Creating Balance – Sequencing a Yang + Yin Class
with Jenna Switzer and Stéphane Ippersiel
February 23-25, 2018

For ALL Yoga Teachers and Students!

Yang + Yin Yoga blends two styles of yoga into one practice to combine the benefits of  dynamic sequences and standing postures with more passively held yoga poses.

Yang is the masculine principle – light, active, outward, moving, hot, retrospective. Yang Yoga builds on these principles and through traditional asana based practices helps us to strengthen and tone the body, improve flexibility and circulation, increase stamina, synchronize movement with breath, and remove tension and obstacles in the body to allow the breath and prana to flow.

Yin is the feminine principle – passive, receptive, reflective, cool, and introspective.  Yin Yoga builds on these principles and helps to stimulate the meridians (energy channels) bringing balance to the organs in the body, improve flexibility and joint mobility, calm and balance the mind and body and reduce stress and anxiety.  Yin yoga also works deeply on the connective tissues (fascia, tendons and ligaments).

In traditional yoga, this pair of complementary approaches is known as abhyasa (practice) and vairagya (dispassion). Together we will explore the combination of vigorous (yang) and passive (yin) postures to create balance in our personal practice and teaching.

Dates and Times

The course is held over 3 days, Friday, February 23 to Sunday, February 25, 2018.

The hours each day are:

  • Friday, February 23, 2018: 1 pm to 7:00 pm
  • Saturday, February 24, 2018: 11:30 am to 6:30 pm
  • Sunday, February 25, 2018: 11:30 am to 6:30 pm

Periodic breaks provided.


This 20-hour course is designed for yoga teachers and experienced yogis who want to understand the benefits of a mixed Yang + Yin class and practice, who want to explore the possibilities of Yang  + Yin, and who want to develop creative sequences for well-balanced classes and their own personal practice.

The training covers the following areas:

  • Anatomy and bio-mechanics
  • Meridian theory
  • Yin and Yang
  • The relativity of alignment
  • Principles of sequencing
  • Incorporating different tools and techniques to yoga teaching (Yoga Tune-Up®, Gong)

Build upon your knowledge and learn how to guide yogis through a practice that taps into their physical, causal and astral bodies, a practice that charges them up energetically, opens them up physically and gently brings them to a place of peaceful surrender.

Course Materials

Booklet and training certificate.

Your Teachers – Jenna Switzer and Stéphane Ippersiel

Ottawa Yoga Instructor Jenna
Ottawa Yoga Teacher

Cost and Registration

$550.00 per person.

Register before December 31, 2017, for a SAVINGS of $55.00 for $495.00 per person.

Refunds, minus a $300.00 + HST Administration Fee, are available up until five (5) days before the starting date. No refunds or credits will be provided after that time.

Prior certification to teach yoga is not a prerequisite. For 200 hour certified Yoga Teachers the credits for this course can be applied towards a 500 hour certification and is eligible for CEUs (20 hours) with Yoga Alliance.

Minimum Registration: 12 students
Maximum Registration: 24 students