50-Hour Yin Yoga
Teacher Training

May 29 – June 9,2023

10 Days, 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Supported by lead teachers from Yoga Ashram

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50-Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training

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Yin Yoga is a slow-paced, meditative style of yoga that targets your deep connective tissues. It’s deeply relaxing for the mind, reduces stress, and anxiety, increases circulation, improves flexibility, and improves the flow of prana.

Our Yin Yoga program is open to everyone who would like to deepen their knowledge and practice in yin yoga. This program would be especially beneficial for:

  • New Yoga teachers who wish to offer yin yoga classes
  • Experienced yoga instructors looking for new information and ongoing training
  • Students who love yin yoga and wish to know more about the practice

Weekday Format: May 29 – June 9, 2023

Timings: 8:30 am – 1:30 pm

Duration: 5 hours a day.

Weekend Program

Yoga Ashram will issue a certificate good for 50-HRS of Yoga Alliance® recognized Continuing Education Units (CEU)  and REPS UAE CPD Points

Yoga Alliance Certified & Reps Certified

Why Yoga Ashram Master Class?

• We offer step by step hands on training to become a unique mix style Yoga teacher. Learn traditional and modern yoga styles
• You will be confident, prepared and ready to take your first yoga class as soon as the training is complete
• you will know how to market yourself as a Yoga teacher to take one to one & group, classes and hold yoga workshops
• This training is for all – serious yoga students who want to deepen their practice, aspiring Yoga teachers or current yoga teachers.
• You will be able to unlock your potential as a true Yogi and have a deeper understanding of Yoga – Physical, mental and spiritual aspects of us.
• It is also unique in that it covers all the Yoga Traditions both Traditional and Modern.

This program is open to experienced and future Yoga teachers, Corporate individuals, Professionals in their respective fields, and all others who want to ‘deepen’ their yoga practises and individuals who want to take fuller control of their mental and physical lives.

Key Components

  • Classes will be from morning 8:30 am to 1:30 pm and evening 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Detailed outlines will be handed out before each class, allowing students to fully concentrate on the subjects of the day without taking notes.
  • Classes will be available in the studio and online classes including practice in a wide range of postural, controlled breathing and meditative techniques and required theory classes.

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    Yin Yoga Teacher Training – Overview

    •  Learn about Your body Energy system – Prana, Nadi’s, Chakras, meridians and vital points in the body.
    •  Yoga philosophy, Mantras, anatomy, physiology, functional anatomy connected to Yin Yoga.
    • 25 Yin Yoga asanas & their variations – their benefits, and contraindications, pranayamas, meditation, yogic kriyas.
    • How to teach, adjust and modify Yin yoga safely and professionally
    • Proper and safe use of props


    Supported by Yoga Ashram Teaching Faculty:

    • Kavita Pillay
    • Shashank Petwal
    • Vibin Ainikkal
    • Jaya Harikumar
    • Harsha Varyani
    • Munishwer Goswami

    Detailed Syllabus

    Module 1: Yin Yoga History, Yin Yoga Philosophy & Ethics

    • History and Origin of Yin Yoga
    • Philosophy behind Yin Yoga
    • Understand Yin & Yang
    • Why Yin is important
    • Practicing Yin in daily life
    • Intentions in Yin Yoga

    Module 2: Yin Yoga Anatomy & Physiology

    • Overview of Anatomy, Physiology & Functional Anatomy
    • Basics of our human body
    • Our musculoskeletal system
    • Joints
    • Facia
    • Movements and their impacts

    Module 3: 25 Yin Yoga poses and their variations

    Module 4: Pranayama & Mediation

    Module 5: Our Energy Body

    • Pranayama
    • Meditation
    • 3 bodies
    • 5 elements
    • Prana & Nadis
    • Chakras
    • 12 Meridians
    • 5 Prana Vayus
    • Pancha Kosha
    • 3 Gunas
    • Yogic cleansing techniques

    Module 6: Yoga Philosophy

    • Essential knowledge & Sutras from Patanjali Yoga Sutra
    • Essential knowledge & Sutras from Patanjali Bhagwad Gita
    • Essential knowledge & Sutras from Hatha Yoga Pradipka
    • Essential knowledge from other texts

    Module 7: Teaching, Adjustment & Modifications in Yin Yoga

    • Teacher-Student Relationship
    • Communication
    • Methods of Teaching
    • Setting up the class
    • Planning a class – Class sequencing, class scripts
    • Principles of conducting a session
    • How to give proper adjustments / corrections
    • Transitions poses – Yin to Yang & V.V)
    • Time Management

    Module 8: Using props, support in Yin Yoga

    • Intro to props & Supports in Yin Yoga
    • Different types of Props
    • Creative ways of using props to support Yin postures
    • When to use props and when to let go

    Module 9: Marketing yourself

    • Why Market
    • Online Marketing – FB & IG Basics
    • Other ways to market self

    Major Curriculum Topics

    Beginner to advanced levels – learning, Practice and teaching methods

    • Asanas (Yoga Postures – more than 100 Yoga postures will be taught, practiced, taught how to teach)
      • Benefits of Asanas
      • Precautions to be taken
    • Pranayamas (Conscious breathing Technique – More than 15 Pranayamas will be taught, practised, taught how to teach)
      • What is Prana
      • What is Pranayama
      • Benefits of proper breathing
      • Benefits of each pranayama
      • Precautions to be taken
    • Meditations – Yoga nidra, Guided meditation, focused meditation, chanting meditations etc. will be taught, practised and taught how to teach
      • What is Meditation
      • What is Yoga Nidra
      • Chakras and the subtle energy channels
      • Benefits of Meditation
      • Benefits of each Type of meditation
      • Precautions to be taken
    • Different styles and traditions of Yoga – traditional to modern will be taught, practiced and taught how to teach. The yoga styles included are – Hatha, Vinyasa, Iyengar, Ashtanga, Sukshmavyayam (subtle Yoga), Yin yoga, etc. Introduction to Clinical Yoga and Ayurveda will be taught.
    • What is the difference in each style
    • Benefits of each style
    • Precautions to be taken
    • Special yoga sessions – pre and post-natal; sports yoga; yoga for back, knee issues, yoga of Osteoporosis, yoga for depression; yoga for menstrual & menopause
    • How to take a Yoga class if these special needs people are attending your class.

    Learning Outcome: Students will come away with a full and thorough, theoretical and practical knowledge of Hatha yoga Asanas, Pranayama & Meditations to use in their class. Students will know how to teach and formulate their own lessons and plans. They will also be adept at corrections and proper lesson delivery according to yogic principles.

    Meditative postures, Dynamic postures, Balancing posture, Inverted poses, Twisting postures, Back-bending postures, Forward-bending postures, Relaxation postures will all cover during this course.


    • Basic Anatomy and physiology; Human body and its different system
    • endocrine glands
    • Skeletal & Muscular system – focus on Spine, neck, hips, knees, arms & legs.
    • special focus on the muscular and skeletal system associated with the Asanas
    • importance of alignment & posture

    Learning Outcome: Students will know the basics of Human Anatomy and Physiology. How these can be used to correct people’s posture, they will know and be able to use the importance of alignment and posture during their teaching.

    Taking a Class

    • Planning, sequencing a yoga class.
    • Yoga Class teaching techniques – voice modulations, demonstration, corrections.
    • Class structure & writing class scripts.
    • Teacher-student relationships

    The object of this teacher training is to prepare the student to take a yoga class as soon as the teachers training session finishes. During the TTC, students will be preparing and be ready with at least 10 class scripts

    Learning outcome: Students will learn to sequence the different components to a yoga class, write scripts; deliver the class clearly with right voice modulations.

    Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle & Ethics

    • Introduction to the basic principles of yoga,
    • Introduction to Yoga philosophy – with focus on some major philosophical points that can be used while teaching and also for self-knowledge on why we are doing Yoga, its benefit and yoga principles can be taken off the Yoga mat and used to make our daily life better.
    • Yoga concepts and history of Yoga.
    • Various traditional and scientific viewpoints on Yogic way of life for healthy lifestyle.
    • Different Paths of Yoga.
    • Ethics to follow as a Yoga Teacher towards self, students & community.

    Learning Outcome: Students will gather a comprehensive idea and understanding of yogic philosophy and lifestyle based on Patanjali Yoga Sutras, Hatha Yoga Pradeepika, and other ancient texts. How to use these teachings in our current contemporary conditions. How this knowledge benefits us and how to use them during our class and outside our class. Know the ethics and understand code of conduct to be followed by Yoga teachers.

    Practical teaching sessions

    • Practising teaching and learning how to take a yoga class
    • Different aspects of taking the class;
    • Attention to the special needs of the students,
    • Correcting and aligning postures.
    • Using the right voice modulations and tones

    Learning Outcome: Practical experience of learning to take the class in front of other students and teachers – this will overcome the stage fright from new teachers and make them confident in taking yoga classes.

    Diet &Nutition

    • Know basics of Diet and Nutrition;
    • Different diet types – their advantages and disadvantages
    • importance of following one diet format;
    • importance of vegetarian & Ayurvedic diets

    Learning Outcome: Learning about basic yogic cleansing and introduction to yogic lifestyle and traditional disciplines.

    Miscellaneous topics

    • Mudras
    • Bandhas
    • Kriyas (cleansing techniques)
    • Chakras

    Learning Outcome: Learning about basic yogic cleansing and introduction to yogic lifestyle and traditional disciplines.


    "Anand is an earnest, authentic person who gives his wholehearted attention to his students. If I can say, he puts more than 100 per cent attention to the progress of his students.“

    Sarina Kirpalani

    “ I can always expect something different from Anand’s session. I am never bored and I feel so much attention from him”

    Ruwangi Dharmadana

    “ I have actually strengthened with Anand. I know more about the intricacies of Yoga like I never could understand from others...”

    Monica Hashemi

    “ Anand can be very serious. But I learn so much more than just the asanas. My alignment is so much better and it's beautiful how he interweaves the different learnings one can take away from Yoga...”

    Alia Alteneiji

    “ My body feels more whole after attending his sessions. Its like I have paid attention to every minute part of my being......if that makes sense”

    Karima Alid