Engaged Yin Yoga & Metta with Sam Akers E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, CMT, MFRT

April 5-26, 2023

Pre-recorded + Live Zooms 4:00-5:00pm Pacific | 7:00-8:00pm New York 


Join Samantha Akers for a Free Talk "The Science of Joint and Tissue Behavior during Muscle Engagement vs Passive Stretching."


An information session on Sam's upcoming course Engaged Yin Yoga & Metta will follow the lecture.

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Engaged Yin Yoga & Metta with Sam Akers E-RYT500, C-IAYT, CMT, MFRT

A 25-Hour Training for Yoga Teachers and Interested Students

Join Sam for this fun and possibly mind altering training on her version of Yin Yoga. We will explore biomechanics, joint health and stability, science of stretching as well as loving kindness practices that compliment poses held for longer periods of time. In Sam’s studies with Tom Myers, Jules Mitchell and Doug Keller, she became curious about how she could bring Yin yoga back into the “safe and beneficial” realm of yoga. The way she has done this is to include engagement of the joints for those that are more mobile, actually using the practice to build strength and stability WHILE lengthening facial and the belly of the muscles. We will also explore body reading, looking at what each student may need in a pose to benefit and balance their current body structure and alignment and why. Sam loves science and discussion, as well as questioning our general beliefs about yoga and the body. 

Whats Included?

  • Yin Yoga Teacher Training Manual

  • 10 hours of pre-recorded content videos

  • Three pre-recorded Yin  Classes for practice

  • Metta Meditation Classes 

  • 4 Live Zoom classes on April 5, 12, 19, 26 2023 4-5pm Pacific California | 7:00pm-8:00pm New York (recordings available if you cant make the time)

  • 25 Continuing Education Credits with Yoga Alliance

  • Certificate upon successful completion for 25 hours of training in Yin Yoga & Metta Meditation

What You Will Learn

  • The science of a stretch and joint health

  • How to use Yin to regulate the nervous system.

  • Fascinating Fascia, what is it

  • The differences between Yin and Restorative Yoga

  • Incorporating ball rolling into Yin
  • Body reading, balancing the myofascial lines

  • Yin Yoga for the mobile body and for the “Viking” body and why

  • How to incorporate loving kindness meditation and breath work into Yin classes

  • Sequencing for the traditional Chinese meridians and seasons

  • Appropriate asana for EVERYbody in Yin

Cost: $497 USD

Please register by March 29 to be prepared for the first class on April 5.

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Marlo Drago

Sam’s soul oozes with love and gratitude and that spills over to her students. Her zest and love for what she does makes you feel safe, loved, and excited to delve into self-study. She taught me how to calm my mind, open my heart, and know that it will be OK. 


Melanie Gingerich

I came to Therayoga with some spinal injuries and associated back and hip pain, and took a restorative yoga class with Samantha. After 12 years of being a yoga student, it was such a wonderful surprise to be introduced to this wonderful type of healing yoga.  Samantha truly has a gift she empowers her students to take the best care of themselves!

About Samantha Akers

Samantha is a C-IAYT Certified Yoga Therapist, E-RYT 500 Yoga Instructor and Massages Therapist with an extensive background in structural anatomy and is a certified Massage Therapist, as well as a certified Hatha, Kundalini, and Kids yoga teacher. She has been practicing and teaching yoga since 1999. 

Sam's love of therapeutic yoga inspired her to open TheraYoga Studio, in Los Angeles Ca. From there she went on to develop the TheraYoga Method, which is not only a 200 and 300 hour teacher training, but also encompasses smaller trainings and workshops in Restorative Yoga, Mindfulness and Yoga for Special Conditions, Fascial Fitness in Asana and Yin Yoga.

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