We do teach Yin Yoga at our Yoga Teacher Trainins in Costa Rica and Mexico. It's a great counterbalance to our daily Vinyasa. You will be able to teach Vinyasa and Yin once you've completed our Yoga Alliance Approved Course. Next training is set for January 2019. Two short and sweet weeks of fun in the sun at our glorious beachfront shala. All inclusive.
In case I haven't mentioned it lately, Elephant Journal is a great resource and they also have many interesting articles all yoga encompasing. I get on once in a while and OD on it!
Here's a great example:
Yin for the Hips/Knees!
Though this posting is suggesting these sequences are great for Lotus Pose. You don't ever have to do Lotus. I actually don't recommend it but hey, do what you want if your knees allow it, have at it! Just remember to be careful and stop if you have any pain/discomfort in the knee while pullling that left knee up and over for your final "bam-pow" of finishing that Lotus pose.
So, check out this Yin Yoga Sequence that will open the hips, calm the mind and generally make you feel all "the feels" of a yummy yin-hip class. In the comforts of your own home.
Too lazy to click the link below?
Here it is:
(use your meditation timer app)
1. Sukasana with alternate nostril breathing 5 minutes
2. Firelog each side 3 minutes
3. Butterfly with a forward fold 5 minutes
4. Extended Butterfly (make heels farther from groin) 5 minutes (could skip to reduce time)
5. Squat (malasana) to rag doll (2 minutes each) x 2 if time permits
6. Half Saddle 5 mintues each side
7. Pigeon 5 min
8. Shoelace 5 min each side
9. Supported Butterflly 5 minutes
10. Savasana 7-10 minutes
You can do for less time (say 3 minutes each for ease of use w one setting at 3 minutes on repeat with your timer and to reduce the lengthy class. Just enjoy. Keep the malasana rag doll to one set to reduce time.
I skipped full Saddle (why? cuz it's not for the average bear) but if it's your bag, have at it kiddo!
Debbie Krejci E-RYT 500
Yoga Teacher Training Mexico, Costa Rica, 2019
Yoga Maya Uvita