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 & Adele Kinghan
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
Kawai Purapura Retreat Center
14 Mills Lane, Albany, Auckland, New Zealand
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.
Adele Kinghan is the the founder and lead facilitator of RISE Yoga, and and ERYT500hr yoga teacher with advanced trainings in Embodied Flow™, Yoga Medicine and Prana Flow. As a Desire Map Facilitator and dance teacher, her dream is to live in a world where yoga is medicine, desire is celebrated, everyone exudes aliveness, and dancing in the streets is highly encouraged – if not mandatory.
Adele's passion for movement comes from her very first love – dance. She studied everything from ballet to hip hop, and was a dance teacher for many years. And then, at the sweet age of 25, the universe threw her a sudden spiritual grenade in the form of advanced stage bowel cancer. Literally overnight the world as she knew it was no more. Faced with a 1 in 5 chance of survival, Adele embraced all the support she could, especially yoga – mostly simple breathing techniques and meditation – first as a way to manage the pain and the chemotherapy, then to heal and regain strength, and ultimately to help with all the doubt and worry she'd been carrying around.
That was 12 years ago and through the wins and the losses, yoga has been her anchor. She found the same challenge and fun she had in dance, and so much more. She supported and healed her body, overcame fears around her illness and found a way to live fully, with grace, gratitude and an open heart.
Adele has learned so much along the way, and her passion for feeling alive, strong and expressive is why her classes and programs are like no other. She is sought after for her breadth of knowledge, her non-dogmatic empowering approach, and her attention to awakening – be it physical, mental and emotional. Adele won't let you ignore or abuse your body, and she most definitely won’t let you go through the motions and sleepwalk through your life.
NZD $1,300 early bird (paid in full by 26 Dec 2018)
NZD $1,500 non-early bird/payment plan
This investment is for the 50hour immersion. For existing teachers who would like to complete the 50hr teacher training (non-contact hours) an additional NZD$200 fee applies.
Scholarships are available for those in financial need. Please complete this application by December 26th, 2019.