Yin Yoga Yinsights Newsletter #50

Yin Yoga Yinsights
March 27, 2018

New! An 8-class Yin Yoga course by Bernie Clark

Yin Yoga for Your Body: Practices to Increase Mobility and Well-Being

In this new 8-hour course, you'll receive an in-depth overview of yin yoga, plus 8 practices from Bernie Clark. Whether you're a total yoga beginner, a seasoned yogi who is new to yin yoga, or an experienced yin practitioner or teacher, this course will inspire and deepen your practice. What you'll learn:

  • The three principles of the yin yoga practice.
  • How to adopt a functional approach to your yoga practice as opposed to an aesthetic approach.
  • How to stimulate energy flow and remove blockages.
  • Ways to transform your practice to better serve you, in all your uniqueness.
Purchase during presale now and save $30. This deal will only last until the launch date of March 29. Once the course is live, take it at your own pace-anytime, anywhere.

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Yoga, fascia and fibroblasts

Figure 6: Robert Schleip having fun staying young The word "fascia" has undergone a significant change in meaning over the last decade: from a catch-all term used to describe any connective tissue that was not bone, blood, tendon or ligament and whose purpose was considered to be only inert packing material, to the modern understanding which uses the terms fascia and connective tissue interchangeably. Today we know fascia has several purposes: it shapes our tissues (wraps, cushions, protects, supports and gives structure to them); is involved in movement (transferring and storing power and maintaining tension); it is part of an inner communication system (receiving and forwarding stimuli and information); and it is part of our internal supply system (metabolizing and transporting fluids and nutrients).

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Josh Summers interviews Bernie Clark: The Mindset of a Teacher

Josh has a series of podcasts called Everyday Sublime: Shedding Light on Yin Yoga and Meditation. For yoga teachers, it can be a challenging process to unlearn rigid rules of alignment and to adapt their teaching to the unique experience of their students. In this first episode of a 4-part interview series with Yin Yoga teacher, Bernie Clark, we discuss how a teacher can help educate a student to better understand their body and how to functionally align themselves in a yoga posture.

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Teacher Trainings

Yin is In! Yin Yoga has been with us since the beginning of Hatha Yoga centuries ago. But since the early 19th century, yoga has become more and more yang-like in nature. Everything requires balance: yin completes yang. Yin Yoga is the balancing practice for the more active, muscular yang yogas. There are more and more teachers offering Yin Yoga today, and more workshops and opportunities to learn how to become a Yin Yoga teacher. If diving deeper into the yin-side of life is on your bucket list, there are lots of opportunities for you.

Upcoming Trainings and Retreats with Bernie Clark

7-Day Yin Yoga Teacher Training
April 9th-15th, 2018;
May 7th-13th, 2018;
June 18th-24th, 2018;
July 23rd-29th, 2018;
August 20th-26th, 2018;
September 24th to 30th, 2018;
Oct 29th to November 4th, 2018;

February 11th-17th, 2019;
April 1st-7th, 2019;
May 6th-12th, 2019;
June 3rd-9th, 2019;
July 22nd-28th, 2019;
August 19th-25th, 2019;
September 23rd-29th, 2019;
November 4th-10th, 2019<.

All of these 50-hour courses will be at the Semperviva Yoga Studios, in Vancouver, Canada. The Yin Yoga Teacher Training Program offered at the Semperviva Yoga College is a unique way to deepen your yoga practice and touch tissues rarely worked in a more active yang style of yoga. For 200 hour certified teachers the credits of the course can be applied towards the 500 hour certification offered by Semperviva, and are eligible for CEUs with Yoga Alliance. (CEUs = Continuing Education Units and are required to maintain your status as a Registered Yoga Teacher).

For more details or to register, check the Semperviva web page or call them at 604-739-2009.

Meditation Revealed
With Bernie Clark & Nathalie Keiller
June 24th-July 1st 2018
February 17th-24th 2019
June 9th-June 16th 2019


This course will examine what meditation is, why we do it (its many benefits, spiritually, psychologically and physically), and how to do it, from a variety of viewpoints: From Eastern Yogic and Buddhist views to Western Psychotherapeutic understanding. The course will include personal, one-on-one training in Deep Meditation, as well as group instruction, to give the student an experiential basis for the practice of meditation. Held at the Semperviva Yoga Studios - Vancouver, B.C., Canada.
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Yin Yoga Teacher Directory

If you are having trouble finding a Yin Yoga teacher near you, or if you are traveling to somewhere new, try checking out the updated Directory of Yin Yoga teachers. We have hundreds of teachers registered from all over the world. If you are a teacher and are not in the directory, just send us your information and we'll be happy to add you.

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Other Interesting Events

Paul Grilley, Sarah Powers and Biff Mithoefer are each planning a full load of workshops all over the world. You can check out their schedules at their home web pages:

Paul Grilley's Schedule of Workshops

Sarah Power's Schedule of Workshops

Biff Mithoefer's Schedule of Workshops

Many teachers around the world are creating Yin Yoga based workshops and retreats. Some of them are posting these activities on our Forum page. Check it out. There may be one happening near you. (If you are a teacher, feel free to add yours to the page!)











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