2021 Dates TBD

Guiding someone to stillness is a skill, something that takes compassion, patience and the ability to hold space; the ability to allow discomfort to be ok in order for there to be acceptance in the present moment.

Teaching yin yoga requires this skill of guiding people to stillness and during this training you will receive inspiring, practical techniques to deepen your own understanding of the practice and your experience with it.

From a more in-depth, personal understanding, you will feel confident to integrate the teachings learned into class sequencing and delivery, you will feel confident to help others find stillness.

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Time will be spent learning the following ~

  • Benefits of yin.
  • target areas of postures.
  • meridian line and chakra associations within each target area.
  • skeletal differences-how that effects the student doing yin.
  • Focus on anatomy, learning about fascia, ligaments, tendons and joints and the theory of exercise specifically required for these tissues.
  • Pranayama and meditation techniques to tap into ones subtle energy body.
  • Yin class design.
  • Incorporating yin and yang sequences.
  • Ability to analyze the body functionally and understanding that the postures are a means to target certain areas of the body.
  • You will learn how changing the orientation of the pose can bring freedom to someone who can’t do a posture a certain way; i.e. seated, wall, reclined, & standing variations.
  • Learn and develop chakra meditation techniques that focus on deepening self-connection and awareness.
  • You will broaden your understanding of how one’s past or current day experiences can affect them emotionally & mentally and how re-creating a physical connection is a step towards healing.
  • You will be introduced to the energetics of the meridian lines and chakra systems that are invoked and worked during a yin practice and how the postures, meditation techniques and breath work can stimulate these systems.
  • Time will be spent practice teaching so a certain level of comfortability is gained before teaching public classes. Assisted yin sequence will be shared so that one-on-one sessions or personal assists in classes are readily available.
  • When we turn inwards and ask this of others, a certain level of humility and compassion is attained. This training challenges us to embrace humility and seek compassion towards ourselves and others.
  • Learn the difference between tension and compression in movement.
  • Learn the relationship between the superficial and deep facial lines in body movement.
  • Teachers will come away from this training feeling prepared to facilitate classes in a way that is unique as their understanding of the yin yoga practice and how it affects the body will go beyond getting people into and out of poses.

  • Teachers will feel confident in guiding students to feel physical sensation with the intention of opening the body and mind.

  • This course counts for 50 hours of CE credits with Yoga Alliance


200 HR Yoga Teacher Training, current yin practice.

Distance Learning Component

  • 4 hours of distance learning: Two 90 minute Yin classes. First within 1 month of the initial weekend of training and the second in the interim between of training weekends.
  • 30 minutes of reflection after each Yin class.

Your Teachers

Emilie Fabre E-RYT 500 Hour, Yin YT 300 Hour

I wasn’t always very good with being still. The idea of sitting for a period of time with no “real” purpose would drive me crazy. I was that person who always needed to be doing and had started to forget the importance of being.

My first yin class evoked a lot of emotion, particularly anger, an emotion I wasn’t use to feeling or even expressing. Although I did not like to feel that emotion, I couldn’t ignore how good my body felt after the yin class, how much more calm I felt from the emotional releases I experienced. Just like my regular practice, I became enthralled with yin, I would look forward to these weekly classes, to that experience of feeling so much and then letting it go.

When I started teaching it was natural to offer longer held stretching poses at the end of a challenging vinyasa style of class. I was soon encouraged to look at teaching yin and I am ever grateful for that encouragement! My foundational training took me to Vancouver to study with Bernie Clark, a scientist by trade and yogi at heart! This training cultivated a desire to learn more, it changed how I approached offering yin poses and why. Wanting to learn more I decided to apply to learn with one of Bernie’s first Yin teachers, Paul Grilley, the yogi responsible for bringing yin yoga to the west! Paul is known for his extensive knowledge of anatomy and basing his yoga instruction on the function of the postures, not on how they “should” look.

I have completed 300 hours of yin yoga training with Paul and plan to continue learning from him and other knowledgeable and passionate yin yoga instructors. I am excited to share the understanding I have gained thus far on my journey about this practice, helping fellow teachers feel more self-assured in the intention behind their instructions.

Uriel MacGillivary E- RYT 500 Hour, Reiki Master

Uriel is a yoga teacher, an entrepreneur, and a leader of transformational Yoga teacher trainings and retreats across the Globe.  She is the founder of Shanti Yoga Studios and the Shanti Traditional School of Yoga based in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Having held senior management and marketing roles in Corporate Canada for twenty years she answered the call to become a yoga teacher.  A life-changing journey to India to study the ancient teachings would transform her life. Overnight she walked away from everything that she knew and started a phase in her life that would take her on the adventure of a lifetime.

Stepping into her true purpose she recognized that students longed for the same deep transformation in their lives.  Her studios and teaching philosophy are guided by the values of the time-honored wisdom teachings of the yoga tradition.

Led by masters such as the late Georg Feurerstein, of the Traditional School of Yoga and world-renowned yoga and meditation teacher Rod Stryker she is a student for life. Having studied Tantra, Vinyasa Krama, and Iyengar yoga, she brings a multi-disciplinary approach to her teaching.

My vision is clear she says:  “I believe in the power of yoga to transform lives and inspire students to awaken their soul’s calling”.

Dates, Times & Location

Shanti Yin Yoga Teacher Training

Dates TBD

Shanti Yoga Dartmouth

Investment Details

Regular Students: $895+hst ($950+hst after TBD)

YTT Students: $895+hst

$300 deposit is due at the time of acceptance. Full payment due by TBD.


Fee & Refund Details

  • Deposit is not refundable.
  • Refunds are available up to 30 days prior to the beginning of training.
  • Full payment is due 30 days before training begins.
  • If you withdraw from the yin yoga teacher training program your $300+hst can be used for a future training.

Payment Methods

Cash, Cheque, Money Order, Visa, MasterCard or Debit.

Payment plans available upon request.  Contact info@shantihotyoga.ca