Yin Yoga Master Michelle B.

Check out Michelle’s “Ask a Yoga Teacher” interview and read on for more info about her upcoming Yin Yoga intensive. Michelle is a teacher who inspires deep reflection, honesty and healing in many of her students. Yoga District is honored to host her Yin Yoga intensive starting April 12th.

Yin Yoga offers us the unique opportunity to be still and cultivate awareness in our body. This practice can be exceptionally grounding and beneficial especially during these challenging times when we may be feeling more tension than usual. Through long held grounded postures we get to release stress in the body, increase flexibility and unravel and rewire thought patterns that help us meet life’s difficult moments with grace and mindfulness.

Michelle is a long time Yin master and embodiment guide who will guide her program participants through the physiological, emotional, and energetic principles of Yin Yoga. During this comprehensive three module program you’ll learn the principles of yin yoga, functional anatomy, the meridian theory, and embodiment techniques as applied to Yin Yoga. The training also includes mindfulness teachings including meditation, breathwork, and Tai Chi to create an experience that is unique and inclusive.

This training is eligible for Yoga Alliance approved continuing education requirements. Sign up for one module or register for all three modules before April 12th to save $100! As always, no one is ever turned away for a lack of funds. If you’re interested in a long-term interest-free payment plan, just reach out.

Module 1: The History, Philosophy and Principles of Yin Yoga (25 CE)

This module covers yogic philosophy, the history and principles of Yin yoga, the Meridian theory, and embodiment through Yin. Learn:

  • – The history of Yin yoga, the Yin Yang theory and the three main principles of practice
  • – The meridian pathway system according to ancient Chinese medicine
  • – About chi and why it’s vital to our overall well-being
  • – How to use Yin as a way of meeting life’s challenges with grace and create the space needed to cultivate your well-being




Module 2: Functional Anatomy (15 CE)

This module focuses on the musculoskeletal system and explores how fascia, bones, and muscle effect range of motion. Learn:

  • – The principles of functional anatomy as applied to Yin Yoga
  • – The 20 yin poses, including the 7 archetypes
  • – A wide range of anatomical variations for poses to discover your edge in a safe and nurturing environment
  • – How to release the deep tissue of the body through tension and compression, and increase flexibility and fluidity of the joints





Module 3: The Art of Teaching Yin (10 CE)

This module will help you gain the confidence and inspiration needed to teach Yin to others. Learn:

  • – The art of sequencing
  • – Offering safe modifications and adjustments








No refunds are available. A full tuition credit to your Yoga District account is available for cancellations made at least two weeks before the first lecture date. All training dates and locations are subject to change depending on weather, attendance and life.

The Teachers

The diverse family of DC yoga teachers at Yoga District are dedicated to making yoga accessible to everyone through a huge variety of yoga class types, from vinyasa flow to restorative and beyond. Most Yoga District teachers are graduates of Yoga District’s nationally-attended 200 hour teacher training program. All Yoga District classes focus on coordinating breath with body movement to promote flexibility, strength, and peace of mind. We strongly believe in yoga as therapy, so catch one of our classes whenever you need a healthy dose of self-care.
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The Next Step

The Yoga District 200 and 500 hour teacher training certification programs, registered by the Yoga Alliance are unique in their emphasis on diversity of teaching styles studied, personal attention, and trauma sensitive yoga. It's no coincidence that Yoga District is regularly voted the leading studio in the nation's capital, and that most of its classes are taught by graduates of its training program. As a full time yoga school, small group trainings are led up to eight times a year by a dedicated faculty including Jasmine Chehrazi, contributor to the Harvard Karma Yoga Project teacher training, teacher training faculty at George Washington University, Yoga Alliance Standards Committee Advisory Board Member, Yoga Activist Founder, and Yoga Service Council Advisory Board Member. So take your practice and community involvement to the next level by joining a training. There's a reason why our graduates call the training "transformative."
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