Yin Yoga Integration Teacher Training

This one-of-a-kind immersion will help you cultivate a Yin Yoga practice through the lens of Classical Chinese medical philosophy, Sinew Meridian theory and integrative practices that support you to optimize your health and move through your life with greater clarity and ease. 

Though a background in Yin Yoga is helpful, it is not required, and you do not have to want to become a teacher to participate in this training. This program is designed to empower your life and practice, so how you choose to share the tools you learn is entirely up to you.

The knowledge gained through this training will enhance your personal practice, optimize your health and self-care, and prepare you with the skills and confidence to teach Yin Yoga, if you choose to do so.

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

Space will be very limited to maximize contact and personalization. You can preview this training by watching the video above, then submit your application to be selected to participate.

The Yin immersion was more than just a training - it was transformative. My daily practices and morning pages increased my inner sense of stability. My life purpose or “curriculum” got clearer over time, and I came away with new sense of gratitude about where I am and the roles I play in my life.
— Makiko Kambayashi, Yin Yoga Integration Teacher Training graduate
 
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Curriculum details

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

Day 1: Introduction to Yin Yoga Integration

  • Importance of Yin Yoga practice to balance Yang practices, exercise 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—freeing the tension that may be blocking your life path

  • 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

I’d absolutely recommend the Yin Yoga Integration Teacher Training to practitioners of any level. This program can help you deepen your practice and knowledge whether you are a beginner or seasoned practitioner. The amount of insight and information Dr. Setareh Moafi shares with the students is simply not found anywhere else.
— Sonia Ibrahimkhail, Yin Yoga Integration Teacher Training graduate

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 Yang Sinew Meridians - limitations and modifications

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

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Both Setareh and Salvador’s extensive knowledge and practice is boundless!
— Martha Clark Scala, Yin Yoga Integration Teacher Training graduate
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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 

  • 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 and self-cultivation techniques for daily practice

The Yin Yoga Integration Teacher Training has changed the way I conduct my life...Your Yoga practice will be fuller and richer with choices for deeper relaxation, restoration and a stronger mind-body integration.
— Leslie Streight, Yin Yoga Integration Teacher Training graduate

What’s included

  • In depth instruction on anatomy and physiology in relationship to Yin Yoga

  • Thorough, applicable instruction of the Sinew Meridians, how they relate to Yin Yoga and how to utilize them to create freedom of movement in your body

  • Warmup exercises to properly condition your body and prevent injury

  • Extended Yin & Yang Yoga practices guided by Dr. Setareh Moafi to help you integrate the material from each module

  • A thorough understanding of how to sequence and design a home practice and/or class

  • Online resources, including videos and photos of some of the key instructional pieces

  • Handouts for each module

  • Classical Chinese medical philosophy, psychology, nutrition, and lifestyle in relationship to Yin practice and its related channels

  • One-of-a-kind Meditation practices you won’t learn anywhere else

  • In-depth bonus teachings on Qi Gong and Sotai exercises co-taught by Salvador Cefalu, M.S., L.Ac.

    *A note from Dr. Moafi: Much of the teachings offered in this training are assimilated from Salvador and my combined 30 years of study with our teacher, 88th generation Daoist Grand Master, Dr. Jeffrey Yuen. The synthesis of these teachings with Yin Yoga practice and theory is unique and exclusive to this training program.

HOURS & LOCATION

50 hours total includes 45 contact hours 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.

I would highly recommend the Yin Yoga Integration Teacher Training because everyone walking on this planet needs to know how to nourish themselves better and to understand the benefits of Yin poses so you can move through your life being your BEST YOU! Dr. Moafi and Salvador Cefalu are excellent teachers as they lovingly encourage and guide you to learning the philosophy, anatomy and physiology of Yin Yoga and to create better balance in your life.
— Karena Davis, Yin Yoga Integration Teacher Training graduate
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2019 Schedule

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

September 14 -15, 2019

September 28-29, 2019

October 12-13, 2019

October 26-27, 2019

The poses but more importantly the psychological / Chinese Medicine context behind each pose truly helped me mitigate my anxiety and stress during that time period. I learned to slow down, and prioritize my self care, which has always been a struggle for me. I now have a physical practice to help me do this, for which I’m SO grateful!
— Sonia Ibrahimkhail, Yin Yoga Integration Teacher Training graduate

tuition

$1250 if paid in full

OR

4 easy payments of $325

This training is full. To be waitlisted and to be the first to know about upcoming trainings, submit the form below.

Watch the video to hear what past graduates have to say about this training.

FAQs

Answers to your important questions and concerns.

Practice Butterfly, a Yin Yoga posture to relax and stretch the connective tissue and nourish the Kidney Qi.