Yin Yoga & Meridians Teacher Training Course Overview
In this yin yoga teacher training, you’ll discover the ultimate way towards happiness in your everyday life. Based on the model of Traditional Chinese Medicine, our emotions are intertwined with our physical health, and the practice of yin yoga helps deconstruct our layered emotions so we can step towards radiant luminosity.
In your training, you’ll learn the fundamentals of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the Chinese meridian pathways, and their applications in Yin yoga. This course provides a complete map from ancient Chinese medical fundamentals to modern scientific research on myofascia. You'll also learn how to alleviate body pain, minimize emotional distress, increase flexibility and joint stability. This is a hands-on training suitable for those who express a deep interest in energy work, healing arts, and self-improvement. You will practice daily Qi Gong, Yin yoga, philosophy, asana theory, and practice teaching. Your mandatory hours include activities in guided practices, partnering work, self-reflection journaling, deep breath work, meditation, quizzes, and presentations.
You can choose from our 30hr, 50hr and 100hr Yin yoga and meridians teacher training hosted in different parts of the world. The different program lengths allow people with different needs and schedules to continue learning and growing. These courses are designed for you if you want to go closer to your core nature regardless if you want to teach yoga professionally or not.
30hr Yin Yoga & Meridians Teacher Training
Daily practice of yin yoga, Qi Gong, pranayama & meditation
Study the exercise theory of yin yoga based on the model of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
The origins of TCM
The fundamentals of TCM, Yin Yang theory, the functions and disharmonies of Qi
Learn all of the 12 regular meridian pathways, their associated emotions, colors, sounds, and taste
Skeletal Differences: Tension vs Compression
Skeletal Analysis: The 13 main compartments
Leaning into your physical and emotional edges
Postural clinic: Dissecting and analyzing the classical yin postures
Develop a foundational yin practice
**This training is suitable for yoga teachers or practitioners who are seeking an introduction to Yin yoga & Chinese meridians. Experienced yoga teachers can right away start teaching simple yin sequences after this training. For new teachers or yoga students, it is recommended to take the 50hr or 100hr for a complete study.
50hr Yin Yoga & Meridians Teacher Training
Everything in the 30hr program plus
In-depth study of the 5 elements
Interactions of the 5 elements and association with common psychosomatic disorders (nervousness, worrying, anxiety…etc)
Intro to the 8 extraordinary vessels
Yoga philosophy & the Eight Limbs Path
Buddhist philosophy: Karma & Emptiness
Intro to essential acupressures points and learn how to use them for common issues, injuries, and flexibility
The art of touch: fundamentals of applying acupressure
Savasana adjustment: Infusing Thai Acu massage
Microcosmic Orbit, Vipassana & Anapanasati meditation
Learn the art of holding silence when leading a yin class
Acquire the skill to hold space when teaching yin yoga
100hr Yin Yoga & Meridians Teacher Training
Everything in the 50hr program plus
Western anatomical mapping of Chinese meridians
Myofascia meridians & myofascia release techniques
The art of leading yin class: storytelling & guided meditation
Advanced sequencing method
Infusing yang movements in a yin sequence
Qigong and pranayama infusion
Counter poses for physical and energetic releases
Savasana adjustment: Thai acupressure short sequence
Discovering Yoga Nidra: Yogic sleep for deep relaxation
Designing and guiding your own Yoga Nidra
Practical teaching: Group and one-on-one classes
Microcosmic Orbit meditation
Personal teaching feedback
Group presentation & workshop design
Ethics of yoga teaching
Lisa Tomaschewski - Germany
The training was another beautiful step on the way to grow into the yogi world. Annie is a great teacher who prepares everything with love. Even though it was not my first training this training is a good option for beginners who want to explore their practice. Thank you Annie.
Grace Lorenzo - USA
This training provides with with an incredibly mindful view into the physical and emotional bodies with the marriage of Yin and TCM. Annie`s course is thoughtfully planned out to lead you through yin yoga and to deepen your understanding on how the two work together. Annie is equal parts highly knowledgeable and skillful in what she teaches as well as deeply compassionate for her students. Whether you are a student or an yoga teacher this course is an amazing layer to anyone`s practice.
Katje Brinckmann- Germany
This teacher training with Annie was my first training and it totally topped all of my expectations. Annie brought so much wisdom and experience into the training that I took far more home than how to teach yin yoga in general. With Annie's love and seemingly unstoppable thirst for knowledge about the body, mind and spirit, she made this journey a very special one for me.
Hella Lund- Norway
I loved the group's energy and the very organized set up everyday! Yes, my expectations were met and the training was very professional. Some of the highlights included teaching one on one on the last day and the traditional Chinese medicine sessions. I enjoyed the friends I made and absolutely fell in love with Mexico. I feel absolutely confident to teach. Thank you!