Weesp - Amsterdam, Netherlands
27 January - 10 March 2024
This Yin Yoga & Anatomy training is meant to give you a thorough understanding of the human anatomy, which we believe will be immensely valuable for your own practice and your teachings; we will look into the vocabulary of Yin Yoga postures and their variations and learn how to teach them. The training is led by Ehud Neuhaus.
This training is based on the philosophical and anatomical principles as taught by our teachers Paul and Suzee Grilley.
All of the TFY Trainings are structured around three pillars: Anatomy, Philosophy and Practice.
Understanding the body is understanding the poses
Anatomy study is much more than learning the names of bones and muscles. By understanding how bodies can and cannot move we become able to practice and teach the poses safely and efficiently.
We teach functional anatomy, scientifically proving that bodies are unique in their structure and constitution, which means that poses may look different on different people because of this uniqueness. When you know what a pose should be doing for you – the function of a pose – you will be able to adapt and adjust it to suit your body and the bodies of your students. This leads to a practice that is safe, creative and delicious for everybody.
Observing your mind is the only way towards real change
Yoga philosophy is not a purely intellectual exercise, nor the study of ancient and stuffy texts that bear no relevance to our modern lives. In fact, it is quite the opposite: yoga philosophy brings inspiration, guidance, insight, understanding, comfort, support and freedom to our lives. It touches our heart and soul, reminding us of truths we already know but have forgotten.
Fundamental to this process is the practice of meditation, which has a place of honour in our own personal practice and in our teachings; regularly taking some silent time within ourselves is the key to becoming aware of ancient patterns of behaviour that hold us back from being who we actually want to be. That’s why it is said that yoga is the science of Self-realization: realizing who you truly are will melt away sorrow and suffering.
All theories can sound great on paper but they are only valuable when they are practiced. Our teacher Paul Grilley says it well “if a theory inspires you to practice, it is a good theory. If it doesn’t, it is not”.
That’s why our trainings are a mix of both; we study anatomy and then test the premises in our own bodies and on our colleagues’; we study philosophy and then observe our own minds during asana practice and meditation.
Then we take what we have observed in practice and study it. What can we learn from our experience? In this way, yoga is always alive, meaningful and true. Both to ourselves and to our students.
This training offers an intense program of functional anatomy, technique and analysis of the yin yoga poses, theory of the chakras and their relevance in our lives, meditation techniques, exploration of yoga philosophical concepts and lots of practice.
This 50-hour training will span over 4 weekends in 2024:
- 27-28 January
- 3-4 February
- 2-3 March
- 9-10 March
What you will learn
- Anatomy and its explorations
- Skeletal variations
- Target areas
- Functional analysis of postures
- The 14 skeletal segments
- The 10 muscle groups
- The 7 archetypal Yoga Asanas and their variations
- Assisted Yin
The price for the 50-hour Yin yoga & Anatomy is € 960,- incl. tax.
The price also includes a 3 month membership on TheFatYogis.com
Your Body Your Yoga – Bernie Clark
We are very happy to offer trainings in the beautiful space of YogaToday studio, in the newly renovated Sint-Laurentius Church in Weesp.
Weesp is a 15 min train ride from Amsterdam Central Station, and the studio is a 5 min walk from the station. Overlooking the water and the beautiful village, this is the perfect place for study and joy.