50-hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training

Diving into the BodyMarch 22 – May 5, 2024
4 weekends

March 22 – May 5, 2024

4 weekends

at Karma Barre and Yoga, Spring Lake Heights (NJ)


with Marije E. Paternotte

You are invited to dive deep into your body. The practice of Yin Yoga has a profound effect on our physical, mental and energetic body, yet is often misunderstood and underestimated by practitioners and yoga teachers alike. In this Yin Yoga Teacher Training you will learn and explore the basic principles of Yin Yoga and how to teach this practice effectively and safely.

Marije is an experienced Insight Yoga teacher, endorsed by Sarah and Ty Powers’ Insight Yoga Institute. 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 Teacher Training

Program outline

  • Extensive practice of Yin Yoga, 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 and the Meridian theory;
  • Practice in teaching Yin Yoga;
  • Self study.

Yin Yoga Teacher Training

Dates & program hours



  • Friday: 6:30 – 9:00 pm
  • Saturday: 1:00 – 6:00 pm
  • Sunday: 12:30 – 3:30 pm

Weekend Dates


  • March 22 – 24, 2024
  • April 5 -7
  • April 19 – 21
  • May 3 – 5

Extra hours

This training includes 42 contact hours. A minimum of 8 additional hours of self-study and practice is required.

Additional trainings available
  • Module 2: Engaging the Energy Body (20 hours), fall dates TBA
  • Module 3: Settling into Stillness (15 hours), winter dates TBA
Yoga Alliance Continuing Education

Yoga Alliance Registered yoga teachers can receive 50 hours of Continuing Education Credits for completing this 50-hour training.


Requirements for this 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 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.

Required reading:

  • Book: Insight Yoga by Sarah Powers;
  • Book: Yin Yoga principles & practice by Paul Grilley;

Recommended reading:

  • Book: The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga: The Philosophy and Practice of Yin Yoga by Bernie Clark;
  • Book: Mindfulness in Plain English by Bhante Gunuratana.

Additional recommended watching:

  • DVD: Insight Yoga by Sarah Powers;
  • DVD: Yin Yoga by Paul Grilley.


Tuition for the full training: USD 1,100


Karma Barre and Yoga

2405 Route 71

Spring Lake Heights, NJ 07762


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

Registration is open till March 20, 2024.


Participation is only confirmed after acceptance of your application and receipt of full payment of the tuition. The program is limited to 24 students, to ensure an intimate, safe and spacious learning environment. The program requires a minimum of 8 participants.


I understand you may have questions about this Teacher Training. 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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