Yin Yoga Teacher Training




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

24th - 25th August (Saturday & Sunday only with Sunday being 10am start)
30th August - 1st September
6th - 8th September

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

We will meet over three weekends:


Friday: 6:30 - 9:00pm
Saturday: 9:30am - 5:30pm
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.


£500 for the full cost of the course

You can book your place now on Finnieston Yoga Shala online booking system.


What Yin Yoga Trainees are saying:

" 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


"Excellent course!! Gemma is a very enthusiastic teacher who has a great knowledge of yin yoga which I'm sure the class tested her on many times. The course is very well constructed and covers all topics and a fun and friendly manner. Would happily do it all again"

~ Sheena Jack


"Yin course was well presented by Gem. Her passion for yoga and dedication to her own practice was evident throughout the course. I enjoyed every minute of the course, in particular all the asana workshops, the flow classes and the pranayamas. She was very thorough in covering all aspects of the course. I have used all the new things I have learned into my own classes and the course has helped me to grow as a teacher. I would recommend Gem as a teacher/trainer."

~ Carole Munro


"Gemma is an absolute fountain of knowledge on ashtanga, vinyasa and yin yoga, as well anatomy, philosophy and theory. This is a great course for anyone wishing to study yin yoga to a deep level. You will want to do even more than 50 hours!"



"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. Her own practice shows that she works herself very hard to improve her practice. She is constantly learning new things about yoga and passing it on to her students. I feel very lucky that Gemma is my yoga guru." Mamta Kanabar

September 2018 Yin Yoga Teacher Graduates

March 2019 Yin Yoga Teacher Graduates

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.

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