Yin Yoga Yinsights Newsletter #28

Yin Yoga Yinsights
April 1, 2015

Apple finally releases the long awaited iSelfTM

Apple's iSelf

Yogis, meditators and spiritual beings of all persuasions have been lining up since midnight in front of Apple Stores throughout the USA hoping to buy one of the first of Apple's revolutionary new personal spiritual enhancement systems known as the iSelfTM. The iSelfTM allows instant communication with your higher self as well as minute by minute monitoring of your heart's level of compassion, understanding and openness. An app is available to help exercise the heart and increase its capacity for joy, peace and love. At launch, several third party apps are available that allow communications with other divine beings, such as Shiva, Jesus, Shakti, and the Buddha. Reportedly apps are soon to be launched that will include other great spirits such as the Prophet Mohammed, Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King.

This remarkable addition to Apple's i-Series of wearable devices clips like a brooch onto shirts, blouses or sweaters right over the heart, where it can sense signals ...

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The 3rd Inconvenient Truth

It was not long ago that no one had heard of Wi-Fi (as it was originally termed), simply because it is a made up name with no inherent meaning. (It was a play on the words Hi-Fi). But we all know wifi today: it is the way we connect to the ubiquitous wireless networks surrounding us everywhere we go. This is a great convenience: we can always stay in touch - cell phones, laptops, anything with the prefix "i" works via the wireless communication networks surrounding us and penetrating us. But many scientists began to study several mysterious effects in our environment and in our bodies: from the death of pollinators like the bees, birds to clusters of cancers in humans. These scientists began to realize that the ocean of wireless frequencies that we are now bathing the planet in is far from benign. These invisible packets of energy can and do affect our cells: not just our cells but the cells of any living being.

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YinYoga The Movie - Crowdfunding Campaign

Yin Yoga the Movie

Ande Anderson, maker of films like A Course in Miracles and The Gratitude Effect, goes on a journey to explore the spiritual, psychological and physical benefits of Yin Yoga. She documents her discoveries in her new movie Yin: The Other Half of Yoga. She met and studied with many amazing teachers, but now she is trying to pull together the movie and bring it to the world. You can help! And by helping her, you will be helping to broaden awareness of this beautiful practice. Check out Ande's crowdsourcing page and contribute to this wonderful project.

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Bernie is coming to Toronto!
April 9th to 12th, 2015

Toronto Yoga Conference This April, Bernie will be offering several classes and workshops as part of the Toronto Yoga Conference. For those in Eastern Canada and the USA North-east, this is a rare chance to see Bernie outside the Vancouver area (he normally doesn't travel to teach.) Here is a list of the workshops and classes he will be offering:

Thursday April 09, 2015 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Your Body - Your Yoga: Understanding your uniqueness and what it means for your practice.

Friday April 10, 2015 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Mysteries, Mythologies and Meanings of Yoga

Saturday April 11, 2015 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
The Basics of Yin Yoga

Saturday April 11, 2015 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Energy Body & The Dragon Dance

Sunday April 12, 2015 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Whole Body Yoga - A Yin/Yang Fusion Experience

Yin Yoga Teacher Trainings

Yin is In! And, it is growing in popularity. 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

A 60 hour, 7-Day Yin Yoga Teacher Training & Retreat
June 28th to July 5th, 2015

Now open for registration! Our annual retreat will be at the lovely Sea-to-Sky Retreat Center (SSRC) and it always sells out early. Visit SSRC 2015 for more information and comments from past attendees.

50-hour, 7-Day Yin Yoga Teacher Trainings
May 11th-17th, 2015;
July 27 - Aug 2, 2015;
August 24th-30th, 2015;
November 9th-15th, 2015.

All of these 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, 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.

With Bernie Clark & Nathalie Keiller
May 17th-24th, 2015;
November 15th-22nd, 2015.

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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The Yin Yoga Forum

Recent Forum Discussions: If you have something to contribute to these topics, feel free to add your voice and experience to the discussions!

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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 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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