Sarah offers 3 unique Yin Yoga Teacher Training modules which are all recognised internationally by Yoga Alliance International (YA). Each of the Yin Yoga Teacher Training modules created by Sarah Owen has been designed as a complete, stand-alone unit. Modules can be completed in any order of preference and without prerequisite.
Yin Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher Training (module 1, 50 hours) is a foundational yin yoga course which covers the basic elements of yin yoga teaching and practice. This module emphasises a functional approach to anatomy, including safety and modifications of the archetypal poses. We explore the use of props, so that each posture can be accessible and effective for all practitioners. The basics of a mindfulness meditation practice are also examined, and we look at ways to integrate mindfulness practice seamlessly into yin yoga classes. Chinese Medicine Meridian Theory, Yin/Yang Theory, Functional Anatomy, Mindfulness Meditation and Sequencing Yin Yoga classes are all included in this course.
Yin Yoga Teacher Training: Integrating Yin, Yang and Mindfulness (module 2, 50 hours) emphasises an integrated approach – how to weave mindful yin and yang asana practices skilfully with other limbs of yoga as a holistic approach to practice. Module 2 explores various introspective ‘inner methods’, including pranayama and meditation for relaxation and to bring vitality to the subtle body. Taking the practice beyond just the physical, we will explore ways to gather, store and distribute prana using gentle yin and yang methods such as Hara breathing and walking meditation, as well as inner methods to apply during Yin Yoga practice.
Yin Yoga Teacher Training: The Art of Holding Space (module 3, 25 hours) explores the subtle art of ‘holding space’ specifically within the context of Yin Yoga and Mindfulness. How can yoga teachers provide a safe, grounded and welcoming container for people to practice with non-judgemental awareness and with personal agency/choice? Other topics covered in this course include: Using a Trauma-Informed approach in Yin Yoga & Mindfulness, Aspects of Embodiment (Exteroception, Proprioception and Interoception), Vagus Nerve Research, the ‘Window of Tolerance’ Model, as well as Self-Inquiry and Compassionate Presence.