Your inner journey becomes your wisdom to share
This 200 hour Yoga Alliance certified online training combines the best of both worlds with online learning, interactive online support, study groups and in-person adjustment & teaching practice sessions (virtual attendance also permitted), making this training available to you no matter where you are.
This training invites you to deepen your practice and dive into an exploration of your own body and inner world. You’ll learn to empower your students to discover and trust their own bodies and adapt the practice to suit them. Translate your understanding of the Yin yoga philosophy, Meridian theory and elemental theory, anatomy and asana into a personalised and safe practice for yourself and others.
This training invites you to play and explore, tune in to feel what flows from a place of curiosity and your own unique perspective. Embrace and EMBODY Yin yoga philosophy, Meridian theory, anatomy and asana and learn to adapt poses within physical and emotional boundaries. Connect with your heart and inner wisdom to dissolve blockages and trigger transformations.
During this 200 hour Yin Yoga Anatomy & Meridian Teacher Training YOU will be the focus of attention. Whether you want to deepen your own practice, promote your spiritual and personal growth, or have the ambition to become a yoga teacher or coach, you are in the right place. It is your experience, your exploration, your path.
You’ll learn 35 Yin asanas and their healing effects on the body (physical, mental, emotional and energetic). You’ll learn how to practice yoga poses functionally and safely, by focusing on feeling and experiencing the asana ( what works for you ), rather than simply performing the asana as it ‘should be’. You will learn how Yin Yoga poses can stimulate meridians and balance Chi flow, by using Elemental and Meridian Theory as a foundation to support and enhance your and your future student’s overall wellbeing.
Embrace a holistic approach to your practice and teachings by fully integrating knowledge of anatomy, yoga philosophy and Eastern health theories. Study the anatomical and physiological facets of our body (bones, muscles, fascia, joints, organ functions etc.) AND the basic principles of Eastern philosophies on health and life (e.g. Taoism, Meridian theory, Chi, 5 elements theory, Yoga Sutras) and learn to incorporate this knowledge functionally in your in person and/or online classes. This will help initiate profound physical, emotional, and mental shifts in yourself and your students. At the end of this training you’ll be able to intelligently sequence and teach safe, personalised, creative and inspiring yoga classes.
Learn how to effectively use props and give personal adjustments to your students with your knowledge of the human body (skeletal variation) and holistic view on movement. You will be able to Inspire students to explore their bodies. Empower them to stimulate the chi flow in the meridians of their bodies and open and strengthen themselves in a beneficial way without unnecessary pain or injuries. Result: a free body, mind and soul, able to achieve anything from a stable connection with your essence.
The Eastern philosophies on health and life, help you to understand your constitution and how to restore physical, emotional and mental imbalance through yoga poses, meditation, pranayama and lifestyle. You’ll experience what it is like to truly live from a place of connection with yourself and with everything and everyone around you. José will help you to deepen your own practice from a playful mindset. You will explore your unique body with an open mind, making your personal Yin practice beneficial, fun and profound. As you walk your spiritual path of exploration, you will gather tools on how to pass on your wisdom and make your yoga classes relevant on a spiritual healing level too.
Pranayama (breath work) is essential in the path of yoga. It supports the healing effects of the Yin practice on a physical, as well as an energetic and emotional level. During the training you will learn how to guide yourself and others in the pranayama and orbiting energies practices and adjust the intensity to a level that is most beneficial at that moment. Mastering these techniques helps you to gradually open yourself up, breaking through patterns and releasing blockages. You will learn to feel the more subtle energies in and around your body.
Through meditation and mindfulness you learn to be comfortably and calmly present in the moment, to observe without action or reaction from a nonjudgmental state of mind. Mastering the art of being present and developing a peaceful mind, enables you to really connect with yourself and with your students, creating a safe and calm energy in your classes allowing students to feel safe to open up to whatever arises.
Anything is possible, physically as well as mentally and emotionally. We are made to expand, grow and shine. So everything that comes across your path wants to show you something. Everything that you neglect, contains a lesson that will return again and again (these are patterns) until the lesson is learned and integrated. In this so-called (emotional) darkness lies your growth, it is the opening for your light. We humans are able to reprogram our thoughts and behaviors, which enables you to achieve anything in this life. Yes, you too! As long as you do it in a way and pace that feels right for you. As long as you keep acknowledging your uniqueness along the way. Get to know your inner being, your essence, your core and feel free for life.
This 200 hour Online & In Person in Yoga Anatomy & Meridian Teacher Training spans over 10 months to give you enough time to practice and integrate and digest what you learn.
We start this training with an online group session with the whole group to get to know each other, form study groups, get an orientation etc.
12th March – 12th May, 2022
This online module contains 49 lectures and 7 full length Yin Yoga practices.
You’ll learn about the influence that anatomy has on Yin yoga. Delve into the intricacies of your muscles, fascia, joints and skeleton, and how they influence the way you move in your Yin practice.
You’ll learn to teach customised Yin yoga classes. Learn how to assess your students and teach safe and non-injurious classes in accordance with your students’ needs and possibilities.
Discover the holistic benefits and effects of Yin poses. Learn how to stimulate the specific areas of your body that you want to target by practicing Yin poses functionally.
We take three months to complete this module and you can take it at your own pace during this time. There will also be written assignments and quizzes (can be repeated as often as you like) to help you integrate what you learn. The online multiple choice theory exam at the end of this module has to be completed by July 3rd (5 months from start date).
In this module you’ll learn:
Techniques, training & practice
Anatomy & physiology
Yoga philosophy, lifestyle & ethics
During April 2022 – Mondays and/or Tuesdays 8pm – 9pm CET
During this first 3 month period while you complete the 50 hour Yin Anatomy, we will meet for a personal session with your assigned study group (up to 6 people). In this hour-long mentoring session we can address any concerns or difficulties anyone is facing and connect and learn from each other.
25th Mar, 22nd April, 20th May, 24th June, 1st July – Fridays 8pm – 9.30pm CET
Join me every month for a 90 minute Yin Yoga practice. Attendance is mandatory either live or by practicing the recording.
IN PERSON IN THE NETHERLANDS – 4 DAYS
12th – 15th May 2022 – all days 9am – 5pm CET
During this 4-day module we will practice teaching Yin Yoga and spend time on adjusting 20 poses of the lower body with plenty of time for Q&A.
27th June 2022 – 8pm – 9pm or 10 pm CET
The month after we meet in person we will have a check in session with the whole group on zoom. A time for us all to check in, discuss any challenges and space for Q&A. We will talk about the next upcoming online module.
To complete the first 50 hour Yin Anatomy training there is an online multiple choice theory exam. This must be completed before July 3rd.
4th July – 19th October 2022
This online module contains over 60 lectures and 5 full length elemental themed Yin Yoga practices .
You’ll learn about the Five Elements, which form the basis of Traditional Chinese Health Theory, and how to use them in your Yin yoga practice for health and overall wellbeing.
Learn the Meridian Theory, the Meridian pathways and how to approach your Yin yoga practice functionally to harmonize and optimise the flow of Chi.
Upper Body Yin Poses: Explore the bones, joints and muscles of the upper body and learn Yin yoga poses to specifically release these muscles and target upper body meridians.
We take three months to complete this module and you can take it at your own pace during this time. There will also be written assignments and quizzes (can be repeated as often as you like) to help you integrate what you learn.
The online multiple choice theory exam at the end of this module has to be completed by January 6th 2023. (6 months from start date).
Different Expressions of Chi:
Upper Body Yin Poses:
Fascia and Connective Tissue:
Yin Yoga – Practicing and Teaching:
15th August 2022 – 8pm – 9pm or 10 pm CET
A catch up with the entire group. Time for Q&A and discussions for the upcoming assignments etc within study groups and individuals.
During September 2022 – Mondays and/or Tuesdays 8pm – 9pm CET
We will meet for a personal session with your study group (up to 6 people). In this hour-long mentoring session we can address any concerns or difficulties anyone is facing and connect and learn from each other.
23 Sep, 14 Oct, 18 Nov, 16 Dec – Fridays 8pm – 9.30pm CET
Join me every month for a 90 minute Yin Yoga Practice. Attendance is mandatory either live or by practicing the recording.
20th – 23rd October 2022 – all days 9am – 5pm CET
During this 4 day module we will practice teaching Yin Yoga and spend time adjusting 15 poses of the upper body with plenty of time for Q&A.
28th November, 2022 – 8pm – 9pm or 10 pm CET
A time for us all to check in, discuss any challenges and space for Q&A. We will discuss preparation work for your teaching online practical exam with your study group. And we will address any questions or difficulties about assignments and the second online multiple choice theory exam.
To complete the 30 hour Yin & Meridian training there is an online multiple choice theory exam. This must be completed before January 6th 2023.
9th – 13th January 2023 – Monday till Friday 8pm – 9pm CET
You will prepare a 60 minute class with your study group. Your study group will be assigned a specific Pranayama, a couple of Asanas and a specific element. On the day of the practical exam, José will assign who teaches which part of the class.
All students in this training must attend all of these practical exam classes.
15th January, 2023 – 8pm – 10pm CET
Gather for the final time, closing circle, sharing and José will email your certificate to you!
Yoga doesn’t stop at the physical aspect of the practice, so we don’t either! Go beyond skeletal variations and asanas and dive into the core of your ‘Being’. Everything is energy, and this means that everything is connected, so José’s starting point is looking at the body in a holistic way and through the lens of Yoga Philosophy & Meridian theory.
In this training we rely on our gut feelings, breaking away from the usual interferences of the mind and playing with our body as a whole, listening to what the heart tells us.
José helps you to become aware of what is happening on different levels (thought patterns, emotional reactions, physical sensations etc.) and how you can use the tools of yoga to get to your unique core.
ANATOMY, PHYSIOLOGY & EASTERN PHILOSOPHIES
The foundation of this training is the holistic approach in which Anatomy, Yoga Philosophy and Eastern Health theories (5 elements, chi and meridians) of the human body are combined. This will empower you to teach beneficial, safe and personalized Yin yoga classes.
You will learn about: bones, movements, joints, muscles, fascia, organ functions, meridian pathways, chi, Taoism, Yoga Sutras, Meridian Theory and 5 Elements Theory in a practical and playful way, using the power of repetition and the sensitivity of all of our senses.
This will help you to understand your own constitution and how to restore physical, emotional and mental imbalance with yoga poses, meditation, pranayama and lifestyle. You will also learn to analyze the individual possibilities, impossibilities and needs of your students, in order to offer personalized adjustments and suggestions, and teach functionally (focusing on feeling and experiencing the pose), rather than aesthetically (focusing on how the pose ‘should be’ performed).
YOGA ALLIANCE CERTIFICATION
The official examination concerns both written and practical assignments:
These examination moments are not something to stress too much about. These moments are created to serve you, to see where you stand, where more attention is needed, or further deepening is necessary.
The final practical exam will take place online over a period of days in January 2023. After successfully completing all perquisites of this Yin Yoga Anatomy & Meridians Teacher Training you will have sufficient training hours for a YA certification and you can register with Yoga Alliance as a RYT 200 teacher (internationally recognized Yoga Teacher Certificate).
To bring your practice and that of your future students on a heart-mind level, you will be introduced to the essential basic concepts and application of both the Yoga Sutras and Taoism/Meridian Theory.
PREPARATION TO BE AN EMPOWERING YOGA TEACHER
Learn and study the language of the body, so that you get a feeling of how to best assist people. Respond to individuals and situations, while not losing sight of other students. Learn verbal and non-verbal instructional techniques and how to smoothly integrate visual demonstrations, touching and personal adjustments into your classes for all levels; beginners, multi-level and experienced. You will also learn skills to translate these tools to teach empowering, safe and personalised online classes.
ONLINE LEARNING, IN PERSON SESSIONS, EXAMS & COMMUNICATION
Your online learning space is divided between two platforms.
The in person sessions in Utrecht, The Netherlands are mandatory and you MUST be present for these sessions in order to fulfil the requirements for this training. But if this is not an option for you (either because of Covid or because there is no way for you to get to the Netherlands) José will offer these as virtual sessions.
Attendance of the online whole group sessions and study group sessions is also mandatory (live attendance – watching the recordings will not be counted) in order to qualify for this training.
There are two theoretical multiple choice exams that can be completed online.
The practical examination days are pre-set and you are expected to be present (live on zoom) . Of course, in case of an unexpected personal situation we can discuss alternative ways for you to successfully fulfill the teacher training anyway.
We will also set up a WhatsApp group so you can stay in touch with the group and get answers to quick questions outside of the scheduled online and in person training days.
PERSONAL GUIDANCE & FEEDBACK
Expect personal guidance during the training to help you deepen your practice, your inner journey, and develop your personal teaching style. José encourages you to experiment and reflect. This can provoke different reactions at different levels, because growing is, and remains to be, challenging. José is here to guide and advise you in this personal process.
This Training is open to anyone who would like to deepen their own Yin practice and/or give personalized in person and/or online Yin yoga classes in the future. Because of the great understanding of the human body (anatomy and skeletal variations) that you gain, this training is also very relevant for people who want to exercise injury-free beyond the scope of yoga, because you understand how to move your body in a way that is beneficial for you as a unique individual.
This training is also very suitable for those who are looking for spiritual and personal development. This combination makes the training a transformational experience.
Because of the emphasis on the energetic aspect of yoga practice and how you can use this for your inner journey, the training is also very enriching for (future) yoga coaches.
PREREQUISITES FOR PARTICIPATION
Experience with the Yin yoga practice is required. You don’t have to be an advanced practitioner, but you certainly have a good basis. This means:
Are you questioning if your Yin experience is sufficient? Please contact José and together we will discuss options on how to get enough experience to start the training.
This training starts in March 2022 and spans over 10 months, finishing in January 2023.
times are in CET timezone
Price includes access to online learning, all tuition and manuals. It does not include food or accommodation for the in-person sessions in the Netherlands.
Deposit: € 500, – (non refundable)
Payment plans are available upon request
*If paid in full before January 31st 2022.
Already purchased my 50 hour Yin & Anatomy Training / 30 hour Yin & Meridian Training on Ekhart Academy? Then contact me and we will discount the price accordingly.
The Yin Yoga Anatomy & Meridian Teacher Training (200 hours) is suitable for anyone who wants to deepen their knowledge of the anatomical and energetic aspects of yoga, and improve their own practice. Because of the great understanding of the human body (anatomy and skeletal variations) that you gain, this training is also very relevant for people who want to exercise injury-free beyond the scope of yoga.
This, in combination with the energetic aspect of yoga practice, makes the training a transformational experience. Whether you subsequently become an authentic teacher or yoga coach for others, or remain a loving teacher to yourself, is entirely up to you.
Some experience with the Yin yoga practice is required. You don’t have to be an advanced practitioner, but you certainly have to have a good basis. This means that you must have practiced Yin Yoga yourself for at least 6 months.
By using a minimum level of experience, José can guarantee all her trainees a highly qualified training. Apart from that, José believes that you should always first experience the Yin yoga path yourself, before you can communicate this in your classes.
Are you questioning if your Yin experience is sufficient? Please contact José and together you can discuss options on how to get enough experience to start the training.
Spreading the training over 10 months is a very conscious choice. José finds it important that trainees have time to practice, study and integrate. Time to play! In this way you learn to reflect, build your self-confidence and embody what you have learned.
Moreover, a lot of things can come up during the training. It takes time to digest this and actually break through old beliefs and patterns. The power lies in repetition, pulling yourself out of that comfort zone over and over again, so that you can grow on a personal and spiritual level.
Apart from the inner journey, this setup also gives room for gaining practical experience.
For the successful completion of the Yin Yoga Anatomy & Meridian Teacher Training (200 hours) the following requirements apply
If, due to circumstances, all graduation requirements cannot be met, José will determine which aspects of the training have to be done again in order for you to obtain your certificate.
If the anatomical and philosophical aspects of yoga are not sufficiently applied in the practical class, we can arrange another practical teaching exam, this however will incur extra cost.
When you have successfully completed this Yin Yoga Anatomy & Meridian Teacher Training, you will receive a 200 hour certificate certified by Yoga Alliance. You can then register with Yoga Alliance as a RYT 200 teacher (internationally recognised Yoga Teacher Certificate).
Of course this is entirely up to you and varies per person. After all, everyone is unique 🙂
The homework is designed to support the material covered in class and to help you integrate it into your own practice and the way you teach. Practicing with your fellow students on and/or offline is very valuable, because you can learn from each other and they are able to give targeted feedback (which is not the case when practicing with non-teachers).
On average you can assume:
Many of my trainees start teaching in small studios, gyms or in private with friends and family during the training. As a result, they make a lot of flying hours and can confidently increase their classes after obtaining their certificate.
Remember learning and growing never stops. Fortunately, there are infinite interesting directions within yoga and many inspiring yoga teachers. José hopes you continue to explore and discover your uniqueness!
The content of this training is so extensive and deepening that it is an excellent basis to start your career as a yoga teacher. You do not need to have already done another basic teacher training to follow this Yin Yoga Teacher Training.
Depending on the location (Utrecht or Barcelona) and attendees, the training days will be taught in English, Dutch or Spanish (English is used most often, specific questions can be answered in Dutch or Spanish if needed). The language of the materials (books, dvd’s, powerpoint and readers) is English.
Quería más conocimientos sobre anatomía y José lo explicó de una manera que las cosas encajaban tan fácilmente. Siento que ahora estoy mejor capacitado para ayudar a mis estudiantes, entender y trabajar con sus propios cuerpos de manera segura.
Aprendí a mirar el yin yoga de una manera funcional y olvidé el enfoque estético. ¡Definitivamente aprendí que cada cuerpo es diferente y que todos necesitamos algo más!
Un entrenamiento útil para todos los que quieran aprender más sobre el yoga yin. Proporcionó un profundo conocimiento de la anatomía humana, ayudándome a practicar y enseñar yoga yin (de manera segura). La forma en que se enseñó el material de aprendizaje (las clases, los exámenes y las tareas) fue muy útil para comprender, aprender y aplicar todo.
What characterises this training is the open-minded and exploratory approach of the teachings and yourself. José will support you in becoming a self-confident yogi and a curious teacher, who shares yoga from a playful mindset and in a personal, safe and inspiring way with depth and lightheartedness.
With this approach you will increase your awareness and deeply connect with what you feel and experience when performing a pose. Letting go of how a pose should look like or is supposed to be, and stop comparing with others.
What will distinguish you from other yoga teachers is: