Foundations of Yin Yoga: Turning the Gaze Inward
40-hour Yin Teacher Training

Yin Yoga is an embodied movement practice with traditions rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine’s Meridian Theory. This grounding style of yoga merges the tissue restoring properties of asana with the contemplative power of meditation and self-inquiry. Yin invites the practitioner to turn their gaze inward and better understand the subtlety of the lived experience, creating an increased sense of resiliency.

This two-weekend training is open to yoga teachers and/or yin practitioners with a consistent practice. Participants will deepen their understanding of this subtle practice, explore functional anatomy cuing, expand their knowledge of yin’s guiding principles, and better understand TCM meridian theory. Yoga Teachers will leave the workshop equipped with the tools necessary to lead an effective and impactful yin class.

This course is eligible for 40 Yoga Alliance Continuing Education credits. Students who complete all coursework will receive certificates.

Topics covered in this training

  • Principles and history of Yin Yoga
  • Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine Meridian Theory
  • Yin Tissues versus Yang Tissues and the importance of fascia
  • Teaching from a functional perspective
  • Anatomical considerations and how to adapt postures
  • Mindfulness practices that heighten observation skills
  • Meditation practices to support the practice of Yin Yoga
  • How to teach Yin Yoga in a studio setting and class theming
  • The Eight Limbs of Yoga
  • The Vedic Kosha System

Suggested Readings

  • Bernie Clark, The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga
  • Paul Grilley, Yin Yoga Principles and Practices

Training Dates

September 20-22, 2024
October 4-6, 2024

Friday: 4pm – 8pm
Saturday: 10:30am – 6:30pm
Sunday: 7am – 3:30pm

Info Session

Saturday, May 18, 2024, 10:30am