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Yin Yoga Training - Gold Coast


Yin Yoga Teacher Training 50hrs

Gold Coast

Dates: October 25th, 26th, 27th | November 1st, 2nd,3rd

Times: 7am - 6pm

Venue: Yoga in Paradise - Level 1/57 Thomas Drive, Chevron Island

Facilitator & Teacher: Madonna Williams

Yin Yoga uses restorative, floor-based poses to nourish and stimulate the deeper energetic channels in the body, providing support for the immune system. Yin yoga also provides the perfect container to develop deeper levels of self-inquiry and to cultivate the capacity for meditative self-awareness.

During the training aspect of our Retreat, Madonna Williams will guide you to take your practice to a deeper level. You will learn the techniques, energetic influence, anatomy and philosophy to Yin Yoga practice. This unique training will also combine traditional yoga techniques with the meridians of Chinese medicine and meditation.

You will learn a series of sequences that teaches both the dynamic flow poses (yang) and the more passive resting poses (yin) as it’s foundation. You will learn how to integrates this unique expression of yin and yang yogas with traditional Chinese medicine, Taoism, psychology and Buddhist philosophy to create one of the most complete and balanced systems of modern yoga.

This training is designed to deepen your own personal practice of yoga, meditation and mantra by integrating elements of meditation and self-inquiry into your daily yoga practice.

Learn and practise Sadhana including pranayama and meditation and immerse yourself in a safe and lovingly guided transformation journey. Mindfulness meditation will also be explored as an ‘inner method’ during yin yoga poses as well as a seated meditation practice (including the 4 Foundations of Mindfulness).

This is an experience of genuine warmth and intelligence that will heal your body, invigorate your mind, and inspire your soul. Connect with a group of likeminded souls to embrace, share, heal, expand and enjoy together.

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Training Topics

50-Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training includes:

  • Anatomy and Physiology specific to Yin Yoga

  • Modifications and Safety in Yin Yoga, including the use of props

  • Anatomy of the Subtle Body (meridians and chakras)

  • Mindfulness in Yin Yoga (including two specific methods of meditation)

  • Sequencing in Yin Yoga (including seasonal sequences)

  • Organs and Meridian Health (using yin yoga to affect specific organs)

  • Yin and Yang Theory (basic Taoist theory and the principles of yin and yang – how they are applied to yoga)

  • Yin Yoga and Meditation as referenced in the ancient scriptures (Hatha Yoga Pradipika/Yoga Sutras, Satipattana Sutta, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita)

  • Pranayama (breathing techniques) for health, relaxation and awaking the energy body

  • Teaching Skills - You will be guided through the teaching method and sequencing of 20 key poses in Yin Yoga and variations on these poses. Participants will have the opportunity for practical teaching experience and encouraged to develop their competence and  confidence in sharing Yin Yoga with Retreat guests during the training to develop and strengthen their authentic voice.

For Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT) – Yoga Alliance counts this course as 50 hours of Continuing Education credits.

Though this training is designed specifically for qualified Yoga Teachers wishing to teach yin yoga classes, this course is also open to dedicated practitioners of yoga, with the intention to use the knowledge to deepen your own understanding and practice. To be a certified teacher of yin yoga, you must have successfully completed a 200-hour Yoga Teaching Certification previously.

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Recommended Reading for this course:

‘Insight yoga” by Sarah Powers (highly recommended)

‘Yin Yoga: Principles and Practice’, by Paul Grilley (highly recommended)

At the commencement of the course, students will be given a comprehensive course manual with additional material, information and readings to study as part of the course content.

Course Cost:

FULL PRICE $1190 - Secure your spot with booking deposit below or see Early Bird Price

EARLY BIRD PRICE $1090 (Pay in full 2 mths before course starts) Email us today to secure your Early Bird price

Costs outlined above Includes YIN manual developed by Zen Soul Life and classes provided by Yoga in Paradise during the course.

Would you like to discuss your interest or ask any questions? email:

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