If you are looking for a yin yoga teacher training in an exotic, dreamy location, look no further! At Yin Yoga Therapy Training we offer yin yoga teacher training courses in some of the most magical and beautiful places on earth (if we can say so ourselves). From Bali to India to Sri Lanka we are sure you will find a yin yoga teacher training course that suits you. 

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As the world is finally opening up again, and traveling is once again on the horizon, why not embark on a new adventure where you combine a yin yoga teacher training with exploring a new culture and country? There is nothing like new impulses from outside that stimulates growth within, and we know that a yin yoga teacher training combined with adventure will be one of the most transformational learning and healing journeys you will embark on.

Keep reading to discover our amazing venues!

Locations all over the world for yin yoga teacher training

At Yin Yoga Therapy Training we love sunshine and the ocean which also reflects in our choice of venues. All of our locations have the beach nearby and are comfortable, luxurious, and homely with wonderful people to welcome you. We are sure that no matter which venue you choose to do your yin yoga teacher training at, you will love it.

Bali

Suly Vegetarian Resort, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

Suly Vegetarian Resort, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

Bali is a true dream destination. With kind people, gorgeous nature, and a relaxing vibe, Bali makes for a perfect location for a yin yoga teacher training. Suly Vegetarian Resort is located in Ubud, which is a bit of a yoga hub with lots of yoga studios, vegetarian/vegan cafés and restaurants, sustainable shops, and fairytale-like nature.

Ubud’s is also known as Bali’s prominent art center, famous for its community of painters. Just imagine being surrounded by yogis and creative artists, what could be more perfect? Nature in Ubud is out of this world. You will find emerald green rice fields in the stunning central Balinese foothills. The city also used to be the center for medicinal sources, and you will find a variety of treatments in the city.

The city has its own magic, and it draws travelers, yogi, and artists from all over the world with its magical nature and gracious way of life. Just take a walk south of the village through its terraced paddy fields to the monkey forest, and you will experience this magic for yourself. Or how about experiencing freshwater sprouting out of the sheer rock at the base of the ravine, and taking a bath in a secluded, shady spot. This will purify both the soul and mind.

Suly Vegetarian Resort, Yoga, and Spa are set amongst beautiful Balinese rice fields and lush greenery, offering guests the ultimate peace and tranquility. As the name suggests, the resort has a vegetarian/vegan restaurant with mouth-watering delicious food. On the resort, you will also find two swimming pools, a spa, a building for yoga, meditation, and a pyramid for meditation.

If you have always dreamed of exploring Bali while emerging yourself in yoga, this venue is for you. You will have plenty of opportunities to explore Ubud while also diving deep into yin yoga. The resort is located just 15 minutes from the Ubud Monkey Forest which is a must to see when traveling to Bali. You will also find a myriad of cafés, restaurants, shops, art galleries, museums, clinics, and a hospital nearby. The Ngurah Rai International Airport is a 1-hour drive from Suly Vegetarian Resort.

Goa

What better place to do a yin yoga teacher training than the country where yoga has its roots? India is a must-visit country for every yogi, and during the training, you will also have opportunities to emerge yourself in the rich culture and explore sunny Goa. If you are looking for an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, Resorte Marinha Dourada is for you. 

Our venues are located in North Goa and provide that laid-back vibe, Goa is so known for. The stunning views combined with a relaxing atmosphere will help you indulge in the typical Goan culture and heritage. You will have an idyllic experience, and it is a wonderful place for emerging yourself in a yin yoga teacher training.

Nalanda Retreat, Mandrem, Goa, India

Nalanda Retreat, Mandrem, Goa, India

Mandrem is a true mecca for yogis, and this is also where you will find Nalanda Retreat, a beach property where you can enjoy the seaside and practice and study yoga on the rooftop shala with the most gorgeous sea view. What more could you possibly want? Once you set up camp here, you will want to stay here forever.

Nalanda Retreat offers a peaceful ambiance that is perfect for diving deep into your yoga studies, and the tropical seaside and the beach town of Mandrem create the perfect surroundings for an ultimate experience of tranquility. 

Nalanda Retreat is a part of the Devarya properties which translates into Divine Belief in Sanskrit. At all the Devarya properties you can experience the goodness and mindfulness of a holistic yoga lifestyle combined with enjoying the beauty of nature and the ocean. 

The rooms at Nalanda Retreat are designed to celebrate the colorful and mystical spirit of India, and they will allow you to soak in the relaxed and calm vibe of the retreat. The in-house restaurant, Chia Seed, serves tasty and healthy organic meals, and they can also cater to any dietary needs you may have.  

Nalanda Retreat will rejuvenate your soul and mind, and it is the perfect place for a yin yoga teacher training. When you are not studying or practicing yoga, you can take a stroll on the sandy beach, swim in the pools, relax in the sun and watch the sunset into the Arabian Sea. 

Devarya Wellness, Morjim, Goa, India

Devarya Wellness, Morjim, Goa, India

If you are looking for a yin yoga teacher training with a laid-back but luxurious vibe, Devarya Wellness is the place for you. Located by the beautiful beach with lush greenery everywhere you will feel like you have been transported to paradise on earth. Here, in this peaceful sanctuary, you can truly live the yogi life. 

The place is nestled amidst a picturesque beach stretch not too far away from the center of Morjim and you will find a pharmacy, cafés, and shops within walking distance from the resort. Devara Wellness is located right by the beach so you can go for a beach walk whenever you need a little break from studying.

The in-house restaurant Chia Seed has a stunning ocean view that you can enjoy while eating your meals. The restaurant is also a wonderful place to do your homework while sipping on a chai. The rooms embody the mystical and colorful Indian culture, and they will make you feel calm and promote inner harmony and balance.

At Devarya Wellness you will find both, rooftop shalas with an amazing view and a bigger downstairs shala. If you wish to pamper yourself with a relaxing massage, you can easily book an appointment for an in-house treatment of your choice.

Body-Mind-Soul Centre, Ashvem-Morjim, Goa, India

Body-Mind-Soul Centre, Ashvem-Morjim, Goa, India

Do you dream of living in the jungle a stroll away from the active beach life while doing your yin yoga teacher training? Then the Body-Mind-Soul Centre, our true home base, is heaven on earth for you. This nature spot is located in the middle of the beautiful Goan jungle. Our classes are primarily held at the beautiful jungle shala with the natural shade of the surrounding trees. For our evening classes we move to the hilltop lounge from where you have the most incredible view overlooking the beautiful beach. Actually, the lounge is the best spot for watching how spectacularly the sun kisses the sea for sunset. 

If you feel like wandering off for a bit, you can easily go by foot around town and to the beach, and when you are ready to return home, the Body-Mind-Soul-Centre is waiting for you in the jungle. The beach is not overcrowded, and you will be able to go for peaceful beach walks, and if you are in the mood for exploring the vibrant Goan multicultural scene, the town is just a walk away.

Check out the beautiful poem our student Rebecca wrote about our magical jungle home:

Each cottage has a private terrace, some of them with a gorgeous sea view. All the rooms are air-conditioned, have a mini fridge, a hot water kettle, private bathrooms with showers with cold and hot water.

After a long and warm day of studying and practicing yoga, you can go for a swim in the amazing infinity pool on the hilltop of the resort from where you can enjoy the view of the beautiful Morjim-Ashvem beach. Our meals will be served in the hilltop lounge by Papa Zen – Peaceful Kitchen.

In the neighbourhood you will find a small but exquisite range of establishments from lovely bakeries, cafés and sublime restaurants. There are always plenty of things to do on your days off, and if you need help or you are not sure what you should explore first, our staff is always happy to help you.

Resorte Marinha Dourada, Arpora, Goa, India

At the Marinha Dourada we offer you something very special. This is our venue where we collaborate with Studio Naach, experts in the air for an Aerial Flow teacher training. Here we offer you a complete introduction to the world of aerial yoga, where we combine the stillness of yin yoga with the skill and strength of aerial arts with special emphasis on conditioning and strengthening the body right from a beginners level and working up to reach an advanced level. – Understanding how to translate traditional yoga postures into an aerial form with the help of the yoga hammock.

Here you will stay in luxurious rooms that have cozy sit-outs that overlook the private lake that borders the resort. Magical, right? The resort has an in-house restaurant called Varanda, which serves you all meals and yummy treats that we know you will love and enjoy. From the restaurant you can enjoy the beautiful view of the lush gardens.

If you wish to get pampered with a massage or another spa treatment, you can do so at the in-house spa where you will find an array of treatments. At the resort you will also find two swimming pools and two private lakes where you can cool down after a warm day. The lakes are full of different fish species, making the swimming experience even more fun!

Sri Lanka

Bay Vista, Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is absolute heaven, and it is a magical place to do a yin yoga teacher training. Arugam Bay is a lovely moon-shaped curl of soft sand also known as one of the best beaches in Sri Lanka. It is one of those places you have to visit. A pristine beach, stunning natural beauty and with a population of just a few hundred, everything is dotted along a single road which parallels the coast.

Arugam Bay is also known as one of the best surfer spots in Sri Lanka, and if you wish to try surfing, what better place than one of the top 10 surf points in the world? Neighboring Arugam Bay is the Yala National Park which has a rich wildlife, like monkeys, elephants and crocodiles. Bay Vista is located amidst rustling coconut palms in the heart of the small coastal village Arugam Bay, and the stunning beach is just a stroll away from the resort. 

Our yoga classes take place on the rooftop with a breathtaking ocean view. We are sure that you will especially love your morning yoga classes where you can watch magical sunrises from the rooftop. The rooftop is also a wonderful place to just chill, watch life unfold on the beach and sip a lovely drink from the bar.

If you have an adventurous spirit you will love Arugam Bay. Besides exploring the wildlife and the abundant nature and going surfing, you can experience the local cuisine, watch sunrises, connect with the locals and other travelers in the area, visit lovely local shops and so much more. Losing yourself in the rustic charm of Arugam Bay is easy!

After a day of studying, exploring and practicing yoga you will be happy to find your comfortable room where you can unwind and recharge before another exciting day awaits you. The rooms all have air-conditioning, hot water, a ceiling fan and a private balcony that is perfect when you want a moment to yourself whilst still enjoying the spectacular views of the area.

No matter which destination you choose, we are positive you will love every moment of your time here, and you will leave feeling rejuvenated, calm and grounded.

Here is a student testimonial from Abbie, our Yin Yoga Ambassador in Manchester, UK, about her experience in Sri Lanka.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS TO YIN YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

Q1- How do I become a yin yoga teacher?

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 100 hr training affiliated with a Yoga Alliance school to cover the main principles and poses. 

Q2- How long should you practice yoga before teacher training?

Especially the yin yoga practice is suitable for everyone at any point in time. You do not need any special physical abilities or a specific preparation to start your teacher training. However, a teacher training is an intense immersion in the subject, so you need to be sure it is the right thing for you. Commitment, dedication, an open mind and the willingness to learn are a must for a successful training experience.

Q3- What is the difference between yoga instructor and yoga teacher?

A lot of the time the terms are used interchangeably. A yoga instructor gives instruction for the yoga postures while demonstrating them at the front of the yoga class. A yoga teacher may spend time to give more personalized feedback to the students. An instructor focuses on giving yoga instruction for each asana, whereas a good yoga teacher helps students find the yoga postures in a way that works for their yoga practice.

Q4- 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. 

Q5- Is 200 hour yoga training enough?

It depends of course a lot on personal talent and previous experience, but within the Yoga Alliance system after the successful completion of a general 200-hour foundational certification course you are eligible to register as a certified yoga teacher. Different organizations have their own certification systems, in India, there are even university certifications as well.

Q6- Can I teach yoga without being certified?

The short answer is yes, if you know what you are doing. But of course this depends on the laws and regulations of the country you are in. However, a certification can help to be recognized and respected as a yoga teacher. Many yoga studios and insurance companies do expect a Yoga Alliance certificate from a teacher and it is highly recommended and international standard and to have a 200 hr Yoga Alliance certification.

Q7- 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.

Q8- What is the difference between YTT and RYT?

YTT is a common casual short form of Yoga Teacher Training. Also exchangeably TTC, Teacher Training Course is often used. RYT on the other hand is a term from Yoga Alliance for Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance. Only a teacher who studied with a registered school and is maintaining a membership with Yoga Alliance can use this term.

We hope we have answered your queries regarding yin yoga teacher training and would love to hear more from you. Kindly reach out to us by filling the form below.

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