Teaching Functional Yin
Target areas, Posture Families, & Sequencing
May our study be enlightening...
Yin Yoga is so much more than asana – it's also a platform for growth and transformation. If we want to help our students build up the inner resources to meet life's challenges, then we have to share the practices that train them up.
We also need to get give our students the space to explore their physical experience on their own terms and according to their body's unique architecture.
Based on Paul Grilley's functional approach to teaching yoga, in this workshop you'll learn the basics of anatomical target areas and how to use postural archetypes for designing Yin Yoga classes that support the variety of bodies in our classrooms.
We start with the question: "what am I really trying to do?" and continue with "what will best support this student?"
In this 2.5hr online workshop, we'll dive into the following essential concepts:
- What do we mean when we talk about "functional yoga?"
- The anatomical target areas of Yin Yoga
- Posture families and how to map them to target areas
- How to introduce variations within a posture family to individual students in classroom settings
- Sequencing Yin Yoga classes through the functional lens
Your Investment Includes:
Jennifer brings a compassionate approach and talent for making complicated material accessible and interesting. You'll get lifetime access to the following:
- 2.5hrs of recorded video instruction
- Printable workshop notes with key terms and diagrams
- Additional handouts and recommended resources
Jennifer O'Sullivan has been teaching yoga and meditation in the Washington, DC area for sixteen years after completing her first training in 2004. She has studied with exemplary yoga teachers from a number of disciplines but is most influenced by Don and Amba Stapleton of Nosara Yoga Institute and Sarah Powers. Jennifer is also greatly inspired by the mindfulness teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh and Bhante Gunaratana. She is endorsed by her primary teacher Sarah Powers to teach Insight Yoga, a heart-centered approach that weaves together yoga, Taoism, Buddhism and spiritual psychology.
A teacher's teacher, Jennifer has co-led 200hr teacher trainings and she currently leads her own 50hr Foundations of Yin Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher Training throughout the mid-Atlantic US. She is a mentor in the Insight Yoga Institute and an assistant to Sarah Powers. You can view her complete bio at: www.sati.yoga.