Inclusive and open-minded
Yin yoga is for everybody and for every body type. A flexible mindset is more important than being physically flexible. This is what makes a Yin yoga practice sustainable in the long-term.
Compassionate and curious
By understanding functional anatomy, and the philosophy of Yin yoga, you’ll unlock a new way of instructing, that respects the abilities and limitations of your students and keeps them returning to their mat.
With no travel time needed, just roll out your mat in the comfort of your own home and let’s get started.
For open-minded, curious yoga teachers and students
Have you ever wondered if there’s a better way to teach yoga, one that doesn’t involve putting your students into uncomfortable, unsustainable postures?
Maybe you’ve considered teacher training, but it’s been hard to find like-minded, compassionate and curious people and an inclusive space to learn.
Would you love to arm yourself with new skills, but also build connections, exchange ideas and ask questions in an intimate environment, not be just one of many in a crowded course?
Qualifications & experience
- 12+ years of yoga teaching experience
- 19 + years of yoga practice
- 700 hours of Yin yoga study with Yin Yoga founders Paul & Suzee Grilley and 1st assistant Jo Phee
- Participation in 1000+ hours of yoga training
- 3000+ hours of class, workshop and training delivery
- National qualifications in Remedial Massage, Clinical Pilates, Meditation, and Training and Assessment.
How to intentionally theme, sequence and teach a powerful Yin yoga class.
The tools to be able to offer creative, safe, effective and enjoyable yoga classes.
How and why a functional perspective to anatomy and alignment fosters inclusivity and benefits all students in your class.
To identify skeletal variation in your students, and the confidence to apply this knowledge in modifications, variations, adjustments and propping.
To identify the 12 main meridian channels of Traditional Chinese Medicine in the body.
How to work with the flow of Qi in the body.
Key theories of Traditional Chinese Medicine including Yin and Yang, the Organs and their associated meridian channels and 5 Element theory.
Why communication and intent are crucial in your teaching
Yin Yoga Sequences
10 bonus Yin Yoga sequences
PDF Manual + 5 Mindfulness meditation scripts
Access to private group with other students
- 25 hours of pre-recorded modules.
- 15 hours livestream practice and question time with Leonie
- 10 hours livestream group student teaching practice time with Leonie
- Workbooks and manuals.
- Bonus Yin yoga sequences and mindfulness meditation scripts. .
Why is this course a blend of livestream and on demand?
Online study gives you the flexibility to study in your own time and space. We know that life gets busy, so the weekly livestream sessions with Leonie will keep you on track, progressing with your peers.
When is the next course intake?
The next course intake commences Thursday 10th January, 2023. Weekly livestream sessions are held Tuesday evenings 5:30pm - 7:30pm (AEST) on the following dates: 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st January. And 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th February. Group practice teaching sessions are held: Thursdays 6:30 am - 8:30 am 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd February & 2nd March 2023.
How many a hours a week of study is needed?
Each week you'll have approximately 2-3 hours of on demand content to complete + a 2 hour livestream session, consisting of 1 hour led Yin practice and 1 hour of question/discussion time. Weeks 4-8 require an additional 2 hours of group livestream teaching practice.
How can I make sure I complete the course?
Despite the best of intentions, life can get in the way. The best way to ensure that you complete your course is to: Block out time for each livestream session in your calendar. Block out approximately 30 minutes a day for study. Engage in discussion with your fellow students. They're a great resource. And of course make any personal arrangements such as childcare early on.
I need a certificate for my Yoga peak body
Certificates for continuing education are only provided for students completing the 50 hour on demand + all livestream sessions. If you require a certificate for continuing education points with Yoga Alliance, then all content and assessments must be completed. Attendance and participation at all weekly livestream sessions is also required. Once you have done this, email your request for Yoga Alliance certification to [email protected] with CEU in the subject box. The certificate is valid for continuing education points for both Yoga Australia and Yoga Alliance International and Yoga Alliance Australia. *NB. Participation in this course as either a 25 hour on demand or 40 hour on demand + livestream does not qualify students for Yoga Alliance certification.
Will I be a qualified yoga teacher after this course?
No. There are no official regulations worldwide for yoga teacher qualifications. However, many yoga studios and insurance providers require teachers to have a minimum of 200 hours of yoga teacher training. Check the rules in your country prior to purchase.
I’m not a yoga teacher. Can I do this course?
Absolutely. Keen Yin yoga students, body workers, Chinese medicine practitioners, movement teachers and yoga teachers are warmly welcomed into this course. You’ll be guided through the theoretical and practical components step by step.
What equipment do I need?
You’ll need a laptop/desktop with inbuilt camera and microphone and a strong internet connection. Webcams, external microphones are not required. As some of the course will be livestream teaching practice you will need to be able to position your computer and camera so that you can be seen and heard by your fellow students. As we are practicing yoga, it is recommended to have a yoga mat, strap, block and bolster. If you don't have this equipment, use your floor and cushions as props. You will be required to have your camera on during all livestream sessions.