Dr Kairna Smith Online Yin Yoga Teacher Training

Online Yin Yoga Teacher Training

The comprehensive certified online course for Yin Yoga teachers. 

With over 30 hours of on-demand video exploring:

  • Anatomy

  • Chinese Medicine

  • Yin Theory

  • Teaching Skills

  • Sequencing & Postures

Enrol and enjoy Unlimited Access for A$699
Dr Kairna Smith Online Yin Yoga Teacher Training
100
Individual Lectures

Over 30 hours of learning content delivered over 29 modules all available on demand.

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Unlimited Access

No time restrictions. Learn at your own pace with unlimited access to course material. 

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Yoga Alliance Certified

Fully accredited with Yoga Alliance International - certificates issued at completion of course.

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Free Handbook

Downloadable 22 page Asana handbook covering all postures and alternatives.

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Downloadable
Classes

Enjoy six full length Yin Yoga classes which can be downloaded and streamed anytime.

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24 hour trial

Explore the full course  with an unrestricted 24 hour trial, no payment required.

Learn online and get certified

Gain the knowledge, insights and practical skills you need to teach Yin Yoga.

Accredited by Yoga Alliance International, the curriculum covers all aspects of the Yin Yoga practise including Chinese Medicine, Anatomy and Theory as well as practical elements such as Teaching Skills and Sequencing.

You'll learn how skeletal variation plays a massive role on our practise and how to use meridian theory in your Yin Yoga classes. 

Most importantly, after this course you will feel more confident in approaching students in your classes who need assistance or alternative postures, as your teaching skill set will be broadened immensely.

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Let's go on a deep dive together

We can bring the entire body back to a state of wholeness, rather than a collection of separate parts and pieces, which is so often how we have been conditioned to relate to our body and health. 

 

Along the way there will be lightbulb moments as you gain a deeper understanding of your own skeletal variation and how that has been part of your yoga journey. 

 

May this deep learning help you to find joy on the mat, and a sense of confidence in how you practice and hold space for others as they deepen their awareness of self, and strengthen their self-acceptance through the practice of Yin Yoga.

Feel confident in the Yin Yoga studio

Learn everything you need to know to teach Yin Yoga.

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Yin Theory

History of Yin Yoga, philosophical foundations and Yin tissues in the body.

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Sequencing

We revisit the Yin class discussing target areas, alternatives and the 'why' behind the sequence.

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Anatomy

Detailed look at the major joint complexes in the body and its role in the Yin practise.

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Yin Class

Start each unit with a full length Yin class setting up the themes for the learning.

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Chinese Medicine

How this system of health approaches the body diagnostically.

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Teaching Skills

Giving you practical skills to develop your language and to 'hold space' in the studio.

Who is this Online Yin Yoga Teacher Training for? 

✓ Current Yoga teachers of all forms of yoga, who want to learn more about Yin Yoga with the intention of teaching it in the future. 

 

✓ Current Yin Yoga instructors who want to deepen their Yin knowledge to improve their classes.

 

✓ Students of Yin Yoga who want to learn more about this healing practise, or who may want to teach it in the future. 

Enrol today for Unlimited Access

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A curriculum where you set the pace

Six study units with individual modules (subjects) delivered in bite-sized lectures. 
Unit 1
Unit 2
Unit 3
Unit 4
Unit 5
Unit 6
Yin Class
Yin Class
Yin Class
Yin Class
Yin Class
Yin Class
What is Yin? What is Yang?
Breath as Water
Non-linear in the body
Pratyahara
Journey through the meridians
Leaning into support
Yin Theory
Yin Theory
Yin Theory
Yin Theory
Yin Theory
Yin Theory
Yin & Yang Philosophy
Target areas
How is Yin Yoga safe?
TCM & the energy body
The Meridians
The Meridians
Anatomy
Anatomy
Anatomy
Anatomy
Anatomy
Anatomy
Introduction to tissues
The spine
Pelvis & hips
The knee and ankle
The Shoulder
Elbow / wrist
Posture Breakdown
Posture Breakdown
Posture Breakdown
Posture Breakdown
Posture Breakdown
Posture Breakdown
What is Yin? What is Yang?
Breath as Water
Non-linear in the body
Pratyahara
Journey through the meridians
Leaning into support
Teaching Skills
Teaching Skills
Teaching Skills
Teaching Skills
Teaching Skills
The role of the teacher
Approaching the student
Per/post natal
Mindfulness
Sequencing with meridians
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Free trial to explore for yourself

Take advantage of a 24 hour trial to view all the course content, explore all the modules and get familiar with the learning portal. 

Enjoy unlimited access to all lectures with no credit card required.

 

Free Asana Handbook

Featuring all the postures included in the course.

Upon enrolment, receive your handbook full of professional images of Yin Yoga postures featured in the course including: Dragon, Saddle, Melting Heart, Shoelace, Banana, Seal and more.

There are also multiple variations of each posture for (+) increasing or (-) decreasing sensation, managing injuries and options for propping.

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Handpick your subjects

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Chinese Medicine

Foundations of this ancient system of health.

A$149
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Functional Anatomy

Explore the major synovial joints.

A$299
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Practise & Postures

Dive deep into how a Yin Yoga sequence is put together.

A$149
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Teaching Skills

Hold space and develop your language.

A$99
The complete course is also available modularly for focused study.
Aesthetic based cueing in a yoga class assumes that every person is able to “achieve” the right “look” of a yoga posture if they just put in enough effort.
 

The assumption here is that underneath all the soft tissues of the body, we have identical skeletons. This is simply untrue.

 

Whereas a functional approach to cueing in a yoga class re-examines the true intention of each yoga posture, (as in, what does the posture offer the body, or what does it do to the body), so that each person in their own unique physicality can find the alignment that works best for them.

Functional Anatomy will change your Yoga

Explore all the major synovial joint complexes

No two bodies are exactly alike, not even identical twins! 
 

We all have different variations in our bones. This is the primary reason that two people can have such a different felt-experience of the same yoga posture.

Throughout the training, we will systematically look at:

  • The major synovial joint complexes in the human body

  • Why and how a person’s bone shape will affect their yoga experience

  • Optional language and alternatives for students to explore their own body in a functional setting

By broadening your awareness of skeletal variation, you will gain a much deeper understanding of where more options are needed in your cueing, and why it is impossible for every yogi in a class to adhere to strict alignment-based cues for a yoga posture. 

Deepen your knowledge of Yin Yoga

To the outside eye, Yin Yoga often appears as a simple practice. People are often surprised at how in-depth the theory is.

As facilitators of this practice, it is paramount that we understand the physiology, behaviour and needs of the yin tissues of the body.

 

This kind of anatomical content is often more advanced to include in a foundational yoga teacher training, but absolutely essential to understand if we are to provide a safe class for our students. 

A really good example is understanding why the “rebound” in between Yin Yoga shapes is so important. If there is no rebound being included after a long-held yin practice, then the tissues do not receive a period of rest, which could make them more vulnerable to injury. 

Throughout the Yin Theory modules, we will cover the physiology of the yin tissues of the body, as well as the history of Yin Yoga, the philosophical foundations, and the framework of how to hold space and approach the students when they need support and props.

Expand your Yoga Practise with Chinese Medicine

Learn how this ancient system of health approaches the body diagnostically.
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Organ Functions

Including taste, spirit, time and channel pairings for each organ system.

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Postures

Explore which Yin Yoga postures explore specific Meridian Channels in the body.

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Meridian Channels

Diagrams of location and pathways of the Meridian Channels in the body.

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Concepts

A complete set of concepts to use in your Yin Yoga classes that support specific Meridian Channels.

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Elements

Understand how all the elements (fire, earth etc.) work with the organ systems of the body.

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Sequencing

How to teach Chinese Medicine to your students and how to incorporate into your sequences.

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The "how to" for Yin Yoga teachers

There is abundant theory on the practice and the postures of yin yoga, however because it is so different to flow yoga, it really does need some skill in how we deliver and hold this practice with our students.

In Teaching Skills we cover topics such as:

  • Setting up frameworks of two-way conversation in the yoga classroom

  • Expanding your vocabulary to find your “yin” language

  • How to provide consensual support when troubleshooting postures and props with students 

  • What does it mean to hold space?

 

The intention of this training is to build up your confidence in the classroom so that when help is needed, you can approach your students with at least two or three ideas to workshop with them until they are comfortable.

 

As well as building on your awareness of providing a safe and inclusive space for yourself and your students.

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Meet your teacher

Dr Karina Smith Chinese Medicine Practitioner & Yoga Educator

Karina Smith is a Doctor of Chinese Medicine and Yoga Teacher, Teacher Trainer & Educator. She currently runs her own Chinese Medicine Clinic in Melbourne, Victoria Australia.  

A career in contemporary dance led to the healing power of Yoga, which sowed the seed for her journey to Chinese Medicine.

 

Passionate about healing and the health of others, Karina brings her combined knowledge of acupuncture and herbal therapy together with her experience as a meditation, mindfulness, yoga and movement teacher to her patients and students alike. 

 

She has studied extensively both internationally and in Australia including two respective 350hr Teacher Trainings (The Australian Yoga Academy and Shantarasa Institute, Gujurat India), and has been fortunate to be a student of both Bernie Clark and Paul Grilley. 

As a teacher for more than a decade, Karina has taught Meditation, Vinyasa, Flow and of course Yin, and is currently a lecturer for The Australian Yoga Academy.

@drkarinasmith