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Yin Yoga Therapy Teacher Training in Fuerteventura, Spain

Receive your Yin yoga certification and get a solid understanding of Yin yoga as a healing modality.

In this Yin yoga certification program, you will learn all the essential elements of Yin yoga with more time to integrate and practice the therapeutic and mindfulness aspects. You look into the Yin side of yoga from all angles and dive in deep into the subject of how to apply Yin yoga as therapy.

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Alexandra & Tina
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  • Exploration of Yin yoga from all angles
  • Transformational healing circles and sunset beach walks
  • Yin yoga therapy diploma and Yoga Alliance teacher certificate
  • Mindfulness and Daoist healing philosophy of meridians and Chi flow in the body
  • Ancient teachings brought into a contemporary context
  • Sea view apartment resort
  • 12 nights accommodation
  • Daily healthy meals

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


11 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: German
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  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Steam room
  • Swimming pool (indoor)
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck
  • Yoga shala
  • Yoga studio
  • Free Wi-Fi

Just 400 meters from the beaches of Costa Calma, the venue The Esmeralda Maris is located next to the Valle de Esmeralda natural park in a place of paradisiacal tranquillity, allowing spectacular views of the ocean and the famous Sotavento beaches. Your accommodation is a single or double shared apartment and comes even with its own kitchen. With a 1-hour taxi or bus ride from the airport, you can reach there easily.

On your time off at the beautiful sea view venue, you can experience the wellness and spa facilities (additional charge). Forget about your to-do list in the sauna or Turkish bath, disconnect in the Jacuzzi and enjoy the sensation shower or the cold pool or opt for a renewing massage.

Enjoy the gastronomic experience at the Esmeralda Maris restaurant. Taste the wide variety of dishes at the buffet service for your breakfast and dinner with an assortment of international and local cuisine and breakfasts with typical regional products, fresh and lovingly made.



With successful completion of the training you will receive a Yoga Alliance Certificate from The Body-Mind-Soul Centre (RYS – registered school with Yoga Alliance) and a Yin Yoga Therapy Training 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).


When you awaken and align your body’s underlying energy, you activate your innate process of healing and transformation. You will demystify how energy affects everything you do and feel—and show you how to work with your body and your mind. You will learn about acupressure points applied in the poses and sequencing according to physical or emotional issues.

The alternative medicine aspect of Daoism offer the opportunity to deep healing and profound transformation. You will learn everything you need to know for your Yin yoga certification and additionally get to know simple principles, tools, and practices that balance your subtle body—which is how physical, emotional and spiritual healing begins—so you can build vitality, unravel energetic blockages, and boost your immunity.

The five Daoist Elements give you resources of inspiration for your practice, your teaching, and your Yin yoga certification. Mindfulness will be a subject in focus and we will guide you on how to integrate mindfulness principles to transform a Yin yoga class into a meditation practice and a healing session.

By the end of this Yin yoga certification course, you will not only receive your Yin yoga certification but you will feel stronger, more balanced, healthier, and better able to thrive and flow in the life you are meant to live. In this Yin yoga certification program, you will find the opportunity to practice teaching yourself and develop your own style in the art of teaching Yin. Focus is to imply sequences according to the Daoist Elements, understanding their energetic value and the subtle art of creating the ideal environment for a transformational experience of body, mind and soul to take place.


Foundation, definition, and theory of Yin yoga

  • Physical
  • Energetic
  • Soul and mind

Yin yoga practice

  • Over 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 probs
  • Eight-points-analysis principle
  • Special situations or target areas
  • Sequences for each Daoist element and each meridian

The art of teaching Yin

  • Intention, expression, context, and tools
  • The art of sequencing a Yin class
  • Embodied practical experience
  • Yin therapy, qi, and the Meridian flow in the body
  • Yin, Yang, and Qi defined
  • Five Daoist elements
  • The three treasures
  • 12 primary traditional oriental medicine Meridians and their healing wisdom
  • Meridians addressed in each pose
  • Energetic and emotional value of each pose
  • Dan Tien healing breath


  • Mindfulness history
  • Concept and practice
  • Neuroplasticity

Healing toolbox

  • Extracurricular workshop 'acupressure points'
  • Anatomy of the mind
  • An invitation to mindful living
  • Tools to transformation
  • The power of visualization and the Dan Tiens

Yin yoga and the movement mechanics of the body

  • The theory of exercise - maintaining and improving mobility and flexibility
  • Everyone’s unique variation of the structure of their skeleton
  • Aesthetic versus functional alignment
  • Compression versus tension
  • Sensory processing, interoception & proprioception
  • Yin vs Yang tissue and the correct way of exercising each
  • Understanding fascia and tensegrity
  • The piezoelectric principle in the poses
  • When and how to apply Yin yoga principles in physical therapy to release pain

Professional development

  • Class management and general professionalism
  • Credentialing process with Yoga Alliance
  • Responsibility and accountability
  • Scope of practice
  • Equity in yoga

Daily yoga practice

  • Daily Yin yoga immersion
  • Meditations
  • Morning class for self-practice of dynamic Yang styles of yoga for the balance

Sunset circles

  • Different active meditations
  • Yoga Nidra
  • Extracurricular acupuncture and Reiki healing sessions
  • Circle of transformation
  • Sharing circles
  • Mindful sunset walks


Alexandra Denkinger (M.D.Acu)

Tina Bärtle


Fuerteventura, known as the “Europen Caribbean”, has been declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. This island is located less than a hundred kilometres from the African coast, features a unique desert landscape and has as its hallmark more than 150 kilometres of white sand beaches and turquoise waters.

As Miguel de Unamuno said, it is a piece of Sahara launched in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Its sea breeze, loaded with negative ions, makes one completely relax as soon as you set foot on this island, you easily feel as if you are on another planet. You find virgin and hidden white-water beaches, big waves or calm sea beaches as well as sandy lakes and charming fishing villages.


Enjoy the gastronomic experience at the Esmeralda Maris restaurant. Taste the wide variety of dishes at the buffet service for your breakfast and dinner with an assortment of international and local cuisine and breakfasts with typical regional products, fresh and lovingly made.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Spa
  • Massages
  • Surfing
  • Kite Surfing
  • Mountain Biking

What's included

  • Program
  • Manual
  • 12 nights accommodation
  • Two meals daily
  • Yoga Alliance afilliated certification
  • Yin Yoga Therapy Diploma

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers

How to get there

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Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 10 days before arrival.

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Arrival: Sunday September 18, 2022
Departure: Friday September 30, 2022

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