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Yin Yoga Teacher Training



    February 15, 16, 22, 23, 2025. Two weekends 9-5pm.

    Space is limited. Register below to be added to class list.


    St. John’s NL, In-person at 10 Clancy Drive, Quidi Vidi Boathouse. Live stream option also available.


    $600+hst ($690) CAD. $200 deposit required upon registration


    4 days of lecture, comprehensive yin yoga instruction manual, ongoing mentorship with instructor. Counts as 40 Yoga Alliance CEUs.

    Space is limited so register now to reserve yours.


    Shakti Yoga teacher trainings and workshops are taught in various locations within Canada, and internationally. Host this workshop in your area and save the cost of travelling to learn. Contact to discuss specific details on hosting this or other workshops and trainings.

Who’s This Program For?

  • Healthcare professionals who would like to add the meditative practice of yin yoga to their services.

  • Anyone looking to deepen their knowledge of this beautiful style of yoga that puts emphasis on respecting body variation.

  • Teachers of yoga who want to deepen their understanding of Yin Yoga. A style that fills gaps left by the yang yoga predominance of the modern practice. The first modern style of yoga to recognize body variation needs. Counts for 40 Yoga Alliance CEUs.

About The Program

Yin yoga is a modern-day perspective on the ancient asana teachings of India, infused with the timeless wisdom of Taoist and meridian philosophy.  This blend of modern and ancient teachings will change the way you practice and teach yoga forever.

  • Comprehensive Manual
  • Learn why yin yoga is a necessary balance to the widespread predominance of yang yoga. 

  • Explore the role of fascia in physical asana and energetic theory. 

  • Investigate the role of bone variation and pose modification to ensure your students are safe in your yoga classes. 

  • Dive deep into the anatomy of pose expression. 

  • Traverse the teaching of the Tao and the insights they hold for deepening the practice of yoga.

  • Using props and modifications to ensure comfort for all bodies while holding poses.

  • Modern Meridian Theory and yin yoga energetic body considerations.

  • Sequences for Yin Yoga classes & how to create your own

  • Practical teaching and assisting experience
  • Ongoing mentoring support
  • Language analysis for yin yoga cues to direct nervous system activation. Understand how language changes the experience of a pose.

  • Incorporating Yin Yoga into other types of yoga classes

Program Requirements

  • No previous yoga experience is required to benefit from this program. Variations make this style of yoga accessible to everyone who would like to learn this practice for personal development. CEUs for Yoga Teacher Specialization hours require RYT 200 status. Contact for clarification. 


Graduates will receive a certificate showing they have successfully completed the Shakti Yoga Method 40-hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training. Approved for 40 Yoga Alliance CEUs. 

Certification Requirements include:

  • Attend 4 days of lecture. 

  • Read the Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu, any translation.

  • Submit yin yoga class plan, peer observation forms, and schedule one peer class exchange to be scheduled at own convience via Zoom.


In 2010, after years of studying yoga in India, Japan, and Canada Bobby began to read about yin yoga. It sounded both deeply familiar, and wildly new. She invited Stephanie Guitar, a student of Paul Grilley, to host a two-and-a-half-day workshop at her Yoga Studio. At that time Yin Yoga was unknown in her area.

Bobby remembers walking out of Stephanie’s first session with a palpable level of excitement. As the weekend progressed however, she noticed threads of resistance and dismay coming up during lunch break conversations. Alignment based teachers rebelled against the idea of individualizing the poses by playing around with “alignment”. Others reported feeling like everything they had learned up to now was wrong. Were they supposed to give up on alignment all together? Bobby was beginning to think however, that this was the freshest breath of air blown into the modern yoga practice since she had begun studying 15 years prior. It was a paradigm shift in some ways; however, it was not unlike her early classes in Indian Ashrams where poses were held longer, and students were asked to be more introspective about the pose sensations. Her ashram teachers had also encouraged students to explore their own understanding of how to work into poses. For her, it felt like going home.

While the long pose holds were not radically new for her, the way Yin Yoga embraced skeletal variation was. In 15 years, none of Bobby’s yoga teachers, on any continent, had ever taught the concept that not all bodies were suitable for all poses. In India the prevailing notion she often heard was the old adage “with practice all will come”. Meanwhile, in North America rigid alignment-based, yang style instruction seemed to be becoming the most sought-after styles of yoga.

In short, Bobby was hooked and invited Stephanie back again, this time to instruct a full Yin Yoga teacher training at Shakti Yoga Studio. Soon her city was humming with talented Yin Yoga instructors. As Bobby continued to teach and practice, she dove into the teaching and writing of Paul Grilley, Sarah Powers, and Bernie Clarke as a means of deepening her own understanding of Yin Yoga. More than a decade later she is excited for the opportunity to share her understanding and expression of this beautiful yoga practice with you.


  • Yes! This training exceeded my expectations. I practiced prenatal yoga when I was expecting but it did not include all the birth education. I think that would have been life changing for me. I want to combine birth education with yoga and this training was more than I thought I would get (but I shouldn’t be surprised since I did the 200 hr TT and know what positive intentions and knowledge you have!!). I feel prepared but need to get more practice to get into the groove.

    The most beneficial parts: doing the class as a participant; seeing the resources you use (posters, pelvis
    models, diagrams); having the training manual; discussion

    Tara Cornick
    Yoga Teacher