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Yin Yoga foundations (30 hrs) certification

In April 2016 I’ve spent 2 weekends (and 2 Friday afternoons) with a bunch of enthusiastic yogins in Brussels studying anatomy and yin yoga postures with Joe Barnett.

20160410_184355Not only did we have a lot of fun while doing it, we’ve learned so much in little time. Joe is a very experienced and fun teacher who made the sometimes complex human body a very interesting topic to say the least. He taught us about the important differences that exist in each and everyone and that every human body is unique and to respect this uniqueness. The TTC was incredibly complimentary to the yin yoga TTC I’ve taken with Sarah Powers in 2014.

yinAll in all, I’m very grateful to have been able to study with Joe and the other yogins and look forward to share this teachings (and his teacher Paul Grilley’s teaching) with my students.

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Om shanti -ॐ शान्ति


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Yin Yoga TTC in Brussels with Joe Barnett

joe barnettOne of my favourite Yin Yoga teachers Joe Barnett will be back in Brussels teaching two courses in April, aimed at yoga teachers and other keen yogis. Moreover, if you take both courses, Sampoorna offers a package price of 725 euro for the two programs together.

Yin Yoga Foundations: Understanding a Practice of Surrender

30h Teacher Training (Yoga Alliance Certification)
Price
: 475€
When:
Friday 1 April – 14:00-17:00
Saturday 2 April – 10:00-17:00
Sunday 3 April – 10:00-17:00
&
Friday 8 April – 14:00-17:00
Saturday 9 April – 10:00-17:00
Sunday 10 April – 10:00-17:00 

Content

  • Introduction to Taoist Anatomical Analysis and Yin/Yang Yoga Sutras of Paul Grilley
  • Interactive hands-on study of anatomy
  • 14 Functional Segments of the Skeleton
  • Understanding and discriminating sensation: Tension vs Compression, Muscle vs Fascia, Physical vs Subtle Energy
  • Finding skeletal landmarks and testing range of motion
  • Communication: When to listen/observe, when to speak/lead
  • Introduction to sequencing
  • Prayer for Teacher and Student (aka Shanti Prayer)

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JoeBarnettAdvanced Yin Yoga Training: Target Practice, the Next Level

20h Teacher Training (Yoga Alliance Certification)
Price
: 295 euro
When:  15-17 April 2016, 10:00-17:00 daily

Content

  • Brief yet focused reviews of the foundations
  • Methods for teacher dialogue and sharpened focus, including an introduction to One-on-One treatment (Assisted Yin)
  • This Next Level study also aims deeper than the crude tissues of the Target Area. The Yin practice releases blocked Chi which has the potential to awaken the spiritual centers of our being, the Chakras.

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About Joe:

Joe Barnett, ERYT-500, has been teaching for over a decade. He travels nationally and internationally year round offering presentations and trainings on Yin and Yang (Vinyasa) forms of Yoga as well as Chakra and Meridian Meditation.

Joe’s main focus of study is Functional Anatomy for Yoga. He is a senior student and regular teaching assistant of Paul Grilley (paulgrilley.com), a true Yoga Scientist who is responsible for the current rise in the popularity of Yin Yoga. After several years of apprenticing under Paul, Joe recently began traveling nationally and internationally to train yoga teachers how to understand and feel the full range of motion of their joints and their students’ joints using Grilley’s Taoist Analysis of the Body to individualize the Postures of Yoga.

However, Joe’s play time is usually spent practicing, teaching and drawing others into AcroYoga which he has been playing since 2006 when he met Jason Magness (yogaslackers.com) with whom he continues to train/play whenever he can. In 2010, Joe traveled to Montreal to receive both levels of certification through the original AcroYogis Eugene Poku and Jessie Goldberg (acroyoga.com).

Om shanti -ॐ शान्ति


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Yin yoga TTC with Joe Barnett in Brussels, March 2015

joe barnettIn March you have the unique opportunity to study with an amazing yoga teacher, Joe Barnett.

Joe, ERYT-500, has been teaching for over a decade. Joe’s main focus is Functional Anatomy for Yoga. He is a senior student and teaching assistant of Paul Grilley, a true Yoga Scientist responsible for the rise in popularity of Yin Yoga. After years of apprenticing under Paul, Joe began traveling internationally to train yoga teachers.

When not training teachers, Joe’s play time is spent practicing, teaching and drawing others into AcroYoga.

Program – Yin Yoga & Anatomy: Understanding A Practice Of Surrender

23-27 March, 2015

5 Days/ 30h Teacher Training (Yoga Alliance Certification)

joe barnett 2Yin Yoga is a simple practice. We settle into an asana for 3-7 minutes and slowly relax to allow the connective tissues to be stretched, stimulated and strengthened.

The alignment rules are also simple: We listen to our bodies and lead ourselves into the shape that follows the natural contours of our spine, pelvis and hips.

However, bringing ourselves into this simplicity, being still for minutes at a time, can be challenging. Listening to our bodies requires a power of discrimination.

In this training, we will analyze, observe and practice all of these elements of Yin Yoga in depth.

We will examine ourselves with ancient meditation techniques that guide us into a steady awareness. We will study with slides and by articulating the joints on a skeleton. But mostly, we will have an interactive, hands-on study and examine each other with anatomical range of motion (ROM) tests.

The study culminates in a truer understanding of the infinite variety of human bodies, and the basic techniques to guide each Yin Yoga student with their unique skeletal structures into the appropriate asana for them.

Date: 23-27 March at 10:00-17:00 daily

Price: 450€

Location: Sampoorna Yoga Studio

REGISTER NOW, you won’t regret it.