50 hour Yin Yoga Immersion with Clare Lovelace and Andrew Dowler 2021
Venue: Union Street Yoga, Erskineville
Dates to be announced
Payment plans available, enquire within.
Yin yoga offers long held static shapes that allow you to slow down and touch base with your heart and soul. It also has deep philosophical roots in Taoism and Chinese Medicine, which work together to balance the body-mind connection in a holistic way.
Yin yoga has a slow and gentle approach to releasing fascia, the connective tissue that houses the bodies organs and muscles. It stimulates the meridian channels, which in turn brings balance and rejuvenation to the body. Yin cultivates buddhist mindfulness techniques, to lower the nervous systems stress responses, effectively returning the body to its natural equilibrium.
During this 50 hour immersion, you will learn everything you need to know to both practice & teach yin yoga. Clare Lovelace has been running this course around Australia for the past 5 years. Her teaching methodology offers a safe, accessible and informed approach to some of the more detailed aspects of the curriculum, such as Buddhism, Mindfulness, Traditional Chinese Medicine, anatomy and physiology.
This 50 hour module is the perfect bridge from a 200 hour/350hour Hatha Vinyasa training which is registered with both the Yoga Alliance and Yoga Australia. This training takes place in the heart of one of Sydney’s most vibrant and eclectic suburbs Erskinville, full of cafe’s and artisan foods, right next door to the beautiful Sydney Park.
This course is open to anyone that wishes to learn more about the mystery and science of Yin yoga. If you are a complete beginner and would like to deepen your own practice and enquiry, you are welcome to join this training. You don’t have to be a yoga teacher to join this course.
This course is also offered to yoga teachers seeking their 50 hour Yin yoga certification, which can contribute towards yearly continued education credits, with Yoga Australia or Yoga Alliance Australia.
The training will include:
- Yin handbook including class notes and class exercises
- Anatomy & Physiology relating to Yin yoga
- Meridian Theory and exploration of ‘chi’ or energy flow within Yin Yoga postures
- Organ Health in Yin Yoga
- Yin/Yang theory
- Yin yoga sequencing Mindfulness Meditation
- Basic Buddhist philosophy
- How to modify for injury or pregnancy
To apply please complete the ABOVE application form and return to firstname.lastname@example.org Payment of a $500 security deposit will secure your place on the course. Full Payment and partial payments will be accepted, however all monies are to be payed prior to the start date. To receive the early bird rate all monies are to be paid in full. If you would like to learn more about this course please complete the message box below, or ring Mathew on 0413738684.
What is Yin?
Yin Yoga is a quiet, receptive practice designed to bring fluidity and flexibility to the physical body, a sense of calm, kindness and resilience to the mental and emotional body and increased awareness and health for the energetic body.
This training is designed for anyone who is looking to deepen their general knowledge of Yin Yoga as well as those looking to specialise in teaching Yin Yoga as a one on one experience or in the class setting.
This training blends practical, experiential exercises with anatomy, philosophy, Chinese Medicine theory (taught by Andrew Dowler) and Buddhist theory to provide you with the deepest understanding of both how to practice and guide students through this transformational practice.
A message form Clare Lovelace
My teachings are framed around Purpose, Method and Result. Each teaching will be framed around this. I believe students learn by:
1. hearing the teachings (via a more traditional lecture style learning environment).
2. practising the teachings (time for quiet, reflective meditation and yin practice for you to integrate the work and put yourselves in your students bodies/minds)
3. embodying the teachings. practical teaching time to allow the learning to integrate in a tangible way. All teachings will have benefits on a physical, mental, emotional, energetic and interpersonal level and this will be explored each time.
About Clare. Clare, originally from the UK has been living, teaching and running Yin Yoga Trainings in Sydney for the the last three years. Trained by Sarah Powers, she has also trained extensively with Mathew Bergan, Jasmine Tarkeshi and Shiva Rae. Clare is registered at the ERYT350 and RYT500 hour level with Yoga Alliance.
“I believe that yoga does not just take place on the mat but intertwines with every element of our lives. Through my practice I have understood that happiness is not based on external conditions and can be achieved by living simply and mindfully with generosity and compassion. This is a philosophy I want to share with the world.
Yin Yoga is an incredibly powerful practice. I have seen huge shifts within myself and my students on a very deep level. One of the most powerful teachings within Yin Yoga is learning how to get comfortable with being uncomfortable. During the long held, passive postures we learn how to look within, with compassion and acceptance at all parts of ourselves, both the shadow and the light. This takes huge patience, strength and courage and by practising regularly we become very kind, compassionate, patient and resilient. The practice of yin yoga begins in stillness on the mat. We start by going inwards. When we become adept at viewing ourselves in this kind and objective way we start to realise the interconnectedness of all humans and all life on earth as well as our interconnectedness to the planet itself. When we see struggle and suffering within ourselves we become tolerant of others because we understand the human condition. The more able and willing we are to make peace within, the more able and willing we are to spread peace outside of ourselves. Yin yoga is the silent revolution that will change the world.”
About Andrew Dowler. Andrew began his movement journey in 2000 when he started to practice Tai Chi and Qigong to recover from chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Andrew trained with his Tai Chi teacher, Master Wong, a Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner and Marital Artist for seven years as an indoor student. During this time Andrew completed studies in Exercise Sports Science (Exercise Physiology), Exercise Rehabilitation, and Traditional Chinese medicine (Acupuncture), holding dual degrees in western and eastern exercise and healing arts.
Andrew describes himself as a lifelong student, a teacher, and a healer, and practices/ teaches a fully integrated approach to health, well being and longevity, based on the principles of Human Movement and the natural cycle of things,or the Tao. Andrews passion is to help people find their own unique practice, and guide them on how to develop a pain free, balanced, purposeful, and active lifestyle that provides them the freedom to enjoy life.
Having extensively studied traditional Chinese medicine, Tai Chi and Qigong Andrew teaches what’s known as the Scholar, or health systems of the Chinese longevity arts. With a focus on health, vitality, and living a long happy life, Andrew integrates Qigong, Yoga and Tai Chi practice and incorporates modern exercise rehabilitation sports science to craft personalised practices and rehabilitation programs for his clients, both locally and online.
Andrew Travels annually to California America to continue studies with his Yoga Teachers Mark and Catherine Divine, founders of Kokoro (Heart – Mind) Yoga, a Modern practice integrating traditional Yoga practices with modern knowledge of neuroscience, exercise science, personal development and functional fitness. Andrew is a senior Instructor with Kokoro Yoga International, and is a member of their presenting team training new Kokoro Yoga Instructors.
“Clare’s 50 hour Yin training exceeded my expectations. She has such a wealth of knowledge in regards to Yin yoga and its foundation including Buddhist mindfulness techniques and Vipassana meditation. I highly recommend this teacher training.”
“I have been a fan of Clare’s classes for several years now and when I saw that she was running a Yin training at dancing Warrior, I made sure I didn’t miss out on this great opportunity. Fortunately, I was able to take 3 days holiday leave from work to attend the 5 days. I am so glad I did this course as it was like a wonderful “go slow” holiday in the middle of the year. Clare’s knowledge of the human body is amazing. I look forward to teaching my students Yin yoga.”
“I am excited to now be able to offer my students a slower from of Yin/Yang yoga. I am a Chinese student and yoga teacher. I felt at home with the knowledge of the Chinese meridians in Yin. I am so glad I don’t only now teach Hatha Vinyasa, which would make me tired all the time when my students ask me to demonstrate hard poses. The Yin yoga is easier for me to teach and will make my students happy.” I like the idea of Yin/Yang classes.
Please note that we do not offer any refunds and all payments made for our training courses are non-refundable. Payment in part or in full confirms your place within your selected course and is therefore binding. Should special circumstances prevail and you are unable to attend the course, for which you have enrolled, we may consider a transfer to another course in the future, at our discretion. Dancing Warrior Yoga reserves the right to make faculty changes if the need arises.
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