Everything in the natural world contains Yin & Yang, two opposite and complementary components. Yin yoga is the natural balancer to a more active practice Whether you want to teach Yin Yoga or take a deeper dive into the benefits of a Yin Yoga Practice, you'll complete the weekend with a fresh perspective of balance, and a deeper understanding of the physical, emotional and energetic benefits of this quieter yoga practice. Objectives:
The History and Philosophy of Yin & Yang
Chinese Traditions and Yin Yoga
The Zang Fu Organ Systems
The 12 Major Meridians
Anatomy of Yin Tissues in the Body
For targeted physical areas of the body
For targeted meridians and organ systems
For targeted energetic areas of the body
How to Incorporate Ball Rolling
How to Incorporate Meditation
Recommended Reading: Yin Yoga by Bernie Clark Meet the Teacher: Andrea Brown Gleason, Maine YogaFest, & Scarborough Yoga Owner, RYT 500, E-RYT 200, YACEP Owner of Scarborough Yoga, Co-Founder of sheJAMs, LLC, (an all-women’s triathlon club), USAT Certified Coach Level 1, 2006, Event Director of the Maine YogaFest, E-RYT 500, and YACEP Yoga Teacher ~ Jacqui Bonwell’s Sacred Seed, Master Reiki Practitioner, Usui Lineage ~ Laurra Sheldon. She has also completed two Yin Teacher Trainings with Josh Summers, Restorative Yoga Teacher Training and Aerial Yoga Teacher Training with Robin Ivy Payton, Sequencing with Amy Ippoliti.
Andrea grew up in Portland, and lives in South Portland. She started practicing Yoga when she was training for a triathlon. Chronically pulling a rib out of alignment during training, she treated with a chiropractor who told her she could do more for herself than he could do and told her to practice yoga. Thus began a new journey into the practice of yoga. Andrea started out predominantly practicing vinyasa and gradually shifted to focus more on the quieter, but not necessarily easier, practice of Yin Yoga. “Yin Yoga balances the Yang in my life, of which there is plenty!”, she says. “Practicing yoga creates breathing room. Room to pause before I react and recover when I do react to life’s challenges. It's the perfect complement to life!"