Chiang Mai Yin Yoga 1&2 - January 2020


Chiang Mai Yin Yoga 1&2 - January 2020

from 1,499.00

Join Dhugal, ERYT-500 level Yoga Alliance Teacher.

Module 1 (100hrs): 3-16 January, 2020

Module 2 (100hrs): 18-31 January, 2020

Our YTT takes places at Maladhara Eco Resort, Chiang Mai one of Thailand's most loved yoga destinations.


The Yin Yoga Module 1 training is open to students and teachers of Yoga. You must complete Module 1 to proceed to Module 2. You may do all 200hrs in one go if you like.

Training includes: 
- Yin Theory & Practice
- Anatomy
- Accommodation
- All meals
- 2 Rest Days



7am - 9am Meditation & Practice

10 am - 1pm Theory & Philosophy

2pm - 5pm Teaching/Practice Theory & Practicum

5pm - 6pm Closing Practice

NOTE: You should arrive on:

Module 1: 3 January and leave on 16 January.

Module 2: 18 and leave on 31 January.

You can arrange to be picked up from the Chiang Mai airport and dropped off back there on arrangement with us (not included, but not expensive). After booking, please provide your flight details to arrange this.


Please specify which module you are applying for. 

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Why this Training?

  • You wanna be a Yin teacher: Great! In this training, you will learn everything you need to teach your first Yin class by the time you finish. 

  • You love yoga and want to go deeper. Right On! This training is unique. It’s not run of the mill anatomy here. This is a deep dive into why we are all different… and so our yoga (or any movement discipline) has to be too. With the combined training, reading and discussion and interactive opportunities to learn, you'll be amazed at the complexity of anatomy study.

  • You wanna add teaching Yin to your personal training/fitness background. Fantastic! You already teach pilates or cross fit and you want to offer more to your clients. Good news, everything you learn in this course will add huge value to other modalities you already offer to enrich the suite of skills to boost your business and clientele.

This Yin Yoga course is open to all.


Yin 1: Bones Anatomy (Lower Body) & Yin Yoga (100-hrs)

Whether or not you intend to teach Yin Yoga, the Yin program offers in-depth bones anatomy which is extremely relevant to any yoga teacher, no matter your chosen style. This module is all about bone shapes, or what we call variable anatomy. We all have the same bones (almost!) in our bodies, but we all have very different bone shapes...just look around you. This course trains your eye.

We believe that in order to teach or practice yoga (or any physical movement discipline) optimally, we must at least appreciate, and even master this understanding. This knowledge is fundamental to a Yin practice where poses are held for a longer period of time. We begin here with the legs and hips.

Module 1 is also critical before progressing to Meridian and Qi theory (that is very popular).

Yin 1 introduces longer meditation and mindfulness practices. Oh, and we do a lot of Yin Yoga. Many who say they didn't think they would like it end up loving it...just sayin'!

What Students Say: “I think the most notable feature of your teaching style is your incredible attention to verbal assists. The way you describe how tiny movements or sensations can be made in order to improve poses is really rewarding when you can feel the difference!”


Yin Theory & Practice

  • Yin and Yang Theory

  • Taoist Philosophy Primer

  • Yin Yoga Theory - what makes Yin Yoga unique (e.g. it is not restorative yoga)

  • History of Yin Yoga

  • Basic Yin Poses

  • Modifications and safety in Yin Yoga

  • Sequencing in Yin Yoga

Anatomy (stuff you really need to know to be a good teacher)

  • 14 joint segment analysis

  • Tension and Compression 

  • Functional Practice vs Aesthetic Practice

  • Body Proportion & Orientation

  • Skeletal Variation

  • 4 myofascial compartments of the thigh

  • 6 myofascial compartments of the torso

  • 3 layers of a joint

  • Fascial contracture

  • Fascia studies and meridians relationship

  • Theory of exercise

  • Movement test analysis

“You’ll learn how to empower yourself... then empower Your students.

— Dhugal

Why this Training?

You’ve done the anatomy study in module one. This training now provides you with the super popular fascial and meridian knowledge to live and breath this fasciantating (lol) science of the body and mind. You will be ready to guide more complex Yin Yoga practices for yourself or others.

  • This program is specifically designed to:

    • Take your Yin Yoga further. Now we dive into the upper body anatomy and fascia, Eastern models of the body, including meridians, dantians (chakras), and Taoist philosophy. It's not just about the physical body anymore.

    • Take your meditation and Yin practices and want to go deeper. Right on! Meditation or mindfulness is a gateway to a happier, more balanced you. Meditation techniques we practice and learn here are born from thousands of years of refinement, but we discuss modern science too.

    • Give you more than teachers who teach Yin but have never studied it. You can call them out! We believe that an experienced Yin Yoga teacher is a key component in our healthcare today. With our credentials, people will know you’re a teacher who is knowledgeable and proficient.

    This Yin Yoga course is for those who have already completed the first 100-hour program. 

Yin 2:  Bones Anatomy (Upper Body) & Fascia & Taoist Philosophy

We complete our study of variable anatomy and turn to the study of fascia, body science's new frontier. We draw on the expertise of both Chinese medicine (which has become a leader in fascia) and modern science. The health of this tissue is the gateway to fine-tuning and mastering our physical, emotional, and logical health.

Throughout this module, we will investigate classical Taoist philosophy which, for thousands of years, gives ancient context to the practice of modern Yin. Having lived in Asia most of his life, Dhugal is uniquely equipped to guide study. Taoism's often humorous insights provide a zen-like backdrop to consider and reflect upon the pressures of life today.

We intentionally practice a variety of Yin yoga disciplines, as we believe there is no one right way to practice Yin. The aim in studying a wide variety of knowledge and application is to allow students to find styles and methodologies of teaching and practice to suit different students, their unique aims, and even times of year that are as distinct and special as each individual, leaving our teachers confident with such a broad education upon graduation.

“Yin is not just lying about on the floor. It requires a strong knowledge of the body (and later mind). You will become one of the most knowledgable teachers or practitioners in your community.

— Dhugal


  • Upper Body

  • Arms

  • Shoulders and Neck

  • Back

 Yin Theory - The Fascial Meridians

  • Western and Chinese models of the meridians & DanTians

  • Theories of energy flow

  • Qi and acupuncture theory

 Yin Philosophy - Taoism & Zen

  • The Classics - DaoDe Jing & ZhuangZi

  • The deeper levels of practice based on DanTian theory and practice

Practice & Teaching

  • "Advanced" Yin practices

  • Yin Pranayama

  • Developing your practice

  • Fascial Release and Acupressure

Our training takes place at the indulgent Mala Dhara Eco Resort. All food (vegetarian) and yoga is in included. You will be in shared or individual accommodation in their spacious eco-lux rooms. Please see our vides below to get a feel!