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Class: Yin Yoga Level One Certification

Teacher: Natalie Sydorenko or Cortney Martinelli

Duration: 8 hours

This certification qualifies for 8 CE contact hours through Yoga Alliance


Yin yoga is a slower-paced, meditative form of the physical and spiritual discipline and practice of yoga. In yin yoga, poses are held for a longer period of time (typically 3-5 minutes) in order to target and stretch the connective tissues (i.e. joints, ligaments, tendons, fascia) of the body. The goal is not to strengthen the muscles, but instead to stretch and lengthen those rarely used tissues.


Target audience for this course: Certification is designed for those who have a passion for the energetics of yin yoga; teachers that have a desire to teach yin yoga to others or serious students who want to develop a personal practice for themselves.


Prerequisites for the course: Open to both yoga teachers and students of the practice; 200-hour CYT (certified yoga teacher) recommended but not required.


What is the focus of this certification: In this certification, we explore three elements of the practice: depth, stillness and time (known as the tattvas), along with covering a standard set of 14 yin poses. These 14 poses are described in detail and experienced first-hand during class. The discussion will include variations to these poses, what props to use and what anatomy is working during the hold. Since yin yoga often focuses on spine, shoulders, and hips – sequencing examples are given for these to get you started. Other themes, accompaniments and resources are also shared for your consideration as you become more experienced.


Key topics for training:

  • Yin Introduction
  • Yin Poses
  • Yin Sequencing
  • History of Yin
  • Tattvas
  • Yin Anatomy
  • Benefits of Yin
  • The Yin Experience
  • Yin Props + Modifications
  • Accompaniments, Themes + Resources


Breakdown of training:

  • 8 – Total time in hours including breaks
  • 55% - Lecture, 15% - Discussion, 30% - Activity


Bring with you to class:

  • Lunch/snack and water (optional)
  • Yoga mat
  • Props are provided (or feel to bring your own)


Preregistration is required. A minimum of 2 students is required for this training. If the minimum is not met, the class will be cancelled at the discretion of the teacher. If SHINE cancels the event for any reason, students will have the option of a refund or to be moved to a future date.


Please note before committing to the class: If student cancels or decides not to attend the certification, class fees are non-refundable. Fee can be transferred to a different date if communicated at least 5 days in advance and if minimum class size is met. Processing fee applies.


As of 2023 – We now offer an early bird registration discount of $25 on all of our certifications. To qualify for this discount, student must register before the communicated early bird period, which may vary. Discount is automatically received. Registration for all certifications closes one day before training date or when the class is sold out.

Yin Yoga Level One Certification

$220.00 Regular Price
$195.00Sale Price
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