Yin Yoga 100 Hour Teacher Training Course YACEP

Anatomy, Fascia, Function and Qi

The answers come when the mind begins to still


Yin Yoga is a powerful style of yoga that physically unravels the body’s matrix of tension, mentally concentrates the mind, emotionally relaxes the body and energetically stimulates the flow of qi. Yin yoga holds the key to unlocking the full potential of a holistic and comprehensive yoga practice, both on and off the mat.

If you are stuck in your teaching, want to refresh your approach to yoga, ignite your body-mind consciousness or enhance your self- practice or teaching with a complementing style of yoga then this course is for you.

You will come away with an abundance of confidence to guide your own practice focusing on physical and energetic target areas as well as being prepared to teach this practice to others if you wish.

You will explore how Yin Yoga is the gentle application of tension and compression to the body which induces a healthy phase change in the tissue. Through the practice of longer, static holds, using floor based asana for muscle relaxation and myofascial release, you will bridge the body and mind seamlessly together, allowing for a meditative focus.

Yin Yoga focuses on strengthening the inter-connectivity of the physical, mental, emotional and energetic dimensions of the body and its systems.

This course offers you to slow down the body and the mind while diving deeper into the connection of yoga asana and meditation, physical and energetic body, while refreshing your knowledge on anatomy, fascia and Chinese Medicine. Being an experiential learning environment, you will embody the physical, energetic, mental and emotional realms within the yin yoga practice.

This part of the training visits the understanding of unique bio-individuality of human beings and translating this into, not only yin yoga, but our day-to-day practices. You will be introduced to functional anatomy, the fascial system, tension and compression, muscle groups and target areas, asana (posture) breakdowns, art of teaching and the art of propping. Art of propping is taught in a unique way but can be adapted to all other styles of yoga asana.

In this part of the training you will break down the essence of the energetic body and how we can teach yin yoga form this approach. Breaking down Chinese Medicine theory, Yin Yang Theory and the 5 Chinese Elements you will gain new insight as to how we can benefit from yoga, how qi flows around the body, emotions that are relevant to the elements and how we can translate this into the 5 bodies approach for a holistic practice of teaching and moving meditation / asana. Furthermore, you will layer onto the depth of  your philosophical education by looking at the Yin Yoga from its original roots; the taoist point of view.


At the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Present a 100 Hour YACEP certification (Yoga Alliance Continuing Educational Provider)
  • Follow a path in yin yoga
  • Incorporate techniques into and advance teaching and self practice
  • Broaden your teaching expertise with knowledge from a yin perspective
  • Have a strong foundation of the art of teaching Yin Yoga
  • Offer your students a new style of yoga which complements and balances other practices
  • Offer your students a new style of yoga that works with the physical, energetic, mental and emotional dimension of the body
  • Have tools to facilitate a practice that leans towards holistic health and wellness
  • Understand the target areas of the body for myo-fascial release using yin yoga as a primary technqiue

This course will take you through the fascia, function and energy of yoga so that you can expand your expertise and experience in practice and teaching.

Functional Approach to Yin Yoga – 50 Hour

  • Functional approach to yin yoga
  • Yin and yang asana practice
  • Meditation practice
  • ​Muscle mandalas with physical target areas
  • Skeletal and muscular system
  • Fascial studies
  • Myo-fascial release workshop
  • The approach of bio-individuality
  • Tension and compression theory and workshops
  • Teaching yin yoga as an art
  • Cueing and sequencing workshops
  • The art of propping and asana breakdown
  • \Mind-body connection

Energetic Approach to Yin Yoga – 50 Hour

  • ​Energetic approach to yin yoga
  • Yin and yang asana practice
  • Mindfulness and meditation practice
  • ​Anapanasati – Breath awareness
  • Muscle mandalas with energetic target areas
  • Chinese Medicine and 5 Elements Theory
  • Yin Yang Primary Organ Meridian Channels
  • Theory of Yin, Yang and Qi
  • History of yin yoga
  • Teaching yin yoga as an art
  • Yin and Pregnancy
  • Group work and study time
  • The art of propping and asana breakdown


By professionally learning about Yin yoga you will have a wealth and abundance of knowledge which will allow to you intelligently offer an experience of yin yoga to your students and yourself! Through an intelligently sequenced class and atmosphere created by you, you will have the knowledge of how to specifically use physical and energetic target areas that benefit a multitude of issues such as pain, immobility, stress, relaxation and insomnia to name a few, Yin Yoga is preventative and curative if taught and practiced in the right way.

By being mentored you will gain insight into how to start running successful yoga retreats and workshops, cutting out up to 5 years of working it out yourself, by yourself.

  • 3 home cooked meals a day (on residential courses)
  • 11 nights accommodation (twin share unless private is available)
  • 100 Hour of Yin Yoga education
  • Daily Yin Yoga practice
  • Evening Yoga practice
  • 5 Elements yoga session
  • Two modules:
  • Yin Yoga & anatomy: Fascial studies and theory on the functional approach to yoga
  • Yin Yoga & Chinese Medicine: 5 Elements and theory on energetic approach to yoga
  • Learning materials ( Manual and Yin asana guidebook)
  • Welcome Bag
  • Yoga Alliance CDP Certification
  • Theory and interactive learning ​
  • Art of teaching / Teaching methodology
  • Introduction to philosophy
  • ​Myo-fascial studies and active workshops
  • Yin Yoga asana breakdown workshops​​
  • Inspirational and positive learning environment
  • One on one time with the teacher
  • Use of aromatherapy during yoga sessions (optional)
  • Postural Clinics
  • Group work exercises
  • Sequencing and communication workshops
  • Developing self- practice from physical body into mental and emotional sphere
*In between module 1 and 2 there is one day off*

Added Value

  • Upon completion you will become an exclusive member of Shanti Atma Yoga Alumni and have access to an online portal with post course follow up video training support.
  • You will be eligible for the Platinum or Diamond coaching program to make your yoga events thrive, with support and step by step guidance.

Courses are small groups with a high level of personal interaction with the teacher for unlimited growth and transformation*

Shanti Atma Yoga is growing a diverse, experienced, and holistically educated team of teacher trainers to give students a fully rounded approach in their teaching and practice. 


2019 Courses

18 – 29 January – Bali
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31 March – 11 April – Spain
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31 May – 11 June – Spain
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September – Bali
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October – Spain
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November – Bali
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24 Nov – 21 Dec – Costa Rica
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