Yin Yoga Teacher Training (Level 1)
50-hour Yoga Teacher Training


» 2013 Dates and pricing  

      • Arrival October 27 - Departure November 2, 2013

        Includes tuition, training manual:

Price per person: $ 800


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Directed by Biff Mithoefer, 500-ERYT
50-hr credit towards Nosara Yoga Institute 1000-hr Certification (50 Yoga Alliance CEUs)

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Directed By:

Biff Mithoefer

Yin Yoga Training - Nosara Yoga Institute
Yin Yoga uses long held postures that support us in accessing the deeper, more Yin parts of ourselves. In this 5-day training we will look at how this practice with its ancient yogic roots can affect our physical, energetic and emotional bodies. Through this understanding we will explore ways to lead a Yin class, and to incorporate Yin postures and philosophy into any practice.

Yin yoga is a very passive style of yoga. Simple seated poses are held for approximately 3 minutes to release the facia. This yoga is focused on the facia of the body to stimulate the meridians and prana flow. Where ashtanga and vinyasa are considered a Yang Experience, this yoga is on the opposite spectrum and considered Yin, very soft and meditative.

The training will include:

      • Taoist philosophy
      • The Yin practice of non-striving and how it influences our lives and our teaching
      • The movement of Qi or Prana in the body, and how it can be affected by Yin practice.
      • Anatomy and the understanding of our own natural pattern (li)
      • Sequencing a Yin class
      • What it means to hold a safe, sacred space for a Yin practice

Yin YogaThe workshop is suitable for Yoga teachers and experienced practitioners who wish to deepen their Yin practice. It will qualify as 50 hours of credit for Nosara Yoga Institute graduates toward their 500 or 1000 hour Yoga Alliance Certification. Level 2 of this training module will be offered at Nosara Yoga Institute October 27 - November 1, 2014.


Daily Schedule

6:00-7:30am       Morning Yoga Practice

10-1:00pm           Morning Session

4-6:30pm             Afternoon Session

Two Evening Sessions: 8-9:30pm




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