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, Janine Leagh, Maryann Edwards and Samantha Belyea
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.
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
Tramsheds, Harold Park Community Hall
1 Dalgal Way, Forest Lodge
NSW 2037, Australia
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.
Janine Leagh is a yogi and healer and has spent her life invested in the journey of returning to Self. Janine is a certified Embodied Flow™ Teacher and Embodied Flow™ Somatic Movement Therapist. A former British National athlete and coach with a Bachelor of Science Honours degree, Janine has been teaching, coaching and presenting around the world for over 20yrs including lecturing at universities and colleges on the many different aspects of fitness, health and wellness.
Founder of HYA Yoga Studios and Training Academy Australia, Janine now travels between Sydney, Australia and the UK and focuses on developing Yoga Teachers and students of Yoga as well as facilitating the healing process.
Maryanne Edwards is a Sydney based Yoga facilitator. You’ll likely find her at either Flow Athletic in Paddington, Sukha Mukha Yoga in Bronte or The Well in Bondi.
Having first studied her 200 HR certification under the guidance of Idit Hefer Tamir at Sukha Mukha, Maryanne has continued further study with teachers Sarah Powers, Jasmine Tarkeshi and most recently completing the Advanced 300 HR training in Embodied Flow™ with her current teachers Tara Judelle and Scott Lyons. Maryanne has also completed an Embodied Flow™ Yin Yoga training as well as an Embodied Flow™ Mentorship.
Maryanne offers Yin Immersions and contributes to Teacher Training programs across several studios. Her personal philosophy ‘organically wealthy’ is about tapping into the richness of life simply by living from a soulful place. Following your instincts, going with the flow, moving from the heart…yoga offers an opportunity to explore, reflect, learn, observe and embrace the world fully. By developing a body awareness, through asana practice, we familiarise ourselves with our patterns, our reactions, our tendencies. Once we develop this skill we can guide ourselves toward living a life of fulfillment.
Samantha Belyea has always explored her world through movement, with sincere curiosity for body-mind integration and Somatics. Finding Yoga during some very turbulent teenage years, she was immediately magnetised by the weaving of breath and movement and felt a profound connection to the deeper philosophy. The practice became a solace for her and has taken her upon a journey of immense healing.
Immersed in the world of Embodied Flow™ under Tara Judelle and Scott Lyons, as well as forever inspired by Satu Tuomela and Noelle Connolly, she whole heartedly shares her passion for embodiment, somatics and Classical Tantra as well as living life connected and in collaboration with Nature’s wisdom. To her these are rich inner calls to come home to ourselves, and in such home to Nature itself.
Early Bird Rate (paid before 30 January 2019): $1,290
Standard Rate: $1,390