Yin Yoga for Spring with Sarah Manning

CPD Points: 3

When: 2-5pm – Sydney/Canberra/Melbourne, 12-3pm - Singapore/Perth, 4-7pm NZ, Sunday, 13 Sep 2020

Where: Online - Zoom

Member's Price: A$55 / Non-members: A$65
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Coming out of the still, dark, quiet nourishment of winter we emerge ready to move forward in life, planting seeds for the months to come and feeling the power of spring surging through us. A feeling of lightness, brightness, freshness, renewal, growth and expansion.  We look ahead to the future and make new plans, formulate new ideas, make decisions, determine our direction for the coming year and are full of expectation and hope.

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, WOOD is aligned with the Liver and Gall Bladder meridians, the element of WOOD is reflected in this burst of energy that arrives with the spring – when new branches appear on the trees, and new shoots push up through the ground. This is an expansive season that offers change after the stillness, and light after the dark

The emotion associated with the WOOD element is anger and frustration. This can be understood by the blocking of the movement forward – when there is obstruction to any movement, the outcome is frustration and anger.

When the Liver Qi is balanced, it allows us to feel, express and use that motivation and anger appropriately. The response to challenges is even handed and shows confidence and purposefulness. There is a sense of control, even in the most challenging situations. There is a great deal of confidence and an innate sense of authority. The virtues of harmonious Liver Qi are kindness, generosity, tolerance and forgiveness.


This spring energy workshop will:

  1. Apply Yin postures, breathing and visualisations within the spring theme
  2. Set intentions for the practice and renewed “state of being”
  3. Explain the 5 Element Theory with relation to sustaining and controlling
  4. Explain the Meridian paths of Liver and Gall Bladder
  5. Explain the Chinese and Yogic theory of energy
  6. Handout material for all that we do – physically and energetically

And with a spring-like optimism – bring balance to body and mind with a vibrant, expansive, positive energy.

Lecturer: Sarah Manning

Well known for her enthusiastic, educational and fun trainings for the IYTA Yin Yoga Programme, Sarah trained with the IYTA 25 years ago and has been teaching Hatha, prenatal, postnatal, back-care, yin, fertility yoga ever since. She works with the IYTA post diploma team creating and presenting workshops and trainings.  Her key focus is anatomy, safety and maximising the effect of yoga postures through energy awareness.

To attend this online workshop you will need:

  • a reliable internet connection
  • the ability to join a zoom meeting
  • this workshop is open to non-teachers as well as teachers