Yin Yoga and Mindfulness Immersion & Teacher Training Elective

Softening into StillnessFeb. 25 – June 5, 2022
5 weekends - online

February 25 – June 5, 2022

5 weekends – online


with Marije E. Paternotte

You are invited to soften into stillness. In this Yin Yoga and Mindfulness Immersion (with Teacher Training elective) you will learn and explore the basic principles of Yin Yoga, Pranayama and Mindfulness Meditation.

This Immersion will allow you to dive deep into the still practices of Yin Yoga and Mindfulness. For those who choose so, there is the option to learn how to teach with confidence and from the heart, based on a solid and effective teaching methodology.

Marije has completed the curriculum of Sarah Powers’ Insight Yoga institute, and continues to study with her. This training is based on what Marije has learned during her many years of studying with renowned teachers, and her own experience as a dedicated practitioner.


Yin Yoga and Mindfulness Immersion & Teacher Training Elective

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 (elective);
  • Self study.

Yin Yoga and Mindfulness Immersion & Teacher Training Elective

Dates & program hours



Friday: 6:00 – 8:30 pm EST
Saturday and Sunday: 7:00 am – 1:00 pm EST


For students residing in Europe a recording of the Friday night sessions will be made available.


Weekend Dates


The Physical Body

1: February 25 – 27, 2022
2: March 25 – 27, 2022

The Energy Body

3: April 29 – May 1, 2022
4: May 20 – 22, 2022

The Mind

5: June 3 – 5, 2022

Please note: All sessions will be offered live-stream through Zoom. With the exception for the Friday night sessions (to accommodate those in a different time zone) no recordings will be made available. In order to receive a teaching certification, attendance for the full training is required.

Extra hours

The Immersion will consist of 72.5 contact hours. Those students who elect to complete the Immersion as a Teacher Training will be given additional hours of self-study and practice, and need to complete the required reading material.


Requirements for this Immersion:

  • 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 for those who wish to teach Yin Yoga;
  • A willingness to practice and be present as a dedicated student;
  • Self-study (as per further instructions) in addition to training hours.

Recommended reading (required for the Teacher Training elective):

  • 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


If you wish to join this Yin Yoga and Mindfulness Immersion & Teacher Training Elective please apply through the link here below.

Registration is open till February 11, 2022.


Participation is only confirmed after acceptance of your application and receipt of full payment of the tuition. The program is limited to 20 students, to ensure an intimate, safe and spacious learning environment. The program requires a minimum of 6 participants.


I understand you may have questions about this Immersion or Teacher Training elective. Or you simply would like to get to know me a little bit before you apply. I’d be happy to talk, or answer your questions by email.

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