Yin Teacher Training Program

50 Hours at AYA with Karina Smith

AYA is proud to announce another amazing program for already qualified yoga teachers to expand their knowledge and skill set to teach Yin classes with comprehension and confidence.

AYA’s Yin Teacher Training Program will cover a variety of topics including Yin and Yang Philosophy, Anatomy, and Teaching Skills. With a great emphasis on integrating the delivered content into practical teaching sessions each day.

This course is for yoga teachers, yoga teacher trainees and yin enthusiasts.

This course is for yoga teachers, yoga teacher trainees and yin enthusiasts.

Next course May/June 2022 – Zoom Only

Meet & Greet: Friday 29 April (6:30 – 7:30pm)
May 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 + June 5.

11am – 5pm each day.

Cost: $1150 full OR $950 Early Bird / AYA grads/TTs.
Early Bird available until April 1.

A face-to-face course will be scheduled in Oct 2022.

More Information
For more information about this course and Karina Smith, please download the prospectus

Course Modules

Yin Theory

  • Yin and Yang Philosophy
  • The principles of Yin yoga
  • Safe practice
  • The Energy Body, Qi and meridians
  • The Yin meridians
  • The Yang Meridians


  • How to exercise Yin and Yang tissues, fascia, stress and the rebound.
  • Exploring Range of Motion and Skeletal variation of all the major joint complexes:
  • The Spine
  • The Pelvis
  • The Shoulder
  • The Knee and Ankle
  • The Elbow and Wrist
Teaching Skills

  • The role of the Yin teacher: holding space, language, facilitation skills and sensitivity in approaching student.
  • Supporting injuries, investigating the experience with the student, how and when to use props.
  • The pre and post-natal student.
  • Creative and meridian based sequencing: developing themes and narratives.
  • Using mindfulness techniques.
  • Yin adjustments: touch, kinaesthetic awareness and developing interoception skills.

Posture breakdown

  • Detailed breakdown of postures from the morning sequence.

Teaching Practice

  • Utilising ideas from the daily teaching skills module to embody ideas and practice facilitating each other through a yin sequence

Yin and meditation practice

  • Daily 75 min