Yin Yoga teacher training
"I have been a seeker, and I still am, but I stopped asking the books and the stars. I started listening to the teaching of my Soul.” – Rumi
Yin yoga is the perfect way to teach us how to find our edge on and off the mat. As human beings, we may have difficulty settling into stillness, and we tend to avoid any sensation that brings us discomfort at any cost. The practice of yin helps us deal with both. Yin poses, or body shapes, target our connective tissue allowing us to find deep flexibility. This practice is a perfect complement to any active practice.
While “yang” yoga focuses on your muscles, yin yoga targets your deep connective tissues, like your fascia, ligaments, joints, and bones. It’s slower and more meditative, giving you space to turn inward and tune into both your mind and the physical sensations of your body. Because you’re holding poses for a more extended period than in other traditional types of yoga, yin yoga helps you stretch and lengthen those rarely-used tissues while teaching you how to breathe through discomfort and sit with your thoughts.
The practice of yin yoga is based on ancient Chinese philosophies and Taoist principles, which believe there are pathways of Qi (energy) that run through our bodies. By stretching and deepening into poses, we’re opening up any blockages and releasing that energy to flow freely. A regular Yin Yoga practice helps to balance emotions, improve flexibility, stretch connective tissues, boost circulation, improve sleep, enhance mental focus, promote relaxation, help to develop breath awareness, and so much more.
Join us for this training to learn:
What is Yin Yoga
History, Benefits, & Principles of Yin
Intro to TCM Meridians
5 Element Theory
Yin & Yang Asana
Difference between Restorative and Yin
Meet your trainer
Heather Alexandar is the Founder of Cosmic Soulchemy and has been teaching yoga since 2018. In 2022 she became a trainer for the Always-At-Aum Yoga School, an international yoga school registered with the Yoga Alliance. Heather teaches the school's SUP YTT, Yoga Nidra, and Yin YTT in Colorado. She is also a professional astrologer, Crystal Reiki Master Teacher, Cosmic Wellness Luminary, & host of the Heather Namaste Podcast. She knows from personal experience the benefits of fully understanding ourselves on a deeper energetic, soulful level and how that can help us navigate our journey with more passion & purpose. When Heather isn’t teaching yoga or leading community events, she enjoys paddle boarding, hiking with her pup Marley, being in nature, & studying the stars.
2023 training April & November
Dates & Location
The dates for the April Yin YTT are Mondays on April 10, 17, & 24 from 2-6 pm in Southeast Denver. The exact address will be sent upon registration. Pics of our study room are below. The Yin YTT November dates are Tuesdays 7, 14, & 21 from 2-6 pm.
Training Requirements & Continuing education credits
This training is appropriate for yoga teachers and anyone who would like to deepen their practice. This YTT will give you 16 continuing education credits through Yoga Alliance and a more well-rounded approach to structuring your Yin Yoga classes.
If paid 30-days prior to training
If paid less than 30 days away from day 1 training day.
All trainings offered through Cosmic Soulchemy are in conjunction with the Always-At-Aum school. Always-At-Aum yoga school has many locations and offerings. Cosmic Soulchemy is delighted to be part of their team.