ISHTA YIN YOGA TrainingWith Yoga Master Ulrica Norberg
ISHTA Yinyoga training (25-85 hrs)
Yogic philosophy as well as modern psychology sum up three basic types of tension that are responsible for all the agonies in modern life. These are Muscular tension, Emotional tension, and Mental tension. Through the art and practice of YinYoga, these tensions can be progressively reduced. YinYoga focuses on the fascia, the type of tissue that keeps us together.
Hatha, an integral part of the ISHTA system of yoga, involves contrasting aspects: “Ha” refers to the active energy of the sun, and “Tha” is the energy of the moon. In this training, we will explore the lunar quality of Hatha through the practice of Yin Yoga.
As opposed to Yang Yoga, which focuses on activity and muscular strength, Yin Yoga is a mindful yoga practice for the fascia, targeting the connective tissue of the body through prolonged seated and reclining poses. Proven to strongly enhance the body’s circulation, Yin Yoga is a vital tool for stress reduction and energy balancing. Additional benefits include: improved respiration, clear mental focus, tension release, stress relief, and cleansing of both body and mind.
This training is founded, created (in close dialogue with Alan Finger and her other Teachers) and led by ISHTA senior teacher and Yogiraj Ulrica Norberg (ISHTA’s Scandinavian director) will explore asana from
the yinside, by way of the subtle connection between body and mind. Ulrica is an academic with a masters degree in Film and Journalism and also studies in Indiology, Sanskrit, Philosophy, Literature, Rhetorics and Psychology.
Due to her passionated interest of the human psychology and anatomy, she is trained in anatomy, biomechanics, physiology, and has studied Eastern philosophical theories and therapies like Tao, Zen, Tantra and TM . She is schooled in many yoga styles and lineages and she deeply honor her studies with modern yin yoga forefathers and mothers like Paul Grilley, Sarah Powers and Paulie Zink. Using an approach rooted in Ayurveda, Tantra, and ISHTA kriya techniques, this training will give you the tools to integrate the lunar quality of Hatha Yoga into your practice and your teaching. In additional to leaving you refreshed and relaxed, this program will give you the tools to find the yinside on your own and to share it with others.
ISHTA yin yoga
is a more individual approach on yin yoga, stemming back more to its authentic roots from “Raj asanas” /meditative asana explored in the Hathayoga Pradipika and also merging back from the initial science from yoga on how to target tension via working from the fascia to the muscle, from the subtle to the physical. This way, it is yin working towards yang. In ISHTA yin yoga we see the yin practice as a great complementary practice to any “yang” oriented practice, as preparation for meditation and as a great way of balancing the inner and outer aspects of living.
Content of training
View Yin Yoga through the lens of ISHTA, and give great clarity to this already beautiful practice. From 2017, this training is made up of a total of 85 hours, divided into three modules. Sometimes this training is taught as an intensive of 6 days.
Module 1 – 25 hrs
Learn the foundations of ISHTA Yin Yoga, including: The Art of the Yin practice, Energetic Alignment, Individuality, Subtle and Physical Anatomy, Pranayama and Kriyas. Focus is on how to start a Yinyoga practice. And more.
Module 2- 25 hrs
Deepen your knowledge of ISHTA Yin Yoga in theses ares: Teaching skills, Adaptations, ISHTA Yin meditation, Nadis/Meridian theory, Ayurveda and Yin, Neurophysiology, ISHTA Yin Yoga philosophy, Tantra, chakra philosophy and anatomy, hands-on assisting, sequencing. And more
Module 3 – 35 hrs
This is a training where we dwell deeper into the layers of our bodies, understanding more about Tensegrity; the integration of tension in our tissues, and on how we create a yoga practice that targets tension. This through more skillful sequencing for different needs (individual and groups), how to combine yin yoga with Pranayama, Flow based yoga, Sports, Restorative yoga and Meditation. We will look at the postures in greater depth, analyzing them in greater detail. This module involves deeper studies, assisting and more therapeutic assessments.
A typical day in this training:
- 9.00-11.00 Practice
- 11.00-12.30 Philosophy/Theory
- 12.30-13.30 Lunch
- 13.30-15.00 Theory
- 15.00-16.30 Practice
Ulrica Norberg is YACEP; a qualified Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider, so this training will grant you the hours towards your continuing education.
Certificates of completion for this program will be issued to those who have successfully completed the written assignment and attended all hours of the course, as applicable.
Upcoming dates, prices & booking
For upcoming dates in Scandinavia, cost of trainings, inquiries and booking please see www.ulricanorberg.se.
This training is for teachers, teacher trainees and students interested in delving deeper into Restorative yoga and Yoga Nidra. Participants will learn how to teach restorative yoga classes and how to incorporate restorative yoga into asana group classes and privates