Chinese Medicine & Yin Yoga Workshops are now open for registration
This course is designed to equip practitioners with the basic knowledge of the meridian network system (经络系统) in our body. We will also explore the holistic principle of wellness of Chinese Medicine (整体观), such as the Yin-Yang (阴阳学说), 5 elements (五行学说), and Zang-Fu theories (藏象). Practitioners will get to understand the pathways of these meridians as the main transport system for chi-blood (气血) in the body, and when the system is disrupted, organs will not perform their functions and imbalance of the body arises. The course also seeks to allow practitioners to incorporate these knowledge in complementing and enhancing their yin practice. In addition, relevant acupoints and acupressure techniques will also be shared in each module. This 12-hour course consists of a total of 4 modules which can be taken in full, or on its own as individual. The course is taught in English with mandarin interpretation.(英文授课,中文口释)
Physician Goh You Li graduated from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Beijing University of Chinese Medicine Double Degree Programme in Biomedical Sciences and Chinese Medicine. She obtained her doctorate in Acupuncture-Moxibustion and Tuina in 2015. She is fortunate to be mentored under the grand disciple of imperial physician of late Empress Dowager Cixi. Her clinical interest is in nephrology and pain management. She believes in holistic approach in her care for her patients. Physician Goh practices yoga in her free time and is passionate on healthcare education.
Module 1: 2 Feb 2020, 9am-12pm >Overview of meridian system Module 2: 9 Feb 2020, 9am - 12pm >Understanding Liver & GallBladder meridians Module 3: 16 Feb 2020, 9am - 12pm >Understanding Spleen & Stomach meridians Module 4: 23 Feb 2020, 9am - 12pm >Understanding Kidney & Urinary Bladder meridians
The spine is the central vertebral column providing for mobility and integrity of the trunk. Many yoga poses, especially back bends and twists, require flexibility in our spinal joints that are largely influenced by skeletal and bone shape variations. Common conditions such as scoliosis, arthritis and 'slipped discs' may require modifications in yoga practice. This workshop aims to equip students with a clear understanding of spinal anatomy to learn how to work the spine safely in yin yoga. Students will also practise together a a guided Yin Yoga sequence that works the spine in a balanced way.
Bryan Ng is an Osteopathic physician experienced in the treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal pain and injuries. He is also a registered E-RYT 200 yoga instructor, having trained with A.G. Mohan and Sarah Powers. He runs his own private practice, The PainFree Clinic, at Novena Medical Center.
1 September 2019 | Sunday | 9am - 12pm at CT HUB2, Gepz Studio #10-73 ($96 per participant - CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP)
17 March 2019 | Sunday | 10am - 12.15pm at CT HUB 2, Gepz Studio
Mobility and integrity of the hip joints play an essential role in many yoga poses. When the hips are not moving well, undue stress tends to occur at the spine, knees and ankles. This workshop aims to guide yoga students on how to practice hip opening poses of Yin Yoga safely by understanding the basics of hip anatomy. At the workshop, you will learn about the hip joint anatomy (overview) and how range of motion is determined by individual bone shape and orientation. You will also learn how to practise yoga safely by understanding where restriction lies, functional versus aesthetic approach to alignment and the guiding principles of Yin Yoga. The workshop starts with a 1-hour lecture on hip anatomy, with a short break followed by a 1-hour practice of yin yoga focusing on hip opening poses.
Bryan Ng is an Osteopathic physician experienced in the treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal pain and injuries. He is also a certified yoga instructor, having trained with A.G. Mohan and Sarah Powers. He runs his own private practice, The PainFree Clinic, at Novena Medical Center.
9 December 2018 | Sunday | 10am - 12.30pm at CT HUB 2, Gepz Studio (#10-73) | $65 per participant
Mindfulness Meditation and Yin Yoga share a common approach to explore and experience the whole body, regardless of physical condition or level of fitness. With regular personal practice, we will develop deeper awareness and sensitivity to our bodies, working at limits of what we can do at any given moment. Expect to learn and experience practical aspects of self-care techniques at this workshop. We will share about the basics, benefits and science about Mindfulness Meditation and Yin Yoga, as well as teach popular and restorative techniques to improve awareness of our mind and body, and to unwind tensions held in the body.Jensen Ong (The Be.Live Practice) and Tan Cheen Chong (nowyourmind) will jointly lead this 2.5hr workshop.
14 October 2018 | Sunday | 10am - 12.30pm at CT HUB 2, Gepz Studio (#10-73) [No more places available. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for details and be placed on the wait list]
Fascia is a network of connective tissue that surrounds and includes your muscles – like scaffolding throughout your whole body. While the fibres of your body are supposed to slide easily over one another during movement, that’s not always exactly how it happens. Injuries or even simple repetitive actions such as hunching over computers can cause areas of tissues to thickened and inflamed, tugging on our fascial network. The fascia at these areas of constrictions starts to dehydrate, solidify which may result in restriction to body movement, strain and eventually pain.
In this 2.5-hour workshop, The Be.Live Practice Lead Teacher Jensen Ong will use a mix of theoretical concepts and practical hands-on sessions to introduce fascia and new ways of unravelling deeply held tensions in this connective tissue which greatly impacts our mobility. There will be plenty of practical, hands-on opportunities where Jensen will also share different release techniques coupled with Yin yoga principles and the use of myofascial release therapy balls and props. Workshop Fee : $65 per participant (with notes provided). Mats, blocks & other props will be provided during the practice.
Introduction to Yin Yoga (in Mandarin)
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Yin Yoga Retreat, Danang, Vietnam
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Myofascial Release Workshop
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Mindfulness Meditation & Yin Yoga Workshop
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Special Event : Diwali Yin
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