Yin Yoga Weekend - Tokyo, Japan
From Saturday, May 18, 2013
To Sunday, May 19, 2013

We love Japan! And we appreciate the chance to teach to Japanese yogis. Our friends at Yoga works in Tokyo have graciously arranged a series of three workshops spread over Saturday, Sunday, and Monday May 18 - May 20, 2013. We did not think we would have the chance to travel to Japan in 2013 and are grateful this workshop has been made possible. We are especially pleased to work again with Akira sensei.

To read more about these workshos or to register please visit Yoga works website.

The following are the course descriptions for each day-long workshop.

May 18 - Physical Basis of Yin Yoga

This workshop presents the philosophy of yin yoga. Starting with a review of the taoist ideas of yin/yang this course explores how different tissues in the body can be categorized as yin or yang and how our yoga practice must change to effectively train them. Equal parts theory and practice, this course explains the three principles of yin practice: 1. Which tissues are benefitted by yin yoga. 2. Why the muscles are relaxed. 3. Why the poses are held for 3 to 5 minutes.

Topics include:
Target area mandalas
Defining Yin and Yang
Yin and yang tissues
Three layers of a joint
Target Areas
Skeletal Variation

May 19 - Meridian Theory and Yin Yoga

This workshop is a summary of the work of Dr. Hiroshi Motoyama that integrates the Indian Yoga tradition of prana and nadis with the Taoist tradition of ki and meridians. We explore both ancient and modern theories of the meridians and how they are affected by yin yoga practice. Equal parts practice and theory, students will come away with scientific understanding of meridians and a heightened awareness of ki flow in their bodies.

Topics include:
Ancient Meridian Theory
Modern Meridian Theory
Muscular versus Regular Meridians
Yin/Yang of nerves and meridians
Indian Nadis and Taoist Meridians

May 20 - Yin Yoga and Meditation

The greatest benefit of yin yoga practice is how it prepares a student to meditate more deeply and with greater ease. Just as there is a science to asana practice there is also a science of meditation practice. This course focuses on the breathing exercises, chanting, and chakra meditation techniques. It includes the practice of yin yoga poses to prepare the body and mind of the student. Each student will come away with effective tools and a logical framework to explore the chakra system within themselves.


Topics include:
Three bodies of yoga.
Chakra locations
Chakra functions
Meridians and Chakras
Nada meditation
Bija mantras
So Ham pranayama

Location Yoga works

Tokyo, Japan

Yin Yoga Weekend - Tokyo, Japan

From Saturday, May 18, 2013
To Sunday, May 19, 2013

We love Japan! And we appreciate the chance to teach to Japanese yogis. Our friends at Yoga works in Tokyo have graciously arranged a series of three workshops spread over Saturday, Sunday, and Monday May 18 - May 20, 2013. We did not think we would have the chance to travel to Japan in 2013 and are grateful this workshop has been made possible. We are especially pleased to work again with Akira sensei.

To read more about these workshos or to register please visit Yoga works website.

The following are the course descriptions for each day-long workshop.

May 18 - Physical Basis of Yin Yoga

This workshop presents the philosophy of yin yoga. Starting with a review of the taoist ideas of yin/yang this course explores how different tissues in the body can be categorized as yin or yang and how our yoga practice must change to effectively train them. Equal parts theory and practice, this course explains the three principles of yin practice: 1. Which tissues are benefitted by yin yoga. 2. Why the muscles are relaxed. 3. Why the poses are held for 3 to 5 minutes.

Topics include:
Target area mandalas
Defining Yin and Yang
Yin and yang tissues
Three layers of a joint
Target Areas
Skeletal Variation

May 19 - Meridian Theory and Yin Yoga

This workshop is a summary of the work of Dr. Hiroshi Motoyama that integrates the Indian Yoga tradition of prana and nadis with the Taoist tradition of ki and meridians. We explore both ancient and modern theories of the meridians and how they are affected by yin yoga practice. Equal parts practice and theory, students will come away with scientific understanding of meridians and a heightened awareness of ki flow in their bodies.

Topics include:
Ancient Meridian Theory
Modern Meridian Theory
Muscular versus Regular Meridians
Yin/Yang of nerves and meridians
Indian Nadis and Taoist Meridians

May 20 - Yin Yoga and Meditation

The greatest benefit of yin yoga practice is how it prepares a student to meditate more deeply and with greater ease. Just as there is a science to asana practice there is also a science of meditation practice. This course focuses on the breathing exercises, chanting, and chakra meditation techniques. It includes the practice of yin yoga poses to prepare the body and mind of the student. Each student will come away with effective tools and a logical framework to explore the chakra system within themselves.


Topics include:
Three bodies of yoga.
Chakra locations
Chakra functions
Meridians and Chakras
Nada meditation
Bija mantras
So Ham pranayama

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