Join our Online Yoga Alliance® certified Yin Yoga Teacher Training 50 HOURS
July summer school: 11 live sessions from Sunday 4 July to Sunday 1 August 2021
Do you want to deepen your Yin Yoga practice?
Over 4 weeks, we teach you everything about Yin Yoga and the healing power of Yin Yoga.
You learn how you can guide others in Yin Yoga and how you can get the most out of this Yoga form for yourself.
During our interactive online Yin Yoga Course we will give you a good foundation to teach.
We discuss the history, philosophy both of the Indian way and the Taoist way.
You’ll learn everything about the meridians, chakras, and the power of energy.
We will discuss the anatomy of the physical body and of the energetic body.
We are looking at the various Yin poses, the use of props, the difference in bodies, creating lessons, and much more.
This course is suitable for both existing and future Yoga teachers who want to broaden their knowledge.
But this course is not only aimed at teachers. It is an interesting training for anyone who would like to know more about Yin Yoga.
A big part of the classes will be in an interactive online classroom. You have the possibility to ask questions and discuss topics together
Certificate of Completion
After completion of the course, you will receive an official diploma for the 50 hours Yin Yoga Training. This certificate is acknowledged by Yoga Alliance (Yoga Alliance® continuing education 50 hours)
Online from your own place
You can do this course from your own home, balcony or garden. The course is in English. You just need a laptop or a tablet/phone with an internet connection.
Learn everything about Yin Yoga
Our course gives you a solid foundation of the theory and method of Yin Yoga. History, philosophy, anatomy, the Yin Yoga poses, the meridians, chakras and so much more!
Personal Contact & Community
We prefer to work with small groups to give you personal attention. Our experience is that our groups are really supportive of each other and share their experiences during and after our courses.
50 CEUs with
This course is registered by Yoga Alliance and counts for 50 hours of continuous education (CEUs). In total, it will be 50 hours of classes and self-study.
You will receive a comprehensive digital manual/workbook to use during the course and have as a reference book for after the course. We send that by email.
Course over 2 Long Weekend Blocks
This is a 7-day course spread out over two long weekends. It will consist of seven 5-hour days (incl. breaks, excl. pre-recorded videos & self-study time) spread out over 7 days, beginning on Friday 15 January 2021.
Our Yoga ALLIANCE® 50-HOUR ONLINE YIN YOGA TRAINING
Yin Yoga Teacher Training
Looking for an opportunity to take your Yoga practice and teaching to a deeper place? Then our Viva La Vida Yin training immersion is something for you!
This training comprehends an integral education in the practice of Holistic Yin Yoga, providing students in-depth knowledge of the human body, ranging from a fascia and nervous system perspective to a subtle energetic approach with meridian theory, allowing students to experience the different layers of the practice and teaching methods
Our course gives you a solid foundation of the theory and methodology of Yin Yoga.
You will learn how Yin Yoga poses work along the body’s meridians and about the effects on the biomechanics of the body including how the poses work on the fascia and connective tissues.
You will also explore how Yin Yoga works on deep energetic levels. And how you can use it to still your mind and balance your emotional body.
Our training will provide you with a clear understanding of the beautiful power of Yin Yoga, to deepen your own practice, or/ and to share this with your (future) students.
For who is this training?
This is a training for (qualified) Yoga teachers, people that want to become a yoga teacher but as well for therapists, mindfulness trainers, bodywork professionals and for all people who are interested to deepen their own practice.
You will gain a thorough understanding of how to use Yin postures to balance the energetic systems of the body. In addition, you will learn complementary Qigong designed to improve to stimulate the circulatory system of the body.
Yoga Alliance® 50 hour–International Recognized Certification for Continuous Education
Our 50 hour Yoga Teacher Training Course is registered with Yoga Alliance® USA. This is an international body that sets international standards for Yoga Teacher Training Programs.
Upon completion of this yoga teacher training, students will receive a certificate from Viva La Vida Lifestyle for 50 hours of Yin Yoga Training.
What People Say About Our Courses
I recently completed the 50 Hour Yin Yoga course Ilse and Jane and it blew my mind.
The course was jam-packed with goodness – asanas, pranayama, anatomy, physiology, philosophy and so much more!
Jane is a wonderful teacher with so much heart, knowledge, passion and professionalism. Anatomy and physiology was never my strong point but the way Jane explains everything was enjoyable and easier to remember. Thank you Jane for unlocking the anatomy and physiology nerd in me!
There is something magical about Ilse! Ilse is very professional, passionate, caring and knowledgeable. Thank you again Ilse for your love, time and devotion. I am so grateful for crossing paths with you and canny wait to see you soon!!
I am so happy I chose this course and would highly recommend her to everyone! It was the best Yoga course I have been on and I will definitely go back for more 🙂
Hasta Pronto Guapas x
“Dear Ilse & Jane,
You have given me a very lovely week. I learned a lot and went through beautiful experiences. Thanks to the attention, love, and your knowledge and professionalism, I was able to complete my 50-hour Yin Yoga teacher training. Thanks for everything. You are beautiful people. Hope to see you again.”
“To the best duo,
Thank you so much for such a perfect week in Spain. Everything has been wonderful, the food, setting, and company. Your passion for Yin Yoga has been truly inspirational and I am so happy to have this experience with you both. You’ve inspired me to dive deeper into my journey to becoming a Yoga teacher and running retreats. Thank you for everything, your love, fun, and outgoing characters are brilliant. Never change.
All my love.”
THE POWER OF YIN YOGA
Yin Yoga is a very passive approach to Yoga where you perform most of the poses seated on the floor or in a reclined position.
We hold the poses for longer periods of time, between 2 – 5 minutes and sometimes up to 20 minutes. In Yin Yoga, there are around 20+ classical poses (+ variations).
Yin Yoga evolves into 3 main different levels of understanding, relating to the 3 main aspects of human existence :
On the physical level, Yin Yoga targets bones, joints, and connective tissues.
On the energetic level the practice reconnects with its roots of Taoist Yoga, and uses the ancient map and modern theory of the meridians, the long holds in Yin restore harmony in the subtle body by targeting the channels that run through the connective tissues.
On the emotional/mental level, the Yin approach prepares the practitioner for meditation as one of the central intentions of the yin practice is the cultivation of inner stillness.
Yin Yoga targets the connective tissues, such as the ligaments, fascia, bones, and the joints of the body that normally are not exercised very much in a more active style of asana practice.
Yin Yoga offers deeper access to the body with the aim of lubricating and protecting the joints to make them healthier and stronger.
Yin Yoga is the perfect complement to the more yang style of Yoga practice. Yang Yoga practices are Vinyasa flow, Ashtanga, Power Yoga, and Hatha.
The major difference is that Yin Yoga is very passive with poses being held for longer periods of time.
Another important difference is that in Yin Yoga your muscles need to be relaxed as opposed to engaged, this is so you can work into the deeper layers of the body and move closer to the bone, an area often missed in a Yang Yoga practice.
Being a more meditative form of Yoga the benefits affect both body and mind.
Yin Yoga poses stimulate the meridian lines and organs. Different emotions are stored in different places in the body, and when we work through the layers of the body, we work also through the layers of our emotions.
Yin Yoga encourages you to become aware of these stored emotions so you can begin to recognize them and release them.
Benefits of Yin Yoga:
Lubrication and protection of joints
Deeper access to the body through the relaxation of muscles
Release of fascia throughout the body
Regulates energy in the body
Calming and balancing for the mind
Stress reduction and ability to release anxiety
Overview of the Online Yin Yoga Teacher Course
Content Online Yoga Teacher Training Course
Learn inspiring wisdom teachings about Qi (energy) meridians and TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine), more about the 5 elements theory. We will do transformative meditations and you will learn how to use mudras. You will learn about fascia and anatomy.
We will have inspirational talks where the Chinese philosophy meets the Indian Yoga philosophy and our modern pathways of awakening.
Our online Yin Teacher training will help you dive deeper into stillness, openness, surrendering, relaxation, acceptance and helps you to find balance in this fast-changing world.
You will be guided through the teaching method and sequencing of 20+ key poses in Yin Yoga, and variations on these poses.
You will learn postures and teach an asana practice – through a multitude of lectures, discussions, posture exploration, and posture sequencing,
Our curriculum includes the following:
- 20 hours Yoga technique, training, and practice
- 10 hours teaching methodology
- 10 hours anatomy and physiology
- 10 hours Yoga philosophy
This and more you’ll learn during our Yin Teacher Training:
- Yin Yoga philosophy & fundamentals of energy.
- 14 Meridians.
- Understand Yin Yoga poses & their variations.
- Energy pathways in the body and how to get them flowing.
- The secrets of the mind-body connection.
- The power of your breath.
- How to improve your own Yin Yoga practice.
- How to use the props / support correctly. How to create custom sequences.
- Target areas of each Yin Yoga poses.
- Understand the 7 Chakras.
- Understand Yin Yoga specific Anatomy & Physiology.
- How to teach a 60-90 minute Yin class to anyone and at any time.
- How to teach & modify Yin Yoga poses.
- Additional Restorative Yoga & Qigong sessions.
- History of Yin Yoga (Modern Lineage of Yin Yoga & Yin Yoga in the ancient scriptures)
- Philosophy of Yin Yoga: Yin intentions & The Tattvas of the Yin practice. (The principles and qualities of the practice)
- Inquire into the Taoist Wisdom
- Yin/Yang Theory (Taoist theory and the principles of Yin and Yang – how they are applied to Yoga)
- Patañjali analysis of Yoga (“Yoga Citta Vritti Nirodhah”
- 5-Element theory: Water-Wood-Earth-Fire-Metal elements
(Relation & function of Zhang & Fu organs to each Element)
- General of Prana / Qi and the Meridians/ nadis Chakras, the human energy field.
- Understand the flow & formation of Qi
(Qi movement & different type of Qi) Jing/Physical, Qi/Energetic, Shen/Spiritual
- Understand the 3 layers of the body/ 5 sheets
- Introduction to the anatomy of the human body as it relates to the asanas.
- Basic anatomy and physiology (with particular emphasis on respiration).
- Looking at muscular-skeletal system.of the body.
- Explore the nervous system, knee and hip joints, the pelvis, the spine and other topics.
- Understand tension & compression
- Physiological and energetic effects of asanas, pranayama, meditation and relaxation.
- Study the benefits and contraindications of the Yin Yoga asanas (Anatomical & energetic benefits and how it can improve your health)
- Learn about the role of the connective tissues in relation to Yoga practice (Fascia network / Ligaments, Tendons .)
- Effects of structural and postural alignment on health and wellbeing.
- Anatomy of the Subtle Body (chi, meridians, nadis, vayus, koshas). Introduction to the subtle bodies: the yogic anatomy of chakras, nadis, vayus and koshas, helping you to more fully understand the process and benefits of Yoga.
- Practice and learn how to teach the 20+ main Yin-Yoga poses safely and confidently.
(And familiarize yourself with the variations)
- Learn the transitions poses
- Practice the meridian series related to the 5 Elements
(Using Asanas & Chinese meridians theory to revitalize body/organs)
- Familiarize yourself with meridian tracing
(Memorize the meridians location)
- Stimulate the Qi along the Meridians
Learn the 5 Elements
(The Taoist & meditative approach of well-being)
- Cultivation of breath body (Leading towards a tranquil mind) through Breath work & Pranayama (breathing techniques) for relaxation and awaking the energy body
- Practice different meditation and relaxation techniques
- Mindfulness in Yin Yoga (including concentration methods and investigation methods). We will practice several Mindfulness methods that you can easily integrate in your life and in your classes.
- Learn different Mudras and understand when to apply them.
- Relax and enjoy a beautiful Yoga Nidra session,
- Knowledge and understanding of the Yin Yoga approach
(Learn the difference between a Yin “Passive” and a Yang “Dynamic” style of Yoga)
- Modifications and Safety in Yin Yoga, including the use of props and supports
- Establishing a supportive home practice/daily sadhana
- Find your unique teaching voice: we will show and discuss different ways on how to teach.
- Creativity: we will show you how you can work with different themes, what special elements you can include to make your sessions extra special.
- Sequencing: Acquire the skill of sequencing Yin Yoga (including different body types, ages, injuries and class types) You will learn how to create a Yin class, long or short for a group, for an individual session, or for yourself.
Qigong & Energy Work
Yoga Nidra Session
“Thank you for this week. I made wonderful new colleagues and enjoyed myself more than expected. I was most surprised by how “down-to-earth” and experienced teachers were. This was a pleasant surprise and makes me feel proud to potentially teach yoga. This was an unforgettable week I will take with me and share for my life. I hope to see you again in the future.”
— Starr Cortner, USA
“Thank you for holding us this nurturing and safe space, filling us with love, acceptance, knowledge and experience.
Your approach to life and yoga (teaching) is so open and amazing. You gave us so much inspiration and motivation. That will stay with us for a long time.
— Dora suba, Ireland, October 2019
About The Teachers
About the teachers
Ilse-Marie is hosting the training together with Jane Bakx. Both are senior yoga teachers (E-RYT500 registered by Yoga Alliance). They both have been practicing and teaching Yin Yoga for many years. Jane trained directly with Bernie Clark, one of the pioneers who brought Yin Yoga to the West. Jane is an expert in anatomy and alignment and knows how to animate people to discover the human body.
Ilse-Marie did a Yin Yoga course of Bernie Clark as well and did a lot of courses/workshops /classes on (Yin)Yoga. Ilse-Marie is very passionate about Eastern philosophy and the energetic body. She studied yoga philosophy, mIndfulness, Taoist yoga, and Traditional Chinese Medicine with Qigong (TCM) and Energy Medicine.
Ilse-Marie Sobering – International Yoga and Meditation Teacher E-RYT500 – Mindfulness Coach – Energy Worker
Together with Jeroen Ruijters the Founders of Viva La Vida and an experienced E-RYT500 Yoga Teacher.
Ilse-Marie did several teacher training courses. She did several advanced courses in Ashrams in India. She is skilled in various Yoga styles and over the years has created her own style Prana Yogaby mixing various styles of Yoga. She is teaching Yin & Restorative Yoga, Vinyasa, Flow, Kundalini en Hatha Yoga. She is an experienced meditation and pranayama teacher. Furthermore she is skilled in TCM, Ayurveda , Qigong and energy work. She gives classes and courses in three languages to beginners, advanced students, seniors and children. She is organizing international retreats and courses, gives (master) classes and workshops.
Ilse has a great passion for Yoga, meditation, mindfulness and healthy nutrition. Yoga & meditation had a big impact on her own life. Ilse-Marie: “I live a lot more in the present moment, I can handle stress better and I enjoy the small things in life a lot more. Yoga is for me this still point is this fast-changing world.
I have also realized what is important to me and how I can make a positive contribution in my own way. Teaching gives me a lot of energy and I think it’s great to see what positive effect it has on people.
It is beautiful to share your knowledge with others and to do what you really love.
Jane Bakx, Yoga and Meditation Teacher E-RYT500
Jane is an E-RYT500 Yoga teacher (Yoga Alliance certified) from the Netherlands. She lived in Amsterdam for most of her life and worked as a producer in advertising. She practiced Yoga for over 15 years and has been teaching for a few years. After her two Yoga teacher training courses (both in India), she decided to leave her job in advertising and follow her heart and passion for Yoga full time. Since then, she has been teaching and traveling around the world and also organizes retreats. She mainly practices Vinyasa and Yin Yoga herself and sometimes also Ashtanga.
To Jane Yoga is all about making a connection with yourself; with your body, mind and heart. Through Yoga you learn to listen more to your body. The focus in Jane’s classes is mainly on making that connection to yourself and at the same time getting more flexible and strong.
Practical information about the Teacher Training
Yoga Alliance® 50-hour yin Yoga Teacher Training Course online
Together with Jane Bakx from Jane Bakx Yoga we are hosting this wonderful 50h Yin Yoga TTC.
The training is in English and will be held mostly live online via Zoom, but also includes practices in your own time with pre-recorded videos.
It will consist of seven 5-hour days (incl. breaks, excl. pre-recorded videos & self-study time) spread out over a period of 10 days, beginning on Friday 15 January 2021.
Flexibility regarding watching the classes
We want to be flexible with busy students who can’t make all of the set dates of the live sessions and students in different time zones. If you’re unable to take part in a live session, you may watch it later. The live online sessions will be recorded and you’ll get access to them. We do ask of the students to finish the full training within 3 weeks.
Dates July 2021
July summer school: 11 sessions from Sunday 4 July to Sunday 1 August
Live online sessions are hosted on 11 days during the month, with enough time in between to digest all the new information.
Sunday: 4 July, 18 July & 1 August – 17:00 – 22:00h CET
Tuesday + Thursday: 6, 8, 13, 15, 20 & 22 July – 19:00 – 22:00h CET
Tuesday + Thursday: 27 & 29 July – 19:00 – 21:00h CET
This is according to Central European Time (Amsterdam, Netherlands CEST (UTC +2) ) see the online time zone calculator to see the time in your location
Regular price: 695 EUR / 850 USD
Early bird deal: 595 EUR / 725 USD (until 6 June)
Price is included an extensive manual, to use during the training, and also as a guide for later reference after the TTC.
We will send you the manual in digital form.
Students from other time zones can join
The live online sessions are also suitable for students in other timezones like Canada, USA, Africa and parts of Asia.
If you are confused about what time it will be in your location, try the online time zone calculator.
Remember you can also do this training by watching the recorded sessions in your own time.rEgister for the training
A LOT OF PERSONAL CONTACT
BOTH BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER THE ONLINE TRAINING
BEFORE – PRECARE
You can talk with us over the phone, via email, whatsapp concerning any questions about the course. And before we start with the course we will have an online live video meeting with a welcome speech, introduction round and Q&A.
DURING THE COURSE
A big part of the classes will be via live online video meetings. You can ask direct questions, chat and interact. Furthermore, you will have one teacher as a personal mentor. You can always have a personal chat with your mentor via the phone or WhatsApp.
At the end of the training we will have an online live meeting for feedback and Q&A. You can always ask the teacher’s additional questions after the training.
We have very supportive groups. From experience we can say that there is a lot of interaction and sharing between the students after the course.
Included & how to book
This course is including
- In-depth Yoga Teacher Training
- 50-hour Yoga Alliance certification
- Comprehensive digital manual/workbook. Our in-depth training manual is an exceptional learning and reference tool for both during and after your training.
- A special Whatsapp group where we share valuable information
- A good foundation of Yin Yoga
- Yin Yoga practices.
- Meditation, theory, talks, and exercises.
- Qigong session & energy work
- Yoga Nidra Session
Price for the training
Price: 695 EUR
Price is included an extensive digital manual/workbook, to use during the training, but also as a guide for later reference after the TTC.
REGISTER FOR THE TRAINING
Book this training
Please send me an email (Ilse firstname.lastname@example.org) or book directly via this link
Live online sessions will be hosted via Zoom. It’s an easy setup, so no worries if you are not super technical. And we are always happy to help you if needed.
Don’t worry if you don’t have props at home. We can be creative. You can use a rolled-up or folded towel or small blanket, pillow or cushion, books and a belt (a soft belt from a bathrobe works perfectly).Register for the training
Why book with us?
Why choose this 50h Online Yin Yoga TTC?
There are a lot of online Yoga teacher training courses on the market. You should choose one that feels good.
We have done several teacher courses in the past and we have learned what we find important in a course.
We are down to earth yogis that will offer you a professional comprehensive course that we have created with a lot of passion. We have learned so much that we would like to share with you.
You will find a lot of online teacher training courses that accept huge groups of students and that gives little personal attention.
We have chosen to work with smaller groups.
Although it is online this will still keep it personal. Especially if you are attending the live online sessions this creates a nice and intimate setting, were people can feel save.
Working with small groups gives us the opportunity to give you enough attention and personal feedback.
All students will have a personal coach (one of the teachers) that will help you on your personal journey.
This is what our students say about our courses
“This has been one of the best weeks of my life!!
Ilse and Jane have a wonderful energy! They both radiate an incredible amount of love and passion, which fills you up with energy and inspiration.
During the training I have grown as a person. I learned about myself and gained the confidence and knowledge that I needed to start teaching my own classes.
I am immensely grateful for this experience, for the amount of useful information I learned, for the beautiful people I met, and, especially, for the teachers, Ilse and Jane, who made all this possible. I love you so much! Thank you!!”
I feel deeply inspired
“Thank you so much for this very special week!
I thought it was very special, that you really try to share everything you know and don’t hold back in order to make everyone the best teacher they can be.
I feel deeply inspired. One of the many things I learned is that breathing in is also called INSPIRATION!
— Annette rieger, Belgium, October 2019
Viva La Vida Yoga Teacher Training:
✓ Acknowledged CEP by Yoga Alliance®
✓ 2 experienced Yoga Teachers & specialized guest teachers
✓ Small groups & personal attention
✓ Tools to Change Your Life
✓ 2 Extra Workshops & Activities
✓ Comprehensive Digital Manual /Workbook
✓ A special FB/Whatsapp group where we share valuable information
REGISTER FOR THE TRAINING
Frequently asked questions
It is advisable that you have experience with Yoga for at least 6 months.
You need to be in good health both physically and mentally. Injuries can be accommodated.
Please email us if you are not sure about your physical or mental abilities: email@example.com
For who is this course?
Do you want to deepen your Yin Yoga practice?
This course is suitable for those wanting to deepen their understanding and discover the deep healing power of Yin Yoga – whether or not as a Yoga teacher.
For teachers and non-teachers alike–this experience is a beautiful journey on your path to greater self-awareness and understanding.
For those on the path of a teacher – this course will prepare you to teach and practice safely, successfully, and compassionately.
Gain the ability to guide yourself and others through this healing and restorative practice.
This training is for:
- Yoga practitioners who want to learn about Yin Yoga – how to practice it and teach it
- Qualified Yoga teachers who want to learn Yin Yoga to expand their scope of teaching
- Yoga Alliance RYT-200/500 Teachers who are looking for Yoga Alliance CEU hours
- Yoga studios and Yoga school owners who want to add value to the classes they offer to their clients
- Yoga Alliance International registered Teachers who have their 300 Hour Yoga Training and want to continue building their hours (eg. 300 Hour + 50 Hour = 350 Hours with Yoga Alliance International)
- Body Workers or Healers intending to use the knowledge to deepen one’s own understanding and practice
If you are a Yoga teacher already you will be able to teach Yin Yoga after this course.
We suggest you read the Complete Guide to Yin Yoga (The Philosophy and Practice of Yin Yoga)- Bernie Clark
Yoga Alliance® 50 hour – International Recognized Certification for Continuous Education
Our 50 hour online Yoga teacher training course is registered with Yoga Alliance® USA. This is an international body which sets international standards for Yoga Teacher Training Programs. Our course is recognized by Yoga Alliance as 50 Hour of continuing training for Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT).
Upon completion of this yoga teacher training, students will receive a certificate from Viva La Vida Lifestyle for 50 hours of Yin yoga training. During this Covid-19 situation (until 30 Sept 2020) all online (non-contact) hours will be counted as contact hours. When you are a registered Yoga Teacher you can add the 50 hours to your total hours.
Our program is approved by Yoga Alliance®.
Certification with Yoga Alliance:
Our Yin Yoga course is recognized by Yoga Alliance as 50 Hour of continuing training for Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT). When you are a registered Yoga Teacher you can add the 50 hours to your total hours.
You can use our certificate when you are a Yoga Alliance RYT-200 or RYT-300/RYT-500 Registered Teacher. It counts for 50-hour CEU with Yoga Alliance
Are you interested in joining us?
Would you like to join our Yin Yoga Teacher Training course?
But you would like to have some more information?
You can always contact the lead teacher Ilse-Marie Sobering via WhatsApp (see button on this page right) or via Telephone: +34 622 390 649 (Ilse-Marie).
You can also send us an email via firstname.lastname@example.org or leave us a message via the form below
Jane & Ilse