Transform your Yoga Teaching

Yin Yoga Fundamentals

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?

Discover the fundamentals of Yin Yoga

with Leonie Lockwood

With approximately 10 hours of pre-recorded content, this on demand course will benefit new and seasoned yoga teachers alike.

Based on Yin Yoga founder Paul Grilley's 14/10/7 model, the course provides the rationale for why our yoga practice should be based on the function of poses, rather than the aesthetics of how a pose looks.

Keen students with a good understanding of the Yin poses will also find this course invaluable.
  • 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.

  • Flexible delivery

    With no travel time needed, just roll out your mat in the comfort of your own home and let’s get started.

Meet Leonie Lockwood

Yin Yoga Instructor & Trainer

I began offering Yin yoga training because I felt teachers needed a better understanding of our individual anatomy and how that affects our ability to ‘do’ poses. I’d seen so many students come to classes, be adjusted by teachers, but unable to maintain the adjusted shape. They wouldn’t return to yoga because they thought they were too inflexible. Something was missing.

Qualifications & experience
  • 13+ years of yoga teaching experience
  • 19 + years of yoga practice
  • 550 hours of Yin yoga study with Yin Yoga founder Paul Grilley
  • Participation in 1000+ hours of yoga training
  • 3000+ hours of class, workshop and training instruction
  • National qualifications in remedial massage, clinical Pilates, meditation, and training and assessment.
Leonie Lockwood

What can I expect from Yin Yoga training?

Yin yoga teacher training with Leonie will help you find your voice

Through this supportive, encouraging and comprehensive training, you’ll also develop confidence in your own body, and in the unique bodies of others, to enhance your teaching.

As you nourish and release your body, you may notice less tension, increased energy and a calmer mind.

What you will learn

In this 10-hour internationally certified Yin teacher training, you'll learn:

  • History, philosophy and key principles of Yin Yoga

  • 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.

  • Invaluable skills in understanding your students bodies

Yoga teachers, teach internationally with this 10-hour certification. Registered with Yoga Alliance International.

What some of our past students say about Yin Yoga Teacher Training

Michelle Haber

Leonie has a wealth of knowledge and innate understanding of the vastness of Yin yoga. She has given me all the tools I need, as well as an understanding of the complexities and subtleties of this practice on all of its levels – physical, mental, emotional, energetic. I am very grateful to have had this training and learning.

Sophie Brandt

Leonie really takes you along this beautiful Yin journey to inspire and take your future yogis on this journey with you. I feel like a capable human again, it has opened up a whole realm of possibilities for me.

Amy Livingstone

Leonie’s passion for Yin is inspirational. She has such skill and depth of knowledge - but her practical approach makes Yin so accessible.

Gabby McMillan

This course gave me a whole new experience of the functional approach to yoga. It made me understand how to move energy and target areas as part of a sequence for every body type, not just super flexible young students.

Jessie Wenborn

The layout of this course was fantastic. It was crafted and sequenced well so I never felt overwhelmed.

Tracey Cherchia

This has been a really wonderful experience, thank you. It has been so empowering to explore more options and confirmed my gut feelings that I was already working with as a teacher. This has nourished that inner feeling.

Course curriculum

  • 1


  • 2

    Yin Yoga background

  • 3

    The Archetypal Poses

    • The 7 Archetypal poses

    • The 7 archetypal poses manual

  • 4

    Let's practice together


  • 5

    The Skeleton

    • Skeletal Anatomy

    • QUIZ : The Skeleton

  • 6

    Introduction to myofascia

    • An introduction to the Myofascia

    • Fascia as an organ of communication

    • QUIZ : Introduction to Myofascia

  • 7

    Lower body myofascia

    • The 10 Myofascial groups

    • Myofascia of the pelvis and legs

    • QUIZ : Lower body myofascia

  • 8

    Upper body myofascia

    • Functional anatomy manual

    • Myofascia of the lumbar and thorax

    • QUIZ : Upper body myofascia

  • 9


    • Integrate skeleton & myofascia

    • QUIZ : Pose variations

  • 10

    Let's practice together


  • 11


    • Final Quiz

    • Case Study - Optional

    • References

    • Congratulations

Your Investment

10 hours on demand only

Upgrade to the VIP Option and receive a 60 minute 1:1 call with Leonie
(valued at $135)


Included in your Fundamentals of Yin training

  • Yin Yoga Sequences

    10 bonus Yin Yoga sequences

  • Training Material

    Extensive PDF Manual

  • Scripts

    + 5 mindfulness scripts to help theme your classes

Secure your place

In this online Yin Yoga Training

Receive a certificate of completion once you’ve completed the course including all assignments, quizzes, any practicals and exams. The certificate is valid for continuing education points (non contact) for both Yoga Australia and Yoga Alliance International and Yoga Alliance Australia.

  • 10 hours on-demand modules
  • Manuals, workbooks, meditation and mindfulness scripts
  • Ongoing support as you implement your learnings

Yoga teachers, teach internationally with this 12-hour certification. Registered with Yoga Alliance International.
Leonie Lockwood Yin Yoga Training

Yin Yoga Online

Transform your yoga teaching through this comprehensive study of the fundamentals of Yin Yoga


  • Why study online?

    Online study gives you the flexibility to study in your own time and space. With 12 months access, (whilst on this platform) you can refer back to the content at any time.

    COVID-19 has impacted the way we do things. An on demand training format provides a great opportunity for you to learn at your own pace in the comfort of your own home.

  • Will I receive a certificate?

    Yes, you’ll receive a certificate of completion once you’ve completed the course including all assignments, quizzes, practicals and exams. Should you require a certificate for continuing education points for both Yoga Australia and Yoga Alliance International email [email protected]

  • 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. Yin yoga is usually viewed as post graduate study.

  • I’m not a yoga teacher. Can I do this course?

    Absolutely. Keen Yin yoga students, body workers, Chinese medicine practitioners, movement teachers and healers are warmly welcomed into this course. You’ll be guided through the theoretical and practical components step by step.

  • What tech do I need?

    You’ll need a laptop/desktop with inbuilt camera and microphone and a strong internet connection. Webcams, external microphones not required. You will be required to have your camera on during the livestream sessions.

  • Payments/Cancellations/Refunds

    We're super proud of this course, and know you'll get a lot out of it. But If you’re not happy, and you’ve progressed through less than 20% of the course material in 15 days, there’s a money back guarantee. Due to the immediate and self paced access to this course, marking the 'Philosophy' section complete within 15 days, signals acceptance of the course and ends the guarantee. Drop an email to [email protected] and tell us why the course is not for you. Comprehensive terms of use and privacy are outlined on the booking platform PRIOR to purchase.