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Yin Yoga Teacher Trainings
In-Studio + Online Options

with Eva Maxine Hamilton,
E-RYT 500, YACEP

Upcoming Courses: 

October 2024 | 50-hr In-Person at Lila Yoga in Edinburgh

Online 2025 |  Wednesdays, Feb 26, Mar 5, 12, 19th, 2025

Yin Yoga is a beautiful convergence of traditional Indian Hatha & principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is an intentional practice that can benefit tissues in your body often ignored by other styles of yoga and movement. 

 

Informed by modern science and ancient meridian theories, yin yoga invites us to slow down and sink deeper into each pose. Complementing more active approaches to yoga, this patient and passive approach influences our fascial networks, helping to reduce constriction in the inner fabric of our bodies. Anatomically, yin yoga also takes into account individual bone structure variation, supporting students to be adaptable in each posture. And perhaps most beneficial to our students, yin yoga offers stillness and internal reflection in our modern context of constant rush and activity.

Unfortunately, many people receive the impression that yin yoga is just "slow yoga," partially as so many teachers offering yin classes have no formal training in this style. And this prevents our students from accessing the deeper benefits of this soft but powerful practice. 

Finding Balance...

Inhale. Feel awakening and expansion. Activity and outward awareness. The heat and light of summer or the full moon. This is the energy of the yang. 

Exhale. Feel surrender and softness. A more intuitive and reflective state. The cool, quiet of winter or the calm grounding of the new moon. This is the energy of the yin.

 

The correspondences of yin and yang are always present, but often the busy pace and fullness of our lives prevents us from finding balance between our inner and outer aspects.

Yin yoga is an invitation to slow down, step into this moment , and find harmony within ourselves.

About the training

In our immersive trainings, we’ll take a deep dive into yin philosophy, variable anatomy, fascial health and the meridian system so that you can learn how to sequence and theme meaningful yin yoga classes that fully support your students (and yourself) to slow down, release stress and welcome peace.

 

During the training we’ll explore the theory, science and anatomy of the practice, balanced with experiential and energetic aspects of each asana. We'll unpack contemporary research on fascia, a sustainable approach to stretching, and an individualistic perspective of the body. You'll also learn about the foundational principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the five-element theory, and how to work with the meridian lines in your yin practice and teaching. 

 

In our asana analysis, you'll explore an adaptable approach to instructing, propping and modifying classical and creative yin poses. Not only will you learn how to teach the shape safely but you’ll also learn why to teach each asana as you gain an understanding of the physical, emotional and energetic benefits.

Weaving these concepts into classes, you'll learn how to confidently sequence and theme yin yoga practices, as well as how to mindfully communicate and hold safe space. The training also incorporates other traditional and therapeutic tools including pranayama, meditation, yin yang yoga, yoga nidra, restorative yoga, and myofascial release.

This course is open to new and experienced teachers, as well as dedicated yoga students who desire to deepen their yin practice. Offering this unique expression of yoga to your students will create diversity within your teaching & support your students' (& your own) busy life.

Daily Schedule | Yin YTT
(sample in-studio training schedule)

08:00 - 09:30  | Yin Yoga Practice 

09:30 - 10:00   |  Breakfast

10:00 - 11:00     | AM Lecture

11:00 - 12:30      |  Anatomy 

12:30 - 01:30     | Lunch + Rest

13:30 - 15:00     | Asana Tutorial

15:00 - 16:00     | PM Lecture

16:00 - 17:00     | Yin Yoga Practice

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Facilitated by Eva Maxine Hamilton

Eva Hamilton is a Canadian Yoga Educator, specializing in the slow, supported and soulful practices of yin yoga and restorative yoga. She completed her first of many yoga trainings when she was just 17, teaching full time since 2008. She owned a studio in Canada for many years before she began to travel and teach around the world. 

 

Her gentle approach is combined with an in-depth understanding of anatomy and functional movement as well as the mindbody connection and intricate workings of the human nervous system. Before becoming a yoga teacher, Eva studied religious studies at university and has a thorough understanding of philosophy and mysticism.

 

Eva specializes in educating on applied anatomy, yoga philosophy, teaching methodology, posture clinics & alignment, preventing yoga injuries, myofascial release, and more. Eva has completed over 1000-hrs of yoga studies and is registered as a Yoga Alliance YACEP (Continuing Education Provider).

 

Eva's intention in teaching is to craft a supportive & nourishing energy for her student's self-exploration. She places an emphasis on the internal experience and encourages self-empathy, kindness and curiosity both on and off the mat.

 

As a Teacher Trainer, her objective is to elevate the standard of yoga teacher trainings and train knowledgable, confident and compassionate teachers who embody their teachings, hold safe space, and pass along the wisdom of yoga in their communities. 

What does the program include?

Included in tuition, students will receive:

  • In-studio or online practice, lectures, and tutorials instructed by Eva

  • A printed or digital copy of our in-depth self-written manual (180 pages) 

  • Access to an online library of additional resources and assisting tutorials

  • Individual feedback and support to develop your teaching

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for an upcoming Yin YTT 

October  2024 | Edinburgh, Scotland

Course Dates:

Part One | Fri - Sun, Oct 18, 19, 20th, 2024

Part Two | Fri - Sun, Oct 25, 26, 27th, 2024

 

Friday | 9:00am - 6:30pm (TBC)

Saturday & Sunday | 8:00am-6:00pm (TBC)

Lila (Leela) is Sanskrit for “play,” inviting us to witness both our practice, and the world around us an a manifestion of divine play. Lila provides a warm and inviting space for your practice in the Bruntsfield neighborhood of Edinburgh. Here, Lila cultivates an inclusive community of students through adaptable class offerings where all are welcome. Join us at Lila Yoga Edinburgh for our signature Yin Yoga teacher training  (for the last time in Scotland). 

Course Tuition:

  • Early-bird | £600 (before August 1st, 2024

  • Regular Price |  £650 

  • Deposit £300 (Full Payment due Sept 1st, 2024)

  • Payment plan available (contact Lila to arrange)

  • Includes full-colour printed textbook & 2 basic therapy balls

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Next Dates | February - March 2025

30-hr Month Immersion

ONLINE Yin Training

Live Lectures:

Wednesdays, Feb 26, Mar 5, 12, 19th, 2025

From 6:30-9:30pm (London/Lisbon) 

Can't join in person? Step into our condensed online Yin Yoga Teacher Training. Offered over four weeks in April, our new format will include weekly self-paced practices and live online lectures every Wednesday night.  Please note: to maintain high standards of yoga education, attendance of live lectures and completion of final assignments is mandatory to receive accreditation hours. 

Course Tuition:

  • Registration Now Open

  • Early Bird | €350 by January 31st, 2025

  • Regular Price | €400 (Payment Plans Available)

  • Book Both our Yin + Restorative Training Together to Save

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the FAQ's

The frequently asked questions about our yin yoga ytt

(We recommend you review this section prior to your registration)

 


 

I’m not a yoga teacher, but I love yin yoga and I’m interested in participating to deepen my own self-practice. Can I join the course?

Yes. Dedicated students are welcome and we would love to support you in developing your knowledge and love of this practice. Please note that while there are no prerequisites for this training, it will include a lot of theory and anatomy. We also like to advise all participants that regardless of whether you are a teacher or not, this is a professional certification program and everyone will be required to teach a short practicum in the final days of training. For our yin yoga training, this will involve teaching a short, focused 15-30 minute session to our group during the final days of training (guidance will be provided at the YTT). 


 

How does the online training option work?

Our online 30-hr Yin YTT is taught as a live immersion divided into two weekend modules. This is a condensed format, but still covers most of the content of our live modules. Each training day includes eight hours of course work, including live lectures and two guided practices. You will receive access to a course platform, a digital textbook, and our live zoom classroom. Generally, we run the online teacher training on Saturdays and Sundays (8am - 4:30pm EST/ 1pm - 9:30pm GMT). Full attendance to live lectures is required to receive certification. We love offering our training in this medium to allow teachers and students from all over the world to learn together. We currently do not have an online yin course scheduled, but you can share your details in the form above if you wish to be undated on future online courses. 

 


 

I am not an advanced practitioner of yoga. Or I’m recovering from an injury. Can I join the course? 

There is no prerequisite of physical flexibility or strength in order to join our course. You are welcome exactly as you are. Our courses do not elevate certain body types and we are always dedicated to creating training environments which are inclusive and adaptable for all bodies. If you are concerned about a specific injury or condition you are experiencing or recovering from, please speak with our course organizers. It will probably be fine for you to attend, but we want to make sure that the program is appropriate and supportive to whatever your present needs are. 

 


 

Will I be eligible for continuing education hours?

Yes. Eva is registered with the US/International Yoga Alliance as a YACEP (Yoga Alliance continuing Education Provider) and our course curriculum has been approved for 50-hrs of CE (30-hrs for the online format). Provided you attend all course hours and complete your final written assignments, you may upload your certificate within the Yoga Alliance platform and Eva will approve it to log your CE hours in their system. 


 

Is there an exam or final assignments?

Yes. In order to receive certification, participants are required to teach a short practicum and complete two final written assignments following the training. These assignments include submitting a final written exam and a class plan. Breathe and don’t stress. Between attending the course hours and the support of your in-depth yin yoga manual, you should be able to complete these without too much challenge. Both exercises are designed for you to demonstrate your knowledge of yin yoga theory and teaching application.These assignments are essential as they constitute the remaining 5hrs of our curriculum. Both assignments are due by the specified due date (generally one month following the end of training). Extensions may be available depending on individual circumstances (please speak to the course organizer directly). 



 

What is the scope of practice?

This program offers yoga teachers education in yin yoga theory and practice which can be instructed for your student’s own practice in a group or private class setting. Participants will not be trained or certified to diagnose or treat any conditions and should not make such claims. Participants will not be trained or certified to perform any form of manual fascial therapy (physical therapy) or Traditional Chinese Medicine. While principles of trauma-sensitivity will be included in the curriculum, participants will not be trained or certified in trauma informed yoga. We will also include a brief conversation on yin yoga for pregnancy, however participants will not be specifically trained or certified in teaching yin yoga to prenatal clients.


 

What will our training days include?

Our days together will start and end with yin, yin yang, or complementary yoga practices which integrate yin theory and anatomy teaching moments. These two daily classes also serve as examples of sequencing and theming structures. The rest of our training sessions will include a blend of theoretical lecture, embodied anatomical learning, and yin pose tutorials, group discussion, and more.


 

 

What should I bring to training?

Just the YTT usuals:

  • Yourself, your mat + a water bottle

  • Pens and a notebook for any extra note taking beyond your comprehensive manual

  • Comfy yoga clothes. We always recommend having layers as we will mostly be still so won't be generating much internal heat. 

  • You can bring snacks or enjoy local cafes on our breaks

  • For our ytt in Mexico, please bring two blocks, one blanket and one bolster or speak to the course organizer about purchasing a prop package alongside your training


 

Will we have breaks throughout the training day? 

To allow for a sustainable training experience, you will enjoy two daily breaks. We generally schedule in a 30-minute break for breakfast and a 90-minute break for lunch and rest. You can bring food or explore the local neighbourhood cafes. 


 

I need to miss a training session of the YTT. Is this possible? 

Full attendance is mandatory to receive certification. Please speak to the course instructor (not venue) about any potential conflicts in advance. Depending on the individual situation, we may be able to find a solution involving an extra assignment, however any pattern of non-approved in-attendance would result in incomplete accreditation requirements.


 

What is not included in the YTT price?

Student’s travel and/or accommodation is not included in the course tuition and course organizers are not responsible for any such arrangements. 


 

Why are prices listed in euros?

Moving forward, our work will primarily be based out of our studio and retreat in Portugal. As my website does not allow me to accept multiple forms of currency, we have chose to consolidate all prices in euros. You can google to check general daily conversion rates. If you pay from an account of another currency, your bank will automatically do the conversion at their own rate. 

 


 

How does the online training payment plan work?

We offer a three month payment plan on some online trainings to help make the training more accessible. When you register for the course, the first payment is taken. The two recurring payments will be automatically processed on the same day of the following months. Please note, all three payments must be completed in advance of the start of our training. 


 

What is the cancelation or refund policy? 

Please see our partner schools for training policies, as each have unique protocols:

  • Heart Space Yoga Policy: ALL monies are NON REFUNDABLE (unless cancelled by Heart Space)

  • Inshala Yoga Policy: The 5000MEX initial deposit is strictly non-refundable. After April 1st, 2023 all tuition paid is non-refundable.

What happens if the YTT cannot run in person as scheduled (in the event of a lockdown)?

In the event that the YTT cannot proceed as planned in-studio, we will communicate with all students and find the best possible solution, whether that is offering the training online as scheduled or postponing until we can safely continue together. 


 

Intellectual materials 

Eva’s self-written manuals are a defining asset of her trainings. Please note that all written materials provided in this training are the intellectual property of Eva Hamilton and cannot be repurposed to facilitate a professional training program. We encourage your deeper integration and further study in your yoga journey. We celebrate you sharing this knowledge and practice with your community through your classes and workshops. If you want to share this work or any direct written content in any other formats, please just check-in with us first.

Any further questions about this YTT? 

We're here for you! Just email our course organizers at eva@eva.yoga

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