Teacher trainings in person and online
An out of the ordinary experience
Embodied Yin yoga invites us to explore our multidimensional capacities for healing by listening and sensing with the whole body-mind. It increases awareness of our mind-body connection in each dimension and through different somatic approaches, intuitive movement, classical nondual Tantra, Chinese medicine and Yin yoga, opens up space by helping to release limitations.
In Yin Yoga we create gentle (sometimes more dynamic) long held postures and practices with an attitude of Maitri, loving kindness. The poses stimulate energy flow in meridians, energy channels, and restore, rewire and replenish our nervous system.
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Traditional Chinese Medicine is rooted in the ancient philosophy of Taoism and dates back more than 2,500 years.
TCM includes many different practices, including acupuncture, moxa (burning an herb above the skin to apply heat to acupuncture points), Cupping, Chinese herbal medicine, tui na, dietary therapy, and tai chi and qi gong.
“Chinese cosmology suggests that life’s movement is like a spinning ball on a flowing river, a tide of wind and water, a vortex revolving while rhythmically contracting and expanding ( Yin-Yang ) as we are carried along by the currents of Tao”- Harriet Beinfield
In Traditional Chinese Medicine the human body is considered a miniature version of the larger, surrounding universe. Tao is a composite of everything, the intrinsic order of all things. The way we interact with Tao, with nature, is described by Yin-Yang and the Five Elements/Phases.
In the universe the harmony between two opposing yet complementary forces, yin and yang, supports wellbeing and happiness. Disease results from an imbalance between these forces. The Five elements, or Five Phases: water, wood, fire, earth and metal, symbolically represent all creation and phenomena. The relationships between these elements explain the functioning of the body, how it changes during disease and how to best ensure that Qi (pronounced chee), blood and body fluids that are the most important fundamental substances necessary for life, continue to flow through the body, maintaining health.
Water | Kidneys
Everything starts from water. In this Yin phase of gestation, of movement in stillness, of truth, Nature as her and as you, finds the wisdom of the in-between.
No coming, no going, just Being.
To deeply dive into the essence of existence and to find what it means, is what is needed for creation.
It is essential to the Life you are meant to experience.
To create and experience fully.
Wood | Liver
The Wood Phase is seen in birth, in new life bursting forth, excited and with tremendous potentiality.
This is the most yang phase. It is expansive, determined and driven, risky even!
In this phase of growth, when balanced, we find our smooth flow of all our resources and evenness of emotions, our vision is clear and we express our true nature clearly.
The force moves upward and outward out into the world!
Fire | Heart
The peak of the Yang phase corresponds to Fire.
The Heart is considered the ruler. It is all-knowing and ever-present, sharing its wisdom unconditionally for the good of the whole, when balanced.
It is fulfilment: the total expression and integration of our being, the full extent of our expansion, maturation, and development.
The Heart holds and envelops the Spirit, the Shen.
Spirit in Chinese medicine connotes the totality of the person’s life force at any given moment and represents the complete outward expression of the Qi through the personality.
This is where we take space and step into that space in the world.
Earth | Spleen
Our “ripening,” the stage during which we luxuriate in our maturity, corresponds to the Earth Phase.
Gathering and holding together is the dominion of Earth.
Like Mother Earth, the Spleen is the constant provider, the hearth around which the body gathers to renew itself.
By providing nourishment, Qi, and Blood, the Spleen holds the fabric of the body together and upright, maintaining the integrity and position of flesh, blood vessels, and organs.
Unification is the guiding principle here.
Metal | Lungs
It is time for eliminating what is unnecessary, storing up only what is needed. The return to more Yin, but still Yang phase.
Flow (yang) in the container (yin).
what is meant to stay will stay and what is meant to leave will leave.
Nothing is lost though.
Transmutation is the guiding principle in Metal, where perfection of form and function is searched for.
Derived from the earth, it is a pure substance generated by a process of reduction.
Turning base metals into gold, this Phase represents the transformation of the gross materials of nature into pure “essence.”
Yin yoga is one of the greatest eye opener inwards, towards our limitless spirit that manifests as our bodymind and soul.
In these Yang infused times,
Yin helps us to stop.
To be able to start again.
All our trainings are registered with Yoga Alliance. We are a RYS200 and RYS500 School. This is important because as you would want to evolve as a teacher and study with other great teachers/facilitators in the world, you will sometimes need to have the registration. We want to be inclusive and offer this option for registration to our students.
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Online training & immersion
Want to become a Yin yoga teacher of the NOW?
With deeply rooted understanding of the tradition, non dual Tantra, somatics and Embodied anatomy among others things?
Hungry for cutting edge knowledge and embodiment of yourself in movement and stillness and then share it with others?
Embodied Yin™ teacher training is for anyone to embark on a journey towards becoming a yin yoga teacher/facilitator (If you haven’t completed a foundational yoga teacher training, you wont be getting a certificate to teach just yet) OR anyone already teaching yoga/movement/dance etc. but aspire for more tools and a more embodied way of facilitating. You can also join to deepen your studies, if teaching is not in the books just yet.
The 50-hour “out-of-the-box” Yin Yoga teacher training provides a comprehensive study into the philosophy and methodology of Embodied Yin Yoga.
Topics and practices include asana (Embodied yin yoga), use of Props and assists, embodied and experiential anatomy, pranayama, mantra, meditation, Chinese medicine and Taoism and the foundations of non-dual Tantrik philosophy.
More specifically we will dive into:
Chinese medicine in relation to Yin yoga (the five Phases/elements theory and Meridians)
Qigong, Shiatsu, movement therapy
Embodied experiential anatomy and energetics
Trauma sensitivity in yoga
Taoism and Classical Non-dual Tantra (not Neo tantra)
In-depth study and understanding of the main yin poses+ some unconventional poses
Explorations into Embodied Flow , Body-Mind Centering and other somatic practices
Tools for self-healing
The power of Touch- and what that power means + different ways to use props and give some healing assists
The power of holding space
and much more!
With a focus on the process of self-inquiry, self-discovery and transformation, students will deepen their own journey in Yoga, particularly in Embodied Yin yoga, while preparing to lead others on the path with skill and authenticity.
I have always felt a lot. Felt a lot, and felt: yes, I must be from this world since I'm here, but I know, sense and feel that there is so much more to it than meets the eye. So I turned my eyes inward, my ears inward. I felt the silence of my bones, saw the inner landscapes of my living, heard the echoes of my ancestors’ voices. I started remembering, and I dropped in.
I let things flow.
Satu has been teaching almost 20 years and is known for her very unique, otherworldly and authentic transmission. Borrowing the words of one of her students: " Satu`s classes leave you with "what the hell just happened?". Its beyond yoga, its a LIFE a LOVE a REALIZATION class”.
She is an experienced yoga teacher (ERYT500) with more than 10000 teaching hours under her belt, Embodied Flow™ senior teacher, Passionate Tantrika, a teacher training facilitator since 8+ years, Creator of Embodied Yin™ and Co-creator of Embodied Flow™ Yin program and a Reiki Master, soon to be a movement therapist. More info www.satu.yoga