35-hour Teacher Training

Yin & Elements Part 2

Activating the elements

Certified by TYP & Yoga Alliance

Location: 17th & 18th June at The Study Society, Barons Court. 1st & 2nd July at The Light Centre, Monument
Dates: 17th, 18th June & 1st, 2nd July
Times: 09:00 - 18:30
Faculty: Jamie Clarke

£790 full price / £625 Early Bird until 1st April 2023.

Upon completion of hours, students will receive 35hrs TYP Advanced/Inner Work Level- Yin Training Certification, which contributes to your Yoga Alliance, registered RYT 500 accreditation.

Yin & Elements (Part 2) Overview 

Distinct from the essences of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), this course focuses on the elements of the ancient Tantric Chakra model. As such, we will focus on the lower four energetic centres, addressing; Earth, Water, Fire and Air.

Grounding in the practices of Yin Yoga and using other disciplines of Chakra meditation, breath-work & pranayama, and Gestalt inquiry, our journey will weave together yogic practices, Eastern philosophy and Western transpersonal psychology.

Elemental Psychology

In this second part course, our focus of study will be we will focus on how each element can become weak or undeveloped. In this process we can inquire as to how elements that are weak can disrupt our emotions, our boundaries, our relationships and the circumstances of our lives. Thus our practice of work will be to strengthen these depleted essences towards balance and harmony.

Our scope of study will also assess an elements natural constitution relating it to Tantra’s yogic philosophy as well diving deeply into the transpersonal psychology of Carl G. Jung and his Cognitive Typology model. Both models of east and west compatibly map an elements orientation, behaviour, qualities and shadow aspects, which we can use to develop and heal.

Yin Yoga Practices

Each Yin practice will have an elemental theme, sequenced to activate and strengthen its essence towards balance and optimization. Practices will be taught functionally, relating to a Target Area approach, while observing the sensations of each element in each posture. 

By watching and listening to our experience in a Yin Yoga practice, we can appreciate the expression of our elemental qualities, which will support a deeper understanding of our own elemental constitution. The Yin practices will provide insight of our elemental imbalances, and provide a road map towards building sequences to practice and teach, for harmony and balance.

Elemental Applied Anatomy

To assist our practicing and teaching of Yin, there will be the theoretical anatomy framework and comparative range of motion highlights.  In this Part 2 experience the focus will be the spine and the upper body. Our analysis will awaken a students  understanding that our practicing and teaching approach should relate to our individual needs and abilities.

Combined with Meridian theory and how to use the Yin Yoga practice to work with our elemental constitution, this will give new tools and techniques towards a therapeutic approach of the practice 

Chakra Meditation & Breathing

Chakra meditation is known in spiritual adepts to be a advanced practice approach. Similarly breathing/ pranayama practices can be powerful and yet challenging. Students will be held through the progressive practices and supported with their arising phenomena, working with its embodiment, emerging synthesis and eventual integration.

Part 2 Subject Summary

  • Review of the Elemental Theory & Jung’s Cognitive Personality Model
  • Shadow of Element Analysis & Review
  • Focus on Introversion & Extroversion
  • Elemental Archaic Symbolism
  • Yin Elemental Practice Methodology (Activation)
  • Jung Archetypal Philosophy & using the elements to heal
  •  Practice Methodology Activation (When to use poses with certain students)
  • Review of Academic Anatomy & Upper Body Anatomy
  • Applied Anatomy Upper Body: Seated Meditation, Spine, Shoulders, Arms and Neck.
  • Meridian Theory & the Emotional Meridians 
  • Design a Activating Yin Practice & Present
  • Share an Inferior/ Weak Element & Present
  • Gestalt Partner-work on our Inferior/ Weak Element
  • Chakra Meditation Theory and Practice
  • Further analysis and refined understanding on our Elemental Constitution


Why Yin Yoga to Transform?

Yin is a profound, internal practice, which develops interior awareness, harmonises the flow of energy within the body and practiced regularly, provides a bridge towards meaningful meditation.

As a transformation technique, its structured, functional approach provides a practical framework to bring into balance our weak or over compensated energies and supports deeper awareness into the realization of the essential Self.

Why This Course?

We all have characteristics and orientations as part of our Elemental constitution. 

This workshop will provide a map of where each student resonates, and is isolated from, their own optimal state- as relates to these ingredients. 

By understanding the inherent nature of the Tantric Elements, we can move towards relating them to ourselves and to our where we have imbalances. By accessing this insight through Yin Yoga, elemental philosophy and psychology, what is operating within our unconscious now becomes visible. Through practice and awareness, we can now start to move towards harmony and balance within our elemental Selves. 

Who is this course for?

This workshop would benefit dedicated practitioners and teachers of all styles of yoga. Students and teachers who have had at least 1 year experience will find the content particularly appropriate. Students should have some Yin Yoga experience in practicing and/or teaching and a developing interest in transpersonal psychology and Yogic philosophy.

Benefits of taking this course?  

  • Students will understand experientially a Functional approach practicing and teaching Yin Yoga.
  • Students will be given a comprehensive breakdown of the Yin Yoga poses and practices, as they relate to Elemental themes and guidelines.
  • Students will be given tools and techniques on how to teach Yin Yoga safely and skillfully.
  • Students will be given structural anatomy bone-by-bone comparisons of skeletal variation in accordance with the laws of tension and compression.
  • Students will be given a framework of Elemental Psychology supported by the Cognitive Typology model of Carl G. Jung
  • Students will awaken to their own Elemental constitutions and be given approaches and techniques on how to work to towards its strengthening and balance.

How can I prepare?

Please consider the following preparation for this course:

  • Experience and a regular practice in Yin Yoga is recommended
  • Some inner work experience and an orientation towards yogic, healing and therapeutic practices and disciplines
  • TYP’s Live & On-Demand courses (Foundation, Advanced & Inner Work Level) are great experiences of preparation for this course.
  • 1-2 years of yoga as part of some disciplined practice is recommended
  • Read the pre-course reading material~ to be advised upon receipt of deposit

Typical Schedule

  • 9am Chakra Meditation and Breathing/ Pranayama
  • 9.45am Yin Elemental Practice
  • 11.00am Elemental Yin Academic Anatomy & Methodology
  • 12.00am Elemental Anatomy/ Skeletal Variation Analysis 
  • 1pm Lunch
  • 2pm Elemental Psychology Theory Review & Shadow
  • 3pm Elemental Combination Theory        
  • 4pm Elemental Partner-work & Gestalt
  • 5pm Second Yin Practice, Meditation and/ or Breathing
  • 6.30pm Close

Why Jamie Clarke?

Jamie Clarke is an accomplished yoga teacher of over 20 years. He is a master teacher Yin Yoga and applied anatomy with thousands of hours of training and teaching. He is licensed transpersonal psychology counsellor with an established client centric practice. His personal and preferred approach is through tantric disciplines and practices as well western transpersonal psychology. He has an MSc in Transpersonal Psychology from the University of London. For Jamie’s full bio, please go to ‘About Us’.

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