JOYA Yin Fundamentals Teacher Training

Yoga Alliance CE Hours:  20 Contact Hours   2 Non-Contact Hour






Location: JOYA Livermore.

Lead Instructor:  Lisa Jang, RYT-500, E-RYT 200, YACEP

Early Bird and JOYA RYT Graduates


* Early bird pricing expires tbd

Course description:

During this training you will learn how to teach Yin Yoga from a functional approach rather than an aesthetic or performance-related approach to yoga, with the aim of creating a meaningful experience for yourself and your students, to explore a personal yoga. You will study Yin Yoga with an approach to promote awareness of what is happening in the whole person through the body. The training is aimed at those who want a deeper understanding of Yin Yoga.

Pre-requisites. While there are no pre-requisites for this course, it is recommended that you have practiced yoga for a minimum of a year. This course is for those who want to deepen their own practice and understanding of themselves and for those who want to teach Yin Yoga (with or without the 200 RYT certification).

Course Breakdown:
  • Introduction to Yin Yoga (Principles)
  • Yin and Yang Theory
  • Muscles and bones
  • Fascia studies
  • Analysis of joint segments
  • Theory of Exercise
  • Analysis of skeletal variations
  • Myofascial compartments of upper and lower bodies
  • Movement tests analysis
  • Tension and Compression Theory
  • Function vs Aesthetic Descriptions
  • Proportion vs Orientation
  • Analysis of yin yoga poses
  • Modifications and Safety in Yin Yoga
  • Benefits and contraindications
  • Sequencing -Yin “Assists” adjustments
  • How to teach Yin Yoga
  • Responsibilities/Ethics of a Teacher

Literature Required:  JOYA Manual Included… Required texts:  (Please purchase by the first day of training) 

Complete Guide to Yin Yoga, by
Bernie Clark

About Lisa Jang

E-RYT® 200, RYT® 500, YACEP, AFAA

Growing up in British Columbia, I had the opportunity to explore the city by foot, bike or public transportation. I remember playing around the back alley with my childhood friends, digging for insects in my friend’s garden, climbing frames of half built houses and our family’s weekly exploration and navigation around Vancouver’s rich Chinatown. I have always enjoyed exploring and independently figuring things out.

I was always inquisitive.

My first yoga class was at a large gym. It was on a Sunday morning that I had taken the instructor’s kickboxing class and decided to stay for her yoga class. I was intrigued, nonetheless. She was so good teaching two very different formats. I enjoyed the way she approached class with authenticity, humbleness and blissfulness every Sunday. It was a propitious beginning.

My interest grew. Since then, I have studied under some of the industry’s most knowledgeable and skillful teachers. From the spearhead of Yin Yoga, Bernie Clark to the parents of Yin Yoga, Paul and Suzee Grilley.

I have been teaching group fitness and yoga since 2001. Fast forward, my journey has evolved to be a continuous inquiry on interoception, anatomy, embryology, movement, fitness and Chinese energy healing. I co-facilitate the 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training and lead the Yin Yoga Teacher Training Program at Joya Yoga. When I’m not teaching, I enjoy face-planting in fun arm balances, falling out of tree pose and doing mostly the yin yoga practice exploring angles!

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