Joe Barnett, ERYT-500, based loosely in both Cincinnati, OH and Tucson, AZ, has been teaching for 14 years. He travels nationally and internationally year round offering presentations and trainings on Yin and Yang (Vinyasa) forms of Yoga.He provides a deep study (both experiential and anatomical) of the crude physical Skeleton and Fascia, as well as the more subtle Meridians and Chakras. Joe is a senior student and primary teaching assistant of Paul Grilley, a true Yoga Scientist and founder of Yin Yoga. After several years of apprenticing under Paul, Joe began roaming the globe to spread the word of his teacher’s work: 1) Yin Yoga, 2) a Functional Analysis of the Skeleton, and 3) Chakra Meditation. Naturally he began training yoga teachers across the world how to begin using these practical models to help others find a quiet practice of surrender.
“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
Functional Anatomy for a Practice of Surrender ; Level 1 Training
The training is meant for anybody who has been practicing yoga for at least a year, and has done Yin Yoga before. Students should also have an interest in deepening their understanding of the more contemplative side of the practice including; meditation, pranayama and further energetic practices.If you are new to yin this course will give you the basic training to start teaching. If you have been teaching you will deepen your understanding of this ancient practice and be able to immediately apply your learning.
- In this training we will analyze, observe and practice all of the elements of Yin Yoga in depth. Joe will break down the theory and practice of Yin, Chakras and Meridians, Anatomy of yoga for Yin and Yang and Traditional Chinese Medicine as applied to Yin Yoga. The trainings are based on the philosophical and anatomical principles of Paul and Suzee Grilley. Students will be awarded a yoga alliance 50 hour certificate.
Introduction to Taoist Anatomical Analysis and Yin/Yang Yoga Sutras of Paul Grilley.
- Interactive hands-on study of anatomy.
- Finding skeletal landmarks and testing range of motion
- Understanding and discriminating sensation: Tension vs Compression, Muscle vs Fascia, Physical vs Subtle Energy.
- Exploring Yin Yoga Poses and the Variations of Functional Alignment.
- Communication: When to listen/observe, when to speak/lead
- Yin/Yang sequencing.
- Introduction to the Subtle Body Continuum: Chakras/Meridians and the Water Channels of the Body.
Level 2 Training :
This training is for those who have been trained in the Yin Yoga Foundations with Joe.
Beyond a series of brief yet focused reviews of the foundations, Target Practice offers the teacher methods to empower her dialogue and sharpen her focus, including an introduction to a One-on-One treatment called Assisted Yin. The budding Yin Therapist will learn to manually guide and hold her client’s passive body into the appropriate Target Area, while skillfully using posture and props to minimize her own muscular efforts.
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.
“The Modern Meridian Theory” proposes that the physical manifestation of Chi (or Prana) flows in water patterns, “rivers” or Meridians that run through the Fascia. Restricted tissue, as well as stagnant and/or deficient Chi flow is corrected and regulated through the proper application of practices like Yin Yoga.
The exit of the posture reveals this flow, this “Rebound.” And with a continuously conscious yet soft focus at the end of each asana, this intelligent vibration can be directed into the Chakras to reveal everything from suppressed regret and fear to forgotten joy and inspiration. Each awakenedChakra is a unique opportunity to examine deeply hidden motivations, an opportunity to choose to release or embrace these previously hidden drives in order to move towards a higher path
About Yin Yoga
Yin Yoga is a simple practice of surrender. We settle into an Asana for 3-7 minutes and slowly relax our muscles to allow the deeper drier tissues–the connective tissues that wrap our muscles and form our joint capsules–to be safely and therapeutically stretched, stimulated and strengthened.
The alignment rules of the postures are also simple, but more importantly they are functional and organic: Listen to the body and lead it into the shape that follows the unique contours of the spine, pelvis and hips.
However, bringing oneself into this simplicity can be challenging. The surrendering effort leads the Yogi to rest within her own bone structure and every skeleton is unique as a snowflake; therefore, the shape (aka the alignment) is also unique. Listening to our bodies to find the natural alignment of the pose requires a power of discrimination which only comes with an understanding and familiarity with the ever-changing sensations in the body, the sensations of tension and compression.
In this training, we will analyze, observe and practice the Yin Yoga Postures in depth. We will articulate the joints on a plastic skeleton model and observe its movements while studying slides of real bones. But mostly and more importantly, we will have an interactive, hands-on study of eachother with range of motion (ROM) tests and the Assisted Yin Yoga practice. We will also study schematics of muscle lines and their corresponding Meridians, before feeling and discussing the effects of going deep into the poses, and the resulting vibratory flow (known in the Yin Yoga world as “The Rebound”).
The study culminates in a truer understanding of, and a better appreciation for the endless variety of human bodies from the crude bones to the subtle life force at the heart of the ancient and modern Yoga. Every posture should be modified to the individual. The Yin Yoga Teacher Training offers the basic techniques to help guide each student with their unique skeletal structures into the appropriate asana for them.
Approx Hours: TBC
Morning practice: Meditation, Theory
Pm practice:Posture Analysis, Interactive Anatomy, Hands-on Assisting
Level 1 $1300, Early bird pay by August 31st 2017 $1100
Level 2 $1100 Early Bird $950 pay by August 31st 2017
Both courses Discount Early bird : $1850 after August 31st $2200
G D Harris 12-3629-0319792-00 Please put your name and yin as a reference.
To enrol please fill out form below. Confirmation to the course is made on payment of deposit and full receipt will be sent on full payment.
VENUE: All Saints Church. 90 Hamilton Road, Hataitai.
Deposit for courses is $200 and is non refundable.
Full payment is due by 31st August, 2017. Refunds; Withdrawal 2 month’s prior to the course full refund minus deposit ( before 10th September 2017). Withdrawal one month prior the the course 50% refund minus deposit ( after 10th Sept but before 10th of October). Withdrawal less than 30 days before the course no refund. ( after 10th October).
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