TRAININGS

ANATOMY AND YIN YOGA TRAININGS – ADVANCED CERTIFICATION RYT 300 HOURS

7 days over 3 weekends, non-residential.  80 hour advanced certification, credited with Yoga Alliance

£800 EARLY BIRD, £875 for Non Early Birds.  Early bird applies til Friday 15th March 2019.

MODULES 1 & 2

The first 4 days of the trainings centre around anatomy. Without an understanding of joints and muscles true confidence in teaching yoga is elusive.  This anatomical insight and knowledge is crucial in dealing with poses, the logic of adjustments, modifications, and variations.

The true practice of yoga requires an understanding of the anatomy as every body is different. Understanding anatomy allows a deeper understanding of the positions and how every person may need to adjust to achieve this.

MODULE 1 – THE HIPS         Weekend 4th & 5th May 2019

Centres around the movement, joints and muscles of the hip, leg, and lower leg.  You will gain insight and understanding of ranges of motion, ultimate range of motion, difference between tension and compression particularly in the hip area.  We will apply our learnings to both yang (vinyasa) and yin yoga poses.  You will see and understand that everybody is different and that some poses, while they work well for the majority will cause injury or damage to others.

A large part of the course will be applied to yin poses, so that you come out of the training not only have a new-found knowledge of anatomy and physiology but you will also be able to teach yin yoga in a safe and informed way.

Yin Yoga is based on the wisdom and philosophy of Chinese Medicine so the training will also give you an insight and awareness of the 5 element and meridian line theory.  You will gain a good understanding of which poses effect which meridian line and organ and the physical, mental, and emotional manifestations of them.

Learning will include visuals, repetition, kinetic as well as directly experiencing in ourselves and our classmates.  Yoga anatomy cannot be learned from a textbook, it needs to be felt and experienced.

AIMS

  • To teach yin yoga effectively and competently
  • To understand basic anatomy and movement and apply to yoga poses, specifically of the hip and knee joint
  • To understand the key parameters of yoga poses and be able to offer modifications and adjustments
  • To gain an understanding of the principles of Chinese Medicine and Philosophy
  • To understand the meridian theory
  • To understand your responsibilities as a Yoga teacher

 

MODULE 2 – THE SPINE AND SHOULDERS     Weekend 11th & 12th May 2019

Centres around the movement, joints and muscles of the spine, shoulder and upper arm.  You will gain insight and understanding of ranges of motion, ultimate range of motion, difference between tension and compression, particularly in and around the shoulders.  We will apply our learnings to both yang (vinyasa) and yin yoga poses.  You will see that everyone is different and the importance therefore of modification and variation in each pose.

A large part of the course will be applied to yin poses, so you will come out with not only new found knowledge of anatomy and physiology but also you will be able to teach yin yoga in a safe and informed way.

Yin Yoga is based on the wisdom and philosophy of Chinese Medicine so the training will also give you an insight and awareness of the 5 element and meridian line theory.  You will gain a good understanding of which poses effect which meridian line and organ and the physical, mental, and emotional manifestations of them.

Learning will include visuals, repetition, kinetic as well as directly experiencing in ourselves and our classmates.  Yoga anatomy cannot be learned from a textbook, it needs to be felt and experienced.

AIMS

  • To teach yin yoga effectively and competently
  • To understand basic anatomy and movement and apply to yoga poses, specifically of the spine, shoulder and upper arm
  • To understand the key parameters of yoga poses and be able to offer modifications and adjustments
  • To gain an understanding of the principles of Chinese Medicine and Philosophy
  • To understand your responsibilities as a Yoga teacher

 

MODULE 3 – CHINESE MEDICINE     3 days 31st, 1st & 2nd June 2019

Yin yoga is based on the wisdom and theory of Chinese Medicine.  Chinese medicine is an energetic practice and teaches us that Qi underlies all of our functioning.  It is this intelligent life force which warms, moves, transforms, and protects everything in our bodies and minds.  Therefore, among other things, in Chinese doctrine, rather than just examining a person’s body it looks for the underlying or energetic cause of a patient’s problem.  The Chinese frequently look underneath it all and ask what is happening to a person on a deeper level.  So, it is typical not only to address a person’s symptom but also to look for the energetic cause which underlies the symptoms.

The Five Elements describe the five important phases in this underlying Qi.  They are the energetic substances or processes out of which the world is made.  Each element is defined as having a set of associations.  For example, a season, a colour, an odour, a taste.  Through these associations arises a Five Element language to describe the world.  The Elements connect to each other via two cycles, emphasising the interconnectedness of the organs and the cyclical patterns of movement and change with in the universe.  It also illustrates the idea of imbalance and if in one element is in disharmony it will trigger dysfunction throughout the cycle.  This Chinese practice believes that all of us are born with one Element which is constitutionally slightly more imbalanced than the others.  This imbalance causes us to have repetitive negative states or difficulties expressing certain emotions.

This module will allow you to see, feel and identify with the emotional, physiological, and mental aspects of the Five Elements, the 10 organs, and the 12 channels.  You will gain an insight and understanding in to the ancient practice and wisdom of both Traditional Chinese Medicine and Five Element Practice, and apply this to Yoga both on and off the mat. This module will elucidate this ancient philosophy and medicine and reveal how certain patterns, behaviours and habits play out in every part of your life.

AIMS

  • To understand the fundamental premises behind Chinese Medicine
  • To understand the concept of Qi, Yin and Yang and the Five Elements
  • To apply the ancient philosophy and wisdom to yoga on and off the mat
  • To understand the organs and meridian lines, their meanings and the poses which affect them
  • To gain an insight in to the delicate interplay of energy and emotions
  • To reveal your inner world and your underlying predisposition

 

QUALIFICATION

The trainings are 2/3 days long, accumulating 80 hours of ADVANCED CERTIFICATION, RYT 500 hours certified.  You will experience a full immersion of yoga and a full exploration of you, your body, yourself.

DATES:

MODULE 1: Weekend in April 2018

MODULE 2: Weekend in May 2018

MODULE 3: Weekend in May / June 2018

LOCATION:  Training and Resource Centre, Alma Road, SW18 1AQ.

LIMITED SPACE
Please email for further information and I will reserve your spot. 50% deposit required to reserve your place.

TESTIMONIALS

“Yin training with Cal was an enlightening experience on so many levels. I can honestly say that I grew both professionally and personally across the three modules.  I left each training  feeling nourished physically and emotionally whilst stimulated mentally. The combination of theory and practice ensures you leave the training with a good understanding of physical anatomy, Yin asanas and the underlying philosophy. Most importantly I felt fully equipped and confident to teach Yin. Cal’s passion for Yin is infectious and she is a veritable wealth of knowledge. Cal went above and beyond to facilitate the students learning experience and her interactive teaching style gently encouraged the engagement and involvement of each and every student.  An unexpected advantage of the training was that it has hugely influenced my Yang yoga practice. Through heightening awareness of my body’s strengths and anatomical limitations I have been liberated from any hang ups about perfect alignment and instead fully focus upon what feels right for me in the moment.  If you are considering Yin training for either teaching or personal growth, then look no further then this course.f this discipline, look no further.”
Alyson Maunder, Child and Young Person’s Therapist

“I cannot recommend this course enough. It is hugely informative, beautifully run and highly interactive. It spans from the fundamentals of anatomy to the more philosophical dimensions of the practice. The teacher(s) are very knowledgeable and professional. The atmosphere is supportive yet positively challenging, and we all learnt so much in a short space of time. If you are thinking of teaching yin, or simply want to deepen your understanding of this discipline, look no further.”
Chiara Vascotto, Insight Hunter

“I absolutely loved Cal’s Yin Yoga teacher training. Cal and Tammy were both very generous in sharing their vast knowledge of yin, anatomy, and Chinese Medicine with us. I feel like I walked away from that training with a much greater understanding of my own body as well as the ability to see and understand bodies as unique according to individual anatomy, and to empower my students to develop a greater sense of listening to and honouring their own bodies. Cal’s passion for yin and expertise is evident in the way that she inspires everyone to find a way to benefit from the practice and also in her genuine interest in how different bodies respond to different poses. I felt very supported in my training and beyond it too, I’d highly recommend this training to anyone looking to teach yin but also anyone looking to deepen their own yin practice, and their understanding of anatomy and and yin yoga philosophy.”
Ines Loughrey, Yoga Teacher

“I loved my yin training with Cal, it breathed new life into all my teaching. I felt confident to go out and start teaching yin straight away. I use all the tools I have been given to plan classes around meridians, the Five Elements and TCM which is fascinating to both me and my students. I highly recommend this course.”
Katie Fobbester, Yoga Teacher

“I have been a student of Cal’s for 4 years & continue to learn from this incredible, inspiring teacher & individual.  Her immense passion, dedication & commitment to her role as teacher & mentor is unwavering. I completed Yin Teacher Training with Cal as a result of her wealth of knowledge & experience regarding yoga philosophy, anatomy, Chinese medicine & meridian lines. She teaches from the heart with an unquestionable authenticity & like a true genuine teacher, wants to impart her knowledge onto others for the better good. Her teaching is in depth &  is also backed up with references, articles & case studies.”
Tammy Walker, Yoga Teacher

“I loved the training, loved your style of teaching and loved the atmosphere.  Thank you. I taught this morning and implemented some new nuggets of info and knowledge from your training.  The difference in my teaching was amazing.  I think both the way I really saw the structure of their bodies as they moved – very cool – thank you.”
Juliet Dennis, Yoga Teacher, Mother of three

“There is so much more to Yin than putting on tunes and chilling out in a pose for 3-5 minutes. Cal’s Yin and anatomy Teacher Training gave me a deeper understanding of how and why each person’s physical experience of their yoga practice is unique and individual.  The introduction to Meridian lines brought an awareness of how, as teachers, we can use this practice to help ourselves and our students support their bodies physically, emotionally and energetically.”
Aimme Rutherford, Yoga Teacher

“After attending one of Cal’s workshops and learning so much about anatomy, I was delighted to find out that she was running an intensive and intimate Yin Teacher Training course. Cal’s experience and passion for the subject really shone through. I couldn’t even begin to share how much she packed in to a few days; but the biggest thing I’ve taken away is a much improved appreciation from the uniqueness of each human body and how that presents itself in any yoga practice.”
Clare Hindley, Yoga Teacher 

200 HR Power Yoga Teacher Training CERTIFICATION RYT (ANATOMY)

DATES: 14th March – 19th May 2019 (5 modules of 4 days)
LOCATION: The Power Yoga Company Parsons Green

COST:  £2920, early bird discount til 12th Jan 2019, £2630
INCLUDED: Mats, manual, props, etc all supplied.

Please go to the link above to find more details.  This is a comprehensive, well rounded teacher training programme, for which I am delighted to be teaching the anatomy & physiology section. By the end of the programme you will have a theoretical knowledge and practical experience which will enable you to teach a Power Yoga class. The studio has an excellent reputation with some of the best teachers in London. The anatomy training, delivered by me, demystifies anatomy and is simple, structured and relevant.  It is unique because it is applied to yoga and gives you an understanding of why some poses cannot be achieved in some bodies.  It’s revealing, informative and enlightening.