Yin Yoga & Meridians Teacher Training

Course Overview

 30hr Yin Yoga Training

  • Daily practice of Yin yoga, Qi Gong, pranayama & meditation

  • Exercise theory of Yin yoga

  • The main differences between practicing Yin and Yang yoga

  • The fundamentals of TCM, 5 elements, Yin Yang theory, the functions and disharmonies of Qi

  • Intro to the 12 regular meridian pathways, their associated emotions, colors, sounds, and taste

  • Skeletal Differences: Tension vs Compression

  • Introduction to fascial research and relevance to our emotional expression

  • Leaning into your physical and emotional edges

  • Postural clinic

  • Develop a foundational Yin practice

    *This training is suitable for students who are seeking an introduction to Yin yoga or experienced yoga teacher who want to lead basic Yin Yoga classes.

  • To fully lead a soulful & transformative Yin classes, it is recommended to take the 50hr or 100hr.

50hr Yin Yoga Training

Everything in the 30hr program plus

  • A deeper study of the 5 elements- the essential pillar of TCM diagnosis

  • Interactions of the 5 elements and association with common psychosomatic disorders

  • Integrating Yin yoga poses to harmonize the body, mind & spirit based on the 5 elements model.

  • Intro to the 8 extraordinary vessels

  • In-depth study of the communication network of our body subsystems: Cardiovascular, Fascial and Nervous system.

  • Myofascia research and functional range conditioning lectures. Applying knowledge to practical setting. Understanding our body through kinaesthetic movement. (yoga and non-yoga based).

  • 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

  • Personal practice of Microcosmic Orbit, Vipassana & Anapanasati meditation

  • Learn the subtle art of holding silence when leading a Yin class

  • Purposeful sequencing

  • Acquire the skill to hold space when teaching Yin yoga

  • Practice teaching with feedback

100hr Yin Yoga Training

Everything in the 50hr program plus

  • Myofascia meridians & myofascia release techniques

  • Developing the soulful teaching voice as a Yin yoga teacher: holding space in silence vs storytelling.

  • Integrating the unique skill of Yin teaching in a private vs group class.

  • Familiarizing with all Yin yoga poses’ variations and modifications. Apply modifications/adjustments with skills and confidence.

  • Developing a Yoga Nidra (YN) practice.

  • Learn the fundamentals of YN and the power behind this practice.

  • Lead one-on-one YN practice.

  • Full study of Thai Acupressure Massage, explore the subtle art of touch and energy transfer.

  • Advanced & intelligent sequencing method

  • Savasana adjustment with Thai massage and Chinese acupressure points

  • Learning and practicing Microcosmic Orbit meditation (Ren Du)

  • A lot of practice teaching and personal feedback.

  • Group presentation & workshop design

  • Ethics of yoga teaching

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Latest Testimonials 

Annie Au Yin Yoga Teacher Training 2018-2019

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.

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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- Annie Au Yin Yoga Teacher Training 2018-2019

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.