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Yin Immersion I with Dhugal Meachem

By The Yoga School | November 4, 2016

Join UK-based Dhugal Meachem, who was trained by the founder of Yin Yoga, Paul Grilley, in a 30-hour Yin Immersion Workshop this December here at The Yoga School in Singapore.

Understand the original philosophy behind Yin Yoga and learn to appreciate the roots of the practice steeped in Taoist tradition.

Spread over two weekends, Dhugal’s workshop covers everything from philosophy to anatomy, and is integrated with a range of Yin Yoga practices. Find space and a moment of pause to help us to see fundamental truths in our modern life in this immersion workshop.

What you will learn

  • Understand the compelling Yin Yoga style of yoga practice
  • Philosophical & anatomical knowledge in relation to Yin Yoga
  • Range of Yin Yoga practices that can be adapted to your own/ your students’ physiology
  • How applying long-held non-muscular torque on our bodies through Yin Yoga stimulates & strengthens our skeletal, connective, fascial and ligament tissues, mobilises our joints and also regulates our nervous system.

Schedule
Week 1:
Friday, 2nd December – 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Saturday, 3rd December – 10am to 1pm; 2.30pm to 5.50pm
Sunday, 4th December – 10am to 1pm; 2.30pm to 5.50pm

Week 2 :
Friday, 9th December – 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Saturday, 10th December – 10am to 1pm; 2.30pm to 5.50pm
Sunday, 11th December – 10am to 1pm; 2.30pm to 5.50pm

Module Outlines

Module 1: Friday, 2nd December, 6:30pm to 9:30pm
The Culture and History of Yin Yoga followed by Yin Flow for the Spine
Learning to move the spine through its 180º of freedom as we breathe, rest and infuse our bodies and minds with our own latent energy. Come away having opened and stimulated our backs into better health.

Module 2: Saturday, 3 December, 10am to 1pm
Variable Anatomy: Your Bones, Your Yoga I followed by Yin Flow for the Hips
Tension vs compression & skeletal variation – Looking at the basic principles of variation and what this means for our yoga practice. We will also learn how to release the lower back and bring more blood flow to our lower organs.

Module 3: Saturday, 3 December, 2:30pm to 5:30pm
Variable Anatomy:
Your Bones, Your Yoga II
Tension vs compression & skeletal variation II – A continuation of Part 1.

Module 4: Sunday, 4 December, 10am to 1pm
Principles of Yin Yoga (the Yin and Yang) followed by Yin Flow for the Legs
Practice releasing the hamstrings and working deeper on our quads and hip flexors as we get into the joints and fascia of our limbs.

Module 5: Sunday, 4 December, 2:30pm to 5:30pm
Variable Anatomy: Your Bones, Your Yoga III
The Femur – External Rotation – and what this means for poses with external rotation

Module 6: Friday, 9 December, 6:30pm to 9:30pm
The Culture and History of Yin Yoga II follow by a Yin Flow for the Shoulders, Arms and Wrists
Stressing and serving our upper body tissues, hearts, lungs and minds.

Module 7: Saturday, 10 December, 10am to 1pm
Variable Anatomy: Your Bones, Your Yoga IV followed by Long Hold Yin
The Femur – Internal Rotation – and what this means for poses with internal rotation. We will also get a deeper dive into yin practice, continuously in the flow with fewer rests to really get on our Yin sides.

Module 8: Saturday, 10 December, 2:30pm to 5:30pm
Variable Anatomy: Your Bones, Your Yoga V
Arm length and Yoga Poses – A simple difference, but learning and understanding that it means that we do and feel all poses differently

Module 9: Sunday, 11 December, 10am to 1pm
Principles of Yin Yoga II
The Yin and the Yang of it. The Darker Side – consists of pauses between poses to encourage introspection and reflection.

Module 10: Sunday, 11 December, 2:30pm to 5:30pm
Variable Anatomy: Your Bones, Your Yoga VI
Your Spine – Learning and understanding that we are all not the same here, even bending from different places along our spine

Investment & Registration

For teachers and non-teachers

  • 30 accredited Yoga Alliance hours
  • 3-hour sessions
  • $108 per session, $990 for all 10 sessions

10% early bird discount before Friday, 18 November 2016
Limited spots available – spaces are only confirmed with pre-payment.

Email breathe@yogaschool.asia for more information

Payment & Refund Policy
Payment is due in full at time of booking to secure a place at the workshop

Cancellation before 12 noon on Friday, 25 November 2016 is required for a full refund;

Afterwards, all payments will be non-refundable for cancellations or no-shows.

About the instructor

Dhugal has lived most of his life in Asia – mainly Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore. Since 2011, he has been supporting people to take care of themselves with tailored training in self-care, physical health and mindfulness.

Dhugal studied Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga and slow rejuvenating Yin Yoga with his 3 root teachers Patrick Creelman, Noah Mazé and Paul Grilley. His teacher trainings and yoga classes are a vibrant mix of these three insightful teachers.

Why does he teach? Quite simply because he loves yoga. He has learnt so much and got so much joy out of yoga he wants to spread the good. He believes Yoga teachers are the front line in modern society’s health and have a massively important role to play in the communities they work in. Dhugal is a ERYT-500 level Yoga Alliance Teacher which allows him to teach those new to yoga, teach focused workshops and teach new and growing teachers. Come join him…..

Testimonials

“Dhugal is my enlightenment guide to Yoga. His passion and devotion to yoga reflects in his coaching which is joyful and beneficial… My heartfelt appreciation.” – Jane S.

“Thanks to Dhugal, this devoted runner (and former yoga skeptic!) is in better shape than ever. Dhugal’s excellent teaching is positive, thoughtful and fun, keeping me physically challenged, mentally stimulated and inspired to learn more.” – Karen.

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