Recognised Internationally by Yoga Alliance (YA)
Dates: Friday 20th Sep 2019, Saturday 21st, Sunday 22nd Sep 2019
Times: Friday 20th September: 9.30am – 5pm
Saturday 21st September: 11am – 6.30pm
Sunday 22nd September: 11am – 4.30pm
Explore the subtle art of holding space specifically within the context of Yin Yoga and Mindfulness in this 20-hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training module. Holding space for your students is a significant part of being a yoga teacher and it is essential to be able to provide a safe, grounded and welcoming container for people to practice with non-judgemental awareness and with personal agency/choice. A teacher’s capacity to attune to students’ needs is paramount, as well as a willingness to be with another’s discomfort, whilst also setting safe boundaries.
Learning to hold space for others becomes possible when we have learned to hold space for ourselves.
The practice of Yin Yoga creates a perfect container for us to cultivate compassionate presence – being with whatever is arising moment-by-moment in a non-judgmental, reflective and curious way. Additionally, this training will explore how we can learn to ‘be attuned to spaciousness’ without ‘spacing out’ during meditation and yoga practice (refining our awareness to be more attuned to the un-seen), and how to highlight these subtle aspects of awareness/meditation practices when teaching others.
This training will emphasise an inclusive approach to practice, including ways to promote personal empowerment through choice and agency in classes. Refine your own practice and make your teaching more accessible to your students by learning more about a trauma-informed approach to teaching Yin Yoga and Mindful Awareness. Training Topics are included below.
*This training module is open to certified Yoga Teachers and dedicated yoga students. You will receive a certificate for 20 hours, and this course is recognised by Yoga Alliance International (YA). This module has no prerequisites and can be completed as a separate module. It does not require previous completion of Yin Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher Training modules 1 and 2. Each module can be completed separately and in any order.
*For an emphasis on Chinese Medicine/Meridian Theory, Comparative Anatomy/Skeletal differences, and Seasonal Sequencing according to TCM, please see Yin Yoga Teacher Training Module 1 and Module 2. Module 3 will emphasise ‘Holding Space – cultivating compassionate presence, trauma-informed teaching practices and creating a safe space, refining awareness to be more attuned to the un-seen.
Friday 20th September 2019: 9.30am – 5pm
Saturday 21st September 2019: 11am – 6.30pm
Sunday 22nd September 2019: 11am – 4.30pm
$555 (Early Bird Price – until 31st August 2019)
$650 (Standard Price – after 1st September 2019)
Recommended Reading for this course:
Readings will be provided during the course and attendees will also receive a comprehensive course manual (60+ pages)
What People are Saying:
“What I love about Sarah is that she makes yoga accessible to the everyday person in their everyday lives. You walk away from her teachings being ok with where you have come from and where you are right now. At the same time, she leaves you with a sense of curiosity – to lean in towards yourself, to discover your internal compass to help you navigate towards your greater purpose while still being true to your authentic self” – Amanda
“Sarah really teaches from the heart, with her honesty and experiences she shared with our group. Her extensive knowledge and passion for yin yoga was inspiring and I felt like I connected with myself on a deeper level. I am grateful to Sarah for bringing back the passion and dedication to my own meditation practice. I know her teachings will stay with me for the rest of my life” – Natasha
About Sarah Owen:
Among the leading Yin Yoga teachers in Australia, Sarah Owen was one of the first teachers to introduce Yin Yoga to the Australian audience over a decade ago. She is the only Insight Yoga teacher in Australia, endorsed by Sarah Powers’ Insight Yoga Institute (USA). She has been mentored by Sarah Powers (world-renowned Yin Yoga teacher and founder/author of Insight Yoga) for over a decade and is the coordinator for Sarah Powers’ Insight Yoga Institute programs in Australia. Sarah teaches workshops and classes at various well-known Sydney yoga studios, as well as offering Yin Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher Trainings each year for yoga teachers and dedicated students. Her teacher training courses are favourably regarded due to her depth of knowledge, her experienced understanding of the material, and her personable delivery of the course with more than a decade of teaching experience.