50-Hour Yin Anatomy Teacher Training, with José de Groot

Deepen your understanding of Yin yoga and anatomy, and get a solid foundation for teaching Yin yoga classes.
Study at your own pace. Anywhere. Anytime.



50-hour online course

Unlimited access for flexible study

One-to-one session with José

Quarterly Live Q&A group sessions


  • 50-hour course 
  • Unlimited course access
  • Printable manual (110 pages)
  • 9 downloadable resources
  • Practical quizzes and assignments
  • Quarterly live Q&A group sessions
  • 30 min one-to-one session with José
  • Eligible for 50 CEUs with Yoga Alliance

Understand the influence that anatomy has on Yin yoga

Delve into the intricacies of your muscles, fascia, joints and skeleton, and how they influence the way you move in your Yin practice.

Learn to teach customised Yin yoga classes

Learn how to assess your students and teach safe and non-injurious classes in accordance with your students’ needs and possibilities.

Discover the holistic benefits and effects of Yin poses

Learn how to how to stimulate the specific areas of your body that you want to target by practicing Yin poses functionally.

Course curriculum

Techniques, training & practice

  • Deeper understanding of your body

  • Practicing Yin yoga safely

  • Personalised adjustments and modifications for Yin yoga poses

  • Practicing pranayama

  • Personalising and deepening your Yin yoga practice

  • Do's and Don'ts of Yin yoga



Teaching methodology

  • Teaching and adjusting 20 Yin poses

  • Functional grouping of 20 poses and variations

  • Functional alignment

  • Instructions, benefits and contraindications for the 20 poses

  • Assessing joint restriction

  • Functional adjustments and modifications

  • Usage of props

  • Sequencing

  • Teaching pranayama


Anatomy & physiology

  • 14 skeletal segments
  • 9 myofascial muscle groups and 39 Muscles
  • Joints and movements
  • Connective tissues
  • Fascia
  • Tension and compression

Yoga philosophy, lifestyle & ethics

  • Teaching responsibilities
  • Yin & Yang





Yoga Alliance certification

With a 50-hour certificate you can start teaching Yin yoga. You can use this training to add hours to your continuous educational hours (YACEP) at Yoga Alliance. This course is also accredited by Yoga Alliance.
For a complete 200-hour accredited certification, you can join one of José's 200-hour Yin Yoga Teacher Trainings.

Meet your teacher:

José de Groot

This online course is designed and taught by José de Groot (E-RYT 500 & YACEP)

José specialises in teaching Yin Yoga and Anatomy Teacher Trainings, and has been doing so since 2007. Her passion for teaching functional, intelligent and holistic yoga is fueled by her own continued study and practice in functional anatomy, Yin and Yang yoga, Chinese medicine, philosophy, psychology, and her own personal growth. She has taught over 4500 public yoga classes, and facilitated 30 Yoga Teacher Trainings across Europe.


Functional anatomy for safe, non-injurious yoga
Driven by her understanding of skeletal variation, as taught by Paul Grilley, José integrates functional anatomy in all her teachings to inspire yogis to adapt their Yin & Yang yoga practice to suit their bodies, in order for it to be beneficial, safe and non-injurious.

Holistic teachings
In her classes, workshops, retreats and trainings, José blends yoga, meditation, pranayama, philosophy, psychology and Chinese medicine. Her in-depth knowledge and open-minded, personalised way of teaching gives you the opportunity to experience and explore all that you are to the fullest.

A committed student of Yin yoga
José is a committed student of Yin yoga pioneer, Paul Grilley, and is among the first generation of Yoga teachers to be trained by him. Having completed several of his Yin Yoga Teacher Trainings (550hYA), José has been given Paul's teaching material so that she may pass on his Yin yoga teachings. José has also studied with Sarah Powers and T.K.V. Desikachar.



"The 50-hour training was very good. I chose it specifically because I wanted to go a lot deeper into anatomy. José's methods are very inspiring. Combining theory and practical application made aspects that are more complex clearer, easier to grasp, and a lot more accessible."


"This training was a great experience. I'm a Vinyasa teacher who has now developed an interest in Yin. This course provides the key foundation from which to build up, starting with the bones, muscles, ligaments and fascia, and gradually unfolding into a pose. It's given me renewed energy for my own practice and for moving into teaching Yin."


"I found it very interesting to see that not one pose is the same for every person, that everyone has a different variation that will lead them all to feeling the same target area. José is a very good teacher. Her demonstrations and getting us all to practice ourselves was very useful. Realising that everyone is different and unique and how to accommodate that when teaching is the main lesson I've taken with me from this training."


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