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!
Creator of YinYoga.com
Thanks to the many students who requested online versions of our trainings we are happy to announce that this is happening. Three offerings are available: a short 8-hour Yin Yoga session, a full 50-hour online Yin Yoga Teacher Training program and the 40-hour Meditation Revealed course. All of these trainings are eligible for continuing education credits with Yoga Alliance. The Yin Yoga Teacher Training course and the Meditation Revealed course are very similar to the in-person offerings with the added benefit of — you can watch the recordings of the presentations over and over again. There is no deadline for completion. Details on these offerings are below.
The next Live Online 50-Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training is September 19th to 25th, 2022.
In this training, you will learn the techniques of yin yoga in a way that will allow you to share this practice with others. Bernie Clark and Diana Batts will guide you through the theory behind yin yoga, illustrating the physiological, energetic, and psychological benefits. You’ll also dive deeply into the practice, learning how to safely do yin yoga as well as teach it to others. Your teaching of all styles of yoga will be affected through many “Aha!” moments.
2022 dates are:
September 19 – 25
To learn more or to register for this training, please visit our hosts Yoga International
40-hour Meditation Revealed Philosophy, Psychology and Practice
We are happy to announce that Meditation Revealed will be available in an on-line format June 13-19, 2022. 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 Philosophy and Psychotherapy. The course will include training in Deep Meditation to give the student an experiential basis for the practice of meditation. Additionally for yoga students and teachers alike, the course will look at the context of yoga through its evolution thousands of years ago to the modern practice. Finally, for those asking for a second level Yin Yoga training, we consider this course to be the follow on to the Yin Yoga Teacher Training program, although you do not need to have take that course to attend this one.
Your Spine Your Yoga - course
Up-to-Date Knowledge and Practices to Increase Spinal Stability, Mobility, Endurance, and Well-Being. Professor Stuart McGill is a world-renowned expert in spine biomechanics. Along with Bernie Clark, he will lead you to discover:
- The code—the science of the spine
- The art—applying the science to your body
- Practices—taking it to the mat
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.