Yin Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India

In the serene foothills of the majestic Himalayas, nestled in the yoga capital of the world, Rishikesh, lies Adi Yoga Ashram—a sanctuary of peace and wisdom. Here, amidst the tranquil surroundings, seekers from around the globe gather to deepen their understanding of yoga and start on transformative journeys. One such profound offering is the Yin Yoga Teacher Training, a unique practice that sets itself apart from other yoga disciplines. Lets explore the essence of Yin Yoga, its distinguishing features, and the enriching Yin Yoga Teacher Training Rishikesh offered by Adi Yoga Ashram. Yin Yoga is a gentle and introspective practice that focuses on accessing the deeper layers of the body, mind, and soul. Unlike more dynamic and active forms of yoga, Yin Yoga involves long-held passive poses that target the connective tissues, joints, and deep fascial networks. The primary aim of Yin Yoga is to cultivate stillness, surrender, and a meditative state of mind. It offers an opportunity to slow down, release tension, and find balance in our fast-paced and demanding lives.

What sets Yin Yoga apart from other yoga practices is its emphasis on holding poses for an extended duration, typically ranging from 3 to 5 minutes or even longer. This extended duration allows the practitioner to access the deeper layers of the body, including the fascia, tendons, and ligaments. By gently stressing these tissues, Yin Yoga stimulates their regeneration and promotes flexibility, mobility, and overall joint health. Yin Yoga also works on the energetic level, enhancing the flow of prana (life force) through the body's meridian system, which can help restore balance and harmony. Yin Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India, at Adi Yoga Ashram, offers a comprehensive and immersive program designed for yoga enthusiasts and aspiring teachers. Led by experienced and knowledgeable instructors, the course provides a deep understanding of Yin Yoga principles, philosophy, and techniques. Students delve into the anatomical aspects of the practice, exploring the effects of long-held poses on the body's connective tissues.

The Yin Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh encompasses a wide range of topics, including the principles of Yin and Yang, meridian theory, mindfulness meditation, breathwork, and the art of sequencing Yin Yoga classes. Participants gain in-depth knowledge of the subtle body and its energy channels, learning how to enhance the flow of prana through specific Yin Yoga postures. The training also delves into the therapeutic applications of Yin Yoga, exploring how it can be used to address common physical and emotional imbalances.

At Adi Yoga Ashram, the Yin Yang Yoga Teacher Training is infused with the essence of traditional yogic wisdom and philosophy. Students are guided in understanding the deeper dimensions of Yin Yoga beyond the physical practice. The course integrates yogic teachings on meditation, mindfulness, and self-inquiry, allowing participants to develop a holistic approach to their personal practice and teaching.

The serene and spiritually charged environment of Rishikesh serves as the perfect backdrop for this transformative journey. Known as the World Yoga Capital, Rishikesh offers a unique atmosphere conducive to deep introspection and spiritual growth. Surrounded by the sacred Ganges River, lush forests, and majestic mountains, students are immersed in the healing energy of nature, enhancing their experience of Yin Yoga and self-discovery.

Begin the path of teaching Yin Yoga by joining the Yin Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh at Adi Yoga Ashram. Discover the profound tranquility and healing power of Yin Yoga as you dive deep into the practice, expand your knowledge, and nurture your personal growth. Unlock the transformative potential of Yin Yoga and become an inspiring teacher, sharing this ancient wisdom with others around the world.

Yin Yoga TTC Certification

The Yin Yoga Certification program is a comprehensive training that equips participants with the necessary skills to become certified Yin Yoga teachers. Recognized by Yoga Alliance as a YACEP (Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider) program, this certification offers a profound understanding of Yin Yoga principles, techniques, and teaching methodologies. With a focus on sequencing, safety guidelines, and practical application, participants gain the confidence to lead transformative Yin Yoga classes. Upon successful completion of the program, participants receive a distinguished certification, validating their expertise in this unique yoga style.

Note:- It is important to note that while this program is open to all individuals interested in learning Yin Yoga, aspiring registered Yin Yoga teachers must first complete a 200-hour yoga teacher training program. This prerequisite ensures that participants can register their certification with Yoga Alliance, gaining the recognition and credibility as certified Yin Yoga teachers.


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Why Choose Adi Yoga Ashram for Your First Yin Yoga Course?

When considering your first Yin Yoga Teacher Training Course (TTC), Adi Yoga Ashram emerges as an exceptional choice for several compelling reasons. Firstly, our ashram in Rishikesh, India, is renowned for its authentic teachings and serene environment, providing an ideal setting for self-exploration and learning. Our experienced and dedicated instructors offer comprehensive training, ensuring a solid foundation in Yin Yoga practice. Additionally, Adi Yoga Ashram emphasizes individualized attention, ensuring that each student receives personalized guidance and support throughout their TTC journey. With a focus on safety, quality, and holistic development, Adi Yoga Ashram is the perfect destination to start on your Yin Yoga TTC and nurture your passion for this transformative practice.

Adi Yoga Ashram
  • Reputed and Traditional: Adi Yoga Ashram is renowned as one of the most respected and traditional Yoga Schools in Rishikesh. Its rich heritage and commitment to authentic yoga teachings make it a trusted institution.
  • Convenient Location: Nestled in an idyllic setting near the vibrant market area of Rishikesh, Adi Yoga Ashram offers a prime location that is easily accessible. You can explore the local markets, indulge in traditional cuisine, and experience the lively atmosphere of the city, all within a short walk from the ashram.
  • Experienced Yoga Teachers: With a team of 30+ experienced yoga teachers specializing in various subjects, Adi Yoga Ashram ensures high-quality instruction and personalized guidance. Their expertise and dedication contribute to a transformative learning experience.
  • Global Community: Adi Yoga Ashram welcomes students from all corners of the world, fostering a diverse and inclusive community. Interacting with fellow yoga enthusiasts from different cultures enhances the overall experience and promotes cross-cultural understanding.
  • Proven Track Record: Over the years, hundreds of yoga students have been trained in various styles at Adi Yoga Ashram, establishing its reputation as a trusted institution for comprehensive yoga education.

Why Choose Rishikesh for Yoga and a Brief Overview of the Course

Exploring the Benefits of Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh

Rishikesh - A Hub for Authentic Yoga Schools!

Rishikesh, nestled in the Northern region of India amidst the majestic Himalayas, is blessed by the holy river Ganges. This enchanting city has earned its reputation as one of the world's finest destinations for yoga. Imagine the serenity of practicing yoga while sitting on the banks of the sacred Ganges.

Rishikesh Radiates Awe-Inspiring Divine Energy!

starting on a yoga teacher training course in Rishikesh offers an unparalleled experience, thanks to the incredible ambiance, cool breeze, and serene environment. Immerse yourself in the rich Indian culture as you spend a month learning in the sacred abode once inhabited by ancient rulers and sages.

Food & Accommodation

Clean and comfortable accommodation comprises of single private rooms and double shared rooms with attached washrooms. Three highly nutritious, healthy and sattvic meal per day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner). Our yogic diet food is perfect for nourishing the mind, body and soul. Detox and herbal teas are served twice a day.

A Nurturing Environment with Abundant Amenities

  • Two spacious and well-ventilated yoga halls
  • Air-conditioned yoga halls for optimal comfort
  • Fully furnished rooms with attached bathrooms
  • CCTV surveillance for added security
  • Round-the-clock management support available
  • Dining hall with traditional seating arrangement
  • Provision for reliable water supply and electricity
  • Convenient access to nearby laundry service
  • Proximity to local markets and cafes for added convenience

Specialization Program : Enhance and Expand the knowledge and skills of RYT

The purpose of the Yin Yoga Teacher Training program accredited by Yoga Alliance as a YACEP (Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider) is to enhance the knowledge and skills of yoga teachers who wish to specialize in Yin Yoga. This training program goes beyond the foundational yoga teacher training and delves deeper into the principles, techniques, and philosophy of Yin Yoga. YACEP Yin Yoga Teacher Training is designed to empower yoga teachers with a comprehensive understanding of Yin Yoga as a therapeutic practice. It aims to equip them with the tools and insights needed to create safe, effective, and transformative Yin Yoga classes. Through this training, teachers learn about the specific benefits and contraindications of Yin Yoga, as well as how to modify and adapt the practice to meet the needs of different individuals.

By completing the YACEP Yin Yoga Teacher Training, yoga teachers gain the expertise and confidence to guide students in cultivating mindfulness, relaxation, and deep tissue release. They learn to create a supportive and nurturing environment for their students, fostering physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Ultimately, the purpose of this training is to empower yoga teachers to share the profound benefits of Yin Yoga and help their students find balance, harmony, and inner peace through the practice.

Here are some of the benefits of 85 Hour Yin Yoga certification:

  • Deepen your knowledge and skills in Yin Yoga through TTC.
  • Gain a holistic understanding of Yin Yoga principles and philosophy.
  • Recognition and credibility within the yoga community as a certified YACEP Yin yoga teacher.
  • Personal growth and professional development in the field of Yin yoga.

सर्वं ज्ञानं मयि विद्यते

"All that I have to learn is already within me"

Sanskrit Proverb

Course Dates - 85 Hours Yin Yoga Program (10 Days)

Classes will start on 24th and will end of 31st/1st of the Month

Note:- During major holidays in India, such as Diwali, Holi, and Raksha Bandhan, please note that classes will not be conducted as per the regular schedule. Additionally, it is important to be aware that the graduation date for the course may be extended by a day to accommodate these holiday breaks.

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Course Syllabus - 85 Hours Yin Yoga Program

Our 85 Hours Yin Yoga Program focuses on Yin Asana, Yin Philosophy, Pranayama, Methodology of yoga. You will understand the core of yoga through the lens of the yin & yoga philosophy. The syllabus will enrich you with the essential principles behind body structure and alignment.

Introduction to Yin Yoga Asana

Students learn how to do yogic postures in accordance with yin principles. It involves variations of sitting and supine postures held for an extended period of time. Yin Asanas help access deeper muscles and enable practitioners to sit more comfortably in meditation.

  • Melting Heart Pose
  • Ankle Stretch Pose
  • Banana Pose
  • Half Butterfly Pose
  • Butterfly Pose
  • Camel Pose
  • Cat Pulling its Tail Pose
  • Child’s Pose
  • Dangling Pose
  • Deer Pose
  • Dragon Pose
  • Frog Pose
  • Happy Baby Pose
  • Reclining Spinal Twist Pose
  • Saddle Pose
  • Shoelace Pose
  • Snail Pose
  • Sphinx Pose
  • Seal Pose
  • Square Pose
  • Squat Pose
  • Straddle Pose
Indian & Yin philosophy

A basic understanding of Taoist philosophy can help us grasp how yoga affects the crucial tissues of the body, including muscles, bones, and connective tissue. Learn how to categorize those tissues as Yin or Yang in this primer.


  • History of Yin-yoga
  • Body meridian
  • Tattvas of Yin
  • Elements
  • Chakras
  • Nadis
  • Physical and energetic aspects
  • Relation between yogic philosophy and yin philosophy
Yang practice

In contrast to Yin. Yang is a more active practice that works on the muscles, blood flow, building strength, stamina, and flexibility. Practitioners learn Yang styles of yoga, which involves rhythm and repetition quite like Vinyasa flow & it balancing the yin style with Yang Practice

Body meridians

Meridians are energy channels that transport energy and life through your body. They affect how you think, feel, and your overall health. When the meridian pathways are open and clear, pranas freely flow through your body to maintain harmony and balance. Practitioners are taught asanas that target these body meridians.


Practitioners learn the technique of using seals or gestures to facilitate the flow of energy in the body.

  • Jnana Mudra
  • Chin mudra
  • Yoni Mudra
  • Bhairava mudra
  • Hridaya Mudra
  • Shambhavi Mudra
  • Nasikagra Mudra
Bandhas (Energy Lock)

Practitioners learn the technique of consciously blocking and unblocking energy flow to different parts of their body.

  • Mulabandha
  • Uddiyana
  • Jalandhar
  • Maha Bandha
Meditation (Dhyana)

Practitioners are guided throughout the meditation and learn how to induce it themselves.

  • How to sit in Meditation
  • How to breathe in Meditation
  • How to Relax in Meditation
  • How to focus your mind in meditation
  • Breath Awareness Meditation
  • Chakra Awakening Meditation
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Yin Yoga Using our natural intelligence to focus on our breath and mobilize the distribution of prana throughout our body is called pranayama.

  • The Breath
  • Types of breath
  • Heating Pranayama
  • Cooling Pranayama
  • Mudras
  • Shat karma (cleansing)
Yin Teaching Methodology

The assistants will help students with modifications, props, alignment, and physical assists. This is a great way to gain experience. Once this has been mastered, teaching friends in small groups, semi-private, or private sessions is a good way to develop inner confidence.

  • Explaining the art of teaching yin postures
  • Building teaching skills
  • >Building Communication Skills
  • Preparing for a class
  • Managing a class
  • Overcoming Teaching Challenges
Yoga Philosophy (Yoga Darshana)

Yoga Philosophy is the foundation of our yoga practice and is the key to earn yogic strength. Through the path of Vedanta Philosophy, you will establish a solid, well-rounded yoga practice.

  • Sanatana Dharma
  • Vedas
  • Puranas
  • The Four Goals of Life
  • The Four Stage of Life
  • The Vedic System of Duties
  • The Six System of Indian Philosophy
  • Patanjali’s Yog Sutras
  • Citta Vritti
  • Afflictions of the mind
Teaching Practice (Adhyapanam)

Students will take turns practicing their teaching skills by performing in front of their peers and teachers.

  • Demonstration
  • Alignment
  • Instructions
Assessments are based on:

Students will take turns practicing their teaching skills by performing in front of their peers and teachers.

  • Attendance
  • Performance
  • Behavior

Yoga in India: A More Holistic Approach

India holds the distinction of being the birthplace of Yoga, with its origins dating back thousands of years. This ancient practice was developed by numerous revered monks and sages who sought to cultivate physical and mental well-being. Their profound desire for elevated meditation and ultimate attainment of Samadhi necessitated a fit and disease-free body. Yoga, when practiced optimally, not only promotes physical health but also preserves youthfulness. Therefore, it is worthwhile to explore why India surpasses Western countries as an exceptional destination for embracing Yoga.

Authentic Yoga Teachings

People travel to India to experience authentic yoga, as many of the most popular yoga styles originated there. These styles were developed by Indian yoga masters, and people can learn directly from them in India. Adi Yoga Ashram is a leading yoga teacher training school in Rishikesh that has been offering authentic yoga for over 30 years. This means that people can learn yoga in its original form, as it was practiced in India for centuries.

Philosophical Beliefs

In India Yoga is considered more than just a physical practice. It is a philosophy that encompasses the body, mind, and spirit. In India, yoga is not just a form of exercise, but a way of life. This is why yoga teacher training in India is so important. In addition to learning the physical postures, you will also learn about the philosophy of yoga and how to apply it to your own life. The benefits of yoga are many. It can help you improve your physical health, mental clarity, and emotional well-being. It can also help you connect with your inner self and find peace and harmony in your life.

Spiritual Environment

Yoga in India is often seen as a spiritual practice, while yoga in the West is often seen as a form of exercise or relaxation. As a result, the yoga environment in India is more spiritual and traditional, while the yoga environment in the West is more physical and fitness-oriented. In India, yoga is often practiced in ashrams, which are spiritual communities. This provides students with a unique opportunity to learn about yoga in a traditional setting. In the West, yoga is often practiced in studios or gyms. This can be a more convenient option, but it may not offer the same level of spiritual depth as practicing yoga in an ashram.

Answers of Most asked QUESTIONS

Frequent Asked Questions

While this program is open to all individuals interested in learning yin yoga, it is important to note that if you aspire to become a registered yin yoga teacher, completion of a 200-hour yoga teacher training program is a prerequisite before applying for any YACEP program. This is necessary to ensure that you can register your certificate with Yoga Alliance, gaining the recognition and credibility as a certified yin yoga teacher.

Absolutely! Yin Yoga is suitable for practitioners of all levels, including those with limited flexibility. In fact, Yin Yoga can help improve flexibility over time by gently stretching the deep connective tissues in the body. The practice focuses on relaxation and holding poses for an extended period, allowing the body to gradually release tension and increase flexibility.

Yes, Yin Yoga is known for its calming and meditative qualities, making it an excellent practice for stress reduction and anxiety management. By holding poses and focusing on deep breathing, Yin Yoga activates the parasympathetic nervous system, promoting relaxation and a sense of inner peace. The slow-paced nature of the practice allows for introspection and mindfulness, helping to alleviate stress and anxiety.

Yes, our Yin Yoga Teacher Training course is accredited and recognized by Yoga Alliance. Upon successful completion of the program, you will receive a certification that meets the standards and requirements set by Yoga Alliance. This certification not only validates your expertise but also enhances your professional credibility as a Yin Yoga teacher.

Yin Yoga offers unique benefits that set it apart from other yoga practices. It targets the deep connective tissues, promoting flexibility and joint mobility. Unlike more active forms of yoga, Yin Yoga focuses on holding poses for extended periods, allowing for a deep release of tension and stress. It also cultivates mindfulness and introspection, providing an opportunity for inner exploration and relaxation. Additionally, Yin Yoga helps improve energy flow and balance in the body, supporting overall well-being.

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