Yin Yoga Workshop

Yin and Yang
  • Yin and Yang are opposite sides of the same coin; they are two halves that create wholeness.
  • Nothing is completely Yin or Yang. Even darkness (Yin) has some light (Yang) and the darkness of dusk is Yang compared to the darkness of midnight.
  • Yin and Yang are not static. For example, the day flows into night and daylight is shorter at certain times of the year.
Yin Yoga
  • Most yoga practiced in the West today is a Yang form of yoga, which emphasizes muscular contraction and fluid movement. Yin Yoga focuses on the connective (Yin) tissue of the hips, pelvis and lower spine.
  • Yin tissue responds best to gentle stress that is held longer than Yang poses.
  • Poses are practiced with relaxed muscles and act to strengthen and gently open connective tissue while stimulating the body’s subtle energy channels.

In our Yin Yoga Workshop, you’ll learn:

  • Overview of Tensile and Compressive Forces in the Body
  • Roots of Yin Yoga
  • Yin Yoga Theory
  • Science behind Yin Yoga
  • Meditation Practices
  • Modern Meridian Theory
  • Chakra Theory
  • Bandha Practices
  • Pose Breakdown and Benefits of Specific Yin Postures
  • Pranayama Practices
  • Yin Sequencing
  • Yin Pose Modifications


A year or more of yoga practice is recommended to get the most benefit from this workshop.

Continuing Education Credits

This workshop counts as 27 contact CEC hours for Yoga Alliance RYTs.

Yin Yoga Workshop

Course Includes

  • Lecture and Video on Anatomy and Yin Theory
  • 6 Hours of Yin Practice
  • Pose Breakdown and Modifications
  • Practice Sequencing and Teaching
  • Pranayama Practice
  • Meditation Practice

Yin Benefits

  • Strengthens and Gently Stresses Connective Tissue
  • Massages Tissues
  • Encourages Toxin and Waste Release
  • Breaks Down Scar Tissue by Reducing Adhesions
  • Removes Blockages of Energy Flow
  • Maintains Range of Motion
  • Elongates Fascia
  • Improves Blood Flow
  • Keeps Bones Healthy by Providing Beneficial Stress
  • Increases Hyaluronic Acid (HA) which Hydrates Tissues
  • Decreases Contracture of the Joint Capsules
  • Reduces Fixation in the Joints
  • Passively Lengthen Muscles through Stressing Fascial Bags
  • Increases Collagen Production for Stronger, Thicker Ligaments
  • Stimulates Fibroblasts, which Create Collagen and Elastin
  • Improves Joint Lubrication
  • Slows Skin Aging by Increasing Hydration
  • Maintains or Reestablishes Normal Lordotic Curve
  • Reduces Osteopenia and Osteoporosis Risks
  • Awakens, Enhances and Balances Prana
  • Trains the Mind and Body to Become Calm and Endure Distraction
  • Nourishes the Organs through Acupressure via Compression of Meridian Lines
  • Creates Internal Pulsed Magnetic Fields that Restore Cellular Health
  • Turns Off the Sympathetic (fight-or-flight) Nervous System
  • Increases the Neurotransmitter GABA (Restores Calm)

Required Book

What is the refund policy?

There are no refunds on any continuing education courses unless we cancel the course. This is because we make a decision as to whether or not to hold a course based upon enrollment. Once we are committed, we incur expenses.

For distance study courses, there are no refunds. Once someone has the materials, we can’t refund fees because we have upheld our commitment by providing the learning materials.

For live RYT courses, there is a three (3) day (72 hour) cancellation period. Once a student enrollment form is signed, a student may make a written refund request within 3 days (72 hours) and 100% of funds paid shall be returned. All refund requests must be delivered in writing to the school. The postmark shall serve as the refund time. If the request is delivered by hand, it is the student’s responsibility to ensure he/she has a written receipt showing the date and time the request was received.  Other live RYT course refund policy is outlined below.

20 Hours: If a refund is requested within the first 20 live contact hours of 200 total hours, the student is eligible for a 75% refund, less a $150 administrative fee.

30 Hours: If a refund is requested within the first 20 live contact hours of 200 total hours, the student is eligible for a 50% refund, less a $150 administrative fee.

40 Hours: If a refund is requested within the first 20 live contact hours of 200 total hours, the student is eligible for a 25% refund, less a $150 administrative fee.

More than 40 Hours: No refunds are granted.

At the school’s discretion, students may have the option of attending the next class that is offered in lieu of a refund.

For live classes other than RYT trainings, a full refund is available if the request is made within 7 days of a training, less a 10% administrative fee. Cancellations after that period are subject to the Director’s discretion.

If we cancel any class, students will receive a 100% refund.


Where are you located?

Most locations, along with a map, are found on our Contact Page.

Nashville Students: Enter through the DOWNSTAIRS (back) door. Only offices are upstairs and we won’t hear you, so please enter downstairs (behind the building). Download the supplemental parking information and nearby restaurants.

Our Brentwood, TN location will be added to our contact page soon. The address is 1585 Red Oak Lane, Brentwood, TN 37027

Why is a year of yoga practice recommended before taking this workshop?

While we welcome everyone to the workshop, new yogis may have a difficult time staying in long-held poses, which may lead to frustration or excessive fidgeting. If you are willing to come out of a pose and rest when needed, you will do fine with this workshop, even without a year of prior practice.

Is the Yin Yoga workshop for teachers only?

No; it is for everyone. While we do offer Yoga Alliance CECs for taking this workshop, students and teachers alike are welcome to attend.  Students will find it of great benefit to gain a deeper knowledge of Yin Yoga or start a home Yin Yoga practice.

What should I bring to the Yin Yoga workshop?

Please bring the required book (Yin Yoga: Principles and Practices by Paul Grilley) a writing tablet and ink pen. Feel free to bring your own mat/bolster/blocks, but we have extras at the school.  Bring a water bottle and snacks if you’d like.

When will the next Yin Yoga training be offered?

Our next Yin Yoga course is Jan 3-5, 2020 (Fri – Sun, 8AM-6PM) at our Nashville, TN location

Dates and Duration

Our next Yin Yoga course is Jan 3-5, 2020 (Fri – Sun, 8AM-6PM) at our Nashville, TN location

 This class is 24-hours and is taught over a 3-day period.


Yin Yoga Workshop Fees – $425

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