The YogaWise Yin Yoga Teacher Training

offers an intelligent, practical methodology for teachers & practitioners who seek a counterbalance to the predominant “Yang” styles of yoga, such as Power and Vinyasa.
Yin Yoga shifts the focus from muscular willpower and aesthetic-based postures to a quieting practice that deepens the awareness of our body’s unique structure and energetic potential.


Our Functional Anatomy studies will expose common myths about flexibility,
“correct” alignment, and how we interpret pain. On a philosophical level, Yin Yoga’s
longer postural holds create an ideal arena for practitioners to integrate
mindfulness into their asana practices, thereby soothing the nervous system and
laying the foundation for deeper meditative inquiry.

What Is Yin Yoga?
• Yin Yoga has gained worldwide popularity as a mindful, profoundly
meditative practice that typically involves longer holds (~1-5 minutes) in
passive postures, and applies gentle stress to our joint tissues.

What Will We Learn?
• Theory: Fresh teaching paradigm & energetic counterbalance to
predominantly “Yang” styles of Yoga (Vinyasa, Power, Ashtanga, etc.).
• Practice: Fundamental Yin Yoga postures, variations, and sequences
• Functional Anatomy: Connective Tissue and our unique Skeletal Variations
• Teaching Skills: Transcending “one-size-fits-all” aesthetics-based instruction
• Mindfulness: Integrating Asana Practice and Meditation

Who Should Take This Training?
• Yoga Teachers seeking practical, more refined teaching skills
• Functional Movement-based Teachers
• Dedicated Yoga Practitioners eager to deepen their personal practice

• Be Yoga Studio – Oslo, Norway


When ?

•Thursday, August 27, 2020 08:30 AM 
•Sunday, August 30, 2020 04:45 PM

Price ?
• Early bird Before March 27, 2020 // NOK 4950,- 
• After March 27, 2020 // NOK 5500,- 

Teacher ?

David Kim (E-RYT500) is an international Senior YogaWorks and Yin Yoga Teacher
Trainer, who teaches Yin in the style of his primary mentors, Paul & Suzee Grilley.
Anatomy trailblazers Gil Hedley, Thomas Myers, and Robert Schleip have refined
David’s practical roadmap to the human form, while the Mindfulness-Based Stress
Reduction program and his personal meditation practice continually reinforce his
connection to yoga’s spiritual and metaphysical dimensions.

Yin Yoga Teacher Training Course Outline: Level 1 (30 Hours)

Day 1:
Morning Session:
• Welcome/Introductions
• What is Yin Yoga?
• Asana Practice: “Yintroduction”

Lunch Break

Afternoon Session:
• History of Yin Yoga
• Function vs. Aesthetics: An Anatomical Approach
• Understanding Tension vs. Compression
• Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Meditation

Day 2:
Morning Session:
• What is Fascia? • Introducing the Myofascial Mandalas
• Defining “Target Areas”
• Asana Practice: Myofascial Target Areas

Lunch Break

Afternoon Session:
• Introducing Functional Joint Segments
• Asanalysis: Assessing Target Areas in Different Bodies
• Introduction to Skeletal Variations
• Mindfulness Meditation – Body Sensation as Anchor

Day 3:
Morning Session:
• Observing Skeletal Variations (continued)
• Different Layers of a Joint
• Theory of Exercise and Role of Stress in Bodily Tissues
• Asana Practice: Yin-Yang and Upper-Body Yin

Lunch Break

Afternoon Session:
• Asanalysis: External Hip Rotation
• Range of Motion Tests + Practice Teach
• Asana Practice: Yin Backbends + Wall Yin
• Mindfulness Meditation: Emotional Tone as Anchor

Day 4:
Morning Session:
• Yin Levels & Basic Sequencing
• Asanalysis: Internal Hip Rotation
• Range of Motion Tests + Practice Teach
• Asana Practice: “Advanced” Yin

Lunch Break

Afternoon Session:
• Asanalysis: Skeletal Variations in Twists
• Final Yin Review: What Have We Learned?
•Mindfulness Meditation: Metta (Loving-Kindness)
• Closing Ceremony