50 HR Yin Yoga Immersion
With homework and online study you will qualify for 100 YACEP continuing education hours, and without homework 50 YACEP hours.
Taught by Dr. Scott Lyons and Satu Tuomela
**This teaching is in English but Swedish and Finnish help is also available.
Embodied Flow Yin Yoga is a gentle, integrative practice that creates a sacred space where time expands and slows down, allowing you to find your deepest sense of self. This approach combines a unique blend of yin poses, guided imagery, experiential anatomy, movement meditation, five elements of Chinese medicine, breath work, mantra and mind-body medicine practices.
Embodied Flow Yin Yoga recognizes that the way we care for ourselves, others, and the environment is interrelated. Through developing awareness and loving kindness on and off the mat, we gain a felt sense of this “interrelatedness” (yoga) and can become a more fully inhabited embodied being. In this tradition, becoming embodied is a process of returning to our innate sense of well-being where the richness and subtleties of life are deeply experienced. In this way, a life fully felt is a live fully lived.
This 50 hour immersion delves into the landscape of yoga energetically, physically and philosophically. Participants study the foundations of Embodied Flow practices and methodology to support them as they expand and develop on their journey of the living art of yoga. We cultivate the skills of teaching. We learn to communicate and transmit the depth of information and experience acquired. Participants will hone their grace, intuition and power as they develop skill and comfort in their role as a teacher.
Who is it for?
Anyone interested in deepening their personal studies and/or for starting to teach yin yoga with confidence and care in the Embodied Flow methodology.
With homework and online study you will qualify for 100 YACEP continuing education hours (please see requirements in Program Certification section below), and without homework 50 YACEP hours.
This Embodied Flow Yin Yoga Immersion will cover:
Yin poses (basic poses and variations)
Therapeutic applications of Embodied Flow Yin Yoga including: biomechanics, mind-body medicine, bodywork, energy medicine, emotional processing, and trauma informed approaches
Foundations of traditional Chinese medicine: meridians, the five elements
Learn the processes of safely touching into unprocessed energy and emotions and mobilize/ express them through the container of Embodied Flow Yin
Introduction to Embodied Flow principles and methodology
Facilitation skills in exploring Eastern and Western experiential anatomy
How to hold space for deep discovery and processing
Using props in a unique way to offer modifications that can help support each student's needs
Advanced observation and hands-on assisting skills
Integration of Tantric and Buddhist philosophy with yin yoga
How to create guided meditation that enhances the yin state of receptiveness, acceptance, compassion, intuition, and an individual’s capacity to self-heal
How to create sacred spaces through rituals
How to facilitate dynamic classes with yin yoga sequences, mantra, and movement meditations
After completing this 50 hour immersion, you can complete an additional 50 hours for the full 100 hour certification and call your classes Embodied Flow ™ Yin Elements.
Prerequisite: a 200hr Yoga Teacher Training
Within 1 year of completing the 50 hour Embodied Flow™ Yin Immersion:
Complete 10 class reports of a yin yoga class in the style of Embodied Flow.
Film and send in 1 video of a 60-90 minute Yin class demonstrating teaching core concepts of Embodied Flow™ Yin for review and approval.
Submit your $150 Video Submission Fee.
Upon successful completion of the requirements:
Upon signing the Embodied Flow™ Yin Elements Teacher agreement and submitting a $150 admin fee, facilitators can call themselves an Embodied Flow™ Yin Elements Teacher and name their classes Embodied Flow™ Yin Elements on all printed and digital mediums.
Facilitators will be listed on the Embodied Flow™ website under Embodied Flow™ Yin Elements Teachers
Please submit all material at one time, upon completion. Please send reports, essay and link to your video to firstname.lastname@example.org. At that point you can also arrange payment for the $300 administrative and video submission fees.
Sample Daily Schedule
The daily schedule will be subject to change based on the day and the needs of the students.
07:30 - 10:00 Morning meditation and practice
10:00 - 10:15 Break
10:15 - 12:30 Lab 1
12:30 - 1:30 Lunch
1:30 - 4:00 Lab 2
4:00 - 5:30 Asana lab, practice and integration
Dr. Scott Lyons is dedicated to teaching embodiment as a way of exploring human development, healing, growth and transformation. His deep passion is to integrate somatic practices, transpersonal inquiry and scholarly research into the creative and healing arts.
Scott is a Clinical Psychologist and Mind-Body Medicine practitioner who specializes in therapies for infants, youth and adults. He is a Certified Body-Mind Centering™ Teacher and Practitioner, Cranio-Sacral Therapist, Visceral Manipulation Therapist, Neuro-Developmental Therapist, Infant Developmental Movement Educator, Registered Movement Therapist and Educator, Trauma Therapist, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Thai Massage Practitioner, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Mindfulness-based Executive Coach, Experiential Anatomy/ Developmental Movement and Yoga Practitioner, and a 500-hour registered yoga teacher. Additionally he holds a BFA in Theater/Psychology, MFA in Dance/Choreography, MS in Clinical Psychology, and a PhD in Clinical Psychology and Mind-Body Medicine.
Scott is the co-creator of Embodied Flow and has had the privilege of teaching Embodied Flow and Body-Mind Centering™ workshops and trainings throughout the United States, Europe, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He was an adjunct professor at New York University from 2007-2010 where he co-taught the Viewpoints Studio with Mary Overlie. As an artist, Scott’s work has been performed at BAM, Symphony Space, Dance New Amsterdam as well as theaters throughout the United States and Europe.
Foundational to Scott’s teaching is the principle that we can, through intention, expand our capacity to meet and be met. In this way, we can offer the profound gift to our self, others and the environment of being heard, seen, and feeling felt at a cellular level.
Satu Tuomela (ERYT500, Reiki master, Embodied Flow and Yin yoga facilitator) is one of the most influential and respected teachers in Scandinavia and has a big and loving Kula around the world.
Satu has been teaching for over 15 years and is known for her unique and authentic transmission. She charms with her intuitive instructions, goddess vibe, humor, loving adjustments, Reiki and clear understanding of human body and how every body is unique.
Satu has a background in dancing (ballet) and basketball. She fell in love with yoga in her teens and started teaching almost immediately. Satu has studied two different 200 hr trainings in vinyasa flow and Hatha, she is immersed in Anusara yoga, continued also with two advanced trainings (300 hr), the latest with her main teachers Scott Lyons and Tara Judelle, and has studied and taught yin yoga since 2007.
Satu has been facilitating trainings since 2010 and has had the privilege to teach and offer workshops, retreats, trainings and classes around the world from Hawaii to Bali. She mainly teaches in Europe and is based in Stockholm.
Satu is currently studying devotional contemplative tantra with Sally Kempton, as well as shamanism. She will also become a movement therapist in 2018. Satu is a Kali devotee and honors her daily sadhana with passion.
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