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Moon Series – 60 Yoga Alliance CE Hours
20 hours – 15 contact, 5 non-contact. This YACEP course is designed for yoga teachers who want to learn the Yin style of yoga and begin introducing it in their classes. We’ll take a comprehensive look at the Yin practice, covering everything from philosophy, anatomy, to poses. You will experience firsthand why this deep practice has become so popular, providing yogis with the physical and mental grounding required in this busy world. Upon completion, you will have a solid understanding of Yin fundamentals. The 20 hours of the course will consist of: Reading of Bernie Clark’s The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga: The Philosophy and Practice of Yin Yoga prior to class; 15 hours of instruction, including four yin practices; a one-hour Yin class, recorded and submitted for feedback; and a homework assignment, completed and submitted for feedback. During our time together, we will explore the philosophy of Yin, break down the Yin energy meridians, review the anatomy of the spine, hips, and fascia, explore over 40 Yin poses, discuss themes, sequencing, and other Yin class considerations.
20 hours – 15 contact, 5 non-contact. Non-contact hours will be used to read Relax and Renew (Judith Lasater) and to teach or conduct a one-hour practice, providing a post-practice journal summary. This YACEP course is designed for yoga teachers who want to learn the Restorative style of yoga and begin introducing it in their classes. It’s also perfect for yogis who want to deepen their own practice. We’ll take a comprehensive look at the Restorative practice, covering anatomy (hands, feet, and spine), energy movement, and poses. You will learn the background and fundamentals of Restorative Yoga, including restorative asanas, the use of props for each pose, and hands-on assists. In addition to more traditional restorative poses, we’ll explore chair poses, including inversions. We’ll discuss how to tailor classes for specific physical, life phase, and energetic challenges. Finally, we will explore basic energy movement that can be used for yourself or other yogis during a Restorative practice.
Yoga Nidra, or yogic sleep, is a form of guided meditation that enables us to deeply relax, to resolve past emotional scars, and to free ourselves from samskaras (ingrained patterns). This powerful meditation style enables practitioners to relax and explore each kosha, experiencing the unchanging being within. It can also be used to plant heart-felt intentions, enabling us to manifest our truest desires. You will immerse yourself in multiple Yoga Nidra practices, as well as learn how to craft and lead a Yoga Nidra meditation. This class is great for building your own practice and/or sharing it with others The 20 hours of the course will consist of: Reading of Yoga Nidra by Swami Satyananda Saraswati prior to class; 15 hours of instruction, including four Yoga Nidra practices in three different styles; a thirty-minute meditation led by you, recorded and submitted for feedback; and a homework assignment, completed and submitted for feedback. During our time together, we will explore the background, fundamentals, and benefits of Yoga Nidra, explore 3 styles of Yoga Nidra (Satyananda, Amrit, and iRest), review the kosha model, discuss samskaras and sankalpas, explore OM and the states of consciousness, discuss creating and delivering Yoga Nidra scripts, and practice Yoga Nidra delivery with a partner.