Yin Yoga Teacher Training: Foundations-Level 1
Yin Yoga Teacher Training Foundations (Level 1)
Level 1: (30 hours total) 20 face to face; 10 on-line
Dates: March 27-29, 2020
CONTACT HOURS: In person- 20
Meeting Days + Times:
Saturday- 12:00pm- 9:00pm
Discover the rich potential that Yin Yoga can offer to your yoga teaching and personal practice. Join Tracey Sondik, Psy.D., 500-E-RTY yoga instructor, C-IAYT teacher for the Center for Integrative Yoga Studies, and clinical psychologist for this special weekend yin yoga teaching training program designed for yoga teachers, mental health professionals, and serious students. Gain insight into the ways of quiet surrender and learn how seeing things as they are acts as a gateway to the peace you and your students/clients long to experience.
Yin Yoga invites you to meet yourself fully, in a direct way, infused with kindness and experienced through the body. This practice, which takes place primarily through long held floor postures, transforms your physical practice and develops concentration, mindful awareness, and ease. When coupled with a blend of ancient wisdom teachings (tantric philosophy and buddha dharma) and western psychology, it also revolutionizes personal growth.
This Yin Yoga program sheds light on the quieter side of yoga that is very often eclipsed by the frenetic pace of life and the more yang versions of yoga currently in demand. In both sessions learn how to slow way down through Yin Yoga and meditation practice, be immersed in the body, and have time to feel into the core channels of your being. Explore your subtle nature emerging as you gain a deeper understanding of your mind, your inner emotional world, and the blockages and barriers that keep you from living a more authentic life.
Combining Yin Yoga practice, meditation instruction and practice, presentation/lecture, demonstrations, dyad work, and group dialogue/discussion provides a broad container and give space to dive deep.
Understand the physical & energetic benefits of Yin Yoga as you explore:
● Poses – approximately 20 poses with variations to target the 12 major meridians connected to 6 yin-yang meridians pairs of organs
● Chinese Meridian Theory- The basic tenets of this system, five elements, concentrating on attributes of the 6 main Yin/ Yang meridian pairs
● Anatomy in Yin practice the role of muscles, the placement of bones- structural alignments, the impact of load & traction
● Sequences understanding of sequencing for physical impact (ie release in particular areas of body) for energetic impact (improving chi flow and organ health)
● Props and modifications when and how to offer variations, assisting in Yin poses
● Basic overview of ancient wisdom teachings – tantric philosophy, buddha dharma and western psychology philosophies
● Meditation in Yin poses – understanding the role of mindfulness & concentration
1. Insight Yoga by Sarah Powers
2. Yin Yoga: Principals and Practice by Paul Grilley
3. Mindfulness in Plain English by Bhante Henepola Gunaratana
Items to bring: meditation cushion or bench, extra blankets, journal
375.00 Early Bird pricing (By February 27, 2020)
450.00 Regular Pricing
Separate Materials fee: – $10.00 per manual- bring check or cash
Tracey Sondik is a licensed clinical psychologist, E-RYT 500 hour yoga teacher, certified C-IAYT yoga therapist, certified MBSR and iRest instructor. Tracey loves teaching therapeutic yoga including Yin, Restorative, and Yoga Nidra for groups and individuals. Tracey is an endorsed Insight Yin Yoga teacher under Sarah Powers. She leads nationally recognized mindfulness programs and retreats, and Yin Yoga Teacher Training Immersions for yoga teachers, yoga therapists, and mental health professionals. Tracey has a strong background in brain /behavior, working as a neuropsychologist with an expertise in neuropsychological assessment, trauma-informed therapies, and integrative medicine. She has authored several publications and book chapters around holistic behavioral treatment for different mental health conditions, yoga for addiction, and is currently writing a book on yin yoga and mental health that is set to be published in 2020. Tracey is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Yale University Department of Psychiatry, and adjunct faculty member at University of Hartford Graduate School of Professional Psychology in Hartford, CT and Maryland University of Integrative Health Master’s of Science Yoga Therapy program in Laurel, Maryland.