This Yoga Alliance certified programme will equip you with all the tools needed to share the joy of yin yoga with others whilst deepening your connection to yourself.

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Yin Yoga Teacher Training


6th – 12th March 2023

How to register

Please send an email to training@sadhana-wellbeing.com registering your interest. We will then send you a registration form.

Should your preliminary application be successful, a deposit of £200 must be paid in order to finalise your application.

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This course, taught by senior teacher Laura McDonald, will give you an internationally accredited 50 Hrs Yoga Alliance Yin Teacher Training Certification.

Yin Yoga

Yin Yoga is a slow paced and passive style of yoga practice where most postures are practiced on the floor in a static way for an extended period of time. When combined with internal awareness and introspection, the practice of yin can also become a highly meditative tool to cultivate inner stillness.

This Yin program is available to any person, not just teachers. This training is led by experienced, senior teachers and a guest instructor covering many yin topics. We want to equip you with the tools to share the joy of Yin yoga with others and to deepen your connection to yourself.

Course Content

  • Daily Yin Yoga practice with Laura and guest teachers (9 contact hours)
  • The history and philosophy of Yin Yoga:

– Origins and influences of Yin Yoga;

– Yin/Yang Philosophy;

– What is Yin Yoga? (4 contact hours)

  • Functional anatomy– including an understanding of skeletal variation and how this affects our practice – the Yin Tissues of the body- Fascia and why it matters. (10 contact hours and 2 hours non contact reading at home)
  • Posture clinic analysis of each Yin Pose with variations and use of props. (12 contact hours)
  • How to structure a Yin Yoga class – the energy curve, class themes and other teaching considerations. (2 contact hours and 1 non contact hour home assignment.)
  • Introduction to Meridian Theory in Chinese medicine and how this can be applied to Yin Yoga. (8 contact hours and 2 non contact hours reading at home)

Total 45 contact hours and 5 non contact hours

Required reading

  • The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga by Bernie Clark

Further recommended reading

  • Yin Yoga – Principles and Practice by Paul Grilley
  • Insight Yoga by Sarah Powers

Students will also receive a manual and handouts for home study.


Full Price – £600.

Early Bird discount – £540, when the deposit is paid before December 6th, 2022.

Deposit – £250.

Location: The Yoga Quarter, 8 Hornsey street, N7 8EG

Dates: March 6th – 12th

Times: 9.00 – 17.00, 1hr lunch break and smaller breaks throughout the day included

Eliza Ioannou - Sadhana Wellbeing Yoga Teacher

Laura McDonald

My own Yin Yoga journey began in 2016. I was in my early forties and had been practicing yoga for over a decade. I was still pushing my body to its limits doing ‘advanced’ classes and even appearing on stage in a leotard in yoga competitions.

I think Yin Yoga found me at the right time.

Before discovering Yin, my yoga practice was very much about what it looked like, trying to achieve the perfect shape and putting quite a bit of pressure on myself. That’s not to say I didn’t enjoy my practice, I did, but too often there was a sense of guilt and not feeling good enough.

Yin Yoga wasn’t particularly mainstream in the UK back in 2016, with not many teachers teaching it. Somehow in my quest for more open hips I came across some videos of Bernie Clark, Yin Teacher and author of ‘The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga’ – I liked what I saw so I booked a place on his teacher training and flew to Vancouver to learn from the man himself. Yin yoga has helped me to find acceptance of my body, appreciation for what it can do and to make peace with its limitations.

Since my training with Bernie Clark, I have taken several other Yin teacher trainings and have become more and more passionate about sharing this practice. I hope that you will share in my passion and help to spread it to others as well.

Eliza Ioannou - Sadhana Wellbeing Yoga Teacher

Eliza Ioannou

Eliza has been teaching yoga since 2017 and specialises in stress management and deep relaxation practices. She discovered yoga at a young age when growing up in South Africa, and has used the practice ever since to help her deal with whatever life throws her way. She teaches Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Vinyasa, Restorative Yoga and Crystal Sound Bowls. She is known for her nurturing approach that allows you to discover the practice and grow at your own pace. She is passionate about making yoga accessible to everyone and is also Accessible Yoga trained.