Trauma-Sensitive Yin Yoga Teacher Training - a Mindful and Somatic
50-hour Continuing Education
“They don’t need to relive the past but simply be willing to notice the effect of remembering on their present experience and employ resources whenever they
need to regulate.” - Pat Ogden
In this course, you will learn the foundations of Yin, how to interweave the
teachings of mindfulness and compassion into your yoga teaching, and trauma
In the morning sessions, we will cover the human variations and functional
anatomy of Yin.
In the afternoon sessions, we will cover what’s trauma and how to support your
students by enriching their inner resources.
The course material includes:
The Physical Body – practical approach for Yin and extensive knowledge
of working with different body types.
● Human Variations
● 7 Archetypal Groups of Poses
● The Range of Motion
● The Support – Unique ways to support the students with props
The Energy Body and Inner Methods in Yin
● Breathing – Working with Wind Energy
● The Nervous System and Yin
● Pranayama for healing the body and cultivating wisdom
Mindfulness and Compassion
● Mindfulness as a resource
● The 4 Limitless Ones – Loving Kindness, Compassion, Joy and
● How to bring mindfulness and compassion teaching into a Yin class
● How to bring mindfulness and compassion into everyday life and
The Art of Teaching Yin
● Creative Sequencing
● The language of Yin
● The Power of Listening, Welcoming and Loving Presence
Teachers will leave with a deep understanding of human variations and how to
work with different body types in Yin Yoga, gaining the confidence of teaching
Yin Yoga with the knowledge of human variances, mindfulness, and supporting
Teachers will also learn the language of Yin teaching.
Teachers will learn the art of giving space and silence and guide students into a
Teachers will learn how to confidently support students and give different
options & modifications when there are different levels in one class.
Fiona is a dedicated yoga and mindfulness practitioner and teacher with over 12 years of teaching experience. Having previously owned two successful yoga studios and led numerous teacher trainings, Fiona is committed to empowering her students and clients by sharing the tools of yoga, Mindfulness and Compassion.
Fiona’s strengths are teaching Yin Yoga, Yin Yang, Hatha, Meditation, Pranayama, as well as integrating Traditional Chinese Medicine principles, Daoist yoga and Mindfulness into her teaching. Through growing up in China, but also studying with world-class yoga teachers like Sarah Powers, Bernie Clark, Jo Phee, Tiffany Cruikshank, Tara Judelle, Scott Lyons, Donna Farhi, Jules Mitchell and Noah Maze, Fiona hold both the Eastern and Western philosophies simultaneously, having interwoven their unique and individual wisdom into both her daily life and her teaching.
Fiona’s commitment to both her young family and teaching, recently led her to sell the second of her two studios to create space for herself to offer more retreats and yoga teacher trainings.