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Yin Yoga Foundational Teacher Training


Join Sonia Lennartz and Linda Shoyer for this weekend long training where you will explore deeper aspects of Yin Yoga, a complementary practice to the more dynamic and invigorating forms of exercise that are predominant today.  More than a regular class, we will learn key concepts of Yin that aim to cultivate a healthy body and mind as well as nurture the softer, slower, deeper parts of our being. Through long held poses, Yin yoga aims at stressing deeper tissues of the body and balancing our emotional and energy body.  In addition, we will also guide those that would like to teach Yin with specifics in modifications, anatomy of poses and creating class with music.  Geared toward teachers, but open to all.

The Yin Yoga Training Includes:

  • Lots of practice of the essential yin sequences experiencing the effects on the body,

  • Short practice teaching essential yin sequences with relevant modifications and adjustments,

  • The physiological effects of Yin Yoga on the connective tissue and joints,

  • Skillfully combining a Yin/Yang practice,

  • Appropriate use of props and music

Hours: Saturday 11:00am - 5:00pm and Sunday 8:00am - 2:00pm (breaks for lunch)

Cost is $175 (both days required for certification)


SONIA LENNARTZ  was introduced to Yoga in 2000, and was immediately drawn to the emotional and physical healing properties of this practice.  Her curiosity for the physical and energetic aspects of the body has led her to study with numerous teachers whose styles range from Ashtanga to Iyengar to Yin with instruction from Gabriel Halpern, Richard Freeman, Tim Feldman, Doug Keller, Jason Crandell, Bernie Clark, Paulie Zink, Sarah Powers, Gil Hadley and many others.  Her light hearted approach to teaching stems from the notion that life is serious but yoga doesn’t have to be.  She feels that our practice should not be rigid and dogmatic and that every body can practice some form of yoga.  She loves to infuse her classes with different flows and poses while inspiring her students to find the practice that fits their individual needs.  She achieved 500 hour certification in 2015.

Linda Shoyer, 500 Hour came to the practice of Yoga after a long journey which took her from a background of dance, teaching aerobics and strength training both in her native Philadelphia and in Charleston, where she has lived for the last 12 years. In April 2004, she completed her Teacher Training at Holy Cow Yoga and has enriched her life beyond expectation. Her interest lies in the benefits and practice of Gentle and Restorative Yoga for everyone, and she is pleased to have an opportunity to teach at Holy Cow Yoga Center.  

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