Yin Yoga and Myofascial Release Training
Time : 10:30 AM
Dates and Times: Saturday 6 November - Sunday 14 November 2021. Click here to view the full schedule.
Where: Studio Red Wellness
Who is this training for: This 60 Hour training is for anyone with an interest in deepening their understanding of the practice of yin yoga or for those who wish to teach yin yoga.
This module focuses on the fascial matrix, we will learn why fascia is an important part of our physical and psychological wellbeing.
This module may also be of interest to personal trainers, physiotherapists or those looking to help clients regain lost mobility.
There are no prerequisites to enter this training, only that you come with a curious and open mind.
Cost: Full payment = $1495 due by 1 October 2021. Deposit = $500 (no refunds). Remaining Balance = $995 due by 1 October 2021. Option to attend the rescheduled date or full refund in the event of COVID restrictions.
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- Yin yoga teaching methodology and theory including:
- Pose families, modifications and variations
- Functional versus aesthetic yoga
- Skeletal variation, why one pose does not fit all bodies.
- How to support all bodies in a group class setting
- Creative prop use
- Managing and creating mood and energy in a class
- Yin yoga theory supported by the Kosha model
- The history of yin yoga
- Yin yoga and the nervous system
- Fascia and its role in yin yoga
- Fascia and its role in healing trauma/ grief and suffering
- Fascial anatomy
- Embodied anatomy
- Fascial release using bouncing, rolling, snapping and trigger release points and free movement.
- 9 different ball release methods
- Myofascial release in yin yoga teaching methodology and practice.
- Six Myofascial release trains for improving mobility and functionality
- Up to date techniques and tests, from leading fascial researcher Tom Myer.
During the training, you will be encouraged to deepen your own journey through yin practice and gentle guided self-inquiry.
“I believe that to be great teachers we must sharpen our own swords so that our offerings from the mat are embodied in our own felt experiences.”
You will complete the training with the knowledge to support and create your own yin and myofascial release practice, and lead group classes through sound science-based teaching methods with confidence.
ABOUT KIRSTY VAN DE GEER:
Kirsty has a heartfelt passion to share her knowledge of Yin yoga to both her students and to teachers.
Her aim is to deepen students’ curiosity of their bodies and minds, so that they can take agency of their own needs and therefore become the key figure in their own physical and emotional healing and well-being.
As a busy mother of two growing children and a history of overworking, she knows too well the push and pull of living in a modern world.
“Yoga offers us a lens to view the world with a much broader capacity, so that we can play a pivotal role in the healing of our own bodies and minds. When we are well, we can shift our focus to others. Self-care shouldn't start and finish with the Self. The purpose of self-care is to increase our capacity for awareness of self and how we integrate that into our relationships, our communities and further into our lives”. When we return to a more whole sense of self, we become a part of a greater matrix of healthy beings, expressing ourselves in a more integrated way with humanity and with nature”
Kirsty teaching methodology is a combination of guided self-inquiry, breath practice, movement and meditation, to harness greater curiosity and internal literacy - so that students may cast away the mental and physical habits of a lifetime to reveal a more embodied and whole Self.
“My own journey started at a young age, after losing my father at age 5. As a teenager, I had a curiosity in the afterlife that led me to explore a number of religions and spiritual practices that might satisfy a yearning to understand the mystery of life and death. Throughout my youth I was captivated by the capabilities of movement of the human body and enjoyed many years exploring the body through gymnastics and dance. Later throwing all of it away for the grueling hours in the film industry and years of work with little life balance. I discovered yoga after a friend took me to a class, and from then I was captivated. It was a return to my body that I had missed for many years and a spiritual practice that I had been searching.
Asana became the gateway to the many offerings of yoga, that have helped steady me on the path of life. I have followed the threads of curiosity to explore the many paths of yoga practices and teachings. I’d like to give thanks to some of the many teachers that have influenced my methods, Vincent Bolletta for his continued education in nuanced yoga, to Kara-Leah Grant my teacher in Tantra and awakening, to Nikki Harris for mentoring the baby teacher in me, and to inspirational teachers Amy Ipolitti, Tara Judelle and yin yoga queen, Jo Phee.”
Kirsty currently teaches in Studio Red Wellness and Sala, whilst offering prescriptive yoga from her home studio in Point Chevalier, Auckland.