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Yin + Yoga Nidra Healer Training

  • Sojourn Healing Collective 2870 Fifth Avenue San Diego, CA, 92103 United States (map)

Yin Yoga is a passive, stillness practice based in the Daoist tradition that targets the deepest tissues of the body. It is a perfect complement to an active (yang) yoga practice, or to any physical fitness activities. It reawakens circulation in the physical and subtle bodies, stimulating the flow of energy in and through the body.

Yoga Nidra is an ancient practice that guides you into a deep state of relaxation while still maintaining full consciousness. Most commonly translated as “sleep yoga,” this practice has been found to reduce tension, anxiety and insomnia. Research shows that a 30-40 minutes of Yoga Nidra is equivalent to 2-4 hours of deep sleep. 

This two part training will infuse functional anatomy, subtle anatomy, and elements of Traditional Chinese Medicine to provide a holistic understanding of the how and why of this practice. We can all greatly benefit from taking time to slow down, be still, and connect with our true selves. Learn about the many benefits of slowing and cooling your body and your mind, to find and create more space for growth in all aspects of your life.

If you are new to teaching Yin & Nidra or you’ve been teaching for years you will walk away knowing more about this practice than you realized was possible.

We will cover:

- The anatomy of Yin Yoga
- Basic Yin Yoga Postures; contradictions & modifications
- Yin Yoga Philosophy, Yogic Text and Intentions of this practice                                             

- The Philosophy and appropriate application of the Yoga Nidra practice
- Cultivating your own unique teaching style of Yoga Nidra

*Eligible for CEU's through Yoga Alliance 

*Anyone may sign up to take this course. However, this course will not certify you to be a practicing yoga teacher.

Training Schedule:

Friday, January 18: 5:30pm - 8:30pm

- 5:30 - 6:30pm Yin Yoga Class 

- 6:30-6:50pm Introduction to Yoga Nidra Lecture       

- Yoga Nidra Class 7pm - 8:15pm

Saturday January 19: 10:30am - 5:30pm

- 10:30am - 11:30am Vinyasa Yoga Class

- 11:30am - 5:30pm Lecture/Teaching/Practice

Sunday January 20: 10:30am - 5:30pm

- 10:30am - 11:30am Yin Yoga Class

- 11:30am - 5:15pm Lecture/Teaching/Practice

Investment: $500

Early Bird (Register by November 15): $425

Payment Plan Option: Reserve your early-bird spot with a $150 non-refundable deposit (available at checkout). Remaining balance due 1 week prior to training. 

About your Trainer:

Lindsay Russo, E-RYT 500 Almost 20 years ago, I took my first yoga class with Yogi Ananda, a native of India who spent decades working alongside Mother Theresa. He ruined me.I thought that the way he taught yoga is how every other person would teach yoga. The experiences I had in other classes were fine but a drop in the bucket compared to the fullness I felt from Yogi Ananda. No longer able to take classes with him I decided to begin studying yoga on a deeper level. I took lots of training…LOTS. I invested many hours (and dollars) learning & studying in person with greats like Rama Jyoti Vernon and Nischala Joy Devi (co-founders of Yoga Alliance and Yoga Journal), Brian Dorfman, Leslie Kaminoff, Bija Bennet, Flossie Park. I spent less time with but have also been deeply influenced by Paul Grilley and Rod Stryker. My mission is to present what I have found to be the most potent teachings and teachers of yoga that I have encountered in my lifetime and to do it with finesse. I have distilled all of this knowledge into the juiciest nectar and serve it up for you to, as Yogi Ananda would say, “Get the flavor!”

Earlier Event: November 25
Reiki I + II
Later Event: January 26
Reiki III