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Yin Yoga to Wake You Up Challenge

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Challenge Overview

Start your mornings with Yin Yoga to Wake You Up, a feel-good program that's designed to inspire you for the day ahead.

Sign up for this five-day experience, and each day you'll get a new 20-minute class delivered via email. Every class is themed around specific energetic and physical benefits such as easing into the day with quiet forward folds, enlivening your body and mind through backbends, and more. Throughout this experience, you'll target all of the major muscle groups and joints—relieving sluggishness and tension throughout your whole body. You'll also get daily doses of yin-spiration through illuminating poetry and book excerpts.

This is an ideal way to get going before you grab that first cup of coffee or tea!

Certificate of completion

3 CEU’s Upon Completion

Self Paced Learning

Challenge Outline

5 Days to complete

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Section 1
  • This yin yoga class features backbends and deep stretches for the quads and other hip flexors. You'll practice praying mantis, dragon pose, saddle (or sphinx), a gentle supine twist, and then conclude in savasana. Leave the mat feeling open, energized, and ready for your day.
Section 2
  • This yin yoga class is designed to stretch the lower back, sides of the body, and hamstrings. You'll practice half butterfly (or a variation of it) and a supine twist (or a variation of it) and then relax in savasana. Take this time to quiet your mind and ease into your day.
Section 3
  • This yin yoga class begins with kapalabhati (a warming breath practice), then moves into hip-opening forward folds. You'll practice square pose, a wide-legged forward fold, and child's pose, and then finish with a restful savasana. Use these inward-moving practices to clarify your mind and head into your day with more confidence.
Section 4
  • This yin yoga class is designed to release tension in your shoulders and ease lower back discomfort. You'll practice folded wings, starfish, seal (or sphinx), and a gentle supine twist, and then rest in savasana. Let these heart-opening poses elevate your mood so that you can start your day with positivity.
Section 5
  • This yin yoga class includes inner thigh and hamstring releasing forward folds. You'll practice waterbug pose, caterpillar pose, and a gentle supine twist, and then conclude in savasana. As you practice, Corina invites you to soften goal-oriented thinking and simply allow your experience to unfold.

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Meet Your Teacher

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Corina Benner
Corina Benner, Director of Wake Up Yoga, wholeheartedly believes that the ancient practice of yoga perfectly... Read more

Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely, you can include this challenge in your Yoga Alliance training hours, with each hour equivalent to one continuing education credit.
This challenge is entirely self- paced, allowing you to learn at your convenience.There are no imposed deadlines or time constraints for Challenge completion.
No prerequisites are required; this challenge is open to anyone interested in deepening their knowledge and practice.
No, the challenge is accessible to all individuals interested in enriching their understanding and practice of yoga.Yoga teaching certification is not a prerequisite.

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