Yin Yoga Training 2019 Seattle


50 hour Yin Yoga Training
Faculty: Leah Adams
Guest Teachers:
Ara Cusack - Anatomy
Meghan Smith - Yin/Nidra experience

Dates: Sept 20-22, 27-29, and Oct 4-6
Location: shefayoga Roosevelt

Fri - 7:30 - 10:30pm
Sat - 1:15 - 9:15pm
Sun - 1:15 - 4:15pm



We welcome anyone who has a sincere interest to explore yin yoga, existing yoga teachers and other wellness professionals (body workers, massage therapists, chiropractors, acupuncturists, osteopaths, physical therapists, etc.). If you are newer to yin yoga, contact us at yinyogatraining@gmail.com and let us help you prepare for the program.



The first step is to contact us at yinyogatraining@gmail.com or attend an info session if you have any more questions about the training. Then:

  1. Complete the online application/registration form by clicking "Apply" button to the right.

  2. Pay the registration fee (pay pal, cheque, cash)

  3. Determine remaining payment details (in full or payment plan).

  4. Complete the student/teacher contract.

  5. We will be in touch in a couple of weeks prior to the start date of the training with additional training details.



Soma Yin Yoga follows the standards outlined by the Yoga Alliance for each of the 5 educational categories. Each day is a blend of a yin yoga class, meditation, presentations, and hands on exploration of the following topics:

Techniques, Training & Practice
Key poses of yin for legs and torso (benefits, considerations & cautions, body types, modifications, variations, sequencing). Weaving breath, meditation, mantra and mudra into a yin class.

Teaching Methodology
Sequencing a yin class
Supporting the body with and without props
Atmosphere of a yin class – pace, vocabulary, voice, and music
Teaching styles
Student learning styles
Supporting students with discomfort, injuries, illness and pregnant women

Physical & Energetic Anatomy
Benefits of yin
Skeletal variation
Understand movements of major joints (hips, knees, ankles, spine, and shoulders)
Exploring sensation (tension, compression, opening, edges, discomfort, pain)
How to create your unique shape
Energy body – Eastern and Western perspectives

Yoga Philosophy Lifestyle & Ethics
Origins of yin yoga
Difference and importance of yin and yang types of activity
Difference between Yin and Restorative Yoga
Applying foundational mindfulness practices to yin
Learning to listen
Art of relaxation

As a student in this program, you will have many opportunities to practice teach; starting with individual poses and concepts, and working towards longer sequences as training progresses. If you are a registered teacher with the Yoga Alliance, this training can can count towards 50 hours of CEUs.

The robust manual provided has all the information needed for the course. It also includes additional resources (books, articles, videos) for those who wish to deepen their exploration of yin



Program fees include:
Application/Registration Fee $94.40 (non-refundable)
Tuition: $849.60

In addition to the training curriculum, this includes course materials, student record administration and private online community to stay connected and ask questions after training is done.



50 hours (45 contact, 5 homework), 5 days
* A 1 hour lunch break will be provided.



You will receive a certificate of completion upon graduating. You may teach yin yoga if you are already a 200/300/500 Yoga Alliance certified teacher and count 45 hours towards your continuing education units (CEUs).


About Faculty


Leah Adams

Leah is a certified Yoga Instructor and Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor. She describes yoga as a "natural and essential component" of her humanity, a practice that is “beautiful and effective because it taps us into our parasympathetic nervous systems and allows us to rest, reset, heal and digest to feel calm and nourished.” Leah has an extensive amount of training and education in both yoga and ayurveda.


Ara Cusack

Yoga was my way in. I stumbled upon yoga in 1998 with a 20 minute video, popping it into the VCR late at night after lugging my desk bound body home from a stressful day at work. Little did I know this simple video would change my life! I discovered an all-encompassing system that showed me how to find ease, stability and strength in body, mind and spirit. Yoga led me to Qigong and both have become important tools for my health and well-being. They continue to help me find perspective and balance with greater ease – at home, work, alone, with others, and within every moment. Over 20 years later (with 5000+ hours of training, teaching and leading 40 teacher trainings), I enjoy teaching others how to use the system of yoga & qigong to meet themselves where they are and find their own well-being.

Ara is an E-RYT500/YACEP with Yoga Alliance, a Medical Qigong Practitioner (MQP) and has studied hatha, flow, yin, restorative, kundalini, prenatal, anatomy, qigong and meditation.