Yin Yoga Student Intensive and Teacher Training - 2016
"The Watercourse Way"
A Yin Yoga Teacher Training and Student Intensive Immersion Program
The Yoga Oasis - Charlotte, NC
Friday, August 19th, 2016 ~ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Saturday, August 20, 2016 ~ 1:00 pm - 6 pm
Sunday, August 21, 2016 ~ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm Optional Yin Class
$200 - Cash
$210 - CC or Debit Card
The cost includes the E-Book that will give you a blueprint for teaching yin yoga classes or creating a home practice
12 contact hours CEU - Yoga Alliance for RYT's and ERYT's
The workshop is suitable for all levels of students and for Yoga teachers who are interested in including Yin Yoga from the Taoist lineage in their teaching.
“The Watercourse Way”
Exploring the Path of Least Resistance with Yin Yoga
Friday, August 19, 2016
Welcome “Opening Practice” to prepare the body and mind for the day ahead. Practice concludes with deep relaxation and brief meditation or time for reflection.
Discussion of our Modern Day Living- “The Stress Response” and the Taoist philosophy of “The Watercourse Way” the path of least resistance as it relates to the body and Yin yoga practice.
The Major Energy Meridians, The Five Element Seasons and Energy Seasons of Life from the Taoist Tradition( where Traditional Chinese Medicine originated)
Break from “Thinking Mind”
Watercourse Way Yin Yoga practice is held from 6pm to 7 pm
Saturday , August 21, 2016
Opening Practice cultivating balance for the current energy season
Posture options, modifications, and alternate poses for a limited range of motion, illnesses, and injuries.
Harmonizing postures and transitions between poses Blueprint for teaching/sharing Yin Yoga
Watercourse Way Yin Yoga practice
Sunday, August 22, 2016
Yin Yoga Class 2 pm - 3:15 pm ~ included in workshop cost, however, attendance of this class is not required to attend the workshop
Register for "The Watercourse Way" Yin Yoga Workshop
12 contact hours credit toward CEU - Yoga Alliance
Friday , November 6, 2015
They will be back
The Yoga Oasis
"Meditative Sound Journey"
Zach McNabb, Andrew Van Blarcom
Robbie Warren & Trai Hill
Friday Evening - November 6, 2015
7:30 - 9:00 PM
Pre- Registration is required, this event sells out.
$25 fee is non refundable
During this experience you will be bathed in high frequency vibration of Native American Drumming, Native American Flute, Tibetan Singing Bowls and the Didgeridoo specifically tuned to resonate with the human system. The combined sounds acts as a powerful medium that can support clearing away stagnant energy and balancing your system for greater health and vitality.
Please bring your yoga mat, pillows, blankets or anything that makes you comfortable for this 90-minute sound journey. There is nothing for you “to do” except relax on your yoga mat and let the “thinking mind” go!
Relax your body
Calm your mind
Balance your energy
Additional Information on the Healing effects of the Didgeridoo , Tibetan Singing Bowls, Native American Drumming and Native American Flute
The vibrations channeled through the didgeridoo facilitate healing on a cellular level. A droning instrument, the didgeridoo’s fundamental tone sits on one low frequency while subtleties of sound, known as harmonics or overtones, modulate in the upper register. The tone of the didgeridoo is reminiscent of the sound of OM (or AUM), used as a healing vibration by yogis and monks throughout the world. Said to be the sound of the universe, those who chant OM and other mantra are opened to a sense of connectedness and wonder.
TIBETAN SINGING BOWLS
Tibetan Singing Bowls have been used for centuries for healing and meditation purposes. They create a range of sounds to restore the normal vibratory frequencies of diseased and out-of-harmony parts of the body, mind and soul.
The sounds generated by Tibetan Singing Bowls are a type of energy medicine that promote healing from stress disorders, pain, depression, and most forms of dis-ease.
Healing processes are initiated through entraining our brainwaves to synchronize with the perfect resonance of the bowls. Unique tones create the perfect state for deep meditation, creative thinking and intuitive messages.
The pure sonic waves that ring from Tibetan Singing Bowls wake up our ability to hear with more than our ears. We feel the sound Tibetan Singing Bowls as much as we take it in with our ears.
NATIVE AMERICAN DRUMMING AND NATIVE AMERICAN FLUTE
Drumming Produces Deeper Self-Awareness by Inducing Synchronous Brain Activity
Research has demonstrated that the physical transmission of rhythmic energy to the brain synchronizes the two cerebral hemispheres. When the logical left hemisphere and the intuitive right hemisphere begin to pulsate in harmony, the inner guidance of intuitive knowing can then flow unimpeded into conscious awareness. The ability to access unconscious information through symbols and imagery facilitates psychological integration and a reintegration of self.
Drumming also synchronizes the frontal and lower areas of the brain, integrating nonverbal information from lower brain structures into the frontal cortex, producing “feelings of insight, understanding, integration, certainty, conviction, and truth, which surpass ordinary understandings and tend to persist long after the experience, often providing foundational insights for religious and cultural traditions.” 4
Drumming Accesses the Entire Brain
The reason rhythm is such a powerful tool is that it permeates the entire brain. Vision for example is in one part of the brain, speech another, but drumming accesses the whole brain. The sound of drumming generates dynamic neuronal connections in all parts of the brain even where there is significant damage or impairment such as in Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). According to Michael Thaut, director of Colorado State University's Center for Biomedical Research in Music, “Rhythmic cues can help retrain the brain after a stroke or other neurological impairment, as with Parkinson's patients...” The more connections that can be made within the brain, the more integrated our experiences become.
Drumming Induces Natural Altered States of Consciousness
Rhythmic drumming induces altered states, which have a wide range of therapeutic applications. A recent study by Barry Quinn, Ph.D. demonstrates that even a brief drumming session can double alpha brain wave activity, dramatically reducing stress.5The brain changes from Beta waves (focused concentration and activity) to Alpha waves (calm and relaxed), producing feelings of euphoria and well-being.
Alpha activity is associated with meditation, shamanic trance, and integrative modes of consciousness. This ease of induction contrasts significantly with the long periods of isolation and practice required by most meditative disciplines before inducing significant effects. Rhythmic stimulation is a simple yet effective technique for affecting states of mind.
" I enjoyed this wonderful experience. I felt as though the resonant sounds were crumbling the negative feelings of exhaustion and being overwhelmed, at the same time as they stirred up new reserves of rejuvenation and energy I didn't know I had. It was amazing! I would definitely sign up again and bring some friends! It's the type of event you just can't ever truly describe, it just has to be experienced . . . " Kiera J.
Yin Yoga Teacher Training and Yoga Student Instensive Workshop
“The Watercourse Way”
“Nothing in the world is as soft and yielding as water” ~ Tao Te Ching
Friday, September 11th 9am-5pm
Saturday, September 12th 12-5pm
Cost $200 cash $210 CC or Debit
Includes E-book with Yin postures and sequences for teaching classes or establishing a home practice.
RYT & ERYT eligible for 12 hours CEU with Yoga Alliance
Who will benefit from attending this training?
Yoga Instructors that want to teach yoga that is accessible for all levels understanding modifications and options for injuries, illnesses, and limitations of the body from modern day living.
Students that want to deepen their personal knowledge to share Yin yoga with their families or develop a deeper understanding for a personal home practice.
The series of Qigong classes will be taught Fall 2015
Strengthen your lifeforce
Boost your immune system
Unlock your body's healing power
Pre Registration Required - The Qigong class is limited to 10 students