Ascend: Yin Yoga Weekly Online Practice

Ascend: Online Yin Yoga with Rishi

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Yin Yoga Online Classes


Included with Your Yin Yoga Online Practice - monthly membership:


  • Weekly Yin Yoga video classes, repeat anytime
  • Meditations audio to accompany the video classes
  • Weekly support emails
  • Monthly Yin live Zoom video calls Q&A to further your practice
  • Daily Community-based, peer and teacher supported private Facebook Group

Develop a Balanced & Consistent Yin Yoga Practice; in your own home, at your own pace, on nearly any device


If you're a yoga student of any skill level these classes will:


  • I will teach you the Yin Yoga postures with correct and safe alignment
  • Explain briefly history of Yin Yoga and the reasons why Yin Yoga is so good for you
  • Provide you with Yin Yoga class videos so you can focus on your vitality, healing and relaxation
  • Give you practices that will help you to find more flexibility, and practices that will calm your mind and support you when under stress
  • These classes will help you to develop more body awareness
  • Discover about the meridians and acupressure points you can use for your health concerns
  • I will help you create your own home Yin Yoga sequences uniquely dependant on your body and health


If you're a yoga teacher these classes will:


  • Discover & ground your understanding of Yin Yoga
  • Give you more confidence to teach a basic Yin Yoga class
  • Give you the queing & language to explain the physical, energetic, and psychological benefits of Yin Yoga to your students
  • Offer new techniques and insights to share with your students including mindfulness, breath-work practices, and heart-based practices.
  • I will teach you all of the main meridians and major acupressure points you can use that relate to Yin Yoga as a practice
  • I will offer you nurturing affirmations & meditations you can use for self care & teachings

Rishi is teaching online Yin Yoga you can do anywhere with his new program, Ascend: Yin Yoga Weekly Online Practice


Rishi is an Ayurvedic Practitioner who graduated from the prestigious California College of Ayurveda Ayurveda massage (abhyanga), Shirodhara and Svedana Training Course , has also studied in India and with Masters Degree in Consciousness Studies & Ayurvedic Science from NEITC.


A U.S. Marine Corps veteran, Rishi is a teacher of Iyengar, Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Yin Yoga. He has studied in Mysore, India with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois's family at the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute and Acharya V. Sheshadri. His background and training includes over 2,000 hours of formal Yoga Teacher Training, and has been exploring the psychology of the mind - body connection to foster balance and equanimity, while deepening his passion for movement and contemplation to form his own constitution.


It is from this template that he leads a Yoga practice into a calm and focused style of instruction, allowing each student to fully access the practice. Yet, it is from a space of love and compassion that he works with others to bring Yoga into all areas of life as a vehicle for wellness, healing and personal transformation.


Deepen or begin your practice Yin Yoga at home

Are you looking to cultivate inspiration and grace in your teaching or practice? Are you seeking a deeper understanding of Yin Yoga within mindfulness?


These classes will support an intuitive and playful approach to Yin class sequencing, that helps you tap into your own experiences and use them in your home practice and teaching.


Have you tried Yin yoga yet? If you’re tired and craving energy, or you’re overstimulated with a racing mind, it might just be the answer.


My motivation for creating this program is to get everyone who hasn’t tried Yin yoga, or isn’t convinced of its benefits yet, to try it! Why? Because the feeling that you are left with after you have practised Yin yoga is amazing! 


Benefits of a regular Yin yoga practice:


  • Calms and balances the mind and body connection
  • Helps to reduce stress and anxiety
  • Increases circulation and detoxification
  • Improves flexibility & range of motion (ROM)
  • Releases fascia and improves tendon & ligament tensegrity
  • Balances the internal organs and improves the energy flow of chi or prana

The DNA of Yin Yoga

Yin yoga works on the yin tissues - also known as the connective tissues. Connective tissue responds best to a slow, steady load which is why we hold the poses for longer. If you gently stretch connective tissue by holding a yin pose for a long time in this way, the body will respond by making it a little longer and stronger - which is exactly what you want. Remember, the principle of exercise is to stress the tissue so the body will respond by strengthening it.


Different Yin yoga poses stimulate and remove blockages in the myofascial meridians in the body. This has the effect of balancing the body’s internal organs and systems. Different Yin yoga poses stimulate and remove blockages in the myofascial meridians in the body. This has the effect of balancing the body’s internal organs and systems. Yin yoga requires the muscles to relax around the connective tissue in order to get a stretch.

What is Yin Yoga?

Yin yoga is based on the Taoist concept of yin and yang, opposite and complementary principles in nature. Yin is the stable, unmoving, hidden aspect of things; yang is the changing, moving, revealing aspect. In the body, the relatively stiff connective tissues (tendons, ligaments, fascia) are yin, while the more mobile and pliable muscles and blood are yang.


A Yin yoga class usually consists of a series of long-held, passive floor poses that mainly work the lower part of the body - the hips, pelvis, inner thighs, lower spine. These areas are especially rich in connective tissues. The poses are held for two up to five minutes, sometimes longer.


Yin yoga is for you if you are tired and craving energy or you’re over-stimulated and have too much energy; if your mind is overactive or your energy levels erratic.


We live in a world where we are bombarded with stimuli, stimuli that is available 24/7. It’s so easy to end up not switching off at all - to end up with a mind that is constantly busy processing all the information that’s thrown at it. Whether the information is good, valuable or rubbish, it doesn’t matter, the mind still needs to deal with it. The mind gets used to that amount of information and starts to crave stimuli if it becomes quiet.


So we end up browsing, looking for stuff; it doesn’t matter what, as long as we fill the gaps. Gaps we really should allow to stay empty to find some sort of downtime - for the mind to stop, unwind and for you to just be.


Any kind of dynamic form of yoga caters to this aspect of keeping ourselves busy. Although the mind may calm down as a result of the active exercise, we are still feeding the part of us that craves intensity and wants to be stimulated. We just happen to have found ourselves a healthier stimulus! I am not saying cut out the dynamic yoga, I just think it’s a good idea to also balance all the on-the-go aspects of life and a great way to do that is through Yin Yoga.

The Psychology of Yin Yoga


Becoming still in a pose and staying for a while creates those gaps that I was talking about earlier. Keeping the gaps empty creates the space for anything that wants to come up. Anxiety, happiness, sadness, boredom, for example. Anything you suppress with all the on-the-go busyness in your life. Yin yoga gives you the time and space to allow those feelings to be there. Emotions, thoughts, feelings you have kept in the shadows.


Generally speaking, during a Yin yoga class the teacher will encourage you to allow all those feelings to be there, but not identify with them. The teacher will guide you to become the observer of everything that arises in that space. All those stored away emotions, feelings and sensations now have a chance to come out. You have no idea how much energy it costs the body to keep all that suppressed. So the release you get from letting it all come out can also be just as big.


You learn to observe only the pure physical sensations of emotions, without getting caught up in the stories about those emotions. These stories usually have to do with why we feel such and such, whose fault it is etc. Just observing these physical sensations, without giving juice to the stories allow those emotions and physical sensations a way out of your system. You open the door in a way of speaking. This way you clear the mind of these often unconscious emotions, and you give your system an opportunity to work through the blockages they have caused in the body. What a wonderful and much-needed process!


What if I'm unhappy with the course?

If after enrolling, you're unsatisfied with the classes please contact me. I am happy to cancel your membership after a few short questions regarding why you weren't satisfied.

How long will I have access to the class videos?
Can I go at my own pace? What if I want to do a class later?
Does this program certify me to teach yoga?
How will the course content be delivered?
Can I download the practice videos and course content?
Will there be support during the training?
Can I study with Rishi 1-1 remote or in person?






  • Weekly Yin Yoga video classes
  • Readings, affirmation handouts, and meditations to accompany the video classes
  • Weekly support emails
  • Monthly Yin live Zoom video calls Q&A to further your practice
  • Daily Community-based, peer and teacher supported private Facebook Group

Meet your Teacher & Guide:
Rishi Eric Infanti,


Rishi is a Transformational Mindset & Marketing Coach for; Yoga Teachers, Massage Therapists, Acupuncturists, & Alternative Healers.


He is the creator of the Mela Academy Mastery Coaching Program, helping Alternative professionals & studios rapidly grow their businesses through mindset and marketing execution. 

Rishi is a graduate of The New England Institute for Transforming Consciousness with a Master's Degree of Consciousness studies in Ayurveda; with a concentration in the Advanced Ayurveda Bodywork and Spirituality, and Union Institute and University with a Masters Degree in Buddhist and Transpersonal Psychology, focusing in spiritually oriented contemplative healing modalities from Hindu and Buddhist philosophies as they intersect with Western psychology.

Rishi is available fo; talks, workshops, trainings and seminars on the Business of Yoga, eclectic Yoga Asana programs, Yoga Philosophy, and integrating the Eight Limbs of Yoga into your Yoga classes; as well as CrossFit Mobility, Kettlebell, Olympic Lifting, and how to integrate CrossFit into both everyday and military lifestyles. To book Rishi, contact him.

Books by Rishi Eric Infanti

Marine on the Mat:
Patanjali's Eight Limbs of Yoga - from Parris Island to Mysore India


In story format, U.S. Marine Corps veteran and Yoga teacher, Rishi Eric Infanti outlines the parallel of his Marine Corps experiences and his journey as a Yoga teacher. Threading the Eight Limbs of Yoga from Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, and his seven week exposition to Mysore India to deepen his understanding and practice of Yoga, Ayurveda and fine art as a vehicle for healing.


Whether your an experienced Yoga teacher, new to the Yoga lifestyle, or a Veteran looking for ways to unravel the trauma of your own experiences, Marine on the Mat will inspire and guide you on your journey.


In the book you will learn:


  • How to integrate the Eight Limbs of Yoga into your life
  • How to see the Eight Limbs as a daily practice
  • Understand how to support Veterans with a healing system
  • Inspire your own journey towards optimal health
  • Learn how not to be stuck by your circumstances

Breath Becomes Life:
Pranayama - The Yoga of Breathing


Because the breath, a giver of life, is an art in itself in learning to control it and the entrance to other parts of the human existence, be it physical or mental. However, Pranayama is an engagement that goes beyond breathing. It is a core of Yoga. The gateway to uniting the body, mind and spirit.

Pranayama is a yogic practice that requires you connect all of your five senses to your breath. In breathing, we give life to our being. However, there are a lot of physical and mental elements that make the human being. Pranayama helps you focus on connecting to all of these components, giving life to them in the process.

Connecting the breath to your mind releases a lot of negativity from the human system. How you can go about this practice will be discussed to raise an insight into why you need to improve your breathing by creating a connection during your yoga practice.

In his book, "Breath Becomes Life", Rishi Eric Infanti described the art & sciance of breathing, the technical aspects of the Pranayama exercises, and the supporting Yoga postures to integrate this as a full, alive, and effective practice for your health and wellbeing.


Yoga & the Martial Way
Yoga for the
Jiu-Jitsu Athlete


Coming Soon


"Yoga & the Martial Way" simultaneously helps Jiu-Jitsu athletes develop the mobility for the art of "rolling", while growing into increasingly capable, heart-centered, martial warriors. Filled with Yoga sequences, physiology, and psycho-spiritual insights, "Yoga & the Martial Way" immediately fosters positive transformation in the art of Jiu-Jitsu for anyone who embraces it. Perfect for veteran martial artists and newcomers alike, this book and additional online courses, are a unique experience in the field of martial arts as a path to awakening.


Training for life; the path of the ultimate warrior, in all traditional Jiu-Jitsu arts teachings, is not just the path of the fighter. It is a path of service, love and protection for our community. It demands us to access the deeper qualities of the warrior: focus, energy, perseverance and dedication to a cause bigger than ourselves.


If your goal is to become a complete martial athlete, especially in BJJ, then leaving the ancient practice of Yoga out of your training regimen is non-negotiable, there is no room to debate it. It’s a must if you must step up your game. There is no other exercise or system out there that addresses and develops as many mental and physical attributes as Yoga does.


Ayurveda Yoga Therapy
Yoga Chikitsa: Yoga as a Therapy


Coming Soon


AYURVEDA IS ONE OF THE OLDEST systems ofholistic medicine that is still around today,dating back over 5,000 years.


What you will Discover in this book:


  • Ayurveda is a common practice in India; Yoga and Ayurveda are thought to be “Two sides of the same coin.”   While a definitive objective of Yoga is self-realization, Ayurveda’s essential goal is self-healing.


  • Ultimately, Ayurveda gives the establishment in body and mind for seeking after a profound way through Yoga.


  • Yoga and Ayurveda together shape a comprehensive methodology for mental wellbeing, imperativeness, and    higher mindfulness. Yoga and Ayurveda uncover to us the   mystery forces of the body, breath, faculties, mind and  chakras. All the more critically, it develops transformational  strategies to optimize them through eating regiment, herbs, asana, pranayama, and meditation.


  • Yoga and Ayurveda address our whole nature, our more   remarkable life as a spiritual and grandiose being. It looks   at the most considerable extent of Ayurveda, which   incorporates physical wellbeing as well as psychological wellness and planning for an intelligent life. So also, it   investigates the whole field of Yoga, the art of Raja Yoga and its eight limbs, from asana to meditation.