20 Hour Anatomy of Yin Yoga - The Physical Body
Come and join me this coming May for Anatomy of Yin Yoga - The physical Body.
This first module can be taken as a stand alone course by itself. You will learn the basics of teaching yin yoga; including all the yin shapes and variations, along with the principles of the practice.
The course is recognised by Yoga Alliance USA and can be used as training hours. Please note that Yoga Alliance Professionals (UK) will only accept this course if you continue on to complete the additional yin trainings; Yin Yoga Fundamentals and Anatomy of Moving Energy (the energetic body) which amount to 50 hours of Yin TT.
What you will learn:
Second weekend: ANATOMY OF YIN YOGA - THE PHYSICAL BODY
- Understand the key joints, bones and connective tissue
- Learn how cells work and the importance of the fascial system
- Learn the 14 skeletal systems
- Learn the 10 myofascial groups
- Skeletal variations for the individuals
- Learn the 7 archetypes of of all the yin poses
- Dive deeper into the Yin asanas; contraindications, prop usage, how and when to support with props, alternative poses if a student is struggling, energetic benefits of the poses, entry and exit to keep students safe.
- Class structure
- Sequencing to the individual
The training is spread over the weekend from Friday evening through to Sunday afternoon and amounts to a total of 16 hours online training with 4 hours of homework which includes reading, writing a short essay and filming yourself teaching a class (you do not need students for the class).
You can sign up for the course by clicking the link below; please note you must have completed a 200 hour yoga teacher training in order for this course to be recognised by both Yoga Alliance USA and Yoga Alliance Professionals.
A note on training format:
At present the training is online via Zoom - it will continue to run online; however if we are able to open by the end of April I will be running this training from my home in the west end of Glasgow at the same time (Government permitting). Spaces will be extremely limited for the in person sessions with a maximum of 4 people.
Date: 9th - 11th April 2021
6:30 - 7pm Welcome
7- 9 pm Philosophy / Anatomy
8:30 - 10:30am Yin Practice 1
0:30 - 11am Short Tea Break 1
1am - 1pm Yin Yoga Philosophy / Anatomy
1pm - 2pm Lunch Break
2 - 5pm Yin Posture Clinic
5- 5:15 Short Break
5:15 - 6:15pm - Yin Yoga Philosophy / Anatomy
10 - 11am Yin Practice
11 - 11:15 Short Break
11:15 - 1pm Yin Yoga Philosophy / Anatomy
1 - 2 pm Lunch Break
2 - 3pm Yin Posture Clinic
3 - 4pm Yin Yoga Philosophy / Anatomy
4pm - Questions and Final Close
Space between breaths: Fundamentals of Teaching Yin Yoga 20 Hour Online live training course.
Yin Trainees Testimonials
I thoroughly enjoyed the Yin teacher training with Gem. I felt like a sponge enthusiastically soaking up all of the information she gave us, always with a smile & ease. Gem radiates warmth & kindness, & it’s so clear just how much she loves what she does & sharing her gift with us.
This was a great Yin teacher training course and I would happily recommend it. I loved the anatomical and energetic body aspects equally and would love to keep learning with Gem in the future!
I originally signed up for a face to face course but, due to circumstances, somewhat reluctantly agreed to an on-line course.I loved it! The course was extremely comprehensive, well thought out and researched. The workbooks and reading lists worked perfectly. Although this is a Yin course, the information and knowledge I gained from it can easily be applied to my own style of teaching. The training has me confident that I can design and deliver Yin classes in the future. The training was a good balance of philosophy, anatonomy, posture workshops and practice. Gem is an inspiring teacher. I really liked this course.
Gem was a lovely teacher and provided a superb course online during the challenging lockdown period. She structured the course so that it all made sense, deepening my knowledge of the yin poses, fascia, anatomy, the seven archetypes, Daoist philosophy and the meridians. I feel very prepared to teach Yin and have also used my new knowledge in my own practice.
A beautiful teacher training experience, Gem is so knowledgable and delivers the training with a love and passion for all things Yin. I finished the Yin Teacher Training with all the knowledge and confidence to start my own Yin teaching journey. Gem’s give so much across the All 3 modules, you would be mad not to do your Yin YTT with Gem, let her love of yin yoga become your new passion.
Fantastic course, really well structured and presented by Gem who is a fun and enthusiastic teacher with a very in depth knowledge of all things yin…I have learnt so much to enable me to enhance my own practice and develop my teaching. Thank you
A completely different style of yoga to practice and to teach. Personally i have struggled with knee issues following surgery 3 years ago, through practising Yin regularly there is a huge improvement in range of movement and reduced pain within my knee. So personally I can recommend the practice. Since completing the course I have been teaching weekly classes and the feedback has been absolutely tremendous. One student who has practised several forms of yang style yoga practices for many years described it as the best and deepest practice she has ever done. Delighted to have completed this training and have learned so much on a physical, energetic, emotional and spiritual level.
My experience of Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Gem was certainly not as expected. With the emergence of Covid-19 and its associated lockdown, our 50hrs moved online. I needn’t have worried though. I was looking to understand the philosophy of Yin, develop my practice and improve the way I share my practice with others; I wasn’t disappointed. Gem’s teaching was fun, interactive and pitched correctly. She was also supportive and available for questions/counsel at any time. I learned so much, and couldn’t wait to share my new found knowledge. I also learned a lot about myself and my own practice, through introspection and journalling. Loved it.
Gems yin teacher training has taken my like for yin and tuned it into love. Gem teaches with great enthusiasm and knowledge, showing up each time with her lovely approachable nature making it easy to ask any questions we may have had. She encourages and builds confidence in her students so when we were qualified are ready to fly our own plane 🙂 I am grateful for the opportunity to have studied yin with Gem. Thank you 🙂
Gem has been my Yoga teacher since the start of February 2018. While I have found Yoga a challenge, I believe Gem’s knowledge, experience and enthusiasm as my teacher has been the driving force behind my progress over the last year. Along with a contagious enthusiasm for all things Yoga goes an easy manor, a good sense of humour and seemingly endless patience. The latter much appreciated! Whether you are thinking of taking up Yoga or are already practicing I would thoroughly recommend Gem’s classes.
” Yin is a wonderful practice and Gemma is an exceptional teacher, generous, fun and sensitive. The course is so well structured and comes from her substantial experience and knowledge. I leaned about yin, anatomy, energy, about teaching, about what my students might need and, as a bonus, I learned so much about my own practice! Thank you Gem, for changing my approach to yoga and bringing more balance into my teaching and my life. I loved every minute of it.”
“Gemma is a very versatile and brilliant yoga teacher. She teaches different styles of yoga and she is very competent in everything she teaches. She is also very knowledgeable in every aspect of yoga. I started practicing with Gemma since 2017 and immensely enjoy being in her class. For me she is one of the best yoga teachers I have ever come across. She is very genuine and supports her students to develop and grow in their yoga practice. My Ashtanga practice is much better ever since I started practicing under Gemma’s supervision, she will make you work hard and will not stop until your practice is good. Her own practice shows that she works herself very hard to improve her practice. She is constantly new things about yoga and passing it on to her students. I feel very lucky that Gemma is my yoga guru.” Mamta Kanabar
Ayurvedic Yoga Massage: You know when you find that one hairdresser and you won’t go anywhere else if you can help it? Gemma is this for massage. Pure magic. Plus, the towels smelled like clean laundry and the room was lovely and warm.
I’ve probably been to nearly every yoga teacher in Glasgow and Gem is the one for me. Her classes are challenging, yet never out of my depth. Her presence and patience is such a calming force and her intuitive knowledge of the body is always reassuring. I would recommend Gem to both beginners and advanced yogis who are looking for a full-hearted practice in an wholly unpretentious setting. This studio is all about the yoga. However much you put into your practice is how much you will get back. I, for one, appreciate that. Thank you, Gem.
Love the Friday evening yin session it marks the end of the work week and leaves me calm, focused and stretched ready for the weekend. The perfect start to the weekend.
Gemma is the best yoga teacher ever. She guide you in the position with clarity but she’s also not always too serious. She’s dedicated and I enjoy all her Yoga class, from ashtanga to yin.
Gemma’s Yin yoga class is fantastic, I always feel more relaxed and calm after and it helps restore my body after a week of regular ashtanga practice. I look forward to it every Friday! Gemma is a wonderful teacher and we are lucky to have her in Glasgow!
It was my birthday a couple of weeks ago and my partner gave me a choice for a gift. Either a lovely Harris Tweed bag ( I’m crazy about herringbone and Harris tweed) or a massage with Gem. I chose the latter and last Friday I had a 90 minutes massage with her. No amount of harris tweed bags in the world can compare to what I experienced that Friday! I can only say, she does not charge nearly enough for it. I feel like a new person. Every part of my body feels better than ever. Don’t think about it anymore, just book it and go for it! You will not regret it. You’ll be sad that it’s just 90 minutes. Thanks Gem for an amazing experience!
Gemma is an excellent teacher and really enjoys every minute of your class. I really feel like I benefited so much in a short space of time due to Gemma’s enthusiasm.