Online Yin Yoga & Chinese Meridians

Join Annie Au on a virtual training this year for a 50hr or 100hr Yoga Alliance Teacher Training

PART I 50hr Yin Yoga & Meridians Training

Training dates: 2 WEEKEND MODULES FRIDAY-SUNDAY Oct 16-18 and 23-25 
Hours: 9:30-4:30 PM GMT/UTC (UTC+04:00)
Training description:

In this level-1 Yin Yoga and Meridians Teacher Training, we will explore the multiple facets of Yin yoga including the fundamentals of Chinese meridians, Yin anatomy, Daoist/Yoga philosophy, the exercise theory of Yin, healing sounds, meditation, Qi Gong, Yin yoga postures, and more. This training is suitable for anyone looking into deepening their understanding of Yin yoga as well as learning the valuable tools to lead soulful Yin yoga classes.

In addition to its physical benefits, Yin yoga is also an emotional journey. A quiet space for us to go within, in this training, you’ll discover the impact of how Yin yoga can help us expand our consciousness. If you’re looking to recalibrate the Self, rejuvenate the Soul, and elevate the Spirit, we will be here to hold space for you.

TRAINING HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Daily practice of Yin yoga, Qi Gong, pranayama & meditation

  • Exercise theory of Yin yoga

  • The main differences between practicing Yin and Yang yoga

  • Comparison of the Yogic and Chinese meridians maps

  • Yoga philosophy & Daoist views

  • Detailed overview of the fundamentals of TCM

    • The 5 elements

    • Yin Yang theory

    • The functions and disharmonies of Qi

    • The 12 regular meridian pathways

  • Functional anatomy including all subsystems of the human body and how they interact to formulate our physical and emotional conditions

  • The art of teaching Yin yoga

  • Microcosmic orbit meditation

  • Postural clinic with over 29 Yin postures + variations

  • Intro to acupressure points

  • Basic sequencing method

  • Practice teaching & feedback

CERTIFICATION

Upon successful completion of the course, you’ll receive a continuing education certificate accredited by Yoga Alliance US.

Daily sample schedule GMT/UTC (UTC+04:00)  (subject to change):

  • 9:30-11am: Yin yoga masterclass (Qi Gong, pranayama, Yin practice, meditation)
  • 11:15- 12:30pm: Lecture
  • 12:30-1:30pm: Lunch break
  • 1:30-2:30pm: Lecture
  • 2:30-4:30pm: Yin yoga postural clinic, practice teaching, feedback

**Students must attend all contact hours to receive a Yoga Alliance US continuing education certificate. For those who cannot attend the actual live hours, we can provide you the link of the recorded training at the end of each day.

YOU’LL HAVE ACCESS TO:

  • PDF training manual

  • 27 Pre-recorded videos on yin yoga postures explanation

  • Exclusive videos on mobility training, dynamic transitions, yoga nidra, yin yoga for emotional healing, specific yin pranayamas, and acupressure tutorial.

HOMEWORK:

  • 60-minute video submission of you leading a yin yoga class (with provided guidelines).

  • Two essays (max 500 word) on two specific topics (you will receive the topics upon registration).

PART II 50hr Yin Yoga & Meridians Training

Training dates: 2 WEEKEND MODULES FRIDAY-SUNDAY Nov 20-22 and 27-29
Hours: 9:30-4:30PM GMT/UTC (UTC+04:00)
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.

In this virtual course:

  • You will cultivate safe, open, supportive, and meaningful communities.
  • You will learn how to apply the meridians theory, yoga philosophy, and yin yoga poses to compose meaningful classes.
  • You will gain new knowledge and add to your class sequence including dynamic transitions, yoga nidra, and storytelling.
  • You will have a chance to practice teach with each other and receive feedback from Annie and your peers.
  • You will learn how to integrate and formulate your own teaching philosophy.
  • You will have homework assignment, which will be explained to you on Day 1.
  • You will receive a PDF manual and additional links to support your learning
  • Upon completion of the homework assignment, you will receive an electronic certificate accredited by Yoga Alliance

Schedule: GMT/UTC (UTC+04:00)

  • 9-11am: Yin yoga, Qi Gong, pranayama
  • 11-11:30am: Breakfast break
  • 11:30-1pm: Lecture
  • 1-2pm: Lunch break
  • 2-3:30pm: Workshops, lectures, discussion
  • 3:30-4pm: Yoga Nidra, meditation

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

Schedule:

  • 9-11am: Yin yoga, Qi Gong, pranayama
  • 11-11:30am: Breakfast break
  • 11:30-1pm: Lecture
  • 1-2pm: Lunch break
  • 2-3:30pm: Workshops, lectures, discussion
  • 3:30-4pm: Yoga Nidra, meditation

FAQS

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

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.

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.

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.

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 a yin yoga training approved by the Yoga Alliance. Students should be familiar with the classical yin yoga postures prior to attending this course. This will be reviewed and approved by Annie

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.

  • ONLINE PART I 50hr Yin Yoga & Meridians October 2020

Early Bird Rate until September 15: AED 3150 or USD 850

Regular rate: AED 4300 OR USD 1200

  • ONLINE PART II 50hr Yin Yoga & Meridians November 2020 

Early Bird Rate until October 31 : AED 3150 or USD 850

Regular rate: AED 4300 OR USD 1200

You can pay online through PayPal or bank transfer.

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From Our Graduates

Our recent virtual training feedback

“I have completed 3 courses in total with Annie Au – Yin Yoga and the Meridians 50 hour level 1, 50 hour level 2 and Thai Acupressure Massage and Yoga Nidra Workshop.  I have thoroughly enjoyed my trainings with Annie.  She makes learning really fun, and explains theories and philosophies really well.  She is very supportive of her student’s learning needs, and takes time to recap on things that you are unsure of.  She understands the importance of practical learning, and incorporates a lot of opportunity for practice teaching, providing constructive feedback.  I loved the interactive discussions and learnt so much.  The online training did not prevent me from connecting with Annie or the other students, I really enjoyed being able to complete the training in the comfort of my own home.  These trainings have completely changed my perspective on so many things in life, as well as teaching me the tools I need to become a soulful yin teacher!  I cannot recommend this training enough!  It was worth every penny.  Annie is an amazing and inspirational person, full of wisdom and humour.  By far the best yoga teacher training I’ve ever done!”  

Lauren, Northern Ireland

“The training was excellently organized. The zoom yin yoga sessionswere easy to follow and very effective, at times I forgot it was virtual, Ifelt so absorbed in the teaching. The lectures were very interactive,despite all of the trainees and trainer coming from different locationsall over the world. The training was very practical, we had lots of opportunity to practice teaching and receive feedback from Annie.This was really helpful.”

“Thank you so much Annie for a very informative and inspiring teacher training of Yin Yoga and TCM. Your wealth of information on Yin Yoga and TCM is truly amazing. Your heart is truly in it, with all the details you give to yin yoga. I like it that you have given your own style and authenticity to Yin Yoga with all the little details. Online Training was a whole new experience for me, as I don’t spend much time learning this way (but that has changed since the last months of course and will be ). I was a bit anxious starting it, but got more into it over time.”
Pascale

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

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.

Anastasia Koumoudos, GREECE, OWNER OF FZEEN RETREAT

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!

Jennifer Mustermann, Germany

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!

Beck Hall, Australia

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!

Alice Zarka, 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!

Olga Gonzalez, USA