Yin Yoga Teacher Training

Yin Yoga Teacher Training

Yoga Alliance- & NETA-Approved Advanced Yoga Studies and
Continuing-Education Yoga Teacher Training

Dates: November 2 - 4, 2018
CEC: 20-Hours (16 Contact, 4 Non-Contact)
Location: Mendota Heights

Dates: March 29 - 31, 2019
CEC: 20-Hours (16 Contact, 4 Non-Contact)
Location: Lakeville


Yin yoga is a quiet practice that focuses on creating space in the muscles, joints, and connective tissues while enhancing the mind-body connection. It encourages students to go deeply into each pose with all levels of their being.  Yin yoga also provides balance to more active yang yoga practices like power vinyasa and hatha and sports like running and aerobics. The body's well-being requires at least as much "muscle release" as "muscle engagement" for balance.  Yin yoga is an intensely deep form of yoga and requires specialized study to teach or to deepen your personal yin practice.

A Unique Approach to Yin Training


Our 20-hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training and Advanced Studies Program allows students to delve deeply into the practice during one intensive weekend.  You will:

  • Study through reading and engaging lecture

  • Participate in multiple practices so that the principles of yin yoga can be felt in your own body and mind

  • Learn anatomy, alignment, Chinese medicine, and philosophy from a yin perspective

  • Learn each yin pose in depth, with modifications, variations, and attention to alignment

  • Learn about energy meridians, the five elements, and acupressure points to enhance a yin practice

  • Have ample opportunities to practice teach in small groups, ask questions, and discuss

Yin Yoga Training Faculty

Required Books and Materials

  • The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga, The Philosophy and Practice of Yin Yoga by Bernie Clark

  • Please bring a notebook or journal to capture notes, questions, and observations

Optional but recommended:

  • Insight Yoga by Sarah Powers

  • Yin Yoga: Principals & Practice by Paul Grilley


Green Lotus's Yin Yoga Teacher Training is held at our Mendota Heights Center, Eden Prairie CenterAnnandale Center, and at Inspiring Actions in Hudson, Wisconsin.  Hours are as follows:

  • Friday: 6 - 9 p.m.

  • Saturday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

  • Sunday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

*No make-up sessions will be available. If students cannot attend for the entire weekend schedule, they will be able to complete the requirements the next time the training is held.


Fee $320

Green Lotus alumni receive a 10% discount; registered 300-hour students receive a 15% discount.

Because our training sessions frequently develop a wait list, refunds will be made to your personal Green Lotus account with less than two weeks' advance notice if you cancel.  Cancellations made with less than a 48-hour notice will not receive a refund.