There is something for all levels of participants in this master class. This master class is open to students, non-teachers, and teachers. You do not have to be a student of Yoga University to attend this master class.
Yin Yoga is a very simple practice. We settle into an asana for 3-7 minutes and slowly relax our muscles to allow the deeper drier tissues–the connective tissues that wrap our muscles and make up our joint capsules–to be safely and therapeutically stretched, stimulated, and strengthened.
The alignment rules of the postures are also simple, but more importantly, they are functional and organic: We listen to our bodies and lead ourselves into the shape that follows the natural contours of our spine, pelvis, and hips. However, bringing ourselves into this simplicity can be quite challenging. The practice of being still and quiet for minutes at a time can be trying enough, let alone while dropping into a powerful stretch that moves across wide sheets of fascia and drops deep into the ligaments of the joints. And listening to our bodies to find the natural alignment of the pose requires a power of discrimination and an understanding and familiarity with the ever-changing sensations in the body.
Date: Thursday, February 2, 2023
Cost: $50 Early - $60 Late - Discount Deadline is Thursday, January 26, 2023
Refund Policy - one month prior to the event FULL refund less $20 - after 1 month prior to the event NO REFUNDS
Link to register https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=12529&stype=-101&sView=week&sLoc=0&date=02/02/23
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This is one of our most popular trainings. Back after a 3-year break, Yin Yoga Variations: An Intro to Leading a Practice of Surrender Featuring the Twisted Tree Archetype with Senior Paul Grilley Trainer, Joe Barnett is one of our most popular trainings!
There is something for everyone in this immersion. This training is open to all from beginner to advanced yogis. It is open to students, non-teachers, and teachers. You do NOT have to be a student of Yoga University to attend this training.
YIN VARIATIONS TT: An Intro to Leading a Practice of Surrender Featuring The Twisted Tree Archetype
Yin Yoga is a simple practice of quiet and surrender, a practice of settling into a posture for 3-7 minutes, relaxing the body’s resistance, allowing the deeper and stiffer tissues, the fascia that wrap muscles and form joint capsules, to be safely and therapeutically stretched, hydrated, and strengthens . At the same time, the techniques naturally offer a deep rest for the body, and a refuge for the mind and heart.
Yin Yoga is a functional practice.
Guiding students toward this simplicity and surrender can be challenging. It requires a general understanding and appreciation of the infinite complexity of human variation. Physically, mentally and emotionally, every Yogi is unique and requires a unique approach. Realizing this, the founder of Yin Yoga, Paul Grilley, along with his senior students and assistants developed a system of Archetypes and Variations and various dialogue practices to help teachers help their students toward greater self-knowledge.
This Yin Variations 25-Hour TT will guide the student-teachers through the 3-Phase cycle of a Yin Yoga practice:
The Yin teacher’s two voices: group leader and one-on-one consultant.
Through a hands-on, interactive study of anatomy and movement, the Yin teacher appreciates the endless variety of humankind. Through personal explorations of the Yin Yoga Postures as well as dialogue techniques, “Narrations,” with fellow students, she gains a set of practical tools to successfully lead a class, or an individual through a one-on-one.
Posture Analyses: Anatomy and Function.
All Yin Foundations courses include a brief analysis of each of the 5 Yin Yoga Archetypes. In each of the Yin Foundations courses, a deeper study of one of the five. In this course, we will spend extra time on the Swan Archetype and its target areas, the glutes, and the lateral thigh.
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Joe Barnett is an ERYT-500 Yoga Teacher Trainer, based in Tucson, AZ.
Joe was the original assistant and is still one of the few primary assistants to Paul Grilley, the founder of Yin Yoga and innovator of a highly popular functional approach to anatomy and yoga asana. Joe has also recently copy-edited Grilley’s recent works on meditation, philosophy, and energy work. Joe has been teaching Yin and Yang forms of Yoga for 2 decades, and continues traveling nationally and internationally throughout each year offering presentations and trainings based on his long-time mentor’s work. Staying true to the curriculum of Paul Grilley, Joe provides a deep study (both experiential and anatomical) of skeletal variation, the fascia system, and yoga asana.
Joe also leads a study into the more subtle mind/body practices. Through a framework of the revered texts Patanjali Yoga Sutras and Bhagavad Gita, and the tantric practices of Pranayama and Chakra meditation as inspired by Dr. Hiroshi Motoyama, Joe guides pranayama techniques that combine breath and imagery to soothe the mind, calm the nervous system and nurture Spirit.
Currently, he is in training to be an end-of-life doula, volunteers at his local hospice, and strives to find ways to integrate the education and normalization of death and dying with the philosophies and techniques of yoga.
However, Joe’s playtime is usually spent playing poorly at chess, learning Sanskrit, loving his goats and cats and family, practicing acroyoga, and studying anatomy, including a regular dissection course focused on the fascia layers, and one focused on the brain.
Quote from Joe's teachers - "Joe Barnett has been our friend and assistant for many years. He has two qualities that make him an excellent presenter: he knows the anatomical principles and he relates to people in a sympathetic manner. His presentations are unhurried, hands-on demonstrations, this is the easiest way to absorb these ideas.” ~ Paul and Suzee Grilley