Yin Yoga Teacher Training 2020 in UK, London, Europe & South Africa

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Yin Yoga Teacher Training 120hrs RYT with Yinstitute

Interested in teaching Yin Yoga?


Explore the healing art of Yin Yoga, Chakra and Meridian Theory, Mindfulness and Meditation with one of the UK’s most senior and experienced Yin Yoga teachers, Regina Kerschbaumer.

Yin yoga is a practice of mindfulness, where we ‘Stretch into Stillness and Health’. This teacher training is designed to give qualified yoga teachers the confidence to incorporate (the increasingly popular meditative practices of) Yin Yoga and Chakra meditation into their classes. The training focuses on the Anatomy of Yin Yoga, Chakras and Meridians but also explores other Mindfulness techniques.

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“Regina has a wonderful teaching style with a seemingly limitless knowledge on the subject. I came home from the training course feeling ready to begin teaching and sharing the amazing energy and knowledge that I learned during the week.” ~ Louise Steer


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Course Content

There are two parts to this 120hrs RYT training. During the first 60hrs we study the lower/yin body – ‘Yin Fundamentals’. During the second part of the training we gain a – ‘Energy Body’  – when explore the connection between the lower and upper body.

  • The Foundations, History and Practice of Yin Yoga
  • Functional Anatomy – Paul Grilley Method
  • Skeletal Variations
  • Meridian Theory
  • Chakra Theory and Meditation Techniques – Kriya Yoga
  • Yoga Nidra
  • Mindfulness
  • Yin against the Wall
  • Assisted Yin Yoga
  • Four Yang flows (inspired by Paul and Suzee Grilley) per Module


Who is this Training for?

  • Qualified Yoga teachers (200hrs RYT) as well as trainee and aspiring yoga teachers (although please be aware that you won’t be able to teach Yin Yoga until you have your 200 hour qualification)
  • Experienced Yin Yoga teachers looking for a refresher course, new information and ongoing training
  • Teachers who wants to learn more about the Chakras and Mindfulness
  • Also for therapistssocial workers, physiotherapists, chiropractors, psychotherapists, life coaches, psychologists, massage therapists.
  • Bodywork professionals who have a regular yoga practice and wish to integrate mindfulness and meditation techniques into your offerings.
  • Advanced yoga students – attending 2 or more yoga classes per week – who love yin yoga.  If you wish to know more about the practice, for personal yoga practice development.



I’m Regina (Regi) a highly qualified and experienced, international, senior Yoga Teacher. As a professional trainer and continuing education provider I have been accredited by the Yoga Alliance UK and USA.

I am a ‘disciple’ of Paul Grilley, the ‘godfather’ of Yin Yoga, having trained with him directly since 2006. I continued my studies directly under both Paul & Suzee Grilley (500+hrs RYT) and Sarah & Ty Powers (500+hrs RYT) for the past 14years. After more 15 years of teaching, with over 2000 RYT, and over 35 years of bodywork I decided that it is time to share my knowledge and passion of Yin Yoga with other like minded souls. Yinstitute for further Yin Yoga teacher training. You can read more about me here

I truly believe “A yoga teacher is a guru as well as a student for life.” 

Immerse yourself into the practice of Yin Yoga – Meridian Theory, Kriya Yoga, Chakra Meditation and Theory, Yoga Nidra and Embodied Mindfulness.  Join me for this advanced Yin Yoga Teacher Training.


“Thank you for all your inspiration, I found new inspiration through you and the course”.
~ Cornelia King


When & Where?

Yin Fundamentals – Module 1 – in Surrey, England 2020

  • Certification: 60 hours RYT (Module 1) with Yoga Orchid Yinstitute’s Yoga Alliance UK, further teacher training program.This Training is delivered using a modular approach – split between 3 weekend units, once a month, spread over 3 months, so that it can fit around your busy life, family or work schedule
  • Dates: over 3 weekends on a Saturday and a Sunday
Meridian sandwich: 
  • 16 – 17 May – Back layer of the Body (20hrs RYT)
  • 13 – 14 June – Middle Layer of the Body  (20hrs RYT)
  • 18 – 19 July – Front Layer of the Body (20 hrs RYT)
  • Venue: Wolff Clinic Purley Chiropractic Clinic, 140 Brighton Rd, Purley CR8 4HA
  • Price: Early registration for an early bird discount. Register by 28 February and save £100  –  £820.00
  • Registration fee after 1 March 2020 is £920.00 for the full course  
  • Flexible Delivery – if you miss any units you can always make up with a unit from the next training group to complete all units in the full course of 120hrs £330 per weekend if just doing part of the training.
  • Limited to 10 students – small group – the personal approach.
  • Reserve your space with a £350 deposit (full training) or £150 (per weekend).


Yin Yoga and The Chakras – The Energy Body – Module 2

Certification: 60 hours RYT (Module 2) with Yoga Orchid Yinstitute’s Yoga Alliance UK, further teacher training program – Yin Yoga and The Energy Body.  This module is to be delivered in a retreat format and we will focus on the Meridians of the upper body and learn how to create balance in the charge of Chakras.

An opportunity to immerse completely into the theory and practices of Yin Yoga and The Energy body whilst away form the daily ‘do-do-list’. Daily meditations in the quiet and peacefulness of Mother Earth as the sun rise and set over the African ‘bush field” – nature at it’s best. Between lectures you are free to go for strolls amongst the giraffes, zebras and antelopes, dip in the pool, we will all join in to create and enjoy social bring-and-share meals. We will go on game drives in the late afternoons and discuss our studies around the open campfire at night, under the stars of the African sky.  An opportunity of a lifetime!

21 – 27 October 2020 at Simunye Healing and Wellness – Game Farm Retreat – South Africa 
  • Early Bird Discount: Cost of course with 6 nights accommodation if registered before 31 May 2020
  • R11 950.00 per person in shared accommodation
  • R13 450 per person in single accommodation – limited spaces
  • Registration after the Early Bird discount: R12 549.00 shared accommodation and R13 969.00 for single
  • Training starts 9.00 am on Wednesday the 21 October – until 12.00 midday on 27 October
  • Course without accommodation R10 500.00
  • Reserve your space on the waiting list with R1 500.00 deposit
  • Limited to 10 students


  • International Yoga Alliance Certification – 60hrs RYT
  • Extended Manual
  • Accommodation: 6 nights in 5* air-conditioning, self-catering bungalows, daily game drive, wood, towels, condiments and bathroom necessities included
  • Water, tea and coffee

Not Included: Food, alcohol and travel cost


Simunye is a game farm, conference and wellness centre outside Brits, North West run by Debbie and Jill.  

“About us…  ‘We Are One’ is the meaning of the Zulu word Simunye, and that is the foundation of everything in our business.  From that foundation, we create opportunities and space for healing and wellness.

Our private game farm retreat is a very special part of our business spanning 215 hectares and consisting of a healthy balance of trees, bush, grasses and animals native to our location in the North West Province of South Africa.

The land hosts 200+ wild game animals including Kudu, Wildebeest (Gnu), Nyala, Springbok, Blesbok, Gemsbok (Oryx), Eland, Impala, Waterbuck, Zebra and Giraffe.  We also have various species of reptiles and an abundance of bird life.
We are in an attractive location for visitors, within two hours of O R Tambo airport, Pretoria and Johannesburg, situated in a quiet area 10 km from the paved rural roads.  It is the perfect break away for people wanting a wildlife retreat environment in the southern Africa bush.
The landscape is suitable for walking and MTB biking, as there are no predator animals on the farm.  For a more leisurely stay, guests can relax in our swimming pool with some animals often approaching just 5 meters away.  If sitting by the camp fire at night is a favourite pastime, then people will love the large, well set out braai area we have with full view of animals grazing at the fence. 
We offer morning and afternoon game drives and often see many of our wild game as we explore. On request we offer Yoga classes, Healing Touch therapy (working on the energy body), and Sports or Relaxation Massage. 
The conference and residential hub is fully fenced, and the game animals are daily around the fenced area. Our Wellness and Conference Centre, with surrounding grounds, is suitably laid out for Yoga Retreats and small conference arrangements.  In our residential offering, we have four upscale self-catering chalets fully air conditioned, and all chalets have access to an intimate communal lodge with shared kitchen facilities if group meals are preferred.
We always control the number of guests on the farm, together with the purpose of their stay, to ensure a quiet, peaceful experience for everyone.” 
2021 – UK/Europe – venue to be confirmed


Why you should invest in this further training?

Are you an experienced yoga teacher, body worker or therapist who wants to take your teaching to the next level? Deepen your understanding of not only the physical body but also the emotional, mental and energetic body. This Advanced Further Training for Yoga Teachers will provide you with comprehensive understanding in how to introduce into your teaching the principles of Yin Yoga and the Chakras.  

You will gain a thorough understanding of the ‘Meridian Sandwich’ how to use Yin postures and Chakra meditations to balance the energetic systems of the body.  In addition you will learn complementary Yang-flows (inspired by Paul and Suzee Grilley) designed to improve strength, agility and to stimulate the circulatory system of the body.

Numbers on the course are limited to ten. Material will be presented in a way that is accessible and interactive. This small group experience because it is much more personal and threrefore can be a significant factor in supporting the process of learning.

Contact me now for a 45 min Skype call

  • to discuss what you are looking for
  • for me to explain what Yinstitute offers
  • to make sure we are a good fit
  • to find out more about the authentic Yin Yoga style of teaching
  • for you to ask questions
  • I will send you a link to a recording of a 90 minute Yin class.
  • After the call I will let you know if this training is the right one for you.

Not sure about Yin Yoga?

Come along to one of my classes or the Master class on a Saturday afternoon in Purley to try out a Yin class, see how the students respond and meet your teacher. Next Masterclass is on 25 April.


Yinstitute teacher training is a lifelong commitment and I will continue to support all of my students personally with:

  • A facilitated teacher sangha, with a member only facebook group “Yinsters of Yinstitute” access to share and support each other.
  • I regularly post reflections, news and articles to help inspire you and your teaching.
  • offering you £5 discount on the CPD Masterclasses (Yoga Alliance accredited) to keep you up to date after your training and give you a chance to regularly experience deep Yin Yoga practice and Yoga Nidra
  • 10% discounts to attend week long yoga retreats with a mix of students and Yinstitute trained teachers
  • Most importantly –  to advertise your classes to potential students in your area – an Alumni page on the Yoga Orchid website.


Summary of Training

A total of 60(RYT) hours training per module:

6 Hours of Kriya Yoga (Chakra Meditations)

8 Hours of Chakra Theory

15 Hours of Asana Practice and Theory

7 Hours Philosophy of Mindfulness (Theory and Practices)

4 Hours Yoga Philosophy

6 Hours of Yoga Nidra

14 Hours of required Self Study (Reading and Written Assignments)


Required text:

Module 1:

  • Yin Yoga: principles and practice by Paul Grilley. ISBN 1935952706
  • Autobiography of a Yogi – Paramahansa Yogananda
  • Video: Anatomy for Yoga with Paul Grilley.

Module 2:

  • Insight Yoga  – Sarah Powers
  • The Complete guide to Yin Yoga – Bernie Clark
  • Yoga Nidra – Kamini Desai
  • Video: Yin Yoga  – Paul Grilley


Reserve your place

Apply now. Read the terms and conditions and fill in the application form below.

Application Form with Terms & Conditions


Why Retreat?

More about Chakra Theory 

For enquiries please call Regina on +44 787 613 3036.

“Yoga is a light, which once lit, will never dim. The better your practice, the brighter the flame.”

   ~ B.K.S. Iyengar