Meridians & Qi
An Immersion into Yin Yoga and the Energy Body
Are you an experienced yoga teacher ready for the next level of awareness of the subtle body in both the felt sense and your teaching?
Do you want to ground your knowledge of the wisdom teachings with a sense of lineage and science? Are you an Acupuncturist who wants to learn to support patients with movement?
This 30-hour immersion into the Energetic Body and Yin Yoga with Leah Adams and Dr. Eric Baumgartner supports students to metabolize and own the information through lectures, hands-on learning, and practice.
We welcome anyone who has a sincere interest to explore yin yoga, existing yoga teachers and other wellness professionals (body workers, massage therapists, chiropractors, acupuncturists, osteopaths, physical therapists, etc.). If you are newer to yin yoga, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us help you prepare for the program.
This training will empower teachers to offer practical tools that yoga teachers can apply to their own lives and to their yin and yang teaching. The time we will spend in class is an opportunity for teachers to become rooted in ancient practices.
We will draw a connection between how to fuel sustainable, and healthy bodies, hearts, and minds through the energetic eastern lineage perspective. This yin yoga and energy body immersion will be a deep dive into understanding your own neurochemistry so you can actively participate in your wellbeing and vitality. This 30-hour program is designed to be an immersion into the experience of yin and the energy body through the Traditional Chinese Medicine map. The training is designed for yin yoga teachers, experienced yoga teachers, acupuncturists, massage therapists, and anyone else with a sincere interest in learning about yin yoga, meridians, and the energy body.
We highly recommend individuals seeking to teach yin yoga study and enroll in 50+ hours of yin yoga focused teacher training. There are several excellent programs we would be happy to recommend to you. Please reach out if you are interested in learning more!
Each day is a blend of a yin yoga class, meditation, presentations, and hands-on exploration of the following topics:
- The connection between yin yoga and the energy body
- Qi and meridian theory
- Sequences to support balancing the nervous system, energetic digestion, energetic detoxification, and energy
- Breathing practices through Eastern perspectives
- Understanding the autonomic nervous system
- Introduction to five element theory
- Eastern perspective on digestion and detox
- Fascia and relationship to meridian
- Benefits of yin yoga
- Origins and philosophy: of yin yoga
- Eastern perspective on physical heart and pericardium
- Foundational yin yoga poses
- The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga: The Philosophy and Practice of Yin Yoga by Bernie Clark
- The Spark and the Machine by Daniel Kweon
- Between the Heaven and Earth by Harriet Beinfield and Efrem Korngold
- Insight Yoga by Sarah Powers
- Tao and Dharma: Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda by Robert Svoboda and Arnie Lade
- Yin Yoga Principles and Practice by Paul Grilley
PROGRAM FEE: $588
this fees includes:
- Application Fee $94.40 (non-refundable)
- Tuition: $493.60
DATES & TIMES:
- Thursday, 11/1, 6:30pm-10:30pm
- Friday, 11/2, 8:30am-4:00pm
- Sat, 11/3, 1pm-8:30pm
- Sun, 11/4, 1pm-8:30pm
ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTORS:
Leah Adams —
Leah Adams is a Yin Yang Yoga Instructor who describes yoga as a "natural and essential component" of her humanity.
Leah has taken over 1200 cumulative hours of various yoga and ayurveda training courses with Master Teachers including Yin Yoga teacher trainings with Bernie Clark and Sarah Powers. Leah is fascinated by anatomy, currently pursuing studies in anatomy and the nervous system. Leah is also a passionate student of Ayurveda and is a professional member of NAMA (National Ayurvedic Medical Association) she incorporates this as well as Meditation, Chinese Medicine Meridian Theory, Western Science, and Nature into her teaching, bringing her love of yoga and her ever-growing knowledge of it to share with others.
Leah believes in Yin Yoga as a practice that is “beautiful and effective because it taps us into our parasympathetic nervous systems and allows us to rest, reset, heal and digest to feel calm and nourished.” One of Leah's favorite childhood memories is of her mom popping up into a headstand in her living room—that is the awe and inspiration she now seeks to share.
Dr. Eric Baumgartner —
Dr. Eric Baumgartner is a father and a pilgrim, and has spent the last 20 years in the study and practice of medicine traditions from around the world. His father and grandfather were both physicians, and though he grew up knowing he would be a doctor someday, he had no idea that his path would lead to Chinese medicine. He currently holds a Master's degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Emperor's College and practices functional medicine, acupuncture, herbalism, and nutrition in Ojai, and at Alchemy Spa and Wellness in Santa Barbara, California, where he served for the last 4 years as Clinical Wellness Director.
Dr. Eric is currently a Doctoral Fellow in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine with a specialty in Family Medicine at Pacific College in San Diego, with specialization in Women's Health, Pediatrics, Mental Health, Neurology, and Orthopedics. He studied Functional Medicine under the mentorship of Dr. Daniel Kalish of the Kalish Institute, and continues to study transpersonal psychology, alchemy, and comparative theology within the Pneuma System.
In his spare time, by heritage and by grace, he is an organic tree gardener and wildcrafter, aspiring solar artist, kitchen alchemist, and backcountry naturalist, prone to sudden bouts of singing and absurd voice impersonations, usually to be found digging, writing, playing with his kids, adoring his wife, or concocting some nutritious if not always delicious potion, smoothie or salsa.