Yin Yoga & Anatomy
September 22-27, 2014 with Jee Moon
Yin yoga classes are becoming more and more popular as students realize how the practice complements and benefits yang styles of yoga (Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Power) and balances active and sometimes chaotic lifestyles. As yin yoga is unique from other yoga styles, it is essential that teachers have specific knowledge and skills to lead a safe and effective yin yoga class.
The Yin Yoga and Anatomy Training Course is designed for yoga teachers and teachers-in-training and will offer instruction on building a solid, enjoyable yin yoga class through the study of human anatomy and energy. A strong understanding of anatomy is the foundation of teaching yoga, and teaching yin yoga requires a specific comprehension of the interplay of muscles, joints, and fascia. This course will provide in-depth, hands-on anatomy training, as well as the theory and practice of teaching yin yoga -- including understanding energy, class sequencing, and adjusting/assisting.
Although yin yoga is not a trademarked style and no certification is required to teach it, those completing this course will receive a certificate noting 50 hours of yin yoga training and the skills and confidence to add yin classes to their teaching practice.
Instructor Jee Moon
What you'll study
Main points of study:
- Understanding yoga through Taoism
- Traditional Chinese medicine (meridians, organs, and emotion)
- Understanding breath and bandhas
- Chakras and meditation
- Functional anatomy
- function and importance of connective tissue
- skeletal differences and their effect on yoga postures
- physical and energetic function of yoga asana (postures)
- intensive anatomy of the hip joint, shoulder joing, and spine
- the fascia: the Cinderella of anatomy
- yoga postures from a dogmatic perspective vs. a functional perspective
Schedule and Location
September 22-27, 2014
A typical day during the course:
- 9:00-11:00am: Yin and meditation practice
- 11:00am-12:30pm: Theory of yin and meditation
- 12:30-1:30pm: Lunch break/ Discussion
- 1:30-5:00pm: Theory and breakdown of technique/experiment
UB Yoga Dogtown
1220 Tamm Ave.
Saint Louis, MO 63139
Pricing and Registration
Yin Yoga Certification Course
with Jee Moon
Monday, September 22- Saturday, September 27, 2014 (new dates)
Required and Suggested Texts
Insight Yoga by Sarah Powers [$15]
Yin Yoga: Principles and Practice by Paul Grilley [$8]
The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga: The Philosophy and Practice of Yin Yoga by Bernie Clark [$10]
Yin Yoga: The Foundations of a Quiet Practice by Paul Grilley [$30]
Anatomy for Yoga with Paul Grilley by Paul Grilley [$36]
The Web That Has No Weaver: Understanding Chinese Medicine by Ted Kaptchuk [$10]
The Endless Web: Fascial Anatomy and Physical Reality by R. Louis Shultz and Rosemary Faitis [$13]
Anatomy Trains: Myofascial Meridians for Manual and Movement Therapists - Thomas Myers [$55]
Some words about Jee's training:
"I left the weekend training with more than I could have asked for. It was an excellent experience. I valued Jee's very honest and sincere way of teaching and passing along information."
"Very informative and educational. Jee thoroughly delivered a lot of great info. Learned things that I did not know before. Feel my practice is progressing."
"The teacher is very gifted and cannot be replicated. There is a bit of this and that - all conspiring together to make the information clear and easy to use/remember. The two hours of practice makes the body ready for study and aids in bodily recall."
"It was wonderful. Jee's experience with and understanding of yoga is difficult to find in St. Louis - it was refreshing. She has a great sense of humor and doesn't take herself too seriously which made the class very enjoyable. I liked delving deeper in the various aspects of yin yoga (meridians, anatomy), in addition to the daily practices we shared together."