Yin Yoga and Anatomy Teacher Training level 3

Upcoming Dates:

2017: Monday 23rd October - Saturday 28th October

2018: Sunday 4th November - Friday 9th November


8.30am - 5.30pm (1 hr break included)


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

Yin Yoga and Anatomy COURSE DETAILS

This intensive level III 50-hour training is a certified stand-alone teacher training course and is also the third of four modules that make up Yin Therapy’s 200hour Yoga Alliance accredited Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training.


In this teacher training we focus anatomically on the theory and practice of the upper body including shoulder, shoulder girdle, shoulder/neck region, wrists. We analyse and test common yoga asanas such as down dog, chaturanga, wheel, shoulder & head stand. Through this process we discover the importance of understanding each and everyone’s individual upper body bone structure and it’s impact on yoga asanas.  In doing so, as in level II – we then find logical variations, practice passive assists, as well as explore creative and undogmatic approaches to our own yoga practice and that of our students.


This level III training takes a turn as we shift the focus and awareness to the energetic benefits of Yin Yoga. We lay down the theoretical foundation of understanding of how energy works, beginning with the chakra & meridian system and energy bodies. In practice we will begin to explore the different ways of activating and moving energy throughout the body by meditating on chakras using mantras, singing bija mantras (vibration), practicing asana class with the focus on energy. We not only connect the dots between the physical and energetic body, we build a bridge between modern western medicine and ancient eastern medicine.


Yoga philosophy - this is where we believe the key to our true spiritual growth lies. In this course, we will be studying and discussing reincarnation, karma, the 3 realms, tantric chakra teachings, nadis/meridian teachings & mantra work and one of the most important texts on Yoga –
Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras.

On successful completion of this training, the hours can be counted either towards Yin Therapy’s Yoga Alliance internationally recognised 200hr Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training certificate or continuing education hours with Yoga Alliance (AYA).

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



Students must have completed our Yin Therapy’s Level I & II Yin Yoga and Anatomy Teacher Training to participate in this level III training.


The cost for this 50 Hour intensive is $1200* (NZ Dollars) or Earlybird Price $1050* (NZ Dollars) if paid in full by 31st July 2017.

200 Hour Yin Therapy Programme

Full price for 1 module (50 hrs) $1200,  Early Bird offer $1050 (if fully paid by 30 November 2017)

Full price for 2 modules (100 hrs) $2200,  Early Bird offer $1900 (if fully paid by 30 November 2017)

Full price for 200 hour training $4200,  Early Bird offer $3700 (if fully paid by 30 November 2017)

* 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 love) your humorous, honest, authentic and very sincere manner in which you teach. The course is full of variety and your unconditional sharing of the yin world made it easy for me to dive deep into Yin Yoga and to experience unforgettable and moving moments. I never thought that anatomy could fascinate me in this manner. Thank you very much! Namasté.” (YYTT III Hamburg 2015) — Debora D. yoga teacher, Zurich

“To see the analysis of skeletal variation for the upper body on 25 students and the impact their individual bone structure has on their yin and yang yoga practice in this training was for me once again very special and so vital to integrate in my yoga teaching!” (YYTT III Hamburg 2015) — Mona A. yoga teacher, Andalusia; India

“It was once again a fantastic atmosphere! I loved the exercises for personal sessions, the shoulder anatomy, the circulatory systems - nerves/blood/breath and the long practice up to 3,5 hours (!) of meditation, mantras and asanas on Saturday!” (YYTT III Hamburg 2015) - Jenny D. yoga teacher, Hamburg

“I’m always amazed about your presence, your knowledge and now after level III also your understanding of the feeling side of the practice. Thank you so much.” (YYTT III Hamburg 2015) - Frank S. physiotherapist; naturopath, Hamburg


Hosted by Golden Yogi

Hosted by Golden Yogi

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Teacher : Markus Giess

Teacher : Markus Giess