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50-Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training

September 16-20, 2024
Monday-Friday 9:00 – 14:00



Your essential guide to skillfully teach yin yoga classes

Begin your transformative journey with our 50-hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Erika.

Our comprehensive curriculum is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to elevate your Yin Yoga practice and teach students of all levels. Learn the principles of Yin Yoga, explore beginner and advanced poses, and discover how to guide your students in a safe and systematic manner, ensuring their comfort and well-being throughout the practice. This training offers 20 hours of self and group study, allowing you to deepen your understanding of Yin Yoga at your own pace.

This is a 50-Hour Yoga Alliance certified Training which counts towards continuing education hours with the Yoga Alliance International (YACEP).

This training includes:

Day 1: Foundations of Yin Yoga

  • Origins and Evolution of Yin Yoga

  • Philosophy of Yin Yoga

  • Key Principles of Yin Yoga

  • Distinction from Other Yoga Styles

Day 2: Anatomy and Physiology in Yin Yoga

  • Understanding Fascia and Connective Tissues
  • Skeletal Variations and Their Impact on Poses
  • Physiological Effects of Yin Yoga
  • Benefits of Yin Yoga for Physical and Mental Health

Day 3 : Yin Yoga Asanas

  • Basic Poses
    • Butterfly (Baddha Konasana)
    • Caterpillar (Paschimottanasana)
    • Sphinx (Salamba Bhujangasana) 
    • Thread the Needle (Parsva Balasana)
    • Supported Fish (Matsyasana)
  • Intermediate & Advanced Asanas
    • Square (Gomukhasana)
    • Swan (Eka Pada Rajakapotasana)
    • Dragon (Yin Variation of Lunge)
    • Snail (Salamba Sarvangasana)
    • Saddle (Supta Virasana)

Day 4: Principles of Yin Yoga Sequencing

  • Principles of Yin Yoga Sequencing
  • Creating Balanced and Therapeutic Sequences
  • Modifying Sequences for Different Student Needs
  • Practicing with Intention

Day 5: Art of Teaching Yin Yoga: Methodology & Philosophy

  • Effective Verbal Cues and Instructions
  • Hands-On Adjustments and Assists
  • Creating a Safe and Inclusive Teaching Environment

Upon completion of the course, you’ll be certified as a Yin Yoga Instructor, recognized worldwide for your expertise. Join us at Manas Yoga and take the next step towards becoming a skilled and confident teacher in the transformative practice of Yin Yoga. 

Reserve your spot today and unlock the potential of Yin Yoga for yourself and your future students.



€ 1,800*


*A non-refundable deposit of € 500 is required to secure your space.
*The YTT must be paid in full 45 days prior to the start date. *Please refer to our Terms & Conditions with regards to cancellations and refunds. *Members get a 10% discount on this yoga teacher training.

Erika Smith Iluszko

I’m a yoga student and English yoga teacher based here in Vienna, Austria. As a young child in Asia, I was treated with either one or a combination of acupressure, acupuncture, moxa, dry cupping therapy, or herbs from my grandmother’s garden whenever I get sick. When this did not work I was given western medicine. When I got a bit older and moved to India, I saw yoga’s holistic way of healing the body. It sees well-being as extraordinarily intricate and that doctors, scientist, and sages do not have all the answers. Yoga and Samkhaya are based on logic and experience of the qualities (Gunas) and functions (Kriya).

These two ancient philosophies have shaped my way of seeing all beings. In combination with my education in psychology and social psychology, they have allowed me to understand that the heart of healing lies in our abilities to listen, see, and perceive the body and mind as one. That ultimately they are the sides of the same coin.

This is what I want to share with you – Traditional Chinese Medicine which at first seems to be a healing science, based on spiritual practices that restore and balance the mind and consciousness, and Yoga which at first seems to be a spiritual practice, but works by first healing the physical body, calming the emotions, focusing the mind and then allowing wisdom of the Self to bloom.

I am convinced that Yoga, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Psychology are powerful attempts to explain the same thing – THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE.