50hr Teacher Training
Vienna, Austria July 2023
Costa Rica Early 2024
(more info coming soon)
Are you a yoga teacher looking to venture out into the world of Yin Yoga & Traditional Chinese Medicine? You want to be able to offer your students a more restorative & passive yoga style? You want to learn about a yoga style that is inclusive and can be tailored to every student? Then you have found the right training.
Join us on a journey through juicy, nourishing & restorative poses, the ancient wisdom of Traditional Chinese Medicine with deep insights into meridians, energy & life principles, the elements and much more. You will learn how to implement them not only in your practice and your teaching but also in daily life.
"Balance is not something you find. It is something you create." Jana Kingsford
Yin Yoga is a combination of classical Indian Yoga, Chinese philosophy, Daoist principles & Western science. A class usually consists of a series of long-held, passive floor poses. By stretching and deepening into poses, blockages of Qi (life force energy) in the Meridians (energy channels) are released allowing the energy to flow freely again.
Yin Yoga targets the deep connective tissues and is quite meditative. In holding the poses for a longer period of time rarely-used tissues can be reached, you are given space to turn inwards and heighten the awareness of any sensations in the physical & energetical body. Stored emotions, tensions & stress can be released during this practice while it also supports the process of to breathing through discomfort and staying present in stillness.
Yin Yoga helps to practice awareness, surrender & mindfulness.
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Traditional Chinese Medicine is an ancient health science based on the belief that the body can heal itself. TCM thinks holistically, health is seen as a balance on all levels. It combines herbs, nutrition, body movement, body therapy and Accupuncture to bring the system back into a healthy balance.
TCM understands that every person needs individual treatment tailored to their needs, diversity and uniqueness. There is no template thinking. Health means living according to one's own nature in harmony with the environment: an inner balance that is reflected on the outside. The TCM system is designed for immediate and practical use in everyday life.
The meridian system forms the basis for this. The 12 main meridians not only affect us on a physical level, they also describe the different principles and levels in life. These need to be harmonized in order to live healthily. We can use the meridian system to gain insights regarding our health and well-being, allowing us to take responsibility for our lives and make the changes needed.
What to expect:
In this 50hr Teacher Training you will not only learn about the typical Yin Yoga poses but also gain a deep understanding of our body's meridian system. You will be able to recognise connections between psychological & physical imbalances and learn how to use your knowledge of meridians in your yoga classes, being able to support your students on an individual level.
You will get deep insights into the basics of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the five elements, life principles, Qi and much more. You will learn how to balance the elements in every day life and offer advice to your students to do the same.
You will study some important acupressure points to be able to instruct your students in self- application and bring something special to your classes.
What you will learn:
Basic Yin Yoga poses & variations
Philosophy of Yin Yoga
Understanding the effects of the Yin Poses
Learning to embody the Yin quality in our lives & listen inwards
Practicing stillness, receptivity, compassion, acceptance & self love
Being able to create & hold a safe space
Insights on the unique anatomical structures
Adjustments & variations for different body types using props
Basics of Traditional Chinese Medicine (meridians, life principles, Qi, elements etc)
Creating Yin Yoga sequences & classes
Understanding a holistic principle of body, mind & lifestyle
How to balance the energy in specific meridians
Identifying patterns & belief systems and how to shift them in a positive way with TCM
Ever since she came in contact with Ayurveda a decade ago, when at a crossroads, Patricia has been on a deep dive into a yogic life, the search for truth and the path of healing.
After completing a Hatha Yoga Training in India, she founded Sapana Yoga in 2015 (which then transitioned into Shankara Experience when she & her husband moved to Costa Rica last year). Her ongoing search led her to take many different trainings like Ayurveda, Yin Yoga, Qi Gong, Akashic Records, Bhakti Yoga, Transformational Facilitation, Aerial Yoga, Vegan Nutrition, Coaching & more. She now holds more than 800hrs of Training.
The many studies with spiritual teachers around the world and her constant search for Truth have helped her to undertake deep transformation, live a life dedicated to the spiritual journey and share all this knowledge with others in her classes, retreats and trainings.
Learn more about Patricia & Gabriel on her Blog or Instagram.
Sonja, a shiatsu practitioner (in training since 2020) and coach since 2015, started her yoga journey in 2010.
By profession, she is a social worker and has worked with many people with psychiatric, post traumatic and psycho somatic disorders.
As Sonja felt the calling for deeper knowledge & understanding of wellbeing, she started the Teacher Training journey in 2019. The curiosity for Traditional Chinese Medicine started about the same time. During her Shiatsu practitioner training Sonja gained a deep understanding of the meridians.
Knowing about the energetics & life principles of the meridians has given her the opportunity to see the human body as a story of the soul that wants to express itself in the material world. Sonja loves to share her knowledge about how to discover blockages & imbalances and her big toolkit on how to improve the energy flow.