Yin Yoga and Anatomy Teacher Training 200hr

Upcoming Dates:

Level 1:  4th March - 9th March 2018

Level 2:  12th March - 17th March 2018

Level 3:  4th Nov - 9th Nov 2018

Level 4:  12th Nov - 17th Nov 2018


8.30am - 5.30pm (1 hr break included)

Note: Scheduled class time for Saturdays is 9.30am - 6.30pm.


Golden Yogi, Level 1 / 46 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna, Auckland

Yin Yoga and Anatomy COURSE DETAILS

This Yoga Alliance certified course comprises of four 50 hour modules focusing on various key aspects:

This Yoga Alliance certified course comprises of four 50 hour modules focusing on various key aspects:

- Asana practice
- Yoga anatomy
- Fascia research
- Yoga philosophy
- Chakra & meridian theory
- Pranayama
- Meditation
- Ethics
- Teaching methods

This 200hr teacher training shares ancient yogic knowledge combined with the most recent scientific research. The focus of this course is to offer yoga students and teachers the theory and practice to experience the profound physical, mental, emotional and energetic benefits of Yin Yoga.

Your journey will begin on the physical level with daily asana practice, learning the 20+ basic Yin poses, the world of fascia, yoga anatomy, understanding skeletal variation and individual alignment - essential to effectively and safely teach and practice both Yin and Yang asanas (modules I & II). This comprehensive asana and anatomy course, together with a simple and highly effective analysing system will give you all the skills necessary to be a highly qualified, professional and confident yoga instructor for teaching Yin Yoga.

In modules III & IV we shift focus towards energy practices, pranayama practices and meditation. You will not only gain theoretical knowledge of chakra and meridian work, but the goal is to teach you how to feel and direct the subtle sensations of chi flow so you can teach others from a place of experience. On being able to refine your practice, your knowledge will go beyond the theory and your teaching will come from a place of authenticity.

To finish, the focus is on the world of yoga philosophy. You will encounter the depth of yoga practice and the goal of yoga - the journey inwards, a deeply personal, energetic and emotional journey towards our true essence.

The most effective way to learn is with joy and trust, and therefore it is important to create an atmosphere of lightness, fun and community. However, there are also times of deep intense studying while creating a nurturing and safe environment to allow you to fully experience the intense mental, emotional and physical effects of this profound practice.

On completion of the course:
As a new teacher you will not only have a strong foundation to teach yin yoga, you will have an excellent understanding of yoga anatomy from a functional perspective with respect for your students individual and unique bodies. You will have all the tools you need to confidently embark on your yoga teaching journey – where you learn the most - having your own experiences and making your own decisions.

As an experienced yoga teacher, you have the advantage of your previous experience and knowledge! You will be ready to take in new knowledge at a deeper level. You will also be more discerning regarding what feels right for you and from there you may choose to discard or update certain information. In doing so, you will refine your teaching and it will become more complete.


For detailed information about the individual modules please click on the following links:


The cost for this full 200hr YYTT /4 modules is $4400* (NZ Dollars) or Earlybird Price $3900* (NZ Dollars) if paid in full by 31 December 2017.

The cost for each individual 50 Hour intensive is $1200* (NZ Dollars) or Earlybird Price $1050* (NZ Dollars) if paid in full by the date listed on the individual module page (see above).

Payment plans and scholarships available, please contact events@goldenyogi.co.nz

* Please note this does not include food, accommodation or travel.


To register and secure your place in the next Yin Therapy teacher training course please click here to book online, or contact events@goldenyogi.co.nz for course enquiries.


If you need to cancel your booking for the teacher training course we require notification in writing at least 30 days prior to the start date of the course.

  • All cancellations that are 3 months or more before the training will receive a full refund minus a $50NZD registration fee.
  • All cancellations that are between 1 - 3 months before the training will receive a 50% refund.
  • All cancellations that are less than 30 days prior to the start date of the course will not receive any refund of the course fees. 


Markus Henning Giess & Karin Michelle Sang

Yin Therapy co-founders and international yoga teachers Markus Henning Giess and Karin Michelle Sang are certified yoga teachers from Power Yoga founder Bryan Kest and their Yin Yoga teachers and mentors Paul & Suzee Grilley, with whom Markus also assists on their trainings.  Markus has also completed an intensive teacher training with Insight Yoga founder Sarah Powers.

Originally professional dancers, they combine their extensive experience in dance, performance, bodywork, traditional Thai massage, Reiki, meditation and yoga to offer teacher training courses and workshops with an holistic and therapeutic approach combined with practical, hands on, experiential learning.

Markus and Karin currently offer their Yoga Alliance recognised 200hr Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training course and workshops throughout Germany, in Switzerland, Austria, Australia and New Zealand. Markus and Karin are known for their inspired, educational and fascinating style of shedding light on the yin side of yoga. Their non-dogmatic style of teaching, makes yoga anatomy entertaining and enlightening. 


  Please note : Some of these photo's are the property of Yin Therapy, and are not taken at the Golden Yogi studio.                  

Please note: Some of these photo's are the property of Yin Therapy, and are not taken at the Golden Yogi studio.







“I first approached Yin Yoga with deep curiosity and received a series of asanas capable of releasing intensely profound experiences. In a most entertaining manner, a huge pile of anatomy was tossed into my lap! It was a lot to learn, but it gave me a deep understanding of the human body and expanded my awareness of the importance of offering individual solutions in my yoga classes.I realised at the end of this training –  having explored the philosophy from many different points of view while experiencing energy work guided by wonderful people who have grown close to my heart over the past years of this training – that my true issue was the profound confrontation with myself.Rarely have I laughed and cried so much in one week as I did during the YYTT IV at the inimitable Sampurna House. It did and continues to enrich my life. Thank you!” Ursula P. – yoga instructor, Schorndorf, Germany 2017

“Despite the diversity of the emphases, all four training modules meet the highest of standards. In all my studies and advanced education, I have rarely experienced such excellent quality, both in content and academically. Yet, above all the humanity of it, with sensitivity and loads of fun and laughter. It is a journey from muscle to meridian, from body to spirit, from crude material to subtlety. It is an advanced training for Yogis as well as for those who haven't any experience with yoga. Whether yoga instructors seeking to deepen their knowledge for themselves and their students or yoga travellers looking to take another step along the way, I not only recommend this training, I warmly urge it upon you.” Frank S. – physiotherapist, masseur, naturopath, osteopath  Hamburg, Germany 2017

"The 200hrs Yin Yoga Training not only gave me valuable theoretical and practical knowledge to pass on to my students, it also endowed me with profoundly moving and enduring experiences. On completion of the training, the extensive knowledge is integrated and there is a sense of embodying substantiated competence. I am grateful to Markus for his genuine enthusiasm and talent for transferring educational material – from anatomy to meditation – well-structured and in depth.” Kalyan H.— yoga instructor  Hamburg, Germany 2017

 Hosted by Golden Yogi

Hosted by Golden Yogi

Yin Yoga Teacher Class with Karin
Prenatal RYT Teacher Training Auckland NZ Golden Yogi
 Teachers : Markus Giess and Karin Sang

Teachers : Markus Giess and Karin Sang

For more detailed information about the training click here and for the syllabus you can visit the Yin Therapy website