Brigthening Our Inner Skies:
Yin and Yoga A new book about Yin Yoga from Norman Blair
Norman Blair is a beloved Yin Yoga teacher based in England, and his long awaited book is now available, with a bonus foreword by Sarah Powers. His book is both a meditation on the role of yoga practice in the world, including Norman’s personal journey, and a Yin Yoga manual with over 140 photographs of poses as well as suggested sequences. His book takes the practice of yoga to profound levels through stories, images and well-researched debates.
To stay current on all the latest articles, opinions, offerings and thoughts about Yin Yoga, check out the Yin Yoga Network on Facebook. Alan and Jackie Mileham provide a wonderful service to all of us by providing this network where we can share our thoughts and ideas about Yin Yoga. As they say “This is a place to share information, exchange ideas, discuss, and expand our reach to those interested in Yin Yoga.”
A Plethora of Yin Yoga Videos Gaia Yoga (formerly MyYogaOnline) has over 40 different Yin Yoga videos ranging in time from short 20 minute classes to over an hour. They have almost 20 Yin Yoga classes by Bernie Clark, but also videos from many other teachers such as Doug Swenson, Cameron Gilley, and Dina Amsterdam. If you have never watched a Gaia Yoga video, the first month is really reasonable ($.99) so check them out!
Yin is In! Yin Yoga has been with us since the beginning of Hatha Yoga centuries ago. But since the early 19th century, yoga has become more and more yang-like in nature. Everything requires balance: yin completes yang. Yin Yoga is the balancing practice for the more active, muscular yang yogas. There are more and more teachers offering Yin Yoga today, and more workshops and opportunities to learn how to become a Yin Yoga teacher. If diving deeper into the yin-side of life is on your bucket list, there are lots of opportunities for you.
Upcoming Trainings and Retreats with Bernie Clark
50-hour, 7-Day Yin Yoga Teacher Trainings May 8th-14th, 2017; July 24th-30th, 2017; August 21st-27th, 2017; September 25th to Oct 1st, 2017; November 6th-12th, 2017;
February 12th-18th, 2018; May 7th-13th, 2018; July 23rd-29th, 2018; August 20th-26th, 2018; September 24th to 30th, 2018; November 5th-11th, 2018.
All of these will be at the Semperviva Yoga Studios, in Vancouver, Canada. The Yin Yoga Teacher Training Program offered at the Semperviva Yoga College is a unique way to deepen your yoga practice and touch tissues rarely worked in a more active yang style of yoga. For 200 hour certified teachers the credits of the course can be applied towards the 500 hour certification offered by Semperviva, and are eligible for CEUs with Yoga Alliance. (CEUs = Continuing Education Units and are required to maintain your status as a Registered Yoga Teacher).
MEDITATION REVEALED With Bernie Clark & Nathalie Keiller June 16th-23rd, 2017.
This course will examine what meditation is, why we do it (its many benefits, spiritually, psychologically and physically), and how to do it, from a variety of viewpoints: From Eastern Yogic and Buddhist views to Western Psychotherapeutic understanding. The course will include personal, one-on-one training in Deep Meditation, as well as group instruction, to give the student an experiential basis for the practice of meditation. Held at the Semperviva Yoga Studios – Vancouver, B.C., Canada. Learn More
If you are having trouble finding a Yin Yoga teacher near you, or if you are traveling to somewhere new, try checking out the Directory of Yin Yoga teachers. We have hundreds of teachers registered from all over the world. If you are a teacher and are not in the directory, just send us your information and we’ll be happy to add you.
Many teachers around the world are creating Yin Yoga based workshops and retreats. Some of them are posting these activities on our Forum page. Check it out. There may be one happening near you. (If you are a teacher, feel free to add yours to the page!)
Bernie’s articles on Yoga International
The latest article looks at where your feet should point in standing poses like Mountain Pose (Tadasana) and Down Dog (Adhomukhasvasana). Always parallel and straight ahead? Maybe not!
A new book about Yin Yoga
Norman Blair’s brand new book about Yin, Yoga and life is finally available, with a foreword by Sarah Powers
Yin Yoga on Facebook
This is a place to share information, exchange ideas, discuss, and expand our reach to those interested in Yin Yoga.
Yin Yoga videos
There are a plethora of Yin Yoga videos by Bernie Clark and many other great teachers available at Gaia Yoga. Check them out! (You can also find non-Yin videos by Bernie there too, including the Dragon Dance.)