Yin Yoga Teacher Training Course
Yoga Alliance Registered Continuing Education Program with Angela Jervis-Read E- RYT 500
A brief introduction to Yin Yoga:
Yin yoga works with the fascia (connective tissue) of the body. These tissues bind together all that you are, and they hold everything in place, and as such, our postural habits are ‘held’ in our fascial matrix. Yin Yoga specifically targets these tissues and has a profoundly positive impact on our postural tendencies.
Our unique patterns of movement are determined by our activities, sleeping patterns, how we think, past accidents, surgeries and our interaction with all the people in our lives. As we move away from an anatomically neutral position, we begin to feel pain in our joints. Manipulating our connective tissue is one of the best ways to restore healthy alignment and to reduce discomfort.
Traditional yoga does effect the fascial network and is an important compliment to the Yin practice. Yin yoga ‘unpins’ the holding patterns and more Yang styles of yoga like Ashtanga help the student to develop the strength to maintain and support their new healthy postural habits. Without the ‘unpinning’ of old holding patterns, students tend to practice more dynamic styles of yoga with all of their unconscious compensations. Practising like this can lead to a worsening of misalignments and can increase physical discomfort.