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Yin Yoga Immersion: Foundational Training

This class is taught by:

Misako Matsuoka

Misako Matsuoka hopes to share her belief that the practice of yoga can offer dynamic opportunities to discover the youthfulness of the body and to open the heart and mind. She strives to infuse her classes with playful challenges, attention to healthy alignment, and a deep connection to the breath. Misako completed her Yoga Teacher Training at Avalon Yoga in Palo Alto in 2005 and is currently a student of Chinese Medicine and Therapeutic Yoga. She studies Yin yoga with Paul Grilley and Restorative yoga with Judith Lasater. She immersed herself in Anusara yoga with Sianna Sherman, Samantha Shakti and Kenny Graham. She studies the Shadow Yoga style with Sharre Young. She has studied vinyasa with Janet Stone, and is profoundly thankful to Max Strom for his teachings. Through all these lineages of yoga she has created integral experience that seeks to balance the neuromuscular system of the physical body as well as the eternal nature of the spirit. Misako has degrees in Biology and Engineering, and is registered teacher with the Yoga Alliance.
Yin Yoga is a transformative practice for the body and mind. The passive long held but gentle postures allow releasing of long held tightness in the deep tissues of the body while recharging the energetic systems. The Yin practice invites the mind inward into a contemplative meditative state, encourages the balance of effort and ease without strain, and promotes deep connection to the present moment. It is a much needed healing practice for our modern lives.

This training will provide you with the foundations of Yin Yoga. You will understand how to include Yin Yoga in a more active class or simply to take your own practice to a much deeper level. Class size is limited to ensure you will have plenty of time for individual attention. This training provides 12 hours of continuing education credit for registered yoga teachers. For those who would like to receive a certificate of completion for teaching Yin Yoga, this is the first twelve hours of a 36 hour training with Misako Matsuoka.

In this training you will:
- Receive a manual including specific sequences to take home with you
- Develop a personalized home practice learn how to modify postures for your unique body

Subjects covered include:

- Theory behind Yin Yoga

- How skeletal anatomy informs the variations of postures
- How to support your body with yoga props such as blocks, blankets, sandbags and bolsters
- Yin Yoga philosophy

Meeting Times:

- Friday, October 13 from 5:30pm-8:00pm (2.5 hrs)
- Saturday, October 14 from 1:30pm to 6:00pm (4.5 hrs)
- Sunday October 15 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm (5 hrs)

Instructor: Misako Matsuoka, E-RYT500 misakomatyoga@gmail.com


Requirements for Enrollment:
This training is suitable for interested yoga students or those who have a current RYT status. Those new to yoga are advised to take Yin yoga classes prior to registration. 12 Hours of Continuing Educational Units are available to Registered Yoga Teachers. Additional study is required to receive a certificate in Yin Yoga.

Please contact the instructor for additional questions at misakomatyoga@gmail.com


Advance registration required.

Cost: $225 Early Bird Extended Through Sept 30;

$325 Afterwards.