Yin Yoga Lehrerausbildung Januar 2017 mit Martin Becker

Be Yinspired & take your teaching skills to the next level


Niyama Yoga, Falknerstrasse 35, 4001 Basel


Sat, Jan 14 – Tue, Jan 17, 2017


Practice: feel the yin

  • Daily 2-hour yin practice
  • Get a detailed understanding of the main yin poses and learn the difference between a yin and yang approach to asana
  • Cultivate mindfulness and letting go in your own practice
  • Understand the role of alignment in yin yoga 
  • Learn how to use – and how not to sue – props in yin poses
  • Experience assists and modifications for different body types in yin poses

Advanced anatomy for yin yoga teachers

  • Get the most up-to-date research on fascia and what role fascia plays in the mind-body connection
  • Detailed analysis of all major joints, their surrounding muscles, and connective tissue and how yin yoga affects these structures
  • Understand the different impacts of yin vs. yang yoga on body and mind
  • Learn the key aspects of meridian theory and Chinese elements and how to apply them in your yin classes
  • Get to know the difference between tension and compression, learn to differentiate between the two and understand their role in the individual alignment of students

Teaching Yin

  • Detailed break-down of all yin poses and the target areas of each pose
  • Practice how to read students‘ bodys and how to offer appropriate modifications and assists
  • Learn how to create a yin atmosphere that is conductive to letting go and moving into stillness
  • You will get more than 10 yin class plans that focus on different meridians
  • Get to understand how to structure and sequence yin classes in a way that makes sense anatomically and promotes letting go
  • Teaching meditation and how to integrate it into your yin classes

Philosophical foundations

  • Understand the Chinese philosophy of YinYang and how to weave this theme into your teaching
  • Deepen your understanding of Patanjali’s yoga sutras and how to apply them when teaching Yin classes
  • Know the differences between Buddhist and Vedic philosophy and approaches to yoga
  • CHF 800
  • CHF 700 early bird with registration until August 31, 2016
Max. participants
  • 20
  • Regular yoga practice (any style)
  • For registered yoga teachers (RYT, YogaAlliance) this training counts as continuing education according to YogaAlliance standards

Martin Becker

Language English (questions can be asked also in German)
Registration info@niyama-yoga.ch