LEVEL II (50hrs) - 200hrs Yin Yoga &Anatomy Teacher Training with Markus Giess(Germany)&Karin Sang(New Zealand)

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Post-Grad Training Courses

Post-Grad Training Courses



24 Mar 2020

29 Mar 2020


8:30AM - 5:30PM


$1250 - $1380

AU$1,250 (Early Bird ends) or AU$1,380 (Full Price)



Markus and Karin from Yin Therapy will be returning to Melbourne in March 2020 again offering Level I (50hrs) and Level II (50hrs) of their popular 200hrs Yoga Alliance registered and certified Yin Yoga&Anatomy Teacher Training Program. If you missed their SOLD-OUT trainings in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 make sure book in early to avoid disappointment as this training will sell out!

Welcome to Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training Level II

“Tell me, and I will forget. Show me, and I may remember. Involve me, and I will understand.” (Confucius)

This intensive level II 50-hour training is the second of four modules that make up Yin Therapy’s 200hour Yoga Alliance recognised Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training.

In this 2nd module, we deepen our understanding of both the theoretical and practical aspects of teaching and practicing Yin Yoga, with more focus on hands experiential learning – working together in pairs or small groups to gain a solid foundation to teach this profound practice safely.

This 6 day / 50-hour certified intensive yoga teaching course comprises 6 sections:
1. Yin Yoga Asanas
In this continuance of our 200hr Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training course, we concentrate mainly on the 9 awareness points of functional yoga. We’ll learn not only how to structure a class but also how to choreograph a unique “flow” every single time. This “yin flow” is a natural result of our knowledge of anatomy, which is fundamental to sound yoga teaching.

We’ll also concentrate on the wide variety of different poses and passive assists, as well as learning how to approach both our own yoga practice and that of our students in a creative and flexible manner.

2. Anatomy is the Key
In YYTTI, the focus was on the pelvic girdle, thigh and lower back.
In YYTTII, we will consolidate and expand upon this knowledge. We’ll look in more detail at the muscle groups of the upper leg and the lower part of the upper body, study their origins and insertions, identify muscular and fascial chains, examining their role and their effect on our yin yoga practice.

As well as analysing compression, we’ll study the tension of the muscular and fascial tissues and the effect of these on the asana practice. This will allow us to offer our students logical assists.

Other topics covered by the programme:
• Knee joint in detail – structure, movement, potential injuries
• Hip joint in detail – structure, movement, potential injuries
• Psoas in detail

3. 7-Point Analysing Principle for Assists - Theory
In this section of the training schedule, we’ll enhance our theoretical understanding and knowledge of the 7-Point Analysing Principle.

4. Application of the 7-Point Analysing Principle – Tests and Analysis of Assists/Adjustments
In this element of the training programme, we will focus on applying the 7-Point Analysing Principle for assists and – working with the student – study ways of analysing yoga poses on the basis of compression and tension, orientation of the joints, and proportions.

To do this, we’ll learn tests from the Yin Yoga and Anatomy Teacher Training I course then apply them to our fellow students. Working in small groups, we’ll devise logical, tailor-made assists for each individual student. This training is invaluable for our own practice, as well as for our classes and our one-on-one private sessions.

We will recognise and understand why yoga props can be very useful for releasing tension from the muscles or altering the angle of the joint, thereby avoiding compression and avoiding injuries.
Within the group we will also carry out certain assist tests, whereby we give everyone the same assist and evaluate statistically whether a particular assist is universally valid.

Does one assist work for everyone?
The analysing principle provides a safety net, as it allows us to experience new ways of reading people, as well as making it possible for us to offer alternative assists so we can help each student individually in the appropriate way.
Having now established strong foundations for our yoga practice, we’re ready to progress to the next level.
One special feature of this series of tests will be analysing the shoulder stand in detail. This is a sneak preview for the Yin Yoga and Anatomy Teacher Training level III course, where we will focus on the upper body and extremities.

5. Passive Assists
In section 5 we learn passive, hand-on assists.
Often we encounter students whose range of movement doesn’t allow them to practise certain asanas – such as Virasana or Supta Virasana. This can be for a variety of reasons including stiffness, lack of suppleness, age or injury. We use passive assists both when teaching group classes and during one-on-one personal training sessions.

We analyse the function of the pose before selecting from our “yin yoga tool box” the passive assist that is appropriate for each muscle group on which we wish to focus. This means that even our “less supple” students derive benefit from the practice.

Passive assists are particularly useful if a student has been injured previously or has undergone back, shoulder or hip surgery; they are also helpful for older yoga participants.

6. Yin Therapy
Yin Therapy offers a holistic approach to counter both physical and emotional imbalances using a combination of various “yin” techniques.

We will delve progressively more deeply into the therapeutic benefits of Yin Yoga as we move further through the training modules. In YYTT II, we establish a basic understanding of how – using Yin Therapy's approach – we can therapeutically support students with their individual physical and emotional issues. According to statistics, 25% of the yoga students who come to us took up yoga due to these specific issues.
This first module will focus on:
• Body and mind
• Thought, emotion and reaction
• Stress in the west
• Back pain in the west
• A range of possibilities to support students’ wellbeing based on Yin Therapy's holistic approach

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

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

Suggested Reading:
The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga: The Philosophy and the Practice by Bernie Clark
ISBN 1935952501
Available to order online at:

24~29 March 2020 Tuesday~Sunday 8:30am - 5:30pm Daily

The Revitalise Centre, 7-9 Bardolph Street, Glen Iris VIC 3146

AU$1,250 (Early Bird ends on 13th Jan 2020)
AU$1,380 (Full Price after 13th Jan 2020)
(Receive a $200 discount when booking two levels together)


Bank Name: Westpac
BSB: 033009
A/C No. 599954

*Please send an email to [email protected] after you transfer the payment so we can send you the confirmation email.


• Flying Masters will provide a 100% refund for program cancelled by the company.
• Full payment is required prior to the program start date.
• All refunds are subject to a 20% administration fee of the total invoice value.
• No refund will be given within 30 days of the program start date, unless we are able to fill your place from the waiting list.

(Note: Photos and video may be taken from time to time during our events by Flying Masters employees, solely for Flying Masters’ marketing purposes.)

*If you need help with the booking or have questions about this event please email [email protected]

Markus Henning Giess
Yin Therapy co-founder and international yoga teacher Markus Henning Giess completed his first yoga training with Power Yoga founder Bryan Kest and then went on to complete several teacher trainings with Yin Yoga teachers and mentors Paul & Suzee Grilley, with whom he also assists on their trainings. He has also completed an intensive Yin/Yang & Meditation Teacher Training with Insight Yoga founder Sarah Powers.

He has over 25 years of teaching experience and more than 10,000 hours of training under his belt, from dance to yoga, massage to meditation, anatomy to energy work.

Before Markus discovered yoga, he worked for 16 years as a professional dancer and musical performer in Germany, Switzerland and England, as well as a choreographer, teacher and presenter. He is a professional Thai masseur, Reiki master and gives Thai massage training and meditation workshops and courses internationally.

Markus weaves together his vast knowledge and experience in bodywork, energy work, meditation, dance and performance with Yin Yoga and Yoga Anatomy to offer in depth and fascinating training and workshops with an holistic approach combined with practical, hands on experiential learning. He is known by his students for his relaxed, inspiring, and un-dogmatic style of teaching and making yoga anatomy entertaining, humorous and enlightening.
Karin Michelle Sang
Karin’s first introduction to yoga was in 1999 while working as a professional musical performer in Germany. She completed a 350hour yoga teacher training with Power Yoga founder Bryan Kest, followed by several Yin Yoga teacher trainings with Yin Yoga founders Paul & Suzee Grilley.

After 23 years of performing and working in the musical industry in London and Germany, she co-founded Yin Therapy with her partner Markus. She is a passionate, certified yin junkie dedicated to spreading her love of Yin Yoga.

Karin’s style of teaching is authentic, deeply relaxing and personal, creating a nurturing and safe space for the students to surrender into themselves. She focuses on discovering the meditative aspect of yoga through melding the breath with the asanas, with a strong emphasis on respecting the unique anatomical, emotional and physical states of the student.

Yin Therapy specialises in offering workshops, retreats and leading teacher trainings courses in Europe and Australasia. To find out more about Yin Therapy, please visit: http://www.yintherapy.com

*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.

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