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Yin Yoga Teacher Training Melbourne27 March-1 April 2017 Melbourne

Welcome to Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training Level II !

“Tell me, and I will forget. Show me, and I may remember. Involve me, and I will understand.” (Confucius)

Confucius’ saying reflects the emphasis of this Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training II where the focus is on sensing, feeling and experiencing the Yin Yoga practice and the unique anatomy of our individual bone structure for ourselves.

You will be analysing yourselves and also each other, working in pairs or small groups conducting passive assists as well as gaining experience teaching this unique form of yoga. Through this very much hands on, practical approach your knowledge and understanding will be increased tenfold.

This Level II Teacher Training delves deeper into our wondrous human anatomy – in particular, the exciting world of fascia – the fascinating “yin” tissue and the interconnectivity of our body.

Students must have completed our Yin Therapy’s Yin Yoga and Anatomy Teacher Training Level I to participate in this Yin Yoga and Anatomy Teacher Training Level II.

This 50-hour intensive yoga teaching programme comprises 6 sections:

1. Yin Yoga Asanas

In this continuance of our Yin Yoga and Anatomy Teacher Training programme, we concentrate mainly on the 9 awareness points of functional yoga.

We’ll learn not only how to structure a class but also how to choreograph a unique “flow” every single time.

This “yin flow” is a natural result of our knowledge of anatomy, which is fundamental to sound yoga teaching.

We’ll also concentrate on the wide variety of different poses, passive assists and use of props as well as learning how to approach both our own yoga practice and that of our students in a creative and flexible manner.

2. Anatomy is the Key

In YYTT Level II, we will consolidate and expand our knowledge we gained from YYTT Level I of the pelvic girdle, thigh and lower back. We’ll look in more detail at the muscle groups of the thigh and the lower part of the upper body, learn the names of the muscles, look at their origins and insertions, identify muscular and fascial chains, examining their role and their effect on our Yin Yoga practice.

We will delve deeper into analysing compression, studying the tension of the muscular and fascial tissues and understanding the effect this has on the asana practice. This will allow us to offer our students logical assists.

Other topics that will be covered in this training are:

  • Knee joint in detail– structure, movement, potential injuries
  • Hip joint – structure, movement, potential injuries
  • Psoas in detail

3. 7 Point Analysis Principle for Assists – Theory

In this training we will improve our knowledge of the 7-point Analysis Principle.

4. Application of the 7-point analysis principle – tests and analysis of assists/adjustments

We will focus on applying the 7-Point Analysis Principle for assists and – working with the student – study ways of analysing yoga poses on the basis of compression and tension, orientation of the joints, and proportions.

To do this, we’ll continue where we left off on the Yin Yoga and Anatomy Teacher Training I, applying the principle with our fellow students.

Working in small groups, we’ll devise logical, tailor-made assists for each individual student. This training is invaluable for our own practice, as well as for our classes and one-on-one personal training sessions.

We will recognise and understand why yoga props can be very useful for releasing tension from the muscles or altering the angle of the joint, thereby avoiding compression and avoiding injuries.

5. Passive Assists

In section 5 we learn passive, hands-on assists.

Often we encounter students whose range of movement doesn’t allow them to practise certain asanas – such as Saddle pose (Virasana or Supta Virasana). This can be due to a variety of reasons including stiffness, lack of suppleness, age or injury.

Passive assists are particularly useful if a student has been injured previously or has undergone back, shoulder or hip surgery; they are also helpful for older yoga participants.

We will learn, observe and practice a series of passive assists on one another to address each of the main muscle groups in Yin Yoga.

6. Yin Therapy

Yin Therapy offers a holistic approach to counter both physical and emotional imbalances using a combination of various “yin” techniques. We will delve progressively more deeply into Yin Therapy as we move further through the training modules.

In YYTT II, we establish a basic understanding of how – using Yin Therapy – we can support our students’ individual and specific physical and emotional issues.

This first unit will focus on:

  • Body and mind
  • Thought, emotion and reaction
  • Stress in the west
  • Back pain in the west
  • A range of potential solutions based on Yin Therapy
 Required Resource:
 General Anatomy and the Musculoskeletal System by Schuenke, et al. Second Edition: ISBN 1604069228
 Available to order online at: THIEME/dp/1604069228/ref=dp_ob_title_bk
 Suggested Resource:
 The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga: The Philosophy and the Practice by Bernie Clark
 ISBN 1935952501
 Available to order online at: Powers/9781935952503


8:30 am – 12:30 pm  Yin Practice & Lecture

12:30 pm – 1:30pm Lunch Break

1:30pm – 5:30 pm Lecture & Yin Practice



320 Toorak Rd, South Yarra VIC 3141


AU$1,250 (Early Bird ends on 10th Feb 2017 )

AU$1,380 (Full Price after 10th Feb 2017)

*This Level II training is a certified stand-alone teacher training course and is also the second of four modules that together make up Yin Therapy’s 200hr Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training. On successful completion of the training, the hours can be counted towards Yin Therapy’s internationally recognised Yoga Alliance 200hr Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training certificate or towards continuing education hours with Yoga Alliance and continuing professional development hours with Yoga Australia.



Bank Name: Westpac
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• All refunds are subject to a 20% administration fee of the total invoice value.

• No refund will be given within 30 days of the program start date, unless we are able to fill your place from the waiting list.

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