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23 reasons to get a yin yoga teacher 200 hr certification

Yin yoga teacher 200 hr certification course

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Do you have a yoga teacher hidden inside you? Or do you just wish to learn more about yin yoga? Whether you wish to teach yoga or you just want to learn more about yoga (or perhaps a combination of the two) you can do just that with a yin yoga teacher 200 hr certification.

With a yin yoga teacher 200 hr certification, you will be able to teach yin yoga anywhere in the world, both online and in person. But you certainly do not have to go out into the world and teach yoga. Perhaps you simply just wish to learn more about yoga, or maybe you would like to be able to practice yoga easily on your own. Or maybe you have a whole different reason for wanting to get your yin yoga teacher 200 hr certification. No matter what, we are sure it will be a transformational journey for you that you will not regret.

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 Becky – yin yoga teacher 200 hr certification course at The Body-Mind-Soul Centre in Goa

While there are many reasons for becoming a certified yoga teacher, we have tried to come up with 23 reasons to get a yin yoga teacher 200 hr certification.

1- Start teaching yin yoga with a yin yoga teacher 200 hr certification

This one probably comes as no surprise but once you complete your training and get your yin yoga teacher 200 hr certification, you can start teaching yin yoga! With teacher training from Yin Yoga Therapy Training, we will provide you with all the knowledge you need in order to go out into the world and start teaching yoga upon graduation. Teaching yoga has become wildly popular but it requires much more than one might think, which is why it is so important to do high-quality teacher training so you are fully qualified and equipped to teach yoga. This is exactly what we will provide you with so you can teach yoga confidently.

2- You will go on a transformational journey

When you embark on yoga teacher training you will embark on a transformational journey. You will devote four weeks to yoga which will transform you. Things will most likely come up during the training but you will also heal. Transformation can be painful but remember that you will come out on the other side more like yourself, happier, healthier, and more healed. Just like when the caterpillar transforms into a butterfly.

3- Learn about yoga philosophy

During your 200 hr training, you will learn about yoga philosophy. While we cannot teach you everything there is to know about yoga philosophy during the 200 hr training (we could easily talk about yoga philosophy alone for 200 hours), we will teach you the basics. We will tell you about some of the most influential and significant people in the yoga history, we will give you an overview of different styles of yoga, teach you about the eight limbs of yoga, the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, pranayama, spiritual concepts, mudras, mantras and more.

4- Learn about the meridians

During your training, we will teach you all about the meridians, which are very important when practicing yin yoga. Perhaps you are already familiar with meridians if you have ever had an acupuncture session, or perhaps you have never even heard of meridians before. No matter what we will teach you all you need to know about the meridians, and how to work with them.

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Yael – Yin yoga teacher 200 hr certification course

5- Learn about the theory of yin/yang

You are probably already familiar with the yin/yang symbol but do you also know what yin and yang is and what the symbol actually means? Fear not, if you aren’t actually sure what yin and yang is. During the training, we will dive deep into the theory of yin and yang, and we are sure you will find this very interesting! We will also tell you about the importance of balancing yin and yang (both in life and in yoga), and what happens if yin and yang come too much out of balance.

6- Balance and learn about chi

This could be a whole blog post in itself, but let’s keep it short for this post. In yin yoga we work with chi (we call this energy prana in other styles of yoga), and we try to balance the chi so we thereby become more balanced in life.

Dive deep into the ancient healing wisdom of the chi flow in the body with our yin yoga certification course

7- Learn about the five Taoist elements

During your training, we will teach you in-depth about the five elements of Taoism and how they are relevant and connected to yin yoga and your life.

Create balance and harmony in your yoga practice and your life by applying the teachings of the ancient Taoist healing wisdom.

8- Learn how to create yin sequences for each meridian and element

Once you know about the meridians and the Taoist elements, we will teach you how to create yin classes specifically for each element and the meridians. This will be great because with this knowledge you will be able to have a theme for your classes. Perhaps you would like to focus on releasing anger and cultivate gratitude? Perhaps you would like to create a class all about grounding. Or maybe you want to teach a class that focuses on coming home to yourself and returning to your center. Only your imagination is the limit!

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Yin yoga teacher 200 hr certification manual

9- Dive deep into the world of yoga

This one probably comes as no surprise but we will dive deep into the world of yoga during this four-week teacher training. It is an opportunity for you to really study yoga, and get to understand this beautiful practice on an even deeper level.

10- Develop your own yoga practice

When you do a yoga teacher training you will naturally develop your own yoga practice. During the training, we have both morning and afternoon classes (yang classes are in the morning, yin classes in the afternoon), which by itself will develop your practice but combined with studying yoga you will experience an absolute magical development in your yoga practice.

11- Learn how to teach a yin yoga class confidently

When you are a new yoga teacher it can be daunting at first, and you will probably be a bit nervous (which is just fine). We provide you with all the tools and knowledge you need for teaching a yin class, and you will also get to practice teaching during the training (we believe students teaching during the training is very important) so that by the time you receive your yin yoga teacher 200 hr certification you will feel confident about teaching yin yoga.

12- Dive into the history of mindfulness

In yin yoga, we integrate the principles of mindfulness, and therefore you naturally have to be familiar with mindfulness. In recent years mindfulness has become a bit of a buzz word but it is a very old practice and concept, and we will teach you all about the history of mindfulness, the concept, and how it can change your life.

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Yin yoga teacher 200 hr certification celebrations

13- Explore beautiful Sri Lanka, Maldives, India, or Bali

Our 200 hr teacher training is either in Bali, Sri Lanka, Maldives or Goa, India which are all absolutely magnificent destinations and every yogi’s dream. Both destinations are incredibly beautiful with rich cultures to explore. We guarantee you that you will never be bored during your time here. There will always be something to explore, and if you feel like simply relaxing by the pool or on the beach and enjoying the spectacular views there will also be plenty of time for that.

14- Learn about specific points on the meridians and how to use them

As mentioned earlier, we will teach you all about the meridians and how to create yin classes for each meridian. But that is not all! We will also teach you about important points on each meridian that you can use yourself and in your classes. For instance, we will teach you about the most grounding point on the body, the point to use if you experience nervousness and anxiety, the points for balancing hormones and so many others!

15- 35+ yin yoga poses

We will teach you about the 35 regular yin yoga poses plus additional upper body poses, wall poses, modifications, and how and when to use probs. By the time the training is done, you will know everything you need to know, in-depth, about each yin yoga pose and how to modify them.

16- Tools for transformation

With a yin yoga teacher training from us, you will go home with a holistic healing toolbox with tools such a yin yoga, acupressure points, how to balance your chi and so much more!

Smarten up your own self-healing toolbox. We show you how.

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17- Learn about basic anatomy 

While yoga teachers are not physiotherapists or chiropractors, yoga teachers do need to have a basic knowledge about anatomy, and we will teach you that. This is important when you have students with injuries and you need to modify poses, and to know what each pose targets. But remember, you do not need to know everything, just the basics.

18- Yoga Alliance approved teacher training

All our teacher training courses are approved by Yoga Alliance. Many yoga studios across the globe ask that their teachers have Yoga Alliance-approved teacher training. With our training, whether online or in-person, you can be sure they are Yoga Alliance approved.

19- 4 weeks dedicated to yoga

How often do you get the chance to spend four weeks that are solely dedicated to studying and practicing yoga? Probably, not that often. Sure, we can study and practice yoga in our everyday life too but we cannot dedicate all waking hours to yoga; there is work/school, laundry, dinner that needs to be cooked, bills that need to be paid… The list is truly endless. Here, you have the opportunity to just focus on yoga for four weeks and nothing else.

20- Support others in their healing journey

With a yin yoga teacher 200 hr certification, you have the tools to support others in their healing journey as well. Whether it is your yoga students, your relatives, or your friends you will be able to provide them support in their healing journey, whether physical, energetic, or mental.

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 Rebecca – yin yoga teacher 200 hr certification course at The Body-Mind-Soul Centre in Goa

21- Teach at yoga studios

As already mentioned you will be able to teach yoga after completing our 200 hr training, and it is Yoga Alliance approved. This means you will be able to teach yoga at yoga studios across the globe. Yin yoga has gained a lot of popularity in the last few years, and therefore qualified yin yoga teachers are in demand! So whether you are looking to teach regular classes at your local yoga studio or teach while traveling, you can do that with your new yin yoga certification.

22- Teach online with a yin yoga teacher 200 hr certification, you will be able to teach yin yoga anywhere in the world, both online and in person.

Not only will you be able to teach yin yoga in person. You can also teach yin yoga online if that is more your style. Whether you wish to create videos for social media, teach on zoom, or do something else online, you can do just that! Only the sky’s the limit!

23- Live your dream life

Most importantly, this will be the first step in creating your dream life. Remember anything is possible, and with the tools for transformation and manifestation that we will share with you, you can make just about anything happen, including your dream life.

 

Still in doubt whether a yin yoga teacher 200 hr certification is for you? Just take a look at these beautiful words from one of our yinster, and how the training changed her life.

“An experience of a lifetime! It’s hard to find the words to describe this yin yoga teacher 200 hr certification course. It was a mix of challenging, soul searching, beautiful, safe and so many other things. I truly feel so many of us came out the other side with a different view on life and yin yoga. Alex has such a beautiful approach to TCM and yin yoga, and she teaches it in a way that challenges the experienced and makes it understandable for beginners. The teachers are all very knowledgeable and inspiring. I loved every minute of my time here, and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a yin yoga teacher 200 hr certification.”

Marte Nerdahl, Yin Yoga Therapy Ambassador in Norway

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Marte – Yin yoga teacher 200 hr certification course at The Body-Mind-Soul Centre in Goa

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Watch the video testimonial of Yin Yoga Therapy Ambassador Anneliese Piers in Bangalore.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can you teach yoga with a 200-hour certification?

You can teach yoga if you know what you are doing and if you follow the regulations in the country you are teaching. But in general, a 200-hour certification is seen as the standard education to be recognized and respected as a yoga teacher. Many yoga studios do expect a certificate from their teachers. Insurance companies and booking platforms often ask for a certificate as well. 

Do you need to be certified to teach Yin Yoga?

The short answer is no, but certification can help you a long way to be recognized and respected as a yin yoga teacher. Many yoga studios do expect a Yoga Alliance certificate from their teachers and if you want to teach yin, specific proof of education in this type of yoga. As yin yoga especially is practiced in a very yin-specific way, regular yoga training will not be sufficient.

What does RYT 200 stand for in yoga?

RYT 200 is the Yoga Alliance label for a Registered Yoga Teacher who has successfully completed a 200-hour certification program. This is considered the minimum standard of education required to be a yoga teacher. The requirements set by the alliance are based on the content and hours of the certification, for example, 200 yoga teacher training must teach at least 20 hours of anatomy training.

How long is 200-hour yoga teacher training?

The 200 hours can be sometimes packed into very intense short full time 10 hours a day training, and part of the course can be studied online so you will be able to find courses which last only three weeks. Other courses are spread over a long period of time with just a few hours in regular frequency, you can also find courses which can take one to two years.

What is the highest yoga certification?

Within the Yoga Alliance system after a general 200-hour foundational certification you can follow up with a 300-hour certification course. With successful completion, this will provide you with a RYT 500 label. Additionally, there are plenty of other specification courses as for example prenatal or kids yoga teacher. Different organizations have their own certification systems, in India, there are even university certifications as well.

What should I do after 200 hours of YTT?

  1. Register yourself as a teacher with Yoga Alliance.
  2. Start teaching right away, don’t allow time to get in the way and lose touch.
  3. Practice, practice, practice.
  4. Trust in the magic of new beginnings and dare to put yourself and your offering out there.
  5. Once you feel confident teaching you can look into Continuing Education Programs to specialize and deepen your knowledge.
  6. Follow up with the next level: a 300 hours certification course.

What does YTT mean in yoga?

YTT is the short form of Yoga Teacher Training. Often the form TTC is also used and is short for Teacher Training Course. There is a lot of yoga-specific lingoes, but as you dive into your teacher training course you will easily get a hang of it.

How do I maintain my yoga certification?

Your certification is valid for a lifetime, your registration with Yoga Alliance requires maintenance. You must complete 75 hours within three years from the date of your initial registration. This total number of hours must include:

  1. 45 hours teaching yoga; and
  2. 30 hours of yoga training that is directly related to one of Yoga Alliances educational categories.

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If you have always dreamed of diving deeper into the world of yin yoga or becoming a yin yoga teacher, now is as good a time as any. During COVID-19 we are also offering Yin Yoga Teacher Training Yoga Alliance – Online as well as Yin Yoga Teacher Training Yoga Alliance – In Person.

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Receive your Yin Yoga Teacher Training Yoga Alliance certification with us – online or in-person.

Getting your yin yoga teacher training certification will open up a whole ray of doors for you. Not only will you be able to teach yoga upon graduation; you will also go through a personal transformation during your training, and you will finish your Yin Yoga Teacher Training Yoga Alliance with a toolbox full of healing tools that you can use in your daily life and pass onto your students.

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Yin is in

There is no doubt about it. Yin is in. Never before has yin yoga gotten so much attention, and across the globe, yin classes are in demand. This is probably because our predominantly “yang” dominated modern lifestyle calls for more balance. We live in a society with a “go, go, go” mentality where doing, achieving, and working are encouraged and rewarded. We are constantly being bombarded with information from social media and the news, causing our brains to be overstimulated. Eventually, over time, this constant state of doing, working, and information overload will lead to long-term stress and burnout, forcing us to slow down and, well, live a more balanced life that also includes the “yin” aspect.

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Though many of us crave a slower paced lifestyle where we are more at ease, and we are actually enjoying life, it is easier said than done. We don’t know how to keep up with society and the people around us if we slow down and get off the hamster wheel, so we just keep on going and doing. Perhaps because we don’t know what else to do, or perhaps because we’re scared of what will happen if we slow down. We are, after all, creatures of habits, and everything new feels scary in the beginning. Our Yin Yoga Teacher Training Yoga Alliance program is designed to create space for slowing down, rejuvenating the body, clearing the mind, opening up the heart, and allowing energetic healing to take place. At Yin Yoga Therapy Training Yoga Alliance we are making a dedicated attempt to bring more balance and healing to our modern day life.

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What Is Yin Yoga?

If you have found your way to our website, chances are you are already familiar with yin yoga and have been to at least a couple of classes. However, let’s take a moment and get a little bit deeper into what yin yoga is. Even if you have already experienced this beautiful practice you may not know exactly what yin yoga is. The term Yin Yoga comes from the ancient Daoist tradition of yin and yang. Yang is active, rhythm, repetition, and warm while yin is passive, cool, and still. In the world of yoga Ashtanga yoga, Bikram Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Kundalini yoga etc. are yang styles of yoga, while yin and restorative yoga are yin styles of yoga. Yin and yang are completely opposite forces that are yet interconnected. The peacefulness of the long-held static stretches in Yin Yoga allow space for awareness while accelerating the reveal and release of deep layers of tension held within our fascia. Yin Yoga gives us a chance to listen closely to our bodies which will help us understand the transformative possibilities of being present with sensation thus embodying mindfulness principles on a physical level. Once we are physically still and we are simply present with whatever sensations are there, our mind will also start quieting down and we can start developing an attitude of loving kindness towards ourselves and experience a profound sense of calm and peace. From here we can share that peace and loving kindness with the rest of the world, and make our whole world a better place.

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By practicing yin yoga you awaken and align your body’s underlying energy, and thereby you activate your innate process of healing and transformation. If you have never heard of energy healing before you might think this all sounds a little woo-woo but together we will demystify how energy affects everything you do and feel and show you how to work with both your body and mind. You see, energy and energy healing really is not as mysterious as you may think it is. During the training, we will practice sequences that are tailor-made to address physical and emotional issues where the alternative aspect of Daoism offers the opportunity for deep healing and profound transformation.

Yin yoga is simple, but it is not easy. You may have heard it before, but sometimes being still is the hardest of all asanas. In yin yoga, we embrace our physical limitations rather than fighting them. We work with the body as it is, without seeking to change anything. With our Yin Yoga Teacher Training Yoga Alliance immersion, we are practicing acceptance, surrendering to gravity, connecting our body to a Zen state of mind.

 

What You Will Learn During Your Yin Yoga Teacher Training Yoga Alliance Course

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During your Yin Yoga Teacher Training Yoga Alliance program with us, you will learn simple principles, tools, and practices that balance your body – which is how physical, emotional and spiritual healing begins – so you can build vitality, unravel energetic blockages, and boost your immunity. In the Yin Yoga Teacher Training Yoga Alliance course, you will get a chance to dive deep into all the essential aspects of practicing and teaching yin yoga. You will also learn about the Daoist Elements and Meridians, and how they integrate into your yin yoga practice. The teachings include the foundations and principles of yin, the physical benefits of practicing yin yoga, the meditative and therapeutic energetic effects from a Daoist/Oriental Medicine perspective. We offer both in-person and online yin yoga teacher training, and you will also find both 50 hours, 100 hours, and 200 hour training courses. Depending on which yin yoga teacher training yoga alliance course you choose, we will go more or less in-depth with each topic. However, there are some fundamentals which you will learn on all training courses, but if you really want to dive deep into yin yoga and have some experience in other styles of yoga already, we recommend choosing our 100-hour yin yoga teacher training yoga alliance. No matter which training you choose, you will learn about the foundation, definition, and theory of yin yoga, both on a physical, energetic, soul, and mind level. We will teach about the regular yin poses and more modern alternatives, the functional and energetic aspects of the poses, how to modify, and when props should be used. You will also learn how to create sequences for each Daoist element and each meridian.

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We will, of course, also teach you the art of teaching yin yoga so you will feel confident about teaching when you return home. Depending on the training we will also dive deep into yin therapy, chi, and the meridian flow in the body. We will go deep into the theory of yin and yang and the five Daoist elements, and you will become familiar with the healing Dan Tien breathing technique.

And you will learn about mindfulness; what it is, the history of mindfulness, neuroplasticity, and how and why mindfulness is an essential part of your yin yoga practice (or really any style of yoga).

You will graduate all our training equipped with a healing toolbox, and depending on the program you choose, the box might have slightly more or slightly fewer tools in it (but we promised you that each tool is powerful and valuable). Your magic box will include tools such as the power of visualization, Dan Tien breathing, acupressure points, tools for transformation, how to recognize and work with your imbalances, anatomy of the mind, an invitation to living a mindful life and so many other life-changing tools. On a more practical level, your days during the training will be filled with exciting, insightful, and interesting classes. You will have daily yin yoga classes in the afternoon and yang classes in the morning to balance yin and yang. You will also find meditations and yoga Nidra sessions on the schedule. And then, of course, there will be daily theory classes.

We at Yin Yoga Teacher Training Yoga Alliance know that for many of our students it’s important that their yoga teacher training is approved by an official organization, and we are proud to say that our training courses are affiliated with Yoga Alliance. When you complete your training you will receive two yin yoga certifications. A Yoga Alliance affiliated Yoga Teacher Training Certificate from The Body-Mind-Soul Centre (registered school with Yoga Alliance) and a Yin Yoga Therapy Diploma as a component of Alexandra Denkinger M.D. (ACU) physical therapy practice, licensed and registered as Doctor of Medicine in Acupuncture M.D. (ACU) by the Indian Board of Alternative Medicine, affiliated with Yoga Alliance as a registered yoga teacher (RYT 500) and owner of The Mind-Body-Soul Centre (RYS 200).

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Our Yin Yoga Teacher Training Yoga Alliance program will give you the foundation, knowledge, and credentials you need to go out into the world and teach yin yoga. Whether you’re already a yoga teacher or you just dream of teaching yoga, we are sure you will get something valuable out of this training.

For those unfamiliar with Yoga Alliance let us briefly tell you what Yoga Alliance is. Yoga Alliance is the largest nonprofit association representing the yoga community. They have more than 7,000 Registered Yoga Schools (RYS) and over 100,000 Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT). Many studios across the world specifically ask for teachers who have Yoga Alliance-approved yoga teacher training.

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Live The Yin Life

The yin yoga teacher training yoga alliance will give you a solid understanding of yin yoga as a healing modality. During the training, you will learn all the essential elements of yin yoga, and you will also have plenty of time to practice yin yoga as we will have daily yin yoga classes, and it will also give you an opportunity to integrate what you learn into your practice. Not only will we look deep into yin yoga and what it is; we will also dive deep into the subject of how to apply yin yoga as therapy. Once you awaken and align your body’s underlying energy, you activate your innate process of healing and transformation.

Once you start integrating yin yoga into your yoga practice and your life, you will experience profound healing on both an energetic, physical and mental level. Yin Yoga is so much more than stretching on the mat, although you will feel some stretching going on. Like all styles of yoga we work with energy in yin yoga but as previously mentioned we go deep into energy healing with the ancient wisdom of the meridians and Chinese Medicine. Not only will yin yoga open up your body; it will also open up your mind. As we say: a flexible body has a flexible mind. It really goes hand in hand.

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Share Yin Yoga With The World

When you go back home (or wherever you are headed off to) after your training and your new title as Yin Yoga Teacher, you are also a Yin Yoga Therapy Ambassador. Many of our students start teaching yin yoga after their training. Some teach in yoga shalas, some teach in different locations while traveling, some offer private or group classes online, some offer workshops, some assistant on teacher training… It’s all up to you how you’re going to teach! But don’t worry, you don’t have to teach yoga just because you have your certification. Perhaps, you just want to be able to practice by yourself at home. Or maybe you want to support your family and friends and share some of the healing tools you have learned with them. Or maybe you will share what you have learned on social media or write articles. Or perhaps it’s just for yourself. There is no right or wrong way to share your love for yin yoga. Just listen to your inner voice, do what is right for you and spread your love and light with the world, just as we do with with our yin yoga teacher training yoga alliance courses.

 

Video Testimonial Of Our Student:

Yin Yoga Therapy Ambassador Agnieszka shares her experience – Yin Yoga Teacher Training Yoga Alliance

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Frequently asked questions:

How do I become a yin yoga instructor?

Yin yoga is a very specific type of yoga and done very differently than other styles of yoga. A good training is necessary, especially as there is still a lot of misconception about yin yoga out there. You also will find many very short yin yoga training courses, but we recommend at least a 100hr training to cover the main principles and poses. 

Do you need Yoga Alliance certification to teach yoga?

The short answer is no, but a Yoga Alliance certification can help you a long way to be recognized and respected as a yoga teacher. Many yoga studios do expect a Yoga Alliance certificate from their teachers. Insurance companies and booking platforms often ask for this certificate as well. Being associated with Yoga Alliance also gives you other advantages like being listed in their directory and able to offer continuing education programs.

Is Yoga Alliance accredited?

Yoga Alliance is the most recognized governing body on an international level. It is the largest nonprofit association representing the yoga community. They have more than 7,000 Registered Yoga Schools (RYS) and over 100,000 Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT). Many studios across the world specifically ask for teachers who have Yoga Alliance-approved yoga teacher training, usually, insurance companies and booking platforms do so as well.

Is yoga teacher training worth it?

A high-quality yoga teacher training is valuable on many different levels If you wish to be a yoga teacher, a solid foundation is essential. But even if you just like to deepen your practice, teacher training is a wonderful yoga immersion dedicated to personal growth and development which you will remember for a lifetime. Learning a new skill is always worth it.

Who are the best yoga teachers?

The best yoga teachers are not necessarily the best yoga practitioners, there is a big difference. As a teacher, you need to have the talent to understand where your student starts from and appropriate to your student’s level your instruction and language needs to adapt. Your suggestions should be conveyed in a way that can be easily understood or challenge the experienced.

Can you make a living as a yoga instructor?

Yes, but you might need to offer more than teaching yoga. Most yoga teachers use their skill as a side job, teaching a few classes a week but you also could add to it by

  1. Be full-time employed by a studio by adding organizational skills.
  2. Open your own studio.
  3. Specialize and offer themed workshops.
  4. Offer yoga holidays and retreats.
  5. Offering yoga classes to corporate firms is a more lucrative option.
  6. Become a teacher trainer for a yoga institute.

What is the best yoga instructor course?

If you like to be internationally recognized, a 200-hour teacher training course endorsed by Yoga Alliance is the way to go. Choose a registered Yoga Alliance School which allows a lot of time for practicing teaching yourself, so you are practically prepared for the job as well. And ultimately choose a teacher, style, and philosophy you can resonate with to create the best environment for a successful learning experience.

Why is yoga training so expensive?

A yoga teacher training is a big investment, but you will benefit for a lifetime. You will get all the skills to set up your own training business and improve your own practice. The school has a variety of expenses it needs to cover beyond the actual teaching. From creating the program and manual, hiring specialized trainers, expert guests, finding venues and facilitators, marketing, and maintaining a high-quality approach a lot of time and money is already spent before you start your course.

Are yoga instructors in demand?

The yoga and wellness sector has definitely experienced a boom and especially yoga is the to-go-to activity symbolizing a healthy and balanced lifestyle. So the people providing this service are not only high in demand but also very respected, and all of that while they are doing the best for their own health and wellbeing! But being a yoga teacher also is a commitment to these qualities.

How much do yoga instructors make in a year?

Most yoga teachers know the struggle of trying to earn a living while doing what they love. According to PayScale, the average base hourly rate in USD is $25.04 / hour. However, the scale is wide open, especially once a teacher is well known or specialized. In a very fast-growing market, it might be just the right time to follow your passion now. When you are at the right time, in the right place, you can combine a very lucrative job with a soulful and healthy lifestyle.

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Yin Yoga Certification | 33 good reasons to get yourself yin-certified.

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Getting a yin yoga certification is high in demand lately. If you have been practicing yoga for a few years, you have probably noticed that in the last couple of years yin yoga has become much more popular. There is no doubt about it; yin is in, and yoga students everywhere are loving this beautiful practice.

Perhaps you are one of those students. Perhaps you even love yin yoga so much you have considered getting your yin yoga certification so you can start teaching yin yoga yourself.

There are so many benefits of getting your yin yoga certification, and it will give you so much more than the ability to teach yin yoga. At Yin Yoga Therapy Training we believe it ultimately has the power to transform your life so you can live the life you have always dreamed of.

Having taught yin yoga for many years and facilitating yin yoga teacher training, we have seen firsthand how yin yoga can change lives. A yin yoga certification can benefit you in multiple ways and how you use your yin yoga certification will look different for each person.

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Learn more about our yin yoga certification courses here.

What is a Yin Yoga Certification?

Here we have tried listing 33 benefits of a yin yoga certification.

1. Teaching yoga

If you are thinking about getting your yin yoga certification, chances are you have a small (or big) voice inside your head telling you it’s time to start teaching yoga. Maybe you are already a yoga teacher looking to add a yin yoga certification to your skills, or perhaps you have never taught a yoga class but you see yourself teaching yin yoga in your local yoga studio (or anywhere in the world for that matter).

With a yin yoga certification that dream can become a reality. In order to teach any style of yoga you need to study and become a certified teacher, and that’s exactly what you can do here at Yin Yoga Therapy Training.

With your certification in hand there is nothing standing in the way between you and teaching yin yoga. So if you are dreaming about teaching yin yoga, what are you waiting for? Now is as good a time as any to make that dream come true!

2. Tools to transform your own life

Many people come to the yoga practice in search of something. A more peaceful life. A happier life. A life with more meaning. Some people also come to the practice for physical reasons but oftentimes they will find something much deeper than physical healing.

Yoga has the power to transform your life. The transformation won’t happen overnight, and you have to put in the work but slowly, over time, you will feel more peaceful and happy.

When you study yoga you will learn powerful tools that can help you transform your life. As you probably already know yoga is more than some crazy poses on a yoga mat.

Yin yoga is also about much, much more than the poses. It’s about moving stuck energy, finding calm and stillness, cultivating patience … With a certification from Yin Yoga Therapy Training, you will leave with a whole toolbox of practices that combined truly has the power to transform your own life.

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3. Understanding of fascia

If you practice yin yoga you have probably heard your teacher mention fascia. Maybe you know what it is. Maybe you are still wondering what on earth this fascia everybody is talking about is. No matter what, you will end the training having a deep understanding of fascia and how to work with it, and you will even be able to pass that knowledge on to your students when you teach yoga.

4. Deeping your own yin yoga practice

It’s important for yoga teachers to also have their own yoga practice, and to spend time deepening their own practice. During the training that’s exactly what you can do. Yes, you will leave with a yin yoga certification so you can start teaching yin yoga, but it is also an opportunity for you to dive deep into your own practice.

Want to immerse in a transformational yin yoga certification training and practice? Find out more here. 

5. Help your students feel better mentally and physically 

Not only does yin yoga have the power to make you feel better mentally and physically. Yin yoga can do the same for your students. As a teacher, we’re passing our knowledge on to our students, and with the yoga practice, we can support our students in the challenges they are facing, whether mentally or physically.

6. Learn about ancient healing tools

In our yin yoga teacher training, we are teaching you about Traditional Chinese Medicine. You will become familiar with acupressure points and the system of the five elements of Taoism, to name a few. This wisdom has been used for healing for centuries, and it is still widely practiced today. While we can’t teach you all there is to know about these ancient healing tools we will teach you about some of them, and we know they will broaden your horizon.

7. Tools for finding calm and going best yin yoga certification 

Yin Yoga is a wonderful practice for cultivating calm, and with a yin yoga certification in hand, you know why this practice is so calming, and you will also learn about other tools to help you feel even calmer and grounded.

8. Connecting to your yin side in a yang world

Yin yoga is an opportunity for you to connect to your yin side. To simply just be instead of being in a state of constantly doing. We live in a yang world, and so many of us have to consciously create habits and rituals to connect to our yin side, otherwise, it is all too easy to get caught in the hamster wheel of doing, achieving, working, and constantly moving.

Get in touch with your yin side with our yin yoga therapy training. Best yin yoga certification!

9. Bring balance into your life

As mentioned above we live in a yang world, and if we neglect our yin side, it will create an imbalance. We need a balance between yin and yang. Being and doing. Moving and being still. This is exactly what yin yoga can do, and with a yin yoga training, you will become even more aware of this and the importance of finding balance.

10. Gaining more flexibility and mobility

On a more physical level yin yoga will help you gain more flexibility and mobility as we work with the fascia and the joints.

11. Balance your chi

This could be a whole blog post in itself, but let’s keep it short for this post. In yin yoga, we work with chi (we call this energy prana in other styles of yoga), and we try to balance the chi so we thereby become more balanced in life.

Dive deep into the ancient healing wisdom of the chi flow in the body with our yin yoga certification course.

12. Create balance in your yoga practice

Most styles of yoga are yang styles of yoga. There is absolutely nothing wrong with yang yoga. We need that too. However, our practice can become a bit unbalanced if we are only practicing yang styles of yoga. Yin Yoga is perfect to create a balance, and with a yin yoga certification, you will be able to practice yin yoga by yourself because you will know exactly how to structure a sequence and the principles of yin yoga.

13. Support friends and family in their healing journey

Just like you can support your students in their healing journey, you can also support your friends and family in their healing journey. Perhaps they are looking to ease an aching back, lower their stress levels, gain more hip flexibility, find more calmness … You will be able to support them with these ailments.

14. You will have a holistic healing toolbox

With a yin yoga certification from us, you will go home with a holistic healing toolbox with tools such a yin yoga, acupressure points, how to balance your chi and so much more!

Smarten up your own self-healing toolbox. We show you how.

15. You will be able to better support your students 

If you are already a yoga teacher we are confident that you will be able to support your students even better after doing a yin yoga training as you will have more practices and tools to share with your students.

16. Help your students find balance in their yoga practice

Just like you will be able to find balance in your yoga practice, you can help your students find more balance in theirs.

17. Breathing techniques

During your training with us, you will learn about different breathing techniques, and how they each offer different benefits.

18. You will learn about the theory of yin and yang

By now you have heard us mention yin and yang a couple of times, and you might be wondering what exactly is yin and yang? Fear not, you will be taught all about the theory of yin and yang during the training.

19. You can host workshops, online and in-person

Not only will you be able to teach yin classes, but you will also be able to teach workshops where you can go deep into the practice. We have students who are teaching both in-person and online, it really is up to you!

20. Learn about the ancient wisdom of the 5 Taoist elements

During your training, we will teach you in-depth about the five elements of Taoism and how they are relevant and connected to yin yoga and your life.

Create balance and harmony in your yoga practice and your life by applying the teachings of the ancient Taoist healing wisdom.

21. Create classes for each element

Not only will you learn about the five elements of Taoism, but you will also be able to teach classes addressing the physical, emotional, and energetic aspects of each element.

22. Learn about mindfulness

We integrate the principles of mindfulness into our yin yoga practice, so we will, of course, also teach you about mindfulness and how you can use it in your daily life.

Mindfulness is key. In your practice and your life. Our training really is a guide to mindful living.

23. Learn about the meridians

There is no way we can teach you about yin yoga without also teaching you about the meridians, and this is a very interesting topic. When you finish the training you will know in-depth about the meridians, and you will be able to create yin yoga sequences for each meridian.

24. Able to work with your own imbalances

Once you know about yin yoga, the meridians, and the elements you will be able to recognize and work with your own imbalances.

25. You will be able to better listen to your body

When you dive deep into the world of yoga and your own practice, and you learn about healing tools, you will naturally find it easier to listen to your body. When are you hungry? When are you full? When do you need rest? When do you need to say no? You will be so much better at listening to your body and intuition.

26. Better able to balance the nervous system

When we balance our chi and start balancing yin and yang, we automatically start balancing our nervous system, and we will share tools with you (like Dan Tien breathing) that can help balance your nervous system/calm it down in stressful situations times.

27. Acupressure points

During your training, you will learn about several acupuncture points that you can easily access by yourself at home (by using acupressure), and you will also be able to incorporate some of these points into your classes and teach your students about their benefits.

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28. Learn about energy healing

Yin yoga – all yoga styles really – is energy healing, and during your training, we demystify energy healing and break it down in easy steps to apply in your teaching and your life. You will become familiar with energy healing and what it is.

29. Teach on yoga teacher training courses

It is not unheard of that once certified yin yoga teachers end up teaching – or assisting – on teacher training courses, and what a wonderful way to pass on your knowledge to students who are studying yin yoga! You can help us to make our yin yoga teacher training the best yin yoga certification out there!

30. Be an ambassador for yin yoga

As a yin yoga therapy teacher you really become an ambassador for yin yoga therapy. We even have a Facebook group with yin yoga therapy ambassadors where we share our knowledge and experiences.

Join the Yin Yoga Therapy Ambassador tribe.

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31. Deep understanding of how to exercise the fascia

As mentioned earlier you will learn about the fascia but not only will you learn about it; you will also learn how to exercise the fascia, and this is a rather fascinating topic!

32. You will learn the principles of yin yoga

Unfortunately, many teachers are teaching yin yoga without having ever studied yin yoga or knowing about the principles of yin yoga. Here, we will teach you about the principles so you can confidently go out into the world and teach yoga.

33. Start your own yoga studio

Perhaps you have been dreaming about starting your own yoga studio for a long time, and you have been teaching for quite some time. While you don’t need a yin yoga certification to start a yoga studio, we believe it can only be of benefit as you will be able to offer wonderful yin yoga classes along with your yang classes.

Gain the confidence and certificate on your yoga journey to share this wisdom. We help you on the path.

FAQs on Yin Yoga Certification

How do I get certified in yin yoga?

Most of the yin yoga certifications are obtained through a continuing education program in yin after your initial 200 hours of yoga foundation in other styles of yoga. With our program you can do this as well, with a special focus on yin therapy or you can choose even right away to do your initial 200 hours yin-centric with us and become eligible to register with Yoga Alliance.

What yoga certification is best?

Yoga Alliance is the world’s most popularly recognized organization, internationally known for certifying yoga teachers.

1. Benefits of being part of Yoga Alliance:
2. Listing in their directory
3. Increase your credibility
4. The YA certificate is sufficient competency proof for yoga studios, insurance companies, etc.
5. Be a part of the yoga alliance community, get connected
6. Flexibility to access online workshops and group events
7. Attractive perks and discounts

Why is yin yoga so hard?

It takes a strong mind to stay with the different sensations appearing.
There is no perfect aesthetic alignment, the practitioner needs to take on the responsibility to find the best position for the target area of the pose.
It takes deep self-inquiry to find the appropriate edge in the pose.
Sometimes just to be still is the most difficult.
Mindfulness and being present are key.

What is the difference between yoga and yin yoga?

In yin yoga we hold poses with a moderate amount of sensation for a longer period of time. The intention is to reach into our ‘yin’ tissue – tendons, ligaments, joints, facia and to bypass the muscular activity as much as possible to get there. Yin yoga particularly works with the ancient healing wisdom of the chi flow in the body to not only facilitate physical rejuvenation, but also emotional and energetic healing. Also mindfulness is key, eventually every pose becomes a mindfulness meditation.

What certification to be a yin yoga teacher?

The most recognized certification globally is through Yoga Alliance. The first step is to get qualified and registered with a recognized foundational yoga teacher training of 200 hours. This can have a broad approach or it can be already specialized in yin yoga. Or if you already have a 200-hour certification in any style of yoga you can add on a continuing education program, hours here vary, endorsed by Yoga Alliance.

Is Yin Yoga Gentle?

Yin Yoga is simple but not easy. Yin Yoga is gentle but can be intense. Yin yoga can be what you want it to be as long you follow the three Tattvas (principles) while practicing the poses:
1. Find your edge where you feel moderate sensation.
2. Commit to stillness.
3. Hold the pose for a longer period of time.

What’s the difference between Hatha and yin yoga?

Yin yoga can be seen as a slower, more relaxed form of hatha yoga. In yin yoga we hold the poses for a longer period of time than in hatha yoga. Hatha yoga works with the muscles, yin yoga wants to avoid unnecessary engagement in muscular activity to target the deeper yin tissue in the body, the fascia, tendons, ligaments and joints.

Which yoga practice builds the most strength and heat in the body?

More fast-moving styles emphasize muscular activity like Ashtanga Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Power Yoga, especially Bikram or hot yoga, which is practiced in hot rooms. On the contrary yin yoga is practiced best with a cool body, inviting more stillness and focusing on flexibility and mobility, while strengthening the joints and bones.

 

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