Yin Yoga & Skeletal Variations Workshop + Yin Yoga – The Rebound (4hrs)

With Markus Giess & Karin Sang


Yin Yoga & Skeletal Variations Workshop (5hrs)  – POSTPONED Saturday 25 August 2018  1.00pm – 6.00pm

This workshop is suitable for yoga students and teachers alike

Following international yoga teacher (and fellow Paul Grilley student) Bernie Clark’s long awaited and hotly discussed book “Your Body, Your Yoga”, yoga students and teachers around the world are recognising the limitations (and potential harm) of the “one alignment for all” rule book.

We will discuss skeletal variation, see for ourselves just how different our bone structures really are and in doing so, discover the shortfall of classic alignment rules. When we understand the importance of respecting our own unique bone structure, we can determine our own individual alignment and consequently discover our own very unique yoga asana practice – maximising the benefits and minimising the risk of injury.


  • Skeletal variation
  • Function/aesthetics
  • Compression and tension
  • Analysis of a yoga pose

Skeletal variation tests and practical consequences for yang yoga asanas and assists – such as lotus, shoulder stand, pigeon, down dog, warrior, etc.

We will analyse the following asanas in detail:

  • Lotus position              – external rotation of the hip joint
  • Reclining hero       –  internal rotation of the hip joint
  • Shoulder Stand            – neck, shoulder, collarbone and shoulder blade

We will discuss the following issues:

  • What restrictions does my individual bone structure impose on me?
  • How different is it from other people’s bone structure?
  • Will I or my students ever manage to get into the lotus position or achieve a “perfect” pigeon, etc?
  • Where are the areas of compression and tension within my individual bone structure? How do I deal with it?
  • How can I stretch and stimulate the tissues, when compression is constricting me?
  • What is the physical function of a yoga pose?


Free Info Talk – RYS200 Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training –  POSTPONED Saturday 25 August 2018  6.15pm – 6.45pm

Optional: We are thrilled to be once again hosting Yin Therapy teachers Markus Giess and Karin Sang 1 – 6 March 2019 for the first 50hr module of their RYT200  Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training course.

This free info talk is a wonderful opportunity for yoga students and teachers alike to meet Markus and Karin in person and to hear more about Yin Therapy’s Yoga Alliance certified 200hr Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training course. There will also be time for discussion and to answer any questions you may have regarding the training.

More information about the Teacher Training

Yin Yoga – The Rebound (4hrs) –  POSTPONED Sunday 26 August 2018  12.00pm – 4.00pm

The journey from the gross to the subtle body.

“When someone asks me, what is so special about Yin Yoga, I reply – with each yoga asana practice, we have the privilege of experiencing an inner journey from the gross to the subtle body and through this, insight arises out of the practice. The wonder and healing unfolds during the rebound.” Markus Giess

Experience and enjoy the journey inwards.
We will stimulate the energy of your body through the mind, the breath, the voice (vibration) and with the body.

In the rebound, we will experience the gentle, undulating to the strong and powerful electrical stimulation of the chakra and meridian systems, which has a powerful effect on the physical, emotional, energetic and mental planes. A potent experience that you will not easily forget.


  • Chakra Pranayama Meditation – Rebound – feel, see, hear
  • Bija Mantras – Rebound – feel, see, hear
  • Yin Yoga Asana Practice – Rebound –  feel, see, hear
  • Silent Meditation


Saturday workshop only                 $100

Sunday workshop only                    $80

Both workshops                               $150

For more detailed information about the workshop, please go to: http://www.yintherapy.com

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Yin Therapy co-founders Markus Giess (E-RYT500) and Karin Sang (RYT500) are international yoga teachers having first trained with Power Yoga founder Bryan Kest and then extensively with Yin Yoga founder Paul Grilley, with whom Markus also assists. Both Markus and Karin have also completed an intensive Yin/Yang & Meditation Teacher Training with Insight Yoga founder Sarah Powers. Karin also studied at Contemporary Yoga Centre to train as a Restorative Yoga teacher.

They are both former professional musical theatre performers having led parallel lives dancing and singing for over 16 years on stages throughout Germany, England and Switzerland.  Markus is also an advanced certified Traditional Thai Masseur and trainer, Reiki Master and meditation teacher.

Markus and Karin are known for their unique style of shedding light on the yin side of yoga, their undogmatic style of teaching and using their many years of both performing and teaching experience to make learning anatomy entertaining, humorous and enlightening. They are passionate in sharing their love of the profound practice of Yin Yoga – quietening the mind, connecting with our inner world, to uncover our true essence. 

Yin Therapy specialises in offering a 200hr Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teaching Training course (RYT200), workshops and retreats in Europe and Australasia.  To find out more about Yin Therapy, please visit: http://www.yintherapy.com

The hours from both workshops may be counted towards Continuing Education with Yoga Alliance for registered teachers.


Date: POSTPONED Sat & Sun 25-26 August

Time: Sat 1-6pm; 6.15pm – 6.45pm; Sun 12-4pm

Location: Centre for Higher Self

Teachers: Markus Giess and Karin Sang


Saturday workshop only                 $100

Sunday workshop only                    $80

Both workshops                               $150