Yin Yoga, MyoFascial Release, Functional Anatomy & Fascia Physiology
Myofascial is a merging of 2 words: myo, which refers to the muscles, and fascia, which refers to the connective tissues. MyoFascial Release (MFR) is a combination of massage techniques that aim to reduce the tension and soreness in the body, to allow for more (comfortable) range of motion. These techniques are based on the various trigger points in the body. When the tissue is massaged, endorphins are released into the bloodstream, which reduces pain and tension. Endorphins are the body’s own natural painkillers and they play an important part in experiencing happiness. That is why they are also referred to as happy hormones.
There are 2 different methods:
- Directly -> in this method, you apply direct pressure to a certain area. The pressure is more significant than in the indirect method. Gently you start to reach deeper into the tensed tissues until you experience a certain sense of relaxation or release.
- Indirectly -> in this method, you apply mild pressure, just enough to help the slightly more superficial tissues relax. This is what we do in Yin Yoga.
In Yin Yoga, we use various poses to apply stress to certain areas of the body. These are also called the target areas. In doing so, we aim to stimulate the blood flow and circulation in that area. This improves mobility, function, and hydration.
MyoYin is the combination of MyoFascial Release and Yin Yoga. These two techniques can be practiced separately, but they can also complement each other. This will allow for an even deeper sense of relaxation. It can also help to make the yin-poses more accessible. We use several types of balls, varying in size and toughness as well as different techniques to massage the target areas and prepare for the yin yoga poses.
What is MFR
Yin & Yang
Stretch vs. Stress
Types of Fascia
Besides the 6 days of studying together, you can also expect to receive some homework assignments which you will have to complete in your own time. In order to qualify for the Yoga Alliance certified certificate, you are required to attend all the hours of in-person training as well as complete all the homework assignments (within 1 month of completion of the in-person training). Experience with MFR and/or Yin Yoga is not required.
Training days: 19-20-21 mei + 9-10-11 june 2023
Training location: Sterrig Studio, Wolvega, The Netherlands
Your investment: € 849
What to expect in return: 6 days full of in-person studying, an extensive goodie bag which includes also a complete MyoYin set of balls, as well as a beautiful and very complete manual as reference (±400 pages).
This training is Yoga Alliance certified and the hours can be logged in as CE-hours (continued education).
If you have any questions regarding the content of this training, feel free to contact me directly via firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration for this training runs via the host, Sterrig Studio – email@example.com. We are also more than happy to assist you in regards to comfortable accommodation within walking distance of the studio as well as other queries you might have.