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12 Hour Foundations of Yin Yoga: Theory and Science of Joint and Fascia Tending

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$280.00 12 Hour Foundations of Yin Yoga: Theory and Science of Joint and Fascia Tending with Machelle Lee

Yin Yoga utilizes muscularly relaxed poses, practiced on the floor, that are held for 3-5 minutes in order to safely and systematically stimulate chemical regenerative responses in tissues, particularly of fascia, ligaments, and within joint capsules. Through modest traction and compression, one trains the structural tissues to reduce the process of contracture that shortens tissues and can cause degeneration, adhesions, pain, and decreased range of motion. Yin Yoga's methodical and subtle approach provides lubrication, mobility, and a sense of lightness to the body's structure, energetics, and thus to the nervous system, the mind and emotions.

This 12 hour training/personal enrichment program is a valuable introductory exploration for those who wish to deepen their understanding of the Yin Yoga practice for their own self-care, for teachers wanting to incorporate the basics of Yin Yoga wisely and safely into their class offerings, and for wellness practitioners looking to integrate Yin Yoga practices into their sessions.

Please note that this is not a Yin Yoga certification but rather an immersion into the foundations of Yin Yoga. Registered yoga teachers with Yoga Alliance will earn 12 contact hours of continuing education credit (CEUS).

Topics of exploration: 

      Theory and Practice of Yin Yoga - the science and practice behind Yin Yoga including:

          -the function of fascia - the “soft skeleton”

          -the biomechanics of range of motion and fascia’s roll in movement

          -how muscle/tendon vs ligament/joint health must be approached fundamentally differently

          -how "exercising" structural tissue appropriately, through long held and modest tractions and compressions,     fosters regenerative chemical responses for tissue health

          -primary physiological and psychological benefits of Yin Yoga on the nervous system

        7 foundational Yin Yoga poses, their variations, and their target areas to stimulate the tissues and joint capsules around the hips, sacrum/SI joints, low back, length of spine, and knees

        Approaches to modify, adjust, and prop Yin Yoga postures in order to safely create practices that stimulate desired joint and fascia tissue for each individual’s needs and unique body structure

        Machelle Lee

        Founder of Roots & River Yoga Studio, Machelle Lee has 30 years of experience as a yoga teacher and massage therapist. She holds a Masters Degree in Mythology and Depth Psychology and is an E-RYT 500 with advanced studies in yoga psychology. Machelle is a long time student of Paul Grilley, founder of Yin Yoga and who brought comparative anatomy in yoga asana to the forefront of modern yoga culture. 

        Machelle guest lectures in YTT 200 and YTT 300 hour programs teaching anatomy, Yin Yoga theory and practice, and Meridian Theory of moving energy in asana practice. Committed to serving students in a way that best fits their unique abilities and anatomic structure, Machelle combines anatomy, storytelling, archetypes, poetry, neuroscience, psychology, and Five Element Meridian Theory across a variety of yoga styles in a way that is aimed at facilitating a creative and grounded approach to self-development.

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