This program is designed for yoga practitioners of all levels, who are genuinely interested in deepening their personal practice and improving their health and wellbeing through Nature’s wisdom. This program is also designed for yoga teachers that wish to learn the Elemental approach of Chinese Medicine applied to the Yin Yoga practice.

All times are in Central European Time

Oct 30th – Saturday

11:00 – 13:00: Yin Yoga Practice

13:00 – 13:15: Break

13:15 – 13:40: Introduction

13:40 – 16:00: Lecture on Metal Element

16:00 – 17:30: Yin Yoga Practice

Oct 31st – Sunday

11:00 – 12:45: Yin Yoga Practice

12:45 – 13:00: Break

13:00 – 14:15: Asana Clinic

14:15 – 14:30: Q&A and Closing

What will you need
Good internet and Zoom App
Yoga Mat
1 tennis ball or similar
We will use props during the practices, such as cushions, bolsters, and blocks. You can use things you have at home: big bath towels rolled up together for bolsters, a stack of books for blocks, and a few pillows/cushions from your couch/bed.
Notebook and pen if you wish to take notes
This course counts for 10 hours towards Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Program for 200/300/500 hours Registered Yoga Teachers. (Only for those that participate LIVE on the workshop).

The Teachers
Marcela Mota – Yoga Teacher Trainer
Will be guiding the Yin Yoga practices and Asana Clinic
Read More about Marcela

Tobias Tang – Chinese Medicine Practitioner
Will be leading classes on Chinese Medicine and Metal Element
Read More about Tobias

Yin Yoga & Metal Element – Clarity & Presence – RECORDING


Yin Yoga & Metal Element of Chinese Medicine

Online Weekend Workshop 
with Marcela Mota & Tobias Tang

During this training you will learn about the 5 Elements of Nature, according to Chinese Medicine, diving deeper into the Metal Element, associated with the Autumn season. We will look at its main characteristics, related organs, energy pathways, yoga poses, acupressure points and associated emotions.

You will also learn how to apply this knowledge into your Yin Yoga practice, ​exploring the poses that support this Element, so that you can tap into your own healing powers and bring balance to body, mind and self.​ We will break down the Metal asanas, ​how to perform them safely, ​their modifications and the use of props.

Autumn is the time associated with the Metal Element when Nature is starting to descend and contract. It invites us to let go of that which no longer serves us and is in support of introspection, discernment and settling into ourselves. We might experience grief and sadness, a lack of self-worth or a weakened immune system when the Organs of the Metal Element, Lungs and Large Intestine are compromised. When balanced, this inward energy reaches out into the world through an expression of Gratitude, Acceptance and Clarity.

So come join us on this 10 hours online workshop and receive the tools you need to gracefully transition into this season and become the alchemist of your own life.