Yin Yoga is an integrative practice that combines observation, sensation and stillness. Positions are held for 3-5 minutes in a passive way. The weight of the body and the force of gravity do all the work. With each exhale there is the potential to do less, to let go, to relax into the shape.

In these suspended moments, the student has an opportunity to listen to their body. Sensation is the language of the body and with practiced attention the student has the potential to tune-in to what the body really needs. When we attend to sensation with no agenda or expectations, we can re-establish healthy movement patterns, release negativity and awaken to the peaceful truth that underlies all reality.

Benefits of Yin Yoga: Soothes reactive tendencies / Builds the capacity to be patient and tolerant / Relationships become more harmonious / Improves interoception (the ability to listen and interpret inner sensations) / Improves neuroception (the ability to detect danger in your environment) / Improves proprioception (how you orient yourself in time and space) / Realigns bones at joints reducing pain / Redistributes tension through the fascial net / Excellent for facilitating detoxification as fascial adhesions are removed / Restored shearing (the gentle glide between tissues)



Blended program (Theory & practical)


£675 Early bird special ends 1st June Feb 2024

£775 Starting 2nd June 2024

Details:  To secure your space we would need £300 deposit which is non- refundable if cancelled. The remaining balance would be due  either on or before 1st September  anything cancelled after this date will 75% the full amount. Anyone he books on after the 1st September payment will need to be made in full.


Yin Yoga Training (50Hours)

Yoga Alliance Registered as Continuing Education Angela Jervis-Read E-RYT 500

This course is appropriate for: Yoga teachers, social workers, physiotherapists, chiropractors, psychotherapists, life coaches, personal trainers, psychologists, massage therapists, reiki practitioners, Rolfers, and Structural Integration Therapists. This is course is also good for students who want to deepen their understanding of how yoga works and how to develop a personal practice that is prescriptive to their ever changing, day to day needs.

Objectives: Develop a strong foundation in the psychology of yoga and deepen your understanding of the psycho-somatic relationship / Learn three concise and easy to follow body maps — from which you will be able to build thoughtful, therapeutic and interesting classes / Chakra Theory (psychology of Indian Yoga) / Meridian Theory (psychology of Traditional Chinese Medicine) / Myofascial Trains (the hardware (myofascia – fascia and muscles) that carry energy and the mental and emotional vibrations through our physical make-up)


Theory and Philosophy (Energetic Anatomy)

  • What is Yin Yoga?
  • History of Yin Yoga
  • Yin and Yang Theory — Based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
  • Organ Meridian Theory – Learn the physical, mental and emotional qualities of the twelve main organ meridians (TCM)
  • Chakra Theory – Study the qualities and attributes of the 7 main chakras that reside along your main energetic channel.


  • Learn all 36 Yin postures, their multiple variations and how to prop them.
  • Meditation – The art of concentration (Dharana). To safely manipulate fascia, yin postures are held for 5-8 minutes. Here the student has an opportunity to explore the art of stillness amid this physical intensity. Yin yoga can be a wonderful bridge into a steady meditation practice, even for the busiest of minds.
  • Pranayama – Learn the ‘Abandha’ breath and how to work with the Bandhas in a Yin way.

Anatomy – Study the nature of fascia and the location of the 12 myofascial lines. Compare how these trains correspond to both the meridian system in Traditional Chinese

Medicine as well as the Chakra system of traditional yoga – Learn the defining principles of Yin Yoga that allow you to safely manipulate your fascial fabric.

Sequencing – Learn to sequence classes that take into consideration your students physical, mental and emotional condition by applying your knowledge of meridians and chakras to the manipulation of the myofascial lines.


The course will run from Tuesday 22nd October till  Sunday 27th October

9:30am till 5:30pm daily with an hour’s lunch and small breaks. Full attendance is required to pass this course.

The recommended reading material before the course is “Insight Yoga” by Sarah Powers. All props will be provided during the course.

If you have any additional questions please don’t hesitate to reach out!

Elements Yoga Space, Boodle Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL6 8NF
0161 330 5011

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