Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training IV

"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life." (Confucius)

When one arrives, we feel, as yin yoga practitioners and teachers that it is no longer work,
but rather a gift.

Welcome to Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training IV

6 day / 50 hour certified teacher training

Through the previous training levels, we have enough knowledge under our anatomy belts to understand and sense the more refined energy work of the meridians and to explore the implications for our own practice and that of our students.

The desire is for the energy – internally and externally – to be tangible for each and every student, so that our teaching becomes authentic and not only theoretical.

Furthermore, besides delving into yoga philosophy and the theory of energy work you can expect to be taken on a very personal, energetic and emotional journey this week with much yin yoga, meditation and pranayama practice.

The intention of this course – the middle way (Buddha's teaching)  the journey inwards  – the journey to our essence.

Students must have completed our YYTTI, II and III programmes to be able to participate in the YYTTIV programme.

This 50 hour intensive programme IV is created for all yoga teachers who wish to delve deeper into Yin Yoga - the quiet practice and increase their knowledge on the anatomic and energetic theories of the practice.

This 6 day / 50-hour intensive yoga teaching programme comprises 6 sections:

1. Yin yoga asanas

In this continuance of our yin yoga teacher training programme, we concentrate mainly on the chakras and meridians of our bodies.  For asana practice, this means learning to be aware of the subtle chi (energy) flow in the meridians, and to feel its effects on the balance of both body and mind.

2. Yoga philosophy

In the yoga philosophy section, we study the ultimate goal of practising yoga. To do this, we look to Patanjali and his first four yoga sutras, and embark on the eightfold path.

The main questions that we’ll address are:

  • What is yoga?
  • What is the path of yoga?

3. Chakras and meridian theory

In this section, we examine chakra theory as the energy centre of our body and discover the sense and power of practising chakra meditation on the spiritual path to enlightenment.

We’ll also cover meridian theory.

In the physical body, we know about the role of bioelectrical flow (nerves) and chemical flow (hormones) as a natural source of power and energy for the body.  In chakra and meridian theory, chi represents the highest authority at a physical level, coordinating both the bioelectrical and the chemical flow in the body and supplying it with energy.

If chi is flowing, we are healthy.  If chi is not flowing, we become ill.

Through yin yoga, pranayama and meditation, we move chi and achieve balance in the body and mind.

4. Theory – meditation, bandhas, pranayama and anatomy

Teaching the theory of meditation (dharana – concentration / dhyana – seeing what is), bandhas (locks), pranayama (breath control), pratahara (looking inwards and conducting energy to the spinal column) and the anatomy associated with it is as fascinating as it is exhilarating.

In addition, we compare it with classical Buddhist meditation practice and universal meditation, philosophy and theory.

5. Practice – meditation, bandhas, pranayama and anatomy

Fully conversant with the theory of meditation, we are now ready to move on to meditation practice.

Each day, we will focus intensively on a theme as we practise:

  •  Universal meditation
  • Chakra meditation over two days
  • Bandha meditation
  • Pranayama exercises
  • Pratyahara exercises
  • Shushumna purification   

This practice offers an insight into and provides a taster of the Yin Therapy Meditation Training.
The Yin Therapy Meditation Programme (100 hours) can lead to an extremely profound personal experience and transformation.

6. Yin Therapy

In this section we turn our attention to creating a more extensive picture of energy and holistic therapeutic elements within the body.
During this module, we will explore various theories and find the connection between them.

At the heart of this third Yin Therapy module lie:

  • Theory of Universal meditation – thought, emotion, reaction
  • Fascial research results in conjunction with the new meridian theory
  • Dr Motoyama’s perspective on chakras, meridians and healing
  • Quantum physics
  • Brain research with regard to meditation
  • Therapeutic elements of various energy methods - Reiki, Thai Massage, Shiatsu

We hope you enjoy YYTT IV:-)

On successful completion of levels I - IV, students will be awarded a Yoga Alliance 200 hour Yin Therapy Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training certificate or a 50 hour certificate towards Continuing Education with Yoga Alliance.

schedule overview

feedback / testimonials from past students


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“I particularly liked the manner in which you presented anatomy - clear, understandable, profound. One clearly senses that you are imparting your inner wisdom and all delivered with enthusiasm and humour!” (YYTTII Hamburg)

— Kalyan H. yoga teacher, Hamburg
“ Inspiring, with so much love and consideration and super organised”
(YYTTII Hamburg)

— Susanne H. yoga teacher und body worker, Hamburg
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“What did I particularly like? Everything! You have found a perfect way to teach anatomy. Everything is taught with so much love and respect and I am so looking forward to YYTTIII” (YYTTII Hamburg)

— Gudrun B. yoga teacher, Aachen
“Excellent, wonderful, inspiring training”
(YYTTII Hamburg)

— Lene L. yoga teacher, Denmark