Yin Yoga Teacher Training/Immersion (50 hours CPD)

Yin Yoga is becoming increasingly popular; perhaps as a reaction to the ever increasing busyness of life, fast moving technology, and other stressors, and it is a perfect balance to the more dynamic "Yang" Yoga practices. It is slow, meditative and mindful; a chance to press pause and soften into the moment. Most Yin poses are floor based, held between 1 and 20 minutes, and they allow us to explore the resistance points in our practice and all their influences; from muscles, soft tissue and neural networks, through the breath to the emotions, awareness and states of consciousness.

Given time we can ask – what is sensation and how can we release what may show up in the physical body as ‘stretch’, the mental body as perhaps pain and the emotional body as a myriad of other things?

Whilst we will dive into the world of muscles, fascia, myofascial chains and other connective tissues, this is far more than just a physical practice.  It is a chance to deeply explore one of the fundamental philosophical concepts of Yoga – the Koshas.

Due to the slower pace of the practice and its historical evolution we can also more easily focus our attention to the Traditional Chinese Meridian Lines -  exploring sequences that target the physical, emotional and energetic benefits of these in correlation with the daoist elements.

Teaching Yin is a lovely opportunity if you wish to help others to explore their Koshas, guiding them to their own inner stillness. This practice also creates more space for you to share philosophies, meditations, stories, poems and other loves from your life.

As always at Ashiyana we will share and explore tools and experiences whilst encouraging you to find your own voice/style and to share from your heart.


  • Practice and learn 25 key Yin poses, how to teach them, including modifications and their contra-indications
  • Practice and learn 6 Yin Flows focusing on different Meridians and parts of the body
  • The body’s muscular, fascial and myo-fascial meridian systems
  • Anatomy related to Yoga, including but not exclusive to:
    • Range of Motion – Osteo-morphology, tension & compression
    • Resistance points: Neural / structural / mental / emotional
    • Kinetic Chains
    • The Therapeutic Edge
    • Pain relief and catharsis
  • How to plan and theme a Yin yoga class using Breath, Meditations, Meridians
  • Introduction to the Chinese meridian system with an experienced acupuncturist
  • Meditation and Pranayama
  • The use of props to maximise comfort and relaxation of muscles and fascia
  • Restorative poses, breathing, mindfulness and relaxation
  • Morning Yin/ Yang sessions for your personal practice and develop a variety of ideas for your own classes
  • Teaching Practice
  • Assessment and class delivery feedback

After the training, you will receive either a CPD Certificate (Yoga Alliance) if you are a teacher already, or an Attendance Certificate if you are taking the course simply to immerse yourself in the Yin practice.  The hours total up to a maximum of 50 hours depending on attendance and completion of coursework.

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07:30 - 09:30

Yin / Yang Morning Practice


09:30 - 10:30

Breakfast (silent)


10:30 - 13:30

Lectures / workshops: Anatomy / Meridians / Teaching theory


14:00 - 15:30



15:30 - 18:30

Yin Posture exploration and methodology


19:00 - 20:00



20:00 - 21:00

Yoga Nidra / meditation / chanting


Silence: until 10.30 the next morning

* There will be some pre-requisite reading and a final assessment class that you will teach

Pricing and accommodation 




Beach Hut


€ 1050





€ 800


All rooms are en-suite

Discounts available:

€200 off for those who have completed the 200 hr Ashiyana Teacher Training*


Future dates are still to be confirmed.  Please contact yogaschool@ashiyana.com to register your interest.

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