with Markus Henning Giess & Karin Michelle Sang


Date:  2-7 March 2019, 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 30 November 2018)

We are offering a free info talk about this training on Saturday 9 February from 1-1.30pm at Centre for Higher Self so if you would like more information please come along and talk to us.

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 ISBN 1935952501

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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Yin Therapy co-founders and international yoga teachers Markus Giess and Karin Sang have completed several yoga teacher trainings with their primary teachers,Yin Yoga teachers and mentors Paul & Suzee Grilley, with whom Markus also assists, Insight Yoga founder Sarah Powers and Power Yoga founder Bryan Kest.  Karin has also completed a Restorative Yoga teacher training with Karla Brodie and Neal Ghoshal. 

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
1 – 3 months before the training – 50% refund
0 – 1 month before the training – no refund