Yin Yoga and Meridians Teacher Training, with José de Groot

Learn the energetic aspects of Yin Yoga and initiate profound physical, emotional and mental shifts in you and your students.



Unlimited access for flexible study

30-hour online course

One-to-one session with José

Quarterly Live Q&A group sessions



  • 30-hour course
  • Unlimited course access
  • Printable manual (120 pages)
  • Practical quizzes and assignments
  • Discussion groups in comments
  • 30 min one-to-one session with José
  • Eligible for 30 CEUs with Yoga Alliance


The Five Elements

Learn the Five Elements, which form the basis of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and how to use them in your Yin yoga practice for health and overall wellbeing.

Meridian Theory

Learn the Meridian Theory, the Meridian pathways and how to approach your Yin yoga practice functionally to harmonize and optimise the flow of Chi.

Upper Body Yin Poses

Explore the bones, joints and muscles of the upper body and learn Yin yoga poses to specifically release these muscles and target upper body meridians.

Course curriculum

Different Expressions of Chi:

  • What is Chi, Yin & Yang theory?
  • The Daoist view of Life
  • Relationship between the Daoist vision and Patanjali’s Sutras


  • The 5 Elements of Traditional Chinese Medicine: Metal, Earth, Fire, Water, Wood
  • Emotions and functions in the body linked to each Element
  • Causes, symptoms of unbalance and ways to harmonize each Element


  • Twelve major Meridians

  • Different types of Meridians

  • Link between Elements, Meridians, Organs and Emotions

  • Palpating and tapping meridians

Upper Body Yin Poses:

  • The Anatomy of the Shoulder: bones, joints muscles and biomechanics
  • Posture analysis and joint restriction tests
  • Yin yoga poses for the upper body


Fascia and Connective Tissue:

  • Four main body tissue types
  • Types of Connective Tissue
  • Types of Fascia and their functions
  • The structure of Fascia, the cells and their matrix
  • Relation between Fascia, Yin yoga and Meridian Theory


Yin Yoga - Practicing and Teaching:

  • Sequencing classes to target specific meridians and harmonize elemental energies for physical, mental and emotional wellbeing
  • Yin yoga poses to target each Meridian and Element
  • Five types of Pranayama 
  • Adjusting functionally to target meridians and muscles

Additional Information

A full outline of the topics covered in this course and the key differences between both our Yin Yoga Teacher Trainings

Yoga Alliance certification

Yin Yoga and Meridians Teacher Training with José de Groot is eligible for 30 Continuing Education Credits with Yoga Alliance.

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 fuelled by her own continued study and practice in functional anatomy, Yin and Yang yoga, Traditional Chinese Medicine, philosophy and psychology.


"In this course, José introduces Yin yoga's upper body poses with insightful anatomy knowledge and functional adjustments for different bodies, along with a fascinating exploration of the energetic aspects of Yin poses. She uses Traditional Chinese Medicine as a map to explain why, where, what and how Yin Yoga is related to these aspects. This course is for curious students and teachers alike who want to explore more than just the physical body. Jose's teaching is very clear and this training will leave you feeling inspired and energised. "


"This course is a great introduction to Chinese medicine and its correlation to Yin yoga. José has a profound knowledge of fascia, Chinese medicine and anatomy, through which she gave me the tools to create my own unique practice; one that supports and accommodates my needs. This went beyond 'pure' anatomy - I learned how to adapt my practice to life in this ever-changing world. I would recommend this course to everyone who wants to learn more about chi and Chinese medicine and how to apply these to your Yin yoga practice or teaching."


"I loved this training. José is a skillful teacher and uses different approaches - including chants and dances - to help you learn complex information in a playful and enjoyable way. I recommend the course to anyone looking for inspiration, new insights and who would like to go deeper - not only into Yin yoga, but also into Chinese Medicine. It is beautiful to see the connection between body, mind and emotions and to understand that everything that exists externally also exists internally. The course gave me a more in-depth understanding about 'nature' in general but also about my own personal nature - my emotions, thoughts, inner healing and processes."


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