A CLOSER LOOK
A few words about our Curriculum
Learn the Principles of Yin Yoga Practice
Balancing & uniting the dualities of Yin & Yang is what Yoga is all about. Yet in reality, our lives tend to be imbalanced:
We live in a world dominated by strong Yang energy, nature’s active outward force.
In this course, we’ll dive deeply into the opposite energy: the soft & slow flow of Yin.
Our heart-opening program explores Yoga from the inside out. We’ll look at the profound spiritual principles of Yin Yoga. And we’ll understand how this peaceful practice differs from more engaging styles of Yoga.
You’ll learn to practice & teach Yin Yoga from a space of deep interoception & inner alignment.
To support your own internal perception, we’ll also study the physical mechanics of a safe Yin practice:
In our exploration of functional anatomy, we discover relevant joints & target areas.
To cater to the full spectrum of abilities, our individualized style incorporates a variety of modifications for each pose.
And perhaps most importantly, we’ll explore how to use the breath to enhance the quality & safety of our practice.
Self-Inquiry and the ability to hold space for ourselves & others are two fundamental teachings of our Yin Yoga Program. This online training generously explores a variety of awareness practices. And we’ll show you how to apply them in your Yoga practice, and in daily life.
We’ll have the opportunity to dive into the deep roots of awareness:
In our practical approach to Self Inquiry, we’ll explore how Yin Yoga serves as a powerful container for this eye-opening spiritual practice.
Investigate Functional Anatomy & Energetic Meridians
The anatomy teachings of this course draw from an applied, functional approach. Our individualized perspective respects the highly unique makeup of each body, and it shows how that translates into customized postures.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is the energetic foundation of Yin Yoga. Energy channels, known as meridians, exist in left & right pairs. They allow for the distributing flow of Qi throughout the entire body. Guided by our Yin Yoga practice, we’ll explore the deeper structures of the body. We’ll directly experience how the physical anatomy connects to the energetic body and the five elements.
Build Your Personal & Professional Yin Yoga Practice
Once you’ve experienced the magnificence of a grounded & mindful connection to your body, you’ll be ready to share your personal insights with others in a professional Yoga context. Akasha’s course fully prepares you to teach Yin Yoga in a holistic way, giving it a physical, energetic, or spiritual orientation. You’ll learn how to authentically hold space, and guide others in their Yogic journey.
MEET YOUR TEACHERS
Burkhard is a high-vibration Yoga & meditation teacher with a deep affection for practical Yoga philosophy, applied history & anatomy. He is a truly passionate Yoga scholar, and he loves to verify his findings in his own practice.
His spirit shines where the power of the mind meets the generosity of the heart. He is inspired when the ancient practice of Yoga is reconfirmed by modern science.
Burkhard has been inspiring thousands of people with his teachings & dedicated Yogic life-style.
For more than 15 years, he has been facilitating Retreats & Teacher Trainings in South-East Asia, Europe & Mexico, as well as online.
The lead teacher of this YTT is Kirsten.
Kirsten is a seasoned Yoga Teacher who is passionate about making Yin Yoga available to the Yoga community as a much needed tool to comfortably turn inwards. In her Yin Yoga practice, she brings health & mobility to the body, and she deeply nurtures the soul with Stillness.
Kirsten is certified to teach breath-based Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga and meditation. In the past 15 years, she has been sharing Yoga for thousands of hours in drop-in classes, workshops, TTCs & retreats in South-East Asia, Mexico & Europe.
Devdas is an extraordinary Yoga Teacher with a deep love for meditation, chanting & selfless service seva. He appreciates everything that brings joy to the Heart and naturalness of Being.
He has been teaching Hatha Yoga asana & pranayama, meditation & Bhajans for more than 20 years.
Devdas has been facilitating drop-in classes, workshops & Yoga Teacher Trainings in India, South-East Asia, Europe & America.
Astrid has a fascinating & deeply personal background in holistic medicine, massage & Yoga instruction. Like many Yoga journeys, Astrid’s began as a method for self-healing a chronic illness.
Through more than 20 years of dedicated study, devotional immersion, and a steady Yoga teaching practice, Astrid explored a great variety of transformative tools.
Her curiosity in a holistic approach to health led her to study Yoga Therapy. Her integral approach encompasses Functional Anatomy & Yin Yoga Teacher Training, combined with Traditional Chinese Medicine.
WE KNOW THIS IS A BIG STEP FOR YOU
So we do everything to make it one of the best investments of your life
Over the past decade, we empowered more than 900 awesome Yoga Instructors
– who are now successfully teaching on all 6 continents.
Countless genuine reviews speak for themselves.
Some Words From our Graduates
The Akasha Yoga Academy’s 80-hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training course is designed to give experiential knowledge and understanding of the principles & practices of Yin yoga and offer ways to create a greater sense of balance and harmony within your own self-practice and the practice you offer to your students.
The instructors at Akasha have an incredible amount of knowledge, experience and wisdom that shine through every lesson. You can tell they love Yin yoga and love sharing it with others! Learning from a variety of experts who are truly passionate about sharing the benefits of Yin yoga is a big part of what makes this course so engaging. I found the content to be delivered in a way that feels not so much that you are learning something new, but rather that you are discovering some deep, inner sanctuary of wisdom that has been there all along.
After taking this course it is my belief that every yoga teacher could profoundly benefit from diving more deeply into Yin and I can think of no better way to do that than through Akasha’s 80-hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training.
The Yin Yoga TTC at Akasha is excellent. It's both calming and incredibly heartfelt. It's also a fantastic way to immerse oneself in another world, where I found that I could connect with myself better through the process of self-inquiry exploration. Each day of the course felt like a revelation about my capabilities and the limits of my body.
Although I completed the training online, I still felt like I had a magical experience. The team at Akasha ensured that all the training videos were of the highest possible quality. There were points during the Yoga classes where I was so into it that I could practically smell the incense.
The guidance the teachers give at Akasha is out of this world, and I always feel supported. I could incorporate everything I learned into my teaching and daily life. I’m so happy that this allowed me to make immediate and profound changes as a result.
“Akasha is the best family. There's unconditional love, support, nurture and challenge the training has been so inspiring and I would recommend it to anyone.” Christine
“Akasha instructors are incredible people, mentors, inspiring, nurturing and so authentic.” Lauren
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