Teacher: Addie deHilster, E-RYT 500
Dates: WEEKEND of NOV 15TH-17TH, 2019
Location: The Yoga Mat, Anaheim
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15th: 7pm-9:30pm
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16th: 12pm-8pm
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17th: 12pm-8pm
Early Bird price of $350 through October 13th, 2019
Yin Yoga is a unique combination of Indian Yoga, Taoist practices, and Mindfulness Meditation. The body gradually releases its habitual holding as the poses are held passively for several minutes at a time, affecting the nervous system, the body’s connective tissues, and its energetic pathways, like a form of self-acupressure. Concentration, mindfulness, and receptivity are cultivated in the poses, making Yin Yoga a wonderful introduction to meditation.
In Level 1 “Guiding the Practice of Yin Yoga: Foundations,” you will learn about the anatomy of the body’s soft tissues (muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia), the energetic system (chi, prana, meridians), how to incorporate meditation, and of course, the major poses of Yin Yoga. We will cover how poses can be adapted for less flexible bodies or injuries, and how to practice safely without over-stretching. Therapeutic applications of Yin Yoga will be explored, including how to design classes that address ailments and energy imbalances through the meridians.
Addie deHilster (E-RYT 500, C-IAYT) has studied Yin Yoga in Vancouver, BC with renowned teacher, Bernie Clark, as well as in workshops and retreats with Paul Grilley and Sarah Powers, the primary founders of this style of yoga. Also a dedicated practitioner of Vipassana (Insight) Meditation, she continued her studies in the Mindfulness Yoga & Meditation training program at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, in which Yin Yoga was included as an embodied meditation practice. As a certified yoga therapist, Addie brings a Addie brings a gentle, healing perspective to the practice of Yin Yoga, informed by current research on the biomechanics of yoga. Addie leads Yin Yoga teacher trainings regionally, as well as leading the 200-hour teacher training program at Spiral Path Yoga Center, the studio she owns and operates in Los Angeles, CA.
This training is open to current and aspiring yoga teachers, as well as enthusiastic students who wish to spend the weekend immersed in all things Yin!