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The Level One, Yin Yoga and Myofascial Release Therapeutics Course in Fiji will be held at Leleuvia Resort, the only retreat center on the island. It is designed as a retreat style format, offering you a delicious, feel-good flow in the morning followed by juicy and informative lectures, long midday breaks, and a powerfully deep and restorative Yin yoga and Myofascial Release practice after lunch. You will have time to journal, have fun time in the ocean, or enjoy basking in the sun on your own private island.
Leleuvia Island Resort offers two types of accommodation. It has a traditional thatched 28 square meter private Bure’s right on the beach and a male a female dormitory capable of sleeping 20 in each. The newly built bure's are located on the east side of the island granting spectacular views of the Lomaiviti group of islands. Each bure faces the southeasterly trade winds and have been designed to stay cool throughout the year. Each of the bure’s has a queen and a single bed but they can comfortably sleep six people.
Practice and learn all the basic postures of Yin yoga and how to adapt to all student levels. Learn how to demonstrate variations and modifications, including the use of props and know the purpose of each. You will incorporate assisted Yin techniques, use of specific breath patterns to enhance the practice, and how to bring the fusion of Yin and Yang together to feel more balanced.
this portion of the practice is deeply therapeutic, interesting and effective in Myofascial and emotional release. Since Yin yoga primarily addresses the lower body, you will find this particularly useful as an adjunct to Yin classes and in addressing the upper body. You will leave being able to design Yin yoga classes, ball therapy classes, or combining them into one class.
Learn basic anatomy of muscles, bones, joints, the significance of connective tissue as it relates to Yin yoga, study Myofascial compartments and the impact Yin postures and ball therapy have on fascia, compression testing to determine skeletal variations (and understand tension vs compression), discerning how to best modify or vary a posture based on skeletal variations. This is a really useful, hands-on portion which illustrates the fact that all bodies are vastly unique in their skeletal design.This is often overlooked but necessary in making your skill sets more refined as a teacher.
Learn basic theory of Qi, meridians, yin and yang, five elements as it pertains to Yin yoga, meridian tracing, and subtle body anatomy based on traditional Chinese medicine.
Guidelines on how to sequence and design a class, how to incorporate pranayama, pratyahara, dharana, and dhyana. You will teach a portion of a class as your final exam.
You will discuss and intensely practice various breath exercises as a way to enhance the physical practice of Yin yoga, but more importantly, how to deeply penetrate the workings of the mind and body complex.
Discussions and introduction to Taoism and Buddhism, examining the eight fold path as outlined in Patanjali's sutras, deeper discussion of select sutras.
You will earn 100 CEU's, which can be applied towards Yoga Alliance continuing education credits.
Rising gently up from the Pacific Ocean lies a sparkling emerald green clad island gem, rimmed by golden sand, between two of Fiji’s most historically prominent cultural mantels, that of Bau and Ovalau Islands. Leleuvia Island Resort provides just the right amount of life’s necessities without spoiling your desert island experience. You’re free to indulge yourself in sensory depravation, far from the stimulus of a modern world. An artist’s retreat, a lover’s escape, a journeyman’s destination, or as a waterman’s playground; Leleuvia can be many things to many people.
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All meals are included in the price of the retreat. In the Leleuvia Island Resort, you can also enjoy a fixed daily menu created with a Fijian twist for additional fee. Please notify Samdhana Yoga should you have any food allergies or special meal requirements. They are more than happy to accommodate your needs.
Leleuvia Island Resort has a massage Bure and offers 30-minute and one-hour massages, which can be arranged at the front desk for an additional cost.
Please book your flight to arrive at Nadi International Airport (NAN).
Please arrive at Central Eastern coastline of Viti Levu. Samdhana Yoga will pick you up from the coastline. The pick-up is included in the price. Boat pick-ups to Leleuvia Island are from Bau landing taking approximately 35 minutes.