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A holiday and a diploma all in one?
Join us in lovely Lisbon from the 16th – 21st April 2021 for a long weekend of Yin Yoga Training and come away with a 50 hour diploma and friends for life!  
Details TBC and bookings will open autumn 2020! 

Please let us know if you’d like to be added to the list of interest and we’ll send you an email and an early bird discount voucher when the bookings open. 


  • A 50 hour diploma in Yin Yoga, registered by Yoga Alliance (RYS-300)
  • A tailormade teacher training focusing on what you would like to dive deeper into.
  • Small group setting: lots of personal attention and feedback.
  • Plenty of time to reconnect with your own practice, and to recharge if you’re feeling drained.
  • Support from non dogmatic and experienced teachers: the empashis is on empowering you to find YOUR authentic way of teaching yin yoga and to obtain knowledge to see what is needed for different students; there isn’t one size fits all for this practice (or any style really!)
  • Chance to practice teaching with expert constructive and supportive feedback
  • Healthy food and beautiful accommodation.


16th – 21st April 2021


The Lisbon Yoga Institute

For whom?

We recommend that you have done a 200 hour teacher training (any style) but let us know if you haven’t and we will look into what other experiences you have.
The intention is to give you, as a teacher, more tools, to broaden your teaching skills as well as your target groups. Perhaps you have done a training in a dynamic yoga style and would like to add a slow style to your teaching menu as well – to be able to teach back to back classes at studios and retreats?

We have a set structure in line with Yoga Alliance’s criteria, but on top of that we have a certain amount of hours that we can tailor made for YOU – and as far as we know, this is quite unique: for you, as participants, to be able to take part in forming the course content!

We (Melanie and Jennie) have worked together for almost 10 years (yoga teacher trainings and retreats in India and Europe) and have 25 + 20 years of experience from teaching yoga and teacher trainings full time.
We have experienced a lot over the years – and what we keep coming back to is how important it is to be authentic, to find “your voice” as a teacher and to have the courage to be YOURSELF when you are teaching! Working as a yoga teacher is amazing – but it also takes a lot of energy – and can be very draining if you are not looking after yourself. (And it’s so easy to not give ourselves that time/attention/selfcare – so in the training we will also put emphasis on how to create space for your own health and practice: to stay balanced and mentally strong!

We will cover

  • The theory and science behind the practice
  • The nervous system and the brain
  • Meridians and the energy system
  • Fascia
  • Updated research, the different aspects of yin yoga and how it is applicable to different body types and how personalities, and how movement patterns plays an important part.
  • Teaching the poses

Our focus is very much on teaching the practice in a way that is inclusive and safe for everyone making this a nurturing and healing practice, a way to connect and go deep inside; a way to truly relax and rejuvenate.

For each pose we will cover:

  • How to practice and teach the basic pose
  • How to use props
  • How to modify for hyper mobility, injuries, pregnancy
  • Alternative options
  • Sequencing
  • Sequences for specific meridians, for specific yoga poses (eg for backbends, opening the hips, twists, forward bends), and a general all round class
  • How to plan a class, when and how much to talk, what to talk about.
  • Hands on assists

Sample day schedule




Included in the price:

  • Yin Yoga diploma 50 hrs YA

Not included in the price:

  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Travel insurance

Course material

  • Yin Yoga Teacher training manual (will be given to you in Lisbon)
  • Choose one of the following books: the one that resonates the most with you!
    – Brightening our inner skies, Yin and Yoga – Norman Blair
    – The complete guide to Yin Yoga – Bernie Clark
    – Insight Yoga – Sarah Powers 
  • Optional: Book: Your Body, Your Yoga – Bernie Clark (ISBN 978-0-9687665-3-8)
  • An easy pre-homework
  • Exam: no written tests: you don’t have to “prove” anything: rather: we are interested in seeing that you have gained an understanding and knowledge, that you can apply to each individual student depending on his/her needs. You are not attending the course to perform: you are attending it to learn and to spark your interest in embarking or continuing on this fascinating journey as a yoga teacher!


Sign up/more information

A  deposit is required initially to reserve your place, with the full balance to be paid two months before the event. Please let us know if you want to pay in instalments and we can arrange for another due date as well and if that is also tricky, we can look into more options.

Bookings will open autumn 2020. 
Please let us know if you’d like to be added to the list of interest and we’ll send you an email and an early bird discount voucher when the bookings open.

Upon completion you will receive a level 2 diploma, Yoga Alliance 50 hrs.  (Zolder Studio & Yoga Treat, UK, RYS 300).

Please note that by securing your place on this event you confirm that you have read and agree to our Terms and Conditions