13-Day Yin Yoga Therapy Teacher Training Retreat on Fuerteventura Island, Spain

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Suitable for beginner, advanced, and intermediate practitioners
Exploration of Yin yoga from all angles
Yin yoga therapy diploma and Yoga Alliance teacher certificate
Ancient teachings brought into a contemporary context
Daily healthy meals
Transformational healing circles and sunset beach walks
Mindfulness and Daoist healing philosophy of meridians and Chi flow in the body
Sea view apartment resort
Receive your Yin yoga certification and get a solid understanding of Yin yoga as a healing modality. 

In this Yin yoga certification program, you will learn all the essential elements of Yin yoga with more time to integrate and practice the therapeutic and mindfulness aspects. You look into the Yin side of yoga from all angles and dive in deep into the subject of how to apply Yin yoga as therapy.

Accommodation

Beach setting
Caters for vegetarian diets
Sauna
Steam room
Dining area
Restaurant
Yoga shala
Free Wi-Fi
Swimming pool (indoor)
Spa
Swimming pool (outdoor)
Kitchen
Terrace
Yoga studio
Hot tub / Jacuzzi
Yoga deck
Fuerteventura, known as the “European Caribbean”, has been declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. This island is located less than a hundred kilometres from the African coast, features a unique desert landscape, and has as its hallmark more than 150 kilometres of white sand beaches and turquoise waters.

As Miguel de Unamuno said, it is a piece of Sahara Africa launched in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Its sea breeze, loaded with negative ions, makes one completely relax as soon as you set foot on Fuerteventura, you easily feel as if you are on another planet. Find virgin and hidden white-water beaches, big waves or calm sea beaches as well as sandy lakes and charming fishing villages.

The venue
Just 400 meters from the beaches of Costa Calma, the venue The Esmeralda Maris is located next to the Valle de Esmeralda natural park in a place of paradisiacal tranquillity, allowing spectacular views of the ocean and the famous Sotavento beaches. Your accommodation is a single or double shared apartment and comes even with its own kitchen. With a 1-hour taxi or bus ride from the airport, you can reach there easily.

On your time off at the beautiful sea view venue, you can experience the wellness and spa facilities (additional charge). Forget about your to-do list in the sauna or Turkish bath, disconnect in the Jacuzzi and enjoy the sensation shower or the cold pool or opt for a renewing massage.

Enjoy the gastronomic experience at the Esmeralda Maris restaurant. Taste the wide variety of dishes at the buffet service for your breakfast and dinner with an assortment of international and local cuisine and breakfasts with typical regional products, fresh and lovingly made.

Food
Enjoy the gastronomic experience at the Esmeralda Maris restaurant. Taste the wide variety of dishes at the buffet service or have a drink while you relax on the terrace at the foot of the pool. For your breakfast and dinner offer an assortment of international and local cuisine and breakfasts with typical regional products, fresh and lovingly made.

If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate them to the organiser when making a reservation 
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18th September to 30th September 2022
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Program

Certification
With successful completion of the training you will receive a Yoga Alliance Certificate from The Body-Mind-Soul Centre (RYS – 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).

Program
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 learn about acupressure points applied in the poses and sequencing according to physical or emotional issues.

The alternative medicine aspect of Daoism offers the opportunity for deep healing and profound transformation. You will learn everything you need to know for your Yin yoga certification and additionally get to know 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.

The five Daoist Elements give you resources of inspiration for your practice, your teaching, and your Yin yoga certification. Mindfulness will be a subject in focus and we will guide you on how to integrate mindfulness principles to transform a Yin yoga class into a meditation practice and a healing session.

By the end of this Yin yoga certification course, you will not only receive your Yin yoga certification but you will feel stronger, more balanced, healthier, and better able to thrive and flow in the life you are meant to live. In this Yin yoga certification program, you will find the opportunity to practice teaching yourself and develop your own style in the art of teaching Yin. Focus is to imply sequences according to the Daoist Elements, understanding their energetic value and the subtle art of creating the ideal environment for a transformational experience of body, mind and soul to take place.


Curriculum

Foundation, definition, and theory of Yin yoga
  • Physical
  • Energetic
  • Soul and mind

Yin yoga practice
  • Over 35 regular Yin yoga poses
  • Additional upper body poses, wall poses, and modifications
  • Functional and energetic aspects of the poses
  • How and when to use probs
  • Eight-points-analysis principle
  • Special situations or target areas
  • Sequences for each Daoist element and each meridian

The art of teaching Yin
  • Intention, expression, context, and tools
  • The art of sequencing a Yin class
  • Embodied practical experience
  • Yin therapy, qi, and the Meridian flow in the body
  • Yin, Yang, and Qi defined
  • Five Daoist elements
  • The three treasures
  • 12 primary traditional oriental medicine Meridians and their healing wisdom
  • Meridians addressed in each pose
  • The energetic and emotional value of each pose
  • Dan Tien healing breath

Mindfulness
  • Mindfulness history
  • Concept and practice
  • Neuroplasticity

Healing toolbox
  • Extracurricular workshop 'acupressure points'
  • Anatomy of the mind
  • An invitation to mindful living
  • Tools to transformation
  • The power of visualization and the Dan Tiens

Yin yoga and the movement mechanics of the body
  • The theory of exercise - maintaining and improving mobility and flexibility
  • Everyone’s unique variation of the structure of their skeleton
  • Aesthetic versus functional alignment
  • Compression versus tension
  • Sensory processing, interoception & proprioception
  • Yin vs Yang tissue and the correct way of exercising each
  • Understanding fascia and tensegrity
  • The piezoelectric principle in the poses
  • When and how to apply Yin yoga principles in physical therapy to release pain

Professional development
  • Class management and general professionalism
  • Credentialing process with Yoga Alliance
  • Responsibility and accountability
  • Scope of practice
  • Equity in yoga

Daily yoga practice
  • Daily Yin yoga immersion
  • Meditations
  • Morning class for self-practice of dynamic Yang styles of yoga for the balance

Sunset circles
  • Different active meditations
  • Yoga Nidra
  • Extracurricular acupuncture and Reiki healing sessions
  • Circle of transformation
  • Sharing circles
  • Mindful sunset walks

Optional activities
  • Spa
  • Massages
  • Surfing 
  • Kite Surfing
  • Mountain Biking

Instructors

Alexandra Denkinger (M.D.Acu)
Alexandra
Alexandra Denkinger is an acupuncture therapist (M.D.Acu), yoga teacher (RYT500), Yin yoga expert, and founder of The Body-Mind-Soul Centre. She likes to see herself Body-Mind-Soul Bio-Hacker, an "urban shaman", dedicated to helping people empower themselves to live the most authentic, healthy life possible. As an all-time seeker on a soul-searching journey, she came across many different yoga styles and healing systems. In her Yin yoga teachings, she integrates the ancient wisdom of acupuncture meridians and chi flow in meditative yoga practice.
Tina Bärtle
Tina
Tina is living for over 25 Years in Fuerteventura, where she lives her passion, teaching Yoga, working as a physiotherapist and enjoying the amazing climate, sun and the ocean, because "Life is better at the beach". She is a single mum of an 18-year-old daughter, who now studies in mainland Spain. She loves travelling and meeting new people all over the world and is looking forward to welcoming you to Fuerteventura to show you the hidden beauties of this Island.

Cancellation policy

Cancellation

Cancel up to 10 days in advance for a 70% refund

Changes

You may not change your dates after booking

Covid

No refund if you test positive for Covid
Full refund if you cannot travel due to Covid restrictions
Full refund if the retreat does not take place due to Covid restrictions
18th September to 30th September 2022
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