50 Hours Yin Yoga Teacher Training - Level 1 - Functional Yin

This course is run over two weekends:

Friday 26/27/28th July and Friday 20/21/22nd September

This training will furnish you with the practical knowledge and skill you will require to start teaching Yin Yoga.  You will learn the relevant anatomy and physiology and how skeletal variation inhibits students in their achievement of certain poses.  It will also introduce “The Modern MeridianTheory” to be expanded on in Level 2.

Paul Grilley says:

“Yin Yoga is not a trademarked system and no special certification is required to teach it. But we believe the anatomical principles taught in our program will make you a much better yoga teacher, not just a better yin yoga teacher, but a better teacher of all forms of yoga. Because all forms of yoga are dealing with the same anatomical variations of the bones and fascia.”

Having studied with Paul for 11 years now, Rebecca will pass on the relevant and up to date information on how to teach Yin Yoga confidently and safely.

If you are already a Yoga Teacher then this training will furnish you with all the information you need to start teaching Yin Yoga in a safe and responsible manner and how to inspire your students to enjoy this amazing practice. It counts as 50hrs CPD with Yoga Alliance. However, if all you desire is an “immersion” in to Yin, then you will love this introductory course.


Friday         1:30pm to 9:30pm
Saturday     2.30pm to 9:30pm
Sunday       7:00 to 9:30am and 11:30 to 7:30pm

Book Your Place


£750 Early Bird registration Fee (Pre 30th April 2019)

£850 (Post 30th April 2019)

Deposit on Booking: £150

Cancellation Policy:

Deposits: All deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Full Payments: For places paid in full and then cancelled the following applies:

More than 8 weeks before the start of the training: 100% refund less the deposit.
4 to 8 weeks before the start of the training: 50% refund less the deposit.
Up to 4 weeks before the start of the training: No refund will be given.

Rebecca Shepherd

Meet our Senior Teacher - Rebecca Shepherd

Rebecca was born and bred in The Lake District and lived in Cockermouth during her formative years.  As a young child she was fascinated by the poses in a Yoga book her Mum and Dad owned and used to copy postures like the cobra, bow and camel.  At school she became interested in drama and at 18 she left home to pursue an acting career in London.

She attended The Guildhall School of Music and Drama for 3 years and enjoyed the yoga influenced movement classes which she took.  Following her studies she appeared in a few TV shows and Fringe Theatre productions and also attended her first proper yoga course at The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre in Putney.  At that time in the 90s, Ashtanga was becoming very popular and she began attending regular classes.  Then, in 2001, a friend who was living in Florida, talked her in to attending a Bikram Yoga Teacher Training in LA.  She taught this practice for a couple of years until, in 2004, she was handed a copy of “Yin Yoga – the foundations of a quiet practice” DVD by Paul Grilley.  The Yin practice felt right and the Yang aspect felt familiar and reminded her of her movement classes at Drama School.  That was it…. she had found her calling and in 2006 she attended her first 30 hour anatomy course with Paul Grilley followed directly by an amazing 6 day retreat with Paul and his wife Suzee and 10 other students.  Since then, she has  dedicated her life to spreading the word about Yin Yoga and traveling to study with Paul each year.

In 2008 she was honoured to organise the last UK retreat held by Paul in Cornwall. Paul and Suzee are globally credited with re-introducing the world to this deep practice and spent many years traveling the world teaching a functional approach to yoga.  They made a decision to stop flying a few years ago, so the only way to work with them now is to fly to California.  She has made the trip many times now and was one of the first instructors in the world to receive his 500 Hour teaching certificate in 2012.  She has 200 hours of advanced studies with him and continues to work with him so that she can share his immense knowledge with her students and stay up to date with all things Yin.

Find Out More

If you have any questions about our Yoga Teacher Training course, please do get in touch.

You can fill out the form below, give us a ring on 07850 668402 and speak to Emma direct, or e-mail Emma on emma@theyogastudiocarlisle.co.uk.

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