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Course Introduction

This 80hr course covers the history, theory and practice of Yin Yoga, as well as how it benefits you and those around you. It’ll also include pose variations that cater to different practitioners based on their physical abilities. Should you wish to be an instructor, you’ll also be guided on the steps and actions needed to be one.

This course is structured such that 20 hours will be devoted to shadow teaching and in-course group teaching.

Course Objectives

Understanding and recognising the importance of Yin Yoga, how it complements your Yang (active) lifestyle, and how it differs from other practices (Restorative Yoga, etc…)

Discovering and appreciating the history as well as philosophy of Yin Yoga

– Discussing and applying the 3 key fundamentals principles (Tattvas) of Yin Yoga practice

– Learning and appreciating the benefits of Yin Yoga – Physical, Energetic, Mental/Emotional

– Equipping yourself with the knowledge on when best to practice Yin Yoga (dispelling the myths that Yin Yoga should practiced only at night) and what to take note before, during and ending the practice

– Delving into the anatomic (skeletal and muscle groups) and energetic (Meridians and Chakras) theories of Yin Yoga

– Finding your own teaching voice, building your confidence and abilities in teaching theory and practical aspects of Yin Yoga (postures, variations and flows to cater types of practitioners, even those with different conditions; sequencing of flows; planning and executing classes; introducing props as support)

– Engage in group discussions that will open your perspectives to Yoga as a whole, Yin Yoga specifically, the landscape of the wellness industry and community, teaching Yoga and how Yoga can become your profession

Early bird rate – limited slots only

Syllabus*
An Introduction to Yoga

Section 1 – Introduction to Yin Yoga
1. An Introduction to Yin Yoga

a.
What is Yin Yoga?
b. Yin and Yang
c. The Yin & Yang Symbol, The Black & The White
d. History of Yin Yoga, Is Yin Yoga a New Style of Yoga?
e. Three Tattvas (principles) of Yin Yoga
f. Yin Yoga vs Restorative Yoga

2. The Benefits of Yin Yoga – Physical, Energetic, Mental/Emotional

3. The Practice of Yin Yoga
a. When to Practice Yin Yoga
b. Before Practice
c. During Practice
d. Ending Practice

4. The Energetic Body
a. Traditional Chinese Medicine
b. Meridians System
c. The Meridians
d. The Lower Body Meridians
e. The Upper body Meridians
f.  The Extra Meridians
g. The Chakras

Section 2: Functional Approach to Yin Yoga
Anatomy of Yin Yoga
a. Skeletal Variations
b. Skeletal Segments to Define Compression Areas
c. Muscle Groups to Define Tension Areas

Section 3: Teaching Yin Yoga
1. Archetypal Postures
a. Shoelace
b. Saddle
c. Caterpillar
d. Dragonfly
e. Spinal Twist
f.  Dragon
g. Downward Dog

2. Yin Yoga Postures – Covering the different postures, benefits, variations and contraindications

3. Sequencing Yin Yoga Classes

4. Yin Yoga Flows
a. A beginner’s flow
b. A flow for the Spine
c. A flow for the Hips
d. A flow for the Kidney and Urinary Bladder Meridian Lines
e. A flow for the Shoulders, Arms and Wrists
f.  A flow for the Whole Body

5. How to Teach Yin Yoga Classes

6. Teaching the Postures

The benefits of joining this course

– An opportunity to join our 20hr Internship Program where you can instruct Jal classes

– Receive a Yoga Alliance International certification upon completion of the program. This 80-Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training Course is accredited by Yoga Alliance International. The hours clocked in can contribute to your Yoga and teaching experiences, and will be recognised around the world. To find out more about Yoga Alliance, please visit their website.

– Enjoy the following trainee perks**:
1) 10 hours of studio space either for your own practice or teaching your friends and family (worth $1500)

2) 10% discount for your next Teacher Training Course with Jal

3) Complimentary 1 month unlimited classes (worth $199)

4) Complimentary 3 months unlimited classes for one of your family members or friends (worth $597)

Your instructor

Hailing from Gadag, Karnataka in India, Basava has been practicing Yoga for the past 6 years. His motivation to start stemmed from the lost of his beloved grandma to bronchial asthma. He learnt that Yoga could help people with this condition, and that it could have helped her as well.

He soon got the opportunity to practise it during his college days and it was also beneficial to him. Besides reading, Yoga became his other passion. To help others lead a healthy and peaceful life, he thus pursued a degree in yogic science.

Being in Singapore for the past one year, he hopes to help others better their lives and improve their well-being.

Certificates:
M.Sc in Yogic Sciences
Certificate course in Yoga Studies (CYS)

Prerequisites

– No prerequisites required as long as you have the intention to grow personally and professionally

Course Details and Fees

Dates: 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24 & 25 Jul (Sats & Suns)

Time: 0900 – 1800

Duration: 8 days

Location: Jal Katong, 131 East Coast Road, #03-01, S428816

Fees***: $2,199 (first 5 only), $2,599 (regular) – GST inclusive
– An advance deposit of $1,100 is required to reserve your slot
– Fee includes training materials, assessments and certification

*Syllabus might be updated.
**Terms and conditions apply.
***Cancellation Policy: Refund of the deposit is subject to a $117.70 processing fee (GST inclusive) and this will be deducted from your deposit. Any cancellation received 45 days prior to the course start date will result in a 50% forfeit of the course fee. No refund will be given for cancellation 30 days prior to course start date. The deposited amount can be used for future Teacher Training Course, subject to a $117.70 processing fee (GST inclusive).