Yin Meridian Therapy Teacher Training 2021

Each module is 30 hours for a total of 60 hours
Led in english with Michael Johnson
Covering yin postures, joint release, meridian sequencing,
Myofascial release.
Up coming dates not available Yet!
Prana Yoga Studio, Vienna Austria

The Yin Yoga Meridian 30 hour therapy training Level 1

About us

As a senior teacher in Therapeutic Yoga Michael  brings 2 decades of Therapeutic yoga, Bodywork, Shiatsu and Myofascial release to his teaching and a firm  background in Yin Yoga from Viktor Chang and  Myofascial release fromTom Myers.

About the course

Level 1- Our goal is to focus on learning the basic 20 plus poses with a focus on the lower body and  focusing on the Gall Bladder, Stomach and Urinary Bladder and Liver meridians. Creating sequences in line with the these elements and the therapeutic use of the poses to balance the individual meridians thus releasing tension and restoring  the flow of energy through the meridians and in the overall body.

Level 2  e continue with 5 more additional Yin poses. Our goal is the upper body with the sequencing and poses focus on The arms , shoulders and neck. Students learn the corresponding sequences for the Heart, Lungs, Large and Small intestine, Triple Heater. Participants also learn several Myofascial release techniques using balls and body-weight to release restrictions in the fascia and Fascia yoga techniques to enhance the re education of the body. Students learn how to use the TCM colours sounds and emotions of the Meridians. as well as joint release and Tapping the meridians to enhance the Yin Practice

Level 1 and 2 give you the  teacher or practitioner a very comprehensive set of tools and understanding to be a effective knowledgeable teacher of the Yin Yoga Practice.

Yin brings the qualities of patience, awareness, clarity and spaciousness to the practitioner. The space we create in the body manifests as space created in the mind. This connected mirroring is essentially the foundation principle of yoga, everything is connected. For all those looking  for an effective reboot back to being calm and relaxed, this a great training.

200 hour teacher training is helpful but i do make exceptions as the material is unique.

Valid Yoga Alliance continuing eductaion Certificates wil be issued after succesful completion of the training.


Prana Yoga Vienna  Mariahilfer Straße 82, 1070 Vienna

Vibrantly Alive Yoga currently runs independent Yoga trainings that are hosted at the Yoga teachers  non-profit cooperative Prana Yoga here in Vienna.

Price: 495 euro     early bird discount until 60 days before training 450 euro

Both tradings as a package 800 euro

Daily Teaching Schedule

* Please eat breakfast before you arrive

0800-1000 lecture, theory


1020-1300  4-5  pose overview, yin practice

Lunch 1 hour

1400-1730 ish-  Lecture and or sequencing ,4- 5 pose overview and Yin practice

The topics covered are below in the discription

teas and water are complimentary, manuals will be given out on the Morning of Day 1

Maximum amount of students 10

To Apply.

Please send me an email.  Name, Age  Country, Experience in Yoga and what you wish to get out of the Training. after being accepted plase pay by bank transfer to complete your booking.

Booking the training.
Michael Johnson Bank Austria
Iban:  AT511200010026804574  Bic: BKAUATWW
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Yin as Yoga Therapy


    30-Hour Teacher Training

    with Michael & Birgit Johnson                                                                        


  • Yin Yoga is a powerful therapeutic practice for body and mind complementing and

    counterbalancing greatly other yang practices such as Power and Vinyasa Yoga

    styles. It is a quiet and simple practice, but not necessarily an easy one. Yin Yoga

    works deeply into our body. Long and steady holds target at our deepest tissues

    of the body, such as ligaments, joints, bones, and the deep fascia networks of

    the body rather than at the muscles. Yin Yoga releases deep tensions, improves

    the energy flow, enhances the energy in the organs and provides us with vitality,

    flexibility and focus.

    This training is a comprehensive education in the practice of therapeutic Yin

    Yoga, providing students with in-depth knowledge of the human body and mind.

    Ranging from a bio mechanical perspective to a subtle energetic approach.

    In this 30-Hour Course, you will learn fundamental Yin poses and its variations also     the effects of the Yin poses from physiologic, anatomic, energetic, emotional, mental, and therapeutic perspectives

  •  functional anatomy & physiology applied to Yin Yoga (fascia system,

    fascia lines & spiral loops, skeletal ranges of movement and the

    nervous system)

     the basics of traditional Chinese medicine and 5 Element Theory and how

    to balance the energy flow in specific meridians to improve your physical,

    emotional and mental health

     how to embody the Yin quality in your life, opening up to surrendering,

    stillness and self-love

     how to modify the practice to make it safe for different types of


     how to use props to adapt the challenge of each pose to different needs

     how to deepen your the Yin practice and teaching with meditation

    techniques and breathing practices

What do our students have to say;
Stephanie Z

YIN Level I

  • Perfect kombi of personal experience and knowledge transfer

  • High amount of lectures (not too much, but definitely more than in level II): what is yin, 5 elements, fascia/superficial lines, effects on central nervous system plus and learning to teach the poses; Therefore for me at the edge of what I can absorb -  but still ok. Definitely a lot to digest – also in a cognitive way

  • Small group create high level of trust and openness – Teacher fostered that openness as well

  • Intense experience of all the poses – not only on paper and in theory – great!

  • Enables you in a perfect way to go out and teach yin yoga classes immediately

  • Personal learnings:

    • Improved my breathing techniques through practice a lot – I use calming and balancing pranayama in a more conscious way during Hatha and Yin practice and during meditation 

    • Gained a lot of experience and positive feedback that I can endure discomfort easily.. also in uncomfy poses, this “success” helps me in daily life as well

    • Integrated yin poses in my personal practice – and can focus on organs/meridians


YIN Level II

  • Higher amount of personal practice and additional elements (e.g. Osho and yoga nidra)

  • Not soooo much lectures (compared to level I) but the content is even more intense and a real game changer!

  • Not so much about teaching the classes (just a bit incl sequencing – liked it) – but experiences enables group to teach them any how

  • Perfect group size (not bigger!!) – again a high level of openness, compassion and trust; practicing and making the experiences felt really safe

  • Flow of the 3 days was perfect – intensity increased constantly and led to the experience of day 3

  • Personal learnings:

    • Best invested 3 days ever ever ever

    • During practice: body spoke to me very clearly, where I have blocks and stuck emotions.  I was not aware of them in my mind – emotions and feeling correlated to the organ/meridian are THE personal assessment tool that you just can`t ignore

    • No coaching or self-reflection / mental self-assessment could ever be such an eye opener

    • Personal exchange with you accelerated it even more (you ask bloody good questions)

    • Process of getting access to my body, mind and soul climaxed in a feeling that I really got rid of deep (and suppressed or ignored) stuff. Totally reached a new level of energy flow, lightness, confidence and balance


To summarize it:

Level I is about to get you out there as a yin teacher and improve your own practice

Level II is about bringing yourself to a next level in your personal and spiritual journey