We JUST sat down to talk to Marije E. Paternotte (E-RYT 500) about her 2018-2019 Yin Yoga Teacher Training, A Journey Into a Silent Practice, which begins at Inlet Yoga in Manasquan on December 7th.
75 hours of training, spread out over 5 weekends (one per month), with a t truly transformational teacher.
We are SO inspired by who Marije is and what she does, and we were beyond grateful for the chance to speak with her!
Marije is a long-time student of Sarah Powers. This training is based on what she has learned from Sarah, Paul Grilley, and Bernie Clark, and her own experience as a dedicated practitioner and teacher trainer. In her words,
Yin Yoga is a yoga practice that allows us to reach the deeper layers of the body beyond the muscles: the connective tissue. By emphasizing gentle pressure, compression and pulling on the connective tissue (or: fascia), we can increase circulation of synovial fluid in the joints and improve flexibility , which enhances our ability to move – and sit still! – more easily and gracefully. This form of yoga is practiced by holding seated and supine postures for 3 – 5 minutes. Yin Yoga poses don’t require balance or muscular effort, so virtually anyone can practice it.
The practice of Yin Yoga has many benefits, not only on a physical but also on an emotional and mental level. The practice has a direct positive effect on the health of our organs, as each pose stimulates the flow of Chi (or: Life Force) through the respective meridians, resulting in increased vitality. By holding the Yin Yoga poses for several minutes, we have ample time to practice specific breathing patterns (Pranayama). Pranayama enhances our breath awareness, soothes the nervous system, and so relaxes the body and calms the mind. The stimulation of the meridians while we practice Yin Yoga also regulates our emotions. The practice can teach us how to host our emotions without attaching to them. By holding Sleeping Swan pose (Pigeon pose, in Yang yoga) for 5 minutes, for example, we may experience feelings of rage or irritation, as this pose stimulates the liver meridian that is connected with the emotion of anger. Yet, when we simply allow these feelings to be there, without attaching a story or trying to make them go away, we can learn to be with what arises before us without reacting to it.
We have a feeling you’ll be reaching out to Marije for more information, so here are the links you need to contact her and sign up for the training:
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