100 hour / 2 weeks Yin & Bodywork Apr-May 2024

Apr 22, 2024
May 4, 2024


80-hrs YA Certification, module block of a 300-hrs Yoga Alliance teacher training program + Thai Massage Certification / both are part of the 700-hrs Yin Yoga Therapy™ education.

Incl. accommodation, two daily meals on study days, program & manual.

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Throughout our lives and days, we are constantly exposed to our basic need for touch, and for most of it, we do not notice that we are almost always physically responding to it in one way or another. What we do realise when we pay attention, is that how we touch is as important as how we are touched, and its quality affects our mood and changes how our entire nervous system is responding.

Bodywork modalities are ancient and have their unique variations in most ancient healing traditions. What we perhaps forgot in our day-to-day stressful lives, is that these modalities are not a luxury but rather a necessity. There are a lot of fascinating studies and research that show how intentional touch and bodywork heal us all the way down to a cellular level. What is even more mind-blowing, is that it heals not just the receiver, but also, the giver!

With its long-held still poses, the yin yoga practice invites a state of presence and surrender and hence offers the perfect mediative space for this experience of blending yin yoga with bodywork.

Why Yin Yoga and Bodywork are complimentary?

For practitioners of yin yoga, giving or receiving bodywork can help to release tension and discomfort in the body, have a deeper understanding of your own energetic body, and relax through therapeutic and dynamic movement and stretching.

For a yoga teacher, learning Thai Yoga Massage can enhance your ability to see and feel the body in a whole new way, increase your ability to sequence intelligently, and assist you in making confident adjustments in your class.

And lastly, literally being ‘in touch’ with your students offers solid support and creates beautiful connections.

Our Yin & Bodywork teacher training program shows you how to use yin yoga combined with techniques of Thai Yoga Massage & Bodywork as a therapeutic tool for promoting physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing.


Yin & BodyWork

Yin Healing with Conscious Touch

Learning BodyWork

  • Different types of stretches in muscle anatomy
  • Intuitive listening
  • Pressure techniques
  • Different Koshas of the human body and their integration
  • Classification of nervous systems
  • Pleasure and pain and role of each in conjunction with the nervous systems
  • Anatomy of trigger points. How trigger points are formed in a muscle group. Understanding this helps us understand better the different approaches and modalities to release them
  • Understanding myofascia and release principles
  • Making bodywork healing, restorative therapeutic for both giver and receiver
  • Neuroscience of touch, understanding touch as a language

Due to physical or emotional trauma, bad posture, injuries or limiting belief systems energy can get trapped or blocked, causing physical and emotional dis-ease. Bodywork with its amazing multitude of techniques and adjustments can release these blockages and bring the body back to its natural equilibrium where perfect balance and well-being are present.

Learning Thai Yoga Massage

Thai massage is the most versatile modality – needs no oils, no spa setups, can be done in a park, beach or on the floor, and can still go so deep in its effects and benefits. Thai Yoga Massage comes from the vast depths of Thai medicine, which actually finds its roots in the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda.

In this training you will learn:

  • Sequence in different positions – supine, prone, sitting. Which meridians get engaged in each stretch and which elements come into play
  • Head, face, feet, hands – savasana massage
  • Designing specific stretches for different intended outcomes – stretches to balance a specific Taoist element or working on a specific meridians and their energetic expressions

Benefits of Thai yoga Massage for receiver:

  • Encourages deep relaxation which aids in meditation
  • Balances blood pressure and heart rate
  • Activates the brain to chemically release natural opiates
  • Can lead to reduced anxiety levels, tension, sadness as well as diminished pain
  • Synchronizes brain waves to restore the normal vibratory frequencies of cells
  • Aligns, awakens, and balances the subtle energies in the body

This unique modality helps you to see how Thai massage and Bodywork is not just blissful, therapeutic and beneficial for the reciever, but when done with the correct techniques, it brings the same benefits to the giver! This is a heart-centred practice that’s shared from a place of presence and loving-kindness (metta).

The giver of Thai yoga massage also will receive generosity, compassion, equanimity, the feeling of oneness, the feeling of loving-kindness, and the pride that can only be felt by a healer.

How learning Thai Yoga Massage and BodyWork enhances your yoga teaching practice?

Massage and Yoga are known to be a potent complementary combination:

  • In 2 weeks course, you can learn how to give a complete 90-minute massage that addresses feet, legs, hips, abdomen hands shoulders, back, neck and head.
  • These elements can be practiced both as an independent practice of being a masseur or integrating it with a Yin yoga class as you complement it with touch and bodywork.
  • Gives you a niche over a normal yoga teaching regime.
  • It makes you understand therapeutics and anatomy better.
  • The stretches in Thai Massage can be practised also as yoga asana adjustments.
  • It will be highly appreciated by your current students to produce amazing feedback drawing more people to your classes.
  • Becoming a powerful new offering in your practice – it will be an additional source of income to support your journey.

Yin Yoga Foundations

While yin yoga is a wonderful practice by itself, in combination with bodywork applied you can transform the practice in a multi-sensory experience.

For a solid foundation for your practice and teaching, Jenny will introduce you to the practice of yin yoga according to the principles and components, following the foundations laid out originally by Paul Grilley, Sarah Powers, and Bernie Clark. The consideration of an individual skeletal structure, functional alignment, and working with ‘yin tissue’ to not only stretch but also strengthen them and requires quite some ‘know-how’ to dive into.

You will learn how to address the physical benefits, safe ways of guiding into poses and intelligent sequencing principles according to anatomical requirements and energetic aspects. In yin yoga we work with the ancient healing wisdom of the Taoist philosophy, the meridians and the chi flow in the body. You will get to know all the main meridians, and different ways to activate and address them in the yin yoga practice.

Transforming a yin yoga class into a in yoga healing experience needs skill and practice, so there will be the opportunity to practice teaching yourself. Mindfulness principles provide insight and guidance for the practice. Learn how to integrate mindfulness, connecting our body to a Zen state of mind to create the space to allow energetic and physical healing to take place.

Yin Yoga Foundation

  • The Components of Yin
  • The Practice Principles
  • History and people of Yin

Yin Yoga Practice

  • Classic Yin Poses + Variations + Additional Poses for the Upper Body
  • Sequences for each Daoist Element / Meridians
  • Sequencing Guidelines
  • Embodied Practical Experience

Therapeutic Aspects of Yin

  • The Concept of Balance, Yin & Yang and Chi
  • The Theory of the Daoist Elements, their Physical, Emotional and Energetic Value
  • Insight into the Oriental Medicine Meridians
  • The 3 different ways to Activate Chi Flow
  • The Transformative Power of the Rebound

Yin Yoga & the Movement Mechanics of the Body

  • The Theory of Exercise – Maintaining and Improving Mobility
  • Yin Tissue & Fascia
  • Everyone’s Unique Variation of the Structure of our Skeleton
  • Aesthetic vs. Functional Alignment
  • Compression vs. Tension

The Art of Teaching Yin with Conscious Touch

  • Intention / Expression / Context / Tools
  • The art of sequencing a yin class
  • The art of conscious touch
  • Embodied practical experience


  • Mindfulness history
  • Concept and practice
  • Neuroplasticity

Healing Toolbox

  • An invitation to mindful living
  • Anatomy of the Energetic Body & the Mind
  • Dan Tien Breath

Daily Yoga & Bodywork Practice

  • Morning Class of Dynamic Yang Styles of Yoga for the Energy Balance
  • Bodywork skills / Massage Techniques in Sequence
  • Daily Yin Yoga Healing Practice

Sunset / Sunrise Circles

  • Different active meditations
  • Extracurricular connective communication games
  • Circle of transformation
  • Sharing circles



Accreditation as 80-hrs module block of 300-hrs Yoga Alliance Certification & 100-hrs module of Yin Yoga Therapy™ Professional Diploma & 20-hrs Thai Massage

  • With successful completion of the training, students will receive a Yoga Alliance-affiliated certificate from The Body-Mind-Soul Centre (RYS 300 – registered school with Yoga Alliance) of 80 hours, which can be accredited to the 300-hrs Yoga Alliance certification program (or alternatively can count as Yoga Alliance continuing education credits.
  • 20 hours Thai Yoga Massage certificate
  • Additionally, students will receive a 100-hrs Yin Yoga Therapy™ practitioner certificate which is a building block for our 700 hours of Yin Yoga Therapy™ Professional 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 (E-RYT 500) and owner of The Body-Mind-Soul Centre (RYS 300).


Jenny Stark has been a yoga practitioner since her adolescence and is 12 years into the journey of her personal sadhana. 500 RYT certified by the Yoga Alliance she has been teaching pranayama, asana and yoga philosophy globally since 2014. Having spent many years in India, she eventually been drawn into Yin Yoga and was trained by Alexandra Denkinger as a teacher trainer with The Body-Mind-Soul Center / Yin Yoga Therapy Training™ since 2019. The practices she gives are an integration of more than 9 years of teaching, extensive studies, research & authentic experience in yogic healing arts and movement modalities. In the quest to deepen her knowledge, Jenny accomplished Meditation courses including Vipassana, which allowed her to bring all flavours of mindfulness techniques to our training courses.

The Thai Massage and Bodywork teacher in the course, Maverick Rbehl has been teaching Thai Yoga Massage courses for 8 years. Trained in different massage techniques and modalities, his interest kept drawing him to Thai massage, as he realised how versatile, easy to practice yet deep-reaching it is. He teaches advanced Thai modalities like Chi Nei Tsang, Siamese warrior massage, Advance Zen Thai and specialised trainings for athletes, climbers, cyclists, yoga teachers and physiotherapists.

Being also trained in Acro Yoga, Contact Improvisation Dance, Aquatic Bodywork and Authentic relating – Mav brings some really unique elements to this training.

He is also a member of Elar Institute coaching team – studying and teaching Compassionate Connective Communication (NVC), emotional intelligence, applied neuroscience and mindfulness to help people cultivate peace and balance within themselves and in all areas of their life. Merging these aspects with massage brings out a whole dimension to the Bodywork Practices he follows and teaches.

“Touch comes before sight, before speech.
It is the first language and the last, and it always tells the truth.”
– Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood

  • Venue

    Bay Vista Sri Lanka

    Bay Vista welcomes you to the East coast of the tropical island of Sri Lanka with sunny warmth and promises you lasting experiences. Ensconced amidst rustling coconut palms, located in the heart of the small costal village Arugam Bay, our stunning beach front venue Bay Vista is just a stroll away from one of the world’s top ten surfing spots.

Hugo Regarp, France

“I followed the previous course and had an amazing time! Even having already done a similar course I still learned a lot, especially ‘soft skills that are super valuable and not so easy to find out about! Mav is a great teacher with a lot of experience and is really good at managing the energy of the group! Would definitely recommend!”

Hugo Regarp, France
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