International Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Maheshwara & Shakti

This Yin Yoga Teacher Training offers 5 modules and after each module students will be awarded a Arsha Yoga/Yoga Alliance certificate. For Certificates in England pls inquiry on the specific websites.
The trainings are based on the anatomical principles of Paul and Suzee Grilley and each module is complete in itself, providing you with the foundations of Yin Yoga and then specialize on a different theme, deepening your understanding of this mindful asana-practice as well as yoga-philosophy in general.

International Trainings in English - Choose from 5 certified Modules or complete the full 106 hours of training this year. 

Module 1
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Module 2 & 3
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Module 4 & 5
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Module 1-5 Complete International Yin Yoga Teacher Training
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Online & in-person

Choose from Online or in-person in Speyer, Germany & Glastonbury, UK  

With our online zoom training, you will get the same high quality content as in person... we have group interaction & break-out rooms, great in-depth content and fun along the way!  Although we may not see all of you in person, we will offer a meet up for all participants in Glastonbury, UK during our last module in August.  Here we invite you to come and meet up to connect with Shakti, Maheswara and other online course participants.

Module 1

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Online via zoom &
in-person - Speyer, Germany

Foundations of Yin Yoga & Functional Anatomy Thigh and Hip Joints (33hrs)
Contents: Yin Yoga essentials and training theory, target areas, tension, compression, Yin and Yang as a complementary practice, introduction to functional teaching, skeletal variations of the pelvis, rebound, hands-on and analysis of flexion of the femur in asanas: caterpillar, dragonfly, butterfly, dragon; asana analysis: saddle, swan, frog, skeletal segments, 3 layers of a joint & joint regeneration, functional anatomy of the thigh and hip joints, orientation of the pelvis as a decisive factor in asanas, thigh mandala, what is torsion, movements of the hips and their effect on other joints, assisted Yin, Yin Yoga & Mindfulness Practice, Music and Silence in a Yin Yoga Class

UK Times:
Fri: 3.00 - 8.00 pm
Sat - Mon:  8.30 am - 5.00 pm
Tue: 8.30 am - 3.00 pm

€ 595

Module 2 & 3

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Online via zoom &
in-person - Speyer, Germany

Yin Yoga & Functional Anatomy Spine / Yin Yoga & Fascia (both modules combined - 33hrs)
Contents Module 2: asana analysis: reclined and other twists, rolling panda, cat-cow, bridge, sphinx, shoulder stand/seagrass, plow/snail, squat, Assisted Yin, ligaments and joints of the spine, high bender/low bender, deep muscles of the stomach and trunk, torso mandala, Yin meets Yang, counterbalance, tent pole and lake of tension models according to Liebscher-Bracht, props in Yin Yoga
Contents Module 3: fascia structures, fascia training, gel-sol balance, the extracellular space, hyaluronic acid, cytoskeleton & DNA, cold and warm Yin Yoga, Yin meets Yang, the 7 archetypal poses, proportion as a skeletal variation, Yin Soul Food

UK Times:
Fri: 3.00 - 8.00 pm
Sat - Mon:  8.30 am - 5.00 pm
Tue: 8.30 am - 3.00 pm

€ 595

Module 4 & 5

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Online via zoom & in-person - Glastonbury, UK
- for participation in person in glostonbury please book via yoga prema

Yin Yoga Sequencing & Creative Teaching, Functional Anatomy Upper Body & Energetic Yin Yoga, Au-Yin & Meridians (both modules combined - 40hrs)
Contents Module 4: the 5 shoulder joints, upper body walkabout, upper body Yin asanas, Yin & Yang pranayama, Yin meets Yang, asana analysis: anahata asana, downward dog, chaturanga, arm positions in standing postures, energy curve, sequencing and themes of a Yin Yoga class
Contents Module 5: repetition of the target areas, thigh & torso mandala, the 12 organ meridian pairs, the 8 extraordinary meridians, meridian branches, sandwich model, energy balancing with Yin Yoga, Yin Yoga classes for meridians & elements, Yin and emotions, Chakra Meditation

UK Times:
Tue: 3.00 - 8.00 pm
Wed - Sat: 9.30 am - 6.00 pm
Sun: 9.30 am - 4.00pm

€ 715

An example of the Daily schedule:

 9:30 amMeditation & Pranayama
10:00 amLecture
11:30 amTea Break
11:50 amYoga Class
1.30 pmLunch Break
3.00 pmLecture/Workshop
4.45 pmTea Break
5:00 pmEvening Practice
6:00 pmClose

Module 1-5 Complete International Yin Yoga Teacher Training

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Foundations of Yin Yoga & Functional Anatomy Thigh and Hip Joints (33hrs)
Contents Module 1: Yin Yoga essentials and training theory, target areas, tension, compression, Yin and Yang as a complementary practice, introduction to functional teaching, skeletal variations of the pelvis, rebound, hands-on and analysis of flexion of the femur in asanas: caterpillar, dragonfly, butterfly, dragon; asana analysis: saddle, swan, frog, skeletal segments, 3 layers of a joint & joint regeneration, functional anatomy of the thigh and hip joints, orientation of the pelvis as a decisive factor in asanas, thigh mandala, what is torsion, movements of the hips and their effect on other joints, assisted Yin, Yin Yoga & Mindfulness Practice, Music and Silence in a Yin Yoga Class

Yin Yoga & Functional Anatomy Spine / Yin Yoga & Fascia (both modules combined - 33hrs)
Contents Module 2: asana analysis: reclined and other twists, rolling panda, cat-cow, bridge, sphinx, shoulder stand/seagrass, plow/snail, squat, Assisted Yin, ligaments and joints of the spine, high bender/low bender, deep muscles of the stomach and trunk, torso mandala, Yin meets Yang, counterbalance, tent pole and lake of tension models according to Liebscher-Bracht, props in Yin Yoga
Contents Module 3: fascia structures, fascia training, gel-sol balance, the extracellular space, hyaluronic acid, cytoskeleton & DNA, cold and warm Yin Yoga, Yin meets Yang, the 7 archetypal poses, proportion as a skeletal variation, Yin Soul Food

Yin Yoga Sequencing & Creative Teaching, Functional Anatomy Upper Body & Energetic Yin Yoga, Au-Yin & Meridians (both modules combined - 40hrs)
Contents Module 4: the 5 shoulder joints, upper body walkabout, upper body Yin asanas, Yin & Yang pranayama, Yin meets Yang, asana analysis: anahata asana, downward dog, chaturanga, arm positions in standing postures, energy curve, sequencing and themes of a Yin Yoga class
Contents Module 5: repetition of the target areas, thigh & torso mandala, the 12 organ meridian pairs, the 8 extraordinary meridians, meridian branches, sandwich model, energy balancing with Yin Yoga, Yin Yoga classes for meridians & elements, Yin and emotions, Chakra Meditation

Book all Modules (1,2,3,4,5) together (106hrs)
Total Price € 1740 (Discount of € 165).

The Teachers

Maheshwara Manfred Lehner, yoga teacher (BYV) and yoga acharya (ISYVC), Yin Yoga Teacher Level 1, 2 & 5 with Paul and Suzee Grilley, meditation course instructor (BYVG), long time experience in teaching teacher trainings since 2002 (YV Speyer, ISYVC India, SYVP India), post graduate biologist, physical therapist. Maheshwara is known for his gift to make the anatomy of the human body come alive in a stimulating, humorous and fascinating way. With 17 years of teaching teachers, he ist one of the most experienced Yin Yoga and Anatomy teachers in Germany.

Shakti Simone Lehner, yoga teacher (BYV) and yoga acharya (ISYVC), Yin Yoga Teacher Level 2 & 5 with Paul & Suzee Grilley, meditation teacher (BYV), certified MBSR-teacher, experience as teacher trainer since 2002 (YV Speyer, ISYVC India, SYVP India), post graduate biologist, Naturopath, Ayurveda- & Hormone-Yoga therapist. Shakti is the "heart" of the training. Her long time experience in teaching allows her to spontanously transform each class into a journey towards your true inner Self and Strength. In this way, the traininig becomes a retreat for your personal practice in which you can explore the depth and beauty of Yin Yoga in your own unique way.

Both did their yoga teacher trainings with Yoga Vidya in Germany (BYV) and the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers (ISYVC) in India in 1999 and 2001. In 2003 they founded the Yoga Vidya Center in Speyer, Germany where they teach courses and trainings since then. Every year they visit India to continue and deepen their knowledge. They also organize yoga-pilgrimage-tours through different parts of India and study philosophy and sanskrit with their yoga and vedanta teachers Swami Govindananda and Swami Tattvarupananda in Kerala. Every January they teach anatomy and asana classes in the advanced training for Yoga Teachers (YTTC Level 2) of the Sivananda Yoga Vidya Peetham. Maheshwara´s passion is the teaching of yoga anatomy with a lively, practical and down to earth approach. Both teach with humor and love forged from 22 years of practice and teaching experience.