Yin Yoga and Anatomy



Yin Therapy in collaboration with Golden Yogi Auckland, Yoga Centre for Higher Self & Flying Masters

Venue Name

Auckland, Wellington, Melbourne, Gold Coast

Venue Address

Auckland, Wellington, Melbourne, Gold Coast

Date(s) and Time(s)

Module I

19 – 24 February 2017  (Auckland)

20 – 25 March 2017       (Melbourne)

13 – 18 July 2017          (Gold Coast)

1 – 6 August 2017          (Wellington)


Module II

27 Feb – 4 March 2017 (Auckland)

27 March – 1 April 2017 (Melbourne)

9 – 14 August 2017        (Wellington)


Module III

23 – 28 October 2017    (Auckland)

Training Cost

Training Description

Yin Therapy’s Yoga Alliance certified course comprises of four 50 hour modules focusing on various key aspects:

– asana practice  – yoga anatomy – fascia research – yoga philosophy – chakra & meridian theory – pranayama, meditation – ethics – teaching methods

Yin Therapy’s course shares ancient yogic knowledge combined with the most recent scientific research.

Your journey will begin on the physical level with asana practice and anatomy (modules I + II). You will learn the foundation of hatha yoga’s profound passive practice – Yin Yoga. Together with Yin Therapy’s simple and effective analysing system, these comprehensive asana and anatomy modules will give you all the skills necessary to be a highly qualified, professional and confident yoga instructor for teaching both yin and yang style yoga classes.

In modules III & IV the focus changes as you explore yin yoga as a powerful meditation and energy practice. You will not only gain theoretical knowledge of chakra and meridian work, you will learn how to feel and direct the subtle sensations of chi flow so you can teach others from a place of experience. On being able to refine your own practice, your knowledge will go beyond the theory and your teaching will come from a place of authenticity.

Yin Therapy’s teaching is from the heart, rather then the head.

As the course nears completion, you will enter into the world of yoga philosophy. You will encounter the immense depth of yoga practice and the goal of yoga.

Yin Therapy believes the most effective way to learn is with joy and trust, and therefore it is important for them to create an atmosphere of lightness, fun and community. In saying that, there are also times of deep intense studying while also creating a nurturing and safe environment to allow you to fully experience the intense mental, emotional and physical affects of this profound practice.

Markus and Karin currently offer their Yin Therapy 200hr Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training and workshops throughout Germany, in Switzerland, Austria, Australia and New Zealand.

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Yin Therapy co-founders and international yoga teachers Markus Henning Giess and Karin Michelle Sang are certified yoga teachers from Power Yoga founder Bryan Kest and their Yin Yoga teachers and mentors Paul & Suzee Grilley, with whom Markus also assists on their trainings. They have also completed workshops with such teachers as Manju Jois, Clive Sheridan, Mark Whitwell, Lance Schuler, Rita Keller.

Originally professional dancers, they combine over 30 years of teaching experience and more than 10,000 hours of training in dance, performance, bodywork, traditional Thai massage, Reiki and meditation to offer their Yin Therapy 200hr Yoga Alliance Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training.

Markus is recognized by his students for his humorous, inspiring, and undogmatic style of teaching and for making yoga anatomy enjoyable and understandable. “A trainer with deep knowledge and inner wisdom”. Karin’s style of teaching is authentic, calming and personal, creating a nurturing and safe space for the students to surrender into themselves.  She focuses on discovering the meditative aspect of yoga through melding the breath with the asanas, with a strong emphasis on respecting the unique anatomical, emotional and physical states of the student.