Anatomy & Yin Yoga Teacher Training part 2 (100 hour), Yoga Moves, Utrecht


26-05-2018 - 04-11-2018


Early Bird price: €1060,-  (registration and payment until January 26th 2018)

Regular price:    €1210,-  (registration and payment after January 26th 2018)


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


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

* Books can be ordered at Yoga Moves


* The reader can be purchased when the training starts (payment in cash

The remaining material can be purchased online




Yoga Moves b.v.
St. Janshovenstraat 1
Telefoon: +31 30 2679478

Information and

If you meet the below requirements, you can register for this course at Yoga Moves via [email protected] or via their website. You will be sent an application form. 


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

Anatomy & Yin Yoga Teacher Training Part 2 (100 hours)
Based on the teachings of Paul Grilley 


Immerse yourself in the energetic and emotional aspects of Yin Yoga in Part 2 of the Anatomy & Yin Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga Moves” in Utrecht (part of the 200-hour Yin Yoga training, (certified by Yoga Alliance -YA).


During the 200-hour teacher training you will learn and experience the healing benefits of Yin yoga at a physical, emotional and mental level. Part 1 (100 hours) focused mainly on the physical aspects (movements, skeleton and muscles) of the practice, which provides a solid foundation for teaching and adjusting Yin yoga poses. In continuation to that knowledge, in Part 2 (100 hours) you will learn and experiment with the energetic, emotional and healing benefits of Yin Yoga.


As an in-depth exploration of Chinese Medicine, in Part 2 you will study the meridian pathways and their connection to the organs and the elements (water, wood, fire, earth, metal), providing insight into the energetic structure and healthy functioning of the body and mind. In addition, you will learn to recognise various forms of Chi, emotional, physical and mental reactions, - and determine whether they are in balance. The practice will allow you to balance any blockage, excess or deficiency of Chi in the meridian, from within the Yin yoga poses. 

Besides exploring the energetic anatomy (meridians and Chi), you will study the connective tissues and organs. This anatomical knowledge provides a deeper understanding to explain Chi and the meridians; as well as the important energetic and emotional effects they may have on your (future) students.

As well as revising the muscles of the thigh and torso, in Part 2 you will also learn the muscles of the upper body. This newly obtained energetic and anatomical knowledge will be applied to the 20 Yin poses analysed in Part 1, and the 15 new Yin poses that you will examine in Part 2.

In addition to a daily yin yoga and meditation practice, you will also have extensive practical experience of teaching, sequencing, adjusting and the usage of props. On completion of Part 2 you will be able to teach safe, personal and in-depth Yin yoga classes. This new knowledge of meridians, chi and Chinese Medicine will also deepen your individual Yin yoga practice, and personal development.


Part 2 encourages continuous experimentation and reflection in both your personal Yin yoga and meditation practice, with on-going guidance and support of your personal progress and practice. Furthermore, you will study parts of the Yoga Sutras. 


TeacherJosé de Haan - de Groot 


Suitability and requirements:

-         The training is open to those who have successfully completed Part 1 one of the training.

-         Yin yoga teachers, who have done their teacher training elsewhere. Please let José know what experience you have via email.

-         For admission, you must have practiced Yin yoga regularly for at least 12 months; a weekly 90-minute Yin yoga class, a total of 72 hours. Within these twelve months you have to at least have practiced 12 classes with experienced Yin yoga teachers. The 36 hours you have practiced for Part 1 can be used to get to a total of 72 hours. Any difficulties with the amount of hours, please discuss the options with José.

-        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 specific online meridian orientated classes and/or master classes, or participate in a Yin Yoga & Reiki retreat and/or workshop that focusses on Chinese Medicine. In addition you can also take classes or workshops with the faculty guest teachers.

For a list of experienced Yin yoga teachers contact Yoga Moves ([email protected]).


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



For the Tutorial Specification, contact Yoga Moves ([email protected]).


Required material: 

Read books 1 & 2 before the start of the training. This material already provides both an energetic/anatomical basis (Chi/Meridians). Book 3 will be read during the training. Parts of books 1, 2 and 3 from Part 1 will be read during the Part 2 training.


Book 1:   "Insight Yoga" – Sarah Powers 
Book 2:   "Yin Yoga principles & practice" - Paul Grilley

Book 3:   "The yin yoga kit"- Biff Mithoefer  

Books of Part 1:
* 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


Recommended material (optional):

Book:   "Thieme atlas of anatomy (neck and internal organ)" – Michael Schuenke, Erik
            Schulte, Udo Schumacher
DVD:    "Chakra Theory and Meditation" - Paul Grilley 
Book:   "Theories of the chakras : bridge to higher consciousness" - Hiroshi Motoyama
Book:   "Awakening of the chakras and emancipation" - Hiroshi Motoyama 
Book:   "Eastern Body Western Mind" – Anodea Judith


The reader 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 Dutch.


Dates and schedule:

7 Days:             Saturday 26th May until Saturday 2nd June 2018: 09:00 - 16:30  
                           Free day on Wednesday 30th May 2018
1st weekend:   Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th June 2018: 09:00 - 16:30 
2nd weekend:  Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th September 2018: 09:00 - 16:30  
3rd weekend:   Friday 2nd until Sunday 4th November 2018: 09:00 - 16:30  

After successfully completing Part 1 & 2 of the teacher training – each is 100-hours- you will receive a 200-hour certification for the Anatomy & Yin Yoga Teacher Training offered by José. This training is certified by Yoga Alliance. You now can register with Yoga Alliance