This one-of-a-kind immersion and teacher training program will help you develop an understanding of Yin Yoga practice through the lens of Classical Chinese medical philosophy, the Sinew Meridians and related practices that support you to optimize your health and well being.

This program is designed for all levels of practitioners and teachers. Though a background in Yin Yoga is helpful, it is not required.

All students will receive a 50-hour Yin Yoga Integration teacher training certificate upon completion of the program.

The knowledge and expertise gained through this training will enhance your personal practice as well as health awareness, and prepare you with the confidence to teach Yin Yoga, if you choose to do so.

Space will be very limited to maximize contact and personalization, so early registration is highly encouraged.

Curriculum Details*

MODULE 1: Foundations of Yin Yoga - Philosophy, Anatomy, Physiology

Day 1

  • Importance of Yin Yoga practice to balance other practices, exercises and lifestyle

  • Internal elements: Qi, blood and yin

  • Playing your edge: tension vs compression

  • Yin Yoga Anatomy: the spine, hips and pelvis in relationship to Yin Yoga practice

  • Physiology of the brain and central nervous system (CNS) in relationship to Yin Yoga practice

Day 2: The 12 Sinew (Muscle) Channels in Relationship to Yin Yoga

  • Overview of the 12 Sinew Channels

  • The Sinew Channels and the 6 Stages of disease progression as a metaphor for movement through life

  • Sotai & Qi Gong practices to release stagnation in the meridians in preparation for Yin Yoga practice

  • Psoas releases to prepare the body for Yin Yoga practice

  • Proper warmup to loosen the joints and prevent injury

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MODULE 2: Yang Meridians

Day 1: Yang Sinew Meridians of the Legs & Arms

  • Yang Sinew Meridians of the Legs (Bladder, Gallbladder, Stomach) pathways, psycho-emotional and physical associations

  • Yang Meridians of the Arms (Small Intestine, Triple Heater, Large Intestine) pathways, psycho-emotional and physical associations


    Day 2: Yin Yoga Asana Practice with emphasis on the Yang Sinew Meridians - limitations and modifications

MODULE 3: Yin Meridians

Day 1: Yin Sinew Meridians of the Legs & Arms

  • Yin Sinew Meridians of the Legs (Spleen, Liver, Kidney) pathways, psycho-emotional and physical associations

  • Yin Meridians of the Arms (Lungs, Heart, Pericardium) pathways, psycho-emotional and physical associations

    Day 2: Yin Yoga Asana Practice with emphasis on the Yin Sinew Meridians - limitations and modifications

MODULE 4: Empowered Yin Yoga Teaching & Sharing

Day 1: Sequencing and Modifying

  • Sequencing a Yin Yoga practice based on Yin and Yang Meridians

  • Proper cueing and guidance of Yin Yoga asanas

  • Cautions and contraindications of Yin Yoga asanas

  • How to hold space for Yin Yoga practice

Day 2: Meditation and Self-Cultivation

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  • Yin Yoga to cultivate stillness in our practice and lives

  • Yin Yoga as a healing art to prepare the body and mind for Meditation and deeper self-cultivation

  • Meditation techniques for daily practice

Each module will include extended Yin & Yang Yoga practices guided by Dr. Setareh Moafi.

50 hours total includes 45 contact hours with Dr. Moafi and 5 hours for independent study.

All classes are held live at Dharma Studio at a Center for Natural Healing upstairs from our clinic in Santa Clara, CA.

*The program also includes in-depth guest bonus teachings on Classical Chinese medical philosophy as well as Qi Gong practice and Sotai exercises.

2019 Schedule

Saturdays 11am - 5pm & Sundays 11am - 4:15pm on the following weekends:

September 14 -15, 2019September 28-29, 2019

October 12-13, 2019

October 26-27, 2019

Space is very limited. Click here to submit an application to participate in this one-of-a-kind training.

Yin Yoga Integration Teacher Training Class of 2018

Yin Yoga Integration Teacher Training Class of 2018