into the body. When we relax and let go of our physical bodies, we can start releasing stuck and unprocessed emotions. These feelings can manifest as tension and stress, which Yin helps to release. The practice will help promote optimum health and balance for both your external and internal systems. Some of the other benefits of Yin include deepening self-awareness, facilitating deep relaxation, calming the central nervous system, increasing energy flow, mental clarity, inspiring self-exploration, and enlightening inner silence and peace.
Who is this training for?
Those who want to establish, develop and understand your Yin Yoga practice.
Those who want to explore a different style of Yoga to balance their personal practice.
Those who want to establish and develop their meditation practice.
Those who would like to learn how to slow down the pace of life.
Those who would like to encourage mindfulness into their practice and life.
Those who would like to learn how to calm the central nervous system.
Those who would like to deepen their self-awareness and concentration.
Those who are already yoga teachers and would like to include Yin Yoga and meditation into their teachings.
Those who would like to understand the holistic principles of how to nourish their mind, body & soul.
What will you learn in this course?
Understanding the Yin Yoga practice and development of your Yin practice.
How to teach Yin Yoga and develop your teaching voice.
How to create and hold a safe, trusting space for your class.
Developing a meditation practice.
Stabilizing and deepening a yin yoga practice.
Bringing understanding to our emotions.
Differences between Yin and Yang Yoga practice, the benefits of each, and how they complement each other.
Learning how to recognize when there is an imbalance in the body that could lead to illness or disease.
Developing awareness into the subtle bodies.
Learning to embody the Yin quality in your life, opening to acceptance, receptivity, compassion, stillness, and self-love.
Learn how to listen to our bodies, get to know one’s patterns, belief systems, what creates our reality in our life, and how one shifts them in a conscious way.
What will you study in this training?
In this Yin Yoga Teacher Training program, we will study the history of yin yoga and apply yin theory to the practice. Learning anatomy applied to the Yin practice, we will learn and develop skills in analyzing the bone structure, compression, and tension of our students. In learning Yin asana, pranayama, and meditation along with the subtle bodies and chakras, we will have the opportunity to learn – in a safe environment – to read a human being, to sense our own limitations, and test and recognize those of others.
By the end of this course, you will have secured a solid understanding of Yin Yoga and will be able to confidently guide others in developing their own Yin Yoga practice and teachings in a safe and engaging way.
The Art of Yin Yoga
– History of Yin Yoga.
– Yin Yoga theory and application.
– Stabilizing and deepening a Yin Yoga practice.
– Comparison of a Yin and Yang practice.
– Yin Asana benefits and contraindications.
– Archetypal poses and their variations.
– Appropriate use of props.
– How to create and hold a safe space.
– Developing your teaching voice.
– Sequencing Yin Yoga classes.
– Anatomy applied to Yin Yoga.
– Compression and tension theory.
– The fascia and connective tissue.
– Yin and Yang are related to the body.
– The physical and subtle bodies
– The 5 koshas and energy fields.
– The Chakra system and how to relate it to daily life.
– How to recognize imbalances in the subtle bodies.
– The sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system.
– Understanding the relaxation response.
Pranayama & Meditation
– Qi, Prana, or life–force energy.
– Nadi Shodhana and nostril breathing.
– Belly breathing (diaphragmatic breathing).
– Full Yogic breath and practice.
– Long Exhale breathing.
– Bhramari humming bee breathing.
– Chakra balance and meditation.
– Mindfulness awareness meditation.
– Walking meditation.
– Metta loving-kindness meditation.
– Soham meditation.
WHAT DOES TUITION INCLUDE?
All Materials Provided
In-Person Yin Training: All classes, fees, and materials such as manual, further readings, workbook, personal feedback from Alicia about your final assignment and how to teach Yin Yoga. You will receive your diploma upon successful completion of the course.
You Will Also Get:
Personalized feedback and support from Alicia when you need some extra guidance during your training.
Access to a beautiful community of Yin Yoga teachers around the world that you can connect with at any time to share your experiences with.
This training qualifies students for 65 hours of Yoga Alliance Continuing Education contact hours. Students will receive a homologated certificate from Yoga Alliance at the end of the training.
Life-Long Yoga Practice
By the end of this course, you will have secured a solid understanding of Yin Yoga & Meditation and will be able to confidently guide others in developing their own Yin Yoga practice and teachings in a safe and engaging way.
ABOUT THIS TRAINING
Alicia believes overall health and wellbeing are not solely achieved by working with only the physical body but also by maintaining emotional stability and mental clarity. One of the main goals of this training is to promote mindfulness and healing through Yin Yoga and Meditation. The practice of Yin Yoga allows the students to understand who they are as a whole and invite them to discover themselves on a much deeper level. The word Yoga means to unify all aspects of self; the emotional, energetic, mental, spiritual, and the physical, so by using the practice of Yoga and mediation for healing and self-discovery.
Alicia’s backgrounds are from extensive healing modalities, including Thai Massage, Reiki, and Cranial Sacral Therapy. These have given her extensive knowledge and understanding of the human body and psyche. Her extensive training and personal practice allow her to share the connection of the mind, body, and soul with students during Yoga. Alicia is sharing this training from a place of healing, compassion, understanding, and love for her students to grow and expand on all levels and hoping to encourage them to embrace their unique journey through the study of Yoga.
The world we live in right now moves and changes at such a fast pace that we find ourselves chasing and looking for answers, peace, and happiness externally. During this training, Alicia will provide the time and space that we all need to look within, learn to listen, and get to know our bodies and ourselves. This will be a way we can begin to learn to understand what we all need for healing—inviting students to use these mindfulness and self-awareness tools to benefit themselves and others.
About the Teachers
Lead Yin Yoga & Meditation Teacher
Alicia has practiced and taught around North America, Europe, and Asia for more than ten years. She is an experienced yoga teacher E-RYT 500 who has been teaching Yoga Teacher Trainings since 2015. She trained in various lineages and schools in Thailand, India, Indonesia, Spain, and the USA; Ashtanga Vinyasa, Hatha Yoga, Akhanda Yoga, Vikasa Yoga, and Yin Yoga. Alicia has completed over 500 hours of Yin Yoga training with Yin Yoga Master Sarah Powers, Tina Nance, Jamie Clarke and Beta Lisboa.
Anatomy Teacher & Myofascial Release
Andrea is a Physiotherapist and Yoga Therapist, also a dedicated ashtanga yoga practitioner. With over 15 years of experience as a physiotherapist, she is an expert in pain treatment, structural realignment, and case resolution. She is also specialized in therapeutic massage, fascia release, and dry needling while doing customized pain treatments, combining various techniques such as Foot Reflexology and neuromuscular bandage (Kinesiotaping).
Tao (Taopik Setiawan S.TP)
Yin Yoga & Myofascial Release Teacher
Tao is a yoga instructor based in Bali. He is certified RYS 550 hours and 150 hours of Thai Yoga Therapy from the Thai Traditional
Medicine Association of Thailand. Tao studied Yin Yoga with Alicia Casillas, and he is passionately sharing the teaching of Yin Yoga combined with Myofascial Release. Tao also teaches hatha yoga, dancing with gravity, and movement with a holistic approach that integrates a range of practical techniques to help facilitate each individual’s health, happiness, and freedom.
Embodiment Flow Teacher
Jasmine has been practicing yoga for more than 8 years, studying with international teachers such as Janet Stone, Tara Judelle, and Carlos Tao. Her classes fuse different styles, where flow, intuitive movement, the nervous system, and the breath, are the doors to land more in the body and return home. Her wish is that each class becomes a unique experience, a work of art, that opens the door to the mystery of our inner self. Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime!
Resources and Materials
– Comprehensive Yin Yoga Training Manual training.
– Yin & Yang Yoga Sessions.
– Video Lectures and Presentations.
– All course activities, workshops, and classes.
– Further reading.
– Kit box on how to sequence your Yin Yoga sessions.
– Class sequences are prepared for you to teach and practice at home or in your studio.
– Homework and final assignment.
You Will Also Get…
– Personalized feedback and support from Alicia for when you need some extra guidance during your training.
– Access to a beautiful community of Yin Yoga teachers around the world that you can connect with at any time to share your experiences with.
– A 65-hour certificate accredited by International Yoga Alliance upon completion of the course. (YACEP)
€699 In-person training (Early bird €599)
Location: Radiantly Alive (Ubud)
Upon completion of the program, the foundations for teaching yin yoga will be securely in place.
In the fast-paced world of the 21st century, yin yoga offers the perfect balance for teachers and students alike.