Teacher Training: Anatomy & Yin Yoga Teacher Training part 1 (100 hour), Yoga Moves, Utrecht


27-03-2017 - 29-10-2017


Early Bird price: €1060,-  (registration and payment until January 27th 2017)

Regular price:    €1210,-  (registration and payment after January 27th 2017)


* 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
Tel: +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 1 (100 hours)
Based on the teachings of Paul Grilley 


Enrich, enhance and deepen your knowledge and Yin yoga practice with the Anatomy & Yin Yoga Teacher Training Part 1, at "Yoga Moves" in Utrecht. - Also great for yoga teachers.


This 100-hour Anatomy & Yin Yoga Teacher Training Part 1, is part of the 200-hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training (recognised by Yoga Alliance -YA).


During the 200-hour teacher training you will learn and experience the healing benefits of Yin yoga on a physical, emotional and mental level. Besides deepening your own Yin yoga practice and personal development, on finishing part one of the training, you will be ready to teach safe Yin yoga classes. In addition, you will be introduced to the basic principles of Taoism and Chinese Medicine.


The intensive study of anatomy and physiology, along with extensive practical exercises with fellow students, will reveal the uniqueness of the human body and the different ranges of movement of every individual. 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 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 classes, master classes or participate in a Yin Yoga & Reiki retreat, to prepare for the training. In addition you can also take the introduction workshop with Jasmijn.  

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


Before and during the program, you should take into account additional time to be dedicated to self-study: homework assignments, attending/observing Yin yoga classes, creating and maintaining your own Yin yoga practice, practicing teaching (individually and in groups) and 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.

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 (ENG/NL)

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 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:               Monday 27 March until Sunday 2 April 2017: 09:00H - 16:30H
2nd weekend:    Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 April 2017: 09:00H - 16:30H
3rd weekend:     Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 July 2017: 09:00H - 16:30H
4th weekend:     Friday 27 until Sunday 29 October 2017: 09:00H - 16:30H

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.