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Welcome to Yin Yoga Teacher Training.

We are delighted to embark on this journey of exploration and learning with you. Throughout this course, you will delve into the art and science of teaching Yin Yoga to a group, enhancing your skills and knowledge to guide others on a path of balance and well-being.

Prerequisites for Teaching Yin Yoga:
Before you begin, please be aware that in Australia, a minimum Certificate III Fitness or a minimum 200HR Yoga Certificate is required to teach a Yin class to a group.

These certifications ensure a foundational understanding of fitness or yoga principles, which will complement the specialised knowledge you’ll gain in this course and meet requirement needs.

Key Concepts of Yin Yoga

1. Yin and Yang Analysis:
– Understanding the location and function of Yin and Yang in the body.
– Recognising that Tao transcends opposites, creating a harmonious balance.

2. Three Tissues of the Joints
– Delving into the importance of bones, ligaments, and tendons in Yin Yoga.

3. Yin Exercise
– Embracing static, gentle, and prolonged postures to address chi and blood stagnation.

4. Yang Exercise
– Engaging in rhythmic, vigorous, and repetitive movements to counter fatigue and soreness.

5. Yin and Yang Minds
– Observing and learning in the Yin mind, with a focus on breath awareness.
– Exercising control and change in the Yang mind, incorporating breath control.

6. Nervous Systems in Yoga
– Understanding the influence of Yin Yoga on the parasympathetic nervous system.
– Recognising the impact of Yang Yoga on the sympathetic nervous system.

7. Movement and Relaxation
– Appreciating that Yin Yoga involves no rhythm or movement, allowing muscles to relax.
– Acknowledging that Yang Yoga incorporates rhythm and movement, actively engaging muscles.

8. Stresses on Joints
– Identifying the two stresses – tension and compression – acting on opposite sides of the joint.

9. Energy Awareness
– Cultivating an awareness of energy, including chi and prana, in Yin Yoga practice.

10. Modern Meridian Theory
– Exploring how exercise contributes to the health of connective tissues based on modern meridian theory.

11. Gentle Compression and Bone Growth
– Understanding how gentle compression in Yin Yoga stimulates bone growth.

12. Levels of Training
– Progressing through joint, muscle, blood, breath, chi, emotion, and thought/consciousness levels of training.

As you immerse yourself in these key concepts, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of Yin Yoga, preparing you to share the benefits of this practice with others. Feel free to reach out with any questions or insights as you progress through this transformative journey.


Once you graduate from the course, you may like to consider registering your credentials with GOYA.

If you’re a yoga teacher, consider taking your registration to an organisation that gives back to it’s members, community and yoga.

GOYA represents a new wave in professional organisations, offering a dynamic and relevant alternative to traditional groups that may not fully cater to the evolving needs of students, teachers, and schools. It stands out for its proactive stance in supporting its members comprehensively.

For instance, Yoga Alliance, while a recognized entity, has shown limitations in keeping pace with the diverse and growing demands of the yoga community. In contrast, GOYA is structured to provide extensive support and benefits that are finely tuned to the current needs of the yoga teacher community.

As a special incentive, all Yoga Flow students are eligible for to register for their first year with GOYA at a significantly reduced rate of only USD$15.

USE DISCOUNT CODE: YOGAFLOW during registration.

Our recommendation is based on thorough research and consideration of what each group offers. We believe that GOYA emerges as the most sensible choice for everyone in the yoga community, offering unparalleled value and support that far exceeds that of other groups.


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