60-Hour Yin Yoga and Myofascia Release Teacher Training

60-Hour Yin Yoga and Myofascia Release Teacher Training

Yoga Teacher Training4

Yoga Alliance Certificate 50 hrs CEP

(continuing education programme)

Tarifa, Spain – Luxury Retreat Venue

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Dates

Saturday 12th November to 19th November 2022

Prices per person

Prices include 7 nights accomodation, 3 meals per day and the complete 60 hour Yoga Teacher Training Programme

Triple room occupation (3 people sharing)                                            1,190 euros

Twin room occupation (2 people sharing)                                             1,290 euros

Single room occupation (1 person only – shared bathroom)              1,450 euros

Single room occupation (1 person only – private bathroom)              1,550 euros

Prices increase by 100 euros per person from 2 months before the Programme starts

To make a payment please see the bottom of the page or email elliot@tfsretreats.com

Daily Schedule

  • 7.30am –  10.00am                       Asana Practice, Meditation & Pranayama
  • 10.00am – 11.00am                      Breakfast
  • 11.00am – 12.00am                    Anatomy, Lecture, Video
  • 12.15am –  1.30pm                     Group work, Lecture
  • 1.30pm –  3.00pm                       Lunch
  • 3.00pm –  4.00pm                       Motion Analysis, Student teaching
  • 4.00pm –  4.45pm                       Group work, Lecture
  • 5.00pm –  6.30pm                       Asana Practice
  • 7.00pm                                         Dinner
On Tuesday, there will be an additional evening session from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. On Wednesday, you will have a half-day program only and then free time after lunch. The 60-hour Yin yoga course is held over one week from Saturday to Saturday. Those days are arrival and departure days without any teaching program. The course starts on Saturday at 6:00 p.m. with a welcome meeting followed by dinner. It finishes the following Saturday after breakfast at 11:00 a.m.

 

60-Hour Yin Yoga and Myofascia Release Teacher Training Course Content 

Practice

  • Daily morning 2,5 hours Yin yoga class with different themes including Meditation and Pranayama
  • Yin yoga related to the meridians and elements, stimulating the Qi along the meridians. 
  • 35 Yin yoga asanas in practice, breakdown of each Asana, variations, modifications, use of props
  • Afternoon MyoYin Yin practice (Yin Yoga and Myofascia Release with tennisballs)
  • Myofascia release and Ball techniques in the various target areas
  • Different MyoYin Sequences for the whole body
  • Triggerpoints
  • Student teaching, group and partner work
  • Yin and Yang – an asana experience combining dynamic, creative Vinyasa flow, and deep opening and meditative Yin yoga.

Theory/Lecture

  • 35 Yin Yoga Asanas in theory, breakdown of each Asana
  • Variations, modifications and the use of props in each of the 35 Asanas
  • Fascinating world of fascia – The matrix connective tissue
  • Fascia research – the newest results
  • When the Myofascia tissue hurts – Fascial Dysfunction
  • Triggerpoint treatment with balls
  • Different Ball Techniques

Anatomy

  • Anatomy according to Paul Grilley, the founder of Yin Yoga
  • Looking at the 14 segments of the bone structure
  • Understanding the individual bone structure or skeleton
  • Compression versus tension, orientation, and proportion (limitation in all asanas and the uniqueness of the human body)
  • Fascia and tensegrity (appreciate the role of connective tissues in relation to yoga practice)
  • Motion analysis in the group, understanding the impact of individual bone structure in the asana practice
  • Approach to the Meridian system (12 main meridians) and Chi Flow in Yin yoga

Teaching Methodology

  • Yin yoga sequencing and tools to teach a Yin yoga class
  • MyoYin Sequences for different body parts
  • How to communicate the value of Yin yoga (teaching methodology function versus aesthetic)
  • Developing a functional approach to yoga
  • Group work

Philosophy

  • The learning prescription (Shravana, Manana, Nididhyasa)
  • What is Yin Yoga about? Knowledge and understanding of the Yin Yoga approach (difference between a Yin passive and Yang dynamic style of Yoga)
  • Yin & Yang (The Chinese understanding how the world functions)

Therapy

  • Study the benefits of the Yin Yoga Practice (physical, energetical, mental and emotional) and how Yin Yoga can improve your health
  • Pain relief through Yin yoga and Myofascia Release stimulating the fascia
  • Chronic back pain, Hernia (slipped disc), pain therapy
  • Where does pain come from?
  • The impact of emotional stress on chronic pain

Teachers

Mona Abter

Mona is originally from Germany but lives in Spain for many years now and spends the winter in India. She is trilingual in English, German and Spanish. She’s an experienced and certified Yoga teacher in Ashtanga, Vinyasa Flow and Yin Yoga. Additional she is a qualified holisitc massage therapist and does bodywork for more than 20 years. At her Yoga Centre at Agonda beach in Goa, India, she has been offering open yoga classes, workshops and training for the last 8 years.

In Europe and Asia she holds retreats, workshops and provides yoga training and immersion. For the past 15 years she has intensively practiced Ashtanga, Vinyasa Flow and Yin Yoga and has extended her experience in Anusara, Iyengar, Acro and Hormone yoga through exposure to different mentors in Germany, Spain and India. She combines the dynamic, sweeping stye of Vinyasa Flow yoga with the distinct, slow, and meditative elements of Yin yoga while placing particular attention to both breath and flow of life energy.

“Yang is about doing, yin is about letting go, it’s all about balance”.

To Mona, yoga means to be right here, right now; to surrender to the flow of life, to trust it; to accept the challenges life is offering and take them as a great gift. Yoga is far more than the practice of asanas. Rather, it is a philosphy of life, which has brought lots of joy, love and peace into hers. She seeks to share this experience with her students. Deep relaxation from the very first moment. Pure yoga geared to the requirements of each student free from the contraints of style or judgements. This is a key characteristic of Mona’s practice and teachings, which she conveys with lots of heart, passion and empathy.

Mona is a registered Yoga Alliance Teacher E-RYT (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher) with more than 4000 hours of teaching experience.

Gunnar Lips

Gunnar is originally from Germany but now lives in Spain and India. He is a former athletics professional and has worked as a sports coach. He has also trained as a sports massage therapist and is trained in energetic massage techniques. Years of professional sea diving gave him an insight into a variety of different breathing techniques and the application thereof. During a visit to India 10 years ago, he had his first encounter with yoga. His experience from both his sports and professional background made him realise the holistic perfection of yoga. Ever since, he has been practicing yoga regularly.

Gunnar has undertaken training in Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow and Yin. He continues to broaden his capacity in Meditation and Pranayama. He incorporates his many decades of sports coach experience in his style of conveying yoga to his students. Gunnar focuses on teaching the proper way of breathing. And in Gunnar’s classes there is always room for a dash of humour. Gunnar is a registered Yoga AllianceTeacher E-RYT (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher).

Mona and Gunnar recongnise in each person their uniqueness and adapt yoga to them individually. Variations and modifications of yoga practice are therefore a given and encouraged. Rigid principles and dogmas are not encouraged. “What’s good for me is not necessarily good for you”. Our teaching style is characterised by passion, enthusiasm and clarity. While remaining rooted in everyday existence we’ve gradually aligned our lives according to the principles of yoga and walked the path of yoga. Extensive excursions in India and visits in other parts of Asia, intensive training in yoga, massage therapy and Ayuveda provided the basis for us so we can share this path with you heart to heart. We look forward to spending quality time with you.

More details about Mona and Gunnar’s work can be found here: www.yoga-sunshine.com

About The Course

This Yin yoga training program is suitable for all dedicated yoga practitioners and yoga teachers of all levels and styles who would like to deepen their practice and understanding of yoga, their own body, and are curious and open to exploring and learning a complementary practice to all dynamic yoga styles and sports activities.

Would you like to get to know effective self-help tools to release unpleasant tensions and to relieve existing pain, e.g. in the back? Additional to increase the mobility of your joints, improve your posture and stability and stimulate the flow of energy in your body, thus increasing your general well-being? 

In this training you will learn two very effective techniques (Yin Yoga and Myofascia Release) that work specifically on your connective tissue, the so-called fascia, and thus release tension and agglutination in the myofascial tissue, so that pain can be relieved or even disappear completely, and the healing process is actively supported and accelerated.

MyoYin is the combination of Myofascia Release (MFR) and Yin Yoga. Myo stands for Myofascial release, which can be translated as fascia relaxation or loosening. Yin stands for Yin Yoga, where we hold the Yoga postures in a passive way over a longer time (3-5min) mainly sitting or lying on the floor. It is a deeply opening, yet gentle and meditative yoga practice. With both methods we specifically stimulate our fascia and connective tissue. With the combination of Myofascia Release & Yin Yoga you get a comprehensive and effective method in your hands, with which you actively can do something against your pain and for your well-being and recovery. 

This teacher training enables you to dive deeper into your Yin qualities like stillness, receptivity, openness, surrendering, relaxation, acceptance, and find balance in a mainly Yang style world. Yin yoga helps you to find a meditative state, stillness, peacefulness, and balance and often promotes healing inside yourself. The training will amplify both your knowledge about and your practice of yoga, supplementing the unfolding of your spiritual path. The training is a combination of both theory and practice.

You will be nourished by two daily yoga practices, meditations, pranayama, and the amazing energy of the unspoiled nature and surroundings. Private chefs will prepare three super healthy meals a day – delicious vegetarian, Mediterranean, and Asian-influenced meals. You will be guided by professional and skillful yoga teachers, who love to share their knowledge and passion for yoga with you. After the week you will leave feeling recharged, empowered, balanced, and confident in your teaching.

Testimonials

“Excellent balance of theory and practice, very knowledgeable teachers. Mona approaches Yin Yoga from many different angles when teaching and knows the science behind it. I learned so much like all about anatomy. The training was really deepening my understanding not only about the physical side also about the mental, emotional and philosophical side of Yin Yoga. Thank you so much” – Mirella K, Finnland

“The intense morning classes were just magical and the themes very interesting. Stunning villa and very nice food. I learned a lot about Yin Yoga, the Meridians and Fascia. I will try to bring more of this calming and healing Yin energy into my daily life. I love the calm and soft way Mona teaches the classes. Great explanations and sharing personal experiences too.” – Marine, France

With Yin Yoga I discovered a powerful, tool for finding stillness, diving into my body, nourishing myself and exploring my emotions. I really enjoyed the Yoga classes which were very inspiring with great explanation. Mona always gave space for questions and lot´s of space to explore.” – Mascha, Portugal

“The training was very diverse, good balance in between theory and practice. I have learned to feel into my body and to let go. I also learned a lot about fascia and meridians. Such an exciting topic, which I would now like to deepen further. Mona has a very wonderful way of communicating things. With a lot of passion and love she managed to bring everything closer to me as a total beginner in Yin Yoga. I was able to absorb and embody everything. It was such a wonderful experience with you. Thank you.” – Nadine S, Germany

“Nice balance of practice and theory. Now I have a good understanding of the mechanisms and philosophy on which Yin Yoga is based and will apply the new knowledge into my own practice. I liked the calm and respectful way of teaching, and Mona´s strong competence and profound knowledge.” – Sonja S, Switzerland

What’s Included

The complete 50 hours teacher training programme with yoga equipment and materials

7 nights accommodation and 3 meals per day

Not included: flights and airport transfers

How to Get There

Airports

There are many options to arrive at the venue, which is located approx. 4km from Tarifa town. There are 4 airports within 2 hours drive. Gibraltar, Jerez, Malaga and Sevilla.

The nearest airport is Gibraltar (La Linea), which is a 40 minute drive to the venue, approx. 40km. Only flights from England come to Gibraltar.

Jerez Airport is an 80 minute drive away, approx. 120km

Malaga Airport is a 110 minute drive away, approx. 160km

Sevilla Airport is a 120 minute drive away, approx. 170km

Renting a Car

Renting a car at the airport is the easiest and cheapest way to get to the venue, starting from €70 per week. See www.rentalcars.comor www.1rentacar.comto find the cheapest option. For German speaking students www.billiger-mietwagen.de

We also recommend Autos Aguirre: La Linea (Gibraltar Airport) – https://autosaguirre.com– around €100 p/w, Group A vehicle. Malaga Airport – https://autosaguirre.com– around €100 p/w, Group A vehicle

Public Bus

There is also a public bus option from Malaga Airport. For further bus details check: https://www.avanzabus.com

Taxi

Normal taxi prices from each nearby transport hub are below:

Malaga Airport – €200 – Gibraltar – €70 – Algeciras Bus Station – €35 – Tarifa Bus Station – €15. Sevilla Airport – €200 – Jerez Airport – €125

Payment

Twin Room (2 people sharing)

30% deposit is required at time of booking Final payment due two months before arrival All deposits are non refundable Reference for payment: start date of teacher training

€405.00

Triple Room – 3 people sharing

30% deposit is required at time of booking Final payment due two months before arrival All deposits are non refundable Reference for payment: start date of teacher training

€375.00

Single Room (1 person only, shared bathroom)

30% deposit is required at time of booking Final payment due two months before arrival All deposits are non refundable Reference for payment: start date of teacher training

€453.00

Single Room – Private room and bathroom

30% deposit is required at time of booking Final payment due two months before arrival All deposits are non refundable Reference for payment: start date of teacher training

€483.00

Accommodation and venue details are here

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