Yin Yoga Teacher Training
Yoga Alliance-Approved Advanced Yoga Studies and
Continuing-Education Yoga Teacher Training
Dates: November 1 - 3, 2019
CEC: 20 Hours (16 Contact, 4 Non-Contact)
Location: Eden Prairie
Yin yoga is a quiet practice that focuses on creating space in the muscles, joints, and connective tissues while enhancing the mind-body connection. It encourages students to go deeply into each pose with all levels of their being. Yin yoga also provides balance to more active yang yoga practices like power vinyasa and hatha and sports like running and aerobics. The body's well-being requires at least as much "muscle release" as "muscle engagement" for balance. Yin yoga is an intensely deep form of yoga and requires specialized study to teach or to deepen your personal yin practice.
A Unique Approach to Yin Training
Our 20-hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training and Advanced Studies Program allows students to delve deeply into the practice during one intensive weekend. You will:
Study through reading and engaging lecture
Participate in multiple practices so that the principles of yin yoga can be felt in your own body and mind
Learn anatomy, alignment, Chinese medicine, and philosophy from a yin perspective
Learn each yin pose in depth, with modifications, variations, and attention to alignment
Learn about energy meridians, the five elements, and acupressure points to enhance a yin practice
Have ample opportunities to practice teach in small groups, ask questions, and discuss
If you feel a strong need for balance in your practice, teaching, and life in general, yin is the way to go. I feel 100% ready to teach yin classes after this training and empowered to develop a personal yin practice too! Thank you Maureen for your brilliance and energy. Namaste!
Yin Yoga Training Faculty
Required Books and Materials
The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga, The Philosophy and Practice of Yin Yoga by Bernie Clark
Please bring a notebook or journal to capture notes, questions, and observations
Optional but recommended:
Insight Yoga by Sarah Powers
Yin Yoga: Principles & Practice by Paul Grilley
Between Heaven and Earth: A Guide to Chinese Medicine by Harriet Beinfield and Efrem Korngold
The Web That Has No Weaver: Understanding Chinese Medicine by Ted J. Kaptchuk
Liberation: The Perfect Holistic Antidote to Stress, Depression, and Other Unhealthy States of Mind by Stephen Russell
Friday: 6 - 9 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
*No make-up sessions will be available. If students cannot attend for the entire weekend schedule, they will be able to complete the requirements the next time the training is held.
Green Lotus alumni receive a 10% discount.
I really appreciated the broad context of the training - really connected the theories of Taoism and Chinese medicine to the yin yoga practice very well.
~ Denise, Acupuncturist & Yoga Teacher
Because our training sessions frequently develop a wait list, refunds will be made to your personal Green Lotus account with less than two weeks' advance notice if you cancel. Cancellations made with less than a 48-hour notice will not receive a refund.