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, visualisations 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.
We consider this a Level II training. We require that you have taken Level I – Insight Yoga Teacher Training Intensive Yin/Yang Yoga & Mindfulness Meditation training or another meridian based yin yoga training (approved by Sarah) and have started a basic Mindfulness practice prior to attending this one.
Sarah will not be covering all the details about meridians in yin yoga during this training, and will focus on more specifics of Mindfulness practice. You can attend her level I training in August in Italy. For questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
This course is for Yin teachers or practitioners who want to use the Yin yoga class as a doorway for developing the subtle body, Buddhist Mindfulness meditation, and psychological realms. If you are interested in any future level III advanced teachings with Sarah (Warm-Hearted Awareness 6-month course), you will need to complete both the Level I Insight Yoga 8 or 10 day Teacher Training and this Level II Mindfulness and Inner Practices in Yin Yoga with her and complete the additional prerequisites listed here before applying.
Dates & Times
November 20-24 | 12:00-17:00
€ 850 Early Bird (if paid before 1 February)
€925 Late Bird
Amsterdam, Langerlust “ De Deel”
Sarah Powers began teaching in 1987. She is the founder and author of Insight Yoga. which interweaves the insights and practices of Yoga, Buddhism, Taoism, and Transpersonal Psychology into an integral practice to discover and enliven the body, heart and mind. Her yoga style blends both a Yin sequence of floor poses to enhance the meridian and organ systems, combined with an alignment-based slow flow or Yang practice, influenced by Viniyoga, Ashtanga, Iyengar teachings, and QI gong.
Sarah feels that enlivening the physical and pranic bodies, as well as learning to meet our psychological reactivity is paramount for preparing one to deepen and nourish insights into one’s essential nature – a natural state of awareness. She has competed level 3 of Internal Family Systems Therapy training and been a student of Transpersonal Psychology for 28 years. She also draws from her in-depth training in the Vipassana, Tantric and Dzogchen practices of Buddhism.
Her main influences have been Tsoknyi Rinpoche, Jennifer Welwood, Lama Tsultrim Allione, Bhante Gunaratana, Lama Pema Dorje, Stephen and Martine Batchelor, B. Alan Wallace, and Anam Thubten.See profile ›
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.