GUIDING THE QUIET REVOLUTION: YIN YOGA IMMERSION WITH RICHARD GARTNER
Who Should Attend
Everyone should attend this immersion. You do not have to be a teacher to participate in this weekend. This training is for anyone who is looking to quiet their minds and practice.
About Richard Gartner
Through his workshops, classes and individual sessions, Richard Gartner reaches 100 yogis a week in Pittsburgh and beyond. He fosters a non-dogmatic and compassionate attitude about students’ abilities and circumstances.
Richard’s style is paradoxically both unique and universal. His instructions allow for any student to approach the practice, embracing all levels of experience and ability. This allows for anybody to explore their own unique structure and make every practice their own.
This philosophy is carried over to Onward Facing Yoga, an app Richard released in September 2015.
The eleven sequences on Onward Facing Yoga playfully explore various aspects of yoga philosophy, anatomy and breathwork, at various levels of challenge. This results in a robust yoga curriculum that allows anybody to listen inward and choose a practice that’s right for them.
Richard’s approach is influenced by his primary teacher, Tias Little. Tias developed Prajna Yoga, which means ‘the yoga of deep insight.’ Tias describes Prajna Yoga as a ‘style-less style’, where the yoga should fit the student and not the other way around.
For Richard, this ‘style-less style’ means a yoga practice should be vibrant, in-the-moment and multi-disciplinary. His teachings fuse traditional posture and breathwork with contemporary anatomy and bodywork. He draws from many forms of yoga, fascial release, mindfulness techniques, and common sense.
Guiding the Quiet Revolution: Yin Yoga Teacher Training
Yin Yoga is the art of insightful relaxation, personal acceptance and contemplative awareness. Those who have experienced it are rejuvenated and transformed. The practice consists of long relaxed holds with an emphasis on the connective tissue and joints of the hips, pelvis and lower spine. It allows students to focus deeper into the body.
This specialized 12 hour immersion examines the following:
—Yin Yoga and Daoist philosophy
—Techniques to enhance meditation practice
—Anatomical considerations in poses
—Prop and non-prop modifications
—The role of language to enhance the Yin experience
—Techniques on incorporating Yin into a general class
The training includes a manual for continued reference. Students will appreciate your addition of Yin Yoga to their practice, and this training will enhance your own yoga sadhana.
Often yoga’s physical practice is marketed as “more, hotter, faster”, but more and more students are getting wise to this unattainable acceleration. Yin Yoga’s philosophy of stillness and independence counters this frenzied rush. Empower your students!
CEUs: 12 for 200 RYT
Cost: Early Bird Price $225 paid by TBA; Full Cost $250