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Metta-Infused Yin: Cultivating Stillness, Science of Stretch
May 4 @ 11:00 am - May 6 @ 5:00 pm
Yin Yoga and Restorative Yoga are often confused as the same or a similar practice. They are meant to be quite different, restorative is finding neutral sensation while Yin is purposefully eliciting sensations in the body. Often times, Yin is taught without the support of props, without the guide of mindfulness and without attention to keeping ligaments and tendons safe during practice. With the newest research out in stretching, we now know that the body needs support to begin to warm the fascia slowly and that isometric contractions strengthen the ligaments and tendons through a stretch. Samantha leads this training with a mindful attention to detail, biomechanics and weaves in Metta, loving kindness practice, to aid the body and heart in relaxing into the asanas. Incorporating Metta softens the heart as for some students, the sensations in Yin can bring up strong emotions and thoughts. Samantha believes this is a powerful time to bring awareness and kindness into practice. Careful attention is also paid to the joints and spine in this training so that trainees are better skilled in keeping themselves and their students healthy and safe during practice. Trainees will also learn to apply practice therapeutically, following the TCM meridians, in order to sequence specialized practice when needed. Join Sam for this super yummy training and begin to weave Yin safely, into your own practice and classes. A manual will be provided as well as 18 hours of CEU’s available for teachers. Required reading: Yin Yoga by Bernie Clark.
May 4-6, 2018
Friday, May 4: 11-5pm
Saturday, May 5: 12-5pm
Sunday, May 6: 12-5pm
$300 if enrolled by April 27
$350 if enrolled after April 27