Chinese Meridian Theory & Organ Health
Mapping the Subtle Body
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.
In this workshop, learn the functions of the internal organs through the the lens of Chinese Energetic Medicine, the location of the meridians that circulate Qi, and develop an understanding of how to use this wisdom to enrich your Yin Yoga classes.
In this 3hr online workshop, we'll dive into meridian theory and the important role the organs play in health and wellness.
- The location of the energy channels and their corresponding physical target areas*
- Mapping posture families* to energy channels for sequencing Yin Yoga practices
- The primary functions of the main organ pairs
- Health and wellness factors for the main organ pairs
- How Yin Yoga affects the meridians and organ health
- Sequencing and class planning strategies
Note: If you are unfamiliar with Paul Grilley's functional approach to teaching yoga, particularly the concepts of target areas and posture archetypes, you might find it beneficial to take the Teaching Functional Yin workshop, which explains these topics in detail. The information about creating sequences will make more sense if you have had some experience with this material.
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:
- 3hrs 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.