Yin Yoga Teacher Trainings
In-Studio + Online Options
with Eva Maxine Hamilton,
E-RYT 500, YACEP
Upcoming courses in Scotland, Mexico, Portugal & Online
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.
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
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