200 hour / 3 weeks Yin Yoga & Meditation March 2025

Mar 3, 2025
Mar 22, 2025


Get yoga teacher 200-hrs certification (Yoga Alliance) with this complete course covering mindfulness meditation, yin yoga and general yoga foundations (incl.40 hours self-paced online modules).

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

Become a certified Yin Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation teacher with our comprehensive 200-hour foundational Yoga Alliance teacher training program (RYT 200). Discover the synergy of Yin Yoga & Mindfulness Meditation with this course where you will learn about Yin Yoga Therapy™ and the Meditation techniques to cultivate balance and guide others on their journey to inner peace.

We invite you to join us for this 3-week immersion at our beautiful beach location in Goa and additionally, we provide you with the online video material needed to fulfill the more general topics of yoga history, philosophy, and anatomy for your Yoga Alliance certification.

For a hands-on learning experience, students will have ample opportunities to practice teaching, ensuring they emerge from this 200-hour yoga teacher certification course with the skill and confidence to lead Yin Yoga Therapy™ classes and guide others in Mindfulness Meditation experiences.

Mindfulness Meditation & Yin Yoga

This program offers an immersive experience designed to explore the symbiotic relationship between body, mind and soul and to cultivate a mindfulness approach not only for your practice and teaching but for your life.

Through experiential learning. in-depth theory, and practical techniques, you’ll uncover the subtle yet powerful nuances of Yin Yoga Therapy™ and Meditation. Gain a thorough understanding of anatomy, chi flow and energy meridians, and the therapeutic effects of each posture, while also cultivating skills in guiding meditative experiences.

Embrace the opportunity to develop your teaching abilities, build confidence, and foster compassion as you step on this soulful path of personal growth and holistic wellness. Join us in creating a community dedicated to nurturing presence, resilience, and inner peace.

3 Weeks Immersion

In the in-person immersion part of this yoga training, we will delve into the essence of mindfulness. Discover all about the meditation practice, including understanding the anatomy of the mind, utilizing breath as an anchor, and cultivating awareness through body scan meditation and more active meditation practices.

Understand how to integrate mindfulness into daily living. exploring its benefits for mental, emotional, and physical health. Delve into the psychology and neuroscience of mindfulness, understanding its effects on stress reduction, emotional regulation, and cognitive-behavioral aspects.

We will provide you with a profound understanding of Yin Yoga Therapy™ approach and guide you through a journey through all the Daoist elements and their healing wisdom.

You will learn all about the functional aspect of the poses and their anatomy as well as the ancient healing wisdom of the main Acupuncture Meridians and Chi flow in the body.

This program is designed to ultimately master the art of guiding Yin Yoga and mindfulness experiences, gaining skills in facilitating group sessions, managing dynamics, and providing constructive feedback while embracing ethical guidelines and trauma-sensitive considerations.

You will get to know more about additional tools and different techniques to support this process. We offer you different holistic healing experiences like sound baths, yoga Nidra, cacao ceremonies and chanting circles. In our Circles of Transformation, we create a safe space to connect and share. Together we open the gates to a long-lasting transformation.

+ 40 hours Self-Paced Online Course

To complete a solid foundation for your yoga teacher 200 hr certification and a deep understanding of yoga in all its variations we offer you an additional 40-hour self-paced online video course. Of these 40 hours 20 hours are dedicated to anatomy and physiology, and 20 hours will focus on general yoga humanities.

The Anatomy 20 hours Online Course will look into the anatomy of the muscular and skeletal body, as well as the human physiology like the nervous system, incl. ‘fight, flight, freeze’ stress response, vagal theory, overall mind-body connection, cardiovascular/circulatory, endocrine, digestive systems and the respiratory system as they relate to yoga practice.

In the Yoga Humanities 20 Hours Online Course we share details about general yoga history, philosophy and foundations like the eight limbs and Patanjali’s yoga sutras, Bhagavad Gita, Upanishads and the Hatha Yoga Pradipika. You will get to know about the Chakras, Koshas, Prana Vaayus, Kleshas and more.

Both these video courses you can start anytime after the complete sign-up and you will have one year time to go through the material at your own pace. Our team is always available for active support throughout this process.

After the in-person immersion, you will receive with successful examination your Yin Yoga Therapy™ & Meditation teacher certificate right away, but only after the completion of the online courses, you will be able to register as an RYT 200 (Registered Yoga Teacher) with Yoga Alliance.


Yin Yoga & Meditation Teacher 200 hr Certification


200hrs / 3 weeks + 40hrs online

Mindfulness Meditation Defined

  • Understanding the concept of mindfulness
  • Historical roots and development of mindfulness meditation
  • Differentiating mindfulness from other meditation practices

Foundations of Mindfulness Practice

  • The Anatomy of the Mind from a traditional yogic perspective
  • Exploring the breath as a foundational anchor
  • Body scan meditation: Cultivating awareness of bodily sensations
  • Mindfulness of thoughts and emotions
  • Mindful active meditations / Walking meditation
  • Sequencing and structuring mindfulness meditation sessions

Mindful Living

  • Qualities for mindful living
  • Essentials of a Mindfulness Approach in a Nutshell
  • 4 Practical Guidelines for a Mindfulness Meditation Practice – R-A-I-N
  • Benefits of mindfulness meditation for mental, emotional, and physical health
  • Cultivating a daily personal practice

Psychology and Neuroscience of Mindfulness

  • Overview of the neuroscience of mindfulness
  • Understanding the default mode network and its relevance to mindfulness
  • Applications of mindfulness in stress reduction and emotional regulation
  • Psychosomatic effects of mindfulness on the brain and body
  • Cognitive-behavioral aspects of mindfulness meditation
  • Research: Mindfulness works

Foundation, Definition and Theory of Yin Yoga Therapy

  • Physical
  • Energetic
  • Soul & Mind

Yin Yoga Practice

  • 35 regular yin yoga poses +
  • Additional upper body poses, wall poses and modifications
  • Functional and energetic aspects of the poses
  • How and when to use props
  • Intelligent sequencing
  • Sequences for each Daoist element and each meridian

Yin Therapy, Chi & the Meridian Flow in the Body

  • Yin / yang / chi defined
  • Five Daoist elements
  • 12 primary traditional Oriental Medicine Meridians & their healing wisdom
  • Meridians addressed in each pose
  • Energetic and emotional value of each pose
  • The 3 different ways to activate chi flow
  • The transformative power of the rebound

Yoga Philosophy and Basic Foundations

  • History and people
  • Overview of different yoga styles
  • The 8 limbs of yoga
  • Patanjali Yoga Sutras
  • Pranayama
  • Chakras, Koshas, Prana Vaayus, Kleshas
  • Mudras & Mantras
  • Spiritual Concepts

Basic Anatomy & the Theory of Exercise

  • Muscular and skeletal system
  • Biomechanical principles, joints and their movements
  • Physiology such as nervous system, cardiovascular, endocrine, digestive systems, respiratory system as they relate to the practice
  • The vagal theory
  • The physical theory of the practice
  • Aesthetic vs. functional alignment
  • Compression vs tension
  • Understanding fascia and tensegrity
  • Sensory processing, interoception & proprioception
  • The piezoelectric principle in the poses
  • When and how to apply yin yoga principles in physical therapy to release pain

The Art of Teaching & Guiding

  • Intention / Expression / Context / Tools
  • Trauma-aware approach to teaching yin & guiding mindfulness experiences
  • Embodied practical experience / Peer teaching practicum

Professional Development

  • Class management & general professionalism
  • Credentialing process with Yoga Alliance
  • Ethical guidelines for a yin yoga teacher and mindfulness guide
  • Responsibility and accountability
  • Scope of practice & Code of Conduct
  • Equity in yoga

Daily Yoga Practice

  • Daily yin yoga immersion
  • Meditations & Yoga Nidra
  • Morning class of dynamic yang styles of yoga for the balance

Sunset / Sunrise Circles

  • Cacao Ceremony
  • Conscious Connection Sharing Circles
  • Mindful sunset / sunrise walks …

200 HOURS Yin Yoga & MIndfulness Meditation


Foundational YOGA ALLIANCE Teacher Training & YIN YOGA THERAPY™ Diploma

With successful completion of the training, students will receive a 200-hrs Yoga Alliance-affiliated Yoga Teacher Training Certificate from The Body-Mind-Soul Centre (RYS 300 – registered school with Yoga Alliance).

Additionally, students will receive a Yin Yoga Therapy™ practitioner diploma which is a building block for our 700 hours of Yin Yoga Therapy™ education 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).

Your lead trainer in this course:

Your lead trainer for this module, Manuela Sauter, shares with you from her ongoing experience of being deeply immersed in a Buddhist way of life as meditation guide in the Tushita centre in Dharmsala on the foothills of the Himalayas and the seat in exile of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.

Tushita centre https://tushita.info/ is a traditional institution for the study and practice of Buddhism from the Tibetan Mahayana tradition, where she supports their events and courses on Buddhist philosophy and meditation.

Manuela Sauter

  • Venue

    Nalanda Retreat Goa India

    Goa has become a well-visited winter getaway where yoga is celebrated and spiritual activities are on a daily schedule: sunrise yoga sessions on the beach, reiki healing courses, meditation, and just about every other form of spiritual exploration, are all practised freely.

“This was a wonderful experience for me for many reasons but what certainly stands out is the instructors dedication, love, expertise and passion to spread the message and make a difference. A truly holistic experience for your body mind and soul. Really well organized, super nice people with in-depth knowledge and plenty of valuable content was shared. I have very much enjoyed the whole setting and the group of wonderful people from around the world. An experience I will always remember with a smile on my face ☺️.“

Mia Preuss
Yin Yoga Therapy Ambassador Switzerland
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