This Valentine’s Day, share the practice of giving and receiving Yin Thai Massage with a beloved!
This offering is intended for any two people interested in spending time together to breathe, move, share touch and connection.
9am – 2pm (PST), Monday – Friday
January 11 – 15, 2021
Join James Kapicka for a deep study of embodied yin yoga through on online exploration of breath awareness, pose modifications and variations, intelligent sequencing, yin philosophy and the creation and holding of a container for healing yoga ceremony. The course includes a 108-page manual and online access to 5 yin yoga sequences with James.
The foundational aspects of this training include:
Exploring somatic-based principles in yin yoga
Coming in, supporting and exiting shapes safely
Balance of stability and mobility in the sensual spine
Embodying the organs, diaphragms and connective tissue
Relaxation and the nervous system
Anatomical and energetic sequencing
Assisting and massage
Use of props, modifications and variations
Counter poses and contraindications
Holding space that supports healing
Use of space, silence and stillness
This 5-day intensive has been designed for students of yoga who wish to increase their understanding of the yin practice, and for teachers aspiring to gain knowledge of yin postures and philosophy. We will discuss and examine topics such as chi, Taoism, yin/yang, anatomy, Chinese meridians, chakras and meditation. Practicum will explore how to move through postures to help deepen your practice and adapt it to the personal needs of students. This includes working with modifications and variations, as well as building sequences around the seasons, anatomical features, and Chinese meridians.