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Yin Yoga Meridian Main Practice (1 - 5 July 2020) & Yin Yoga Lecture (Understanding the Energy body based on Daoist View) (4 July; 1.30 pm - 2.30 pm)

1 - 5 July
2.3pm - 4.00pm
 
Yin Yoga Meridian Main Practice
 
This is a practice based on ancient China's energy movement such as Qigong and Taiji. The fundamental principles of any energy movement is proper breathing and relaxation of the body. In this practice, we will build the practice based on the meridian opening sequence to come into the main practice where fundamental poses that activate higher circulation and stronger grounding of the qi. Upward movement of Qi (known as prana vayu in Ayurveda) is controlled by the arms and shoulder movement. 

Therefore, deeper work on the upper body is required to activate the lungs, heart and pericardium meridians. The awakening or spring-board of upward movement lies in the side body, known as Shao Yang. This requires work along the lateral line of fascia connection and involves poses that activate the side body. This main practice is to consolidate the energy that first created the circulation of qi (in the opening sequence). The poses will require a longer amount of time in each. Therefore, the nature of this work is more quieting and stillness. The demand from breathing is also higher for longer holding of poses. The series will close with major forward bends for deep consolidation of energy.
 
4 July (Sat)
1.30pm - 2.30pm


 
Yin Yoga Lecture - Understanding the Energy body based on Daoist View

Ancient Chinese Yogis; Daoist Master; has a view that life is supported by Jing, Qi & Shen (known as Three Treasures). It is a combination of both physical material and consciousness. Sometimes, we also simply divide the Three Treasures into Xing & Ming. Xing is our true nature and it deals with our primordial mind that is not tainted by post nature thoughts. Ming depicts our body that has come into being and taken the flow of life events due to our contact with our environment and people around us. Ming is a fatalistic view on life. You can even compare this with the concept of Karma in Indian philosophy.  
 
This movement of life lies in the expression of our body, but it is the qi that propels the expression of life. Therefore, the fear of death is always in us because that stops the expression of ourselves. What we fail to understand is, we are not limited by the body and the body is not our limitation. The body and organs are houses of our energies. It is the Qi that provides the ability for the body to move. Having a body does not mean one can express anything. For example, a death body has a body and organs within...what can that body do?
 
There are various systems of meridians that we need to understand in order to work the energy body. In general, the 12-Meridian System is an application for treatment of diseases and 8-Meridian System is for internal cultivation of energy. Therefore, we need to know the differences and connection between the two in order for us to manipulate into our meridians. In this lecture, I will be giving you a map on the Daoist energy channels residing within and their significance on removing diseases, improving breathing capacity and stillness of the mind. I will also compare the views between Daoist energy body and Kundalini view in Tantra, to provide you with a deeper appreciation between the two systems of practices. This lecture is important for anyone who would like to go deep into their own cultivation to achieve high experience of yoga.
 
Price
 
All 5 sessions & Lecture (1 - 5 July; 3pm - 4.30pm) (include FREE Q & A on 5 July; 4.30pm - 5.30pm)
Usual Price: $130
Early Bird: $110 (by 29 June 2359hrs)
 
All 5 sessions (include FREE Q & A on 5 July; 4.30pm - 5.30pm)
Usual Price $100
Early Bird $90 (by 29 June 2359 hrs)
 
Individual daily session (3pm - 4.30pm) / Lecture (4 July; 1.30pm - 3pm)
Usual: Price $30 
Early Bird: $20 (by 29 June 2359hrs)
 

Event

Event Date 01-Jul-2020
Event End Date 05-Jul-2020
Cut off date 05-Jul-2020
Location Zoom

Yin Yoga Immersion II (Backbends, Squatting & Meridian Opening) (8 - 12 July 2020) & Yin Yoga Lecture (The Chinese Meridian Theory & Five Elements) (11 July; 1.30 pm - 2.30 pm)

 
8 - 12 July 2020
2.30 pm - 4.00 pm
 
Yin Yoga Immersion II (Backbends, Squatting & Meridian Opening)
 
This is an immersion to consolidate all the practices from backbends, qigong standing, squatting and meridian opening sequence. It is a good time to review all the practices which you have attended over the last three zoom sessions. The sequencing will reveal how each part of the practice is formed to become a coherent practice moving towards an energy based practice. It will be more challenging than the first Immersion. So students who want to join this 5-day will need to have a good foundation on the last three zoom meetings. There will be additional new poses that will complement the last three zoom meetings.
 
For those who want to obtain a certificate for Immersion in the future, the completion of the full 5-day is essential. 
 
How to obtain your immersion certification?
1. Students who accumulate 3 Immersions practices
2. 30-hours of basic classes via live online classes or purchase of recordings
3. 8 hours of private classes (one-on-one teaching online)
4. Lectures on Yin Yoga 
    - 7 common mistaken views on Yin Yoga
    - Historical Connection between Yoga from China & India
    - The Three Principles and Functions of Yin Yoga
 

  
11 July (Sat)
1.30 pm - 2.30 pm
 
The Chinese Meridian Theory  & Five Elements
 
This is an important lecture for anyone who like to understand the concept of Yin-Yang balance and harmony in the body. The Taji is splited into Yin and Yang in post-heaven and the expression of this moment is explained in the concept of chinese five element theory. To be more accurate of this presentation, we should discuss five moment of energy changes instead of its elemental construct. The element is a symbolic representation of the nature of energy prescribed to it. 
 
The chinese meridian theory can be compared to ayurveda's nadis & mamar points system. The meridians are connections of different energy points that bypass various cross-section of the body as well as specific organs. In this way, they carry both blood and qi to various sections of the body. In is important for us to improve the circulation of the energy in the meridians. These meridians are grouped into five elements and they have multi-facets implication structurally, energetically and psychologically. 
 
We shall discuss how to use the understanding of meridians to improve our practice.
 
Price
 
All 5 sessions & Lecture (8 - 12 July; 2.30pm - 4.00pm) (include FREE Q & A on 12 July; 4.00pm - 5.00pm)
Usual Price: $130
Early Bird: $110 (by 6 July 2359hrs)
 
All 5 sessions (include FREE Q & A on 12 July; 4.00pm - 5.00pm)
Usual Price $100
Early Bird $90 (by 6 July 2359hrs)
 
Individual daily session (2.30pm - 4.00pm) / Lecture (11 July; 1.30pm - 2.30pm)
Usual: Price $30 
Early Bird: $20 (by 6 July 2359hrs)
 

Event

Event Date 08-Jul-2020
Event End Date 12-Jul-2020
Cut off date 12-Jul-2020
Location Zoom

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Online Education

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Yin Yoga for Digestion and Nutrition

How should we eat to maintain good health? Besides looking at the nutrition value of food, it is the idea of a life-force diet. This is a way of eating to feed the body with food that are bio-active. In this workshop, we will discuss the Yin & Yang of food, how to bring more nutrition to our diet and how we can have a keen eye to choose food that has more life-force in them.
 
Jointly facilitated by Mr Wong Kee Yew, our nutrition advisor from The Veg School and Mr Victor Chng, Yin Yoga teacher, join us in learning more about this fascinating topic.

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About Victor Chng

Victor first encountered yoga while working and found it a good way of relieving stress. He decided to deepen his yoga practice by exploring Chinese Mahayana Buddhism under a Yogacara master.

Finding that he enjoyed yoga, Victor consulted a yoga guru to deepen his knowledge of yoga through teaching training courses and workshops. Victor devoted four years between 2000-2004 to study various styles of yoga. He also went to India to meet students of Krishnamarchya in Chennai to study yoga philosophy and classical vinyasa.

The turning point in Victor’s yoga practice was when he met Paul Grilley, the founder of Yin Yoga, at an Anatomy for Yoga class in 2002. Intrigued by the practice of Yin Yoga, Victor began teaching Yin Yoga in 2006. He went to further deepen his study at residential training programs in San Francisco in 2007 and 2009 and committed to teach Yin Yoga around the world.

His teaching today is inspired by ancient Chinese philosophies such as The Yellow Emperor Sutra, I-Chng and Lao-Tzu and is a fusion of classical Indian dance, Taiji, Chi-gung and martial arts. By stimulating the meridian energy lines in the body, this fusion of movements go beyond the muscular-skeletal level to cultivate energy instead of depleting the body.

Victor’s teaching adheres to the three foundational principles of Yin Yoga
(1) Grounding
(2) Holding
(3) Relaxation

You may contact Victor at [email protected].