Yin Training Schedule: Aug to Nov 2017

Have you been thinking about Yin training in 2017?  Me too! I’ve got some trainings scheduled at two beautiful Melbourne-area studios.  If you want to know more, keep reading… Ohana Yoga This cosy, welcoming Port Melbourne studio is hosting 3 Yin trainings from Aug to November. Due to the size of the studio, we can only take 18 students per training so get in quick if you’re keen! Course: One-Day “Yin-tensive” (25 Aug 2017) Tuition: $275 (includes manual and Certificate of Completion) Schedule: 9:30am to 5:30pm Description: For those unable to attend the earlier Fundamentals trainings at Ohana Yoga (Feb 2017) and Yoke Yoga […]

FAQs about Yin Teacher Trainings

I get a lot of questions about the structure of my Yin Teacher Trainings.  So, I thought I’d take the time to answer some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS) here in one place.  When a studio decides to host a Yin training, we work together to offer discounts for studio members or for yogis purchasing more than one Yin module at the studio.  So, once you’ve decided when and where you’d like to do your training, you can visit the studio website for those details. But, this is all the other good stuff you need to know to train with me and work […]

Yin Yoga Autumn Newsletter

Time flies! (which is my way of saying sorry I didn’t send a Spring Newsletter)  Instead of sitting at my computer writing said newsletter, here’s what I’ve been up to instead. In February, I ran my first movement workshop at a CrossFit gym (the amazing CrossFit Freefall in Seaford) and we played around with efficient and fun ways to mobilize hips and shoulders so these Crossfitters can jump, squat, and lift better.  Later that month I returned to Perth (and one of my favorite studios Beyond Being) to lead Yin Sequencing training.  Then I squeezed in a weekend of education for myself with MovNat.  And by education […]

Mobility for Athletes: Workshop at Crossfit Freefall

One of the things it took me a long time (and a few injuries) to really grasp is that flexibility and mobility are not the same thing.  Simply put,flexibility is your end range of motion.  Mobility is the range of motion where you can maintain control of your movements.  People define “control” in different ways but I would say control means you understand where you are in space, you understand the forces at play and the direction in which you intend to move yourself (or yourself and an object) you have the ability to slow the movement down or speed it […]

Through her lens, a photographer glimpses the future!

Before I moved to Australia and became a full-time yoga teacher, I had a different life.  I was a documentary filmmaker focused for many years on using the power of media to draw attention to political, economic, and social injustice.  Frequently that work put me in contact with women leading small organizations or grass roots movements with few resources but unwavering commitment to fight for the health and safety of their communities. Often they were motivated by personal experience with violence and exploitation whether it was the brutality of the Taliban in Afghanistan or sex trafficking in Asia or domestic violence in the United States. In order to help […]

Book Now for My First Scheduled Melbourne Yin Trainings of 2017!

Overview Yin Yoga is more than resting on a prop (although you will certainly learn how to use props more creatively!) Yin is not an endurance test to see how long you can squeeze your eyeballs, clench your jaw, and hold a pose. It’s not the aggressive pursuit of flexibility (and you don’t even have to be able to touch your toes to get started!) It is not the yoga for when you are injured or sick and cannot do an athletic flow (although Yin can help you heal). Yin is not about drifting off but learning to pay attention […]

Untangle Yourself with Chakra Meditation

If you’ve ever tried to untangle your headphone cords, you know that the most difficult part is trying to figure out where the whole tangled mess starts!  If you are distracted or in a hurry, you will pull in all directions, make a few more knots, blame whoever has recently pissed your off for the whole mess, and go back to walking around being half-strangled by hopelessly tangled cords. Meanwhile beneath the protective outer sheath of the cord, the delicate copper wires that ensure the quality of the sound reaching your ears are slowly degenerating.  Of course the alternative to […]

Anatomy Training for People Who Don’t Like Anatomy (Yet) !

This year Movement by Design founder Luke Bryan and I have partnered to create and facilitate a new kind of anatomy training for yoga teachers.  Rather than asking teachers to memorize muscle origins and insertions or scripted alignment cues, we challenge teachers to think critically about what good movement means and how to achieve it.  We focus on teaching movement principles that hold true whether you are extending into a backbend or diving under an olympic lift.   So how did an Olympic Lifting coach and a yoga teacher meet and decide to develop training together in the first place?  Well, funny […]

2016 Yin Yoga Teacher Training Weekends at Ohana Yoga in Port Melbourne

Ohana Yoga was one of the first places in Melbourne to offer Yin Yoga classes so I am really excited to offer two weekends of Yin Yoga training in Ohana’s new spacious, light-filled Port Melbourne studio.   These two weekend trainings can be taken separately or combined for a 30 Hour certificate. The first weekend is Yin Fundamentals (15 hours) and the second weekend is Yin Sequencing (15 hours)   Both trainings are open to all levels, including students of Yin Yoga who simply wish to deepen their personal practice.  Here are the details: Schedule: Yin Fundamentals: Saturday April 9- Sunday April 10, 2016 […]

100 Hour Yin Yoga TT in Fiji – Get Yin to It!

David Kim and I are pretty excited about co-facilitating our 100 Hour Yin Yoga TT in Fiji in August 2016.  Our Early Bird pricing expires May 1, 2016 so get in touch to reserve your spot! Dates: 14-28 August, 2016 Rates: Early Bird US$2,395 (before 1 May, 2016) Regular US$2,440 Inclusions: 14 nights full room and board (triple occupancy) Suva airport transfers, and taxes *Double and Single occupancy rooms are available at extra cost. Information and applications: abby@davidkimyoga.com Need to think about it? Chuck your name on the waitlist here and I’ll email you more info to help you make a […]