This course is intended to generate a deeply nourishing experience for body, heart and soul. High up in the mountains of Portugal we dive in the yin universe. We look into the variations in human anatomy and how this influences our practice, we learn what the poses are supposed to do for us and how everybody can achieve that, regardless of age, experience or flexibility.
We will also explore chakras, meridians and mindfulness and their relevance for our daily lives, learning different meditation techniques.
This course will give you all the basics to teach yin yoga if that is what you hope to do, and to take the most out of your practice if teaching is not for you. More than anything, these 10 days are a time for gentle self development and self care.
This training is registered with Yoga Alliance as 100 YACEP points.
Guest teachers: Esther Ekhart and Paul Grilley
Joe and Marcel are the leading teachers in this training and will teach the majority of the material, Esther Ekhart will facilitate the mindfulness part of the training. All sessions with Joe, Marcel and Esther are in-person. We are also honoured to be joined by Paul Grilley who will be guest teaching a module via Zoom on the big screen.
What you will learn
Anatomy: skeletal segments, muscle groups, the concepts of target areas and functional yoga, skeletal variations, tension X compression and more
The Yin Yoga poses: analysis of poses, their modifications and alternatives and how to teach them
Assisted Yin routine
Meridian theory and tracing
Chakra and mindfulness meditation
The concepts of karma, samskaras, vrittis and vasanas
Day 1 (10th of April): Arrival day
17.30 – 19.00 group gathering
7.00 – 8.00 meditation
8.00 – 9.30 breakfast
9.30 – 11.00 lecture
11.15 – 12.30 practice
12.30 – 16.30 lunch and time off
16.30 – 18.00 lecture
18.15 – 19.00 practice and meditation
19.00 - 20:00 dinner
Day 10 (20th): departure day
7.00 – 8.00 meditation
8.00 – 9.30 breakfast and check-out
Check in and check out
On arrival day you can check in from 14.00 on, note that there is no food or lunch in the centre yet. Check out is after breakfast on day 10.
Shared rooms: € 2572
Single room shared facilities: € 2822
Singleroom: € 3143
Type: 100-hour teacher training
Teacher: Marcel van de Vis Heil, Joe Barnett and Esther Ekhart
Location: D’Alijo Yoga Retreat Centre Portugal
Date/Time: 10-20 April 2023
Price: from €2572