Teacher Training

 YIN Yoga Teacher Training 2018


50 hour Yin Yoga Training
Dates: March 2,3,4 & 16, 17, 18

We welcome anyone who has a sincere interest to explore yin yoga, existing yoga teachers and other wellness professionals (body workers, massage therapists, chiropractors, acupuncturists, osteopaths, physical therapists, etc.). If you are newer to yin yoga, contact us at yinyogatraining@gmail.com and let us help you prepare for the program.


1. Contact us at yinyogatraining@gmail.com or attend an info session if you have any more questions about the training.
2. Complete the online application/registration form below APPLY

3.Pay the registration fee (pay pal, cheque, cash)
4. Determine remaining payment details (in full or payment plan).
5. Complete the student/teacher contract.
6. We will be in touch in a couple of weeks prior to the start date of the training with additional training details.


Soma Yin Yoga follows the standards outlined by the Yoga Alliance for each of the 5 educational categories. Each day is a blend of a yin yoga class, meditation, presentations, and hands on exploration of the following topics:

- Techniques, Training & Practice -

Key poses of yin for legs and torso (benefits, considerations & cautions, body types, modifications, variations, sequencing)
Weaving breath, meditation, mantra and mudra into a yin class

- Teaching Methodology -

Sequencing a yin class
Supporting the body with and without props
Atmosphere of a yin class – pace, vocabulary, voice, and music
Teaching styles
Student learning styles
Supporting students with discomfort, injuries, illness and pregnant women

- Physical & Energetic Anatomy -

Benefits of yin
Skeletal variation
Understand movements of major joints (hips, knees, ankles, spine, and shoulders)
Exploring sensation (tension, compression, opening, edges, discomfort, pain)
How to create your unique shape
Energy body – Eastern and Western perspectives

- Yoga Philosophy Lifestyle & Ethics -

Origins of yin yoga
Difference and importance of yin and yang types of activity
Difference between Yin and Restorative Yoga
Applying foundational mindfulness practices to yin
Learning to listen
Art of relaxation

- Weekend Topics -

Weekend #1  Understanding the foundational concepts of yin, (2) the origin of yin yoga, (3) teaching methodology, and (4) the physical & energetic anatomy for the poses for the lower body.

Weekend #2  The second weekend will focus on: (1) poses for the upper body, (2) mindfulness meditation as an anchor in the yin practice, and (3) ying/yang philosophy uncovering how traditional Chinese medicine meridian energetics can be drawn upon to enhance and balance energy.

- Practicum -

As a student in this program, you will have many opportunities to practice teach; starting with individual poses and concepts, and working towards longer sequences as training progresses. If you are a registered teacher with the Yoga Alliance, this training can can count towards 50 hours of CEUs.

The robust manual provided has all the information needed for the course. It also includes additional resources (books, articles, videos) for those who wish to deepen their exploration of yin.


Program fees include:
Application/Registration Fee $94.40 (non-refundable)
Tuition: $849.60

In addition to the training curriculum, this includes course materials, student record administration and private online community to stay connected and ask questions after training is done.


50 hours (45 contact, 5 homework), 6 days
Weekend 1: June 2, 3, 4
Weekend 2: June 16, 17, 18
Times: 9:00am - 4:30pm each day

* A 1 hour lunch break will be provided.


You will receive a certificate of completion upon graduating. You may teach yin yoga if you are already a 200/300/500 Yoga Alliance certified teacher and count 50 hours towards your continuing education units (CEUs).

e-mail Leah to learn more!