Slow down your practice and discover the power of being totally present in our short but comprehensive yin yoga course. In this fast-paced world, we don’t often take time to truly slow down and journey deep into our selves. Yin yoga promotes slow, careful and conscious relaxation of the body, in order to find balance. Long, static holds in postures help to put a healthy load on the joints, increasing their range of motion while accessing deep layers of connective tissue and fascia in the body. Feel light and free in your body and harmonious in your mind.
Who can join?
This program is open to anyone with a genuine interest and desire to learn more about this fascinating branch of yoga. Because of the gentle nature of the practice, you don’t need any prior yoga experience. It may be helpful if you have already completed another teacher training, but it is by no means a requirement.
- Daily pranayama/meditation practice
- 2 asana classes per day (yin and gentle Hatha)
- Introduction to yin and the history of yin yoga
- Yin from a Daoist, Yogic and Western point of view
- Western anatomy including joints, connective tissues, fascia and myofascia, and it’s relevance to the yin yoga practice
- Eastern anatomy from both a Traditional Chinese Medicine view (meridians) and an Indian view (the chakra system)
- Daily teaching practice and discussions on sequencing and assists
- In-depth study of the 24 yin asanas, plus extras
- Optional extra activities include: yoga nidra, partner relaxation workshop, alternative meditations
Classes run from 06:30 to about 17:30 daily. Your time is split between asana, theoretical and practical classes. Please note that this is a sample schedule and timings are subject to change.
|06:30 – 07:30||Meditation/Pranayama|
|07:30 – 09:00||Yin Yoga|
|09:00 – 10:00||Breakfast|
|10:00 – 12:00||Theory (philosophy/anatomy)|
|12:00 – 13:00||Lunch|
|13:00 – 14:30||Art of Teaching|
|14:30 – 16:00||Free Time|
|16:00 – 17:30||Hatha Yoga/Restorative Yoga/Slow Flow|
|19:00 – 20:00||Dinner|
Accommodation and Food
Our priority is to provide you with comfortable, safe and clean accommodation that is located close to the yoga shala. Rooms are either shared between two people, or private, depending on your preference. Our simple, cosy rooms are the perfect respite for rest and relaxation. Step out of your door straight into nature, and fall asleep with the sound of the ocean, or trees blowing in the breeze. Warm, salty breeze from the ocean or the fresh air with its mountain energy will fill your soul with happiness and calm.
We provide 3 healthy, energy-boosting meals per day, from Monday to Saturday. Sunday is a holiday for staff and students and we encourage you to try some of the delicious food on offer in the surrounding area. Our kitchen staff pride themselves on their local, fresh, seasonally-appropriate ingredients. We aim to give you all the energy you need for this intensive time. Let us nourish your soul and fill your body with prana-supporting meals!
Karma Yoga (selfless service)
In the weekdays you will be engaged in voluntary karma yoga. This will be a short time either before or after classes. Karma Yoga, the Yoga of selfless action, will help you to learn and practice yoga holistically.
Check-in & Check-out
Please feel free to check-in any time from 10 am. The day is dedicated for you to settle in. We will hold an introduction and orientation opening ceremony for your information, followed by a welcome dinner from 5:30 pm onwards.
On the last day, we will hold a closing ceremony before your departure, where you will get your certificates. You have time to prepare everything to leave on this day. We welcome any feedback at the end. Check-out time is 1 pm, but you may join activities throughout the day as desired. We will hold your belongings safely.
50 Hour Yin Yoga TTC
11 Mar - 17 Mar
25 Mar - 31 Mar
8 Apr - 14 Apr
22 Apr - 28 Apr
6 May - 12 May
20 May - 26 May
3 Jun - 9 Jun
17 Jun - 23 Jun
1 Jul - 7 Jul