YIN YOGA, BREATH, AND DREAM WORK
Welcome to the next level of Yin Yoga Immersion with Senior Paul Grilley Trainer Joe Barnett!
There is something for everyone in this immersion. This training is open to all yogis beginner to advanced. It's open to students, non-teachers, and teachers. You do NOT have to be a student of Yoga University to attend this training.
The intention of this course will be to experiment with different combinations of Yin Yoga and breath work to develop “Third Eye” receptivity while releasing the joints of stagnation and fixation.
Yin Yoga's techniques of surrender and observation naturally open what the Yogis named the Third Eye: the space where visions and dreams are projected ... though not necessarily where they originate.
As the deep tissue is released in Yin Yoga, water channels open up in the physical body, life force flows more freely and an equally fluid course of visions often follow. Working a variety of these channels with a complete sequence can induce an equally wide spectrum of imagery that begin to interweave and create a landscape of stories.
At this point golden opportunities arise:
Yin Yoga, Breath and Dream Work covers the following and more!
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Formerly known as Yin Yoga Foundation Training, Yin Yoga Variations: An Intro to Leading a Practice of Surrender Featuring the Twisting Tree Archetype with Senior Paul Grilley Trainer, Joe Barnett. This is one of our most popular trainings!
There is something for all levels of participants in this immersion. This training is open to students, non-teachers, and teachers. You do NOT have to be a student of Yoga University to attend this training.
YIN VARIATIONS TT: An Intro to Leading a Practice of Surrender Featuring The Twisting Tree Archetype
Yin Yoga is a simple practice of quiet and surrender,
a practice of settling into a posture for 3-7 minutes, relaxing the body’s resistance, allowing the deeper and stiffer tissues, the fascia that wrap muscles and form joint capsules, to be safely and therapeutically stretched, hydrated, and strengthen. At the same time, the techniques naturally offer a deep rest for the body, and a refuge for the mind and heart.
Yin Yoga is a functional practice.
Guiding students toward this simplicity and surrender can be challenging. It requires a general understanding and appreciation of the infinite complexity of human variation. Physically, mentally and emotionally, every Yogi is unique and requires a unique approach. Realizing this, the founder of Yin Yoga, Paul Grilley, along with his senior students and assistants developed a system of Archetypes and Variations and various dialogue practices to help teachers help their students toward greater self-knowledge.
This Yin Variations 25-Hour TT will guide the student-teachers through the 3-Phase cycle of a Yin Yoga practice:
#1: Explore and Communicate. Through some schematics, charts, and lots of movement and chanting, we will explore and communicate with the body and guide it into a shape, a posture that follows the its unique landscape of twists, turns, tensions, and compressions. We will learn how and where to “listen/ observe” and how best to respond to the evolving needs of the body and mind.
#2: Be still and surrender. We will study what it means to “go deep” into the body with Yin Yoga, as well as what it means to “go deep” into the mind and emotions, and spirit with Yin Yoga. We will compare and contrast these aspects of Yin Yoga with seated Chakra meditation techniques, as well as Yoga Nidra Practices.
#3: Rebound. Passively and steadily observe the flow of energy (i.e. chi, prana, “life force”) released on the exit of a Yin pose. We will discuss life-force channels of different traditions. We will turn to Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras for a look into the deepest of endeavors of all our yoga practices, to truly know ourselves.
The Yin teacher’s two voices: group leader and one-on-one consultant.
Through a hands-on, interactive study of anatomy and movement, the Yin teacher appreciates the endless variety of humankind. Through personal explorations of the Yin Yoga Postures as well as dialogue techniques, “Narrations,” with fellow students, she gains a set of practical tools to successfully lead a class, or an individual through a one-on-one.
Posture Analyses: Anatomy and Function.
All Yin Foundations courses include a brief analysis of each of the 5 Yin Yoga Archetypes. In each of the Yin Foundations courses, a deeper study of one of the five. In this course, we will spend extra time on the Swan Archetype and its target areas, the glutes, and the lateral thigh.
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Joe Barnett is an ERYT-500 Yoga Teacher Trainer, based in Tucson, AZ.
Joe was the original assistant and is still one of the few primary assistants to Paul Grilley, the founder of Yin Yoga and innovator of a highly popular functional approach to anatomy and yoga asana. Joe has also recently copy-edited Grilley’s recent works on meditation, philosophy, and energy work. Joe has been teaching Yin and Yang forms of Yoga for 2 decades, and continues traveling nationally and internationally throughout each year offering presentations and trainings based on his long-time mentor’s work. Staying true to the curriculum of Paul Grilley, Joe provides a deep study (both experiential and anatomical) of skeletal variation, the fascia system, and yoga asana.
Joe also leads a study into the more subtle mind/body practices. Through a framework of the revered texts Patanjali Yoga Sutras and Bhagavad Gita, and the tantric practices of Pranayama and Chakra meditation as inspired by Dr. Hiroshi Motoyama, Joe guides pranayama techniques that combine breath and imagery to soothe the mind, calm the nervous system and nurture Spirit.
Currently, he is in training to be an end-of-life doula, volunteers at his local hospice, and strives to find ways to integrate the education and normalization of death and dying with the philosophies and techniques of yoga.
However, Joe’s playtime is usually spent playing poorly at chess, learning Sanskrit, loving his goats and cats and family, practicing acroyoga, and studying anatomy, including a regular dissection course focused on the fascia layers, and one focused on the brain.
Quote - "Joe Barnett has been our friend and assistant for many years. He has two qualities that make him an excellent presenter: he knows the anatomical principles and he relates to people in a sympathetic manner. His presentations are unhurried, hands-on demonstrations, this is the easiest way to absorb these ideas.” ~ Paul and Suzee Grilley
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