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Teacher Training

100-Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training (I) – Meridians & Functional Anatomy with Nicky Hadjithoma

19 October-1 November Starstreet Precinct – Wan Chai

This Yin Yoga Teacher Training is a comprehensive study programme designed for teachers and practitioners interested in understanding the essential theory behind Yin Yoga, including the groundbreaking anatomic theory behind skeletal variation, the functional approach to yoga, Taoist philosophy and the energetic principles rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

Each day will begin with an experiential Yin Yoga practice, allowing students to immerse themselves fully in this holistic practice whilst offering insights into the various ways to theme and sequence a Yin Yoga class. We will dive deep into the fundamentals of TCM, Meridian Theory and how to harmonise the flow of Qi in the body, inviting us to explore the deeper layers of this slow, subtle, yet profound practice.

In the functional anatomy component of this training, we will study bone morphology, particularly looking at skeletal variation of the hips. Interactive anatomy labs will be set up for students to carry out range-of-motion tests to analyse anatomical variations and individual biomechanics. From there, we will unpack Paul Grilley’s 14-10-7 method and learn how to apply a functional approach to our Yin Yoga practice, helping to make yoga safer, more effective, and inclusive for all.

To support the theoretical lectures and discussions, teaching labs will provide the opportunity to skilfully apply these functional principles into practising and teaching individualised yoga. This is a highly engaging, educational, and thought-provoking training that will not only deepen your appreciation for Yin Yoga, but also change the way you practise and teach forever – leaving you with a thirst to understand even more about human variation and how it applies to all styles of yoga. Graduates of this Yin Yoga teacher training will leave with the knowledge and skills to sequence and teach a thoughtful and competent functional Yin Yoga class to all levels.

This training will include:
- Yin Yoga Theory & Practice
- Meridian Theory (Traditional Chinese Medicine)
- Applied Yoga Anatomy (Hips)

This is a Yoga Alliance accredited training. Students who complete the full workshop will receive a YA approved 100-hour certificate from Yintelligence School of Yin & Functional Yoga.

This module is part of a 300-hour Yin and Functional Yoga certification, which is divided into five specialty modules. Upon graduation of each individual module, students may add the relevant hours towards their Continuing Education (CE) with the Yoga Alliance or accumulate these hours towards Yintelligence’s 300-hour certification.

Module 1: 100-Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training: Meridians & Functional Anatomy
Module 2: 60-Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training: Myofascial Release, MyoYin & Spine Anatomy
Module 3: 60-Hour Functional Yoga Teacher Training: Hatha/Vinyasa & Shoulder Anatomy
Module 4: 40-Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training: Meditation & Chakra Theory
Module 5: 40-Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training: Philosophy & The Art of Self-Enquiry

Module 1 is the foundation for all other modules. It is therefore strongly recommended to take Module 1 first. Modules 3-5 will be launched at PURE Yoga Hong Kong in early 2025. Dates will be announced in Summer 2024. For the full curriculum outline, please visit the Yintelligence website:

A) Yin Yoga Theory & Practice
• Learning Model: Shravana, Manana, Nididhyasa
• History of Yin Yoga
• The Theory of Exercise
• Three Layers of a Joint
• Tension & Compression Theory
• Aesthetic vs Functional Yoga Practice
• Sutras for Functional Yoga (Paul Grilley’s 14-10-7 Model)
• Detailed Analysis of 5 Yin Yoga Archetypes
• Analysis of Classic Yin Yoga Poses
• Prop Usage in Yin Yoga
• Modifications and Safety in Yin Yoga
• How to Teach Functional Yin Yoga
• Creative Yin Yoga Sequencing & Theming
• Incorporating Meridian Theory into Yin Yoga
• Teaching Practicum & Feedback

B) Meridian Theory – TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine)
• Fundamentals of TCM
• History of TCM
• Yin Yang Philosophy
• TCM Viscerals (Zang Fu)
• Theory of Qi
• The Three Treasures
• The Four Vital Substances
• Meridian Pathways & Circuit Flow
• Meridian Functions & Dysfunctions
• Meridians and Organ System Health
• Meridians and Emotional Health
• Hand and Foot Meridian Points
• Five Element Theory
• TCM Lifestyle & Diet
• Meridian Drawing & Tapping
• Meridian Clock
• Meridian Nidra

C) Applied Yoga Anatomy (Hips)
• Hip Anatomy 101
• Physiology and Kinesiology
• Skeletal Variation & Individual Biomechanics
• Functional Anatomy Lab
• Analysis of Yin Yoga Poses

Date: 19 October-1 November 2024 (23 & 28 October are rest days)
This is a two-week intensive training, with two rest days included.
Morning Session: 8:00am-12:00pm
Afternoon Session: 1:30pm-5:00pm

Interested students must: 
• Have a deep desire to learn and personally explore the deeper dimensions of yoga
• Have a minimum of 6 months of regular yoga practice
• Be free of major injuries going into the programme
• Be fully committed and understand that 100% full attendance is required
• Be willing to forgo most other personal or professional commitments for the duration of the programme

Nicky Hadjithoma

Nicky Hadjithoma is a renowned international senior Yin Yoga teacher and the founder of Yintelligence School of Yin & Functional Yoga.

As the Primary Lead Assistant to Jo Phee, Nicky personally apprenticed under her mentor for close to a decade, becoming one of the few trainers worldwide to be fully endorsed to teach the Paul Grilley method.

With over ten years of full-time teaching experience, Nicky’s knowledge in Yin and Functional Yoga has been gained from teaching thousands of hours of public classes to a diverse mix of students.

Nicky’s yoga journey began in 2007 when seeking a path away from her troubled youth. Over time, her practice has given her the inner strength and resilience to deal with the complexities of life, help manage her challenges with anxiety and depression, and support her long-term addiction recovery. Through first-hand experience, Nicky knows yoga to be a powerful tool of personal transformation.

Her teachings are informed by a keen interest in Western anatomy, Eastern philosophy and psycho-spiritual development. She weaves together scientific research with her own insights and personal experience to offer various integrated practices and methodologies that enliven students to embark on their own healing path and support those around them.

Alongside her long-term mentorship, Nicky has had the privilege of studying with some of the world’s leading teachers in the fields of Yin Yoga, anatomy, mindfulness, psycho-emotional and Compassionate Inquiry, including Paul Grilley, Sarah Powers, Bernie Clark, Joe Barnett, Josh Summers, Biff Mithoefer, Tara Brach, Jack Kornfield, Tiffany Cruikshank, Sat Dharam and Gabor Maté, to name just a few.

The specialised Yintelligence curriculum is developed around Nicky’s areas of expertise in applied functional anatomy (skeletal variation and individual biomechanics) to encourage accessibility and inclusivity in the yoga community, as well as the power of Yin Yoga to cultivate emotional intelligence and foster resilience to support psycho-emotional and spiritual growth.

In 2021, Nicky moved back to Europe and stepped into the role of a travelling teacher trainer and currently travels between Asia, Europe and the Middle East offering both online and in-person the full Yintelligence teacher training syllabus.

Full Training:
Supe Early-Bird Price (limited to the first 5 registrants): HK$16,199
Early-Bird Price: HK$17,325 (ends 19 September)
Regular Price: HK$19,058

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• Early-Bird Price: Applications to be sent in on or before 19 September 2024.
• Regular Price: Applications to be sent in starting 20 September 2024.

• No refund or credit will be given for cancellations starting 19 September 2024.
• All refunds are subject to a 10% processing fee that will be deducted from your refund.
• A refund (only for medical and emergency reasons) must be made within 3 days with a valid proof after the event finishes.

Special Offer from nood food
10% off all nood food items or $5 off for all nood cold-pressed juices for all yoga event registrants on dates of the workshop.

Special Offer from KURIOS
15% off on all KURIOS regular-priced products for all yoga event registrants on dates of the workshop.

To register, please contact any PURE Yoga studio or see reception.

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