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Yoga Teacher Training – Yin Yoga


For open-minded, curious yoga teachers and students

Have you ever wondered if there’s a better way to teach yoga, one that doesn’t involve putting your students into uncomfortable, unsustainable postures?

Maybe you’ve considered teacher training, but it’s been hard to find like-minded, compassionate and curious people and an inclusive space to learn.

Would you love to arm yourself with new skills, but also build connections, exchange ideas and ask questions in an intimate environment, not be just one of many in a crowded course?

Discover Yin yoga teacher training with Leonie Lockwood

The course includes 40 hours of in person learning, 15 hours of online content, 2 hours livestream sessions,  3 hours of homework for a 60-hour certification.  In a small, intimate group of no more than 10 students, you’ll have every question answered and a chance to build skills and community with peers.

This training is for yoga teachers (part-time, new and mature teachers all welcome). 

Inclusive and open-minded

Yin yoga is for everybody and for every body type. A flexible mindset is more important than being physically flexible. This is what makes a Yin yoga practice sustainable in the long-term.

Compassionate and curious

By understanding functional anatomy, and the philosophy of Yin yoga, you’ll unlock a new way of instructing, that respects the abilities and limitations of your students and keeps them returning to their mat.

Flexible delivery

Mostly pre-recorded content with weekly live-stream sessions, you’ll stay connected to your fellow students, engage in great discussions and stay on track with your learning.  

Please note: The livestream components of this course are held at set times and will not be recorded. 100% attendance is required for certification.

Enrolment closes: 

Leonie has a wealth of knowledge an innate understanding of the vastness of Yin yoga. She has given me all the tools I need, as well as an understanding of the complexities and subtleties of this practice on all its levels – physical, mental, emotional, energetic. I am very grateful to have had this training and learning.
Michelle Haber

Meet Leonie Lockwood

I began offering Yin yoga training because I felt teachers needed a better understanding of our individual anatomy and how that affects our ability to ‘do’ poses. I’d seen so many students come to classes, be adjusted by teachers, but unable to maintain the adjusted shape. They wouldn’t return to yoga because they thought they were too inflexible. Something was missing.

Qualifications & experience
• 10+ years of yoga teaching experience
• 17+ years of yoga practice
• 550 hours of Yin yoga study with Yin Yoga founder Paul Grilley
• Participation in 1000+ hours of yoga training
• 2000+ hours of class, workshop and training instruction
• National qualifications in remedial massage, clinical Pilates, meditation, and training and assessment.

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What can I expect from Yin yoga teacher training?

Yin yoga teacher training with Leonie will help you find your voice

Through these supportive, encouraging and comprehensive trainings, you’ll also develop confidence in your own body, and in the unique bodies of others, to enhance your teaching. As you nourish and release your body, you may notice less tension, increased energy, and a calmer mind.

With three trainings on offer, you design your learning pathway. 

Yin Yoga Package

The complete Yin Yoga package (30 hours)

Yin Yoga Fundamentals

History, philosophy & functional anatomy of Yin yoga (10hrs)

Yin Yoga & TCM

Explore Qi, Yin/Yang theory, 12 sinew meridians, 5 Element theory & Horary clock (8 hours)

Teaching Methodology

Communication, sequencing & theming Yin yoga classes


How many hours is the course?

The course runs for 60 hours. This includes 40 hours of in-person learning, 2-hour live stream session and approximately 18 hours of online content.

10 hours of online content must be completed prior to in person learning dates.

When does enrolment close?

Enrolment’s close one month prior to the first in person date, so that approximately 10 hours of the online content can be partially completed before this date.

When does the course start & finish?

Stay tuned, dates for 2022 will be released shortly.


Why is the course 60 hours?

Whilst Yin yoga may seem like a simple practice, there are many components that go into teaching an effective Yin yoga class. To thoroughly cover these topics and give students the time to apply their knowledge in practical teaching sessions, an additional 10 hours has been added. These additional hours give students the space to workshop and test concepts and practices that comprise a well rounded Yin yoga class.

Why is the majority of the course in person?

The in person training format offers great opportunities for observation of a discussion of Yin concepts and teaching strategies with Leonie and other students. With intake limited to 10 students, your voice will be heard in the group. Should Covid-19 impact face to face learning, the course will move to livestream on the same dates.

How do we learn about Traditional Chinese Medicine?

The online, pre-recorded component of this course includes 5 hours of Traditional Chinese Medicine. In addition, we will be joined by a guest lecturer of Traditional Chinese Medicine for an in person session.

Will the livestream component be recorded?

The 2 hours of livestream material will not be recorded as attendance is essential at all sessions.

Will I receive a certificate?

Yes, you’ll receive a certificate once you’ve completed the course including all assignments, quizzes, practical teaching assessments and exams.

Leonie is a registered continuing education provider (YACEP) with Yoga Alliance International (USA).

The training can also be used for annual continuing education points with Yoga Australia but cannot be used if you are wanting to move to another grading level with Yoga Australia.

How long do I have for assessments?

All assessments must be completed by the designated finishing date of the course

I'm not a yoga teacher. Can I do this course?

Absolutely. Keen Yin yoga students with a minimum of 12 months’ practice will be warmly welcomed into this course. Bodyworkers, alternative health practitioners are also welcome. You’ll be guided through the theoretical and practical components step by step. Please contact to confirm your eligibility prior to enrolling.

Will I be a qualified yoga teacher after this course?

No. There are no official regulations worldwide for yoga teacher qualifications. However, many yoga studios and insurance providers require teachers to have a minimum of 200 hours of yoga teacher training. Check the rules in your country prior to purchase. This training is offered both as continuing education for yoga teachers and for yoga students with a passion for Yin yoga.

Will I have one-on-one time with the teacher?

In addition to ongoing support and in class discussion throughout the training, each student receives 15 minutes one on one time via Zoom at the end of the course with Leonie to clarify any outstanding questions they may have.

Do you offer payment plans?

Payment plans are offered in 3 instalments. All payment plans must be completed 2 weeks prior to the first in person attendance date.

Payment plans at early bird rate must be completed by close of early bird.

Payments, Cancellations & Refunds

Covid-19 is part of the scene now. Should we be unable to deliver the in person component of the course, either in a studio or via livestream, you will be offered a refund if you have not commenced the pre-recorded online component of the course.

Be sure to read the comprehensive Terms and Conditions at the checkout, prior to purchase. There is no refund for change of mind.

Contact if you require a payment plans.

“Engaging, informative, thorough, revolutionary. Amazing great community atmosphere.
Let me know of Yin Level 2.”

Katherine Donato

Yin yoga teacher training modules

Connect with Leonie

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Grow in strength, connection and love

Connect with Leonie

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M | 0419 133 948


Grow in strength, connection and love