Yin Healing: Daoist Elements, Yoga Nidra and Reiki
In this program, Yin Yoga Therapy Teacher Training look deep into the healing wisdom of the Daoist elements and the Chi flow as well as the Mindfulness aspects of Yin. You will also learn all about the Art of Yoga Nidra and you will receive a Reiki Initiation if you wish.
In Yin Yoga as well as in Yoga Nidra and Reiki you will be exploring the concept of surrender and release while you are opening up to guidance from beyond. Make your way through layer upon layer of habitual holding patterns of emotional history deep inside your tissues, muscles, and cells. Releasing emotional tension, freeing stagnant or blocked energy. When you awaken and align your body’s underlying energy, you activate your innate process of healing and transformation. You will demystify how energy affects everything you do and feel and show you how to work with your body and your mind.
You will practice sequences according to physical or emotional issues where the alternative medicine aspect of Daoism offers the opportunity for deep healing and profound transformation. You will learn simple principles, tools, and practices that balance your subtle body which is how physical, emotional and spiritual healing begins so you can build vitality, unravel energetic blockages and boost your immunity.
Take the time out to listen to your body closely, to understand the transformative possibilities of being present with sensation means to experience mindfulness principles on a physical level. To let the body guide the mind to the ultimate experience of peace. To cultivate a loving-kindness attitude to ourselves, and from this place of abundance offering it to the world.
In addition to the Yin Yoga foundation, you will also learn all about Yoga Nidra’s background information. You will be introduced to explanations of the Yoga Nidra theory in both yogic and scientific terms. Experience the effects and applications of Yoga Nidra, as well as an introduction to possible sequential arrangements and in-depth exploration of how to practically prepare Yoga Nidra scripts stepwise for various different applications.
You will receive Reiki healing sessions and the Reiki Initiation and Certification inclusive of all theoretical background information, Reiki symbols, and practical guidance on how to use them. You will hands-on explore how to give Reiki sessions to others (theory and real-time practice) and how to perform Reiki distant healing (theory and real-time practice).
Yoga Nidra, or yogic sleep as it is commonly known, is a beautiful and powerful meditation technique that is becoming increasingly popular as a strong and effective antidote to our modern stressful lifestyles. It is one of the easiest yoga practices to develop and maintain. While the practitioner rests comfortably in savasana (corpse pose), this ancient systematic meditation technique takes you through the Pancha Maya kosha (five layers of self), leaving you with a sense of wholeness, rejuvenation and deep relaxation.
In Yoga Nidra, the practitioner becomes systematically and increasingly aware of the inner world by following a set of verbal instructions. The practitioner is guided into a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping that is conducive to deep emotional and physical healing, rewiring of the brain and deep self-exploration. Yoga Nidra is an effective and efficient way to access the “rest and digest” parasympathetic state of the nervous system and has been found very successful in reducing stress, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and anxiety.
Yoga Nidra is among the deepest possible states of relaxation, while still maintaining full consciousness. It helps to rest, restore, de-stress, increase awareness, undo bad habits and bring awareness to deep-rooted conditioned behavioural patterns, it helps bring insight into our true calling and will help with bringing our life into alignment with our truth. Thirty minutes of Yoga Nidra practice is said to be equivalent to three to four hours of deep sleep.
The health benefits of Yoga Nidra include:
- Relaxing and rejuvenating the body
- Soothing the nervous system
- Reducing fatigue
- Lowering high cholesterol and blood pressure levels
- Strengthening the immune system
- Improving the quality of sleep
- Reducing depression
- Reducing mental, emotional and physical pain
- Boosting concentration and memory
- Supporting brain function and boosting creativity
Reiki is an energy healing art with its roots in Japanese origin. The word Reiki comes from the Japanese word ‘Rei’ which means “Universal Life” and ‘Ki’ which means “Energy”. Reiki is not affiliated with any particular religion or religious practice. It is not a massage nor is it based on belief or suggestion. It is a subtle and effective form of energy work using guided life force energy. Reiki is the life energy that flows through all living things. Reiki practitioners understand that everyone has the ability to connect with their own healing energy and use it to strengthen the energy in themselves and help others.
It is believed that a person’s Ki or energy should be strong and free-flowing. When this is true a person’s body and mind are in a positive state of health. When the energy becomes weak or blocked it could lead to symptoms of physical or emotional imbalance. A Reiki session can help remove energetic blockages, ease tension and stress and can help support the body to facilitate an environment for healing on all levels - physical, mental, and emotional. A Reiki session is usually a very pleasant and deeply relaxing experience and is often utilized for one’s personal general wellbeing or for healing specific mental, emotional or physical conditions.
Reiki can be conducted either hands-on, in which several parts of the body are lightly touched by the practitioner’s hands to direct the energy there, or hands-off, where the hands are held slightly above the body. In addition, as Ki is not limited by distance or time, distant or remote Reiki healing is also possible without the client being physically present.
Yin Yoga Therapy Teacher Training see teaching yoga as an art fuelled by authenticity and creativity. A student's personal practice and the understanding that follows spark the inner teacher and sharing with others will come naturally and spontaneously.
In a Taoist / Zen way, they emphasize the value of breath, meditation, and intuition rather than ritual worship or rigorous following of old scriptures and perfect alignments. It matters how it feels much more than how it is supposed to look.
Yin Yoga Therapy Teacher Training acknowledge that every student and teacher has his or her own unique presence, energy, and teaching style. The Body-Mind-Soul Centre provides an ideal environment for learning and a practice process, where yoga teacher training courses are presented and practised in depth.
With successful completion of the training students will receive a Reiki Certificate from Eva Lisanne Brower, a Yoga Alliance affiliated Yoga Teacher Training Certificate from The Body-Mind-Soul Centre (registered school with Yoga Alliance) and a Yin Yoga Therapy Training Diploma as a component of Alexandra Denkinger M.D.(ACU) physical therapy practice, licensed and registered as Doctor of Medicine in Acupuncture M.D.(ACU) by the Indian Board of Alternative Medicine, affiliated with Yoga Alliance as a registered yoga teacher (RYT 500) and owner of The Body-Mind-Soul Centre (RYS 200).
Content Yin yoga therapy + Reiki + Yoga Nidra 100 hours of Training
Yin Yoga Foundations:
- History and people
- The basic components
- The challenges
- The practice principles
Yin Yoga Practice & Teaching:
- 25 classic Yin poses + variations + additional poses for the upper body
- 8-Points-Analysis Principle
- Sequences for each Daoist Element
- The Art of Sequencing and Teaching Yin
- Embodied practical experience
Initiation, Theory and Practice
- Yoga Nidra
- Practice, theory and teaching
Therapeutic Aspects of Yin Yoga:
- The Concept of Balance, Yin & Yang and Chi
- The Theory of the Daoist Elements, their Physical, Emotional and Energetic Value
- Deep Insight into the Oriental Medicine Meridians & their Healing Wisdom
- The Theory of the Three Treasures - Jing, Chi and Shen
- Acupressure points for each meridian and pose
- Anatomy of the mind
- The healing tools to transformation
- The power of visualisation, breath & the Dan Tiens
- Mindfulness history, concept and practice
- An Invitation to Mindful Living
Yin Yoga and the Movement-Mechanics of the Body:
- The theory of exercise - maintaining and improving mobility
- Yin Tissue & Fascia
- Everyone’s unique variation of the structure of our skeleton
- Compression vs. tension
- Aesthetic vs. functional alignment
- Fascia and tensegrity
- The Piezoelectric principle in the poses
Daily Yoga Practice
- Daily Yin Yoga practice and additional morning class for the self-practice of dynamic Yang styles of yoga for the balance
- Different meditations, chanting, healing sessions, a circle of transformation, mindful sunset/sunrise walks