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Yin Yoga Teacher Training

This 50-Hour Yoga Alliance certified training is an interactive and experiential journey into yin yoga.

Through kinesthetic experience and mindful exploration, you’ll deepen your love for this therapeutic practice and learn how to safely share it with others. You’ll also learn anatomical variations, modifications, and propping so you feel empowered and ready to teach.

This course is designed for both teachers and passionate practitioners and is led by Lucy St. John.

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Upcoming Format:

Training runs over two weekends in May:
Friday, May 12th – Sunday, May 14th
and Friday, May 26th – Sunday, May 28th

Class is in session on Friday’s from 5:00 – 9:00pm and Saturday’s / Sunday’s from 8:00 – 5:00pm.

Location: YYOGA Downtown Flow
Trainer: Lucy St. John

This training has limited in person capacity for optimal learning (maximum of 26 spots available). 100% virtual participation available upon request.
All students are required to earn a Yoga Alliance 200 Hour Teacher Training certificate before teaching yin.

50-Hour Yin: Free Info Session with Lucy

April 6, 2023 - April 6, 2023 | Online
5:30pm PST | Get the inside scoop and meet Lucy! Held over Zoom. Attendees get a free class (1 per person. Issued at end of session).
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50-Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training

May 12, 2023 - May 28, 2023 | In-Person | Online
Runs over two weekends: Fri, May 12th - Sun, May 14th and Fri, May 26th - Sun, May 28th at YYOGA Downtown Flow. Virtual spots available upon request.
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Price

  • $1,300 + tax

Non-refundable registration fee is included: $150

 

Added Bonus

During your training you’ll receive 10 drop in classes and access to YYOGA at Home for the duration of your training. Mat and towel service is not included.

 

Post-Graduate Support

The continuing education training and programs and strong bonds our students form during training serve as a foundation upon which authentic connection, inspiration, life-changing friendship, and confidence blossoms.

 

Bursary Program

If you feel called to this path but are facing barriers in becoming certified, we want to hear from you.

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Class is in session on Friday’s from 5:00 – 9:00pm and Saturday’s / Sunday’s from 8:00 – 5:00pm.

Our format is focused on preparing you for real-world teaching.

We prioritize our graduates for teaching across our locations so getting you ready to teach is our top focus! If you seek a space and supportive peers with which to deepen your practice and connect with community, you’ll find that here too. Not all of our students intend to teach.

All students are required to earn a Yoga Alliance certified 200 hour teacher training program before teaching Yin Yoga.


Sample Daily Schedule:

8:00-8:45
Yin/Yang practice

9:00-10:00
What is Fascia?

10:00-11:00
Asana lab

11:15-12:00
Theory: What is pain?
Trauma informed

12:45-1:30
Anatomy review Game
Skeletal variation

1:45-2:45
Asana lab

3:00-4:00
Meditation module – homework

4:15-5:30
Yin class

5:30-6:00
Homework & Q&A – meditation

This 50-hour Yin teacher training program designed for both dedicated teachers and passionate practitioners and leans into experiential pedagogy using group work, role-playing, games, drawing and kinesthetic learning. This is a trauma-informed training which means you’ll learn how to hold and create a safe space in which equity and inclusion can blossom and prevail.

You will learn:

  • anatomical variations, modifications, and propping that will empower you to “fit the pose to the student” rather than “fit the student to the pose”
  • how to use props that can both support or enhance a pose
  • pregnancy variations, social justice and the latest fascial and anatomical research, the meridian theory and more
  • how to teach YYOGA’s signature style Yin in our comprehensive format

While a 200-hour certification is necessary to teach, curious students will radically shift their practice and anatomical understanding of yin through this in-depth exploration.


About Lucy:

Lucy has been practicing Yoga & Ayurveda since 1996. She’s led more than 35 trainings bringing a wealth of experience, story and curiosity into the teachings. She has developed a curriculum that both honours the tradition and integrates the current challenges in cultural appropriation, trauma sensitivity and yoga anatomy. She’s also worked as a Yoga Therapist at The Cheerful Pelvis and is currently taking her Masters in Education at SFU.

Take this training. You will learn so much from this loving, kind and supportive yin yoga community.
Danielle, Yoga Teacher 

 

“Lucy seamlessly weaves together various aspects of yoga culture (mantra, storytelling, asana, pranayama, philosophy etc.) to create a beautifully flowing, well rounded , and profound experiential training.”
Elizabeth, Yoga & Doaist teacher 

 

“This training was so insightful, fun and interactive. I love living on the edge!”
Angela, Yoga teacher

 

“This training has developed and advanced my learning in leaps and bounds”
Pixie, Yoga Teacher