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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.

More information about my yin yoga teachers:

 

Om shanti -ॐ शान्ति

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No class this weekend

JoeBarnettThis weekend I’ll be in student mode as I’ll be following a Yin Yoga TTC with the wonderful human being and yoga teacher Joe Barnett in the Sampoorna Yoga Studio in Brussels. Hence my Saturday morning class will be taught by Hanna.

I’m much looking forward to this chance to broaden my yoga horizon and to be able to share the teachings in a near future with you in class.

We’re all students of life, love & yoga 🙂

Om shanti -ॐ शान्ति


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Teaching a Yin Yoga class on 30 March ’16

yin yogaThis Wednesday 30 March 2016 I’ll replace the resident teacher Asha at the wonderful Sampoorna Yoga Studio for a 90 minute yin yoga class. I’ll be teaching a Heart, Lung & Intestine meridian focused class and hope you’ll join too.

If you’d like to know more about the Yin Yoga TTC I took with Sarah Powers in 2014, you can read it here.

This Friday I’ll start another Yin Yoga TTC with Joe Barnett, part of a 2 long weekend training.

Feel free to join the class (no need to pre-register), come to Sampoorna Yoga Studio.

 


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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 certificate obtained

Better late than never, I’ve received my Yin Yoga certificate after completing the 80 hours Yin Yoga & Mindfulness TTC with the wonderful Sarah & Ty Powers in France in 2014. Thanks to this TTC I’ve been able to incorporate the poses and teachings in my regular yoga classes and notice that students love the deeper poses despite the obvious physical and mental blockages that sometimes hinder them with this practice. It’s about letting go and going deeper inside to release blocked energy from the meridians, organs and nadis and stretch the connective tissues.

“The Yin practice is an inward practice of receptivity that targets the regeneration of the Yin tissues through a passive static practice.”

Find more information about Insight Yoga Institute, Sarah & Ty Powers and Yin Yoga online.

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