The Home Page of Yin Yoga
Welcome to the home for Yin Yoga on the web. Many people come here because of a question: “What is Yin Yoga?” The answer is not really found through a website but you can start to understand Yin Yoga by watching this short video: An Introduction To Yin Yoga. The video is just the beginning of the answer – to really understand Yin Yoga, or any form of yoga, one must experience it. Reading about yoga is like reading a menu when you are hungry: interesting, maybe even mouth watering, but until you actually partake of what you are seeing, your need will not be quenched.
This site, in the words of Paul Grilley, is “a website for all things yin.” Inside you will find a complete online book (YinSights) describing the history and benefits of Yin Yoga, how to do the practice, explanations of the most common postures (asanas), through both video presentations and written descriptions, and even YouTube playlists that can guide you through several complete Yin Yoga practices. You will also find links to more elegant video resources that can give you a deeper taste of Yin Yoga and a Teacher Directory with listings of Yin Yoga teachers all around the world.
And if you still have questions after all this, there is a Forum where you can ask questions about yoga in general or about Yin Yoga specifically. The purpose of this site is to help the interested student start her own journey of discovery, while providing some help to the many who are already deep into the practice. Keep checking back over time as we continue to build and grow this site as a resource you can come to over and over again, as you travel your unique path.
Enjoy the journey! Bernie Clark,
Creator of YinYoga.com
Both the in-person 50-hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training Program with Diana Batts and Bernie Clark and the 40-hour Meditation Revealed with Nathalie Keiller and Bernie Clark have been cancelled for the foreseeable future, which includes all of 2021. This is due to the coronavirus pandemic and the closing of the host studio, Semperviva. It remains to be determined if or when we will resume in-person trainings.
However, many students have requested an online version of the Yin Yoga teacher training and we are happy to announce that this is happening. A short 8-hour Yin Yoga session and a full 50-hour online Yin Yoga Teacher Training program are available. Both of these trainings are eligible for continuing education credits with Yoga Alliance. The 50-hour online Yin Yoga Teacher Training course is very similar to the in-person offering with the added benefit of — you can watch the recordings of the presentations over and over again. Full details can be found at Yoga International. The next course is scheduled to begin May 10 – 16, 2021.
In this training, you will learn the techniques of yin yoga in a way that will allow you to share this practice with others. Bernie Clark and Diana Batts will guide you through the theory behind yin yoga, illustrating the physiological, energetic, and psychological benefits. You’ll also dive deeply into the practice, learning how to safely do yin yoga as well as teach it to others. Your teaching of all styles of yoga will be affected through many “Aha!” moments.
2021 dates are:
To learn more or to register for this training, please visit our hosts Yoga International
Meditation Revealed has been suspended for the foreseeable future due to the coronavirus pandemic and the closing of the host studio. We do hope to offer this course again in 2022 but dates and location are to be determined.
Up-to-Date Knowledge and Practices to Increase Spinal Stability, Mobility, Endurance, and Well-Being. Professor Stuart McGill is a world-renowned expert in spine biomechanics. Along with Bernie Clark, he will lead you to discover:
- The code—the science of the spine
- The art—applying the science to your body
- Practices—taking it to the mat
- The nature of yin and yang
- To practice with intention and attention
- The 3 principles of the yin yoga
- The reality of human variations
- To create a functional yoga practice
- To develop anti-fragility
- To develop mindfulness
Bernie Clark has a passion of sharing. He has done this via his live classes for 20 years and also through his videos, teacher trainings, this web site and through his writings. Below are 4 of the most recent books written by Bernie, which he hopes will help you deepen your practice.