Yin Yoga 2019-09-30T13:34:24+00:00

Dive (Y)in!

Yin Yoga Training

Yin Yoga already challenges you to sink deeper into your hips and spine than you believed was possible. In this training you will plunge deeper into the system, seeking to understand key concepts necessary to teach safe, effective and powerful Yin Yoga classes.

Corina  offers a Level One 3oHr Training and a 20Hr Level Two Training as a stand alone training or as part of our 300Teacher Training electives.

About the Program

We will investigate the foundational shapes of yin yoga, and explore appropriate ways of modifying poses to meet individual students’ needs. Included in the training are daily yin yoga practices and opportunities to work with partners and small groups. You will feel confident teaching yin yoga and also be able to field students’ questions with confidence and true clarity.

These trainings may be taken as a stand-alone training or selected as part of the required elective courses for the 300-hour Teacher Training. It also qualifies as Continuing Education requirements with Yoga Alliance.

30Hr  Yin Training Level One:

  • Theory of Yin/Yang/Tao and how these concepts are embedded in the practice and are vastly illuminating in a quest for balance
  • Tension and Compression, two of yoga’s primary stressors
  • Anatomy & Physiology: Bones, Muscles, Fascia, and Organs
  • Anatomical Uniqueness and “Inside-Out Alignment”
  • Nadis/Meridians, Breath Practices for Yin Yoga
  • Teaching Methodologies, Contraindications, and tailoring the practice to different populations

20 Hr Yin Training Level Two:

  • Organs and Emotions, Patterns of Excess, Deficiency and Balance
  • Meridians, Chakras, Life Issues and Associations
  • A.A.F.F.R.: a formula for responding to emotional responses in yin yoga practice
  • Breathing practices to invite the fullness of experience
  • Safe, Sacred and Neutral: prerequisite for personal YINquiry



Are you Ready?

This training may be taken as a stand-alone training or selected as part of the required elective courses for the 300-hour Teacher Training. It also qualifies as Continuing Education requirements with Yoga Alliance.

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Corina Benner

E-RYT200, YACEP, 500hr Yoga Therapeutics, Director of Wake Up Yoga
Corina wholeheartedly believes that the ancient practice of yoga perfectly complements our modern pursuit of vibrant health, personal fulfillment, harmonious relationships and spiritual enrichment. Viewing asana practice as an entry-point to self-study, Corina weaves the tenets of yoga philosophy into her teaching, inspiring students to discover how this age-old practice remains relevant today in their own lives both on and off the mat. Her positive vibrations and contagious optimism empower students of all levels to practice with enthusiasm, while her detailed instruction, poetic language and intelligent sequencing create a safe space for students to explore the landscapes of their body, mind, heart and soul.
In 2002, she opened Wake Up Yoga, inspired to create a warm and nurturing cOMmUNITY-centered yoga studio where people of all ages, stages, colors and flavors could come together. She has been teaching a 200-hour Foundational Training since 2002, and Yin Yoga Teacher Trainings since 2005, and has taught both programs locally, nationally and internationally. In addition to her initial training, Corina’s teachings and understanding of yoga have been influenced Rodney Yee, Shiva Rea, Yin teacher Paul Grilley. Anodea Judith, Manorama, of Sanskrit Studies and Paul JJ Alix.
As one of her primary teachers, Paul Grilley has imparted a deep respect for anatomical difference, which is the guiding principle behind alignment instructions in Yin Yoga. Corina recently completed a 500 hour Yoga Therapeutics Teacher Training at the IHYT in Ontario, Canada, exploring therapeutic applications of yoga to treat; anxiety and depression, cancer and end-of-life care, chronic pain and grief, along with study of structural alignment, and Ayurveda. She has been fortified by a steady meditation practice since 1999.