In health, energy flows efficiently through your body and mind. What does that mean? Well, it means you can sit and read a book, play with your kids, or walk your dog. It also means you can speak honestly to your partner, solve a challenging problem at work, or grieve the loss of a loved one.
But what happens when things stop moving efficiently? You struggle to concentrate. You can’t get down on the ground to play with your kids or your pets. You struggle to make decisions. You have allergies, trouble digesting food, and getting restful sleep. Life gets harder.
In yoga, we look beneath the individual symptoms and explore habitual ways of moving, thinking, and breathing that lead to “dis-ease”. The practices of Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra give you tools to soften, feel, and harmonise the flow of energy in your own body and mind so you can live your life more fully and freely.
In the Yin Yoga sequencing modules you will be introduced to two different body maps – the Anatomy Trains of Tom Myers and the Five Organ Networks of Traditional Chinese Medicine. These maps describe how energy travels through your body and how small amounts of movement and breath can change the flow of energy.
Expect lecture and discussion to cover key concepts and guided Yin practice to integrate these concepts through your own direct, embodied experience.
Together we will explore the following:
Yoga Nidra or “sleeping with awareness” is a profound meditation practice that invites you to progressively relax into the layers of self and ultimately rest deeply in complete awareness. The practice provides a deep and impactful shift in your energy, health and mindset allowing you to live with more joy, peace and ease.
In this module you will learn about the science of Yoga Nidra with a focus primarily on the Para Yoga and Bihar School traditions – who provide two of the most comprehensive and sublime ways of practising.
Together we will explore;
First Weekend – October 17th – 20th
Second Weekend – October 24th – 27th
40 hours Continuing Education Credits with Yoga Alliance and Yoga Australia
My yoga journey started nearly 20 years ago with an injury. Unable to do my normal running and jumping things, I went to a yoga class at my gym. I thought it would be easy and stretchy – and might help me recover. One class with an incredible teacher immediately changed my perspective! Yoga was not easy and I sensed it was different than all the sports I had played. I knew how to train and compete but I didn’t know much about self-connection or self-care. It was time to learn. My deepening curiosity about myself led me to a tent in a Sivananda ashram, immersing myself in yoga and meditation.
After that first teacher training, I taught part time and continued my personal exploration of yoga. I had a lot of questions and in 2009 those questions led me to Paul and Suzee Grilley and the beginning of my Yin Yoga studies. Soon after, I gave up my career as a documentary producer and became a full time yoga teacher. Through the years I have returned to Paul and Suzee for 300 hours of study including advanced trainings in chakra meditation, the Bhagavad Gita, and Patanjali’s sutras. In addition I have trained in anatomy and movement with Tom Myers, dissected a cadaver with Gil Hedley, and learned about embodied trauma with Bessel van der Kolk. I am a certified E-RYT and Continuing Education Provider (YACEP) through Yoga Alliance.
My own journey very much informs the way I teach. Like my first teacher, my style is practical and accessible. But I don’t dumb it down. I think you are smart and curious and creative and capable of learning and growing. I know that I’ll have to push you a little outside your comfort zone for that to happen. And I know you won’t always like it! But I want to help you understand how you move and to help you feel where you’re stuck. I’ve done my job when you start to feel new possibilities in every movement, moment, and breath.SIGN UP NOW