with Marla Cantor of Yoga Sparks
Apr 28, 2018 at 9:00 am
& Apr 29, 2018 at 10:00 am
Yin Yoga focuses on working deeper tissues – ligaments, joints, deep fascial tissues, and bones. Poses are similar to other styles of yoga but the approach is different. All poses are done seated or lying down. Yin is unique because we relax the muscles and use gravity to come to our edge. We resolve to be still and hold for an extended amount of time. Benefits depend upon your personal intention. Improvements in flexibility, mindful awareness, and stress level are common. With a continued practice, physiological, mental and emotional, and energetic benefits can be discovered.
Yin Yoga is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after styles of yoga. Perhaps it is because we are craving the qualities that a Yin practice provides: stillness, simplicity, self-examination, and just being in the present moment. These are the elements that make up the heart of Yin Yoga.
Yin Yoga is not to meant to replace other forms of yoga; it is designed to balance the heat building side of yoga and other forms of exercise.
The real Yoga is what’s happening on the inside.
In these trainings/workshops we cover:
- History of Yin Yoga
- What are Yin and Yang?
- What are the Yin and Yang Tissues of the Body?
- Theory of Exercise
- Physical, Mental, and Energetic Qualities of Yin
- Compression vs.Tension
- Build a Case for Yin Yoga
- Hands-on Meridian Drawing
- Explore the 12 Basic Postures
- Sequencing and Teaching
Included in the weekend training is a 50-page manual that each participant will receive that is comprehensive, easy to use and will give a well-rounded introduction to the physical, energetic, and mindfulness practice of Yin.
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Over these 20 years, I have experimented with many styles of yoga. I am most comfortable with a meditative approach. My classes are friendly, relaxed, and infused with a sense of humor. In the last 10 years, I have focused on restorative yoga and yin yoga, offering workshops and trainings. I have worked with Judith Lasater, Biff Mithoefer, Erich Schiffman, and Bernie Clark. Currently, I teach at Atlantic Coast Athletic Club (ACAC) in Charlottesville, VA. My real training and experience comes from more than a thousand hours in the classroom, where I continue to learn.
When I am not teaching, I like drinking margaritas at outdoor cafes with my friends. I love the movies, walking, and traveling. In the last several years, I have had the wonderful opportunity to travel to India, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Turkey, Italy, and Guatemala with David, my best friend and husband of 33 years.
Marla Website: yogasparkscville.com