Module 1: GOING INSIDE / The Individual Approach to Yin Yoga
This training explores asana from the yinside, by studying the subtle connection between body and mind from a more individualized perspective. Practicing Yin yoga with a more individual approach on yin yoga, means we search for tension and when found, we apply the appropriate tools for that individual to release the tension in the fascia, so mobility, circulation and muscular connection activates again.
The Yin yoga method stems back more to its authentic roots from “Raj asanas” / meditative asana explored in the Hathayoga Pradipika and also merging back from the initial science from yoga on how to target tension via working from the fascia to the muscle, from the subtle to the physical. This way, it is yin working towards yang.
This more individual approach to YIN yoga is founded by ISHTA Yogiraj Ulrica, after many years of research, practicing various other approaches in yin yoga as well as deepening her understanding of anatomy, meditation, physiology, psychology, indian philosophy and more.
In this approach to yin yoga, the yin practice is led to be a great complementary practice to any “yang” oriented practice, as preparation for meditation, tension reducing, mind strengthening, relaxation, preparation for pranayama and more vigorous practices and as a great way of balancing the inner and outer aspects of living.
As a whole, this training is an 85-hour Specialty training for yoga teachers, taught in modules. In the first module (that also perfect for dedicated students who want to deepen their yoga), we explore yin from a more ground level, and look at how to begin a home practice. In module two, we set sails towards how energy is being transmitted, altered and balanced through the Yin incorporation with the Chakra theory, Ayurveda and how to sequence well-balanced classes. In module 3, we delve deeper into the more individual therapeutic approaches, techniques, and appliance models as well as moving deeper into neurophysiology, anatomy and energetic studies.
March 1 – 3
Friday, 9 – 5 pm, Saturday, 9 – 5 pm, Sunday 8 – 4 pm
$475 (Early Bird, by Feb 16) / $575
This 20-Hour Training is the first of 3 modules. Learn the foundations of ISHTA Yin Yoga, including The Art of the Yin practice, Energetic Alignment, Individuality, Subtle and Physical Anatomy, Pranayama and Kriyas. The focus is on how to start a personal Yin yoga practice.
Bio: Yogiraj Ulrica Norberg is an inquirer and thinker and has throughout her life been creative and contemplative, always with the intention of findings ways to evolve in body, mind and spirit. She found meditation and yoga in her early teens when she was living and studying in the US. Her journey started with Zen Buddhist studies, followed by two decades of exploring and deeply studying various styles of classical and modern aspects on yoga and meditation in Asia, India and the US. With a mind intrigued how things function and affect energy, she has spent many years studying physiology, anatomy, philosophy, psychology and bioenergy work. Now settled in the ISHTA yoga lineage she is one of their yogamasters and lead trainers in their teacher training programs as well as a master teacher in various specialty trainings. She has brought YinYoga into ISHTA and has together with Alan Finger created the ISHTA yinyoga specialty program. This Sweden native, holds a Masters degree in Journalism and film from Stockholm University, is a trained journalist and dramatist and shares her teaching with work as a creative consultant, teaching creativity and innovation workshops. She has written more than a dozen books on health, yoga and meditation..
Ulrica has played an important role in yogas growth in Europe from the 90´s and on and she has trained over 600 yoga teachers around the world. Ulrica has a strong faiblesse for traveling and sincere fascination for culture and diversity which had her living abroad for many years before she settled back in Stockholm, which is her base and from where she travels to teach workshops, retreats and trainings all over the world. Her vast experience from life, knowledge and from having gone against and along the grid, shines through in her accepting teaching style and many feels at home in her classes.She is known for her deep knowledge, self-distance, inspirational spotting, pedagogic teaching and warm approach. Quote: ”When you start taking yourself too seriously, the yoga is gone. For me the yoga practice is all about investigation and exploration in order for your light and insight to appear.”