FAQ's

Do I need to have a 200 hour certification to join the 100 hour Yin Yoga teacher training course?

No, you do not need to have any previous yoga education. On every Yin Yoga course there is an introduction to the foundation of the practice and teaching of Yin Yoga as well as the body and its anatomy. The course builds upon this foundation to deepen the experiential learning of Yin Yoga.

Is there any free time during the course?

Yes. There is a short break in between every session as well as a longer break for breakfast and lunch (for residential courses). There is free time after the course for relaxation. In between module 1 and 2 there is a day off to explore the surrounding environment.

Do I have to want to teach Yin Yoga to attend the course?

No. Many students attend the course to get a better understanding of their practice, their body, mind and to develop their own spiritual journey. This course is a great opportunity to develop your yin and yoga practice and approach to life.

Will I be able to teach Yin Yoga after this course?

Yes. Upon successful completion of this course students are presented with a YACEP certification (Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider). You will be equipped with the fundamental knowledge of what it means to be a yin yoga teacher and how to put it into practice, in the shala, on the mat and in life.

What does the 100 hour Yin Yoga course cover?

This course has two modules:
1) Anatomy, Fascia and Function with Teaching Methodology
2) Chinese Medicine with Teaching Methodology

Within both modules there are theoretical and practical workshop training sessions on yin yoga practice, anatomy, fascia, asana breakdown, the art of teaching, yang yoga, intro to philosophy, Chinese Medicine, theory of qi, Intro to Daoism, history of Yin Yoga, group work sessions and other spiritually connected practices.

Can I attend this course if I have already trained in Yin Yoga with another teacher?

Yes. All teachers are different and all have different backgrounds, focus, experiences and educational specialities.

What is your focus and educational speciality?

The courses given by Shanti Atma Yoga are very focused on developing ones foundation of yin yoga as a holistic practice, incorporating the 4 dimensions of the body (physical, energetic, emotional and mental). There is a heavy focus on teaching methodology and anatomy (fascia and myo-fascial release).

Why should I attend this course?

If you are looking to develop your practice and fundamental understanding of yin yoga as an approach to yoga and life then this course will bring you close towards the level of experience that a class, retreat or workshop doesn’t have time to reach.

If you are looking to further your yin yoga teaching career then this is the perfect opportunity to break down all of the components involved in being a yin yoga teacher from asana, cueing, physical and energetic target areas, propping and making the practice available to every body type to the behaviour and responsibility of a (yin) yoga teacher.

I am already a bodyworker and have already studied anatomy, is this course still for me?

Yes. In Yin Yoga we look at the functional approach to (yin) yoga and how we can integrate myo-fascial release, meditation and mindfulness into the physical, energetic, emotional and mental body. While having a background in anatomy will give you a strong foundation to dive deeper, this course takes different approaches to connect different realms together.

I have already been self-studying Yin Yoga for a while. Will I learn anything new?

Self-studying is great and high recommended. This course will give you valuable one on one time with the teacher to ask any questions and raise any confusion or concerns, offering a level of support that is not so readily available in self-study. Becky encourages you to continue studying after the course based on your personal practice and professional goal.

I am not ready to commit to a 10 day training course

I completely understand. It is a big commitment. If you would like a taster session and Yin Yoga starter pack (with consultation call tailored to you) then please visit the front page and sign up.

Additionally, you can join the Shanti Atma Yoga monthly insight subscription to experience yoga classes, meditations, visualisations, teaching and practicing techniques. Interviews from international yoga, meditation and mindfulness teachers and trainers will also be available giving training podcasts on relevant subjects.

You can reach out to Becky or an assistant teacher at any point to discuss your concerns and get support.

Can I stay at the venue for a couple of days before or after the course?

Yes. All additional nights must be organised with the venue itself. Shanti Atma Yoga is responsible for the organisation of accommodation during the course only. All details can be found by emailing shantiatayoga@gmail.com

Have other people successfully taught Yin Yoga after the course?

Yes. Many students have now gone on frequently offering yin yoga workshops, classes and to start up micro yin yoga retreat businesses.

Can I continue to develop my yin yoga career with you after the course has finished?

Level 1 targets the physical body and the energetic body by learning the foundation of fascia, yin yoga and theory of qi in the body.

Level 2 targets the emotional body by using Aromatherapy and expressive practices.

Level 3 targets the mental space by targeting yin yoga as a tool for positive mindset training, meditation, pranayama and other self-love practices.

Do you offer transfer to the venue?

No. Shanti Atma Yoga does not organise transfer to the venue unless there is no public transport available. Venues sometimes organise transfer which can be organised with the venue directly.

Have other people successfully taught Yin Yoga after the course?

Yes. Many students have now gone on frequently offering yin yoga workshops, classes and to start up micro yin yoga retreat businesses.

Can I continue to develop my yin yoga career with you after the course has finished?

Yes. There is a level 2 and additional smaller YACEP courses. Yin Yoga level 1 is just the beginning.
Together all courses cover 4 dimensions of the body that we can use yin yoga to target to attain holistic health and wellbeing. The essence is time for all of this education, experience and practice to be processed.

What does the level 2 Yin Yoga course cover?

The level 2 course goes more into the depth of the mind and the emotion and how we can positively work with these two body dimensions using yin yoga, meditation, pranayama, visualisation and aromatherapy. We will take a more focused look at the science behind thinking, feeling and how these practices (including aromatherapy) effect the body, mind and emotions.

If I come back and study with you again is there a student loyalty scheme?

Yes. All students that come back and study with Shanti Atma Yoga a second or third time are eligible for the loyalty scheme. Please enquire to Becky at shantiatmayoga@gmail.com

Is there an internship program?

Yes. All students who successfully complete any course with Shanti Atma Yoga are eligible to assist Becky as her assistant teacher / intern on any further yin yoga teacher training if successfully selected. For further details please enquire to Becky at shantiatmayoga@gmail.com

If I book 2 or 3 courses at the same time is there a reward scheme?

Yes. If more than 1 course is booked at the same time then you are eligible for the reward scheme including a discount or an added value package.

If I book more than 1 course at the same time do I need to attend one course directly after the first?

No. You can book a level 1 and then attend any level 2 / 3 at any subsequent time. The reward scheme is processed when booking is made at the same time, but attendance can be at different times.

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