Yin Yoga Teacher Training



Course dates available for 2019:  March - April 2019

Welcome to a quiet practice. Here you will learn the foundational elements of all things yin; including Philosophy, anatomy, asana, meditation, stillness and breath.

This is a comprehensive 50 hour training course in Yin Yoga for yoga teachers and other disciplines such as pilates/fitness teachers, as well as bodywork specialists. You will receive 50 hours YACEP accreditation through the Yoga Alliance USA upon successful completion of this course. In order to receive these credits you must participate in the whole course, this includes homework that will need to be completed on time. You must hold a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training certificate to receive credits.

The programme follows the standards set out by yoga alliance in each of the 5 educational catergories.

Each weekend will be a blend of practice, meditation, mindfulness, breath work, presentations and hands on experience of teaching and assisting in poses.

Yin Yoga Origins

Where and how did this practice come about.
Understanding the difference between Restorative/Hatha Yoga and Yin yoga as well as between passive and active poses - Yin/Yang
The Principles of Yin Yoga.



Intro to Yin/Yang relativity
Stillness and enquiry, discovering a slower pace and the art of doing less
Yin Poses for the 5 main meridian pairs; Kidney & Bladder / Liver & Gallbladder / Spleen & Stomach / Lung & Large Intestine / Heart & Small Intestine
Yin Yoga for the lower and upper body.
The use of props and how and when to use them.
Finding your own unique shape and understanding how to guide others to find theirs.

Pranayama & Meditation

Understanding the importance of breath and meditation/mindfulness in Yin Yoga and how to develop these into your own practice so you can effectively teach these to students.


Tension vs Compression
Skeletal variations in individuals and how this will effect the shape of the pose
Understanding the key joints, bones and connective tissues

Teaching Methodology

Pose research sheets for each Yin pose.
Sample routines for teaching.
How to create quiet in a yin class, understanding pace, voice and music.
How to support students when needed.
Class structure and sequencing.
Practicum - teaching a yin class.

Course Dates / How To Book

Monday - Saturday  - 6 Days Intensive Yin Teacher Training

Dates for this course:
Maximum number of students per course is 10

We will meet over three weekends;


2nd - 3rd March 2019
15th - 17th March 2019
5th - 7th  April 2019


Friday: 6:30 - 9:00pm
Saturday: 9:30am - 5:30pm (two hours for lunch from 10:30 - 12:30pm)
Sunday: 11am - 4pm

Manual and Teacher Training Support:

You will receive a YinAsana Yoga Manual which we will use throughout the course.
Homework will be assigned at the beginning of the course and will need to be completed before the last weekend.
An email will be sent out with the required reading list and full course schedule.
Facebook group is set up as support for the course and updated with info as we move through the course content.


Early Bird Price:  £500
Full Cost of Training:  £550

Instalment Plan:


Deposit to secure your place: £100 (non refundable)
1st Payment due 1st December £150
2nd Payment due 1st January £150
Final payment due 1st February £100
Early Bird Pricing of £500 ends on the 1st February and full cost of course is £550

Payment details to confirm your place:
Gemma Maryan
Sort Code: 09 01 29
Account : 23744774


Terms & Conditions:

Teacher Training Courses: Your payment includes £250 (200 Hour) £100 (50 Hour) non-refundable administration fee. No refunds for cancellations within 8 weeks of the training. No exceptions. 
Cancellations must be made in writing to [email protected]. 
No refunds will be made for failure to attend or failure to complete the teacher training or withdrawal from the program. After registered payment you will receive a confirmation of your booking, which is also your payment receipt.

" Yin is a wonderful practice and Gemma is an exceptional teacher, generous, fun and sensitive. The course is so well structured and comes from her substantial experience and knowledge. I leaned about yin, anatomy, energy, about teaching, about what my students might need and, as a bonus, I learned so much about my own practice! Thank you Gem, for changing my approach to yoga and bringing more balance into my teaching and my life. I loved every minute of it." L Gonzalez


"Gemma is a very versatile and brilliant yoga teacher. She teaches different styles of yoga and she is very competent in everything she teaches. She is also very knowledgeable in every aspect of yoga. I started practicing with Gemma since 2017 and immensely enjoy being in her class.  For me she is one of the best yoga teachers I have ever come across. She is very genuine and supports her students to develop and grow in their yoga practice. My Ashtanga practice is much better ever since I started practicing under Gemma’s supervision, she will make you work hard and will not stop until your practice is good. Her own practice shows that she works herself very hard to improve her practice. She is constantly new things about yoga and passing it on to her students. I feel very lucky that Gemma is my yoga guru." Mamta Kanabar

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