Welcome to the home for Yin Yoga on the web. Many people come here because of a question: “What is Yin Yoga?” The answer is not really found through a website but you can start to understand Yin Yoga by watching this short video: An Introduction To Yin Yoga. The video is just the beginning of the answer – to really understand Yin Yoga, or any form of yoga, one must experience it. Reading about yoga is like reading a menu when you are hungry: interesting, maybe even mouth watering, but until you actually partake of what you are seeing, your need will not be quenched.
This site, in the words of Paul Grilley, is “a website for all things yin.” Inside you will find a complete online book (YinSights) describing the history and benefits of Yin Yoga, how to do the practice, explanations of the most common postures (asanas), through both video presentations and written descriptions, and even YouTube playlists that can guide you through several complete Yin Yoga practices. You will also find links to more elegant video resources that can give you a deeper taste of Yin Yoga and a Teacher Directory with listings of Yin Yoga teachers all around the world.
And if you still have questions after all this, there is a Forum where you can ask questions about yoga in general or about Yin Yoga specifically. The purpose of this site is to help the interested student start her own journey of discovery, while providing some help to the many who are already deep into the practice. Keep checking back over time as we continue to build and grow this site as a resource you can come to over and over again, as you travel your unique path.
Enjoy the journey! Bernie Clark,
Creator of YinYoga.com
Yin Yoga for Your Body Introduction
Yin/Yang Fusion Class
Yin Yoga on Gaia
There are two different in-person trainings offered by Bernie Clark. The first, taught with Diana Batts, is the 50-hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training Program. It is a unique way to deepen your yoga practice and touch tissues rarely worked in a more active yang style of yoga. It is offered 8 times a year in Vancouver, Canada and is open to teachers and non-teachers alike. Expect to learn much more than just Yin Yoga!
The second training, taught with Nathalie Keiller, is the 40-hour Meditation Revealed offered twice a year, also in Vancouver. This course will examine what meditation is, why we do it and how to do it, from a variety of viewpoints: From Eastern Yogic and Buddhist views to Western Psychotherapeutic understanding. The course will include personal, one-on-one training in Deep Meditation, as well as group instruction, to give the student an experiential basis for the practice of meditation.
For 200-hour certified teachers the hours of the courses can be applied towards the 500-hour certification conducted by Semperviva Yoga College in Vancouver, Canada. The hours are also eligible for continuing education credits with Yoga Alliance.
The final training offered is the 8-hour online Yin Yoga for Your Body video classes hosted by Yoga
International. These hours are also eligible for continuing education credits with Yoga Alliance.
Through these 8 on-line yin yoga classes you will learn
- The nature of yin and yang
- To practice with intention and attention
- The 3 principles of the yin yoga
- The reality of human variations
- To create a functional yoga practice
- To develop anti-fragility
- To develop mindfulness
Bernie Clark has a passion of sharing. He has done this via his live classes for 20 years and also through his videos, teacher trainings, this web site and through his writings. Below are 4 of the most recent books written by Bernie, which he hopes will help you deepen your practice.