with Markus Henning Giess & Karin Michelle Sang


Date:  14-19 November 2020, times 8.15am – 12.15pm and 13.15 – 17.15
Venue: Yoga Centre for Higher Self , Level 1, 1 Marion Street, Te Aro, Wellington
Cost: NZ$1200 / NZ$1050 (early bird offer when fully paid by 14 August 2020)

Bookings: Online

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

Yin Yoga is “the other half” of yoga.  It is the complementary practice to all yang forms of exercise e.g. yang styles of yoga, dance or sport. As our lives become increasingly more fast-paced and stressful, the popularity in Yin Yoga has increased dramatically in Europe, America and also Australasia due to the urgent need for balance on a physical, mental and emotional level.

Yin Yoga stimulates the fascia – the connective tissue, ligaments, tendons, joints resulting in a deeply relaxing practice while creating “space” in the body, de-stressing the mind and re-energising the soul.

The backbone of Yin Yoga and thus this training is yoga anatomy from a functional perspective. The mystery will be solved why you or your students may be having difficulty doing certain poses.  Through a series of practical tests, you will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to confidentially teach Yin Yoga with a deep understanding for anatomical variation which will benefit one’s own practice as well as the teaching of not only Yin Yoga, but all forms of yoga, dance, sport, massage and bodywork.

Course Prerequisites

This 50-hour intensive programme was created for certified and aspiring yoga teachers as well as dedicated yoga students with a minimum of 2 years yoga experience who simply wish to delve more into the world of yin yoga for their own practice.

Required Reading:

Yin Yoga: Principles and Practice by Paul Grilley ISBN 1935952706
Available to order online at: 


The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga: The Philosophy and the Practice by Bernie Clark (Second Edition) ISBN 0968766587

Suggested Resource:
General Anatomy and the Musculoskeletal System by Schuenke, et al.
Second Edition: ISBN 1604069228
Available to order online at:

On successful completion of all assignments and 100% attendance, you will be awarded a 50 hour Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training certificate, which may be counted towards our Yoga Alliance internationally recognised 200hr Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training certificate or recognised as continuing education hours for Yoga Alliance registered yoga teachers.

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Refresh your knowledge and repeat this course for half price!
Yin Therapy highly respects the value of shravana (repetition) and therefore encourages their students to consider revisiting their course/s. Repeating a course, gives the student the opportunity to profoundly enhance and deepen their learning and experience as both practitioners and teachers, as well as bringing their knowledge and skills up in line with the latest research.  In the States, this is known as “auditing a course”.

If you have successfully completed this Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training module with Yin Therapy, you have the opportunity to audit this course at a 50% reduced investment of NZ$600.

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Yin Therapy co-founders and international yoga teachers Markus Giess and Karin Sang have completed their RYT 500 Yin Yoga Teacher Training certification with their primary teachers and mentors Paul & Suzee Grilley (with whom Markus also assists) and Insight Yoga founder Sarah Powers. They are also certified Power Yoga teachers after completing an intensive training with founder Bryan Kest.  Karin is also a qualified Restorative Yoga teacher after studying with Karla Brodie and Neal Ghoshal and an iRest Yoga Nidra Level 1 teacher.

Originally professional dancers, they combine their extensive experience in dance, performance, bodywork, traditional Thai massage, Reiki, meditation with over 10,000 hours of training and 25 years of teaching experience to offer their 200hour Yoga Alliance accredited Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training with an holistic and therapeutic approach combined with practical, hands on, experiential learning. Additionally, they offer a 100hr Meditation Teacher Training/Retreat. 

Markus and Karin currently offer their teacher training courses, workshops and retreats throughout Germany, in Switzerland, Austria, China, Australia and New Zealand. Markus and Karin are known for their inspired, fascinating and fun style of shedding light on the yin side of yoga, their non-dogmatic style of teaching and making yoga anatomy entertaining, humorous and enlightening.

*Please note: Markus Giess is the lead trainer of all Yin Therapy courses world-wide. Karin Sang is a co-teacher for Yin Therapy and may or may not be present at some or all of the courses.

Our cancellation policy is as follows:
3 month or more before training – full refund – $150 non refundable cancelation policy
1 – 3 months before the training – 50% refund – $150 non refundable cancelation policy 
0 – 1 month before the training – no refund