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Hybrid Yoga Teacher Training India

Get a yoga teacher 200-hour certification with this complete course covering mindfulness meditation, Yin yoga, and general yoga foundations (including 40 hours of self-paced online modules). The online training can be done anytime before or after in person ends.

Meet the instructors

Jenny & Manuela Simone
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Highlights

  • Self-paced 40-hour yoga teacher training
  • 20-day 160-hour residential teacher training
  • Eligible for registration with Yoga Alliance upon completion for both parts
  • 19 nights on-site training accommodation
  • Daily meals during residential training
  • Ancient teachings brought into a contemporary context from a yogic and Buddhist perspective
  • Exploration of Yin yoga and mindfulness meditation from all angles in a supportive and encouraging environment
  • Buddhist or Daoist healing philosophy of Chi flow, Meridians, and mindfulness

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


27 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: German
Airport transfer available:
Manohar International Airport (US$27 per person)
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Café
  • Dining area
  • Lounge
  • Picnic area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck
  • Yoga shala
  • Free parking
  • Laundry
  • Wireless internet

In the ‘yoga-Mecca’ town of Goa, Mandrem, you find Nalanda Retreat. A beach property where you can enjoy the seaside and experience the yoga life. The word Nalanda, which in Sanskrit means Giver of Knowledge, describes the soul of this yoga resort. Built to be a place of growth and healing, it is the perfect sanctuary to embrace what it means to live a holistic lifestyle. The Nalanda property features different buildings spread across 3000 square meters, nestled within a local fishing village.

The beachfront lounge offers you a beautiful view of the ocean on one of the best beaches in North Goa. The ambiance lets you soak in the relaxed vibes of the property and resonate with your inner balance. All rooms have air-conditioners and a private bathroom. The in-house beachfront restaurant Chia Seed serves three tasty vegan or vegetarian, healthy meals complete with superfood fuelled ingredients on your study days.

From enjoying the pool to sunbathing on the sandy beach or watching the sun setting into the Arabian sea, you can experience it all at Nalanda - the serene environment stimulates your mind, energizes your body, and speaks to your soul. Nalanda offers the perfect surroundings to enjoy the tropical seaside beach town of Mandrem. Here you can experience the goodness and mindfulness of a holistic yoga lifestyle combined with enjoying the love for the local culture, nature, and the ocean.

Program

Pre-application requirements

This is a unique combination of in-depth Yin Yoga Therapy™ and Meditation teacher training with all the needed yoga background foundations of a general 200-hour teacher training course and the immersion into the Yin and mindfulness side of yoga. You will gain the knowledge, practice, confidence, and certification to guide Yin yoga and mindfulness meditation experiences.

Certification

Students who complete the training are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®). You will receive a Yin Yoga Therapy™ and meditation diploma as a component of Alexandra Denkinger M.D.(ACU) physical therapy practice, licensed and registered as a Doctor of Medicine in Acupuncture M.D.(ACU) by the Indian Board of Alternative Medicine.

How the training works

The focus is on a three-week immersion in Goa, complemented by a 40-hour self-paced online training. You can start the online training anytime after the registration competition and can finish within a week minimum and up to one year after registration. The course will be offered online or over Thinkific. There are no live sessions. The Yin Yoga Therapy Teacher Training team is always available for active support throughout this process.

The online training can be started anytime after registration and can be completed for up to one year. Stretched over three weeks of immersion, you will dive deep into the Yin side of yoga and meditation by the seaside in beautiful Goa. For an embodied experience, you will have plenty of opportunities to practice teaching and leave this certification course feeling confident to lead Yin yoga classes and guided meditations.

During the immersion, weekdays are study immersion, and your weekends are free to explore the area or to dedicate yourself to the online content. The mornings start with a nature meditation followed by some movement with guided Yang yoga classes. After breakfast, there are theory and methodology classes till lunch, followed by a long midday break. The late afternoons are dedicated to the Yin yoga practice and a sunset circle to complete the day. Days can vary.

Daily schedule for residential training

  • 06:30 - 07:00 Sunrise Sadhana - Spiritual self-practice time
  • 07:00 - 07:15 Beach meditation
  • 07:20 - 08:30 Guided Yang yoga practice
  • Breakfast break
  • 09:15 - 10:15 Theory
  • 10:20 - 11:20 Theory
  • 11:30 - 12:30 Methodology
  • Lunch and afternoon break
  • 15:30 - 17:30 Yin Yoga Immersion
  • 17:45 - 18:45 Sunset circle
  • 19:00 Dinner

Course information

Discover the synergy of Yin yoga and 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. Yin Yoga Therapy Teacher Training invites you to join them for this three-week immersion at a beautiful beach location in Goa and additionally, they provide you with the online video material needed to fulfill the more general topics of yoga history, philosophy, and anatomy.

For a hands-on learning experience, you 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 and 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 will uncover the subtle yet powerful nuances of Yin Yoga Therapy™ and meditation.

Gain a thorough understanding of anatomy, qi flow 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 them in creating a community dedicated to nurturing presence, resilience, and inner peace.

Three-week immersion

In the in-person immersion part of this yoga training, you will delve into the essence of mindfulness. Discover all about 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. They will provide you with a profound understanding of the 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 qi 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. They offer you different holistic healing experiences like sound baths, yoga Nidra, cacao ceremonies, and chanting circles. In the circles of transformation, you create a safe space to connect and share. Together, you open the gates to a long-lasting transformation.

40-hour self-paced online course

To complete a solid foundation for your yoga teacher 200-hour certification and a deep understanding of yoga in all its variations, Yin Yoga Therapy Teacher Training offers 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-hour online course will look into the anatomy of the muscular and skeletal body, as well as the human physiology like the nervous system, including 'fight, flight, and freeze' stress response, vagal theory, overall mind-body connection, cardiovascular or circulatory, endocrine, digestive systems and the respiratory system as they relate to yoga practice.

In the yoga humanities 20-hour online course, you 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. The team is always available for active support throughout this process.

Curriculum

1. Mindfulness meditation defined

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

2. 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 or walking meditation
  • Sequencing and structuring mindfulness meditation sessions

3. Mindful living

  • Qualities for mindful living
  • Essentials of a mindfulness approach in a nutshell
  • Four 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

4. 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

5. Foundation, definition, and theory of Yin yoga therapy

  • Physical
  • Energetic
  • Soul and mind

6. 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

7. Yin therapy, Qi, and the Meridian flow in the body

  • Yin, yang, or chi defined
  • Five Daoist elements
  • 12 primary traditional oriental medicine Meridians and their healing wisdom
  • Meridians addressed in each pose
  • Energetic and emotional value of each pose
  • Three different ways to activate chi flow
  • The transformative power of the rebound

8. Yoga philosophy and basic foundations

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

9. Basic anatomy and the theory of exercise

  • Muscular and skeletal system
  • Biomechanical principles, joints, and their movements
  • Physiology such as nervous system, cardiovascular, endocrine, digestive systems, and respiratory systems 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, interception, and proprioception
  • The piezoelectric principle in the poses
  • When and how to apply Yin yoga principles in physical therapy to release pain

10. The art of teaching and guiding

  • Intention, expression, context, or tools
  • Trauma-aware approach to teaching Yin and guiding mindfulness experiences
  • Embodied practical experience or peer teaching practicum

11. Professional development

  • Class management and general professionalism
  • Credentialing process with Yoga Alliance
  • Ethical guidelines for a Yin yoga teacher and mindfulness guide
  • Responsibility and accountability
  • Scope of practice and code of conduct
  • Equity in yoga

12. Daily yoga practice

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

13. Sunset or sunrise circles

  • Cacao ceremony
  • Conscious connection sharing circles
  • Mindful sunset or sunrise walks

The school's philosophy

The Body-Mind-Soul Center sees teaching yoga as an art fueled by authenticity and creativity. A student's personal practice and the understanding that follows spark the inner teacher and sharing with others will come naturally and spontaneously. In a Taoist or Zen way, they emphasize the value of breath, meditation, and intuition rather than ritual worship or rigorous following of old scriptures and perfect alignments. It matters how it feels much more than how it is supposed to look.

The Body-Mind-Soul Center acknowledges that every student and teacher has his or her own unique presence, energy, and teaching style. The Body-Mind-Soul Center provides an ideal environment for learning and a practice process, where yoga teacher training courses are presented and practiced in depth. The Body-Mind-Soul Center is an RYS 300 registered school with Yoga Alliance and is honored to collaborate with teachers from wonderfully diverse and experienced backgrounds.

The aim is to apply the teachings and practices of the yoga tradition to go on an exploration to investigate the relationship of your body, mind, and soul. Ultimately to gain clarity, to understand your nature, to create harmony between you and others, and to experience freedom and joy. In a Taoist or Zen way, the teachings emphasize the value of breath, meditation, and intuition rather than traditional worship or rigorous following of old scriptures and perfect alignments. Yin Yoga Therapy Teacher Training sees teaching yoga as an art fueled by authenticity and creativity.

Instructors

Jenny Stark

Manuela Simone Sauter

Location

In-person training

A kaleidoscopic blend of Indian and Portuguese cultures, sweetened with sun, sea, sand, susegad, and spirituality, Goa is India’s pocket-sized paradise. Located on the west coast of India, you can have the sight of high Sahyadri ranges on one side and on another side the picturesque view of the Arabian Sea. Goa is known for its pictorial beauty, striking beaches, beautiful temples and churches, grand festival celebrations, and colorful Hindu and Catholic heritage.

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 practiced freely.

Distances

  • Manohar International Airport (GOX) - 50 minutes drive
  • Goa International Airport (Dabolim Airport) (GOI) - 80 minutes drive

Food

During the onsite training, be ready to be delighted with healthy, conscious, local, pure, and fresh vegetarian or vegan food made with love on your study days. Nalanda Retreat offers a range of Indian-inspired delicious vegan and vegetarian dishes in a setting that overlooks the ocean.

Yin Yoga Therapy Teacher Training has a love for a conscious lifestyle, therefore the food offered is always fresh and pure, as organic as possible, and mostly vegan with some vegetarian options. If you have any specific requirements (especially allergies e.g. nut allergy), please let Yin Yoga Therapy Teacher Training know in your application so they can prepare to accommodate that.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Detox juices

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

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

What's included

  • Self-paced online yoga teacher training that can be completed for up to 1 year
  • 20 days of residential yoga teacher training
  • Certification
  • 19 nights in-person training accommodation
  • Daily meals for in-person training
  • Air-conditioned accommodation, pool, and private beach access
  • An in-depth exploration of all aspects of mindfulness meditation, Yin yoga, the Yin healing method, meridians, and the Chi flow in the body
  • Transformational healing and sharing circles
  • Pre and post-retreat support from Yin Yoga Therapy Teacher Training's team
  • Manual or e-book ‘The power of Chi - Move Your Energy with Yin Yoga’
  • 18% GST

What's not included

  • Flights for residential training
  • Personal expenses during the onsite training
  • Visa for the in-person training
  • Airport transfers for onsite training

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Airport: Manohar International Airport Airport transfer available: Manohar International Airport (US$27 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

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 30 days before arrival.

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Availability

Arrival: Monday March 3, 2025
Departure: Saturday March 22, 2025

Please note that the duration and dates below are only for the 20-day in-person training. The online training can be concluded before/after the in-person training starts.

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