Course Description

What you will Learn

  • How to connect to your natural strengths
  • How to use rest to heal, and rejuvenate after burnout
  • Lifelong wellbeing prescriptions for mind and body 

Nourishing Roots - The Power of Yin

Brief Descriptor

  • Introducing Chinese medical teachings on how the body is formed, maintained and balanced by our everyday lifestyles 
  • A seven step structured learning pathway, to explore where we come from and how to build strength and renew energy. 
  • Teachings are combined with restorative Yoga practices, designed to use rest to heal, and nourish your whole being.

    Teachings, Practices, Resting, Reflections and Intention
    This course offers teachings designed to help actualise your innate potentials, by engaging deeper levels of your being. Each of the seven steps is linked to a specific restorative Yoga practice, which help rebalance the energetic highways of the body. The Restorative Yoga practices help calm and soothe the body-mind balance, and reset the nervous system. 
  • Resting supports the rebuilding of YIN energy - our foundation of BEING. Activity which is YANG, is related to our function of DOING. Too much DOING, including lots of activity AND too much thinking, depletes Yin, and creates a false sense of 'speeding in the body' like a car with it's wheels spinning. People with fast moving thoughts, often have this imbalance.
  • On this course you will be guided to reflect on what needs to change, to find balance in your life.
  • Throughout this course you will learn how to use rest to heal, and restore the body's natural rejuvenating functions. 
  • We encourage you to share the journey with someone you care about and explore self-care as the new health care.  


When does the course start?  Each of the 7 chapters, is delivered as pre-recorded videos and downloadable PDF’s. Each chapter is programmed to release every 7 days from the date of enrolment.

Online LIVE time webinars: For people who join our live-time webinar series, each chapter/step will be released every third day from the start date. There are three webinars which introduce the whole course and how and reviews main points from each chapter. Participants are encouraged to do the restorative Yoga practices in-between webinars.

Next live time webinar series starts July 25. Dates for the webinars are July 25, August 1 and August 8. These webinars are offered at two different webinar times: 7 am and 7pm NZ time, to cater for our international group. 

Who would benefit from this course? 

  • People looking for direction and ready for a thinking and energy upgrade 
  • People affected by burnout and exhaustion, who want practical ways to help themselves
  • People who want to engage the healing potentials, of this time of our collective AWAKENING
  • Yoga teachers, health care practitioners, counsellors, parents, people in positions of responsibility for others
  • People who would like to help others engage the power of this AWAKENING time but don't know HOW 

How much does the online course cost? USD $69 How much does the course + live time webinar series cost ? USD $120

How much time will the course take? 

  • Each chapter includes three X 5 -10 minute videos, with practice videos around 30 minutes for each chapter. 
  • To help integrate your insights, a downloadable PDF of reflections for each chapter accompanies each chapter. 

Holistic study guidelines ? Each chapter has its own distinct flavour and yet this is not a linear journey. Each part contributes to the whole and yet can also stand alone. Sometimes it is not until you have ALL the parts, the WHOLE starts making sense.

What do I need to access the course ?

✓ A computer that works.

✓ Access to the internet.

✓ Email account

✓ Credit card for payment

Disclaimer The information and practices offered in this course are not recommended as a substitute for medications or individual therapy. If needed please seek the support of someone with appropriate skills for your individual health care requirements


You Being You courses provide language, frameworks and practices you can use to guide your wellbeing evolution.

We introduce a thinking upgrade which can help us navigate this time of momentous change. We designed these courses as pathways to self evolution, and lifelong wellbeing. Join us and help us share this healing conversation on 'how to be whole'


"Nourishing Roots has transformed my life and empowered me to stand in my truth. 

My self-care is my priority and my joy and passion now bubble up from within my soul. Prior to engaging the 7-step ‘Roots’ programme I was just surviving from one day to the next feeling constantly overwhelmed and unhappy. My relationship had deteriorated and I was on the verge of a divorce. 

This survival mode had sent me into depths of despair and I did not know how to help myself. Layers of past hurts and traumas were surfacing and I knew I needed help, but didn’t know how to articulate this. I also knew that the medication route was not an option for me as this would only be a temporary fix. 

I really wanted to get to the roots of my situation.The depths of the darkness was really difficult for me to accept as I was usually the positive person that made everyone laugh. That person was buried under a layer that many were quick to label ‘depression’. 

Then I found the Nourishing Roots course and it delivered on every level. The confusion lifted, the deep-seated unhappiness dissolved and the fatigue had faded within weeks.
‘Roots’ is now my map for navigating my way with clarity and purpose, an anchor to feeling grounded. Living my life with a new found enthusiasm and a new language to express myself is so liberating and by sharing my experience I hope to reach others for it is in connection that we learn and heal."

- Sam Ford, Yoga teacher and trainer

Cameron Tukapua & Louise Cashin

Cameron Tukapua - B Ac, Chinese Medicine Practitioner, Visionary, Leader From day one of acupuncture training Cameron has been a passionate explorer of 'life as energy'. Her focus has been on aligning with destiny by grounding the invisible spirit world into the practical form world. Bringing these worlds together Cameron created and was Principal of a New Zealand registered Acupuncture College. She wrote a book called Opening Up, produced a film on Aligning Head and Heart, and for nearly a decade lead spiritual self-identity retreats in rural China. For over 20 years Cameron has taught Heart centered living to clients, practitioner trainees, peers, Yogis and many others. Her approach is light hearted and fun. Cameron’s vision of You Being You was originally inspired to offer easy access to the uncluttered wisdom of ancient traditions. "Returning to our natural state can be simple when you have a map for the path. YBY offers grounded steps for the spiritual journey." For further information: LOUISE CASHIN - Yoga teacher Louise has a background in corporate business and technology start ups. Since 2002 she has chosen Yoga as not only her daily practice but her work in the world. Louise believes the practice of Yoga teaches us so much more than how to have a healthy body. Through her continued work on her own practice and working with students all over the world Louise has seen how Yoga can help develop a healthier way of interacting with others and can guide us in developing a healthier relationship with our self and connecting with our true nature. She believes Yoga is a whole way of living and thinking and can aid in finding purpose in life. A highly qualified and experienced Yoga and Meditation teacher, in 2011 she became a Yoga Alliance registered training school and has been leading Yoga teacher training and providing further training for teachers ever since. For more information:

Course curriculum

  • 2

    Source Essence - Discover and claim the strengths of your constitution. Stand tall by engaging the gifts of your ancestral lineage. Shine a light on what's holding you back and choose to evolve beyond the family hang-ups !

  • 3

    Gathering Power - Discover how to nourish your daily and lifetime power production. Learn to activate 'the fire of life' to stimulate your energy. Claim the key to your lifetime longevity - explore what's needed to build energy reserves.

    • Acquired energy

    • Hidden Power

    • Reservoirs

    • Practice overview

    • Practice - Legs on chair with circular breathing

    • Reflections on Gathering Power

  • 4

    Fluids and Flow - Your body is approximately 80% fluids and like a river it is designed to flow. 'Going with the flow' is supported by living now, engaging the current of present time life. Learn how to clear old blocks by activating free-flow.

    • Nourish and Moisturise

    • Free flow

    • Blocks to flow

    • Opening up book - Chapter 21

    • Practice overview

    • Practice - Flowing Lying twist

    • Reflections on Fluids and Flow

  • 5

    Presence - Anchoring into 'the power of being' supports us to fully ‘show up’ to life. Discover how simply being present invokes and honours the true nature of ourselves and others. Engage your presence as a hidden power to heal.

    • Presence honours

    • Presence heals

    • Way of Being

    • Opening up book - Chapter 12

    • Practice overview

    • Practice - Constructive rest

    • Reflections on Presence

  • 6

    Grounding - Our lives exist in a background of constant change. Discover how to ride the waves of change and stay centred with your feet on the ground. Reconnect with the potency of small steps and identify your transitions as pathways to growth.

    • Transformation

    • Transitioning

    • Step by Step

    • Opening up book - Chapter 11

    • Practice overview

    • Practice - Supported standing forward bend

    • Reflections on Grounding

  • 7

    Intentional Evolution. Examine your daily diet and what to eat to support your constitution. Learn to listen to your 'the 4 bones' and connect to a life of purpose and meaning. Practice gratitude - focus on all that is working in your life.

    • Nourishing Yin

    • Nourishment and diet

    • Mother Yin

    • Opening up book - Chapter 8

    • Practice overview

    • Practice - Downward facing relaxation

    • Reflections on Intentional Evolution

  • 8

    Partnering the Mystery - Open to life as an interactive energy field. Learn to raise your vibration - attract more of what you truly love. Have a laugh - stay light. Explore how to sense the subtle, allow times of 'not knowing' give life time to reveal.

    • Open up

    • Laugh !

    • Letting go

    • Opening up book - Chapter 14

    • Practice overview

    • Practice - Supported spine back bend

    • Reflections on Partnering the Mystery


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Made me want to know more. Lovely, brief, accessible resources delivered with steadiness and love.

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