YIN YOGA IN-STUDIO PROGRAMS
With Shawn Cornelison
Level 1 and Level 2
Register Now for Level 1 February 17-18, 2024!
In Level 1 you will focus on the hips and how to open them. In Level 2 you’ll have a brief review of Level 1 as well as spend time opening the shoulders and upper body. You will also get a more in-depth explanation of the Meridian system and will look at single point location along the Meridian lines.
This certification program is open to everyone; you do not need to be a yoga instructor to attend the program. It is helpful to yoga instructors, personal trainers, any type of group fitness instructors, and students who want to create a home yin practice for themselves.
Students will receive a certificate of completion at the end of each program. CEU’s are available.
Level One Program Details
This training will teach you the theory behind yin practice, its benefits, how to teach a yin yoga class, and how to include elements of yin in a yang yoga class. Teaching yin as part of a yang yoga classes will allow students to go deeper into their practice. Students will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the program.
There are many styles of yoga. Some of them are very active (Yang) while other styles of yoga tend to be more passive (Yin). To create harmony in the body we need to create a balance between the yin and the yang. Whereas the focus of yang yoga practices is on muscle tissue, yin yoga practices focuses on connective tissue including fascia, ligament, tendon, and bone. We need both kinds of practice to maintain optimal health and as we age we need more yin practices.
Level Two Program Details
Yin yoga is a wonderful compliment to more active forms of yoga like vinyasa or hatha. It is also a great way to keep your joints strong and healthy. In Yin 1 you looked more at the hips and how to open them, but in this continuation, you will have a brief review of Yin 1 as well as spend time opening the shoulders and upper body. You will also get a more in-depth explanation of the Meridian system and will look at single point location along the Meridian lines. You will receive a workbook, Yin Yoga 2 cards, and access to videos.
Some Yin experience is preferable, but not necessary. Having taken the previous Yin 1 training is again, preferable, but not necessary.
Shawn Cornelison has been teaching yoga for over 25 years both in the United States and internationally. In addition to being an E-RYT-500 certified yoga teacher, he is also a Certified Yoga Therapist through IAYT. He also has extensive training with Yin Yoga, Meridian Yoga, and Yoga for Anxiety & Depression. His studies have also included an 800 Hour Advanced Teacher Training in Yogic Philosophy & 100 Hour Advanced Breath Techniques Program. In addition to his trainings, Shawn has a vibrant Yoga Therapy practice where he assists individuals in body awareness, pain reduction, and personal transformation.
Shawn travels internationally teaching diverse styles of yoga, as well as offering a 200 & 300 hour yoga teacher training. His home locations are in Braintree, MA, USA and Sofia, Bulgaria, as well as teaching time spent in Tokyo, Japan. He offers in-person and remote training in Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Somatics, Functional Breathing, and Yoga for Anxiety & Depression.
As a yoga instructor Shawn teaches classes that are focused on breath and functional movement of the body. His classes are geared toward students who want to explore the inner spaces of the body and mind. The classes are both physically challenging and at the same time very accessible & nurturing. He uses his knowledge of meridians, yin yoga, therapeutic yoga, breath work and his fascination with yoga’s rich history to create classes which are informative and allow students to move in ways that support their unique structure.