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Yin + Restorative Yoga Foundations

November 13, 2014 @ 8:00 am - November 16, 2014 @ 6:00 pm

the Wisdom Method

120 hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training Program

Level 1: 40 hours, Level II: 80 hours

{Upcoming Dates}

November 13-16, 2014 {Level 1} at Flow Yoga, Ashburn, VA

January 8-11, 2015 {Level 2a} at Flow Yoga, Ashburn, VA

April 23-26, 2015 {Level 2b} at Flow Yoga, Ashburn, VA


February 6-6, 2015 {Level 1} at Full Circle Yoga Yoga, Winter Park, FL

March 27-30 {Level 2a} at Full Circle Yoga Yoga, Winter Park, FL

May 1-4 {Level 2b} at Full Circle Yoga Yoga, Winter Park, FL


Florida training (Level I and Full Training)



Learn how to teach Yin Yoga safely and appropriately to all bodies in this 120-hour training. The full training comprises the scope of Yin Yoga therapy {100 hours} PLUS a 20-hour Restorative module. The training is taught from the the specialized Wisdom Method™ approach to Yin: as somatic therapy in all senses of the term. Our approach views yin as fascial remodeling for structural balance and mindfulness as yoga therapy for energetic health.

*This is a required module in the 700-hr Wisdom Method Therapeutics training.

Level 1 Requirements: 40 contact hours

 Level II Requirement: 80 contact hours


In the Wisdom Method 100 hour Yin yoga Teacher Training you will learn how to safely teach the deeply relaxing forms of Taoist yoga, known as Yin. 

The training is divided into two levels. Level I :: Foundations of Yin + Restorative yoga {the first 40 hours}  is appropriate for yoga teachers and practitioners wishing to deepen their understanding of Yin yoga and calming mindfulness practices. You will learn how to teach a safe Yin yoga class and how to lead a calming meditation. In the Restorative portion, you will learn the important distinction between Yin + Restorative yoga and when to use which approach.

Level II :: Yin Yoga Therapy {80 hours} is for those wishing to use Yin yoga therapeutically and dives deeper into sequences for each major meridian pair, therapeutic applications of each sequence, and using mindfulness within the practice to enrich the experience. The foundations of a mindfulness practice –as well as the three major branches of Buddhist meditation –are taught in each of these modules. Because of the therapeutic nature of this level, it is recommended for yoga teachers and yoga therapists.

Anatomy, physiology, contraindications, benefits, subtle energetics, therapeutic application, philosophy, teaching methodology, and teaching techniques/practice are included in each weekend intensive. 

The full training is required for the Wisdom Method 700-hour Therapeutics, Level I training. Graduates of the WM 700-hour Therapeutics training may register with the Yoga Alliance at the 500-hour level. 

{Training Modules}

Level I :: Yin + Restorative yoga Foundations :: 40 hours 

  • Yin Yoga Foundations: the Water Phase
  • Restorative Yoga as Therapy


Level II :: Yin Yoga Therapy :: 80 hours

  • Therapeutic applications of the Wood Phase Sequence
  • Therapeutic applications of the Fire Phase Sequence
  • Therapeutic applications of the Earth Phase Sequence
  • Therapeutic applications of the Metal Phase Sequence

{Program Outcomes}

The Wisdom Method Yin yoga teacher training teaches instructors the sequencing principles, methodological foundations, therapeutic applications, and contraindications/benefits of Yin Yoga as fascial remodeling and an energetic healing practice. Outcome measures & competencies include, but are not limited to:

  • learning to teach a well-sequenced Yin yoga class
  • learning to practice calming, insight, and heart-opening meditations
  • learning to practice calming, insight, and heart-opening meditations
  • Meridian theory and the Taoist foundations of Yin Yoga
  • methodology + sequencing foundations for Yin yoga 
  • mantras + meditations for teaching Yin yoga
  • an understanding of the anatomy and physiology of Yin yoga
  • sequencing Yin yoga + using the meridian sequences therapeutically
  • contraindications and special concerns
  • essential subtle anatomy

{Course Fees}

$800 per 40 hour course/intensive

Full training, Early registration = $2250*

Full training, Payment Plan = $2400

*discount available for full payment by 90 days before training start date*


a $300 deposit is due immediately upon registration. The remainder can be paid either through a payment plan or in full, depending on your preference


{Cancellation Policy}

Refunds are not given for trainings UNLESS the training is cancelled; however, we understand that life presents us with unexpected challenges. In the event of emergency, please contact Kellie directly:: info {at} thewisdommethod {dot} com. We evaluate every situation on a case-by-case basis.


{Graduation requirements}

Full attendance and participation at all weekend intensives

Demonstration of ability to safely teach a therapeutic Yin yoga class

Demonstaration of ability to safely teach a Restorative yoga class

Demonstration of ability to lead all meditations taught

Comprehensive understanding of material covered, especially contraindications and therapeutic applications

{Required Reading}

  • Insight Yoga, Sarah Powers
  • Yin Yoga, Paul Grilley
  • The Complete Guide to  Yin Yoga, Bernie   Clark and Sarah Powers
  • Restore and Renew, Judith Hansen Lasater
  •  Yoga Nidra, Swami Satyananda   Saraswati

{Recommended Reading}

  • The Anatomy Coloring   Book, Wynn Kapit 
  • Yogabody, Judith Hanson Lasater
  • Theories of the   Chakras: Bridge to Higher Consciousness, Hiroshi Motoyama
  • Yoga Nidra: a   Meditative Practice for Deep Relaxation and Healing, Richard Miller
  • Anatomy Trains, Thomas Myers

Kellie Adkins | Restorative Yoga Teacher Training | Yin Yoga Teacher Training

{Required Props}

  • 2 small bolsters
  • 2 large bolsters {round or oblong}
  • 4 firm blankets
  • 2 8-10 ft. straps
  • 1 meditation cushion {zafu}
  • 1-2 eye pillows
  • 2 firm blocks

{Optional props}

  • 2 small pillows {12 in. x 16 in. pillow forms from craft supply stores are perfect}
  • Journal
  • Colored pencils
  • Sandbags

{Register now}

Yin Yoga | Registration

  • Please list your name as you would like it to appear on your certificate.
  • We will send you the Program Information, an Entrance Interview Scheduling link, and our School Policies to this email. Look for an email from info [at] thewisdommethod [dot] com. Please check your spam folder.
  • Please enter the address where you would like your certificate sent.
  • Include how long + how regularly you practice as well as a brief description {including meditation, pranayama, + asana}.
  • If so, please list the name of the school, the date of graduation, and your primary teacher.
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{Required Reading}


November 13, 2014 @ 8:00 am
November 16, 2014 @ 6:00 pm
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