Yin Yoga & Chinese Meridians

Join Annie Au in Abu Dhabi 2020 for a 50hr or 100hr Yoga Alliance Teacher Training

PART I 50hr Yin Yoga & Meridians Training

Training dates: March 6-11, 2020
Hours: 8:00-5:00PM, 1hr break
Training description:
This 50hr Yin Yoga & Chinese Meridians Teacher Training draws on the wisdom of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the application of Yin practice. How we feel in our body has a direct connection with our emotions and mental states. Strong feelings such as sadness, anger, worries, grief, and over-excitement can cause physical symptoms like body pains, insomnia, stress, fatigue, weight gain, indigestion, and skin irritations. You’ll discover in your training how the meridians or energetic channels that run in your body have a direct influence over your emotions. You’ll also learn and become skilled at relieving your physical discomforts through Yin Yoga based on the meridian system. A critical part of Yin practice is tapping into our subtle energy and vitalize our mind and body through energy works. You’ll learn different techniques such as Qi Gong and sound healing to find tranquility in the body and mind. Being a great Yin yoga teacher requires the ability to hold space for the others. Holding space means your ability to guide the students using minimal words or through fascinating storytelling. You will discover different teaching methods that will help you tap into your students’ emotions and how to take them onto a journey of equanimity in the body, mind, and spirit.

Highlighted Topics

  • Daily practice of yin yoga, Qi Gong, pranayama & meditation
  • Study the theory of yin yoga based in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
  • The Fundamentals of TCM
  • Learn all of the 12 regular meridians
  • Intro to the 8 extraordinary meridians
  • Discover up to 25 of the most acupressures points and learn how to use them for common issues, injuries, and flexibility
  • TCM & Yogic Diet for better physical and emotional health & weight management
  • Yoga philosophy & the 8 Limbs Path
  • The Art of Deep relaxation
  • Postural clinic
  • Purposeful sequencing
  • Ethics of yoga teaching

Daily schedule:

  • 8-11am: Morning yin yoga, meditation & Qi Gong practice
  • 11-1:30pm: TCM & Meridians Lecture
  • 1:30-2:30pm: Lunch
  • 2:30-4pm: Postural clinic
  • 4-5pm: Second practice or practice teaching

PART II 50hr Yin Yoga & Meridians Training

Training dates: March 16-21, 2020
Hours: 8:00-5:00PM, 1hr break
Training Description:
In this advanced yin yoga & meridians teacher training, you will discover new and creative ways to sequencing and delivering soulful yin classes. Theoretically, we will dive deep into the western medical foundations of Chinese meridians, relating each meridian to our anatomical landmarks, learn in each meridian possible physical disharmonies and how we can restore health through applied yin yoga practices. In addition, the focus of this level II course is to finesse your skill in delivering emotionally and physically enlightened classes. Embrace the challenge and enhance your skills in engaging your students through storytelling and guided meditations.

Highlighted topics:

  • Chinese meridians theory review
  • Western anatomical mapping of Chinese meridians
  • Myofascia meridians& Myofascia release techniques
  • The art of leading yin class: storytelling & guided meditation
  • Advanced sequencing method
    • Infusing yang movements in a yin sequence
    • Mandala method
    • Qigong and pranayama infusion
    • Counter poses for physical and energetic releases
  • Savasana adjustment: Thai acupressure short sequence
  • Leading Yoga Nidra for full relaxation
  • Practical teaching: Group and one-on-one classes

Daily schedule:

  • 8-10AM: Guided Yin Yang practice, pranayama, Qi Gong, meditation
  • 10:30-1:00PM: Meridians lecture and group activities
  • 1:00-2:00PM: Lunch
  • 2:00-4:00PM: Sequencing, savasana massage demo, group sharing
  • 4:00-5PM: Led or practice teaching

QnA

Is this a ladies only training?

Yes!

Why join this training ?

If you wish to better your life, minimize body pains, expand your limiting beliefs, and cultivate peace, this training is designed for you!

How will this benefit individuals who do not have their 200 hours or yoga experience?

Yin yoga is suitable for people from all walks of life; it is a personal growth and revitalizing practice. You don’t have to be a 200hr yoga instructor or have vast experiences in yoga to receive the benefits from this program. The yin practice with the application of the meridians system will help remove any mental stresses, internal organ distresses, and chronic/acute physical pain. It’s a program for anyone who wants to bring harmony to their everyday life.

What will yoga instructors gain out of this training?

The world is going at a rapid speed and more people than ever need the tranquility that yin yoga offers. Yoga instructors who can teach yin yoga in addition to their existing classes can help better the lives of their students even more. Also, studios are seeking teachers who can also teach yin yoga as they see a tremendous demand from their clients.

What certification will clients get?

Upon completion, you will receive a 50hr or 100hr (Level 1&2) Yoga Alliance US accredited certificate. This is a certificate for Continued Education Credits (CEU). You must attend all of the hours to receive the certificate.

Are there pre-requisite required from students?

PART 1: Minimum 3-6 months of yoga experience is required. You must have attended yin yoga classes in the past and show a deep interest in learning about Yin Yoga and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

PART 2: Registered students must have attended the part I course with Annie Au or have attended previously a Yoga Alliance approved yin yoga teacher training. Students should be familiar with the classical yin yoga postures prior to attending this course.

Homework?

Inspiring books, articles, Ted Talks and podcasts will be shared upon registration!

Annie Au’s Bio

E-RYT 500, advanced yoga educator, writer

A professional nomad and advanced yoga educator, Annie travels and teaches yoga teacher training and workshops in Mexico, France, Canada, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Bali. Annie is trained in various style of yoga including Ashtanga, Rocket, Dharma, and Yin Yoga. With gratitude, she has attended the 500hr & 800hr Life of a Yogi Teacher Training (LOAY) with the legendary Yoga Master Sri Dharma Mittra in New York City. Annie has a deep interest in our intrinsic emotional and spiritual connections with the physical self. In pursuit of this passion, Annie studies in depth the link between Yoga and Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has then designed a one-of-a-kind transformative teacher training that integrates the wisdom of Yin yoga and the Chinese meridians system. Annie holds a Bachelor Degree in Human Kinetics with a speciality in sport psychology from the University of British Columbia. Annie uses an approachable method when teaching yoga anatomy to help students gain a better understanding of the human body and practice more intelligently. Annie can lead a dynamic class filled with inversions with a duality of restorative and healing yin sequences.

Booking Details:

These training courses are Registered Yoga School (RYS) with Yoga Alliance.

Location: The Studio, Abu Dhabi. For people living outside Abu Dhabi city, we will be happy to assist you with great hotel rates located 5 minutes away from the studio.

Contact: (00971) 50 3528640

  • PART I 50hr Yin Yoga & Meridians

Date: March 6-11, 2020

Early Bird Rate AED 4300 until November 30

Regular rate: AED 5600

  • PART II 50hr Yin Yoga & Meridians 

Date: March 16-21, 2020

Early Bird Rate AED 4300 until November 30

Regular rate: AED 5600

  • Full 100hr training including PART 1 & 2:

Early Bird Rate AED 7,500 until November 30

Regular rate: AED 8,500

Students that enroll for a 100hr training get a 20% discount on the 2 days Thai Acupressure Massage & Yoga Nidra Workshop by Annie Au on March 13-14, 2020

18hr Thai Acupressure Massage & Yoga Nidra workshop with Annie Au
Register Here

Testimonials:

I loved Annie`s style. Inner seed gave me an opportunity to learn more about myself in this training. The heightened level of awareness of what happens within what I learned is the true power of Yin Yoga and I fond the Yin to my natural Yang character. Abir – Lebanon

This training has been educational , fun , relaxing & I didn’t want it to end. Annie is very knowledgeable & a light to the world I am looking forward to the Thai massage & Yoga Nidra ytt in March 2020. Nicola – British

Annie is amazing, she helped to to grow a lot as a person & not just as a yoga instructor. She thought us how to practice mindfully while giving the students their space to just be. The acupressure was a bonus ! Thank you Annie for sharing your time & wisdom with us. Noura – Kuwait

I now know that i wanted to be a teacher like Annie even though I didn’t know her yet. She can bring so much lightness into our practice as she can take us deep into self focus where we feel safe to explore and linger. She has so much wisdom and knowledge but yet she is so  humble and simple that makes you want to be around her longer. Madalena – Portugal

Anastasia Koumoudos

GREECE, OWNER OF FZEEN RETREAT

Annie helped me redfine the concept of teacher. She is so strong and yet so open to her students that I always felt I could speak to her about anything. She has a way of making her teaching so relatable and practical. I have learnt a lot from her, which I am thankful for and hope to attend another course with her in the future.

Jennifer Mustermann- Germany

I fell in love with Yin Yoga in Annie’s classes. She brought my yoga practice to the next level. Annie is a big inspiration for me and I love to learn more from her huge bank of knowledge. I love her sense of humour, creativity and the effective way of teaching complex subjects such as anatomy, Chinese medicine, and philosophy. I will definitely join more trainings with her- she is an amazing and inspiring person!

Beck Hall- Australia

Annie- Amazing! Thank you for sharing your love and heart with each and every one of us, in Sri Lanka. I loved the 50hr yin yoga training, it was so much more than I ever expected. I feel confident and knowledgeable, ready to share this beautiful practice. You are a strong, authentic, and wonderful teacher. I feel so honored to have learnt from you. Thank you so much!

Alice Zarka- USA

My yin yoga training with Annie was nothing short of spectacular. I completed her 50hr program in Sri Lanka as part of my 300hr ytt and she totally make me fall in love with the practice of yin. Annie is a naturally gifted teacher and the way she presented the vast amount of knowledge she has on the subject made me eager to learn, excited to get on my, and empowered to share with others. Plus she is so sweet, kind, and understanding in the learning process. I would trust Annie with any training she decides to teach and I highly recommend learning from her if you get the chance!

Olga Gonzalez- USA

I have taken the 50hr TT with Annie this past month (Jan-Feb/2018) in Sri Lanka, and I can’t be more grateful for that. A yoga teacher, for me, is more than a person who teaches you asanas or techniques, a yoga teacher is a person who transmits experiences, thoughts, vibrations… and life. Annie is a devoted teacher with tons of knowledge to share and help you grow as a practitioner on and off the mat. Thanks to this, I feel so prepared to be a teacher now! I definitely recommend taking classes and trainings with her. Life changing!