Embodied Flow™ Yin Yoga is a gentle, integrative practice that creates a sacred space where time expands and slows down for you to to catch up to your deepest sense of self. This approach combines a unique blend of yin poses, guided imagery, experiential anatomy, movement meditation, five elements Chinese medicine, breath work, mantra and mind-body medicine practices.
Embodied Flow™ Yin yoga recognizes that the way we care for ourselves, others, and the environment are interrelated. Through developing awareness and loving kindness on and off the mat we gain a felt sense of this “interrelatedness” (yoga) and can become a more fully inhabited embodied being. In this tradition, becoming embodied is a processes of returning to our innate sense of well-being where the richness and subtleties of life are experienced. In this way, a life fully felt is a live fully lived.
In this training we will explore and learn:
- Yin poses (basic poses, sequences, and variations)
Therapeutic applications of Embodied Flow™ Yin Yoga including biomechanics, mind-body medicine, bodywork, energy medicine, emotional processing and trauma informed approaches
Foundations of traditional Chinese medicine (meridians, the five elements, nutrition, cupping, and moxa)
Introduction to Embodied Flow™ principles and methodology
Facilitation skills in exploring Eastern and Western experiential anatomy
How to hold space for deep discovery and processing
Using props in a unique way that offer modifications that can help support each student's needs
Developing skills and sensitivity for advanced observation and hands on assists
Integration of Tantric and Buddhist philosophy with Yin yoga
How to create guided meditations that enhance the yin state of receptiveness, acceptance, compassion, intuition, and an individual’s capacity to self heal
Creating sacred spaces through rituals
How to facilitate dynamic classes with yin yoga sequences, mantra, and movement meditations
- 07:30 - 08:00 Morning meditation
- 08:00 - 10:00 Morning practice
- 10:30- 13:00 Theory, talks, and embodiment practices
- 13:00 - 14:30 Lunch
- 14:30 - 17:15 Theory, teachings, and embodiment practices
- 17:30 - 19:00 Evening practice
* Please note that the daily schedule and curriculum is subject to change depending on the needs of the group.
Who is it for?
Anyone interested in deepening their personal studies and/or for starting to teach yin yoga with confidence and care in the Embodied Flow™ methodology.
With homework and online study you will qualify for a 100 hour certification (Embodied Yin) with Yoga Alliance.
Without homework, you will receive YECP 50 hours continuing education credits.
Dr. Scott Lyons is dedicated to teaching embodiment as a way of exploring human development, healing, growth and transformation. His deep passion is to integrate somatic practices, transpersonal inquiry and scholarly research into the creative and healing arts.
Scott is a Clinical Psychologist and Mind-Body Medicine practitioner who specializes in therapies for infants, youth and adults. He is a Certified Body-Mind Centering™ Teacher and Practitioner, Cranio-Sacral Therapist, Visceral Manipulation Therapist, Neuro-Developmental Therapist, Infant Developmental Movement Educator, Registered Movement Therapist and Educator, Trauma Therapist, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Thai Massage Practitioner, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Mindfulness-based Executive Coach, Experiential Anatomy/ Developmental Movement and Yoga Practitioner, and a 500-hour registered yoga teacher. Additionally he holds a BFA in Theater/Psychology, MFA in Dance/Choreography, MS in Clinical Psychology, and a PhD in Clinical Psychology and Mind-Body Medicine.
Scott is the co-creator of Embodied Flow™ and has had the privilege of teaching Embodied Flow™ and Body-Mind Centering™ workshops and trainings throughout the United States, Europe, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He was an adjunct professor at New York University from 2007-2010 where he co-taught the Viewpoints Studio with Mary Overlie. As an artist, Scott’s work has been performed at BAM, Symphony Space, Dance New Amsterdam as well as theaters throughout the United States and Europe.
Foundational to Scott’s teaching is the principle that we can, through intention, expand our capacity to meet and be met. In this way, we can offer the profound gift to our self, others and the environment of being heard, seen, and feeling felt at a cellular level.