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Yin Yoga Workshops and Teacher Training

30 Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training March 6-8 & March 21 - 23, 2014! FOR MORE INFORMATION
Weekend Workshop Schedule -
•    Friday 4/26/13 6p-8:30p Yin Yoga Foundations $30 general public $24 Current YogaU Teacher Training Students
•    Saturday 4/27/13 9a-12p Yin Yoga and Anatomy Teacher Training $50 general public $40 Current YogaU Teacher Training Students
•    Saturday 4/27/13 1p-4p Yin Yoga Chakras and Meridians Workshop $35 general public $28 Current YogaU Teacher Training Students
•    Sunday 4/28/13 9a-12p Intro to Acro Yoga Workshop $30 general public $24 Current YogaU Teacher Training Students
•    Sunday 4/28/13 1p-4p Yin Yoga - The Practice of Surrender Workshop $35 general public $28 Current YogaU Teacher Training Students
•    Full workshop (5 Classes – 14 ½ hours of instruction) $160.00 *To register online

"Joe Barnett has been our friend and assistant for many years. He has two qualities that make him an excellent presenter: he knows the anatomical principles and he relates to people in a sympathetic manner. His presentations are unhurried, hands on demonstrations, this is the easiest way to absorb these ideas.” ~ Paul and Suzee Grilley

Joe Barnett, E-RYT 500, has been teaching for over a decade. He travels nationally and internationally year round, teaching many styles of movement and has certifications in Yang (Vinyasa) Yoga, Yin Yoga and Acro Yoga.

His main focus of study is Functional Anatomy for Yoga and all forms of movement. Joe is a senior student of Paul Grilley, a true Yoga Scientist who is largely responsible for the current rise in the popularity of Yin Yoga and Functional Alignment. Joe is also the teaching assistant for Paul Grilley's teacher trainings. Using Paul's Taoist analysis of yoga and the body, Joe travels teaching teachers how to understand and feel the full range of motion of their joints and their students joints; and how to use this wisdom to effectively and therapeutically build the postures in yoga.

Joe teaches Yin Yoga and Acro Yoga workshops and trainings for the Yoga University of Florida. & Altamonte Springs Yoga

Yin Yoga Foundations

Yin Yoga is a very simple practice. We settle into an asana for 3-7 minutes and slowly relax our muscles to allow the deeper drier tissues–the connective tissues that wrap our muscles and make up our joint capsules–to be safely and therapeutically stretched, stimulated and strengthened.

The alignment rules of the postures are also simple, but more importantly they are functional and organic: We listen to our bodies and lead ourselves into the shape that follows the natural contours of our spine, pelvis and hips.
 
However, bringing ourselves into this simplicity can be challenging. The practice of being still and quiet for minutes at a time can be trying enough, let alone while dropping into a powerful stretch that moves across wide sheets of fascia and drops deep into the ligaments of the joints. And listening to our bodies to find the natural alignment of the pose requires a power of discrimination, and an understanding and familiarity with the ever-changing sensations in the body.
 
Date: Friday 4/26/13
Time: 6p-8:30p
Fee: $30 general public $24 Current YogaU Teacher Training Students To Register Online

Refund Policy - one month prior to event Full refund less $20 - after 1 month prior to event NO REFUNDS
Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training

In this introductory Yin Yoga training, we will analyze, observe and practice the elements of Yin Yoga. We will examine ourselves on a personal level with ancient meditation techniques that guide us into a steady awareness of the changing sensations in the postures.

Date: Saturday 4/27/13

Time: 9a-12p

Fee: $50 general public $40 Current YogaU Teacher Training Students To Register Online

Yin Yoga Chakras and Meridians Workshop

The mysteries of the energetic body go as deep as the spirit, as deep as the mysteries of life and death.

At its core, Yoga is a science, a science that goes beyond what most other forms of science ignore or dismiss out of confusion and fear. The study of the Chakras and Meridians is the study of the wheels and rivers of subtle energy that unite the physical, emotional and thinking bodies.

Come learn the basics of these ancient scientific practices. Joe will present the ancient theory of the Three Bodies (Physical, Astral, Causal) and lead you into sitting and asana practices which may assist you in going beyond the theories and into a first hand experience of these subtle threads which tie us together at our energetic foundations.

Come learn the steps toward sense withdrawal, concentration and absorption. There is nothing to fear. At the very least, concentration will be enhanced, and unhelpful attachments will be surrendered. At the very most, it will be the beginning of a journey toward consciousness of the soul.
 
Date: Saturday 4/27/13
Time: 1p-4p
Fee: $35 general public $28 Current YogaU Teacher Training Students To Register Online

Refund Policy - one month prior to event Full refund less $20 - after 1 month prior to event NO REFUNDS


Introduction to Acro Yoga

In Acro Yoga (Montreal), we plant a seed of Yogic Consciousness in the Field of Partner/Ensemble Acrobatics and watch what grows.

As with all of Yoga, the practice has Sun (Ha) and Moon (Tha) aspects.

The Moon practice includes therapeutic applications such as Flying Massage and Assisted Yin Yoga Stretching. The Sun practice is dynamic and playful: sometimes full of vigour, inversions and core strength; sometimes effortlessly fluid and creative; and always a good time. Both approaches develop connection, trust, communication.

Both approaches can be very aesthetically pleasing to observe, on the streets and in the park we tend to draw a crowd. Yet both approaches are at the core a Functional and Experimental Practice more than an Aesthetic one.

First steps:
• the foundational language
• functional principals

Final steps:
• see what happens when a group of Yogis gather with their unique physical proportions and energetic beings to build Yoga Asanas which are much bigger and more beautiful than one body can create alone.

The bridge between these steps, we build together by smoothly juggling moments of observation, discussion and full-steam action.
 
Date: Sunday 4/28/13
Time: 9a-12p
Fee: $30 general public $24 Current YogaU Teacher Training Students To Register Online

Refund Policy - one month prior to event Full refund less $20 - after 1 month prior to event NO REFUNDS

Yin Yoga The Practice of Surrender Workshop

Yin Yoga is a very simple practice. We settle into an asana for 3-7 minutes and slowly relax our muscles to allow the deeper drier tissues–the connective tissues that wrap our muscles and make up our joint capsules–to be safely and therapeutically stretched, stimulated and strengthened.

The alignment rules of the postures are also simple, but more importantly they are functional and organic: We listen to our bodies and lead ourselves into the shape that follows the natural contours of our spine, pelvis and hips.

However, bringing ourselves into this simplicity can be challenging. The practice of being still and quiet for minutes at a time can be trying enough, let alone while dropping into a powerful stretch that moves across wide sheets of fascia and drops deep into the ligaments of the joints. And listening to our bodies to find the natural alignment of the pose requires a power of discrimination, and an understanding and familiarity with the ever-changing sensations in the body.
 
Date: Sunday 4/28/13
Time: 1p-4p
Fee: $35 general public $28 Current YogaU Teacher Training Students To Register Online

Refund Policy - one month prior to event Full refund less $20 - after 1 month prior to event NO REFUNDS