Yin Yoga Training

50 Hour Immersion

with Leah Adams

May 14-16

Friday- Sunday 8:30-4


 June 4-6

Friday + Sunday 8:30-4

Saturday 11-6:30

Understand the foundational concepts of yin, the origin of yin yoga, teaching methodology, and the physical & energetic anatomy of the poses for the lower and upper body. Learn how to use the first foundation of mindfulness as an anchor in the yin practice. Explore  yin and yang philosophy and uncover how the meridians mapped out in traditional Chinese medicine can be drawn upon to enhance and balance energy.



Leah Adams is a yoga teacher trainer, meditation facilitator, and speaker grounded in ancient lineage and personal practice, integrating her unique blend of Yin yoga, traditional Chinese medicine, Ayurvedic remedies, neuroscience and mindfulness. An early calling to holistic wellness rituals and the beauty of the natural world drew her path first to Ayurveda, then to an extensive array of Eastern practices and modalities. In 5000 + hours of ongoing study guided by some of the world’s most profound teachers, Leah’s lifelong curiosity and extensiveness of training reflect the depth of her devotion to practice. Her true intention is to share many possible paths to well-being and inner peace, through ancient wisdom, practical knowledge, and a graceful balance between body and heart-mind.

— 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


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 & mudra into a yin class


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


Physical & Energetic Anatomy
Benefits of yin
Skeletal variation
Understand movements of major joints (hips, knees, ankles, spine & 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.



Program Hours
50 hours (45 contact, 5 homework)


After Graduation
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.

Admission Requirements

We welcome anyone who has a sincere interest to explore yin yoga, existing yoga teachers and other wellness professionals (body workers, massage therapists, chiropractors, acupuncturists, osteopaths, physical therapists, etc).

Investment - $944

 $350 non-refundable deposit holds your space, payment in full is due 7 days before start of training.

Payment plans are available.

One BIPOC scholarship is AVAILABLE AT 25% discount

Questions? Email claire@bellinghamyogacollective.com