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Yin Yoga Teacher Training in India

This Yin yoga teacher training course is scientifically programmed to maintain a perfect balance between body and soul while practicing yoga postures. You not only learn the basics, how different postures work on different parts of the body, and how deep they impact while offering you relaxation, but will also master the skills to relay this form of Yin yoga to your students effectively. With yoga, pranayama, meditation, and practice, Vinyasa Yoga Academy makes sure to expose you to all essential elements of Yin yoga so that you can become a teacher of this form.

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Yogi Vishnu
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  • 80-hour Yin yoga teacher training
  • Course material, cleansing kits, and mats
  • Understand the flow of chi inside the human body
  • Pick-up service from Dehradun Airport (DED)
  • 1 free relaxing Ayurvedic massage
  • Daily nutritious meals and tea
  • 9 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles

9 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 12 participants
Airport transfer included: Jolly Grant Airport
Airport transfer available:
Indira Gandhi International Airport (US$85 per person)
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  • Dining area
  • Terrace
  • Yoga studio
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry

You will be accommodated at Vinyasa Yoga Academy, the most reputed Vinyasa yoga school in India, surrounded by a silent environment with a 360-degree mountain view situated on the bank of Ganges River (300 meters away). The world famous Ram Jhula and Laxman Jhula suspension bridges are about 400 meters from the school. The peaceful surroundings will help you become aware of yourself and more focused on your study while you are there.

There are 22 rooms with an incredible view of the Himalayan Mountains, two yoga halls, one dining hall, one big terrace, and a big rooftop. Beautiful sunrises and sunsets bring a different feeling during the morning and evening practices. The local shops, cafes, restaurants, and ATMs are downtown which is just 300 meters from the school. Your home in Rishikesh is away from the pollution and honking of the roads and at the same time very close to all your needs.

They have double and single rooms according to your preferences. All rooms have a private en-suite toilet, hot shower, big balcony, and mountain view. The rooms are comfortable and clean bed sheets, pillows, bath towels, toilet paper, and blankets are provided. Each room has a beautiful picture of Buddha to give you a feeling of calmness. Free Wi-Fi, laundry, and filtered water are available in the ashram.



The course/hours count as Continuing Education hours for Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®) only.

Yin yoga

Yin yoga originates from the Taoist principle of Yin and Yang, two completely opposite natures complementary to each other. Yin yoga is a powerful, slow, and subtle form of yoga which offers dipper impact to tendons and muscles, with a meditative layer, too. During this form of yoga, asanas are combined with pranayama and meditation with a passive relaxation along with deep opening. The postures in this form of yoga are mostly practiced on the floor and held for a longer duration (two to five minutes) which is aimed at deeper impacting the body.

Yin yoga works with muscles and connective tissues which are considered almost 90 percent resistance to the flexibility of the human body. With its longer duration of pose-hold and practice of breath control, Yin yoga offers a relatively deeper impact while guiding in the direction of complete calmness. Asanas in Yin yoga are relatively similar to that of Indian Hatha yoga but practiced differently to offer a completely different meaning to relaxation and energy harvesting.

You will understand the flow of chi inside the human body and learn to master the art of guiding chi in your desired direction. With an understanding of fascia, meridians, and energy systems you will be offered yoga teacher training that is highly rational and fruitful. They teach you motion analysis, breathing techniques, use of props, variations in different forms of asanas, and flow of chi in the body.

With this Yin yoga teacher training course you will gain a deeper insight into the energy flow of yoga with mastering the skills of harnessing power and attainment of supreme relaxation. As this is a slow-moving yoga during which holding a pose is important, the instructors at Vinyasa Yoga Academy ensure that the students learn the exact difference between Yin yoga, the relatively similar Hatha yoga, and practice, and complete trance.

What characterizes Vinyasa Yoga Academy

The Vinyasa Yoga Academy team consists of highly qualified Indian teachers and staff members. All teachers have a unique approach with a personal touch of love, paying attention to the group's process but also meeting the student's personal needs. The humble staff members will do everything in their power to make your stay as convenient as possible, making you feel at home.

Yin yoga teacher training extended curriculum

Yin yoga

  • Yin and Yang style
  • Functional and aesthetics
  • 3 tattvas
  • Individual skeletal structure
  • Restriction to a range of motion
  • Compression and tension
  • Target area for upper body and lower body
  • Joints segments of the body
  • Types of body tissue
  • Mudras
  • The breath
  • Sequencing
  • The five elements
  • Classification of emotions and affirmation of the meridians
  • Facial and Yin specific body meridian system (meridian flow wheel / bladder meridians)

Yin pranayama

  • Ujjayi breath
  • Nadi shodana / Yin Anulom Vilom
  • Dirga
  • Kapalbhatti
  • Bhramari

Yin Mudras

  • Gyan Mudra
  • Prithvi Mudta
  • Varuna Mudra
  • Vayu Mudra
  • Shunya Mudra
  • Surya Mudra
  • Prana Mudra
  • Apana Mudra
  • Apana Vayu Mudra
  • Linga Mudra

Yin Bandhas

  • Mulabandha
  • Uddiyana
  • Jalandhar
  • Maha Bandha teaching

List of Yin asanas

  • Melting heart pose
  • Ankle stretch pose
  • Banana pose
  • Half butterfly pose
  • Butterfly pose
  • Camel pose
  • Cat pulling its tail pose
  • Caterpillar pose
  • Child’s pose
  • Dangling pose
  • Deer pose
  • Dragon pose
  • Frog pose
  • Happy baby pose
  • Reclining spinal
  • Twist pose
  • Saddle pose
  • Shoelace pose
  • Snail pose
  • Sphinx pose
  • Seal pose
  • Square pose
  • Squat pose
  • Straddle pose
  • Swan pose
  • Toe squat pose
  • Savasana

Yin meditation

  • Basics of meditation
  • How to sit in meditation
  • How to breathe in meditation
  • How to relax in meditation
  • How to focus your mind in meditation
  • Breath awareness meditation
  • Chakra awakening meditation
  • So Ham

Yogi cleansing technique / shatkarma

  • Neti
  • Trataka
  • Kapalbhari

Daily schedule

  • 05:00 Morning bell
  • 06:00 Pranayama / Mudras
  • 07:30 Yin yoga practice
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 10:30 Self-study
  • 11:30 Alignment, adjustment, and methodology
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 15:00 Yoga anatomy / body meridian system
  • 16:30 Yin yoga sequence
  • 18:00 Meditation
  • 19:30 Dinner
  • 21:00 Lights off

In order to attend the orientation program, one should arrive at least a day before the starting of the course. On the first day at 10:00 a.m., the course will start with a yoga ritual. On the last day of the course, a graduation ceremony takes place and it finishes by 19:00 p.m., therefore departure should be planned one day after the completion of the course.


A high degree of self-motivation is required for all aspects of the course. The practice and especially the teaching of yoga demand a high degree of self-discipline and purity. To ensure the success of the program, participants are required to attend all spiritual activities, meditation sessions, lectures, and asana classes. Meat, fish, eggs, black tea, coffee, alcohol, tobacco, drugs, and nudity are prohibited during the course as they are counterproductive to the yoga practice.

Principles and guidelines

  • Vinyasa Yoga Academy is a traditional Vinyasa yoga school.
  • The teaching starts early in the morning. The time schedule of the practices changes according to the seasons.
  • Respectful behavior is mandatory at all times on and off the premises.
  • To respect the rules and regulations, Vinyasa Yoga Academy will not refund the fee of students after joining the course.
  • Vinyasa Yoga Academy must be informed in advance if the student is not going to attend a meal.
  • Before departure from Vinyasa Yoga Academy, students must return all the books from the library.
  • Non-vegetarian food, smoking, and drinking alcohol are not allowed on the Vinyasa Yoga Academy premises.

General rules

  • On the premises modest dressing is mandatory.
  • Silence should be maintained after 8:00 p.m.
  • Regular homework should be completed.
  • All classes are mandatory to attend.
  • As a part of the evaluation procedure there will be a final exam both theoretical and practical.
  • Vinyasa Yoga Academy reserves the right to disqualify any student at any time during the training for misconduct or breaking the rules.


Yogi Vishnu Panigrahi

Retreat location

This yoga teacher training will take place in Rishikesh, India. Rishikesh, also referred to as the yoga capital of the world, is a unique place to study yoga. Surrounded by the holy waters of the Ganges River, set onto the hills of the beautiful, green Himalayan Mountains you'll experience an instant and natural feeling of true happiness and gratitude.

There you can enjoy the nightly Ganga Aarti (fire offering) on the Ganges in the evenings. All and all granted for a truly spiritual journey into India, completing your yoga course with an uplifted spirit and feeling compassion for everything surrounding you.


  • Dehradun - 30 minutes
  • Ganges River, 300 meters
  • Ram Jhula and Laxman Jhula, 400 meters

Unique features


  • Massage


  • Balcony
  • Dining area
  • River
  • Yoga studio


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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During your stay, you will be provided with daily vegetarian breakfast, lunch, and dinner included in the price. There is pure filtered water available for students 24 / 7, free of charge. Tea is also included.

Meat, fish, eggs, black tea, coffee, alcohol, and tobacco are prohibited on the premises.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Yogic
  • Other dietary requirements on request
  • Ayurvedic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

During your free time, you can enjoy the nightly Ganga Aarti (fire offering) on the Ganges in the evenings.

What's included

  • Course material, cleansing kits, and mat
  • 1 free Ayurvedic massage
  • Free pick-up service from Dehradun Airport (DED)
  • Daily nutritious meals and tea
  • 3 nights accommodation

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Air-conditioner
  • Room heater

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Dehradun Airport (DED). Transfer from Dehradun Airport (DED) is included. The organizer will pick you up from the airport.

You can also book your flight to arrive at Delhi Airport (DEL). From Delhi Airport (DEL) it's a six-hour drive to Rishikesh. Vinyasa Yoga Academy has a transportation package for 150 USD which will cover your airport pick-up, transfer from Delhi to Rishikesh (by car), and after completion of the course transfer back from Rishikesh to Delhi. One way transportation from Delhi Airport (DEL) to Rishikesh can also be provided for 85 USD.

In case your flight arrives late at night and you want to stay overnight in Delhi, the airport pick-up cost will be 25 USD and a reasonably good accommodation at a hotel in Delhi can be arranged for 40 or 50 USD. The travel arrangements made by Vinyasa Yoga Academy are executed under the supervision of professionals and they are always ready with a back-up plan in case of emergencies.

Another good option is to travel by train (from Delhi Airport (DEL) to New Delhi train station by car, then by train to Haridwar and from Haridwar to Rishikesh by car). Travel by bus is quite cheap, but a bit inconvenient for first time visitors.

Arrival by train

Buy your train ticket to arrive at Haridwar train station. From Haridwar train station to Rishikesh you can arrive by car.

Airport: Jolly Grant Airport Airport transfer included: Jolly Grant Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport Airport transfer available: Indira Gandhi International Airport (US$85 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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