Soma Yin Yoga follows the standards outlined by the Yoga Alliance for each of the 5 educational categories. Each day is a blend of a yin yoga class, meditation, presentations, and hands on exploration of the following topics:

Techniques, Training & Practice
Key poses of yin for legs and torso (benefits, considerations & cautions, body types, modifications, variations, sequencing)
Weaving breath, meditation, mantra and mudra into a yin class

Teaching Methodology
- Sequencing a yin class
- Supporting the body with and without props
- Atmosphere of a yin class – pace, vocabulary, voice, and music
- Teaching styles
- Student learning styles
- Supporting students with discomfort, injuries, illness and pregnant women

Physical & Energetic Anatomy
- Benefits of yin
-Skeletal variation
- Understand movements of major joints (hips, knees, ankles, spine, and shoulders)
- Exploring sensation (tension, compression, opening, edges, discomfort, pain)
- How to create your unique shape
- Energy body – Eastern & Western perspectives

Yoga Philosophy Lifestyle & Ethics
- Origins of yin yoga
- Difference and importance of yin and yang types of activity
- Difference between Yin and Restorative Yoga
- Applying foundational mindfulness practices to yin
- Learning to listen
- Art of relaxation

As a student in this program, you will have many opportunities to practice teach; starting with individual poses and concepts, and working towards longer sequences as training progresses. If you are a registered teacher with the Yoga Alliance, this training can can count towards 50 hours of CEUs.


The robust manual provided has all the information needed for the course. It also includes additional resources (books, articles, videos) for those who wish to deepen their exploration of yin. In addition to the training curriculum, this includes course materials, student record administration and private online community to stay connected and ask questions after training is done.

50 hours (45 contact, 5 homework)

You will receive a certificate of completion upon graduating. You may teach yin yoga if you are already a 200/300/500 Yoga Alliance certified teacher and count 50 hours towards your continuing education units (CEUs). This program also counts as 50 Hours toward Bellingham Yoga Collective 'Advanced Studies' 300 Hour TT program towards RYT500 Credential.



— Instructor, Yin Yoga  

— Certified NAMA Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor 

— Director of Education, Sanctuary 

— Educator, Corporate wellness

— Leader, Wellness and yoga workshops

— Facialist, Ayurvedic

— Student, Sarah Powers, Bernie Clark, and Dr. Claudia Welch

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 $350 non-refundable deposit holds your space, payment in full is due 30 days before start of training


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