30-Hour Teacher Training
with David Kim
Schedule: 15 – 18 Feb 2018
Location: YogaKula Vienna
Early-Bird € 599 by 31 Dec 2017, regular price € 699
Yin Yoga is one of the most influential styles of yoga in the world.
A much-needed counterbalance to Power or Vinyasa styles, Yin exercises our body and mind through longer, passive postures that apply gentle stress to our joint tissues through bodyweight and gravity.
Yin anatomy combines Eastern and Western perspectives by highlighting the unique potential – rather than standardized “norms” – of our bodies. This course empowers teachers to move beyond memorized verbal cues and “pretty” poses, by developing a clearer ability to observe different body types and a more spacious understanding of asana. We will learn how to develop a meditative classroom space that encourages students to recognize their habitual mental distractions, where most suffering originates.
In this 30-Hour Course, you will learn:
• Fundamental Yin Yoga Postures, Modifications, and Sequences
• Functional Anatomy Focused on Skeletal Variations, Proportions, and Connective-Tissue Research
• How To Understand Bodies, Instead of Memorizing Poses
• How To Integrate Mindfulness Into Asana and Meditation
• How To Integrate a Yin Approach Into Yang-style classes
8:00 – 10:30: Lecture: Anatomy, Theory, Methodology
10:30 – 12:00: Yin Asana Practice
12:00 – 13:00: Lunch Break
13:00 – 16:30: Looking at Bodies; Mindfulness Meditation
How Will Yin Yoga Improve My Teaching Skills?
The Yin approach to anatomy empowers both newer and experienced teachers to expand their teaching vocabulary beyond simplistic verbal cues. Yin teachers learn how to recognize different body types and then adjust the postures to support each person’s unique structure. Yin yoga creates a quiet space for students to observe their habitual mental distractions – an ideal foundation for meditation practice.
A Senior YogaWorks Teacher Trainer, David Kim (E-RYT500) teaches Yin Yoga in the style of his pioneering mentors Paul & Suzee Grilley. His continuing anatomy studies include cadaver dissections with fascia pioneers Gil Hedley & Tom Myers, and research updates at international Fascia conferences and functional-movement workshops. David’s meditation practice is rooted in the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program, developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn.