Anatomy & Yin Yoga Teacher Training part 1 (100 hour), Mandiram Yoga, Barcelona


11-08-2018 - 18-11-2018


Deposit: € 300,- (this amount will be deducted from either the early bird or regular price) 
Early Bird price:
 €1060,-  (registration and payment before April 11th 2018)
Regular price:    €1210,-  (registration and payment after April 11th 2018)

* There are 24 spots available! 

* Full payment is required to ensure your place. Registration is confirmed when your transfer is complete. 


* Above prices exclude the required material and manual (€30)

The manual can be purchased when the training starts (payment in cash).

The remaining material can be purchased online.




Escuela de Yoga Mandiram 
POBLENOU (google maps)
Roc Boronat, 114
08018 Barcelona Tel. 93 015 35 37


Information and

If you meet the below requirements, you can register for this course at Mandiram ( ). You will be sent an application form. 

In case of doubt, please contact José directly at: [email protected]

You can also sign up  immediately for the full 200-hour training, part 1 & 2 together. For more information, see the application form.

Anatomy & Yin Yoga Teacher Training Part 1 (100 hours)
Based on the teachings of Paul Grilley 


Enrich, enhance and deepen your knowledge and Yin yoga practice with the 200-hour Anatomy & Yin Yoga Teacher Training (recognised by Yoga Alliance -YA), at "Mandiram"  in Barcelona. - Also great for yoga teachers.


During the 200-hour teacher training you will learn and experience the healing benefits of Yin yoga on a physical, emotional and mental level.

The teacher training consists of two training blocks of 100 hours; part 1 and 2. In part 1 of the training you deepen your own Yin yoga practice and personal development. You will also be introduced to the basic principles of Taoism and Chinese Medicine. And lastly, on finishing part 1, you will be ready to teach safe Yin yoga classes. 


Due to the intensive study of anatomy and physiology, along with extensive practical exercises with fellow students, the uniqueness of the human body and the different ranges of movement of every individual will be revealed. Range of movement may be due to stiffness of the body tissues, or be caused by skeletal compression, which is determined by the shape of your bones. You will discover in part 1 how both causes will influence the way you perform yoga poses, and the way you teach. Such understanding, enables you to practice and teach the poses in a personal, conscious and functional way, and striving for the ideal “picture” of a yoga pose is no longer important. In this way, not only do you enhance your anatomical knowledge theoretically, but practically it will also provide space for creativity, as well as infinite possibilities in guiding your (future) students.


Furthermore, you will also study the muscles and fascia of the hips, torso and legs. Focusing on these muscle groups is a guideline for the analysis and practice of 20 Yin postures. By studying the bones and joints of the skeleton and their corresponding joint movements, you will also learn how to strengthen and stimulate the different connective tissue types in a healthy manner.

During the training there will be a daily Yin yoga practice, as well as extensive experimenting  with teaching, sequencing, adjusting and the usage of props.


Part 1 focuses mainly on the physical aspect of the practice, providing a strong and solid foundation for teaching and adjusting Yin yoga poses. In Part 2, the second half of the training, gives greater emphasis to the subtle aspects (energetic, emotional and mental) of a Yin yoga practice.


During both parts of the 200 hour training, experimenting and reflecting on both your personal Yin yoga and meditation practice will be continuously encouraged. The progress of your practice will be supported with guidance.

TeacherJosé de Haan - de Groot 

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 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 classes or participate in a Yin Yoga & Reiki retreat, to prepare for the training. In addition you can also take classes with Amanda Dawn Blackley



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 


Required material:

Read books one and two (focus on bones, joints and their movements, thigh and torso muscles), and watch the DVD before the start of the training. This material already provides an anatomical basis. Books 3 and 4 will be read during the training. The manual can be purchased when the training starts. 

Manual: "Anatomy & Yin Yoga Teacher Training Part 1" - Jose de Haan - de Groot
Book 1:   "The Key Muscles of Yoga" - Ray Long

Book 2:   "Anatomy of Movement" - Blandine Calais – Germain

Book 3:   "The complete guide to Yin Yoga" - Bernie Clark

Book 4:   "True Meditation" – Adyashanti

DVD:       "Anatomy for Yoga" - Paul Grilley

Recommended material (optional):

DVD:       "Yin Yoga DVD" - Paul Grilley

Book:      "Yin Yoga Outline of a quiet practice" - Paul Grilley

Book:      "Thieme Atlas of anatomy general anatomy and musculoskeletal system)" –
                Michael Schuenke, Erik Schulte, Udo Schumacher

The manual is in English, as is the case for the aforementioned material requirements.
Depending on the participating students, the training will be given in English or Spanish.

Dates and schedule:
First Part:

7 days:            Saturday 11th till Saturday 18th of August 2018: 09:30 - 17:00
4 days:            Wednesday 22nd till Saturday 25th of August 2018: 09:30 - 17:00 
3 days:            Friday 16th till Sunday 18th of November 2018: 09:30 - 17:00 

* Students are free on 15th, 19th, 20th and 21st of August 2018 

Second Part:
7 days:           Saturday 17th till Saturday 24th of August 2019: 09:30 - 17:00 
4 days:           Wednesday 28th till Saturday 31st of August 2019: 09:30 - 17:00 
3 days:           Friday 22nd till Sunday 24th of November 2019: 09:30 - 17:00

* Students are free on 21st, 25th, 26th and 27th of August 2019


After successfully completing the training you will receive a 100-hour certification for the Anatomy & Yin Yoga Teacher Training Part 1.

This 100-hour training is part of the 200-hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training offered by José. This training is certified by Yoga Alliance. 

When you have successfully completed both part 1 and 2, you can register with Yoga Alliance. You can only sign up for Part 2, when you have completed Part 1 with good results.