13-Day Yin Yoga Therapy Teacher Training Retreat in Ubud, Bali
Daily Yin yoga immersion
Meridians and the chi flow in the body
Lifetime access to an intensive online yoga library
Savor delicious healthy meals
Discover the Yin healing method
In-depth exploration of all aspects of Yin yoga
Transformational acupuncture healing circles
Get a solid understanding of Yin yoga as a healing modality. Learn all the essential elements of Yin yoga with a focus on how to integrate the therapeutic and mindfulness aspects in your practice and your teaching. In this Yin yoga therapy training, you look into the Yin side of yoga from all angles and dive deep into the subject of how to apply Yin yoga as therapy. A transformational training of tuning into the Yin side, to hear the heartbeat of wholeness.
Swimming pool (outdoor)
Luggage room / storage
Special menu request
Laundry and ironing/ironing board
This retreat will take place in Bali, Indonesia. Ubud is the artistic and spiritual heart of Bali, a Mecca of yoga and healing, with practitioners of all modalities. For years people have flocked here, people are drawn here. There is magic here and unexplainable energy that nourishes your soul. The Balinese people keep this energy alive with their offerings and devotion to their Gods. Ubud is a place where your creativity comes alive. These townhouses are some of the world’s greatest healers.
People from all over the world are here on journeys to heal their souls and to find a path true to their hearts. Ubud is where these transitions take place, where they are found. People you meet here have inspiring tales to share. People come here to be their true authentic selves, to immerse in yoga and its teachings, to mend a broken heart, and to let go of life’s expectations and limitations. This is a place where expression is welcomed, a place where the food is of the highest quality and vibration, and a place where sincerity is genuine. This truly is a magical place, where people are nurtured, loved, and accepted.
Batu Empug is a new, modern styled tropical cottage located in the centre of Ubud. You literally have everything at your doorstep! The super deluxe rooms are designed with a blend of Balinese and modern decor with local stone carving art. Beds are fitted with soft Egyptian cotton sheets. The rooms have a flat-screen TV and air conditioning.
Each room has a terrace and beautiful outdoor seating furniture. You can enjoy garden views from the room - the sunrises are spectacular. Luxury private bathrooms have a shower and a bathtub with bathrobes and slippers which you are free to use. Batu Empug Cottage also has a full-length swimming pool where you can chill out and catch some rays in between activities.
Adiwana Resort is a boutique wellness retreat in the heart of Ubud that focuses on body, mind and spirit rejuvenation. With its team of onsite experts, including an Ayurvedic doctor and yoga instructor, the resort offers lifestyle programs that are tailored to address any specific health concerns you may have.
This 37 room property is a healing sanctuary for personal renewal with affordable solutions to many of the issues caused by trying to exist in today’s fast-paced world. It is a place where you are encouraged to slow down, eat nutritious food, and return to the basics of simply living well.
This holiday is all about what you want, that goes for food as well. You can have your cake and eat it too. Ubud is a culinary destination for all dietary desires. You may want to come on a detox, a juice fast, or perhaps you want to eat your way through different organic high vibe cafés and restaurants in Ubud, it all can be done. If you are interested in learning how to cook authentic Indonesian cuisine, as well as deepening into the Indonesian culinary culture, this also can be arranged.
You are encouraged to try a raw or living food diet for a week. If you have never experienced this, it is a unique opportunity to try it. By consuming raw food, you can expect extraordinary health benefits. Changes can be felt even within a short 24-hour period.
That is why they love it so much. It stirs abundant energy and vitality, weight control, reversal or slowing of ageing, balances emotions, clears the mind, and gives optimal health. This is certainly one of the highlights of the retreat. They will not only showcase nourishing raw organic meals, but you will also learn how to prepare them too.
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate them to the organiser when making a reservation
Standard Single Room
Standard Twin Room
Superior Single Room
Students who complete their training are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®).
The ethos of the Yin Yoga Therapy Teacher Training is to apply the teachings and practices of the yoga tradition to go on an exploration to investigate the relationship of your body, mind, and soul. Ultimately to gain clarity, understand your nature, create harmony between you and others, and experience freedom and joy. In a Taoist/Zen way, they emphasize the value of breath, meditation, and intuition rather than ritual worship or rigorous following of old scriptures and perfect alignments. Everybody is different, so how a pose feels precedes how it is supposed to look.
Yin Yoga Therapy Teacher Training sees teaching yoga as an art fuelled by authenticity and creativity. A student’s personal practice and the understanding that follows subsequently spark the inner teacher and sharing with others will come naturally and spontaneously. They acknowledge and emphasize that every student and teacher has his or her own unique presence, energy, and teaching style. Yin Yoga Therapy Teacher Training provides an ideal environment for learning and as a practice process, where yoga teacher training courses are presented and practised in depth.
When you awaken and align your body’s underlying energy, you activate your innate process of healing and transformation. In this course, you will demystify how energy affects everything you do and feel - and show you how to work with your body and your mind. You will learn about acupressure points applied in the poses and sequencing according to physical or emotional issues. The alternative medicine aspect of Daoism offers the opportunity for deep healing and profound transformation.
You will learn simple principles, tools, and practices that balance your subtle body - which is how physical, emotional and spiritual healing begins - so you can build vitality, unravel energetic blockages, and boost your immunity. The five Daoist Elements give you resources of inspiration for your practice and your teaching. Mindfulness will be a subject in focus and we will guide you on how to integrate mindfulness principles to transform a Yin yoga class into a meditation practice and a healing session.
In this course, you will find the opportunity to practice teaching yourself and develop your own style in the art of teaching Yin. The focus is to imply sequences according to the Daoist elements, understanding their energetic value and the subtle art of creating the ideal environment for a transformational experience of body, mind, and soul to take place. By the end of this course, you will feel stronger, healthier, and better able to thrive and flow in the life you are meant to live.
Yoga is about doing the practice according to the capability of your body and growing in your practice every day. Therefore Yin Yoga Therapy Teacher Training feel it does not matter if you are experienced or not, if you are open-minded and open to learning then you are there to start! However, certain programs are more or less suitable for different stages of your yoga journey, just get in touch to discuss which one is best suitable for you.
Although you will benefit from having a regular practice before starting, it is not a necessity. It is however advised to have an affinity with yoga and to be familiar with the practice. Check with Yin Yoga Therapy Teacher Training specifically for the requirements for the program.
Yin Yoga Therapy Teacher Training requires 100% attendance to graduate and receive a certificate of completion from our program. Class attendance will be taken throughout the training. Yin Yoga Therapy Teacher Training program expects students to be on time for class, after breaks, and after lunch. Please let the faculty know if you will be late.
In the case of any emergency absences, please notify the program director immediately. If a student has planned absences that conflict with attendance in the program, please contact the program director to discuss options. Yin Yoga Therapy Teacher Training does not accept unapproved absences and they may result in dismissal from the program. In this case, graduation will be at the sole discretion of the program director.
Each student is responsible for scheduling make-up time with the program director. Students must pay an additional cost for private make-up sessions with a teacher. Each student is expected to be at each session five minutes before the start time in order to set up so that the training may start on time. If the student is late more than 3 times, this will result in a deduction of 1 hour from their total contact hours. Students recognize that, if they miss training hours that they have not made up, they will not graduate from the program.
A leave of absence from the program will be granted due to medical disability or other extraordinary circumstances at the discretion of the program director. In this case, our refund policy will apply to unused tuition and the student must reapply for the next available session and pay the difference, if any, of any remaining tuition and/or any related administrative fees. If tuition is increased for the next available session, the student must pay the higher rate.
Yin healing with the Daoist elements, meridians, acupoints, and mindfulness
Foundation, definition, and theory of Yin yoga
- Soul and mind
- Mindfulness history
- Concept and practice
Yin yoga practice
- 35 regular Yin yoga poses
- Additional upper body poses, wall poses, and modifications
- Functional and energetic aspects of the poses
- When and how to use probs
- 8-point-analysis principle
- Special situations/target areas
- Sequences for each Daoist element and each meridian
The art of teaching Yin
- The art of sequencing a Yin class
- Embodied practical experience
Yin therapy, chi, and the meridian flow in the body
- Yin/Yang/chi defined
- Five Daoist elements
- The three treasures
- 12 primary traditional oriental medicine meridians and their healing wisdom
- Physical, energetic, and emotional value of each pose
- Dan Tien breath
- Extracurricular workshop "acupressure points for each meridian and pose"
- Anatomy of the mind
- An invitation to mindful living
- Tools to transformation
- The power of visualization and the Dan Tiens
- Overview of oriental medicine and Ayurveda
Yin yoga and the movement mechanics of the body
- The theory of exercise - maintaining and improving mobility
- Yin tissue and fascia
- Everyone's unique variation of the structure of your skeleton
- Compression versus tension
- Aesthetic versus functional alignment
- Fascia and tensegrity
- The piezoelectric principle in the poses
- When and how to apply yin yoga principles in physical therapy to release pain
Daily yoga practice
- Daily Yin yoga immersion
- Meditations and Yoga Nidra
- Morning class for self-practice of dynamic yang styles of yoga for the balance
- Class management and general professionalism
- Credentialing process with Yoga Alliance
- Responsibility and accountability
- Scope of practice and code of conduct
- Equity in yoga
- Different active meditations
- Yoga Nidra
- Extracurricular acupuncture and Reiki healing sessions
- Circle of transformation
- Sharing circles
- Mindful sunset walks
- 06:30 - 07:30 Sadhana self-practice
- 07:30 - 09:00 Meditation and Yang yoga practice for the balance
- 10:00 - 11:25 Theory
- 11:35 - 13:00 Methodology
- Break and self-study
- 15:30 - 17:30 Yin yoga session
- Tea break
- 18:00 - 19:00 Sequence and poses analysis
- 19:00 - 19:30 Sunset circles/meditations
- 20:30 Occasional optional evening activities
Termination from the program due to bad conduct
No refunds will be given if the program removes a student from the program for bad conduct. Bad conduct is a violation of the code of conduct, gossip, harassment, bullying, or any other behaviour that is inappropriate or disruptive to the welfare of the program or to fellow students.
Alexandra Denkinger is an acupuncture therapist (M.D.Acu), yoga teacher (RYT500), Yin yoga expert, and founder of The Body-Mind-Soul Centre. She likes to see herself Body-Mind-Soul Bio-Hacker, an "urban shaman", dedicated to helping people empower themselves to live the most authentic, healthy life possible. As an all-time seeker on a soul-searching journey, she came across many different yoga styles and healing systems. In her Yin yoga teachings, she integrates the ancient wisdom of acupuncture meridians and chi flow in meditative yoga practice.
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Full refund if you cannot travel due to Covid restrictions
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