Yin Yoga Teacher Training Level 1

Do you want to learn how to be a yoga teacher ? We hold  two Yin Yoga Teacher Training courses (full 100-hr yoga teacher training certification) per year. A non-residential in Auckland and a residential in Wanaka. TJ Maher teaches both.

100-hr Yin Yoga Teacher Trainings with TJ Maher

yacep logoOur Yin Yoga teacher training courses cover:

  • Anatomical Variation
  • Teaching Methodology
  • Meridian Channels
  • Muscular Anatomy
  • Connective Tissue
  • Yin Yang Philosophy
  • Meditation

~ sequencing ~ chakras ~ fascia ~ cueing ~ joints ~ asana ~ chi ~ and more

Yoga teacher training curriculum:

This 100 Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training is a complete program providing everything a student needs to understand, guide, teach and practice the nuanced art of Yin. The program provides an in-depth look at what is happening in one’s body and mind during the practice, how to modify / assist, and the healing effects brought by this practice.

Yoga teacher certification:

All of our graduates are endorsed by a YUJMU Certification backed by decades of teaching expertise.

YUJMU continue to uphold the highest standard for growing and empowering qualified, skilled Yin Yoga Teachers that meet the approval and safety needs of yoga studios.

YUJMU and TJ Maher are a Yoga Alliance continuing education provider [YACEP] and a registered 500RYT and 200ERYT.

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Sign up for an info pack to our Auckland non-residential Yin Yoga Teacher Training.

Yoga teacher training testimonials

I really enjoyed and it opened up my eyes to so much! Not only mentally and spiritually but also culturally for me. – Shella

Being a school teacher your style was very clear to me. Honestly I have done a lot of trainings and yours was by far the best. – Jenny

After TJs excellent facilitation, his ‘recipe’ for successful teaching with asana cards, how could we not come out inspired and keen to do some teaching ourselves. Friends and family have booked in already! – Clare

It’s not an exaggeration to say that the course has been truly life changing for me. – Sarah M

Today I have now completed a 10 day Yin Certification at your beautiful studio.   I have loved the connections I have made – loved the teachings beyond words.   Honestly, it’s the best thing I have done in years.   I truly thank you and TJ for this.  – Jo

Who this Yin Yoga teacher training is for:

A self development course, a teacher training course, or both. You choose.

This training provides all of the requirements to become a fully certified yin yoga teacher.

Don’t want to teach? You don’t have to be an aspiring teacher. This yin yoga teacher training course also suits non-teachers who want a richer understanding of their body and yoga practice. If you are curious about meridian channels (energy), anatomy, connective tissue, meditation, joints, yoga philosophy and more, you will love this yoga training course.

Learn To:

  • Enrich and explore your own Yin Yoga practice
  • Guide a Yin Yoga class
  • Develop and refine Yin Yoga sequences
  • Instruct private Yin Yoga sessions

Level 1, 100 hrs non-residential Yin Yoga training at the Yoga Sanctuary in Auckland

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Dates & Costs

Feb 21 – 28, 2021

Earlybird rates

$1,683 – single.
$3,200 – yin-mate (for you and a mate)
this includes a $400 deposit that is non-refundable after 31 November, 2020


$1,990 – single.
$3,840 – yin-mate (you and your mate)
this includes a $400 deposit that is non-refundable after 31 November, 2020

Last minute: $2,400 on the day

Pre-course Payment Plans
Contact Denise to set up a payment plan and secure your spot.

2021 Schedule

Week 1

Week 2

61.5 contact hours 38.5 non contact hours (homework)

From our most recent training at Yoga Sanctuary…

The Yin Yoga training was excellent. Very thorough with a good mix of theory and practice. The studio was lovely. Isobel

Immerse yourself in our Yin Yoga Teacher Training course and learn to share the subtle meditative qualities of this practice. Created from a blend of the ethereal sciences of the West. Yin Yoga is all about balance.

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From our most recent training at Yoga Sanctuary…

What an awesome experience! TJ makes the course that is for sure. His calm manner and knowledge of Yin is awesome and made the training run with ease. I especially enjoyed learning Asana’s, Anatomy and Meditation. I have come away from the training with a great new respect to this practise. Thanks TJ.

Read TJ’s book… the Yin Nuance, The Tao of practicing and teaching Yin Yoga.
by TJ Maher

yin nuanceTo all my teachers and all beings. To live as mindfully and joyfully as I am able while sharing what I have learned is the best way that I can imagine to repay the many many teachings I have had in this blessed life.

May all benefit that come from my endeavours and this book be given to all beings, to release them from their suffering and guide them to realise their enlightenment.

“Like the ancient Tao Te Ching, written almost 2,500 years ago, the format of this book is accessible, easy to digest and a joy to read.” – Bernie Clark, author The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga.

“After reading this gem, I found myself leading my students in and out of ‘spacesuits’; exploring inner landscapes and playing with gravity. Prepare to step in and zip up for this nuance filled trip”  – Jessica Wolf, owner Wild Wolf’s Yoga Studio, Bristol UK.

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