50 Hours Yin Yoga Teacher Training in Portugal

05th to 09th of June 2019, in Madeira Island, Portugal

Course Taught in Portuguese!

Yin Yoga differs from other yoga practices by presenting a passive and smooth characteristic that stimulates self observation and introspection.

One of the intentions of Yin Yoga is to deepen and  complement more dynamic physical activities (Yang nature activities).

The aim in this practice is to work Yin quality tissues os the body, such as connective tissue. The work done with the connective tissue is different from the work done with the muscles. Because they do not respond as fast as muscles, connective tissues need to be exercised differently.


The yin postures are postures that develop the flexibility and release of blocked prana, while providing throughout the practices a feeling of relaxation and connection. During Yin Yoga classes, students remain in the postures for 3 to 5 minutes, relaxing all the muscles. It can be said that this is an exercise of 'traction' (using body weight along with gravity) and time in positions so that the connective tissue can move slowly, safely.


During practice, most of the time, the focus of the postures is on the lumbar and hip, to make them more flexible / 'open'. This 'opening' of the lumbar region and the hip brings benefits to the practice of meditation, which is done with more comfort and stability in the sitting posture.


An important goal of practice is to induce us to slow down from a routine and detach ourselves from the stress of everyday life, to devote time to restore our energies, a time for contemplation and introspection, a time devoted to body and mind. This 'time' is often left out with our habit of always 'be doing' some activity. Many times we do not know how tired we are until we give ourselves this space to stop and simply 'be there'.


Yin Yoga is a practice focused on silence, and on the physical and mental connection. During the practices, one observes the mental states and physical sensations, with the intention of bringing the quality of attention and consciousness, without attachment. The practicioner understands then the nature of impermanence, where sensations and thoughts are constant and we become observers of ourselves.


It is necessary to have at least 6 months of regular yoga practice (in any style practicing asanas / yoga poses). This prerequisite is required for the safety and well-being of all participants, since it has an intensive format and a strong physical demand.



The course is adapted to the standards of the International Yoga Alliance www.yogaalliance.org and is considered by the institution as a continuing education course (YACEP) with 50 hours credit.

Students with previous certification in any style of yoga:
In order to receive the certificate, the participant must successfully complete all course activities and have at least 80% attendance in class. After the end of the course and all activities completed, the student will receive the certification that will enable him to teach Yin Yoga classes.

Students without previous certification in any style of yoga:
To receive the certificate, the participant must successfully complete all course activities and have at least 80% attendance in class. After the end of the course and all activities completed, the student will receive the certificate of participation in the Yin Yoga course, and may later request the certificate of specialization after participating in a training of at least 200 hours in any style of yoga.

Learn about the teachers:

Rebeca Petry & Leo Fontana A.S Chaitanya

Course Syllabus:

  • Teaching methodology, sequencing and training

  • Yin Asanas (yin postures) ~ 30 Postures

  • Anatomy e Physiology (related to Yin Yoga)

  • Meditation

  • Pranayama (breathing techniques)

  • Ethics and life style of a Yoga Teacher

  • Use of props

  • Principles of Yin Yoga

  • History of Yin Yoga

  • Practical teaching

  • Practicum teaching class, writing final exam (the student will create a Yin Yoga class based on given criteria)


Sample of the Daily Schedule:

  • 08:00 - Yin Yoga/Pranayama Practice

  • 10:00 - Breakfast

  • 11:00 - Theory

  • 13:00 - Lunch

  • 14:30 - Theory

  • 15:45 - Practical Study of Yin Yoga Practice/Asanas

Note: The schedule may change according to the needs of the group.

Super-Early Bird:

(paid in total by February 20th)


Early Bird:

(paid in total by May 20th)


Tuition Fee:


Note: The price includes the course, certification by Yoga Alliance International, accommodation, three daily meals and study material.

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