“Train with the primary assistants and senior trainers of Yin Yoga founder, Paul Grilley.”


Yin Yoga is not a trademarked system and no certification is required to teach it. But for teachers interested in learning the anatomic and energetic theories of the practice, we offer this comprehensive training designed in accordance with the requirements for registration with Yoga Alliance USA. Upon graduation, students may apply directly with Yoga Alliance USA for “RYT 200” yoga teacher status. This certification is recognized worldwide.


A) Yin Yoga: Theory and Practice

  • History of Yin Yoga
  • Yin and Yang Theory
  • Yin and Yang Description of Asana
  • Aesthetic vs Functional Yoga Practice
  • Sutra for Functional Alignment
  • Yin Yoga Anatomy Practices
  • Yin Yoga Meridian Practices
  • 7 groups of Archetypal Yin Yoga Poses
  • Assisted Yin Yoga: Private Yoga one-on-one

B) Yin Yoga Philosophy

  • Learning Model: Shravana, Manana, Niddhidhyasa
  • Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras
  • Yin Yoga Sutras by Paul Grilley
  • Common Questions in Yin Yoga

C) Anatomy of Yoga & Fascia Study

  • 10 Muscle Groups: Target Areas
  • 14 skeletal segments & movements
  • Joint Movement Analysis
  • Range of Motion Tests
  • Skeletal Variations
  • Three Layers of a Joint
  • Three Types of Muscular Contraction
  • Theory of Exercise
  • What is Pain?
  • Exercising Joints
  • 4 Myofascial compartments of the thigh
  • 6 Myofascial compartments of the torso
  • Movements of upper and lower body
  • Tension, Contraction and Compression Theory
  • Proportion & Orientation
  • Analysis of yin yoga poses
  • Fascia Study: Science & Current Research
  • The Three Bodies Theory: Physical, Mental, Emotional
  • Qi Flow in Connective Tissues

D) Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

  • Fundamentals of TCM
  • TCM diagnostics
  • Yin and Yang Philosophy
  • Eight Guiding Criteria in TCM
  • The Three Treasures
  • The Vital Essences
  • TCM Zang Fu (visceral) organ systems
  • Modern Meridian Theory
  • 12 Arm and Leg Meridians
  • Meridian Functions
  • Causes & Symptoms of Dysfunctions
  • Hand and Foot Meridian Points
  • Meridian Circuit Flow
    – Meridian Clock
  • Meridian Nidra
  • Meridian Tracing (body drawing)
  • Meridian Tapping
  • Meridian Massage
  • Guasha (Scraping) Technique
  • Theory of Qi
  • Concepts and functions of Qi
    – Types of Qi
    – Major disorders of Qi
    – Causes and symptoms of Qi disruptions
  • Balancing Qi in the Meridians
  • The Five Element Theory
  • Six Evils and Five Seasons
  • Five Colors and Five Tastes
  • Dietary Suggestions for Each Element
  • Meridians and the Zang Fu (visceral) organs
    – Meridians and the Five Elements
  • Meridians and the Emotions
  • Meridians and Fascia

E) Teaching Methodology & Practicum

  • Sequencing in Yin and Yang Yoga
  • The 7 Windows of Communication
  • Teaching Rebound in Yin Yoga
  • Energy Curve of a Class
  • Bhava (Mood) of Class
  • How to Teach Functionally
  • Functional vs Aesthetic Teaching Descriptions
  • Levels of Functional Awareness in Teaching
  • Learn to “read” skeletal variations
  • Yin Yoga for Special Needs
  • Yin Yoga and Pregnancy
  • Variations, props and adjustments in Yin Yoga
  • Benefits and contraindications of Yin Yoga poses
  • Teaching Considerations
  • Teaching Lab: partner and group
  • Responsibilities and Ethics of a Yoga Teacher



6:30am – 11:30am (5hrs) Training
(please arrive 15 mins early on Day 1)
11:30am – 1:30pm (2hrs) Break
1:30pm – 5:30pm (4hrs) Training
Evenings Home study and assignments

* Small breaks will be given intermittently.

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Students must attain 100% attendance and complete all homework assignments in order to be awarded the 200 hours Yin Yoga Teacher Training certificate accredited by Yoga Alliance USA. Upon graduation, students may apply directly with Yoga Alliance USA for RYT 200 status.


Early Bird Price (before 31 March) : US$3500
Normal Price (1 April onwards) : US$3800
*Tuition includes manual.
* excludes accommodation, meals, airfare and transport.


Non-refundable deposit ($500) : payable upon registration
Balance payment : due 1 August 2017

Email : info@yinspiration.org
Website : www.yinspiration.org


15 – 30 August: 50% refund
1 September onwards : No refund

The Venue

Radiantly Alive Yoga (next to Post Office)
Jl Jembawan no.3, Padang Tegal Kaja
Ubud – Bali
Indonesia – 80571
Tel : +(62) 361 978 055 / +(62) 361 974 544


All international students must fly to Denpasar (DPS), Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali. Ubud is about 90 mins taxi ride from the airport. You can easily hire a cab from the airport to get to Ubud. It will costs around 300,000 rupiah (approx US$30). You will need to negotiate the rate before you board. The taxis only accept cash payment in Indonesian Rupiah.


Visa Free Entry on arrival for 30 (thirty) days free of charge (non-extendable) is available for more than 140 countries including Australia/NZ, USA, and most Asian/European countries. All other nationalities must apply for a 30 days Visa On Arrival at the airport, payable in cash only at US$35 per person. All tourist visas are only valid for 30 days, your arrival and departure day is counted as one day each, and you must leave the country on the 30th day.  If you wish to stay longer than 30 days then you could apply for 60 days Visa – depending on your purpose of visit (e.g. sponsor letter needed). Note: A standard 30 days Visa on Arrival can be extended in Indonesia in one of the immigration offices (or with the help of an agent). A 30 days free entry stamp cannot be extended. Your passport must be valid for a minimum of 6 (six) months from the date of entry into Indonesia. However, the immigration rules in Bali changes frequently. Please check with your local Indonesian embassy for any updates before you travel.


Please refer to attached list of accommodation options. A one-month homestay rental usually costs around US$500 – US$800. We suggest students to book for just a few days’ stay prior to arrival. There are plenty of homestays to choose from once you are here. It is more ideal for you to see the place itself once you are here rather than committing to something you may not like.

Our recommendations (next door to studio):

Krishna House – only 3 rooms available (8 million rupiah each for 11 Oct – 4 Nov stay)
Newly renovated single room with en-suite bathrooms and private balcony, daily breakfast, wifi, aircon, pool, hot/cold shower
Contact : Wayan (quote “Jo Phee Yoga”)
Email: krisna.house@yahoo.com
Mobile: +62 81 2381 5708

Kaji’s Home Stay – only 3 rooms available (4.5 million rupiah each for 11 Oct – 4 Nov stay)
2 fan-only rooms (big rooms) and 1 aircon room (small room). All with en-suite bathrooms, wifi, daily breakfast, hot/cold shower.
Contact: Komang (quote “Jo Phee Yoga”)
Email: kajihomestay@gmail.com
Mobile: +62 87 861 900 375

Binar Cahaya House (3 rooms available. Each with en-suite bathrooms, wi-fi, daily breakfast, hot/cold shower, aircon) – approx 4 – 5 million rupiah for 3 weeks
Contact : Made Wardana (quote “Jo Phee Yoga”)
Email: binarcahayahouse@gmail.com
Mobile: +62 81 8055 41796

Alaya Resort Jembawan (luxury resort)

The Peacock Inn (boutique resort) – 10 mins walk

Sens Hotel and Spa (10 mins walk) – upmarket hotel


Students are responsible to buy their personal travel insurance prior to coming for this training. The yoga studio, Yinspiration and its trainers will not be responsible for any illnesses, accidents or mishaps that may happen to students during or outside of training hours.


Jo Phee is a E-RYT 500 senior trainer for Yin Yoga teachers around the world. A long time student and senior teaching assistant to Yin Yoga founders, Paul Grilley and Sarah Powers, jo-phee-yin1_200x154 Jo was one of the first Yin Yoga teachers trained by Paul and Sarah more than a decade ago. Jo has spent 2000 hours of apprenticeship with both of them, and was personally tutored by Paul to teach his entire teacher training curriculum. With more than 17 years of yoga experience, Jo has accumulated over 10,000 hours of teaching public Yin classes in Singapore before she became a full time travelling teacher.

Brought up solely with Chinese Medicine from childhood by her Taoist parents, Jo has been familiar with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) all her life. All of her initial education about TCM was based on practical knowledge passed down from generations in her Chinese family. To add theoretical basis to her personal experience, Jo went on to study at the Singapore College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine with four different professors, focusing primarily on the Meridian system. She completed her Acupuncture Meridians course with Dr Susan Stumpf and has studied Medical Qigong and Acupressure.

Jo studied with the Bihar School of Yoga (Satyananda Yoga Academy) where she took rigorous examination to learn to teach the original Yoga Nidra practice as devised by Swami Satyananda of the Bihar School. Her formal education in this practice and her knowledge of the Chinese Meridian system inspired her to develop a systematic and detailed outline of a new practice – Meridian Nidra. She was the first to introduce Meridian Chant, “Guasha” treatment and Myofascial Release into Yin Yoga teacher training programs worldwide.

Driven by a profound interest in functional anatomy and fascial studies, Jo has been attending human cadaver dissection labs every year in the United States. She has performed numerous full body dissections (embalmed and fresh tissues), including a dedicated neuroanatomical dissection of the brain and spinal cord, and has had the opportunity to study up to 30 cadaver specimens to date. Jo obtained her Myofascial Release Therapy training in the USA and has studied with renowned scientists and anatomists in the fascia field in America and Europe. She has attended fascia school both at the Ulm University Germany and the Anatomical Institute of Leipzig University. She has recently participated in the 4th International Fascia Research Congress held in Washington DC. Jo is a founding member of the Fascia Research Society, where she is constantly kept up-to-date with the latest science and education in fascia research.

Jo’s teachings are a blend of the science of Western Anatomy fused with Eastern Medicine and Philosophy. She resides in Singapore but spends majority of the year traveling around the world delivering Yin Yoga Teacher Training programs. She has taught more than 50 Yin Yoga Teacher Trainings around the world.

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Joe Barnett is an ERYT-500 Yoga Teacher Trainer, based loosely in both Cincinnati, OH and Tucson, AZ, has been teaching Yin and Yang forms of Yoga for 17 years. joe-barnett_200x259He travels nationally and internationally year round offering presentations and trainings when he is not assisting his long time mentor Paul Grilley, the founder of Yin Yoga.  He provides a deep study (both experiential and anatomical) of the crude physical Skeleton and Fascia, as well as the more subtle Meridians and Chakras.

Joe is a senior student and primary teaching assistant of Paul Grilley, a true Yoga Scientist. After several years of apprenticing under Paul, Joe began roaming the globe to spread his teacher’s work: 1) Yin Yoga, 2) a Functional Anatomy, and 3) Chakra Meditation. Naturally he began training yoga teachers how to begin using these practical models to help others find a quiet practice of surrender.

With Grilley’s encouragement, Joe also began studying the mind with Takesima-sensei, a senior meditation student of Grilley’s teacher Dr. Hiroshi Motoyama from Tokyo, and began studying the human form through cadaver dissections, mostly under Fascia expert Gil Hedley.

However, Joe’s play time is usually spent practicing, teaching and drawing others into AcroYoga which he has been playing since 2006 when he met Jason Magness (yogaslackers.com) with whom he continues to train/play whenever he can. In 2010, Joe traveled to Montreal to receive both levels of certification through the original AcroYogis Eugene Poku and Jessie Goldberg (acroyoga.com).

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