Yin yoga explores the edges where resistance arises. This resistance may be physical, but there are other edges to become aware of as well—emotional and psychological edges are also to be noticed and honored. On a physical level, yin yoga targets and affects our deepest layers: the connective tissues, which include our fascia, ligaments, joints, cartilage, and bones. All tissues need exercise to regain and maintain optimal health, and these deeper tissues are no exception. But, to safely exercise the deeper, yin-like tissues of our body we need to use yin-like stresses.

Why You'll Love It

In this course you will:

  • Learn about the philosophy and practice of yin yoga.

  • Explore the similarities between Eastern models of mind/body/energy principles (both Daoist and yogic) and Western scientific models.

  • Learn some physiology and anatomy—from the bones outward including the limits to movement and the significance of skeletal variation.

  • Get detailed instructions for practicing and teaching the most common yin yoga asanas: butterfly, half butterfly, caterpillar, straddle, shoelace, swan, dragon, sphinx/seal, saddle, bananasana, supported bridge, and reclining twist.

  • Learn best practices for teaching yin yoga and how to modify the practice for students’ unique bodies and/or specific conditions.

  • Explore Eastern and Western mindfulness practices and how you can incorporate them into your yoga practice.

  • Gain insight into energy including prana, qi (chi) and the meridians, and Western energy medicine.

Support yourself and your students with a balanced practice by learning the art of Yin Yoga

Next program Winter of 2023

Dates coming soon!

Meet Your Instructor

Bernie Clark

Guest Teacher

Bernie has been traveling the yogic path for over 35 years, starting with a daily meditation practice that he established in his mid-twenties in order to deal with stress in his business career. In his early forties, he was introduced to the physical practices of yoga through hatha yoga, which assisted him greatly in his meditation practice. He has a degree in science and spent 30 years as a senior executive in the high tech space industry, but he also continued to feed his intense curiosity about psychology, mythology, anatomy, and philosophy, which culminated in his writing several books about yoga, mythology, and anatomy. Today, Bernie is a yoga teacher and educator offering classes, teacher trainings, and workshops.

How This Works

  • On Demand Content

    Pre-recorded yoga classes are scheduled for you to take on specific days during the seven-day training. For example, on the first day, your first one-hour class should be taken either before or after you’ve finished watching the first day’s presentation. On the second day, there are two one-hour classes to take

  • Live Classes | Zoom

    Seven consecutive 5.5 hour days (with 30-minute break) September 19 - 25th, 2022, at 8 a.m. PDT. Students can join these sessions LIVE via Zoom. Watching via Zoom allows the student the opportunity to ask questions in real time and chat with other participants. Students not able to attend the live sessions can watch the sessions at any time by watching the replay on the Yoga International course page.

Now is YOUR time to grow!

This training counts as continued education with Yoga Alliance and these hours go towards your 300hr. Yoga Teacher Training certification when you enrol for the 300hr. program with Soul Thrive Yoga..

What People Are Saying

“This course is so extensive and full of wisdom. I learned so much and I was able to apply it to my privates and classes. I am supporting my students in a more holistic way and I feel really confident in my teachings after learning so much.”


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