80-hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training (PA)

A Journey into a Silent PracticeMarch 7 – June 21, 2020 (5 weekends)
Metta Yoga and Wellness Sanctuary in Green Lane (PA)

March 7 – June 21, 2020

5 weekends


with Marije E. Paternotte (E-RYT 500)
at Metta Yoga and Wellness Sanctuary in Green Lane (PA)

You are invited on a journey into silence. In this Yin Yoga Teacher Training of 80 hours you will learn and explore the basic principles of the Taoist practice of Yin Yoga, Pranayama and Mindfulness Meditation.

This training will allow you to teach this practice with confidence. Ample time will be dedicated to the art of teaching, based on a solid and effective teaching methodology. Marije is a long-time student of Sarah Powers. This training is based on what she has learned from Sarah, Paul Grilley, and Bernie Clark, and her own experience as a dedicated practitioner and teacher trainer.

Students who do not wish to teach but simply want to deepen their practice and understanding of Yin Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation are equally welcome in the training.


Yin Yoga Teacher Training

Program outline

  • Extensive practice of Yin Yoga, Pranayama and Mindfulness Meditation, and some additional Yang Yoga;
  • An in-depth exploration of what Yin Yoga is;
  • Understanding the difference between Yin and Yang;
  • Basic anatomy and physiology, and learning how every body is unique;
  • Posture clinic: understanding the Yin Yoga postures, learning to work with props and modifications, and how to assist students;
  • The physical, emotional and mental benefits and effects of Yin Yoga;
  • Basic principles of Chinese Medicine, the Meridian theory, and the energy body;
  • Basic principles of Mindfulness Meditation and Buddhism;
  • Retreat Day
  • Practice in teaching Yin Yoga;
  • Self study.

Yin Yoga Teacher Training

Dates & program hours

The Physical Body

Weekend 1:
March 7 and 8, 2020
9:30 am – 6:00 pm (with an hour lunch break)

Weekend 2:
April 4 and 5, 2020
9:30 am – 6:00 pm (with an hour lunch break)

The Energy Body

Weekend 3:
May 16 and 17, 2020
9:30 am – 6:00 pm (with an hour lunch break)

Weekend 4:
June 6 and 7, 2020
9:30 am – 6:00 pm (with an hour lunch break)

The Mind

Weekend 5:
June 20 and 21, 2020
9:30 am – 6:00 pm (with an hour lunch break)

Please note: In order to receive certification, your attendance for the full training is required. If training time is missed, you will be required to schedule privates with Marije outside of regular training hours, which will incur an extra cost. This will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Extra hours

The onsite-training will consist of 75 contact hours. Students will be required to complete additional hours of self-study (as per further instructions), practice, and read the required reading material. Expect to dedicate additional hours during the training to take classes, and to prepare for practice teaching and the final exam.

Continuing Education

For Yoga Alliance registered yoga teachers this program is eligible for 80 hours of Continuing Education. Continuing Education is required to maintain your status as a Registered Yoga Teacher.


Requirements for this 80-hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training:

  • At least 6 months of weekly Yin Yoga practice prior to the program;
  • At least 2 years of weekly practice of Hatha or Vinyasa yoga prior to the program;
  • A 200-hour Yoga teacher training certification is not required but recommended;
  • A willingness to practice and be present as a dedicated student;
  • Self-study (as per further instructions) in addition to training hours.

Required reading:

  • Book: Insight Yoga by Sarah Powers;
  • Book: Yin Yoga principles & practice by Paul Grilley;
  • Book: Mindfulness in Plain English by Bhante Gunuratana.

Additional recommended reading/watching (not required):

  • Book: The complete guide to Yin Yoga by Bernie Clark;
  • Book: Loving kindness by Sharon Salzberg;
  • Book: The Key Muscles of Hatha Yoga by Ray Long;
  • DVD: Insight Yoga by Sarah Powers;
  • DVD: Yin Yoga by Paul Grilley.


Tuition for the full training: USD 1450

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL till December 21, 2019: USD 1,250 

About the studio

Metta Yoga and Wellness Sanctuary’s mission is to provide a welcoming and safe space for teachers to learn and recharge.  The sanctuary provides the space and energy to  allow connections to other teachers in an experiential learning environment.

Nestled in a wooden corner of the family farm with beautiful indoor space,  private entrance, and connection to outdoor sanctuary included woods, creek, covered deck, and fire pit, there is room to unwind and connect to each other and your higher purpose.

Located at 1050 Reihman Road in Green Lane (PA), the sanctuary is within walking distance to miles of hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails that are part of the beautiful secluded Montgomery County Park system.  Kayaking, boating, and paddle boarding are available at the nearby lake as well as other outdoor activities.


If you wish to join this Yin Yoga Teacher Training please apply through the link here below.


Participation is only confirmed after acceptance of your application and receipt of full payment of the tuition. The program is limited to 14 students, to ensure an intimate, safe and spacious learning environment.


I understand that deciding on a Yin Yoga Teacher Training is a big decision. You may have questions about this training. Or you simply would like to get to know me a little bit before you apply. I’d be happy to talk with you, or answer your questions by email.

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