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)

Note: Scheduled class time for Saturday 28th October 2018 is 9.30am - 6.30pm.


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.

It is created for all yoga teachers and dedicated students who wish to delve deeper into Yin Yoga - the quiet practice and increase their knowledge on the anatomic and energetic theories of the practice.
In this course, we complete the yin yoga practice and yoga anatomy theory, in that we focus on the individual bone structure, muscles and facial chains of the upper body and then shift our focus towards energy work, chi flow and yoga philosophy.

Main Topics of Study

Yin Yoga Asanas

In this level III course, we concentrate on the upper body eg. shoulder, scapula, shoulder/neck, wrists and as in level II, on the many variations of relevant poses. Furthermore, with special techniques, we begin to discover, experience and differentiate between blood, breath, nerves and chi flow within our own bodies.

Blood, Nerves, Breath, Chi

Heartbeat, blood circulation, nerve impulses, breath circulation are fluctuations within the body that can distract one's ability to sense the underlying chi flow and can often be misinterpreted by many experienced yoga practitioners for the chi flow eg. mistaking blood circulation for chi flow.We delve into the anatomical function of the blood, nerves breath and clarify how to consciously feel blood, nerves, breath with practical exercises, to enable us to place these sensations to the periphery. What remains is chi.

Energy, Mantras & Philosophy

In this module, we begin our journey into energy work, mantras & yoga philosophy and become familiar with the teachings of reincarnation, karma, the 3 realms, Patanjali's sutras, tantric chakra teachings, nadis (meridian theory) & mantra work. Here is where we discover the key to our true spiritual growth.

Yoga Anatomy

In YYTT III, we learn the muscle groups of the upper body, their function and explore in detail various aspects eg. rotator cuff, scapula etc. We analyse compression and tension of the shoulder joint and explain and show its relevance to yang yoga asanas (Downward Facing Dog, Warrior), to demonstrate how individual bone structure not only limits and affects our Yin Yoga asana practice.

Yin Therapy

In YYTT II, we established a fundamental understanding of how Yin Yoga can enhance and restore balance for ourselves and our students from a physical and mental aspect. In YYTT III, we delve deeper. Topics of study include yin and yang analysis and programmes, looking into the synergy of body and mind and how work, relationships, life’s circumstances, environment, eating behaviour, sports activities, etc. affect our wellbeing. We discuss the cause of disease, attachment, judgement, criticism of ourselves and of others and how to initiate changes of patterns, beliefs, programmes, values.

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 2018. 

200 Hour Yin Therapy Programme

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.

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 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