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Yin Yoga Training


In-Depth Study and Advanced Training with Martha Piersma

ERYT200/ RYT500/ YACEP  and Yin Specialist

March 29 – April 1, 2018

Hummingbird Lodge

9416 Miller Creek Road

Missoula, MT

In depth study and advanced training with Martha Piersma, ERYT200, RYT500, YACEP and Yin Specialist.

Yoga as we practice it in the West is a dynamic, active practice designed to work only half of our body, the muscular half, the “yang” tissues. Our bodies need stability and strength. But as we age our flexibility diminishes and our vitality diminishes if we are not actively stressing our yin tissues.

Yin Yoga is is a static way of being in yoga poses for longer periods in order to better nourish the deeper connective tissues and organs. It is a perfect opportunity to soften and cultivate your mental state as well, allowing the energy body to redistribute vitality throughout our system.

Choose your path

For the experienced student wishing to deepen their own understanding of their bodies join us Thursday March 29 – Saturday March 31

Investment: $450

This option is now full. Please register for the teacher tract.

For the 200 hour certified teacher or massage therapist you will participate Thursday March 29-Sunday April 1.  Earn 40 hours CEU’s. 32 hours will be contact hours and 8 hours will be non-contact and will include an exam, teaching 2 classes with reviews and a 300-500 word paper.

Investment: $650


Thursday, March 29

8:00 am – 12:00 pm

90 minute Yin Practice for the Beginning Yinster

The Three Tattvas

History of Yin Yoga

The Breath

1:00 – 6:00 pm

Theory of Exercise

Yin/Yang concepts: Connective Tissues & Muscles

60 minute end of day practice

Friday, March 30

8:00 am – 12:00 pm

90 minute practice for the Spine

Asana Names & Intentions

1:00-6:00 pm

Safety for your Student

Specific Asana & Modifications

60 minute end of day practice

Saturday, March 31

8:00 am – 12:00 pm

90 minute Yin practice for the Hips

Using Props in your Practice

1:00- 6:00 pm

Designing a Class: Themes & Intentions

Challenges: Arthritis and the spinal column

60 minute end of day practice

Sunday, April 1

8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Yin for the Upper Body

Practicum: Integrating your Knowledge

8 hours of Home Study to include:

Written Exam

Design and teach 2 classes with 2 different themes

Write a 300-50o word paper on Yin Yoga

Required textbook: Bernie Clark’s The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga or YinSights to be purchased by the student. These are great texts but you don’t need both of them.

During this training you will be invited into a cocoon like atmosphere, incorporating meditation, breath work, restorative yoga and time for journaling. You will experience a surrendering of your daily routines and remember a time when you were less stressed, less over-committed and more relaxed. 



Yin Yoga Training