Yoga teacher training

Anatomy & Yin Yoga Teacher Training (200 hours YA certified)
Based on the teachings of Paul Grilley 

Deepen your Yin practice, enrich your knowledge on (energetic) anatomy and experience the energetic and emotional aspects of Yin Yoga with the Anatomy & Yin Yoga Teacher Training.


Do you want to share your passion for Yin Yoga?

Master the practical applicability of (energetic) anatomy to personalise the yin practice, broaden your understanding of Yin yoga (both physically, energetically and emotionally), help you to find your voice, your confidence and learn how to share your love of Yin yoga! Completing José’s program gives you the opportunity to teach, adjust and practice Yin yoga in personalized, safe and inspiring way.

From day one José will guide you in deepening your practice and encourages your skills to become a confident and creative teacher. To become a source of inspiration begins with your own personal yoga practice, both on and off the mat. Yoga is not just physical, but a practice of the heart, mind and spirit. Be prepared to discover your mental and physical tendencies through this journey.

José offers the 200 hours Yin & Anatomy Teacher Training spread out over 18 months. After the first 100 hours, you will have half a year to practice and apply what you have learned in the first half of the training, in order to prepare for the second half of the training. Taking time to complete this training will ensure you to get enough practice time in teaching, adjusting and making the teachings your own.   


Let’s discover together the healing benefits of Yin yoga!


José’s Yin yoga program (est. 2015) is one of the Netherlands top teacher training for yin yoga. José sets a standard for quality in training and with result: her graduates are confident, creative and are able to adapt and personalise the practice to the student’s needs.

What will you learn?
-   Awareness on how to see and respond to people, their bodies, and their potential.
-   Practical strategies based on anatomy and meridian theory which allows you to let your students practice in a personalised manner and allows you to deepen your own practice and understanding.
-   A deep understanding of how the body functions physically and energetically: bones, muscles, fascia, joints, movements, organs and connective tissue, chi, meridians, meridian pathways and 5 element theory.
-   Understanding of what various poses (20 lower body yin poses and 15 upper body yin poses) can do for the body and the energetic balance.
-   How to intelligently sequence and teach safe, personalised and creative yoga classes that are inspirational.
-   How to use props and give personalised adjustments - with your acquired (energetic) anatomy knowledge as its foundation - in order for your students to get a beneficial yin practice without unnecessary pain nor injuries.
-   Pranayama techniques to deepen or enhance the healing effects of the Yin practice and to feel and guide the chi flow.
-   How to be in the moment and how to observe without action or reaction by practicing meditation; which supports your Yin practice. The experimenting and reflecting on both your personal meditation and yoga practice is continuously encouraged.
-   Necessary understanding of the Chinese Medicine, Taoism and Yoga Sutras, to teach your classes on a heart-mind level. 

Content of Part 1 (100 hours):
The first part focuses mainly on the physical aspects (movements, skeleton and muscles) of the Yin practice, and gives you a solid foundation to teach and adjust the 20 lower body yin yoga poses in a safe and personalised manner.


- Daily meditation, pranayama (6 techniques) and Yin yoga practice (20 lower body poses).

- Personal development.

- Theory and Practice in Anatomy and physiology: studying bones, joints & movements; muscles, muscle groups and fascia of the hips, legs and torso.

- Learning how to assess the anatomical differences between people and how to apply that in the Yin Yoga practice.

- Learning how to strengthen and stimulate the body in a healthy manner.

- Practice in teaching and adjusting the 20 lower body poses.

- Practice in usage of props.

- Training to teach safe and personalized Yin yoga classes.

- Learning to sequence.

- Basic principles of Taoism and Chinese medicine.

Content of Part 2 (100 hours):
The second part focuses mainly on the energetic, emotional and healing aspects (meridians, chi, organs & emotions) of the Yin practice, and allows you to teach and adjust the 15 upper body yin yoga poses in a safe and in-depth manner.

- Extensive study of Chinese medicine & 5 Element Theory
- Study of the necessary Sutras.
- Theory and Practice in Anatomy and physiology: studying the upper part of the body (muscles of the arms      & shoulders), reviewing of the lower part of the body (hips, legs, torso) and an in-depth study of connective    tissue, fascia and organs to understand the energetic anatomy of chi and meridians.
- Theory and Practice in Energetic Anatomy: studying meridians, meridian pathways and their connection to    the organs and elements (water, wood, fire, earth, metal).
- Understanding of energetic anatomy and a healthy functioning of the body and mind.
- Learning to recognize various forms of Chi - physical, mental and emotional reactions - and the ability to        determine if they are in balance.  
- Learning how to use the 35 Yin Yoga poses to balance any blockage, excess or deficiency of Chi in the          meridian pathway.
- Daily meditation, pranayama (6 more techniques) and Yin yoga practice (15 upper body poses).
- Personal development.
- Practice in teaching and adjusting the 15 upper body poses.
- Practice in usage of props.
- Training to teach safe, personal and in-depth Yin yoga classes.
- Learning to sequence.




José de Haan - de Groot is leading this training. José is an 500 E-RYT (experienced and registered) yoga teacher. José has taught in the last 13 years and has trained hundreds of yoga teachers. In addition, guest teachers have been invited to share their specialism.

Suitability and requirements:

The training is open to everyone. For admission, you must have practiced Yin yoga regularly for at least six months; a weekly 90-minute Yin yoga class to come to a total of 36 hours. Within these six months you have to, if possible, at least have practiced 6 classes with experienced Yin yoga teachers. 

Online classes are not included, unless there is no other option (please discuss the options with José).

Apart from taking regular classes, we advise you to take José’s online classesmaster classesYin & Reiki workshops and/or participate in a Yin Yoga & Reiki retreat, to prepare for the training. 


Before and during the program, you should take into account the additional time to be dedicated to self-study.

-          Homework assignments
-          Attending/observing Yin yoga classes
-          Creating and maintaining your own Yin yoga and meditation practice
-          Practicing teaching (individually and in groups)
-          Reading/studying the given material



The reader is in English, as is the case for the material requirements (see for specification each listed training individually).
Depending on the participating students, the training will be given in English, Spanish or Dutch.


José offers sufficient contact training hours and asks serious commitment from students. Upon successful completion of the program, you can register with Yoga Alliance as a RYT 200 (internationally recognised Yoga Teacher certificate).


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