Yin Yoga helps to move the lymph fluid in a number of ways: by compressing the tissues and by inverting the body. Imagine a wet sponge: when you squeeze it, the fluids move out of the “tissues” of the sponge. Certain Yin positions can help encourage the lymph fluid to move back towards the heart.
If we consider the lymph system as part of the immune system, then practices that target our immune system are extremely beneficial to the body.
Yin Yoga is the practice of surrendering into deeper, less elastic tissues of the body for longer, quiet holds. The postures are used to “get into” the body rather than using the body to get into a particular shape or posture.
Simple poses, held still for 1-6 minutes can safely and effectively stretch, stress and strengthen the connective tissues. These are the tissues that hold our body together, give it shape and create fluidity in our movements. This increasingly popular yoga style is finding a passionate following with both fit and physical athletes, as well as the aging population looking to maintain posture, joint health and fluid mobility.
In addition, the extended time spent in Yin postures can loosen long held contractions freeing and energizing the body and mind. The practice encourages self-awareness and mindfulness that often spills over into everyday life.
This 12 Hour Yin Yoga for the Lymphatic System Immersion & Teacher Training course includes:
The Importance of the Lymphatic System.
Basic function, anatomy, nodes & watersheds, function with the immune system, signs of congestion & issues, how lymph relates to other body systems: digestion, brain & respiratory. Lymph & Ayurveda, self massage tips, self care for the lymph.
- The Physical, Mental and Energetic benefits of Yin Yoga
- Anatomy and Physiology of Yin Yoga
- An introduction to the Neuromyofascial Web (Fascia)
- Theories and practices for the Energy Body including Prana, Qi (Chi), meridians, chakras and other energy systems
- The use of props, verbal cues and demonstrations to guide your students to their “sweet spot”
- An overview of a variety of Yin poses including some wall and upper body asanas
- Sequencing for athletes, middle aged and older adults
- How to create an environment for inner reflection and transformation
- A Certificate of Completion with attendance in all “contact” training hours
- A take home assignment designed to help you deepen your knowledge and elevate your confidence
This course will help you:
- Gain a better understanding of the lymphatic system and how it functions with your immune system
- Teach Yin Yoga with confidence
- Work confidently with Yoga students as well as establishing a beneficial home practice
- Attract more students and diversify your class offerings
- Develop Stillness, Depth and Mindfulness
- Look better, feel better and sleep like a baby
Continue Your Education
12 hours of Yoga Alliance continuing education (CE) credits (10 contact, 2 non-contact)
Saturday & Sunday March 12th and 13th
Saturday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
10 contact + 2 non-contact homework assignment
Breakdown of hours:
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Lymphatic System 101 – Kayla Estrada Roth
2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Fundamentals of Yin Yoga – Bonnie Meyer
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Fundamentals of Yin (continued) – Bonnie
1 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Open notes quiz – Kayla and Bonnie
1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. Practicum – Kayla and Bonnie
3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Yin Yoga Practice with Sound Healing-Kayla and Bonnie
$279 Early Bird (by 12-31-2021)
$329 Full Tuition
Registration closes February 20th, 2022
Space is limited to 8
E-RYT 300, Master R-HYI 500 Founder/Owner/Lead Instructor for 200-hr YTT
Bonnie is the founder of Studio 4:8 yoga located in Lincoln, NE and is the director of training/lead instructor for Studio 4:8 School of Yoga: Lincoln’s only Christ-Centered Yoga teacher training program. She has been a dedicated yoga student for 16 years and instructing for 13.
Places/focus of study include: Shoshoni Ashram- Colorado, Therapeutic Touch Training, through Holy Yoga – Irvine, CA, 200hr RYT-Yoga Alliance-Lincoln, Ne, Restorative Yoga Certification through Bhadra Yoga in Omaha. 300-hour through Holy Yoga, 500-hr Masters-HYI Holy Yoga, Yin Yoga-True Nature School of Yoga, San Diego, CA, Massage Thai Yoga, Center of Healing Arts Omaha, Nebraska, Trauma Informed Yoga Certification through the Prison Yoga Project/ San Diego California, and Ayurvedic Consultation through Tejas Yoga/Chicago, Illinois. She recently studied with Naomi Pryde and Ro Keyzer of Yeshu Bhakti (A yoga practice of devotion to Jesus) in Varanasi, India. Bonnie was recently trained for Reiki II under the guidance of John Salat, author of “Tao, Art of Flow.”
RN, BSN, CLC, RYT-200 Studio 4:8, MBSR-P
Kayla is a nurse and yogi with experience and interest in holistic care. A chronic illness journey in her teens led her to alternative healing modalities. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from UNMC and is a Registered Nurse. Her main line of work has been surrounding pregnancy, birth & postpartum. She is a Certified Lactation Counselor and loves to advocate for breastfeeding. She graduated from Yoga Teacher Training at Studio 4:8 in 2021 and most recently became certified in an emotional release technique and is a Level 1 Mind Body Spirit Release Practitioner, helping those stuck in their wellness journey. Her lymphatic education comes from working for a year as an RN at a holistic health center utilizing Lymphatic Enhancement Technology (LET) for lymph drainage. She loves learning and teaching tangible ways to care for an underrated system that is intricately linked with immune and overall health!