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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 ?

•*Friday, April 29, 2022
*Saturday, April 30, 2022
*Sunday, May 01, 2022
*Monday, May 02, 2022


Price ?
• NOK 5500,- 

Teacher ?

Meet David:
A Senior YogaWorks Teacher Trainer, David Kim (E-RYT500) teaches Yin Yoga in the style of his pioneering mentors Paul & Suzee Grilley. His ongoing anatomy studies include cadaver dissections with fascia pioneers Gil Hedley & Tom Myers, and research updates at international Fascia conferences and functional-movement workshops. David’s meditation practice is rooted in the Mindfulness Based Stress
Reduction (MBSR) program.

www.MyYogaWorks.com Links:

Deep Space Yin: https://www.myyogaworks.com/video/deep-space-yin/
Lower Body Yin: https://www.myyogaworks.com/video/upper-lower-body-yin/
Yin Yoga: https://www.myyogaworks.com/video/yin-yoga/

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


What is Yin Yoga?
Yin Yoga is a style of yoga that typically incorporates longer, passive postural holds of several minutes. Bodyweight and gravity apply gentle, sustained stress on jointtissues, eliciting a profound physiological effect that is markedly different from more dynamic (“yang”) styles of yoga.

What Can Yin Yoga Teach Us?
Yin Yoga is an ideal forum to explore both Eastern and Western approaches to the physical and energy bodies. It highlights the uniqueness -- as opposed to standardized “norms” -- of our bodies so that we can better understand our true potential for both movement and mindful body awareness. Yin classes may explore several avenues: stimulating myofascial and/or Chi meridians, laying the groundwork for meditation and mindfulness, down-regulating the nervous system.

How Will Yin Yoga Improve My Teaching Skills?
The Yin approach to anatomy empowers both newer and experienced teachers to move beyond rote verbal cues, by developing a sharper eye for different body types and a more spacious understanding of asana and range of movement. Yin teachers learn how to create a meditative space that coaxes students to see beyond their habitual mental distractions, where most suffering originates.


Yin Yoga is quickly becoming one of the most influential styles of yoga in the world. A much-needed counterbalance to Power or Vinyasa styles, Yin exercises our body and mind through longer, passive postures that apply gentle stress to our joint tissues via bodyweight and gravity.

Yin anatomy combines Eastern and Western perspectives by highlighting the unique potential – rather than standardized “norms” -- of our bodies. This course empowers teachers to move beyond rote verbal cues and aesthetically “pretty” poses, by developing a sharper eye for different body types and a more spacious understanding of asana. We will learn how to develop a meditative classroom space that coaxes students to see beyond their habitual distractions, where most suffering originates.

In this Foundational Course, you will learn:
 Fundamental Yin Yoga Postures, Modifications, and Sequences
 Functional Anatomy Focused on Skeletal Variations, Proportions, and
Connective-Tissue Research
 How To Understand Bodies, Instead of Memorizing Poses

 How To Integrate Mindfulness Into Asana and Meditation
 How To Integrate a Yin Approach Into Yang-style classes