Yin Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher Training (Module 1 – 50hr)
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Yin Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher Training (Module 1 – 50hr)

January 5 - January 10

$1290 – $1450

Recognised Internationally by Yoga Alliance (YA)

Dates: Starting from Sunday 5th January 2020 until Friday 10th January 2020

Times: 8:30am – 4:30pm each day

Program Overview
Immerse yourself deeply in the practice of Yin Yoga during this 50-hour teacher training with Sarah Owen. Yin Yoga uses restorative, floor-based poses to nourish and stimulate the deeper energetic channels in the body, providing support for the immune system. Yin Yoga also provides the perfect container to develop deeper levels of self-inquiry and to cultivate the capacity for meditative self-awareness.

During this 50-hour training designed for Yoga Teachers, Sarah Owen will give you the tools to take your practice to a deeper level. You will come away with a clear understanding of safety and anatomical issues pertaining to the Yin Yoga practice, as well as having the ability to creatively sequence yin yoga classes for all levels of students. This training is also designed to deepen your own personal practice of yoga and meditation by incorporating elements of meditation and self-inquiry into your daily yoga practice. The most effective yoga teaching comes from your own personal immersion and deepened personal experience of these ancient methods and teachings.

Deepen your knowledge of the more inward-drawn yoga practices (including pranayama and meditation) and immerse yourself in a personal discovery of the more quiet inner realms. Mindfulness meditation will be explored as an ‘inner method’ during the Yin Yoga poses as well as a seated meditation practice (including the 4 Foundations of Mindfulness).

Training Topics
The 50-Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training Course Curriculum will include the following:

  • Anatomy and Physiology specific to Yin Yoga
  • Modifications and Safety in Yin Yoga, including the use of props
  • Anatomy of the Subtle Body (meridians and chakras)
  • Mindfulness in Yin Yoga (including two specific methods of meditation – Shamatha and Vipassana)
  • Sequencing in Yin Yoga (including seasonal sequences)
  • Organs and Meridian Health (using yin yoga to affect specific organs)
  • Yin and Yang Theory (basic Taoist theory and the principles of yin and yang – how they are applied to yoga)
  • Yin Yoga and Meditation as referenced in the ancient scriptures (Hatha Yoga Pradipika/Yoga Sutras, Satipattana Sutta, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita)
  • Pranayama (breathing techniques) for health, relaxation and awaking the energy body

*Whilst this training is designed specifically for qualified Yoga Teachers wishing to teach Yin Yoga classes, this training is also open to dedicated practitioners of yoga, with the intention to use the knowledge to deepen one’s own understanding and practice. To be a certified teacher of Yin Yoga, you must have successfully completed a 200-hour Yoga Teaching Certification previously.



Module 1 Yin Yoga Teacher Training – Week: Sunday 5th, Monday 6th, Tuesday 7th, Wednesday 8th, Thursday 9th and Friday 10th January 2020

Training Times: 8:30am – 4:30pm each day



Price $1290 – $1450

Recommended Reading:

‘Insight Yoga’ by Sarah Powers (this book is required reading and you will need to bring a copy with you to the course)

‘Yin Yoga: Principles and Practice’, by Paul Grilley (highly recommended)

At the commencement of the course students will be given a comprehensive course manual with additional material, information and readings to study as part of the course content.



“The training was everything I was looking for and Sarah delivered it beautifully, balancing each day with a mixture of practice and theory. Sarah’s training gave me a greater understanding of anatomy and our skeletal limitations, the ability to sequence based around meridians and individual needs, and new meditation methods to use during my own practice. Thank you Sarah for your experience and wisdom.” NM

“Taking part in the Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Sarah Owen was a very special experience. The training deepened my knowledge of the principles of yin yoga, as well as my understanding of the practice of mindfulness. Sarah is a kind and supportive teacher, who is incredibly generous with her time and knowledge, and has such a beautiful teaching style. The training helped me to develop the skills I needed to feel confident as a yin yoga teacher, and was a lot of fun! I would recommend this training in a heartbeat!” NK

“Through Sarah Owen’s Yin Yoga course I was able to personally experience and practice teachings that were previously only understood in my thinking/analytical mind. Sarah’s guidance brought the teachings to life and gave me a much greater depth of understanding to teach from. I now feel much more confident to practice on my own, and to tailor classes for my students. I also have an appreciation of the benefits of sitting with myself, by myself and a new found curiosity for the world within myself. Thank you Sarah!” NF
About Sarah Owen:

Sarah Owen is one of the leading Yin Yoga teachers in Australia and one of the first to introduce Yin Yoga to the Australian audience more than a decade ago. She teaches a balanced (yin/yang) approach to Yoga which encompasses both mindful movement as well as introspective long-held poses. Sarah teaches meditation methods using concentration methods as well as investigation/insight methods, with a mood of loving-kindness and compassionate self-inquiry.

Sarah Owen is the only Insight Yoga teacher in Australia, endorsed by Sarah Powers’ Insight Yoga Institute. Sarah Owen has been mentored by Sarah Powers (founder and author of Insight Yoga) for over a decade and is the coordinator and assistant for Sarah Powers’ annual programs in Australia. Her most influential teachers over the last decade have been Sarah and Ty Powers, B. Alan Wallace, Katie Manitsas and Maty Ezraty.


January 5
January 10
$1290 – $1450
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Canberra Yoga Space
(02) 6198 3395


Canberra Yoga Space
6/13 Botany St, Phillip
Canberra, NSW 2606 Australia
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(02) 6198 3395